This hotel was recommended as one of the best in town. Room rate with taxes was $184. I stayed October 2-5. Room was large and it was clean.
The front desk staff left a lot to be desired. I inquired about the bus to the Hostfest and they didn't have much information and really didn't seem to want to help. I asked for a wake-up call and that never happened. On the last day I asked for a shuttle to the airport and was told to have a seat for about 15 minutes. The time went by and nothing happened so I inquired again and discovered they never let the driver know I needed a shuttle.
The shuttle drivers were one bright spot in the stay. Coming from the airport the driver told me a lot about the area and seemed to really enjoy his job. Going back to the airport the driver asked if I had a good time at Hostfest and told me more interesting things.
I ate in the bar two evenings and the food was good and the wait staff pleasant but not really friendly. I ate breakfast in the restaurant and the food was good and the wait staff there was very gracious and aimed to please.
Hostfest was fun. I enjoyed all the Scandinavian entertainment. Crafts for the most part were Scandinavian and not what you find at the typical festival. I am not Scandianavian but decided to enjoy the culture and eat Scandinavian foods. Lute Fisk is definately an acquired taste. Overall, the festival is wonderful.
It was too bad the hotel did not make you feel welcome.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Grand Hotel is locally owned/operated and has been enriching the Minot community since 1963. The property boasts 225 spacious sleeping rooms and 17,000 square feet of meeting space; making it the Magic City’s overall largest hotel. The Grand Hotel has seamless Wi-Fi internet throughout the entire property. We offer the fastest internet powered by SRT. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Grand International Hotel Minot
- International Inn Minot