More about Millennium Hotel Minneapolis
My husband and I stayed here for a getaway weekend. We stayed in one of the unrenovated rooms and it was maybe a bit frayed around the edges, but clean and comfortable. The location was good, perfect for exploring downtown Minneapolis, and walkable to the lightrail (or take one of the many buses right to the lightrail, the bus transfer pays for the lightrail ticket). We enjoyed the hotel restaurant, Nics on Nicollet, eating 4 meals there. The staff was extra friendly and helpful, the housekeeping staff was great with anything little we needed.
good place to stay!
Stayed at the Millennium from July 18th- 21st.
Wasn't happy about the hotel NOT having a shuttle from the airport to pick us up or bring us. Next time I'll take the light rail since I didn't know about it. Had to take a $30 cab ride.
Also the hotel screwed up and gave my wife and I a double not the King we reserved. They were able to move us the second night.
The Hotel was clean and the staff were very friendly and helpful.
Didn't eat at the hotel restaurant but it looked good, fancy too. The Hotel has a Martini bar were they serve up some nice appltini's and decadent delights ( chocolate martini's)
The hotel is located just below all the stores and touristy spots on Nicolett. Perfect starting point to walk around the city! The light rail is only 10 minutes up the road and it will take you to the Metrodome(2 minutes), 2 blocks from Town Hall Brewery (7 minutes), Airport (30minutes), and Mall of America MOA (40minutes).
The Millennium is just 2 blocks down and over from an Enterprise car rental, and I rented a car for $50 for the day and drove to Mankato. In Mankato be sure to hit up Cactus Tattoo's, get a beer at the Wine Cafe, and eat at the Coffee Hag! I assure you the roads and traffic are nothing compared to the NY/NJ/PA roads!!! Easy to get around and the people drive on the slow side here!
Overall- had a great time and enjoyed drinking and eating at many of the local places, Rock Bottom, Brits Pub, Lyon's, The Local, Newsroom, Jazz Cafe, Caribou coffee, etc... The Hari Chrishna's chantting outside of the Church of Scientology building was another thing to remember.
Loved Minneapolis!!!! The Millennium was a good place to stay and if I return I'll book there again!
Excellent location at the southern end of Nicollet Mall ( the main thoroughfare), thereby being quieter as it is not surrounded by bars and restaurants etc. The hotel is linked by the Sky Walk system which connects it to all the main shops etc on the Mall so no matter what the weather you can comfortably get about. The room was large and very clean. The hotel staff were pleasant and efficient. I would have no hesitation in recommending this hotel.
Nice hotel, rooms on the small side
I stayed here in October, 2006 for a wedding.
Location: the hotel is conveniently located to bars, restaurants, shops, etc.
Rooms: The rooms were clean, the beds were firm, and the shower was hot with good pressure. The rooms also had a coffee maker and hair dryer.
Hotel was very quiet at night.
We were part of large wedding group that checked in at various times so we had to leave messages for each other, but we had some difficulty getting messages from the front desk. Though everyone at the front desk was helpful and nice...after all it is Minnesota.
Even though we requested early check-in, no rooms were available when we arrived which complicated getting ready for the wedding. And, people in our party who requested rooms with a king bed got rooms with 2 doubles instead.
Room size is always relative....the rooms at the Millenium would be HUGE if in New York, but for Minneapolis (I'e stayed at other downtown Minneapolis hotels) they seemed small.
In-room safes are becoming standard in most nicer hotels, but this hotel did not have them.
Overall, this was a nice hotel and we had a very nice wedding rate ($119) and I would stay here again.
Fair time at Minneapolis Millennium
Hotel was decent inside, nice lobby and initial impression. The rooms were a bit oldish and bathroom was no better than a motel 6, with mismatched cheap showerhead and not so clean looking floors. The pool did not appear to be heated and so we didn't use it for fear of freezing. Hotel is in a good location with very easy bus access. Biggest disappointment was that the internet fees were 10.00 per 24hrs. this was a bit steep and should be complimentary at such a hotel anyway. Overall staff were friendly (as has been our experience at other Millenium properties) we would probably consider staying elsewhere if we travel again, though the location is very nice.
Not, in out opinion, a 3.5 Star Property
We have used hotwire on a numerous occasions and have, overall, been pleased at the accommodations received for the price. Typically we’ve been “assigned” the Crowne Plaza whenever we’d opted for a “3.5” star property in Minneapolis’ downtown…a wonderful property.
This time we found that the Millennium was to be our hotel of choice. Having not stayed at this site since the mid 1960’s [the then Capp Towers ] and this property having a number of chains buying, renovating and then selling to another chain, I looked at recent traveler reviews for the Millennium.
Reviews ranged from “Great” to “Terrible”, with most in the middle, neutral category. Inasmuch as we were down for an Aerosmith concert, we were committed to having a good time.
I called the hotel directly to ask for a free upgrade to their classic [interpreted as one of their recently renovated] rooms. I was assured that it was no problem to do so. I also asked for [and received] a King bed in lieu of the two full or queen beds.
When we arrived we found that we had a small room with two queens. Our bellman quickly called the desk and secured a room with a king bed. It, however, was a room that renovation apparently not arrived…or if so had done so a decade or more before.
It, too, was dark, small and tattered. Although we had a designated non-smoking room, there were cigarette burns in the carpet from guests long departed. The furniture was dated, scuffed and worn. The windows that offered a view of the western skyline were dirty, as were the drapes that had a decided slant that kept the privacy curtains opening on their own.
Thankfully Aerosmith gave a great concert; the Holidazzle parade was wonderful, and he weather cooperated by being unseasonably warm.
All in all, we probably will not select the downtown 3.5 star choice from Hotwire or Priceline on the chance of getting the Millennium again.
Great location but, in our opinion, not a hotel that met our expectations and was not worth what we paid. Very small rooms in the “club level”, torn wall paper, carpeting loose with large bunched up bumps in the hallway, nice elevator, reading lights next to the bed to dim to read by, bathroom lighting cool looking but very impractical, not good views from the room considering we paid extra for the club level, very slow “high speed” internet access, no doorman/concierge to ask for directions, front desk person seemed unaware of hotel amenities, restaurants in the area or anything that would have been helpful. They spent a bunch of money on remodeling but lots of things were sloppy and not properly maintained. The Millenium people should be embarassed to have their name on this property. We will not stay there again and unless you can get a sub $60 dollar rate we suggest you look elsewhere.
We booked this hotel on hotwire for a killer rate, and when we got there, we loved the modern-looking lobby and Martinis bar. Decor is frosted glass and black-and-tan. Our room, however, was a huge disappointment. It was on one of two non-newly renovated floors, and it boasted gold velvet drapes and shag carpeting. We explained our disappointment to a sympathetic bartender at Martinis (great, but expensive, martinis), and she got us a new room on a different floor. Thanks Mara--What outstanding service! Fabulous king bed with fluffy pillows, long sofa with giant pillows that made it sit-able, and same modern decor as the lobby. Underneath-vanity lighting in bathroom isn't the most flattering for putting on makeup, but it's funky. We liked the light wood and brightly-colored throw pillows.
The location couldn't be better. We enjoyed shopping right out the door on Nicollet Mall, a drink at Brit's Pub (a must, with bowling on the roof), and we really wanted to try Hell's Kitchen (not open the Sunday we tried to visit). Close to Target Center (take advantage of the massive skywalk system during cold/inclement weather) and Warehouse District dining and nightlife. See the new Guthrie Theater during your visit.
Parking was $14/day, with in/out privileges. We were grateful for the covered parking connected to the hotel, especially during the torrential rain. Business center looked to be adequate, and the banquet room was set up for a wedding--beautiful!
Not that great
Unfortunately this hotel is very disappointing. The lobby is nice enough, but once you go upstairs the place is disappointing. The carpet in the hallway on my floor was completely buckled. The room itself was no better than a Ramada Inn. It was clean, but "cheap" looking.
When I go to Minneapolis (quite frequently), I generally stay at either the Graves or the Grand. Both are FAR superior. I won't stay here again.