Park Inn International Bloomington Hotel

, Bloomington, United States
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Park Inn International Bloomington Hotel

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7770 Johnson Avenue - Bloomington - Minnesota - 55435 - United States Hotel Website | | 952 893 9999
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Steer clear of Le Bourget

from rollever
My husband and I booked this hotel for a weekend away we were looking for a nice hotel, this is really not what we received. We checked in and got to our room which was a bit on the small side, my husband attempted to take a shower in the very small bathroom (there is only room for one person to be in there at a time) and was scalded and then frozen by the water which we were never able to adjust. We left for a short while and came back to a freezing room, we adjust the heat only to be cooking a short while later, this pattern continued all night long. We had bright lights shining through the curtains from the parking lot and though the bed was comfy it was not the queen we requested. The hotel boasts suites but really it is a redone room with a wall used to divide the bed from a very uncomfortable couch. The rooms lighting was not very good so don't plan on reading while you are here. Upon checking out a day early the clerk would not get off the phone to give us a polite response only told us while on the phone to somebody else that we would not get a refund for the night we didn't stay there, upon hearing my husbands complaints she had no response nor did she hang up the phone. Not professional and not at all worth the money spent. I was truly disappointed. I would stay any where but here, spend your money elsewhere.

Have to stay at more boutiques!

from FaganWagon
This was our first time staying in a hotel that wasn’t a massive chain, what a delight it was! The staff was friendly but what really won us over was the look and feel of the hotel! Decorated with modern looks, it was awesome to stay in something contemporary and comfortable! The bedding rocked, the lighting fun, and the experience a joy!

I’ll be honest and say that it doesn’t take a whole lot to make me a happy customer, give me awesome service and a clean room and I’m happy. I received those two things at Le Bourget but with a twist not found with chain hotels, at least not within the price range of Le Bourget. I felt that it was an awesome value!

We live just an hour south of the Twin Cities but often times stay overnight in a park and ride hotel before an early morning flight. My wife and I will definitely stay at the Le Bourget again!

Wonderful Hotel for the money!!

from OnePass
Great value!!! We stayed in a suite and had plenty of room. The front desk was nice and everyone was very friendly. I would recommend to anyone visiting Minneapolis. Definatly not a hotel for a CEO but great for the above average traveler! Again, great value for about 100.00 a night. Kudos!!

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from KSM-TRIP
I'm not sure "luxury" is an apt description of this little boutique hotel. The online photos and description looked promising.
Though friendly and welcoming, the desk clerk assigned me to the same room he had just given the [nice] couple ahead of me, leading to a confusing meeting at the room's door. Painfully slow elevators. The tiny pool should probably be heated up and re-named a hot tub. The nearby highway noise is well-blocked, but the interior walls/floors are so thin you can hear the upstairs/downstairs/and neighboring guests using their toilets. And the next room's 3:30 a.m. wake-up call plus alarm clock penetrated the walls right on time.
Nice fluffy beds and bedding, attractive decor and furnishings (except for the broken floor lamp propped up against the wall to keep it vertical). Pretty granite bath counters, but old dribbles of toothpaste down the cabinets. The L'Occitane toiletries were migraine-inducing stinky.
The location is close to the MSP airports so travelers and flight crews would find the location convenient. Minor changes (like thorough room cleanings) could make a big difference here.

What a disappointment!

from Shameem
We were so excited to stay at this hotel because it looked so cute on their website. In reality, only a few updates have been made to this hotel (mostly to the lobby). The rooms have some modern furniture and great bedding but the bathroom is in bad need of repair and the rest of the room is quite old. I was most dissapointed because I asked for a non-smoking room and was told that the floor I was on was a non-smoking floor. In reality, there were people smoking in almost every room on our floor. I called to complain and the front desk staff said they would do something, but it reaked like smoke all night and we ended up having to put a towel under the door.

The pool was tiny (it could maybe fit 5-6 people comfortably) and the food at the restaurant was overpriced.

All in all, it was a major dissapointment, especially for the price. Spend the same amount or more at the Sheraton and you'll be much happier.

The real story - objective and fresh from recent stay

from TS888
I just returned from the Minneapolis area and a stay at Le Bourget Aero Suites. My meetings were in downtown Minneapolis, but everything was sold out due to some kind of convention. I travel to MSP frequently and usually stay at The Graves or The Grand. In looking for a place to stay with everything sold out, I came upon Le Bourget via a Google search… I think I searched “Boutique Hotel Bloomington.” I then read the reviews on this site which I found helpful. I resolved that whatever my experience I would write a review as soon as I could. I preface this by saying I went into this experience with a “critics eye.” A prior reviewer may view my comments as “silly.” I will try to keep all silliness out of this review and stick to hard facts, reality and things that the hotel could and should control.

In summary I found the hotel odd…very odd. It’s the only word I can come up with to describe the place. I also thought of “Graves does Comfort Inn – and not well.” I am very familiar with the hotel business and what it takes to develop, get investors and finance a hotel. (But I am not in that business… I am a bona fide business traveler in another industry.) What I found so odd is where the developer / designers choose to invest and where they cut corners in the remodel. I have stayed in very nice Courtyards, Hilton Gardens and other hotels of that ilk. You know what you are getting and they are consistent all around. This place hasn’t figured out what it wants to be and I didn’t find it doing either “chic luxury hotel” or “dependable, clean business hotel” very well. The remodel is so schizophrenic that it boggles the mind. For example, they installed beautiful, slab granite countertops in the micro sized, “mid 80’s budget hotel” bathroom. They invested in the bowed shower curtain rods that we all love “a’ la Westin”… but when installing them they left the holes and cracked tiles from the prior curtain rod which were shoddily filled with caulk which was already getting moldy. They invested in building a random looking wall to separate the bed from the rest of the room when they should have move the bathroom walls to get their baths into the new century. They left the 20 year old toilet, which I found still running after 7 hours out. Yet, they covered the walls with very nice, rather expensive vinyl wall covering. There is no closet… just a budget hotel clothing rack with those annoying, “we are afraid you are going to steal our hangers” hangers. And, it was obvious that the rack had been replaced something else as there were still holes in the wall from the prior installation. The bed was a pillow top – and was nicely double sheeted – but the linens are very cheap and the duvet was on the comforter was dirty… obviously not replace frequently. The carpet was cool looking, brown, hard texture – but it was dirty and poorly maintained. There was a bug smashed on the wall right next to the door that no one from housekeeping noticed… yet it was hard to miss. The TV is a cool flat screen – but it doesn’t work well… hard to hear. In the elevators they buffed the metal to impart a cool looking “swirl pattern” – but they are wicked slow, dirty and smell bad. The HVAC was deafening… and it made loud clunks every time the AC compressor kicked in waking me up several times… no real thermostat, just the dial controls on the unit that read “normal – cold – etc.” See where I’m going? This place was an endless set of contradictions… a true puzzle.

Even sadder is that the housekeeping is abysmal. (I mentioned the bug.) Carpets are already dirty – showing signs of wear. Mold on all the grout in the tub - random hairs and dirt in the corners of the bathroom. Dusty dirt in the corners of the room. Its not completely unacceptable right now because the remodel is still relatively new… but I would not go back to this place in about 2 to 3 months.

The sad part is that I bet the investors in this property think that they invested in an upgrade to a class property. Who knows?... maybe their contractor ripped them off and no one looked closely enough to realize all the corners that had been cut. They completely missed the mark and invested inconsistently. They should have saved some cash for training the maids and a building a good maintenance program. They should have fixed the bathrooms and given me a regular TV. They should have lost the random wall and built a closet. They should have passed on the granite and replaced the rusty door jams. And give me some regular hangers… I promise I won’t steal them!

Bottom line… I understand that my corporate rate lets me stay at the Graves or Grand for only $40 more than I paid for this place. But even at twice the price, I would choose Graves of Grand. If you want to pay this rate, you would do much better to choose a nice Courtyard or Hilton Garden.

I liked it

from A TripAdvisor Member
I am in the hospitality business and work at a hotel myself. I looked at this hotel on trip advisor and despite the 3 or so bad reviews I booked it anyway. I thought the bed was very comfortable! The pillows were fluffy and there was plenty of them 6 on my king-size pillow top matteress bed. The flat screen tv was nice and swivels to be seen from the couch area. The room was a good size with plenty of room for all of shopping. The shuttle to the airport and the MOA was very convenient as I did not rent a car. Yes the bathroom is not huge but it has a nice rain shower type head. The staff was all very pleasant. I only wish they could have given me a better idea of long distance charges from my room phone. The food at the restaurant was very tasty. Yes this hotel was a something else, park-n-fly, or comfort inn etc. But it sure isn't now. I thought it was very nice. To complain about square edges on soap and rough kleenex is a bit silly to me.

Great for the price we got!

from A TripAdvisor Member
My husband and I stayed at Le Bourget Aero Suites for a short anniversary getaway and got a really good price for the room (nearly 40% off) at hotels.com. The staff was friendly and we found our room to be very clean and roomy (with the exception of the bathroom, which was just a little small). Loved the bed and the shower!

Only small quibbles- TV reception was, as others have mentioned, kind of a crapshoot, and there were not many channels. Also, the front desk worker would not give me a receipt for the charges we incurred while staying at the hotel (room service) when we checked out. She just said, "We'll charge your extra charges to your American Express card." I thought this was a little unprofessional, as they should always offer a receipt for extra charges. However, unless there is a problem with these charges when they hit my credit card, this would not stop me from staying at this hotel again.

Overall, it was good experience for us and I would definitely recommend it to others. Fair warning, though...bring your own soap unless you're okay with smelling like Lemon Pledge from the one they provide. :)

Motel, Motel, Motel - A complete joke.

from srginc
I have to ditto the two reviews from March, 2006. I travel 40+ weeks a year. A few European fixtures do not change the fact that this is an old Days Inn or Comfort Inn or the like. If I could have slept in the lobby it would have been up to my expectations. I believe the word "Aero" is used in the name because every night I was there a planeload of bumped passengers, pilots, and flight attendents arrived. They must have a special deal with the airlines, or such a low occupancy rate that they are just simply available. The beds are incredibly uncomfortable, as are the pillows. I have no idea where they get off saying "pillow-top" beds, except that the pillows are on top of the bed. The air conditioning units are the kind that cycle on and off, alternating between very noisy and silent. I like "white noise" so I usually run the a/c on low fan - no such luck. Oh - and don't stay on the second floor. I was just above the front entrance, hearing every slamming trunk and car door. Also, one point the music from the speakers outside on the lobby patio were blaring so loundly, even the a/c didn't drown it out. Not that I should have had to deal with this in the first place, but the front desk did respond immediately to turn it off. Don't expect to watch any real TV as the channels are very limited and fuzzy, plus the TV is positioned so that it is equadistantly as far as it can be from either the bed or the sofa. The desk work area was across from the foot of my bed, and very cramped, so if you are on business, don't expect to work in your room comfortably. The bathroom is a joke. They slung up a granite-like counter and sink, but didn't bother re-tiling. Why hotels think it it chic to have soap that is rectangular with hard square edges, is beyond me. I had scrape marks all over from the soap's edges. The door swings in, so you can't even get to the tub without bumping into and closing the door. I usually don't complain about hotels, but this one just got my goat for having a deceptive website. The piece-de-resistance, however, was when someone vomited all in the elevator. (I had to take the stairs). It was around 11:00pm and I told the front desk clerk as I left to go out. When I returned around 3:00am, it had still not been cleaned. I thought this was just disgusting. I guess the Euro-clerk was waiting on the Mexican cleaning staff to arrive the next morning. I checked out. At $125 night, this hotel was a complete rip-off.

Unexpected Surprise

from A TripAdvisor Member
Thought it would be just another hotel. I was wrong. The staff was very friendly, newly remodeled rooms, a hot shower in the morning that didn't run out of water and just minutes from the airport. Used the "park and ride" shuttle. Service was fast and on time.

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  • Address: 7770 Johnson Avenue - Bloomington - Minnesota - 55435 - United States
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