Ratings based on 341 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
3.8 out of 5
89% of guests recommend
4.0 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
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from Grand Rapids, MN

Nice hotel close to MN State Fairgrounds & U of M

Posted 29-Jun-2015
Pros: location, using an old building in a new way
Cons: heat and air control, coffee
Location: University of MN St Paul campus and State of MN Fairgrounds are very close by. Not far from downtown Minneapolis.
This is a quaint and interesting hotel built inside an old rail station with many beams and original features. The rooms are comfortable and updated, on par with what you expect of a nicer hotel, but of the four of our party staying there, two had stuffy rooms and two had chilly rooms, all were unaffected by adjusting the thermostat. There is a nice pool and spa and lounge area. The breakfast serving area is made in what looks like an old ticket booth so is a little cramped when guests are trying to move through the line, but the food was fine for continental breakfast and included hot scrambled eggs and sausage. The coffee could have been better and the temperature would have been an issue if we had spent much time in our rooms, but overall a very nice hotel. The staff were awesome, which made everything better.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller

Average for the city

Posted 27-Jun-2015
The room had not been fully cleaned upon check-in which was in the late evening. Trash from the previous user was still in the trash can. The room temp could not be controlled and continued blowing cold air despite adjusting. It was too cold to enter following swimming. Ketchup or some other substance was on the sheer window curtains. Yuck! Room was damp (all towels, bedding, etc.). Staff credited me $10 for my dog considering the room was not up to par. Staff were very friendly and accommodating.
2 out of 5
by A verified traveller

Won't stay again

Posted 25-Jun-2015
Pros: The bed and shower pressure was great. The only things good.
Cons: Cleanliness
Location: Gabe restaurant walking 5 blocks away was literally the only thing around but was excellent food.
When I first went into my room someone had taken a crap in the toilet. After the shock wore off I flushed and it plugged the toilet up to overflowing the rim. After walking out of the room to complain there was a strong odor of someone smoking pot which I was told it was a 100% smoke free hotel. I wanted my money back to leave but it was a non refundable room which I will forever think twice about booking that kind of a room. Well that evening we wanted to enjoy the hot tub which was broke and there was a spider the size of a 50 cent piece in the pool. Along with hair ties, etc floating around. The girl asst manager was the only good thing as she tried her best. Will never book again...
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller

Very nice rooms, understaffed premises

Posted 18-May-2015
Pros: Quiet room in corridor away from the pool area (loud little kids at 10 P.M.) and smell of pool chemicals. Liked suite-like layout of rooms.
Cons: See above.
Location: Did not do anything nearby. Regretted not having time to go to RR Museum next door.
Rooms fine, but unable to shut off fan attached to thermostat---could only move thermostat between 65 and 75 degrees. So it came on numerous times in the night, sometimes for only a few seconds, then off again a short time later. Check-in and check-out always busy; only one overworked person to handle it all. Breakfast understaffed, ran out of some kinds of foods, and housing it in a little hut caused crowding and delays. Expedia info about the hotel fails to take note of installation of an elevator (in early 2014).
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from NW MN

charming hotel in a historically rich location

Posted 15-May-2015
Pros: This hotel has better-than-average conveniences and features and has a helpful, friendly and professional staff
Cons: parking was inconvenient and poorly marked
Pleasant experience, great staff, and interesting historical building.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller

Posted 7-May-2015
Pros: That it had been a train repair depot at one time. Tracks in the floor!
It was a fun to take the grandchildren to stay. Good location to get to other things in the Twin Cities. Staff was very helpful. Atmosphere with the train history was great.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from 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
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from 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
Recommended
for Families
by A verified traveller from 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
Recommended
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.