My sister and I wanted clean and quiet, and that’s what we got. One-night (09-22-16) stay on a Thursday in room 425 at the Best Western Premier Nicollet Inn, Burnsville, Minnesota, just north of Co Rd 42 and I-35E. Two nights ahead, I booked directly on the hotel’s website. $154.16 with taxes, not including housekeeping tip: 2 adults, 1 room, 2 Queen beds.
Room 425: Two comfortably firm Queen beds, four super squishy pillows each. Wide window with marble sill and great light-blocking curtains. Overlooks parking lot and Fairview Ridges Specialty Care Center.
Barb was courteous at check-in. Two professionally dressed staff at front desk at check-in. Two different professionally dressed staff at front desk at check-out. Receipt under the door in the morning without having to request it. Courteous check-out at front desk.
Ample free parking. I saw at least two luggage carts. Newer finishes throughout all areas. Ice machine on every floor!
Accessibility: Two small/average curb ramps in curb. One in front of lobby, one in front of restaurant. Not easy to see. Not marked with yellow paint or other distinguishing marks. Auto sliding door at entry. Well-tiled ramp in lobby next to two steps to access elevators.
Pool area behind front desk, accessed with room key: two doors, one each for ramp access or stairs down into the pool area. Small pool (3-5 feet) with no steps: Two ladders, pool lift under blue tarp. Small, shallow (2.6 feet), two-tier hot tub with steps, pool lift: nice warm bath for belly button and lower, my sister reports. Lots of fluffy, long pool towels. Door by the towels looks like a single stall unisex restroom, but is a door to another hallway—take your key so you don’t get locked out of the pool area—with doors on the left to men and women’s restrooms (didn’t go in), and a set of stairs beyond that to another hall.
Room 425 bathroom: Marble counter. Some scuffing in bathroom on “wood” finishes. No good place to hang suits/wet clothes; made do with towels over the curved curtain rod and side of tub, with suits draped over them. Box of tissues in a fancy cover by the sink. Soap dish.
Shower walls nicely tiled. Shower pressure adequate. If you’re tall enough, you can twist the head for more concentrated spray, but it’s not hard pressure. Three hand towels, four bath towels. Two wash cloths rolled up between soaps and small vanity mirror. One makeup removal cloth. One shoe mitt. Hair dryer in a bag on the shelf. I lightly heard forced air through the HVAC vent over the shower; no switch by the light switch for another fan.
Sounds: Pretty quiet stay. From the bathroom, I could lightly hear water run in bathroom next door, but I didn’t notice it from the sleeping area. I couldn’t hear the light hum of the fridge from the sleeping area.
No luggage rack in room. One bench under mirror, to right of massive TV, where’d I’d expect a refrigerator, but the fridge, microwave, coffee maker, and ice bucket are inside the bathroom, to the left of the sink.
Room service: One cheese pizza ($16.07 plus tip) from the attached restaurant, Morgan’s Farm to Table. It was very thin and limp (other than the over-crispy outer edges), without much sauce. The (fancy? squeaky?) cheese was nicely browned on top without being burnt, but I’d rather get a more main-stream restaurant pizza. It was like a cheap, generic frozen pizza cooked in an inconsistent oven. After looking at the menu and prices, I probably won’t bother with Morgan’s again. less