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The Commons Hotel

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Athens, Greece
Reviewed 18 May 2016

I liked the hotel. It is a warm place full of character. Since I was interacting with the University of Minnesota, it is extremely well located in the hart of the university. There are many nice small restaurants around to get food and also they have a membership card with the university sports complex that is located near by. The...

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Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 18 May 2016

The location is great, if you want to go to the university, the rooms are comfortable, but certainly not worth $270+. I have stayed for a week during the graduations of 2016. The prices were very high, the elevators worked on and off (with the stairs going through the preparation area of a restaurant), the wife interfered with corporate VPN,...

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Knoxville, Tennessee
Reviewed 16 May 2016

I arrived well past midnight, and the staff members who helped me were both quick and friendly. I was in my room in no time. Then, as I was checking out a few days later, I called the desk at 4:30 am to see if they could set up a taxi for me. They did so and prepped my checkout...

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Hillsborough, New Jersey
Reviewed 14 May 2016

The Commons Hotel is anything but 'common'. This was my first time staying at this hotel. I can't say enough about my experience. Upon arrival/check-in I was greeted by Katie. Katie was so compassionate and kind (I was sick with bronchitis). When I went out for dinner, Katie put together the sweetest care package for me (tea, cough drops, water.......

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

Melinda C, Wow, what an unbelievable review! Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us and for the great 5 star review of the Commons Hotel. I can personally tell you that reading this review made my week! It has been a buzz all over the hotel today and everyone from the management team to the...

Halifax, Nova Scotia
Reviewed 11 May 2016

I spent a week at the Commons. The staff were very helpful, accommodating & friendly. The free shuttle is a big bonus and saved time & $ getting around within a 5 mile radius. Front desk staff, the shuttle driver & restaurant wait staff were all great! Comfy room, central location on the U Campus.

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

Noyaterracotta, Thank you for the great 5 star review and a huge thank you for sharing your experience here at the Commons Hotel with us! A week can be a long time to be staying at any hotel and we are beyond thrilled to hear that it was fantastic and that we were able to accommodate your needs. We will...

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 8 May 2016 via mobile

We stayed at The Commons for a night with our family of four and several other families from my child's diving team for a regional competition at the University of Minnesota Aquatic facility. The hotel is on the campus and an easy walk to all the sporting events and to a variety of restaurants. The decor at The Commons is...

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Cleveland, Ohio
Reviewed 5 May 2016 via mobile

exterior not inspiring but hotel inside really a very pleasant surprise website does not capture the charm of this hotel Lobby and room charming In staff efficient and friendly Limited menu but excellent food in restaurant service staff excellent Close to university stadium and metro rail Staff uniformly upbeat and helpful Great value Outside bar with fire pits The staff...

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Spokane, Washington
Reviewed 5 May 2016 via mobile

Hotel wa recommended by a coworker. It has a very updated and hip decor. The staff have been very kind and helpful. There is a free pass to the gym at the university across the street. And the concierge, Erik, was incredibly helpful. He provided a free shuttle to the MIA and also gave me suggestions on what I could...

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Fort Collins, Colorado
Reviewed 5 May 2016

I have stayed at The Commons twice now, once with my husband and more recently, by myself. Both trips were last minute, family trips. Staying at The Commons was a wonderful way to treat ourselves to some luxury, convenience and pampering. The hotel is beautiful and the staff were outstanding. This included front desk staff, housekeepers and restaurant staff. The...

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West Lafayette, Indiana
Reviewed 2 May 2016

Enjoyed the casual-chic ambiance of this hotel and the delicious in-hotel dining options. (Greek yogurt breakfast is excellent!) Most of all I appreciated the very kind and helpful hotel staff who went out of their way to make my stay enjoyable. From the front door hosts, to the check-in/check-out staff, to the wait staff that hosted the lunches for the...

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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: €136 - €312 (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 Business Hotel in Minneapolis
#2 Family Hotel in Minneapolis
#5 Luxury Hotel in Minneapolis
#8 Green Hotel in Minneapolis
#9 Romantic Hotel in Minneapolis
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“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
“There is a bar with food and also a Starbucks in the hotel.”
CabinGoer, 12 Dec 2016 | Read review
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