According to this article in Thisweek Online, the GrandStay Hotel is opening in Apple Valley, MN in the heart of the most worthless area of Apple Valley, the 153rd and Legacy Park. The area that hosts such wonderful favorites as Two Guys from Italy and Kami Japanese Steakhouse.
According to a quick, non-holiday, search that I did on GrandStay’s reservation site, it would appear that the lowest price they have for a room at the new hotel is $89.90 which includes the following amenities:
- 1 Queen/Private Bedroom
- Separate Living Area
- Sofa Sleeper
- Full Kitchen
- Wireless Internet
- Gourmet Express Breakfast
If you upgrade to their $139.90 room, you get the same stuff and a whirlpool. They also have some other options at the $140 range which include two Queens and two bedrooms.
I absolutely hate that fucking traffic circle they built in front of this towering eyesore and have brought the dangerous intersection to the attention of Apple Valley but have not received any response back as of yet.
I would guess there is a need for another hotel in Apple Valley being that the AmericInn at the corner of Cedar and 42 pretty much sucks and is priced the same as the much nicer Hilton in Eagan. But I worry what would happen if it went out of business just like the numerous other businesses in the area have recently. Based on what I remember from our wedding guests’ stay two years ago, this location will be competitively priced but will absolutely kick the shit out of the offerings of the AmericInn. They better do something fast in order to better compete.