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“Fun For Our Boys”

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Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Maple Grove - Arbor Lakes
Ranked #6 of 8 Hotels in Maple Grove
Minneapolis
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Fun For Our Boys”
Reviewed July 28, 2008

Wanted to do a fun getaway for our boys ( Ages 7 and 10 ) so I saw this hotel last year when we went to Dave and Busters ( across the street ). This hotel is only two years old so I was hoping for something nice. I booked a Kids Suite room which included bunk beds and there own LCD small screen TV and a Playstation2 gaming system. They loved it and rented two games from the front desk. The room overall was very clean and stylish. The room itself was not that roomy, but had nice furniture. The desk area was great for a business traveler and the bed was very comfortable. The bar and restaurant area was classy but not very personable. The restaurant side seemed too open to the front desk area. My wife really liked the interior design of the hotel. The water park area was unique with its Venetian theme and my ten year old enjoyed the water slide, basketball area and climbing area. The lifeguard staff was everywhere and very courteous. Plenty of towels there and a nice snack bar area with many selections. Overall I pleased with the value of the room, but free breakfast is always a plus.

  • Liked — its a new hotel
  • Disliked — parking lot access is a little confusing
  • Stayed July 2008, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 27, 2008

We went there, spur of the moment, the evening before Memorial Day 2008. We didn't travel far, and just went so the kids could play in the waterpark (big hailstorm and rain at home, so we couldn't play outside). We stayed in a "Kid Suite" with bunk beds is a little (closet) room, and a comfortable king sized bed in another. While on the bunk bed, our daughter could peek over the top wall of the little room they were in, and it didn't have a door (although you could hang up a curtain). So don't plan on any "couple time" after the kids are asleep.

We had age 2, 4 1/2, and 8. There was something in the mini-waterpark for each of them. The bigger slides requires child be 48 inches to go down.

It was nice (aren't they all when they're new). It was good for a night or two. I think our children were about done after one evening and one morning at the water park -- and they love water parks.

The breakfast was not great. They didn't do the buffet since I guess there weren't enough people there that weekend... Some of the staff were lacking a bit in the personal hygiene (they may want to provide antiperspirant to staff that work the whole weekend).

Stayed May 2008
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Reviewed May 23, 2008

This is essentially a well run, budget hotel, catering mainly for the business traveller during the week, and families at weekends. It is located in the Arbor Lakes Shopping Centre. Plenty of shops and restaurants within walking distance. "Pittsburgh Blue" is a seriously good restaurant. Best in Maple Grove.

The service is generally high. However, the restaurant staff can be a little slow at times. The rooms are large and well equiped. The fitness room is somewhat small, and limited. There is a pool too however.

Generally, while in business in Maple Grove (4 times a year in my case), I prefer to stay in Minneapolis city centre, Marquette or Marriott. However, if I need to stay in Maple Grove itself (good idea in winter), the Holiday Inn is the best in town.

  • Liked — Near shops and restaurants
  • Stayed January 2008, traveled on business
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Reviewed March 31, 2008

Every staff member we encountered was curtious, professional and showed genuine concern for our comfort and happiness. The rooms are very nice and the waterpark was a blast!!

  • Liked — wonderful staff, waterpark, great rooms
  • Disliked — arcade & waterpark only open on weekends
  • Stayed March 2008, traveled with family
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Property: Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Maple Grove - Arbor Lakes
Address: 11801 Fountains Way, Maple Grove, MN 55369-7203
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Location: United States > Minnesota > Maple Grove
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 8 Hotels in Maple Grove
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Maple Grove - Arbor Lakes 3*
Number of rooms: 136
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Our Maple Grove Hotel in NW Minneapolis! Ideally situated in the heart of the Arbor Lakes Shopping and Entertainment District with easy access to I-94, I-494 and just off I-694, the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites at Arbor Lakes in Maple Grove, MN is a beautiful Venetian-themed hotel that features grand accommodations that put you close to NW Minneapolis' most exciting attractions and businesses. Corporate travelers appreciate our Maple Grove, MN lodgings near major businesses such as Boston Scientific, Target, Cargill, Great River Energy and Medtronic. Over 1,900 square feet of meeting space, a 24-hour business center and free high-speed Internet access are provided to accommodate our guests' professional needs. Guests of our Maple Grove, Minnesota hotel enjoy visiting the Shoppes at Arbor Lakes, the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome, the Mall of America and the Science Museum of Minnesota in nearby St. Paul. Downtown Minneapolis offers plenty of dining, shopping and entertainment options less than 10 miles away. During your stay, we encourage you to take advantage of our hotel's Palazzo restaurant & lounge. An indoor, heated pool & whirlpool and a well-equipped fitness center are provided for your convenience, while our exclusive, indoor Venetian Waterpark is open Friday - Sunday for the best in recreation. As you plan your trip, we invite you to explore our exceptional Maple Grove, MN hotel rates and make your reservations today. ... more   less 
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