We traveled from Iowa with our Daughter’s family for an appointment our toddler granddaughter had at Gillette Children’s Healthcare Specialty at 9:00 AM..
We had stayed at that same Home2 Suites by Hilton last summer and when the location of the hotel was discovered to be right next to the clinic, with winter in Minnesota and morning rush hour traffic, it was the perfect location.
FYI...There are no discounts for hotel guests that are there for medical appointments with the clinic..that is too bad considering the location.
About the hotel...
There is a complimentary breakfast. The Breakfast Bar is just that...a long bar with food above and refrigerators below...I had to search for the milk (in cartons) and coffee cups. Both are found below. You can find omelets and breakfast sandwiches, refrigerated and wrapped. There is a number on the wrapper pertaining to the setting for you to microwave yourself. There is also hot oatmeal, cold cereal, donuts, yogurt, bread and a belt toaster, wrapped boiled eggs, two waffle irons and I am not sure what else as far as breakfast food goes. You will also find regular dinner plates and table ware. There is a container to place your dishes and tableware after eating.
Breakfast is only 3 hours, 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM. It may have different hours for weekends. I am not sure. We always try to make sure we are up and ready early to avoid any breakfast rush. This trip we were there during the week and we had the area pretty much to ourselves. Our last trip was a weekend trip and last summer visiting family. I thought were up by 6:15 and eating with plenty of space. An hour or so later, there was a backed up line at the bar of families trying to get breakfast for their kids. With the area being linear and not a lot of space between the table has people sitting and eating.
There is another eating area...not terribly big but you can take your food to your room as there is a kitchen. We were surprised at so many families leaving with coolers and bags. It was a Minnesota Fair weekend.
Both times my husband and I stayed in the 1 King bed no smoking suite and we thought the room was very generous in size.
The staff there was very nice and helpful. We thought we might have to stay a third night due to a procedure that was suggested and not expected. Hector was so kind to help us with that. It turned out we didn’t need the third night after all. Thank you Hector!!!
Home2 Suites has a cleaning schedule different from what we are use to in other hotels...you will find that schedule on the bathroom mirror. According to the schedule, there is no cleaning on the weekends unless requested.
I only had one complaint this trip. I meant to mention it at the front desk. But will mention it here. I went to take a shower and noticed a few hairs as well as a few brownish soap scums spots on the walls only. The floors were clean. For my own comfort level I wiped the shower down before using it.
I use to clean houses for a living...in a dry shower or tub, a vacuum hose will suck up all hairs, it keeps them from getting caught in your cleaning cloths allowing them to be deposited elsewhere...please just one more glance to make sure everything is clean. I know housekeeping works hard and has a schedule to keep, but returning guests and good reviews are priceless.
Everything else in our room was clean and we even came back from being out and about, our bed was made.
I do have one question. What is the rule about dishes in a suite? I know I would do them. I have no idea what others do. Did I miss written directions in the room?
As a rule, we prefer to stay Hampton Inns but We would stay at this location again!
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