Ratings based on 319 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
3.4 out of 5
81% of guests recommend
3.7 Room cleanliness
3.7 Service & staff
3.5 Room comfort
3.3 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
1 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Smell of mold and musty.

Posted 09 1, 14
Pros: Nothing
Cons: Everything
Worst place I've ever stayed. Musty mold smell coming from heat/cooling unit. Turned off and got extremely cold. Thin blanket on bed. Bed was lumpy and hard. People outside up late, and walls very thin. Will never stay in a red roof inn again.
1 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Des Moines

Unsanitary room and refusal to cancel and refund

Posted 08 22, 14
Pros: Nothing
Cons: Everything
We had a reservation to stay August 16th to 17th. We checked in, went to the room and walked right back out. It smelled, was dirty and checking the mattresses, they were over 20 years old and had wires sticking up into the bedding. I went right back to the lobby to cancel and request a refund. They said they could not because I booked through expedia. I called expedia who then called the hotel. I was standing in the lobby the whole time. The hotel clerk said he could not do anything a manager would have to authorize. Since then my refund request has been denied because the hotel is saying that I did stay over night, when in fact we had to drive an hour south to find a room for the night. I will not stay at a Red Roof Inn again, nor will I use Expedia.
2 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Posted 08 9, 14
There was only hand towels in the room. When we entered the room it smelled like cat urine and there were still cat hairs on the bed covering.There was no complimentary breakfast.
1 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Smelly

Posted 07 30, 14
Pros: Not much
Cons: Everything
The room was good sized. Bathroom was fairly clean. Bed linens and towels were worn out. The worst thing was the overwhelming mildew//mold smell --it was awful!
1 out of 5
by A verified traveler from St Cloud, MN

Not as advertised

Posted 07 28, 14
Pros: Check out.
I go on the road a lot. Really, the only thing I need is a place to sleep and wifi. Not having wifi for 3 days was awful, because it said it was included. I got a variety of excuses from "it's slow right now" to "we're changing internet carriers" Needless to say I wouldn't have booked without the wifi and I didn't appreciate the ever changing story why I didn't have it.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from willmar, mn

Needs maintenance and updating

Posted 07 21, 14
Pros: The bed was comfortable and the AC worked well
Cons: See above. More free channels on the tv
Location: Location was ok. Convenient at the intersection of two main roadways, and it did keep out some of the noise. Plenty of places to eat nearby.
The smoke free room actually was smoke free! However, the toilet needed fixing after every flush (the flush handle was set wrong)' so if you did not fix it each time it ran and ran...the remote had dead batteries, I question whether or not the sheets were actually changed after the previous guest as they were a little dirty. On the outside stairways and walkways there were holes in the ceiling and hanging chunks of plaster.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Students
by A verified traveler from northern Wisconsin

received reservation because other hotels booked

Posted 07 20, 14
Pros: The price was right and because the expedia website was not functioning well, I couldn't get a reservation at my 1st and 2nd choices.
Cons: Newer bedding
Location: Location was convenient. There were stores and restaurants close by.
I thought the rooms were rather dingy. Towels were clean but bedding was bordering on ancient.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Posted 07 18, 14
drawer front off of dresser, sitting in corner . bath tub had oily residue
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Minnesota

"pleased"

Posted 07 15, 14
Pros: very comfy and clean rooms.
Cons: This hotel serves its purpose. It's a roof, four walls and comfy/clean.
Location: Green Mill in the hotel across the parking lot, some other bar next door. Only 10 minutes from Minneapolis.
so far, I have stayed here twice. Once while traveling alone and the most recent was with my 4 young children. There is a couple nearby bars that make night time a little loud (on a weekend) with people coming back to the hotel from those bars but I guess that could really be anywhere. There were times I would hear loud conversations being had right on the deck after bar closing hours (it's on those hotels with two levels and exterior entries) but turn on the TV or radio and it covers up the noises outside. The first time I stayed when I was traveling alone I had a smoking room. Of course you have that old smoke smell in those room, but it felt like a clean room. The recent stay with my children was a non smoking room and it did NOT smell like a smoking room and felt clean as well. The beds are rather comfy, it felt like it was a safe environment as the local PD seemed to patrol due to the nearby bars. I would stay here again for a place to rest passing through, but not if I were looking for a vacation hotel. It provides a comfy room.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Decent

Posted 07 13, 14
Pros: Security features, close to freeway.
Cons: Cleanliness
Location: Pizza and bar
Decent place for the price. The pizza place was expensive. Other food options were close. Close to Wayzata Lake Community, A little gem hidden away.