Ratings based on 329 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
3.8 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
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 travellerfrom 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 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
Recommended
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
Recommended
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
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.
1 out of 5
by A verified travellerfrom mo

Unhappy

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
Recommended
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
Recommended
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.