We stayed here for three nights as part of a 6-State Road Trip and consider to have been a very good choice. We had a two queen suite which was very spacious with the vanity unit in the bedroom, separate to the shower and toilet and a good sized lounge with kitchenette. The staff where all friendly and helpful and made us feel right at home. Every evening at 10 p.m. they serve freshly baked chocolate chip cookies and cold milk, which was a nice touch and seemed very popular. We ate breakfast in the hotel restaurant on the first morning but it worked out pretty expensive ($64) for the four of us and given the basic room price being comparatively high I think they should give a better rate for guests. We chose to eat elsewhere for the remaining mornings and found much better value and quality outside. There was a decent guest laundry at only $1.50 for both the washing machines and the dryers. There is a small gym with two treadmills and other items of eqpt and the indoor pool is excellent with some rooms opening on to it, in a covered Atrium. Location wise there is not a lot directly around the hotel but within five minutes you will start to come across bars and restaurants though it is a good 15-20 minute walk to the main areas of Nicollet Mall and Hennepin Ave. The hotel car park costs $7 per 24 hrs with unlimited in/out privileges but you can park directly across from the hotel for free from 6 pm to 8 am. I concur with previous reviews regarding strange smells in the foyer and the second floor corridor strangely smelled like a buger joint for the duration of our stay but the room itself was thankfully fresh smelling. If you have the time, walk down to the river and across the pedestrian bridge to Saint Anthony (1.5-2 miles) where there are a couple of great neigbourhoods with restaurants, delis and bars. All in all this is still a good choice for downtown Minneapolis as it is reasonably priced compared to other downtown hotels though still quite expensive at $541 for three nights.
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