Hyatt Place, Minneapolis – Hotel Review

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During our recent weekend trip to Minneapolis, we opted to stay at the Hyatt Place Minneapolis/Eden Prairie hotel. We have stayed at several Hyatt Place’s previously, so had a good idea of what to expect from this hotel chain.

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Location

Located in close proximity to the interstate, this hotel is perfect if you rent a vehicle and want to explore the Minneapolis and St. Paul region. However, given it’s apparent distance from downtown Minneapolis and also the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport, you would be well advised to consider if this Hyatt Place will meet your needs or not.

Room

Hyatt Place

One of the primary benefits of staying at a Hyatt Place is that all of the rooms are suites, so you are presented with a good sized accommodation with living quarters separated from the sleeping arrangements. Our room offered a good size living room with a small kitchenette and small study area whilst past the partitioned wall was a king sized bed, vanity and bathroom containing a walk-in shower. We had no complaints at all with the room quality and everything was very well manicured and clearly well maintained.

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Amenities

In-Room

  • Free Wi-Fi – Obviously a key aspect of any in-room service at a hotel. Although we didn’t use the internet very much, the connection was smooth and provided good speed which is honestly all you can ask for.
  • 42″ TV – A good sized TV along with a variety of cable channels available. I know that a TV is not necessarily a primary amenity within a hotel room, but it’s always nice to have one available especially with such a vast range of channels at your disposal.

Hotel

  • Free Parking – Excellent parking facilities outside the hotel. We were fortunate to find a spot directly in front of the hotel lobby area but even without this there are plenty of excellent parking options available within short walking distance of the hotel entrance.
  • Swimming Pool
  • Fitness Center – 24 hour access available

Dining

The Hyatt Place offers an excellent, complimentary breakfast with a wide range of cuisine options available. If you would like a hot breakfast, eggs, sausage and toast and readily available whilst if you prefer a lighter option, fruit, bagels and cereal are on offer.

In addition to the complimentary options, there is a selection of specialty Starbucks options available from the bar which also offers late night beverages and a 24/7 dining menu.

Summary and Details

Our experience at the Hyatt Place Minneapolis/Eden Prairie hotel was nothing but positive! I know we are doing hotel reviews in the hope of providing constructive criticism but we honestly found nothing to report with a negative connotation. Everything from the moment we checked in to us leaving the hotel Sunday morning was smooth, efficient and a pleasurable experience. I can only hope that every other hotel that we stay at in the future follows suit. I think the best aspect of this hotel is the price. For $75 you would generally expect a mid-range hotel chain, but the reality is the Hyatt Place have a really competitive price point which gives them an advantage over their rivals because the look and feel of the hotel has a more ‘luxury’ appeal to it!

Dates: Saturday, March 15, 2014 – Sunday, March 16, 2014 (1 Night)

Price: $75 per night

16 COMMENTS

    • Very true Jeff! I think sometimes these modern hotel chains lose their sense of locality and just offer generic trends throughout their locations. But the Hyatt Place certainly has adopted this boutique, luxury approach at a very affordable price – win, win situation if you ask me.

    • It was a real steal Lauren for sure! It’s always nice when you find a great deal and the quality of the hotel is higher than you anticipated.

      Highly recommend Hyatt Place hotel chain.

    • The price is really what makes this hotel such an inviting deal for folks, at least in my opinion anyway. Add to this the amount of space you have and I really do think you would struggle to find something as equally competitive as the Hyatt Place in this neck of the woods.

  1. Have to agree with Noel there. The suites look very spacious, pleasant decor and comfortable. I don’t find the outside of the hotel very inviting but having seen inside and read your comments, I’d be more happy to stay there for that price.

    • The exterior probably is the most ‘generic’ and ‘boring’ aspect of the hotel but after you look beyond this, you enter into a beautiful interior which certainly outweighs any negative thoughts you may have before walking into the lobby area.

    • It certainly is Erin! Plus the Hyatt Place offer locations throughout the United States and I would recommend trying them out if you ever get the opportunity – plus you will be able to provide your own judgement then!

  2. I love this about the US hotels – so many hotels are suite-hotels. It makes such a difference, to the price – as it is a level playing field. But also if you are away with work for a good amount of time and want some space and variation.

    • It definitely is beneficial Anna having that extra space especially if you are staying in a hotel for multiple nights. When you combine this with an affordable rate such as what the Hyatt Place offers, you have a no brainer in our opinion!

  3. Looks like a great place to stay, the price is very reasonable. Big fan of the free Wifi! Will certainly consider it when going to Minneapolis.

    • You won’t be disappointed Nina, this hotel has everything you will need when visiting Minneapolis. As you can see from the map, it’s not downtown Minneapolis so that may be the one negative aspect but if you are renting a car which I would also highly recommend, it’s a great spot to stay!

    • I have been thinking the same thing Paul about several hotel chains here in the States. Just how do they do it with such low rates and small margins. All I can think is that they calculate their margins in such a way to keep folks in their rooms – more folks in rooms even with low prices is better than a half empty hotel! More folks lead to extra costs such as room service and the bar etc – maybe that’s where they make the extra money! Very good point though.

      I know the Hyatt Place places a strong competitive advantage on low rates though I think this rate was particularly low for them – I would generally expect to pay somewhere in the region of $100-120 per night staying at this chain.

      The hotel wasn’t full by any means but I am putting that down to the location in terms of being a little out of mainstream Minneapolis. Plus the time of the year we visited likely doesn’t attract all that many tourists but we enjoyed it and would encourage anyone visiting here to stay at this hotel.

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