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Graduate Minneapolis

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

My husband had some tests at the UM Medical Center. We really enjoyed seeing all of the college students studying in the lobby, and we had fun playing air hockey. The restaurant was excellent--we ate nearly every meal there. There is a Starbucks on site. This hotel is retro hipster cool. We come from Portland and this is starting to feel a little played out, but everything looked great. The room was slightly small, but comfortable. We will stay here again.

We loved this newly-renovated hotel. The staff were incredibly nice and efficient. A special shout out to the front desk staff who were superb. Our bed was very comfortable and we slept so well. We greatly enjoyed being able to walk to so many places. The renovations are beautiful, especially the fire pit in the lobby. We loved the positive energy throughout the place. We ate breakfast and dinner at the restaurant and the food was good. I look forward to returning.

The hotel it's self was beautiful and very convent but didn't enjoying being woken up, 2 mornings in a row, at 7:30am, by construction in the floor above us... I would recommend staying there once construction is done.

The facility is undergoing renovations and we were in the unrenovated part. Very sparse furnishing, internet not working in our room, poorly lit and with a window that looked out on HVAC equipment totally blocking the light -- not to mention the view.

We loved the quick access to the light rail stop and there was a lot of food choices around us that had we been staying longer we would have loved to try out the variety. The hotel was getting some updates, but our room was modern and the beds were comfortable, but the temperature control was difficult to manage, so that did affect my sleep that night.

My family and I LOVED everything about this hotel. Perfect for visitors to the area that are familiar with the Twin Cities, conveniently located near the U of M stadium, and lots of stuff going on around the hotel, too! However, if you're visiting for the first time and need something near the airport, this might not be the hotel for you. Still, though, having lived in Minny for 3 years, staying here made us realize how much we miss the Twin Cities!

I stayed at this hotel despite the $300 a night price tag because of the location. I was attending an event next door. The hotel is apparently under renovation, but who knows when that will end because the friend who recommended the hotel to me said it was under renovation when he was there a couple of years ago. Half the lobby appears to be blocked off. The hallways upstairs looked like something out of a movie where the hotel rents rooms by the hour. The rooms take forever to get into because the doors don't work. Get two key cards because one of them will eventually work. Others at the event were complaining about this, and I remembered at check in that the staff had to get a co-worker to make the key cards because her machine didn't work. And I know it wasn't the key because it opened the gym door immediately. Fridge in the room didn't work. It didn't even close all the way. The rooms themselves are alright. Not amazing, but alright. I didn't get the room I booked, but whatever. The Beacon restaurant was expensive, but nice. Good food. There is also a Starbucks in the hotel, a CVS or Walgreens across the street, and several bars within easy walking distance. It's also on the light rail. Super convenient. I'd have been disappointed at $150 a night considering the condition of the hotel, but at $300, it was absolutely appalling. I might stay there again if I need to for an event, but I personally wouldn't pay that for myself, and I'll be looking for other hotels next time.

Was speaking at the University but didn't want to stay out near the airport. The Commons was perfect--2 minute access to the heart of the campus, a wonderful restaurant and bar, a very helpful staff, and a surprisingly cozy environment that gave it the feeling of a wonderful lodge. Not to be missed, and the breakfast offerings are outstanding!

I enjoyed my stay & the room was very nice! The restaurants & bars around the area were fun to go to.

We tend to stay at the Commons Hotel regularly because of the close proximity to the athletic facilities and to local dining. We also enjoy the atmosphere and décor.

Across the street from University of Minnesota - super convenient. Friendly and hospitable with comfortable beds! The only negative - worn out hallway carpet - yuck.

Close to the light rail station; incredibly easy access from the airport.

Very contemporary feel. However I didn't like how loud the plumbing was in my room. I kept hearing clanking. Maybe just my room by chance I cannot speak for the entire building. Not to mention I could hear my neighbors talk to their kids clear as day. I would expect a more sound proof room for the price of stat. Facility is astheticly appealing. Rooms a large!!! Bathrooms are beautiful. The atmospher is of collage.

The staff went above and beyond to help us. The room was great but the hallways need a new carpet.

There were 2 pieces of clothing left by a previous guest (I guess) under the desk. The iron (an essential for all business travelers!) was dirty. That obscured all the good things the hotel has: a central location, a beautiful building with los of character and exquisite details (marbel counter in the bathroom, etc) and amazing restaurant. I would expect impecable service for that kind of money.

Perfect location on college campus, everything nearby. Train stops right in front. Hotel is clean, excellent service. One complaint is my heater stopped working. It was cool, not freezing.

We stayed for a relaxing Valentines Day evening. We also had an appointment at the U of M medical center the next morning. The only thing I would improve upon is the parking, it was very hard to figure out where to park at first. The staff was very friendly and the hotel in general seemed to be a little cold and drafty, the tile in the bathroom was very cold on the feet.

Stayed here prior to Vikings game. Very nice place, staff pleasant, food at restaurant great. For some reason, the room was just too hot. It seemed the thermostat had no effect on room temp. Turn it on and it got super warm, turn it off and it got cool. Just couldn't actually set temp and let it be. Very convenient to game with brunch served in morning, however, there was a long wait for brunch, so get there early.

dropped off our college son at centennial hall, which is only a block away

The Commons was a nice surprise. Located at the edge of the University of Minnesota East Campus in Minneapolis. The 8 story building has new, clean contemporary look. Within the building Applebies Resturant, Copy shop, Starbucks and barber shop. Across the street for a $1.75 the Light rail system takes you to Downtown Minneapolis or St. Paul in 15 minutes or Mall of America in 30 minutes. A nice surprise great spot.

615 Washington Ave SE Minneapolis MN

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to University of Minnesota-Minneapolis
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • 24-hour health club

Located in Dinkytown within a short walk of University of Minnesota-Minneapolis, Graduate Minneapolis is within 2 miles (3 km) of other popular sights such as Mill Ruins Park. This 304 -room, 4-star hotel welcomes guests with a restaurant, a 24-hour health club, and free in-room WiFi. Located centrally in Minneapolis, it's also close to Target Center and Target Field.


Dining

Enjoy a bite to eat at The Beacon Public House, the hotel's onsite restaurant. Savor a meal from the privacy of your room with room service, or get a pick-me-up at the coffee shop/café. Start each morning with cooked-to-order breakfast, available for a fee from 7 AM to 11 AM.


Rooms

All of Graduate Minneapolis's 304 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including refrigerators, coffee makers, and free local calls. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and LCD TVs with satellite channels. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Ironing boards and desks are also standard.


Property features

Guests of Graduate Minneapolis enjoy a 24-hour health club, free WiFi in public areas, and 16 meeting rooms. Parking is available for USD 20 per day (USD 27 per day for valet parking), and there's also a free area shuttle. The 24-hour front desk has staff standing by to help with dry cleaning/laundry and luggage storage. Additional amenities include conference space, a 24-hour business center, and a library.

Room options

Suite, 1 Bedroom (1 Bedroom)

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Suite, 1 Bedroom, Accessible (1 Bedroom)

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Suite, 1 Bedroom (1 Bedroom)

Full 2 | Sleeps 6

Suite, 1 Bedroom, Accessible (1 Bedroom)

Full 2 | Sleeps 6

Guest reviews for Graduate Minneapolis

Everyone (14) Business (13) Couples (16) Family (18) Other (4) Friends (3)
5

fun college hotel very close to medical center

Everyone

My husband had some tests at the UM Medical Center. We really enjoyed seeing all of the college students studying in the lobby, and we had fun playing air hockey. The restaurant was excellent--we ate nearly every meal there. There is a Starbucks on site. This hotel is retro hipster cool. We come from Portland and this is starting to feel a little played out, but everything looked great. The room was slightly small, but comfortable. We will stay here again.

By , from Portland, Oregon on Nov 12, 2017

5

lovely small hotel near the university

Everyone

We loved this newly-renovated hotel. The staff were incredibly nice and efficient. A special shout out to the front desk staff who were superb. Our bed was very comfortable and we slept so well. We greatly enjoyed being able to walk to so many places. The renovations are beautiful, especially the fire pit in the lobby. We loved the positive energy throughout the place. We ate breakfast and dinner at the restaurant and the food was good. I look forward to returning.

By on Oct 10, 2017

3

loud but nice

Everyone

The hotel it's self was beautiful and very convent but didn't enjoying being woken up, 2 mornings in a row, at 7:30am, by construction in the floor above us... I would recommend staying there once construction is done.

By , from illinois on Sep 11, 2017

2

if you need to be on campus ... but ...

Everyone

The facility is undergoing renovations and we were in the unrenovated part. Very sparse furnishing, internet not working in our room, poorly lit and with a window that looked out on HVAC equipment totally blocking the light -- not to mention the view.

By on Sep 1, 2017

5

under renovation

Everyone

We loved the quick access to the light rail stop and there was a lot of food choices around us that had we been staying longer we would have loved to try out the variety. The hotel was getting some updates, but our room was modern and the beds were comfortable, but the temperature control was difficult to manage, so that did affect my sleep that night.

By on Aug 28, 2017

5

perfect hotel for anyone familiar with the area!

Everyone

My family and I LOVED everything about this hotel. Perfect for visitors to the area that are familiar with the Twin Cities, conveniently located near the U of M stadium, and lots of stuff going on around the hotel, too! However, if you're visiting for the first time and need something near the airport, this might not be the hotel for you. Still, though, having lived in Minny for 3 years, staying here made us realize how much we miss the Twin Cities!

By , from Houston on Aug 20, 2017

2

convenient location, but a dump

Everyone

I stayed at this hotel despite the $300 a night price tag because of the location. I was attending an event next door. The hotel is apparently under renovation, but who knows when that will end because the friend who recommended the hotel to me said it was under renovation when he was there a couple of years ago. Half the lobby appears to be blocked off. The hallways upstairs looked like something out of a movie where the hotel rents rooms by the hour. The rooms take forever to get into because the doors don't work. Get two key cards because one of them will eventually work. Others at the event were complaining about this, and I remembered at check in that the staff had to get a co-worker to make the key cards because her machine didn't work. And I know it wasn't the key because it opened the gym door immediately. Fridge in the room didn't work. It didn't even close all the way. The rooms themselves are alright. Not amazing, but alright. I didn't get the room I booked, but whatever. The Beacon restaurant was expensive, but nice. Good food. There is also a Starbucks in the hotel, a CVS or Walgreens across the street, and several bars within easy walking distance. It's also on the light rail. Super convenient. I'd have been disappointed at $150 a night considering the condition of the hotel, but at $300, it was absolutely appalling. I might stay there again if I need to for an event, but I personally wouldn't pay that for myself, and I'll be looking for other hotels next time.

By on Aug 13, 2017

5

commons offers an outstanding experience!

Everyone

Was speaking at the University but didn't want to stay out near the airport. The Commons was perfect--2 minute access to the heart of the campus, a wonderful restaurant and bar, a very helpful staff, and a surprisingly cozy environment that gave it the feeling of a wonderful lodge. Not to be missed, and the breakfast offerings are outstanding!

By , from Shalimar, FL on May 8, 2017

Review comment responded on May 18, 2017

FL BIZ Guy, Thanks for the outstanding review of the Commons Hotel! We will be sure to share this great feedback with everyone here and I know our culinary and F&B team will love to hear your feedback about the breakfast offerings! Thanks for writing and for your business! Jerrod Simkins Director of Rooms

5
Everyone

I enjoyed my stay & the room was very nice! The restaurants & bars around the area were fun to go to.

By on Mar 26, 2017

4

nice place in the heart of the uofm

Families

We tend to stay at the Commons Hotel regularly because of the close proximity to the athletic facilities and to local dining. We also enjoy the atmosphere and décor.

By on Feb 21, 2017