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“Like staying with a friend”
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The Wales House
Ranked #1 of 10 Minneapolis B&B and Inns
Atlanta, GA
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Like staying with a friend”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2003

We have stayed at the Wales House three times in the past three years and always look forward to going back. It is not a romantic getaway type of B&B, but it is comfortable and friendly. Their main clientele are visiting academics for the University, which usually results in a diverse group of guests from all over the world.

The Wales House is a large house near Dinkytown and the University of Minnesota. The guest rooms are basic, with either a double or queen bed, a clock radio, no television and radiator heating. The rooms have hardwood floors and are furnished with antiques. Some rooms have a private bath while others share a hall bath with one or two other rooms.

In the basement there are common areas for cooking, eating breakfast and watching television/videos/DVDs. You can cook your own meals in the common kitchen, and each room has refrigerator and cabinet space in the kitchen.

The owners, Kelly and Julie are very friendly and personable.

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Property: The Wales House
Address: 1115 5th Street SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414-1919
Location: United States > Minnesota > Minneapolis > University / Dinkytown
Free Breakfast Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 10 B&Bs / Inns in Minneapolis
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Wales House is a fully furnished historic home with 10 guest rooms and many spacious and inviting areas providing the charm of an old world inn. As the first and longest established guest house in the University of Minnesota area, we have hosted almost 5000 guests from over 67 countries, fostering a truly international community in this turn-of-the-century home. For the past 20 years, we have been the lodging of choice for visiting scholars, researchers, physicians and others for stays ranging from two nights to one year. Many of our guests return for more visits once they experience the friendly atmosphere, appealing spaces and great value for which Wales House has become known. Please note, we are NOT a B&B, but a guest house. Accordingly, we offer a light, organic continental breakfast. ... more   less 
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