Minneapolis, MN (St. Louis Park)

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On December 20, 2012
Last modified:December 20, 2012


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The DoubleTree Park Place in Minneapolis (just outside, actually) is the perfect host for small time insurance seminars or B-list baseball card conventions. But read this anyway.

Hotel Name: DoubleTree Park Place
Location: Minneapolis, MN (USA)
Room Type: Two Double Beds | Non-Smoking

Doubletree Sweet Dreams Beds

Really the best part. – Sweet Dreams Bed at Doubletree Park Place.

The Room:  The beds are comfortable and consistent with what I’ve found across the DoubleTree brand. Other than that I can’t imagine wanting to do much more this room. The desk isn’t bad on space but not quite what the modern ‘papers and gadgets-everywhere‘ business traveler might have in mind…but the chair is comfortable. Entertainment? Even if you’re not much of a TV snob, this one could use a few extra inches. Channel selection is adequate, basic- basic cable and movies.

Your washroom offers up a sink, toilet and shower/bath combo. Even the most creative cell in my brain can’t find a way to make it sound special. Amenities are by “Citron” and with the exception of the small bar of soap, worth leaving in your room.

Service: I got a cookie when I checked in. It was warm and delicious. I think there was a person there too.

Room Chair

Mmmm. Loafy. – Chair in standard room at DoubleTree Park Place, Minneapolis, MN

Overall: I’m not hating on the DoubleTree, I”m just not all that excited about it. The common areas are tired, the rooms are a smidge dark and dated but comfortable. It’s location just outside Minneapolis and near some very good shopping and entertainment options make it worthy as a place to learn about term life insurance, buy a  Butch Wynegar card from 1978 for a ridiculous price…or sleep.

Rating (Room-only): 3 hops of 5

How we got it: Standby-style upgrades are offered at booking (This was not an upgrade). If available rooms may come with better (but not great) views or are 2 room units with a sofa.

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