BEST WESTERN PLUS Dakota Ridge

3 stars
3450 Washington Drive, Eagan, MN 55122-3003
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.8
out of 5
241 reviews
Great location and value

This is my second time staying at the hotel. Easy to get to from the airport, and easy access to... See full review

  • Old Army Ag
  • Jul 20, 2014
Excellent Staff

The hotel was all that I was looking for! The staff at the front desk were wonderful, hard working... See full review

  • Nellie Belle
  • Oct 21, 2013
Handsome and homey in Eagan
The renovated Best Western Dakota Ridge hotel has been a longtime favorite for business and leisure travelers.  Minutes away from the Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport and popular Twin Cities destinations, the homey hotel boasts quick expressway access, in-room work desks and free high-speed Internet. Downtown St. Paul and popular destinations like the Mall of America and the Minnesota Zoo are just minutes away. Guests also enjoy a free hot breakfast.


Highlights
  • Complimentary Shuttle to MSP and HHH Airports and the Mall of America
  • Executive suite "Tech Room" includes computer with wireless keyboard and printer
  • Couples can request a romantic whirlpool suite
  • Complimentary breakfast offers breakfast classics like Belgian waffles and scrambled eggs


Location

The Best Western Dakota Ridge is conveniently located in Eagan, Minn., near Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, the Mall of America and area attractions like the Minnesota Zoo and Cascade Bay Water Park.   

Rooms

The 114 rooms at the Best Western Dakota Ridge are tastefully decorated with artful details. Jewel-toned pillows in regal patterns, Tuscan-themed artwork and dark wooden furniture set the hotel a notch above other three stars. Free high-speed Internet, a spacious work desk and coffee maker are standards. The "Tech Room" suite offers a large LCD TV/monitor, a computer with wireless keyboard and printer, an iPod docking station and massage chair.


Features

A contemporary lobby fitted with floor-to-ceiling windows and a comfortable seating area dressed in warm khaki and olive tones greets Best Western Dakota Ridge guests. Unwind in a soft armchair next to Schweizer Falls -- the lobby's water feature and common relaxation area. A computer station affords patrons the convenience of printing out a boarding pass, while the fitness center fuels workouts with a treadmill, elliptical runner, stationary bike and stretching mats.

Transportation
  • Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (7.5 mi/ 12.1 km)


Attractions
  • Cascade Bay Water Park (1.5 mi /2.4 km)
  • Mall of America (6.5 mi/ 10.8 km)
  • Minnesota Zoo (8.9 mi/ 14.3 km)
  • Downtown St. Paul (10 mi/ 16.3 km)
  • Target Field (18.8 mi/ 30.2 km)


Business
  • Three meeting rooms for up to 125 guests
  • Built-in LCD projector and screen in all meeting rooms
  • Business center with faxing and photocopy services available (fees apply)
Policies and fees
Rate per night does not include extended airport parking.

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

BEST WESTERN PLUS Dakota Ridge Rooms

SUITE-2 QUEEN BEDS
SUITE-2 QUEEN BEDS,NO SMK,HI SPD NET,3RDBD SOFA,MICRO RFRG,FULL BREAKFAST
1 KING BED
1 KING BED,NOSMOKE,WHIRLPOOL,MICROFRIDGE,HI SPEED,FULL BREAKFAST
1 KING BED
1 KING BED,NSMK,FLATTV,MASSAGECHAIR,COMPUTER,MICRFG,FULL BREAKFAST
1 KING BED
1 KING BED,MOBILITY ACCESSIBLE,BATHTUB,NSMK,FULL BREAKFAST
1 KING BED
1 KING BED,MOBILITY ACCESSIBLE,ROLL IN SHOWER,NSMK,FULL BREAKFAST
2 QUEEN BEDS
2 QUEEN BEDS,MOBILITY ACCESSIBLE,BATHTUB,NSMK,FULL BREAKFAST
2 QUEEN BEDS
2 QUEEN BEDS,MOBILITY ACCESSIBLE,ROLL IN SHOWER,NSMK,FULL BREAKFAST
1 KING BED
1 KING BED,NSMK,DESK,ERGCHR,CHROTT,MICRFG,WIFI,FULL BREAKFAST
2 QUEEN BEDS
2 QUEEN BEDS,NSMK,DESK,ERGCHR,CHROTT,MICRFG,WIFI,FULL BREAKFAST

Amenities

  • High-speed internet
  • Free parking
  • Non Smoking
General
Air conditioned
Non Smoking
Free local telephone calls
Elevators
Executive level
Ice machine
Activities
Fitness center or spa
Exercise gym
Horseback riding
Dining
Coffee maker in room
Lounge
Services
24 hour front desk
Business center
Laundry service
Express check in
Guest laundromat
Express checkout
Concierge desk
Security
Wake-up service
Multilingual
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Porters
FAX
Conference facilities
Copy service
Internet
High-speed internet
Parking
Free parking
Outdoor parking
RV or truck parking
Truck parking
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Wheel chair access
Room
Television with cable
Radio
Phone with speaker
AM/FM alarm clock
Free newspaper
Hairdryer in room
Microwave
Cribs available
Sofa bed
Computer in Room
Electronic door locks
Ironing board

Hotel Map

44.8317 -93.1696
Area served
Burnsville, Stillwater, Minneapolis, Apple Valley, Detroit,, Chicago,, Hudson,, Duluth, Chanhassen, Des Moines,, Bloomington, St. Paul, Shakopee, Edina
Nearby airports
(MSP), 5.00, MI, NW;
Area description
Airport

Dining

El Loro Mexican Restaurant
Across the street from El Loro Mexican Restaurant, Full Service, Mexican, Open for: lunch, dinner, this locally owned and operated Mexican restaurant has been a local favorite for many years. They feature all of your traditional favorites, as well as
Casper's Cherokee Sirloin
4.70 mile(s) from Casper's Cherokee Sirloin, Full Service, Steak House, Open for: lunch, dinner, a recently added version of a Twin City classic steakhouse. Choose from a huge variety of different steaks, fish and seafood, as well as all of your
Chipolte Mexican Grill
0.40 mile(s) from Chipolte Mexican Grill, Fast Food, Mexican, open for: lunch, dinner, Fast, fresh and flavorful are the hallmarks of this popular chain offering. Try the guacamole. It doesn't get any fresher!
Old Chicago
0.30 mile(s) from Old Chicago, Full Service, American, open for: lunch, dinner, great deep-dish and traditional pizza, sandwiches, salads and over 100 brands of beer from all over the world!
Panera Bread
0.30 mile(s) from Panera Bread, Coffee Shop, American, open for: breakfast, lunch, this well-known producer of freshly baked breads and pastries is a huge favorite of locals and out-of-town guests alike. Be sure to get something for later!
Axel's Bonfire Wood Fire
3.80 mile(s) from Axel's Bonfire Wood Fire, Full Service, American, open for: lunch, dinner,
Italian Pie Shoppe & Wine
0.10 mile(s) from Italian Pie Shoppe & Wine, Brasserie, Italian, open for: lunch, dinner, as the name indicates, this is a great local spot for pizza, wine, sandwiches and daily pasta specials.
Steakbones Grill
0.10 mile(s) from Steakbones Grill, Full Service, Steak House, Open for: lunch, dinner, watch the chef cook your steak over an expansive grill, while you select fresh salads and vegetables in this informal, popular local steakhouse. Sandwiches are also
Jensen's Supper Club
3.50 mile(s) from Jensen's Supper Club, Full Service, American, open for: lunch, dinner,
Jake's City Grille
0.20 mile(s) from Jake's City Grille, Full Service, American, open for: lunch, dinner, contemporary, innovative and exciting are often used to describe this local steakhouse, also featuring fresh seafood, salads, sandwiches and specials, along with a
Cafe Chili Peppers
0.30 mile(s) from Cafe Chili Peppers, Cafe, Mexican, open for: lunch, dinner, a unique concept featuring fresh, flavorful, Mexican cuisine, inspired from traditional flavors throughout Mexico. These include fresh ingredients like ripe,Haas avacodos,
Genghis Grill
0.30 mile(s) from Genghis Grill, Cafe, Pacific Rim, open for: lunch, dinner, For those who enjoy the uniqueness of Mongolian Barbeque! This informal site features countless options of different, fresh ingredients, along with the chance to watch your
Potbelly Sandwich Works
0.20 mile(s) from Potbelly Sandwich Works, Deli, American, open for: lunch, dinner, huge sandwiches made of hand-carved meats and homemade breads are featured in this local sandwich shop, originated in Chicago. The soups and cookies are also homemade.
Leeann Chin
0.10 mile(s) from Leeann Chin, Cafe, Pacific Rim, open for: lunch, dinner, newly opened by a local restauranteur of the same name, this energetic new restaurant concept features fresh ingredients, healthy cooking styles and informal dining. Be sure to
Granite City Food & Brewery
0.15 mile(s) from Granite City Food & Brewery, Full Service, American, open for: lunch, dinner, has quickly become one of the most popular local spots for those looking for fresh foods, great burgers and steaks and, of course, the best and freshest beer
Buffalo Wild Wings
0.20 mile(s) from Buffalo Wild Wings, Pub, American, open for: lunch, dinner, the name pretty much says it all. Sample great sandwiches, salads, wings and nearly thirty different sauces while watching your favorite team or sport on one of their dozens
Al Baker's
Adjacent to Al Baker's, Full Service, Steak House, open for: lunch, dinner, just steps from the hotel's main entrance, this popular local sports bar and grill is a great place to enjoy a steak, burger, salad, sandwich or fresh seafood. Be sure to ask

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
03:00 PM
Check-out:
11:30 AM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (241)

Ratings and reviews for BEST WESTERN PLUS Dakota Ridge

Overall score

3.8 / 5
5.01.0
241 out of 241
Amenities:
3.6
Room cleanliness:
4.1
Hotel staff:
4.2
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4.2
Value:
4.2

86% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of BEST WESTERN PLUS Dakota Ridge

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Kammille
St. Paul mn
Jul 21, 2014

A little cold

The hotel was Great But the person who checked us in acted like he had no rooms for us, Waited on other customers while he was trying his hardest to find us a room on his computer It was a very cold greeting.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
2
Location:
2
Value:
3
Review of BEST WESTERN PLUS Dakota Ridge

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Old Army Ag
Business
Boston, MA
Jul 20, 2014

Great location and value

This is my second time staying at the hotel. Easy to get to from the airport, and easy access to any place on the southside.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of BEST WESTERN PLUS Dakota Ridge

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Florida Bob
Florida
May 25, 2014

Family visit

Hotel was part of a plane, car, hotel package. Did not have a pool, which was somewhat surprising. Location good for airport and southern Minneapolis, St Paul suburbs. Staff accommodating but not particulary friendly. Room cleanliness adequate, not great. Hotel OK for the money, no more than two or three stars. Not quite on par with similar hotels I've stayed at.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
3
Review of BEST WESTERN PLUS Dakota Ridge

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
dicky do
Business
plentywood mt
Apr 29, 2014

horrible experiance

They didn't evan clean the room one day and we had to stay in a dirty room.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
1
Location:
1
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of BEST WESTERN PLUS Dakota Ridge

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
You make it too difficult
Eagan, MN
Mar 24, 2014

Good location

Very nice for the price. Good location. ..............

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of BEST WESTERN PLUS Dakota Ridge

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Brozekiel
Prior lake, mn
Mar 16, 2014

Good weekend getaway

Stayed here for the weekend just for fun. Nice room, nice staff. Would stay here again. Sidenote, the pillows kinda suck.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
5
Location:
3
Value:
4
Review of BEST WESTERN PLUS Dakota Ridge

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Diun
Business
Washington
Mar 4, 2014

heaters need to work in Minnesota winter

room heater didn't work...too hot, turned to air condition to get it to cool. Returning to room late at night I didn't want to have to deal with a hassle, so in the morning when I left I had just shut it off as it was unbearably hot...when I returned at night it had been turned on so again the attempts to turn it down, turn it off, turn on A/C

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
1
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of BEST WESTERN PLUS Dakota Ridge

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Dfar Traveler
Business
Fargo ND
Feb 26, 2014

clean room

updated room and comfortable. good location. Nice breakfast

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of BEST WESTERN PLUS Dakota Ridge

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
pertholas2011
Eagan mn
Jan 1, 2014

time to myself

I love the location I been to few hotels but this one is the most more my speed hotel is clean staff are friendly

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Review of BEST WESTERN PLUS Dakota Ridge

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Louwischa
Marshall, MN
Dec 8, 2013

Missed no Pool, Hot tub or Exercise Room

The hotel was very clean, the breakfast was good, everything was as advertised. I feel an imporvement for this hotel would be a pool, hot tub or atleast an exercise room. For those who had extra time there was not allot to do.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
3
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