Park Inn International Bloomington Hotel
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Steer clear of Le Bourgetfrom rollever
Have to stay at more boutiques!from FaganWagon
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
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
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 stayfrom TS888
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 itfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Great for the price we got!from A TripAdvisor Member
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
Unexpected Surprisefrom A TripAdvisor Member
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There's more shopping than the Mall There is a lot of shopping in the Bloomington area other than the gigantic Mall of America. If you do plan to do the Mall, you may want to look up the map of the Mall to plan your strategy. Or you can just park on the 3rd level, go in and walk the entire thing. It's about a mile around each floor. Wear comfortable walking shoes.
Mall of America Worth at least one trip
Other names for Park Inn International Bloomington Hotel
- le bourget aero hotel
- le bourget aero bloomington
- Address: 7770 Johnson Avenue - Bloomington - Minnesota - 55435 - United States
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