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Holiday Inn Express and Suites, Woodbury, Minnesota, USA

Last Updated on December 24, 2012 by Jody Halsted

A while back I told you about my experience when booking at this hotel. Thankfully the situation was handled well and we completed our stay there recently.

I picked this hotel for it’s location: I wanted a two room suite close to Stillwater– not as easy to find as I had imagined.

Thankfully the Holiday Inn Express and Suites was able to fit my needs. First two tips:

  1. Become a rewards member with every hotel you stay at. It costs nothing and you can earn free hotel stays.
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  3. Don’t forget to request a discount if you are a AAA member.

This hotel has two floors; our suite we had was on the second. Thankfully the elevator is directly across from check in so you don’t have to haul your luggage far.

As promised the suite had a living area with a pull out couch that the girls (because they are small and light) were able to sleep comfortably on, an eating area, a kitchenette with refrigerator, microwave, and sink, a bedroom with a queen bed and a single bathroom. The suite was roomy enough to spread out in and we didn’t feel at all cramped.

That said, the lay out could have been better. The bathroom was located directly inside the entrance from the hall. Relatively common, yes, but not so great when you are trying to move from the bedroom to the bathroom without waking children.

My single favorite thing about Holiday Inn Express hotels is the breakfast included with your stay. And this location was above average. The weekend breakfast included: biscuits, gravy, sausage, eggs, hot cinnamon rolls, cereals, breads, fruit, yogurt, breakfast bars, milk, juice, coffee and tea. The hot items were hot, the cold items were cold and everything was laid out neatly with easy access.

A bit more info about this location:

  1. There are 4 two room suites, 12 one room suites and 4 whirlpool suites. 101 total rooms.
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  3. Wireless internet is available and a computer is set up in the breakfast room for your convenience.
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  5. A pool and exercise room are available on the main level.
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  7. The staff were very friendly and helpful- especially the ladies in the breakfast area. When I was trying to juggle a tray of food and keep track of the girls (who had to “help”) they were more than happy to grab beverages and silverware when my hands were full.

This location was undergoing renovations while we were staying but, honestly, I wouldn’t have known but for the sign in the lobby.

The two room suite costs $135.99 per night (with AAA discount). For it’s location, the space we had and the services the hotel provides I will gladly stay there again.

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