Embassy Suites St. Paul - Downtown
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Unbelievable. That is the only word that I can come up with right now! I just received an email from
the Global Connections office here at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, confirming that I will be studying abroad in China in February! This blog will allow me to keep contact with my family, friends, professors and fellow travelers as I travel this country of 1.35 billion people. Even though I do not leave for another ...
Normally we are running late to the airport. Like when we were going to Paris, we almost missed the plane, no seriously. They were paging us like crazy and we had to sprint to the gate.
Today though, we were on time but of course, the plane delayed. Why is it that when you're running late, the plane is early but when you're running on time, the plane is late? Go figure!!!!
From Minneapolis, we will fly to Chicago, then to Miami and after a 4 ...
... what happened when the Soviet corn crops failed.
After meeting Ron Kelsey, we wandered some more through the agriculture building, found the food building, where Doug had his Minnesota treats, and made our way over to the livestock. By this time, it was brutally hot in the sun, and any walking on the pavement was miserable. The livestock buildings were hot, but not awful. We were amazed at how beautiful the hides of ...
... lbs. of gifts that we were bringing to Hallie's host family and the Henigs.
We checked in! There was no problem. We went through security and there was no problem. Then we had to wait about 2 hours before we could board the plane.
I met Mary and her partner Bobi. They were very nice. I also met Jamie, the boy's coach. I of course knew Shawna. So the weirdest thing of all was that all of the C2 boys and C3 girls were ...
... driving. The interstate speed limit was 75 mph (For those that can't or are too lazy to convert that's around 120 km/h) and 4 lanes or more. I get to Fargo at 4pm. I planned on staying in Fargo for the night but since I left home 2 hours earlier than I intended there was no point in stopping for the day with so much daylight driving still available (that and I didn't want to be stuffed into a wood chipper, don't cha know)
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Embassy Suites St. Paul - Downtown Saint Paul
Pleasant stay, wonderful breakfast
Before we had booked a reservation, I had read the reviews and was leary, but after staying my husband and I loved it, we stayed there one night and our room was nice, clean, and comfortable, also the breakfast buffet in the morning was great. I reccommend this hotel, the atrium is beautiful and the staff is very friendly.
Great experience! Cant wait to come back for another stay!
I was worried about my stay after reading the other reviews of the St Paul Embassy Suites Hotel. I'm not one to believe everything I read so I gave this Hotel a chance and I'm glad I did. Everything was great for my 2-week stay. I didn't have one issue at all. The staff was friendly and helpful. The shuttle drivers were willing to take me any place I wanted to go, and the food was great too. If I should have to travel to St Paul again, this hotel would be my first choice.
This was one of the most disgusting hotels we have ever stayed in. The indoor courtyard is beautiful, but the hotel room had large areas of peeling paint which my 15 month old daughter was picking at every time she saw it. The glass doors on the tv cabinet were broken off and laying in the bottom of the cabinet. We had the very unfortunate experience of getting the stomach flu during our stay and the hotel staff did not clean our toilet for 3 days even though they "pretended" to clean the room. It was quite obvious the toilet was never even swished out with a brush. This was some of the worst housekeeping I've ever experienced. And at $140 a day (including tax), the watered down alcohol at the manager's reception hardly make up for the steep price. Pay a little more and stay at the St. Paul Hotel - I wish we would have, and next time we will! Also had the most expensive hotel laundry facilities I've ever seen - $2 for wash and $2 for the dryer!
It was ok by me
I vowed to myself I would write a review. I had booked this hotel before checking the reviews....and decided not to hassle with cancelling....but was fairly nervous in venturing forward.
Positives: Exterior, accessibility, lovely lobby and atrium, happy hour, ability to have adjoining rooms, friendliness of staff, cleanilness.
Neutral: size of the suite, decor
Negatives: crowded dining area for breakfast (not nearly enough space), crowded swimming pool, a few lights out in the suite, poor soundproofing.
Anyway, compared to what I expected I was quite pleased....and overall...thought it was fine.
Don't waste your time staying here. Look at the other postings and see if you see a pattern. It's consistently inconsistent. Do you want to risk your stay on something you can't be sure of?
Loved Embassy Suites and St. Paul
I thought this was a great hotel especially with the great price I got from Priceline. What I liked: two-room suites, Free two-hour happy hour, free full breakfast, adult swim from 10 to 12 in the evening, Nice hottub and steam room. The people working there were all very friendly and helpful too. The only thing that I thought was true from the other reviews were that the sheets didn't stay tucked in the beds (big deal). We had our bikes and biked down to the river and on the trails and then up to Summit and down it and Grand. What a great trip we had. Would definitely stay at this hotel again.
We stayed here for a night during the MN State Fair last year. What a DISASTER. First, my two friends, young daughter, and I go to our suite: there's a couple in there already--naked, smoking in bed, obviously enjoying some post-coital bliss. We back out, go back to registration, complain, get another room. The next morning, I go to pay the bill: there are charges for two porn movies on our bill. I tell them we did not watch porn movies--they refuse to take the charges off our bill. I get upset and tell them there is no way we watched porn movies, we have a young child with us. They basically tell me to get lost. I go back to my husband and friends, I'm practically in tears, my husband has to go and demand to talk to the manager and refuse to leave the front desk until they take the porn movie charges off our bill. It completely ruined our trip down to the Twin Cities, having to deal with the crap and the unprofessionalism of the staff. What a bunch of idiots. Since then, I've refused to stay there, I prefer to stay elsewhere and pay a little more, with the assurance I don't have to deal with people having sex in the hotel room I'm walking into or the front desk trying to force me into paying for porn movies I never ordered, and never watched. Ick, just remembering this experience makes me angry.
Never stay at this dog
This hotel was a big disappointment and is not like any other Embassy Suites hotel we have every stayed in. As another reviewer pointed out, we were kept up very late by out of control revelers...the police were later called in. Looking up and seeing 7 floors of bewildered and frightened guests, many with children, it DID resemble a 3rd world country. Staff did nothing to allay anyone's fears. We all had to figure it out on our own, with our daughter so frightened she hid in the bedroom.Our room was dirty?beds were a joke (sheets and mattress pad don?t stay in place as they are not fitted)...my dog would probably turn up his nose at the complimentary breakfast. This poorly run hotel marred an otherwise great trip to a wonderful city.
Great Spot - good shuttle, roomy rooms
Our family stayed at the Embassy Suites St. Paul and we loved the hotel. With the extra space that EVERY room had, our kids didn't drive us nuts before it was time to check out. The breakfast was great, and the staff was friendly. Downside - the elevators were slow and the pool is on the small side. Oh, and the kids LOVED the ducks, that swim in their pond system throughout the public areas of the hotel. We will for sure come again.
Absolutely one of the worst
We stayed during a roller hockey tournament in summer 2002. The hotel was so completely out of control, we eventually called the St. Paul Police, who responded immediately, professionally and in reasonable force. The only thing the staff did well was to vacuum up the glass vials outside of our room. Certainly the worst hotel experience I can clearly recall. I've felt more secure in third world countries.