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.
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.
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.
- 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.
- 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
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