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Gresham, Oregon
Reviewed 3 January 2014

One of my most favorite stories as a child, and indeed that endures to today, is of the March family in Little Women by L M Alcott. I've read it many times and seen various screen treatments and often desired to be one of the March daughters - just to taste a smidgen of what life was like in those...

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Gresham, Oregon
Reviewed 2 January 2014

We stayed for 9 nights during the holiday season. There were only a few days when the outside temperatures were above 0 degrees Fahrenheit. Despite that, we easily got around using the bus and light rail system, and walking. Our destinations included St. Anthony Main, The Minnesota History Center in St. Paul, The Minneapolis Institute for Arts, The Mill City...

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Menlo Park, California
Reviewed 17 December 2013

I stayed there for a week while at a conference at the university. What a great place to stay. Kelly and Julienne are very nice. Complimentary breakfast, and kitchen. Common area. The people they house are nice. Extremely clean, warm. Free wifi. Close to UMN and a nice downtown area. They have a great atmosphere, lots of interesting international visitors....

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LA
Reviewed 5 October 2013

This is more of a dorm for grown-ups than a B&B, with nice vintage furnishings and minimalistic service, though it's kept clean. Several notices posted around admonish you to take off your shoes, not open windows, etc, making it feel a little like Mother Superior is in charge. Breakfast consists of rather weak coffee in a thermos, sliced bread for...

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Tallahassee, Florida
Reviewed 4 February 2013

I was just there for three weeks and had a really good experience. Clean, comfortable rooms, the other guests are quiet but friendly if you run into them in the common areas, and the owners are helpful and accommodating. The location is good, within walking distance of the U and Dinkytown shops and restaurants, and there are buses that will...

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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 29 December 2012

I found the perfect home away from home here at the Wales House. Friendly and interesting guests and owners. Comfortable room with bathroom and a perfect supportive bed. Being a walker, I was able to walk all over the university of Minnesota campus, see the weisman art museum and the Mill City Museum and the stone arch bridge and that...

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4Thank Rheadv
London
Reviewed 7 October 2012

I make annual visits to the University of Minnesota and this was my sixth visit to Wales House. As ever, the stay was a pleasure from beginning to end. Kelly and Julie are fantastic hosts: they are very willing to chat and to give advice about local attractions but are never intrusive. This time my family visited with me and...

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Beachwood, Ohio, United States
Reviewed 10 August 2012

My husband and I travel frequently for pleasure and are quite selective about where we stay. Upon visiting our daughter, a student at UMN, she sought out places near her 'cozy' apt. so our comfort would be assured. Kelly, the owner of Wales House, was exceptionally forthright in allowing her to see the spaces and answer very precise questions. We...

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Alex
Reviewed 10 August 2012

We enjoyed the understated catering to us by Kelly, the peace and quiet, warm atmosphere, and the tips for bicycling trails. Great location for access to the U and to Minneapolis downtown. Definitely want to return.

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Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 11 August 2011

This was a cross country trip to drop the kids in Boulder and we decided to make a swing north to visit friends of my daughter who moved there last year. When I made the reservation I did not realize that Wales House was right across the street from where these friends lived which made it VERY convenient ! The...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Wales House is a fully furnished historic home with 10 guest rooms and many spacious and inviting areas providing the charm of an old world inn. As the first and longest established guest house in the University of Minnesota area, we have hosted almost 5000 guests from over 67 countries, fostering a truly international community in this turn-of-the-century home. For the past 20 years, we have been the lodging of choice for visiting scholars, researchers, physicians and others for stays ranging from two nights to one year. Many of our guests return for more visits once they experience the friendly atmosphere, appealing spaces and great value for which Wales House has become known. Please note, we are NOT a B&B, but a guest house. Accordingly, we offer a light, organic continental breakfast. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Wales House

Address: 1115 5th Street SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414
Region: United States > Minnesota > Minneapolis > University / Dinkytown
Price Range: €52 - €61 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
Also Known As:
Wales House Hotel Minneapolis
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“If it's in your budget get a room with its own bathroom. My bathtub was great!”
 of 5 bubbles 118patriciat, 2 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room with an ensuite bathroom, unless you want to pay less and share.”
 of 5 bubbles catloverLA, 11 Aug 2016 | Read review
“If you want a private bath, be sure to make that request.”
 of 5 bubbles lgl461, 8 Jul 2015 | Read review
“Not all rooms have private bathrooms –be sure to ask about them first. However, even shared bathrooms are not shared with too many rooms, so it's fairly easy to be comfortable.”
 of 5 bubbles vicysofiviajeros, 20 Aug 2014 | Read review
“This place is very peaceful and quiet. It's set back from a quiet neighborhood street. Noise is not an issue.”
 of 5 bubbles johnaK6095YE, 2 Jan 2014 | Read review
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