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Snelling Motel
Ranked #36 of 49 Hotels in Minneapolis
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Best Blue Line Location!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2014 via mobile

I grew up in the Twin Cities, where my grandmother was the only person I knew to rely solely on public transportation to get around during the week. What a difference the lightrail makes! We've really got it all, now. Great location, pleasant place, nice people: The Snelling Motel, Spring 2014.

Stayed April 2014
Helpful?
2 Thank Kathleen O
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Mpls
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 7, 2014

This place is nothing short of perfect. Went here during one of the most stressful times of my life and got absolutely everything I needed. I'd stay here over the ritz any f* day of the week. Snelling Motel, don't ever change.
Love,
Andy

  • Stayed May 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank Evorp
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Walcott, Iowa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2013

I'm not a fan of the motels where you haul your suitcases through the lobby, then a quarter mile down an interior hallway to your room. And you pay well over $100 a night for the privilege. I prefer the moderately priced motels where the doorway of your room opens onto the parking lot, and your car is just 10 feet away.

That's what I love about the Snelling Motel, 5346 Minnehaha Ave, Minneapolis, Minn. 55417, phone (612) 721-4841. You park right outside your room, and rates are reasonable. We paid a total of $160, tax included, for a recent two-night stay in a comfortable room with one queen-size bed.

I'm sure many of its customers stay at the Snelling because of its proximity to nearby Fort Snelling and a Veterans Administration hospital. But we like it because it's close to some relatives we visit regularly in south Minneapolis.

The Snelling (snellingmotel.8m.com), which appears to been built in the 1940s or so, is well-maintained and clean. There are 32 air-conditioned units, and each has an in-room refrigerator and microwave oven, phone, free Wi-Fi and cable TV. There are both smoking and non-smoking rooms.

The light rail system is very close and offers access to the airport, sports arenas and the Mall of America.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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6 Thank AngusVicker
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San Antonio, Texas
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2013

We stayed here for 2 nights while we lined up a job in Minneapolis. It's located right next to HWY 55 and one Block away from Blue Line (Metro Train ) Stop. The room was priced very reasonably and the room was nicer than we expected. There was nothing particularly magical about the place but everything was in order and I was given nothing to complain about. I recommend it.

Location is pretty easy to find, right off of HWY 55 and 54th Street East. Pretty close to Minnehaha Parks and Falls, MOA(Mall of America) and the MSP airport .

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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11 Thank cortezTX s
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Bakersfield, California
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 27, 2013

This is a small Motel in MINNEAPOLIS, MN but it sure delivers a great value for the price. We use a coupon rate per night and it was just what I expected. No frills, but comfortable and clean. The rooms were spacious. The staff at the Motel were very friendly and helpful.

I would definitely choose this Motel again for an inexpensive stay in the Twin Cities metro area. This Motel is within about 3 mins of the Minneapolis airport, Mall of America,Downtown Minneapolis, etc. Very convenient location at a great price.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
8 Thank lion962
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Dinup P, Owner at Snelling Motel, responded to this review, September 7, 2016
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Thank you for taking time to express your opinion. It is our pleasure that you have enjoyed your stay!
Thanks and looking forward to seeing you soon.
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Madison, Wisconsin
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2012

Just got back after a 2 day stay. Very impressed with this motel. Great value. Very clean and quite. Beds were comfortable.Very friendly and helpful staff. Would definately stay again! Nice location close to MSP Airport and Downtown Minneapolis. If you are looking for a place to stay and don't need luxury this will do the trick. We stayed in a one King room. It has a fridge and a microwave which was a plus.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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12 Thank brandy B
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1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2012

We have stayed at the Snelling motel several times.we always stayed multiple nights every times.we selected it each time because it is a reasonably priced metro area motel & it's only a one minutes walk from a stop on the light rail.fast food restaurant subway,pizza,burger king,mcdonald & gas station are just a mile away.we never been disappointed by the service or staff.would recommend this place to anyone!

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
9 Thank Jorge120
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Property: Snelling Motel
Address: 5346 Minnehaha Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55417-2329
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Location: United States > Minnesota > Minneapolis
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Ranked #36 of 49 Hotels in Minneapolis
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Hotel Class:2 star — Snelling Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 32
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