Josh and recently took another road trip together, this time to the Twin Cities in Minnesota. It was a very easy drive – about 6 hours from Milwaukee including my numerous coffee stops. Since there is so much to do in both St. Paul AND Minneapolis, we were thrilled when the Radisson in Roseville offered to host us for our four day stay! Why Roseville? Let me tell you!
First of all, Roseville is perfectly positioned to provide easy access to both cities without spending a lot of your free time in the car! I don’t know about you, but after driving 6+ hours to get to a location, the last thing I want to do is spend a lot of time driving around to see the sights. Roseville was pretty much right in the middle of everything we wanted to do in the Twin Cities and I loved how accessible everything was.
So once you have decided to stay in Roseville (smart choice!), what hotel should you stay at? While we were visiting, we were hosted by the Roseville Radisson and loved every minute of our stay! It was easy to get to off of the highway and had plenty of well lit parking. We arrived around dinner time and were quickly and warmly checked in. I immediately spotted the coffee bar (that serves Starbucks – yay!!) and made a mental note for the next morning.
While there are a ton of great restaurants in the area, we noticed a sign that said the hotel’s restaurant, Axel’s, was having an all you can eat crab legs night. Crab legs are one of Josh’s favorite foods ever, so we couldn’t pass up the opportunity to give it a try. It did not disappoint!! It was quickly evident that people were coming to the restaurant who were not guests of the hotel – which to me is the sign of a great restaurant! Our waitress took amazing care of us and never let our plates get empty.
After dinner, we retired to our room to recover from our drive and rest up for our upcoming adventures. The room was spacious and comfortable. There were even animals made out of towels waiting for us on our beds – I haven;t had that experience since I was on a cruise! A comfy robe, slippers and even a pillow that doubles as a workspace made unwinding and getting a few work obligations done a breeze.
The decor was unstated and classy – the browns, deep blues, and tans were soothing and warm. The room included a fridge, which is always a huge plus in my book. We like to keep cold water and a few snacks like yogurt or cheese handy for extended stays.
We slept like rocks and marveled that we didn’t hear a sound all night – not from the hall or other rooms. The beds were super comfortable and we woke up feeling refreshed and ready to go. We had a meeting the next morning back at Axel’s again and their breakfast was just as good as the dinner the night before. I treated myself to eggs benedict over crab cakes and they were AMAZING!
The Radisson Hotel Minneapolis/St. Paul North was the perfect place to stay for our visit to the Twin Cities. There was so much to do in the area and we didn’t get to do nearly as much as we would have like to, so I’m sure a return trip is in our future. You can bet that the Roseville Radisson is at the top of our list for places to stay!
To see some of the fun things there are to do in the Twin Cities, check out our post here!