$148 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Aug 8, 2014 Check-out: Aug 11, 2014

The Commons Hotel

4 stars
615 Washington Avenue SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.9
out of 5
51 reviews
Weekend on campus

This hotel is very conveniently located to all campus activities. They do offer a shuttle within a... See full review

  • Gopher parent
  • Jan 14, 2014
Perfect Place to Stay for UMinn Football

The hotel is the perfect place to stay for a University of Minn. football game. The hotel is a... See full review

  • Ronbrown
  • Nov 11, 2013
The only full service hotel on the U of M campus

Located on the University of Minnesota campus, The Commons Hotel is just three minutes from downtown and only steps from the new TCF Bank Stadium, lively cafes and bars. In addition to the free on-site fitness center, guests receive free access to the awesome U of M Rec Sports facility with an Olympic-size pool, basketball court and more. Business travelers can make use of the free business center, and upgrade to University Club Level for additional privacy and amenities.

Highlights

  • Pre-arranged transportation is free within a 5-mile radius
  • University Club Level is an adults-only business class floor
  • Take the hotel shuttle to the Light Rail to visit the Mall of America
  • On-site parking with in/out privileges (fees apply)

Rooms

The 304 rooms and suites at University Hotel Minneapolis feature cable TV, coffee makers, hair dryers and free Internet access. Upgrade to University Club Level rooms for free key-card access to the business center, a deluxe continental breakfast, free valet parking, and an evening food and beverage credit in the University Lounge. If there's an event in the ballroom, avoid the noise by requesting a room above the 3rd floor.

Features

Guests at The Commons Hotel are greeted by an Old World-style lobby that sets an elegant tone with mahogany decor, a baby grand piano, ornate floor lamps and large paintings. The full service hotel features a gift shop, hair salon and on-site dining.

Dining

The University Lounge on the lobby level serves cocktails and all-American dishes like pizza, burgers, and pasta. With intimate tables and club-style leather couches, the bistro-style atmosphere of the Lounge also makes for cozy mingling. Applebee's restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, while an onsite Starbuck's caters to coffee lovers.

Transportation

  • Amtrak (2.6 mi /4.1 km)
  • Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (10.4 mi/16.7 km)

Attractions

  • Hennepin Theatre District (1.7 mi /2.8 km)
  • Target Field (2.8 mi/4.5 km)
  • Metrodome (2.8 mi/4.5 km)
  • Minneapolis Institute of Arts (3.1 mi/4.9 km)
  • Minnehaha Park and Falls (5.9 mi/9.5 km)
  • Mall of America (12.4 mi/19.9 km)
  • Underwater Adventures Aquarium (12.4 mi/19.9 km)

Business

  • Free access to the business center
  • Over 20,000 square feet of flexible meeting space for up to 500 people
  • Food and beverage catering available (fees apply)
  • Conferencing options and A/V equipment available (fees apply)

Policies and fees
  • The hotel is undergoing a $14.8 million transformation this summer and will launch the new brand this fall. For updated information please visit the new website at www.commonshotel.com

    Due to the amount of road construction in the Minneapolis area, guests are recommended to visit the Maps & Directions tab prior to the visit to see if there are any detours or road closures that may affect their travel.

    The business and fitness centers have been temporarily closed and a computer and printer are available for use in the lobby. Complimentary passes to the University of Minnesota Recreational Center, which offers state of the art equipment, are available at the front desk.
  • Self-Parking = $15/day
  • Valet Parking = $20/day

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

Hotel Map

44.9741 -93.2295
Nearby airports
Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, (MSP), 10.00, MI, N;
Area description
Downtown - This hotel is located near downtown.

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The Commons Hotel Rooms

Deluxe Guest Room 1 King Bed
Deluxe Guest Room King Bed-42 LCD TV-comp wi-fi
Deluxe ADA Guest Room 2 Double B
Newly renovated-42 LCD TV-complimentary wi-fi
Superior ADA Guest Room 1 King B
1K WIFI 347-368 SQ FT 42in LCD TV FRIDGE COUCH COFFEE SHOWER WORK DESK
Superior ADA Room 2 Queen Beds
2Q WIFI 347-368 SQ FT 42in LCD TV FRIDGE COUCH COFFEE SHOWER WORK DESK
L- 1 Bedroom ADA Suite 1 King Be
Newly renovated suite features iHome clock radio, 42 LCD television and coffemaker.
M- 1 Bedroom ADA Suite 2 Double
Newly renovated suite features iHome clock radio, 42 LCD television and coffemaker.
Deluxe Guest Room 2 Queen Beds
Deluxe Room 2 Queen Beds-42 LCD TV-comp wi-fi
Deluxe Guest Room 2 Double Beds
Deluxe Room 2 Double Beds-42 LCD TV-comp wi-fi
Superior Guest Room 1 King Bed
Superior Room 1 King Bed-42 LCD TV-Comp wi-fi
Superior Guest Room 2 Double Bed
Superior Room 2 Double Bed-42 LCD TV-Comp wi-fi
1 Bedroom Suite 1 King Bed
SUITE 1K 354-484 SQ FT SOFA BED WIFI 42in LCD TV FRIDGE COFFEE iHOME RADIO
K- 1 Bedroom Suite 2 Double Beds
Newly renovated suite features iHome clock radio, 42 LCD television and coffemaker.
Executive VIP Suite 1 King Bed
VIP SUITE 1K SOFA BED DINING TABLE 42in LCD TV SOAKING TUB UPGRADED BATH SITTING AREA
Deluxe ADA Guest Room 1 King Bed
Newly renovated-42 LCD TV-complimentary wi-fi

Amenities

  • High-speed internet
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
Air conditioned
No smoking rooms/facilities
Free local telephone calls
Elevators
FEMA approved
Activities
Fitness Center
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Coffee maker in room
Coffee shop
Room service
Services
24 hour front desk
Maid service
ATM/Cash machine
Security
Wake-up service
In-Room Safe
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Barber shop
Porters
Conference facilities
Gift shop
Copy service
Audio visual equipment
Conference suite
Internet
High-speed internet
Parking
Parking
Indoor parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities
Accessible facilities
Accessible rooms
Accessible parking
Room
Television with cable
Telephone
AM/FM alarm clock
Electronic door locks
Sprinklers in rooms

Nearby points of interest

  • University of Minnesota: 0.1 mi
  • Williams Arena: 0.2 mi
  • Mariucci Arena: 0.3 mi
  • TCF Bank Stadium: 0.3 mi
  • Weisman Art Museum: 0.4 mi
  • Guthrie Theater: 1.3 mi
  • Stone Arch Bridge: 1.4 mi
  • Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome: 1.4 mi
  • Mill City Museum: 1.4 mi
  • Foshay Tower: 2.1 mi
  • American Swedish Institute: 2.2 mi
  • Minneapolis Convention Center: 2.2 mi
  • Peavey Plaza: 2.2 mi
  • Target Center: 2.3 mi
  • Orpheum Theatre: 2.4 mi
  • University of Minnesota: 0.1 mi
  • Williams Arena: 0.2 mi
  • Mariucci Arena: 0.3 mi
  • TCF Bank Stadium: 0.3 mi
  • Weisman Art Museum: 0.4 mi
  • Guthrie Theater: 1.3 mi
  • Stone Arch Bridge: 1.4 mi
  • Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome: 1.4 mi
  • Mill City Museum: 1.4 mi
  • Foshay Tower: 2.1 mi
  • American Swedish Institute: 2.2 mi
  • Minneapolis Convention Center: 2.2 mi
  • Peavey Plaza: 2.2 mi
  • Target Center: 2.3 mi
  • Orpheum Theatre: 2.4 mi
  • Children's Theatre Company: 2.4 mi
  • Minneapolis Institute of Arts: 2.4 mi
  • Target Field: 2.5 mi
  • Basilica of St. Mary: 2.8 mi
  • Riverview Theater: 2.8 mi
  • Minneapolis Sculpture Garden: 2.9 mi
  • Lake of the Isles: 3.8 mi
  • Minnehaha Park: 4.1 mi
  • Lakewood Cemetery: 4.5 mi
  • Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden: 4.7 mi
  • Lake Harriet Rose Garden: 4.9 mi
  • Lake Harriet Band Shell: 5 mi
  • The Bakken Museum: 5.1 mi
  • Lake Harriet: 5.3 mi
  • The Museum of Russian Art: 5.4 mi

Dining

The Beacon Public House
The Beacon Public House is The Commons new signature restaurant giving diners an alternative to the local chain and fast-casual restaurants. Regional-influenced gastropub cuisine - blending local product with a strong sense of local identity.
Starbucks
Starbucks is open from 5 30am to 11 00pm and is located lobby level
Applebees
Located lobby level and are able to be reached within the hotel. Applebees hours are 630am to 1am with a full menu available 7 days a week

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
03:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

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 (51)

Ratings and reviews for The Commons Hotel

Overall score

3.9 / 5
5.01.0
51 out of 51
Amenities:
3.7
Room cleanliness:
4.2
Hotel staff:
4.2
Room comfort:
4.2
Location:
4.4
Value:
3.7

96% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of The Commons Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Ndn Prof
Business
Tempe, AZ
Jul 30, 2013

Minnesota Nice!

Stayed for two nights and thoroughly enjoyed the room. Despite all of the construction going on because of the new light rail system, my experience was none the worse for wear. All the furnishings were comfortable and well-maintained. The room was stylish without being pretentious. Also, the staff that ran the front desk were always friendly and professional. My only criticism is with housekeeping. Whomever worked the third floor, left me with dirty drinking glasses. Then, on the day of my departure, was banging on my door at 8:15 am. I told her that I was still getting ready. She banged some more. I said again, “I’m still getting dressed!” “Huh?” she said. “I’m not ready yet.” Because I still needed to finish packing, as well as get some breakfast, I put the “do not disturb” sign on the doorknob. Five minutes later the maid was banging on the door again. I opened it and the maid asked, “When you leaving?” “Check out time is noon isn’t it?” “Oh, okay,” she said with stress in her voice. Then, when I was standing at the elevator, which was next to my room—I was on my way to breakfast—the maid spotted me and asked, “You leaving now?” I shook my head. “Oh, okay,” she said again with the same disappointed tone. Anyway, other than that, the hotel was pretty good.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Head over to Dinkytown for outstanding but very affordable meals. Checkout Camdi and Vescio's in particular.

Review of The Commons Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
RDFs Mom
Maryland
Jul 2, 2013

Freshman Orientation

Perfect location from the University. The staff was professional and courteous. We will definitely stay here again!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of The Commons Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
AT Minnesota
Mankato, Minnesota
May 28, 2013

Average hotels

The location is good, but need to pay for parking. Otherwise, all services are average. Decent hotel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
3
Review of The Commons Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Gopher Mom
La Crosse, WI
Mar 17, 2013

location, location, location

If you are visiting the U of M, the hotel is right on campus. You are able to park and easily walk to any building. The front desk and restaraunt staff was very helpful and friendly. We will stay here again. For other travelers it may be worth staying further away from campus to save money, you can find rooms for much less in the surrounding area.

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

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
PA College Dad
Wallingford, PA
Feb 18, 2013

The place to stay if visiting the University of Minnesota

Comfortable updated rooms, excellent, extremely friendly and competent staff, restaurant very well managed. Great location for events or business at the University of Minnesota.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of The Commons Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Inomni
Business
OKC
Dec 19, 2012

Beautiful Hotel!

I absolutely adore this hotel!! I commented on how much I loved the decor, they told me it was newly redesigned in a "Geek Chic" theme! Right up my alley! The rooms were just a normal size, but decorated beautifully. My room only had a shower, no tub. Don't know if that is the norm. Customer service was excellent, loved the lobby, and rooms were comfy. Even the little hotel shop was fun. Can highly recommend this place!

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

Business

Shopping tip: In Hotel

Check out the small hotel gift shop. Fun stuff!

Review of The Commons Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Jo mom
turnersville nj
Sep 6, 2012

great trip to visit family

wonderful location, friendly and helpful staff. very clean

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

on campus

Review of The Commons Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Vote for Mitt
Boston
Aug 27, 2012

Hotel construction

Great hotel centrally located on the UMinn campus. Downside is the street outside is under heavy construction and so is the entire lower floor lobby area of the hotel including the front entrance. Everyone must enter through the side entrance and parking your car is an adventure of detours and one ways. Lots of dust, hanging plastic in the main lobby. Front desk is a temporary table with a few computers. No business center. Room was clean and well attended.

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

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
CA Bus Trav
Business
Irvine, CA
Aug 24, 2012

Not A 4 Star Experience

This was not a 4 star experience. The hotel is undergoing extensive renovation and no amenities were available due to the construction. Many streets around the hotel are torn up and car travel was difficult. I would not have stayed at the hotel if the renovation was disclosed which it was not!

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

Business

Review of The Commons Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Mellen760
St. Louis
Jun 20, 2012

OK but a couple of issues

the remote did not work and we had to call twice before someone finally came (the desk clerk sent the guy to the wrong room). Also the shower rod was sagging which caused the curtain to be too long and I slipped and fell in the shower. The location was good even with the construction on Washington Ave.

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