Booked the Residence Inn through a professional conference. Arrived in Minneapolis and took the light rail to Government stop. You could also get off at the Metrodome stop. Either way about a 4 or 5 block walk to the hotel. It was a Friday afternoon and the streets were pretty desolate. No pedestrians. Few street level shops between rail and hotel.
I arrived early (noon). Room 429 was cleaned and ready. Check out the photos. The room was comfortable, large, and had a fully stocked kitchen, ie service for 4 and cookware. Full size refrigerator/freezer with ice maker. Two burner electric cooktop and yes, a full size dishwasher! Dinette set for 2. Desk with lamp and phone in the living area. Comfortable loveseat, chair, coffee table, cable TV. Windows overlooking the MacPhail Music center. Bedroom had queen size bed (comfortable) 2 side tables w/drawers, dresser and TV. Good beside lamps for reading in bed though a tad too bright. Phone and clock radio at bedside. Just off bed was vanity with sink opposite a full size closet (mirrored doors) with shelving, iron, ironing board. Toilet and tub/shower combination in adjoinging room. Good water pressure, fine soaps and shampoos. Towels/bed linens were clean and fresh. Hotel does conserve water by having you reuse linens up to 3 days before they are changed or you can request to have them changed whenever you want.
Service staff was thorough and kept up with housekeeping. Multi-lingual (Spanish/English/Asian dialects). One problem - internet port in wall was broken. Maintenance staff replaced the wall port and rebooted the computer server. Had perfect FREE 10Mbps internet speed for the rest of the stay. Note: Only wired access in rooms (get a cable at the front desk) or use wireless service in lobby areas. Fee based wireless access available in rooms through city wide access.
Front desk staff always curteous and friendly. Welcomed you 'home' when you entered. Small 'store' for convience items. Daily full hot and cold breakfast available. Evening 'social' could serve as your evening meal. Beer, wine, soda and a daily food featured.
Head over to Target on Nicollett or walk a few blocks beyond downtown to find a store to stock up the fridge if you're staying more than a day or two. While you're on Nicollett...have your Mary moment with the statue of MTM.
Minneapolis is not a 'street level' city...be sure to check out the 'Skywalk' through downtown (2nd floor of most major buildings) to find the locals and shops and eateries.
Always felt safe walking around downtown even though street level is pedestrian blank. The place is clean.
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- Residence Inn At The Depot Hotel Minneapolis
- Residence Inn Minneapolis
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