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Ramada Plaza Minneapolis in Minneapolis, MN

Ramada Plaza Minneapolis in Minneapolis, MN

Specialties

Ramada offers meaningful relaxation - an affordable, welcoming, and restorative experience.  All Ramada hotels offer free WiFi, free in-room coffee and are a part of Wyndham Rewards loyalty program.

Ramada Limited Hotel:
Offering high-quality accommodations at value prices. Guests will enjoy free continental breakfast and swimming pools at most locations.

Ramada Hotel:
High-quality, attractive accommodations for the mid-market traveler. Amenities include swimming pools at most locations, on-site restaurants or a-la-carte food service, plus business services, meeting rooms and fitness facilities.

Ramada Plaza Hotel:
Taking the Ramada experience one step further in terms of service and style. Designed for today's most discerning travelers, these full-service hotels are conveniently located near city centers and/or airports. Most Ramada Plaza hotels offer on-site restaurants and lounges, conference and banquet facilities, a business center and fitness facilities.

History

Established in 2009.

Scalzo Hospitality purchased the hotel in 2009, rebranded to Ramada Plaza Minneapolis and completed renovations to the guest rooms, public spaces and meeting spaces.

Ramada Plaza Minneapolis is a full-service hotel conveniently located off I-35W and Industrial Blvd, three miles north of downtown Minneapolis and area attractions such as the MN State Fair Grounds, Target Field, Target Center and the Minneapolis Convention Center.

The pet friendly hotel offers free Wi-Fi, parking and shuttle service in a five-mile range as well as unique amenities such as a private courtyard and saline pool. All 248 guest rooms are non-smoking and designed with guest comfort in mind featuring six-port charging stations and movable ottomans for flexible seating and work spaces. The restaurant and lounge, Scalzo's Italian Grille, is open daily serving breakfast, lunch, happy hour and dinner. 10,000+ sq. ft. of flexible meeting space can accommodate a business meeting of 10 to a black-tie affair for 400.

 

Company Info:

Rating: 2.47

Address: 1330 Industrial Blvd., Minneapolis, MN, 55413
  • Mon: Open 24 hours
  • Tue: Open 24 hours
  • Wed: Open 24 hours
  • Thu: Open 24 hours
  • Fri: Open 24 hours
  • Sat: Open 24 hours
  • Sun: Open 24 hours

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Comments (15):

1. Sabrina L.
If I could give this place 0 stars i would. We came here for the weekend to look at the U of M campus. The first night we came everything seemed pleasant, the woman Jessie that checked us in was extremely nice. We go to our room, it seems clean, but we find out the toilet is clogged and the closet door is broken. Minimal things we could call and deal with.

The next day we leave to tour the city and come back to find out room still as we left it. NO room service came.  Beds unmade and no clean towels. We called down to the front desk and asked why our room had not been cleaned and they stated that our "do not disturb" sign had been placed up, which it wasn't. So the front desk lady sent up a man who was quite unhappy that we were making the request to get towels.

The next day we went down to the front desk and asked Abby to make sure that our room was cleaned. She assured us that it would be. We left all day, and once we got back, AGAIN, our room was untouched. Beds unmade and new new towels. We called again down to the front desk and they sent someone up who made the excuse that our sign mustve been up and when we said it wasn't he said that a lot of nurses were occupying our floor and for that reason they requested their rooms be cleaned every two days. BUT EVEN THEN, we had made the request with Abby.

TERRIBLE SERVICE.

17/04/11 | Link | Rating: 1.0
2. Jamie A.
Horrible Experience! We just had our wedding here last weekend. I would not recommend this hotel to anyone. I spent months planning our reception with Stephanie who works M-F not on the weekend when the event actually happened. She was great to work and very friendly and organized. However she was not there the day of the wedding after all the planning had been done with her only. We had a bad experience with the staff that day. nothing was set up how i had been told it would. no one was there to help us set up anything as i had been told they would so i ended up having to set up and take time out of my very busy day to make sure things got done right. my friends and family had to come down to help to and when they asked a staff member who was supposed to be in charge and helping his response was "I dont know, i dont get paid to do that" and then walked away. The catering manager who works weekends in place of stephanie when asked if she could help my photographer get a prop table for our photo booth seemed to not know what was going on and had no clue that one was even needed and the cocktail lobby was not set up how i had asked so i had to go hunt down someone to get tables out while my photographer stood around for 20 minutes with all her gear. it was a very stressful start to the day. After dinner (which did turn out good with no issues) we had around 11pm run out of the two kegs we had out for our guests with one on reserve in case we ran out. we had 170 people there so once we ran out i asked the bar tender to tap the reserve keg. The bartender had to get the manager Dave's approval who refused to let us have the reserve keg. Stating it would be a liability keep in mind it was 11pm and the wedding was going until 1am. He said there were people at the wedding he thought were too intoxicated to serve more keg beer to. he would not tell us who these individuals were or instead just have the bar cut them off if he thought they we too intoxicated. He cut the entire wedding off from the keg beer but let everyone keep buying drinks freely from the bar which made no sense at all. there were two security guards that were provided by the hotel in the lobby are one of which stated he also could not believe that Dave was refusing to open the reserve keg. The security guard told me and my family there was not one person they had seen or witnessed who was to intoxicated the entire evening. That is also where i was confused not one person there was stumbling around causing a scene or too drunk. My entire family dad, mom, sisters, wedding party, friends were trying to talk to Dave to understand why he was doing this? with two hours to go and plenty of people left trying to enjoy themselves. We wanted to provide free beer to our guests all night for flying in from all over and traveling from far places. But were refused and there was no compromise. It was rediculous. Dave also at the end of the night decided to tell me, my family and wedding party that there was an event in the ballroom in the morning and that he would like us to help tear the centerpieces down and clean up at 1am! i was furious this was not something we should have had to do or even have to worry about i was told i could leave things as they were and come back in the morning to clean up from day 1. So my tired family and friends had to do the hotels work at 1:30am to take runners, flowers, centerpieces and everything from the cocktail lobby had to be cleaned up it was awful everyone was stressed out and angry. Not to mention when my husband was speaking to Dave about the Keg he said you know we paid a lot of money to be here tonight id prefer to not have to buy my beers tonight. (and drink the keg we wanted to provide) his response was "whats the big deal just buy yourself your beers" i could keep going with my frustration but this place was NOT worth it and we were treated awful! so unorganized and frustrating for everyone involved. Dave was a real jerk to work with and left us with a horrible taste in our mouths and some bad memories. Find a different venue for your wedding!

22/10/12 | Link | Rating: 1.0
3. Brandon W.
Ugh, this place is beyond words.  I came here to spend a weekend with my girlfriend in Minneapolis so we could just get away from the hustle and bustle of Chicago for awhile.

When we pulled up to the hotel, I instantly got a feeling that something was off with this place.  Just by looking at the exterior of the hotel, I felt the experience would not be pleasant.  

Then we entered, it was surprisingly neat and pleasant looking.  The staff was very helpful, and when I asked to be placed on the highest floor, they told me I already was - what I didn't know was that the top floor was already reserved for SPG members. So we get to the top floor and exit the elevator and are both hit with incredible heat and humidity as well as a musky smell.

Our room was ok, not great.. The woman told me it had a view, and it did - of the parking lot, which by the way looked fabulous.. :\.  The carpet was stained and the paint in the bathroom was chipped in parts.  I was not happy.  

The pool was even worse, it both looked and smelled completely disgusting, as if it hadn't been cleaned in months.  The sauna was out of order, and was small enough to only fit my girlfriend and I in tightly.  Then there was the hot tub.  It almost looked like you see a layer of filth on the surface.  ACK!

Do not go to this hotel, for your own sanity,  DO NOT GO!

27/08/08 | Link | Rating: 1.0
4. Archie R.
Our corporate travel agency has a sick sense of humor.

I finally understand what they mean by "centrally located."

Yeah, located in the center of nowhere.

This place is just ok.  It's dated.

Make sure you give your starwood preferred guest number so you can get the top floor which is 10x nicer than the rest.  

They did earn an extra star because they nailed me with my one weakness.

I love all things Christmas.  And the lobby is scented with spiced cider smell that reminds me of Christmas.

Yule.

25/09/08 | Link | Rating: 3.0
5. K W.
We have stayed here a few times visiting family in NE Minneapolis. Great little pool. Great morning coffee. Clean updated rooms and quiet. The yellow water mentioned in the faucets as previously mentioned is a mystery

15/08/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
6. Michael L.
We stayed here for a few days and found it to be an ok place. Nothing special, just ok. We did not care about the location as we were planning on driving all around town anyway. The room was clean and not cramped. The front desk folk were on the lower end of the friendly scale.
I have no idea what we paid to stay, so it must not been too much as I did not bitch about it.

15/08/08 | Link | Rating: 3.0
7. Shannan H.
Do yourself a favor and stay somewhere else. It is very poorly located with nothing close by and the "free shuttle" they advertised was either not available at the times I requested or not available at all on a Sunday. You definitely need a car. However, given the poor quality of service by the front desk, I'd skip this place altogether.

28/09/13 | Link | Rating: 1.0
8. Krzysztof K.
Stayed here twice on business and the place deserves a solid 3 star rating. Not great, not bad. The rooms are relatively spacious and well set up. Internet access works relatively well.

Yes, the place is a little dated and the location leaves something to be desired but I've never found it to be dirty or had anything broken. I've not encountered any of the issues other reviewers here describe so your mileage may vary.

The breakfasts at the restaurant downstairs are big enough to kill an elephant. This is a plus in my book.

14/06/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
9. Joe G.
Nice clean facility. Easy to get to. The only minor issue is the heat/A/C could be more responsive.

22/03/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
10. Andrew S.
I was booked to stay at this hotel for a business trip.  I personally like rooms that are far from the elevator and not close to the ice machine...so I called ahead to request this.

When I got to the hotel...which by the way is not close to ANYTHING...there was a long line to check in and only one desk person.  After waiting 20 minutes to check in, I was assigned a room....only to find that the room was completly dirty with an unmade bed, towels on the floor, dirty bathroom etc.

Annoyed, I went back down to the front desk and waited in line AGAIN.  When I finally told the desk clerk that the room was dirty..her response was more of "thats impossible" rather than "I'm so sorry"  

I was then assigned to another room, and when I went to that room, I not only discovered that it was right next to the ice machine, and the elevators (which had somebody stuck in...and the bell was ringing) the key didn't even work....so back down with luggage in hand to the front desk.

This time there was no line, and after a good 12 minutes of computer fiddling she told me there are no other rooms available....but she then finally "magically" found me a third room.  When I went to that room, I discovered that there were no windows...so back down I went.  

Now I spoke with a second employee who found me a 4th room...and I checked in.  The room appeared fine...although all 4 rooms that I was in had a bad smell in them.  

I went down to the bar to have a glass of wine at 6:20 for happy hour, which ended at 6:30..sat at the bar and was completely ignored by the clueless bartender as she washed glasses.  Finally at 6:27 I asked for a happy hour glass of wine, and she told me that happy hour was over, and there was nothing she could do. UGG

The next day, I woke up and took a shower.  When I entered the shower I then noticed that the towels that were in the shower were all used and dirty.  OMG.  

Grossed out, I went back to the bed, and discovered that the sheets on the part of the bed that I didn't sleep in was covered in blood spots.  

Horrified....I went down and demanded I speak to a manager.  They kept me waiting for 15 minutes...and when I told her what happened...she seemed like this was not new news to her.  She offered me NOTHING to appease me...and seemed more annoyed with me for saying something.

When I came back to the hotel later that night, I did find my room scrubbed and clean with new sheets and towels.  A new manager did leave a message to see if everything was ok, but I was going to be checked out before she was to come on duty.

I will toss this up to being a bad week/day at the hotel...but I would NOT suggest staying there.

15/11/13 | Link | Rating: 1.0
11. Don W.
If someone 10 doors down allows the door slam shut, your door will vibrate. Very noisy door slamming.
Good breakfast buffet - not included.
AC never got cold, just cool.
Shower sucked in room 717, water warm not hot AM and PM.

17/05/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
12. Jil P.
The rooms are clean enough. No fridge and the remote controls for the tv are ancient and hardly work.

My biggest complaint is the wifi. It is barely good enough to write this review. Don't even bother trying to send an email with an attachment. At 10 pm I would expect lower wifi usage so decent speeds but this is not the case.

If you just need a place to sleep, it's great. If you need to work while in your room, I do not recommend.

13/05/14 | Link | Rating: 2.0
13. Vince L.
Nothing bad, nothing exciting yet nothing bad.  The rooms were clean. Plenty of towels and toiletries.  No noise from the neighbors.  Free WiFi and free terminal access in the lobby.  

About the only hotel downside was the service in the restaurant in the morning.  We went down for breakfast and there was just one server/host.  He was running around doing the best he could.  Apparently the hotel staffs to occupancy and there weren't enough guests for more than one waiter or cook.  It took some time to get what we ordered.  We got eggs, waffles, toast, and coffee.  Nothing spectacular just ordinary breakfast.

The only other issue is that the hotel isn't in walking distance of anything.

09/07/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
14. Shane S.
This place is alright.

The room was clean. It had a nice big screen tv, but the remote was ancient and barely worked. The bathroom was mostly fine (good shower head pressure, plenty of towels). However, there was a really passive aggressive sign telling us how much we would be charged if we took towels.

It was quiet (I.e. no noise from hall, elevator or other rooms).

The location pretty much sucks. It's in the middle of an industrial park. You have to drive to go anywhere.

14/08/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
15. Nicole H.
So my biggest complaint is that there aren't really blankets on the bed. There was a thin thing over the top of the sheet, but folks, this is Minnesota! It's damn cold out!

We got back late the first night so didn't request more blankets and didn't really know better. The second night we did and slept much better.

As with most hotels, the walls/doors are paper thin, so thanks to the super-inconsiderate lady who had a loud baby talk convo with her kid up and down the halls at 8 am. Two thumbs up!

We checked in and left quickly the first day and when we got back late we couldn't get in the room - as though the keycards had been disabled. The front desk recoded our cards quickly, but when we just wanted to sleep it was an annoyance.

The room itself was very nice - everything was new and it had the amenities, including tons of outlets.

It was a quick 10 minute drive to campus, there was a Target with Starbucks nearby and a gas station across the street for anything you could need. The check in and out were super easy.

I'd stay here again - location, price and comfort were all spot on. Just next time I'll ask for the blanket right away.

14/04/15 | Link | Rating: 3.0