Ratings based on 323 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
3.8 out of 5
89% of guests recommend
4.1 Room cleanliness
4.0 Service & staff
3.9 Room comfort
3.7 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
4 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified travellerfrom MKE

a nice hidden gem!

Posted 25-Apr-2015
Pros: It was clean and comfy. Can't beat the price either!
Cons: The breakfast area where food is located is cramped and it's not the greatest.
Location: Off the beaten path in an industrial park I guess.. but still close enough to get into town n' what not!
A pretty neat looking hotel, exterior and interior is cool since it was part of a train station.
5 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified travellerfrom South Dakota

Loved it!

Posted 14-Apr-2015
Loved it and will defiantly goback again! It was so neat to be in a former depot, and the modern decor mixed with historical aspects of the building was amazing
5 out of 5
for Families
by A verified travellerfrom Hollandale, MN

Very big and unique hotel.

Posted 13-Apr-2015
Pros: Thought this hotel was very unique and beautiful inside. Rooms were nice and clean and had plenty of room.
Staff was very friendly and helpful, but was not overbearing over bothersome with our stay. You get the feel that you get to do your own thing, within reason. For such a large hotel it didn't feel crowded or that there were a lot of people staying there.
5 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveller

Posted 25-Mar-2015
Pros: I enjoyed the authentic railroad theme carried out in the hotel. It was tastefully done and would be a fun place to bring children.
Location: Gabe's Pub, down the street, has great food and drinks and a fun neighborhood atmosphere. The hotel is just a few minutes' drive from major shopping.
Staff were all exceptionally gracious and helpful.
1 out of 5
by A verified travellerfrom mo


Posted 24-Mar-2015
No coffee cups in room. Room was so cold, called to desk 3 times. Turned something up ,then got worse. Said no maintenance on duty. Eggs cols next morning and sausage. Got money credited back , but you charged us 200.00 plus and they only refunded us 177.00. Also will not book with Expedia. Would like to know why we never got full amount back.
4 out of 5
for Families
by A verified travellerfrom Eau Claire

Great night and pleasant morning....

Posted 19-Mar-2015
Pros: unique architecture....
Cons: Water temp in pool could be a bit cooler....
Our extended family of 8 kids and adults stayed at the Best Western Bandana Square.... A wonderful place to stay.... Came in late and found the pool all to ourselves...Wore the kids out so the would sleep sound..... We stayed on the North side of the building and parked right next to a side entrance..... Rooms were unique, clean and comfortable.... Breakfast the next morning early and we were on our way.... Solid hot meal with fresh brewed coffee and fruit for the road...We will return when visiting the Twin Cities again...
5 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified travellerfrom MN

Great Value w/ Unique Charm

Posted 9-Mar-2015
Well maintained and clean hotel. I loved the unique historic building and didn't feel like any amenities or comfort was sacrificed for the charm.
3 out of 5
by A verified traveller

Ok place to stay

Posted 5-Mar-2015
Pros: Front desk ladies were awesome and the shuttle guy was fantastic!!! Having the shuttle service was so nice also.
Cons: Get a different bartender!!! LOL.
Location: Gabes was about a 1/2 mile from the hotel and it has good food.
Completely horrible bartender! So bad that a group of 8 of us left the bar before ordering and then afterwards 2 more left and stopped by our room to complain about him. The manager pulled him in his office but didn't feel the need to chat with us about the issue. We did complain on our way out and the desk lady said they had several complaints on him in the past...then get rid of him!!! We had a corner room on the main floor next to the laundry room and with the cement floor you could hear the laundry carts vibrating through our room. Also the room was a double and very cramped. The desk chair was squashed in between the bed and the desk making it unusable. Breakfast was fine the first day then the second was questionable.
5 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified travellerfrom g

Posted 22-Feb-2015
Just a very wonderful building! Very clean! Facilities are top notch!
5 out of 5
for Families
by A verified travellerfrom Atlanta

Posted 20-Feb-2015
Pros: I love the location and the fact that it had a cool history.
Cons: Cleanliness of the hallway carpet and getting some better quality pillows.
Location: Plenty of things to do nearby and lots of shopping and restaurants. The hotel gave us a comprehensive list of restaurants and we found it quite helpfu
The front desk staff was helpful and courteous. My daughter had difficulty printing so Ben took responsibility for getting the worksheets she needed printed. Another front desk staff member recommended a laundromat to me which turned out to be closeby and very clean. Everyone, with exception of the breakfast person, was friendly and courteous. The room was nice and setting very interesting. The hallway carpets were not too clean and the pillows were extremely small and lumpy.