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The Commons Hotel Review: This hotel welcomes a vast range of guests, from academics, sports groups to parents of local students and business travelers. All appreciate the superb location. The hotel offers shuttle service to both the Metrodome and downtown, and Dinkytown is only six blocks away. In addition, a short stroll will take you to the University of Minnesota's Stadium Village neighborhood or to Seven Corners, just across the Washington Avenue Bridge. Rooms are stylish thanks to a renovation completed in a style dubbed "industrial schoolhouse chic," and hungry hotel guests can dine in the Beacon Public House gastro-pub restaurant whose menu includes regional cuisine and a modern mixologist-made cocktail list. Guest rooms come with 42-inch flat-screen LCD TVs with pay-per-view movies and HBO, single-cup coffee makers with Starbucks coffee, refrigerators, rain shower heads and complimentary Internet access. There's also a state-of-the-art fitness center, which is equipped with Life Fitness machines and personal TVs, plus an abdominal bench.