Our recent Minnesota Holiday Weekend adventure was spread out over three cities: Minneapolis, St. Paul and Roseville. We needed a hotel near the Twin Cities so we decided Roseville’s location made a perfect home base for our explorations. Think of the cities as a triangle with Roseville be about equidistant from the others. Our visit was hosted by Visit Roseville, who put us in the ideal hotel for traveling families: Residence Inn.
My favorite part of this hotel is the layout. We had a two-bedroom suite, with two bathrooms, kitchen and living room.I’m not going to lie: After spending a full day together, it was nice to give everyone their own space once back at the hotel.
I once (briefly) worked at a Residence Inn, so I’m familiar with the spread they have for complimentary hot breakfasts. Families with picky kids can still find food to eat before beginning their own adventures.
The dining area is inviting, with a fireplace and cozy nook.
If you’re here for longer than a weekend, consider making use of their complimentary errand-running services to get food to stock your room’s fridge.
By far, the big hit at the hotel for my kids was the pool and hot tub. There’s also an exercise room if you’re feeling motivated.
There’s an outdoor patio and basketball court for to enjoy when the weather’s nicer. Visiting in December didn’t stop a group of boys from a pick-up game of basketball while we were there.
We were surprised at the affordability of this hotel. While we received a complimentary stay so I can write about it, we did check out rates for a room like ours.
While it’s tempting to want to stay downtown and walk to attractions, the appeal of this hotel is its affordability, spacious suites, and free parking. Plus, we found none of our destinations were a long drive (see all that we visited in this post). And it’s near a Walmart for any of those emergency trips to buy toiletries your left at home.
If you go
Residence Inn by Marriott Minneapolis St. Paul/Roseville
Where: 2985 Centre Pointe Drive, Roseville, Minn.