After nearly fifty years, I am returning to the city of my childhood this summer. We'll be spending a few nights in a hotel, taking in a show at the Guthrie, a visit to the Walker, as well as visiting the old 'hood (Prospect Park), and my elementary school near Dinkytown. Any thoughts about places to stay? We have a tentative reservation at the University Inn, but from what I can tell online,it's cheap but decidedly lacking in charm and rather spartan. I think downtown offers richer lodging options, but what I have found online makes all the downtown hotels sound alike (tho' not all offer free parking, which is a definite plus). We are not planning on a ballgame or a lot of shopping, so we don't have to be right on top of sports venues, etc. Where should we stay and where to catch coffee, lunch, brunch, supper? Any ideas much appreciated!
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