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Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites St. Paul NE - Lake Elmo
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Lake Elmo
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Reviewed December 9, 2013

Stayed at this location for business in the Minneapolis area. The facility is in excellent shape and is located in a quiet area. It has a huge indoor pool area that would be great to help the kids blow off some energy before going to bed. There is a great resturant attached to the hotel, and many great food choices are within minutes of your room. I will certainly stay here again.

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled on business
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mfrenchhoari, Manager at Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites St. Paul NE - Lake Elmo, responded to this reviewResponded December 14, 2013

Thank you very much for your wonderful words about our property. Please come back and be our guest any time.

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Reviewed September 1, 2013

Stayed for a weekend trip; full-family. The rooms are smallish but clean with modern "contemporary" details like dark woods, upscale bedcoverings...

The mattresses aren't upscale; if you're used to a Westin or Kimpton property, they're not all-that. But, good.

This HI was attached to a "Machine Shed" restaurant. It's good, not great; food is heavy buffet-type fare. Long on calories, short on quality/taste. Comfort food.

The pool area was very nice! Expansive; short pool but very well maintained.

Coffee in the lobby was good, too.

We did have a chance to check room service; ordered more towels and waited...maybe...three minutes. That's a record! WTG!

Recommended.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 21, 2013

My husband and I spent two nights here so we would be centrally located for the Nature Valley Grand Prix bike race. We had a king room, room was spacious and classy. The bathroom was huge! Pool area is great. Lots of shopping and restaurants near hotel. Plan to stay again next year!

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 15, 2013

This hotel was converted from a private label property in the recent past. It is well kept and provides a good environment for recharging after a long day and I imagine would be good for visiting families with the interior swimming pool and whirlpool. There is a restaurant/bar attached to the hotel which is convenient, but it seems to stop serving food early than most and closes overall at 11PM which I think is early.

A block off of 94 - a mile east of 494/694 so it provides good access to the local areas around and can easily support business visits North/South of 94 on the 494/694 loop.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed May 25, 2013

Not bad. Nice room/bath floorplan, good storage, in-room coffee, updated bedding and decor.
Minor complaints only: big glob/smear of dust on the desk, water stains in bathroom not all wiped down. Otherwise, great.
Cable TV system is horrible, like most are (and have been for 10 years-why can't they buy into new technology?). So used to a "guide" feature, where you can scan thru all channels and actually see what's on, rather than flipping, channel-by-channel. This old system is time-consuming, when you may only want to watch for 20 minutes prior to retiring.
Commons areas nice, everything pretty clean. Conventient Machine Shed restaurant for our meetings.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed April 25, 2013

Our family of four stayed here for one evening and found it it to be a step above many recent Holiday Inn experiences. Front staff was friendly, nice pool and hot tub and it was convenient to many restaurants. Room was clean, quiet and comfortable. Overall, a good choice for what we needed without all of the bells and whistles.

  • Stayed: April 2013
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Reviewed April 11, 2013

Definitely not what I expected when I discovered I'd be staying in the Holiday Inn on a recent business trip. Not that there is anything wrong with the brand, you just don't expect it to have so much character and dare I say style. My room was quite large and very comfortable. Everything looked brand new and was exceptionally clean. The staff was friendly and competent. I can't say a single bad thing about this property.
If you are planning a meeting here your attendees will be more than happy with their rooms and the meeting space is very interesting. Definitely not the typical boring ballroom...lots of windows and lots of light.
If you are a business traveler you cannot go wrong here. It's not far from the airport, about 1/2 hour drive? If you're at all health conscious you'll want to skip eating at the shed as everything seems to be beige and fried (but good)...there's a shopping plaza across the street that has other options where you might have better luck with variety.

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  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled on business
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Additional Information about Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites St. Paul NE - Lake Elmo

Address: 8511 Hudson Blvd N, Lake Elmo, MN 55042-8702 (Formerly Wildwood Lodge)
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Location: United States > Minnesota > Lake Elmo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Lake Elmo
Price Range: $104 - $171 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites St. Paul NE - Lake Elmo 3*
Number of rooms: 99
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Stay just 10 minutes from downtown St. Paul at the Holiday Inn and Suites - St. Paul, Lake Elmo. Recently renovated, this property offers a welcoming decor and modern furnishings. Located conveniently close to downtown St. Paul, we are within minutes to the 3M Headquarters, Bremer Financial, Andersen Windows, Target, and Hartford Insurance/Woodbury Financial. We are also close to great shopping and dining in Woodbury, and the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul. Enjoy our amenities such a complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the property, our 24-hour business center, new redesigned fitness center, large indoor pool and spa, and the award winning Machine Shed Restaurant. Our elegantly appointed guest rooms and suites are perfect for the busy business traveler or a family traveling to the St.Paul/Minneapolis area. With over 6,000 square feet of event space, Holiday Inn & Suites Lake Elmo offers the perfect space for corporate events, business meetings, weddings, and various social gatherings. Our unique ballroom, The Pavilion at Lake Elmo, provides guests luxury and comfort with its vaulted ceilings, large windows and wooden beams. Our professional event planning staff and full service catering team are here to make each event a memorable experience. Traveling frequently with Holiday Inn? Ask to sign up for IHG Rewards on your next visit to earn points for your travels! ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Clarion Lake Elmo
Wildwood Hotel Lake Elmo

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