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We’re so grateful for the chance to relive life as parents of a baby. Along with all those adorable firsts comes complete exhaustion. With our daughter’s first birthday approaching we took the chance to take a couple’s getaway to the beautiful Twin Cities area in Minnesota. We bought concert tickets as a Christmas gift to ensure we made time for each other come spring. Thanks to the generous offer for my own parents to take a sleepless night with our daughter, we were able to sneak away to a queen suite at the Radisson Minneapolis/St Paul North hotel in Roseville, MN.
After a long drive south, we easily found the Radisson just off of I-35W. We were happy to relax in our room prior to the concert. Everything seemed clean and well-prepared for our arrival. I was happy to see that the bathroom and tub were clean and tidy apart from a big chip in the tub itself. We even had a little swan towel and luxury soaps (although I wasn’t personally a fan of their strong scent). I would have liked it if the towels were a bit nicer. They seemed dingy, rough and well-worn.
The room had free Wi-Fi, a coffeemaker (or treat yourself to something from the Starbucks coffee shop right down the hall) and a flat-screen TV. It also had a large desk area if you’re traveling for business, and a minifridge hidden away in the cabinet which was perfect as I was saving milk in the freezer for my baby at home. I also have some diet limitations at the moment so it was wonderful to have a spot to keep some snacks and drinks.
There’s a large, indoor pool, a hot tub and a fitness center, in addition to a steakhouse, a casual lobby bar, Starbucks, and a 24/7 business center.
Since the Radisson Minneapolis/St Paul North also features an on-site restaurant and our time before the concert was a little tight, we decided to eat right at Axels steakhouse. This was a great decision! The waitress, Jennifer, was amazing. She noted that I asked for no carrots on my salad and came back to the table to mention them in the wild rice side in case it was an allergy – which it was! The meal was wonderful and accommodating to most of my diet limitations.
We both ordered fish and were pleased with the flavor as well as the crisp green beans that accompanied both of our meals. The best part were the warm popovers served with butter before our meal. They were melt in your mouth good.
We thoroughly enjoyed our concert night out and even found a little brewery in St. Paul (Urban Growler Brewing Company) to enjoy a drink and dessert to end the night. We fully enjoyed the the evening getaway as a couple after a year of sleepless nights. We headed back to the Radisson to enjoy the hot tub in our room!
Soaking in the tub while watching a movie on the large TV was the perfect way to end the night together. The tub jets worked great to melt away the stress in my back. It was clean and in great shape apart from some badly cracked tiles on the steps. With the convenience of the tub right in our room we didn’t get the chance to use the large, indoor pool area. Perhaps if we’re able to return as a family we can use it along with the small arcade.
The beds and pillows were exceptionally comfortable and cozy. I loved the feel of the comforter with the crisp, white sheets. I slept like a rock.
Unfortunately we were in a room right next to the side entrance and teenagers (likely from the wedding hosted that night) were going in and out of that door late into the night and my husband had a tough time sleeping. The hotel is noted to be 100% smoke-free which is wonderful – unless you’re room is next to the entry/exit.
Upgraded rooms feature complimentary breakfast and bar vouchers. We each ordered an amaaaazing omelet which was so large we could have easily split. They were made to order with a long list of yummy ingredients to add. They also had a variety of other options for the large or small breakfast of your choice. Our trays were delivered promptly and the food was hot. This was truly a luxurious way to start the day.
Parking is free, and there’s 8,000 sq ft of meeting space as well as a ballroom perfect for a wedding reception or party. The decorations for the wedding held the night we were there were beautiful.
Set in the suburb of Roseville, this Radisson hotel is 0.8 miles from I-35W making it easy to get to major destinations like the Centre Point Business Park, the Target Center, the Xcel Energy Center and the National Sports Complex. They even offer complimentary shuttle service within a five-mile radius if you make arrangements ahead of time at the front desk. We were excited to see how close we were to Como Park Zoo and Conservatory!
The Como Park gardens had just opened their spring exhibit the day that we were visiting and the tulips were stunning. We enjoyed the time casually walking through the gardens. Had it been warmer we would have spent a bit more time in the actual zoo area. This is top on my list to return with the kids to visit. Shhhhh – don’t tell my girls we went to a zoo without them!
We ended our couple’s getaway wandering through antique shops. We found this awesome shop nearby. If you’re into retro/vintage/antique junk (I mean treasures) for decorating, Art and Architecture is the place to shop! Calling all interior designers. If you need an old light fixture, you’ll find it here.
We were so grateful for our time away as a couple and the chance to rest and relax together. We’d absolutely stay at the Radisson Minneapolis/St Paul North again and love not only the onsite steakhouse and pool, but also how close it is to so many activities and attractions in the larger metro area.
PLAN YOUR GETAWAY!
Book your own stay at the Radisson Minneapolis/St Paul North in Roseville, MN by booking online or calling (800) 333-3333. They’re located at 2540 North Cleveland Ave., Roseville, MN 55113.
Disclosure: I received a one-night stay and breakfast vouchers in exchange for my time sharing our experience about the Radisson Minneapolis/St Paul North. All thoughts and opinions are my own.