Thursday, March 5, 2009

Embassy Suits

So here it is, my review on the Embassy Suites in Down Town St. Paul, MN! You can see their site HERE....

We checked in at 5:30 PM, without any problems... Plenty of parking (I do however think $10 a day for parking is insane! Come on, we paid alot for just the room!) and the front desk man was SO very nice!

We headed right to our room (a corner king suite). The room was very easy to find, but right above the work out room... needless to say at times it sounded like someone needed some stool softeners down below! And when the weights were dropped, it sounded like a bowling alley! We did talk a walk past the "BOWLING ALLEY BATHROOM" and it was a very nice workout room! Bright and big!

My husband actually hated the suite! Well, not hated, but just thought it REALLY needed an update! All the woodwork was the color of Breast Fed Baby Poo! ISH! But it had 2 really nice big screen TV's (which we didn't really watch much) but they looked nice!

They serve FREE drinks and snacks in the eating area from 5:30-7:30 each night! A managers reception I think they call it... Either way, we did NOT see a mananger either night we were down there.... HMMM????!!!! We did however have some cold ones (Fuzzy Navels for me!) and tipped the bartender kindly!


We ate a the Pub that was in the hotel both nights we were there... CORKS PUB! They had great food and wonderfully expensive drinks... But we did shoot a few games of pool and met a fun couple that works for our local channel 5! HELLO GUYS!

Each morning the serve HOT breakfast to order! I was ultra impressed with the cooks ability to make an omelet... I really did stand there with my mouth wide open in AWE!!! The food was great and the area was always clean! They had fresh fruit and yummy juice! The even had this super cool toaster for my wonderful english muffins!!!!!

They did offer free shuttle service that we did use once to head to the Science Museum. The driver on the way there was So nice and kind and when I got off, I forgot to tip him... I felt horrible, and when we got back I gave his tip to a woman at the front desk and asked her to give it to him... (he was not the same man on the way back!) When we did want to head back to the hotel, we just called a number and the shuttle came to get us after just a 15 min wait! NOT bad!

All in all I would give this hotel a 4 1/2 star rating NOT a full 5 because of the need for room updates, but other than that... EVERYTHING went wonderfully! The staff was all so very nice, the area was clean, and even the other guests in the hotel were very nice! SOOO if you are ever wanting a weekend away, and live in the area, head to the embassy suites in Downtown St. Paul, and if you are ever in the area visiting, stay here.... even though the cost is alittle more... you can get a room with 2 queens and the pull out couch and sleep that family of 6 (ok, so I am excited about that myself!!!!! Hotel hunting with a big family is hard to do!)

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