We chose this hotel for the Labor Day weekend away with the kids (ages 12, 10 & 9). We used a set of coupons which made this hotel cheaper than any of the "secret" hotels available for Labor Day weekend in Minneapolis. We decided to give it a shot given we had all three kids and it was a suite.
The hotel is nice enough, on the low end of the three star category. We have been trying to decide if this is because it has a more country feel than the hotels we have been staying at or because it is just in great need of refreshing. I think it is a little of both.
The first suite we were given (101) smelled horribly of animal urine. Thankfully, they were not fully booked for the night and the front desk staff was awesome and we were quickly moved to a room with the exact same finishings but which smelled clean and fresh!
The suite has two rooms with a door on the bedroom which is nice when traveling with so many people to have separate spaces. Two separate flat screen TVs were great (even though we wound up not using them because we were out exploring). Two pools were nice because we never were in them with more than two other people. The hot tub would have been great but the water wasn't much hotter than the pool water and that was a disappointment for us grown-ups.
As for breakfast, it was pitiful! The so called "hot breakfast" was never even warm, let alone hot. We spent three nights here so we feel we got a pretty good assessment of the breakfast. All the pastries were COLD like straight out of the refrigerator. Biscuits, eggs and sausage were so cold they were inedible. The best options were the fresh waffles because you made them yourself and the cereals because those just can't be messed up. It was adequate to keep us from starving until we found lunch each day but it was not really something we were excited to return to the next morning either. The biggest downside to it all was the wasted food we threw away because we would get it to the table and it just wasn't edible.
On a very positive note, the staff here was amazingly helpful! We would stay again, but if we had another option within the same price range we would give that option a try first. Just a truly honest assessment.
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