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Best Western Plus Como Park Hotel
Ranked #9 of 16 Hotels in Saint Paul
Waukesha, Wisconsin
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32 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Neat building, now, about the management...”
Reviewed November 5, 2013

Really cool building, old train station but the mismanagement of this place is really detrimental. We stayed for a weekend and our room never received Housekeeping. when we returned from a day out in the "cities " we discovered our room had not been made up, we contacted the staff and they told us"well, housekeeping goes home at 6:00 pm. It was 4:30pm and they couldn't get to our room to make it up. Club room(pub) closes at 9:00 pm??

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Little Rock, Arkansas
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Reviewed November 4, 2013

Visiting my children who are students in the area. New baby arrived early and I did the grandmother helper role. Not fancy but wholesome, clean and comfortable. Used the shuttle to go back and forth to the hospital and Macalester College areas. Felt very safe as a single female coming in and out at various hours. Nice to have coffee and light breakfast. Met sons in bar area (more of a sitting room actually) for pizza and beer.. not rowdy and not a smelly bar AT ALL. Very nice. Though not fancy.

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Milwaukee
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9 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed October 30, 2013

I really enjoyed my stay at the Best Western Bandana Square. The room was perfect. Newly updated I think. Very nice. I was aware that second floor did not have an elevator so was not a problem for me. I didn't think the breakfast was top notch but they did have waffles and otherwise was standard fare and a good way to start the morning. The lobby railway station is quaint. When I was there was a little empty. Staff was pleasant. It is a good central location in St. Paul. There were no parking spaces the second night but I was able to park across the street in the lot. I would recommend, especially if you are looking for St. Paul location without going downtown or as far north as Roseville.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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Sarasota, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed October 29, 2013

Imaginative use of space inside an old railway station makes this a one-of-a-kind hotel. Not a cookie cutter lodging.

Check-in was a first class experience with a front desk agent who was eager to place us in a room with the amenities we wanted. When my girlfriend mentioned a microwave, he immediately changed the room he had assigned us with a smile. He clearly wanted to please.

The room was large and comfortable. Ditto the bed. The hotel was very quiet, despite the presence of children in some other rooms.

The only flaw was the toilet and tub were scrunched together in their own small room. The toilet was small, uncomfortable and not of the same quality as the rest of the furnishings. Excellent shower head.

Vending machines for snacks are on the first floor, but guests must climb the stairs to the second floor for the soda machine. It would be nice to have a soda vending machine on the first floor.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Dun Laoghaire
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed October 28, 2013

We booked this hotel based entirely on location and price but discovered it had a lot more to offer than this.
It is a theme hotel with locomotives being the topic. The interior has real, defunct, railway tracks running through the building which is entirely based on Disneyesque railway architecture. It's very charming in a bonkers sort of way. Heaven for kids.
The room was very comfy, quiet and clean. Good shower, coffee maker, micro wave and fridge in the room.
Very good indeed.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Racine, Wisconsin
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Reviewed October 22, 2013

We stayed for two nights this past weekend. Before traveling , we read other recent reviews on line. We were not sure what we would find. We are so glad that we stayed here. The staff were all wonderful, the room and common areas very clean. The historical flavor of the building was very interesting. The continental breakfast was good and displayed so well! But best of all, it was a wonderful place to have our golden retriever. He was treated very well. The parking was very convenient. We will certainly visit this place again!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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Rochester, Minnesota
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8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed October 19, 2013

When we stayed here we thought our room was clean and the pillows were comfortable. The morning breakfast was amazing lots of food to choose from. It was a bit difficult to figure out where to go to check in, but eventually we did find out where to go. The only complaint that i would have would be that they have no creamer and theyre coffee tasted horrible. I had to ask for some hot chocolate to add some flavor to my coffee. Maybe i am a pansy when it comes to my flavored coffee.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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Property: Best Western Plus Como Park Hotel
Address: 1010 Bandana Blvd W, Saint Paul, MN 55108-5107 (Formerly Best Western Plus Bandana Square)
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Location: United States > Minnesota > Saint Paul
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #9 of 16 Hotels in Saint Paul
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Hotel Class:2.5 star — Best Western Plus Como Park Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 109
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