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Mankato City Center Hotel
Ranked #11 of 16 Hotels in Mankato
Reviewed August 14, 2009

Checked in hours early free of charge and was able to get a smoking room! Hotel is just starting to show its age but it was VERY clean and the staff was the MOST HELPFUL and professional group of people I have encountered at any hotel. The location was perfect, walked everywhere even though parking was free. The microwave in the room was perfect for late night snacks when all the restaurants in town were closed. No fridge so bring a cooler! We didn't use any hotel services (pool, room service, happy hour lounge) so I can't comment on that. But I have to admit I left a small stash of cash in the room (no safe) and forgot it when I checked out and I received it in the mail the very next day. I was very impressed with how they handled that situation because in these tough economic times, I can imagine how easy it would have been to pocket that money. I have forgotten things (and some of lesser value) in hotels before and never had them returned or the issue resolved, so this was a great relief / surprise! Even if the money hadn't been returned to me, it still would have been a GREAT stay because I had no one to blame for my mistake, except for myself. Having a safe in the room would have helped though! Will definitely be back the next time I'm in Mankato!! Not a cpmplaint about this stay, probably the best overall hotel experience I've ever had and I use to work for one!

  • Stayed: August 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 18, 2009

This hotel is in desperate need of a remodel. The rooms and common areas were worn. I had a room that had a window to the hotel pool area and it was very loud for a few hours as a birthday party was going on. Luckily it was quite after the party ended. The fitness eqipment was adequate but the room could use some updating. The beds weren't too comfortable and I didnt feel that the room was very clean. In one of the beds there seemed to be nail clippings. Yuck. The room was pretty cheap but even for the low price, I wouldn't stay there again. I must mention thought that the staff was very friendly and helpful and really went above and beyond.

  • Stayed: May 2009, traveled on business
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mwilmes, Manager at Mankato City Center Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded January 29, 2010

We listen to our guests and thank you for your comments. It gives us an opportunity to improve our product, which is exactly what we've done. We recently completed a $1.3 million guestroom remodel in preparation for our name change from Holiday Inn to the Mankato City Center Hotel which occurred on October 1, 2010. We hope you'll come back and see the improvements we've made or check them out on our website.

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Reviewed May 10, 2009

Hotel did a nice job with check in and out with a large group of people coming in at once. Rooms were ready early, front desk handled special requests well, parking easy.
Nice place to stay with great access to the Alltel center.

  • Stayed: May 2009
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Reviewed April 2, 2009

This is an older hotel that has been somewhat remodeled. The carpet and furnishings were new but that was it. The hallways were very smelly. There is no continental breakfast at this hotel. The bathroom had no tub, just a very small, not very nice shower. I traveled on government business and they would not tax exempt my bill. There is a brand new Hilton Garden Inn down the road that I will be staying at the next time I visit Mankato.

  • Stayed: April 2009, traveled on business
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Reviewed September 29, 2007

We stayed at the Holiday Inn, Mankato in September 2007. We have stayed here before, but that was 19 years ago, on our wedding night!
It is a nice hotel. It is clean and well run. My only real complaint is that there were not enough electrical outlets for todays traveler. The desk area had only one extra outlet, which is not nearly enough for a laptop, two cell phone rechargers, and camera battery recharger. (We had to use the bathroom outlets) The electric outlet by the desk was also somewhat damaged. It was not secure in the wall, so that when you plugged something in, it moved. This caused me to worry about an electrical short. We encountered no "real" electrical problems though, and overall we had an enjoyable stay. The guest washer and dryer were older, but worked just fine. Parking was convenient and easy. This is a very nice hotel, but some updating to todays electrical needs would make it even better.

  • Stayed: September 2007, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 13, 2007

I selected this hotel based on other traveler reviews and was disappointed. It's an older Holiday Inn and is in need of an update. While there was nothing actually wrong with the hotel - and it wasn't dirty or smelly, the cardinal sins of hotels in my opinion - the carpets were worn and stained, the walls were banged up and the bathroom was dated. In addition, my room faced the central meeting space, and the noise from an event setup continued until 11:00 at night and began again before 8:00 in the morning.

  • Stayed: September 2007, traveled on business
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Reviewed July 19, 2007

I was looking for a comfortable, 2-day getaway from the "Cities" with a nice poolside room that would allow a kitty - this place was perfect!
The pool area and whirlpool are very nice.
The parking ramp was free and easily accessible from the hotel. Nice fitness center. I arrived early and the front desk person was very accommodating.
Only thing missing was a free continental breakfast area.

  • Stayed: July 2007, traveled solo
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Additional Information about Mankato City Center Hotel

Address: 101 E Main St, Mankato, MN 56001-3502 (Formerly Holiday Inn)
Location: United States > Minnesota > Mankato
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #11 of 16 Hotels in Mankato
Price Range: $87 - $118 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Mankato City Center Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 150
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Mankato City Center Hotel has a rich history in the downtown community and is the perfect choice when visiting Greater Mankato. Our award-winning Mankato hotel and its staff is committed to your total satisfaction. The Mankato City Center Hotel in Downtown Mankato has a large banquet & meeting facility with seating for up to 500 guests. Our hotel also features 10,000 square feet of flexible meeting and exhibit space, with the ability to accommodate up to six separate meeting rooms. Within our Mankato Hotel, guests will find the 101 Main Restaurant, a locally-owned restaurant. Also visit the Blazer Lounge, which offers a full bar with 30 varieties of beer and a fine selection of wines. Our hotel in Mankato has 150 sleeping rooms featuring complimentary high speed Internet. We also offer a business center in the lobby and complimentary City-Side continental breakfast available every morning. The indoor recreation area features a large swimming pool, whirlpool and fitness center with a wide variety of exercise equipment. ... more   less 
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Mankato City Hotel Mankato
Holiday Inn Mankato
Mankato Holiday Inn

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