Comfy hotel, great location, poor breakfast experience
23/09/2018 Jonathan S, Alton, United Kingdom
Stayed here for two nights whilst on vacation, September 2017. If you don’t want to pay top whack for the Radisson Blu, this is a great alternative for close proximity to Mall of America which is just... more
Stayed here for two nights whilst on vacation, September 2017. If you don’t want to pay top whack for the Radisson Blu, this is a great alternative for close proximity to Mall of America which is just a ten minute walk. As such it’s a popular choice, and seemed to be busy throughout our stay. The pool area was large and looked like a lot of fun for kids, so a really good family choice.
Our room was comfortable and spacious, and despite having a view of busy Cedar Ave was well enough soundproofed that the traffic noise did not disturb. Sadly the same could not be said of internal noise. Doors connecting hotel rooms are great for families/groups wanting to stay together but for the rest of us are just an annoying means of ensuring that you can hear next door’s conversations or TV more clearly! WiFi quality was fine when I could access it. Password supplied clearly written on the room key did not work when entered on any of my devices, but when I asked the receptionist to input it all was fine.
Biggest problem here was breakfast. We didn’t expect or want much, but quality somewhat lacking on the cooked food and worst of all, the breakfast area isn’t large enough to accommodate the number of guests using it. Not being early risers, the only tactic that worked for us both mornings was to arrive at 09:55, early enough to grab a few bits before breakfast is cleared away at 10AM and late enough that there were tables vacant. Not ideal. less