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Graduate Minneapolis

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Welcome to Graduate Minneapolis — where your intellectual curiosity meets your favorite place to stay. Graduate Minneapolis is home team central for golden get-togethers, nestled in the heart of campus between Coffman Memorial Union and a stone throw from the Gopher’s stadium. Our lush lake house landscape is dotted in forest green, woodland toile, and Prince-ly details of custom plum paisley and a little Corvette red to bring you home. From meetings in town to campus meetups, the lobby is lounge-central for student hang time or some serious air hockey tournaments. Roving food carts serving local flavor (‘sota stuffed burritos, hand crafted hot cocoas and all-star spirits) drift amid the cozy communal tables, dramatic fireplace and woodsy backdrop.
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Property amenities
Room service
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Banquet Room
Breakfast Available
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference Facilities
Dry Cleaning
Laundry Service
Meeting rooms
Multilingual Staff
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Shuttle Bus Service
Wheelchair Access
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Air conditioning
Accessible rooms
Family Rooms
Non-smoking rooms
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86Good for walkers
Grade: 86 out of 100
45Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
6Attractionswithin 0.5 km
100Room tips
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This hotel is part of a chain that seems to cater to alumni and other college visitors. It is located on campus, and at a Metro stop. The lobby is open to students for studying and one of the days we were there a chef was in the lobby selling made to order crepes. It makes for a
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Response from Navigate38668661476, General Manager at Graduate Minneapolis
Responded 4 days ago
Thank you very much for the review of our hotel on March 19th and for sharing what made your stay enjoyable as well as those items we can work on o improve the experience for all of our guests. We share all reviews with all of our staff and will certainly do that with yours. We hope to have you back soon so that you can experience the continued progress for yourself Thank you again! The Team at the Graduate Minneapolis
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The Graduate is both lovely and lively. Situated next to UofM the hotel opens areas of its common spaces to student studying which brings a nice vibe especially with a Starbucks connected. Rooms are a little small but adequate. Restaurant has a somewhat limited menu but food
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Response from Navigate38668661476, General Manager at Graduate Minneapolis
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you for staying with us and the review of our hotel on March 3rd. we are certainly blessed with a great location, wonderful staff and an energy that you can only find at the center of the University. We appreciate you sharing what you like about your stay and will continue to work with our team to drive the guest experience, We look forward to having you back again soon! Chuck
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I’ve stayed at The Graduate a number of times – and many times before, when it was The Commons. Always had a great experience. This visit, when I got to my room, I found it hadn’t been cleaned – although the beds were made, there was an empty beer case on the floor, the bathroom
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Response from Navigate38668661476, General Manager at Graduate Minneapolis
Responded 3 weeks ago
We would like to thank this guest for sharing the experience they had and will be working with them to make the situation right. While we know these things happen from time to time it is all about how we resolve the issue. We will review the situation with the team to ensure we are better prepared next time if this situation were to happen again. Thank you again and we look forward to earning your trust back!
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Awesome place and staff.clean modern rooms,beds super comfortable,all around hotel highly recommend staying here.close to restaurants shopping, I'm being treated at university hospital well with in walking distance.
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Response from AaronW2813, General Manager at Graduate Minneapolis
Responded 13 Feb. 2019
Robert A, Thank you for your wonderful 5 star review! We loved having you as our guest and can't wait for your next stay with us. Have a great day, Aaron
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If you’re heading to an event on campus, the Graduate is conveniently located. We were able to walk to 3M arena at Mariuccii for a hockey game. Staff was very friendly. Rooms clean and cozy. Check out their Top Golf Suite for some fun. Parking is convenient, but they do charge
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Response from AaronW2813, General Manager at Graduate Minneapolis
Responded 13 Feb. 2019
Carol Y, We loved having you as our guest while recently on campus to attend a University of MN hockey game! The Top Golf Swing Suite is our newest addition, we are happy to hear how much you enjoyed it. Aaron
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2 Queen Room
Guest room with King bed
Guest room with King bed
How close are you to the public transportation?
Right in front of hotel
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Do you all have a pool or JACUZZI here
I was there in January--and did not need a pool or Jacuzzi. But I did have a fine stay.
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Thanks for writing. We have a shuttle but we do not have an airport shuttle. We can help with transportation via out private cab vendor. We offer a flat rate of $45 instead of the near $60 it costs via other cab companies. There is also a light rail system for just a few dollars. Feel free to reach out to me at the hotel for more information Jerrod Simkins Director of Rooms
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Do any rooms at this hotel have clawfoot tubs?
Hello and thank you for reaching out. We only have two stand alone tubs (in each VIP Suites) however we do not have any Clawfoot tubs in house. If there is anything else I can help with please let me know. Thanks again, Jerrod Simkins Director of Rooms The Commons Hotel
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Would you be able to shuttle us to the airport to arrive at 5 am for a 7 am flight ?
Just get an Uber! At this time in the morning the drive to the airport is short.
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"Coolest decor ever."
"Rooms at the front of the hotel overlooks the main street, which I preferred."
"avoid 813 and that area to stay away from the fan outside (or whatever it was)"
"Ask for a free Bark Box to be placed in your room if you're traveling with a dog."
"Get one that does not have a door for an adjoining room. The sound from the other room leaked right through."
USD 118 - USD 357 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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