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"The one positive is it is very spacious! Needs some updating. Faucet in tub was loose and worried it might fall off, but for one night we could make ... " More

By a verified traveler on Mon 07 Oct 2019

Hotel Description

Hotel near Mankato Civic Center in Mankato

In Mankato

Within 3 miles (5 km) of this Mankato hotel, you'll find Mankato Civic Center and Mayo Clinic Health System. Bethany Lutheran College and Carnegie Art Center are also within 3 miles (5 km).

Free perks

This hotel features an indoor pool and a 24-hour fitness center. Business travelers can take advantage of the free WiFi in public areas. Enjoy the spa tub and free perks like self-serve breakfast and free self parking.

Free WiFi, kitchenettes

The 53 guestrooms feature well-equipped kitchenettes with refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, and dishwashers. Other amenities include free WiFi, coffee/tea makers, and LCD TVs with cable channels.

Studio Suite, 1 Queen Bed, Accessible, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
$104* Per night/room Jun 1 - Jun 2

Penthouse

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Suite, 2 Bedrooms, Non Smoking

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Penthouse

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Suite, 1 Bedroom, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Studio, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

River Hills Hotel ratings based on 9 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.9 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 5.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 2.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for River Hills Hotel

Everyone (2) Family (1)
1 out of 5

Posted by on Dec 15, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Dec 16, 2019 by MGMT

Hello! Could you please contact River Hills Hotel directly to further explain your dissatisfaction?

3 out of 5
The one positive is it is very spacious! Needs some updating. Faucet in tub was loose and worried it might fall off, but for one night we could make it work! Walls were super thin and could hear everything, even knocking on doors next door and talking.

Posted by on Oct 7, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Oct 8, 2019 by eq

Thank you for your response.

3 out of 5

Not Impressed

Pros: Friendly staff. Nice lobby and breakfast area.
Cons: Update the two bedroom Suite we stayed in!!
Location: Numerous things to do. Ladies....Salvage Sisters downtown is a must!!!
The lobby of the hotel was very nice. Staff was exceptional. Total disappointment in the room. Old furnishings. Not updated at all. Bathroom was so disgusting everyone decided to wait to get home to shower!!

Posted by on Mar 9, 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

Apr 15, 2017 by River Hills Hotel

Thank you very much for your feedback. We do the best we can to improve our hotel and are working extremely hard to update each room. We hope you give our hotel another try in the future.

3 out of 5

Nice but not Grand

Pros: Free breakfast, Free Internet
Cons: Noisy, too much chlorine
The hotel is basically nice, but there were some drawbacks starting with the entry--a huge portico ends in a single wide door to go in and out of the hotel--weird. Things look nice, but strangely decorated. The bed was small and lumpy. The pool is tiny and the spa fits 6 people. The spa was nice until I found it had eaten my brand new, bright blue swimsuit. The staff was concerned and gave me $50 to replace the suit, but I have a difficult time finding a suit and I wonder how much chlorine my body absorbed. The walls were also thin and I was awoken by drunken neighbors at 2 and they didn't quiet down until 3 even after a call to the front desk.

Posted by , from St. Paul, MN on Apr 11, 2012

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5 out of 5

Good deal for money

Pros: Free breakfast, Quiet
Overall a good hotel for the money. Suites are roomy and well equipped. Only disappointment: Outdated TV sets (but 2 per suite)

Posted by , from Minneapolis, MN on Feb 12, 2011

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5 out of 5

This hotel made me feel welcome. Staff was lovely.

Pros: Free breakfast
Clean, comfortable. Great breakfast. Quiet rooms. Front desk was very helpful and nice.

Posted by , from Marshall, MN on Feb 3, 2011

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5 out of 5

loved it! (university parent)

for the price this place can not be beat. good location right off the highway and next to the mall.close to minnesota state mankato, great for parents and visitors. big backyard area with a basket ball hoop and playground bbq grill. i had a dog and she loved running around the back yard.our room was perfect, i love having a kitchen and cooking meals rather than eating out, and i know my son likes when i visit and can make him a home cooked meal. great selection of breakfast items, mini convienience store/vending area and they even have a pizza maker you can use.

Posted by on Oct 8, 2010

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5 out of 5

Quiet place to get work done!

I stayed a night between two business meetings. The location is very convenient. I was treated professionally and told there was brewed coffee 24 hours -- and they serve real cream! The set up of the rooms is comfortable. Work space. Kitchen. Great seating. Clean, fresh, spacious. Wireless and cat5 internet in the rooms. Green grass and trees out the windows. I'll be back!

Posted by on Oct 10, 2009

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5 out of 5

Best Hotel Stay Ever

We were so impressed-staff was super nice and the rooms are huge. Right by the mall, can't wait to come back. Really a perfect stay.

Posted by on Sep 28, 2009

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Property Features

River Hills Hotel offers its guests an indoor pool, a spa tub, and a 24-hour fitness center. A computer station is on site and WiFi is free in public spaces. Free breakfast is available daily. The business-friendly River Hills Hotel also features barbecue grills, a picnic area, and coffee/tea in a common area. Limited free parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis. This Mankato hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 53 guestrooms or units
  • 3 levels
  • Breakfast available (free)
  • 1 conference room
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Front-desk safe
  • Convenience store
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Computer for guest use
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Television in lobby
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site
  • Water dispenser

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Indoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchenette
  • Grocery/convenience store
  • Laundry facilities
  • Full-sized refrigerator/freezer
  • Microwave

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking , Parking (limited spaces)

Transport

  • Airport: Minneapolis, MN (MSP-Minneapolis - St. Paul Intl.) (129 km / 80.2 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Area shuttle
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

River Hills Hotel offers 53 accommodations with safes and complimentary newspapers. LCD televisions come with cable channels. Kitchenettes offer full-sized refrigerators/freezers, stovetops, microwaves, and cookware/dishes/utensils. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. This Mankato hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and irons/ironing boards. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • In-room kitchenette
  • LCD television
  • Cable channels
  • Refrigerator (full size)
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Coffee maker
  • Kitchenware
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

Guests are served free self-serve breakfast on weekdays from 5:30 AM to 9:30 AM and on weekends from 6:00 AM to 10:00 AM.

Nearby Activities

An indoor pool and a spa tub are on site. Other recreational amenities include a 24-hour fitness center.

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 3:00 AM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 21

Special check-in instructions:

If you are planning to arrive after 11:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Guests arriving after 11:00 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in information. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 3 children stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • Pets: USD 25 per pet, per stay
  • Service animals are exempt from fees

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card may be required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed. Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed. Safety features at this property include a smoke detector and window guards. Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed. For guests' safety, the property includes a smoke detector and window guards in each accommodation.

  • Only service animals are allowed
  • Noise-free rooms not guaranteed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Staffed front desk
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • LGBTQIA friendly
  • Debit cards
  • Number of children who can stay free - 3

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Pet fee: USD 25 per pet, per stay
  • Service animals are exempt from fees

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

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You should know

  • Pool access available from 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM.
  • Alcohol isn't served at River Hills Hotel.
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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.