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The Commons Hotel

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Wichita, Kansas
Reviewed 11 April 2017

I had the pleasure of spending two nights at the Commons Hotel in Minneapolis this past weekend. This was a business trip, but the hotel made it not feel like one. From the classy industrial chic decor to the very helpful and kind staff, the experience was exemplary. The hotel provided free WiFi and there were many choices for dining....

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Jerrod S, Director of Rooms at The Commons Hotel, responded to this review

Debbi L, Thank you for the great recommendation and 5 star review of the Commons Hotel. We are very pleased to hear that you were so happy with your stay; location and not making it feel like a business trip. We will also be sharing your feedback with the staff. They take great pride in being mentioned in our reviews...

Tallahassee, Florida
Reviewed 7 April 2017

Whenever I can swing it I always stay here vs downtown. Why? Well I"ll tell you why, it's just as far on the light rail from the airport (change to the green line at US bank stadium), but there's more to do in walking distance of the hotel then there is downtown. Downtown MSP shuts down at night for the...

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Jerrod S, Director of Rooms at The Commons Hotel, responded to this review

Fsview11, Well this review made our week!!! Thank you for taking the time to write and share your experience with us! I cannot tell you how much it means to us when we have a guest feel this way and say “Still my favorite hotel in MSP!” This is really what makes it so worthwhile and this is the kind...

Grayling, Michigan
Reviewed 6 April 2017

Another great stay at an "uncommon" hotel. Change of ownership was noted, and if anything, probably a better experience, if that's possible. Everyone is so friendly! Room was terrific... just wish I could have used the UM athletic facility just across the street, but lack of time prevented it. Kudos to Deka at check-in, whose bright smile was so welcoming,...

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Jerrod S, Director of Rooms at The Commons Hotel, responded to this review

Scott F, Thank you for the great 5 star review of the Commons Hotel. These are the reviews and guest feedback we love to hear. I know that Deka will be thrilled to see this review and she is a superb representative of everyone who works here at the Commons and that Smile is priceless!!! Margie would certainly have been...

Reviewed 2 April 2017

My family and I were in town touring the U with our youngest daughter and visiting our oldest who is a freshman here on campus. This was our second time staying here and it was such a nice stay. The lobby of the hotel is such a great place to hang out, have a coffee, and meet up with friends....

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Jerrod S, Director of Rooms at The Commons Hotel, responded to this review

Mark S, This is what we live for!!! Thank you for taking the time to write and share your fantastic experience. I know that Josh will be thrilled to see what an impact he made on your experience and for your daughter’s birthday! It will be my pleasure to share this feedback and review with him but I am certain...

Missoula, Montana
Reviewed 17 March 2017

Had a great stay at the Commons. Loved being on the U of M campus, and location was very convenient to St. Paul, where we were attending a basketball tourney. Restaurant is fantastic, and I love the hotel's decor. Very friendly staff, including Andrew, Paul and Erik at the front desk and Dan, restaurant host for weekend brunch.Thanks for a...

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Jerrod S, Director of Rooms at The Commons Hotel, responded to this review

MontanaSara, Well there is nothing we love to hear more than “Perfect Stay”! Thank you for the outstanding 5 star review of the Commons hotel! It will be my pleasure to share this review with the whole team! Andrew may have already been gloating slightly as he asked me “Hey, did you read Trip Advisor today?” This is what we...

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Reviewed 16 March 2017

This hotel is plain awesome. I stayed here for 4 nights last week for a conference downtown. The location is great, to start. The college town area right around the university is really cool and has lots of shopping and restaurants but is not crazy or loud in any way. There is also a Green Line Light Rail stop right...

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Jerrod S, Director of Rooms at The Commons Hotel, responded to this review

Nick45369, Thank you for taking the time to write and share your great experience with us. We love and live for this kind of feedback and cannot thank you enough for the great 5 star review. We are very happy to hear you loved the hotel décor, room, lobby, and convenient light rail options but what really makes our week...

Reviewed 14 March 2017

We were doing a college visit at U. of Minnesota, and the location being right on campus was perfect. Our reservation included on-site parking for $5 (regularly $15) which was good. Drop off is right in front, and parking is outside and in the back of the building. Check-in was fast and easy, and our reservation (on a Thursday) was...

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Jerrod S, Director of Rooms at The Commons Hotel, responded to this review

Eric M, Thank you for the great review of the Commons Hotel and for the Feedback. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed so many of our perks and that complimentary upgrade to the King Suite! My apologies for the early knocking from the housekeeping team, however the team does hit the floors at 8am on weekdays and 9am on...

Westchester County, New York
Reviewed 7 March 2017

"The Commons" is anything but common. This hotel is offbeat, fun, and magical. I love the ambiance, including the wise quotations popping up everywhere, even the room keys. The staff are very helpful. There is a cool fire pit in the lobby, and the striking entry way has "earth, air, fire, and water" motifs. Fruit infused water is offered near...

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Jerrod S, Director of Rooms at The Commons Hotel, responded to this review

Wellsprings, Thank you for taking the time to write and share your experience with us. I have to say, that out of all the Trip Advisor reviews I have read and responded to for this property I have never had a guest use the word “Magical”! We are thrilled to hear that you loved the property and ambiance! I will...

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Had a decent 1-night stay at the commons hotel located on the campus of the University of Minnesota. The location is prime if you have business at the University. The hotel is older but generally well-kept. Parking can be a real hassle but self parking is available for $15/night though I had this waived through special booking through hotels.com. Room...

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Jerrod S, Director of Rooms at The Commons Hotel, responded to this review

Joshua R, Thank you for your feedback. I am disheartened to hear that your stay was not perfect but your feedback is imperative to the success of our product, service and success of our property. If for any reason you have an issue or a concern with your stay our attentive staff would love to make it right for you...

Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

We just stayed here for the night as a little kid free get away. While the location is ideal with so much right outside. We could hear absolutely everything going on throughout the night the bathroom in the room next to us was loud and the door slamming is quite annoying. Check out wasn't until 12 but from 930-1015 we...

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Jerrod S, Director of Rooms at The Commons Hotel, responded to this review

Monkshow, Thank you for taking the time to write and for sharing your experience with us. My sincere apologies for the issues you encountered during you kid free getaway. I would love a chance to make it up to you for your next stay and show you why we are a top hotel in the Minneapolis area. I will be...

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  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Suites
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  • Accessible rooms
  • Family Rooms
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Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Paid Wifi
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  • Meeting Rooms
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Room Service
  • Laundry Service
  • Breakfast Available
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Commons Hotel is noted for being the only hotel located on the East Bank of the University of Minnesota, making it the perfect choice for accommodations when visiting the university. The Commons Hotel also offers 20,000 sq. feet of meeting flexible meeting space as well a Full-Service Restaurant and lounge, The Beacon Public House. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Commons Hotel

Address: 615 Washington Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414-2931 (Formerly University Hotel Minneapolis)
Region: United States > Minnesota > Minneapolis
Price Range: $192 - $402 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Commons Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 304
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Also Known As:
Radisson Minneapolis
Minneapolis Radisson
Radisson University Hotel Minneapolis
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Minneapolis
#2 Business Hotel in Minneapolis
#5 Luxury Hotel in Minneapolis
#8 Green Hotel in Minneapolis
#9 Romantic Hotel in Minneapolis
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“Get one of the newer rooms if possible.”
1redleg, 2 May 2017 | Read review
“standard... high floor away from the elevators”
ericm134, 13 Mar 2017 | Read review
“We got moved to an upper floor and it was quieter and larger (I think it usually costs more).”
Wellsprings, 6 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Ask for the most updated room that they have....”
Bcn11, 26 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Room on upper floors facing courtyard entrance is nice”
  • View from window on our hallway out on campus. Very nice windows and campus views.
Travelartgolf, 19 Dec 2016 | Read review
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