This is a cheap place to stay whenever traveling by car to Minneapolis. Downtown hotels are far expensive actually. The location is not far from downtown Minneapolis. The room is small but clean and with comfortable bed with the basic things you can find in a hotel. The breakfast is included but not good for me all the same every morning though I am not complaining about it coz the rate is cheap. What's odd about the room is the sink located beside the entrance door. There's no spare room when I arrived 10 PM in the evening but they gave me the room for emergency purposes only. Well, that's good and it's late to check other accommodations and I am dead tired from driving 7 hours from Winnipeg.
The Hotel Minneapolis occupies an interesting space in a recently renovated office building in the central downtown district - though to be precise, it's on the northern end, not that far from the Guthrie Theatre and the Mississippi River. The public spaces are large, comfortable, and well-designed, so this feels much more luxurious than your typical "boutique hotel," which I believe is the niche which this establishment is seeking to fill. The rooms are very well equipped and carefully tended, and I greatly enjoyed sleeping on my exceptionally comfortable guest bed. Through Priceline I was able to get an excellent weekend rate, and a nearby parking garage provided inexpensive "in and out" shelter for my vehicle.
This operation is part of Marriot's "Autograph collection" of properties. Marriott really does know how to put together a comfortable room. My room was maybe a little bit on the smaller side, but I really liked the dramatically high ceilings. In all there are 222 rooms, which is neither too many nor too few. Another good thing about the Hotel Minneapolis is its proximity to some very good restaurants in this part of town. It's an easy walk to an array of interesting independent eateries.
I have stayed in this motel several times in the past several years. It is convenint to downtown Minneapolis and the Minneapolis Convention Center. They have three floors since they are build on a hill. The Lobby/front desk is acctually on the second floor. The parking lot is behind and to the right as you enter the lobby. There is a side door access to the bottom floor rooms from the parking lot or you climb a slopped/stepped enterance to enter from the parking lot. Some of the king rooms are on the smallish size but if you are only sleeping there so what. There is a fitness room available for guests, I was always to tired to use it. They do have the continential breakfast with waffles. And free papers are delivered to the rooms. Prices vary in Minneapolis depending on the time of year and what else is going on like conventions,events etc.
This hotel is not a Ramada Inn if the building still exists. I work at the corp reservation center and we were told this was going to be remodeled starting in aprox 2007. There is no longer a listing in the corporate system (summer 2009) Possibliy it will reopen but Don't know what brand or when.
I did stay there in 2006 or so and it needed the update badly then.
OK so technically not really in Minneapolis but its suburb of Minnetonka.
Hotel condition - Poor
Age is showing ... furnitures looked old; no HD TV, bathroom has the old school shower curtain rather than the glass door.
Service - Good
Staff was friendly, the bartender kept me company for hours otherwise i would have gone mad for lack of things to do.
Price - Poor
Too expensive for what you are getting. The rate I got (not fully pre-paid) was $179
Location - OK
Close to the highway and to the handful of office buildings in Minnetonka
Overall - If you have business to attend in Minnetonka then this hotel is a decent choice. However, if you're vacationing then you have no business here - stay in downtown Minneapolis instead.
We stayed at the Marriott Southwest located in Minnetonka, about 20 minutes from MSP airport. This was for a sorority convention and they did everything they could to accommodate our large group and make our stay comfortable and memorable. Hotel was expensive but as a volunteer with national council, my cost was covered!!
Indoor pool with warm water and a hot tub, and a nice patio with a pond and fountain was located in the back of the hotel. Tons of meeting and dining rooms made for a great accommodation for our large group. Excellent food; our formal dinner on our last night included filet mignon, fish and potatoes with a great dessert.
Karen has stayed at the SpringHill Suites, Eden Prairie on several occasions on her business trips to Minneapolis so we decided to see if they would have a good weekend rate for our romantic interlude in Minneapolis. They did - a great accomodation for less than $80 plus tax, which is considerably less than the weekday rate for business travelers.
Our suite consisted of three different areas for working, sitting and sleeping, in addition to the bathroom. As is the case in all Mariott facilities everything was first class. There was an indoor swimming pool and the free breakfast buffet that came with our room included fruit, cereal, rolls, eggs, sausage, waffles and more. The hotel is just a few miles from the Mall of America and the airport. It is just a few miles further to downtown Minneapolis. Restaurants some shops are within walking distance.
This wonderful hotel opened in May 2006 and has been working hard to provide a great experience to families, couples and business people since. The hotel is constantly adding amenities based on the needs of their clients.
This hotel is an indoor waterpark/spa hotel and personally, it is one of my favorite that I have been to. We have a lot of waterpark hotels in our area and this one was truly unique. The hotel theme is that of a lodge with huge fireplaces throughout the hotel and as big as it is, it is still able to keep the cozy feel of a much smaller hotel. The water park is amazing! There are huge tube slides, a lazy river, a huge kids area and even a surfing pool. The spa was phenomenal and had awesome prices... a one hour massage for $80!!! Ask for Ruben... he has magic hands! There is a really good restaurant and bar right on sight, a great cafe for coffee and drinks and a huge arcade.
Not only is this hotel suitable for families, but they also cater to business travelers. The business room rate includes access to a VIP lounge which serves a continental breakfast during the week and is equiped with wireless. The manager told us that they are very business oriented during the week when the waterpark is usually devoid of kids and families.
The rooms are perfect. The 2 queen room would be a good choice for business travelers, the king room comes with a pull out couch and seperated bunk beds. The family suites are spectacular, but pricey. However, due to being a newer hotel the manager is always willing to make a deal and/or give upgrades if the hotel isn't at full capacity.
My ONLY complaint about this hotel is the free shuttle service offered. There is a shuttle that is supposed to run every 30 mins between the Mall of America and every hour on the hour to the airport, however it seems to never be where it is supposed to be. Not sure if that is something they are working on or not, but a cab to the Mall is about $6 with tip... more for the airport.
The spa is TO DIE FOR!
The waterpark is huge and so much fun!
The staff was nothing short of amazing.
Close to the mall, but price should be the major consideration when choosing this hotel, as it is pretty basic as far as hotels go.
We stayed there in 1992, and the hotel was OK, but showing signs of wear. We visited friends who were staying there in 2002, and major upgrades had been made.
It is located immediately across the street from The Mall of America, so access to the money pit is great.
The Days Inn is wonderful for children. The pool area is clean, bright, but the pool was over chlorinated on our last visit.
IHOP (International House of Pancakes) is readily available, with free parking for guests. If you are flying out of the Minneapolis/St. Paul Airport, arrangements may be made to leave your vehicle on site. However, it is expected that you stay an additional nite upon your return, but it is not mandatory.
Expect to be quoted a high rate initially upon booking, but dicker on price before giving your credit card number, you'll be amazed at your savings. Be prepared to walk away.
This hotel is located within a five minute walk to the Mall of America entrance. Ideally situated for families with young children and for the older folk who want to save their energy for the Mall itself.
Typical Country Inn Suite accomodation, very friendly and helpful, with lots of easy parking.
Ma Kettle and I stayed here twice, and have sampled both the regular rooms as well as the suites. Nice, but not exceptional. However, my mother-in-law got upgraded upon check in, and her room was exceptional posh. Please be aware we had been travelling a lot this trip, logged many, many miles, and I could be confused.
Country Inn Suites are not luxurious, but are very comfortable. Beds are firm, offer good support, and cleanliness is always A1.
Country Inn is located directly across the street from the USA's largest shopping mecca - Mall of America. It is just minutes from Minneapolis/St Paul International airport, and offers complimentary shuttle service for guests. Rental rate includes a continental breakfast (cereal, toast, yogurt, muffins, fruit etc.) or you have a choice of two restaurants, TGI Friday's and IHOP International House of Pancakes ( which is open 24hrs). The pool area features two heated indoor pools and two whirlpools, a fitness center, etc. All rooms have a coffee machine with coffee/tea.
Suites are equipped with microwaves, refrigerators, and double pull out couches. Business King Suites offer work desk, ergo chairs, smart lamps, and complimentary wireless high speed internet 'access'.
This hotel is directly across the street from the Mall of America. It was built in 2000 and is fairly new. The hotel shuttle runs every hour from the hotel and is free of charge. They will even hold your bags until you are ready to leave. If you are heading out on to the airport after being at the Mall of America then they will bring your bags with them when you leave from the Mall. This really helps when it is -9 below and snowing!!
They have a fairly large indoor pool and wirlpool that is great when there is snow on the ground! I would highly recommend that you bring your bathing suit any time of year.
Attached to the Casino owned by Shakopee Sioux Indians ( that is not what they call themselves), this luxuriously appointed hotel is staffed by friendly people. I arrived there without a reservation after being told that the hotel was full. The evening manager who looked like he was from India did manage to find me a room..with luxury the kind I had seen in private villas in the north coast of Jamaica.. poster beds... ample size beds, plenty of bathroom supplies..etc and a nice view of the marshes to boot..
The price was only that which is charged for a room at one of the ordinary hotel chains
Friendliness of the staff. The ethiopian cleaning staff and the ethiopian men who worked as porters. The diabetic man who said his diabetes was caused by agent orange in vietnam who parked the car.
The Whitney is a smaller hotel, kind of like a boutique hotel, that is located downtown with river views. The hotel has a great restaurant and is also near many restaurants and nightlife options. The rooms are gorgeous yet understated. Many celebs and politicos stay in the Whitney when visting Minneapolis.
Great views and location.
Downtown Minneapolis has many world class hotels, most connected to the sky walk. Most have parking garages under them. They are in the higher price range, and the attached resturants are also pricey but world class. Discount rates are available for conventions. For the not so expensive lodging you have to do some driving. Check the city's lodging tax each city is different some high some not so bad.
There are lodging every where in MN. You shouldn't have any troubles trying to find some where to stay. I would probably say to goto the downtown hotels or near the mega mall if you want to stay in the city.
The place where we stayed at was pretty spendy for the weekend. I would say about $500 dollars. In the city you can stay anywhere in any price range!
This picture was taken at GooseBerry Falls State Park.
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