Minneapolis is far too undersung when compared to other cities. There’s a fantastic theatre scene, towering skyscrapers and The Mall of America. The Minneapolis Convention Center also hosts popular events all year long, like huge innovative retail shows, so there’s always a reason to visit. Not one for the cold? Many prominent attractions, including great shops and restaurants, are connected via a glass-enclosed, elevated walk, known as the Skyway, which leads right to the center as well. Convinced that Minneapolis is your next vacation destination, or perhaps there’s something at the convention center you are wanting to attend? These are the best hotels nearby.
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Hilton Garden Inn Minneapolis Downtown (Prices & Photos)
One block from the convention center, it does not get much closer. Cooked to order breakfasts mean guests can choose how they want their eggs, or if they would rather have warm, fresh French toast or waffles. Overall, the look is pretty basic, but everything leans on the high-end side— beds are plush, rooms are cleanly decorated and there are pretty color accents throughout. Since it’s Minnesota, the indoor pool is a huge plus, with a few chairs and tables about for lounging while the kids play.
Graduate Minneapolis (Prices & Photos)
Graduate Minneapolis is over two miles away, but makes the list because of attention to detail, and a downright adorable modern lake house theme. Beacon Restaurant, the onsite dining option has an impressive array of cocktails, and you have to try the maple glazed pork. Graduate does a seamless job of executing the hip vibe of a modern establishment, so it’s certainly worth the walk. A typical business stay could turn into a lovely getaway.
Radisson Blu Minneapolis Downtown (Prices & Photos)
Ultra modern accents perfectly meld with the elegant, streamline theme of this elegant hotel. The Skyway is steps away, giving this chain joint a high rank on the list. Shopping, a variety of restaurants, and of course big events are effortless to get to from Radisson Blu.
Best Western Plus The Normandy Inn & Suites (Prices & Photos)
Best Western is mostly a solid choice, but this particular location has leaped up several notches, becoming more of a high-end competitor, despite the rooms being pretty simple. Amenities like the indoor pool that feels like it’s in the midst of a cobblestone road village, and complimentary milk and cookies before bed are touches that elevate the establishment’s status. Under a half mile away from the Convention center, you’ll feel like you are vacationing abroad thanks to the precious design of this Best Western.
Millennium Minneapolis (Prices & Photos)
While the glass dome ballroom and exterior aesthetics are the high points, the location is supreme, coming in just 0.2 miles away from the Minneapolis Convention Center. Very basic rooms still meet all your needs, with many having nice city views.
Grand Hotel Minneapolis (Prices & Photos)
Just a half mile from the convention center, the Grand Hotel is also right by the Skyway. Accommodations are highly luxurious, with rooms featuring wood planned floors and warm accents. An impressive athletic facility is a big perk, as it’s spacious with bonuses like a steam room and sauna in the locker room. As cold as Minneapolis can get, an indoor place to burn calories is perfect. i
Hewing Hotel (Prices & Photos)
While barely over the one-mile mark in distance, Hewing Hotel is completely worth the extra steps. Holding true to its historic roots as a warehouse, rustic attributes like exposed brick and wood are part of the charm that has brought the now luxurious hotel to life. But if there were to be one show-stopping feature, it would be the rooftop lounge area, complete with a Finnish sauna, large jacuzzi pool and unobstructed skyline views.
Loews Minneapolis Hotel (Prices & Photos)
Connected by the Skyway to all major points of leisure and business, Loews is convenient, and just over a half mile away from any event you might be attending at the convention center. With a beautiful interior, excellent spa services and delicious food, it’s another one of those safe bets when it comes to hotels.
Le Meridien Chambers Minneapolis (Prices & Photos)
Industrial modern with pops of color, Le Meridien Chambers is categorized as a luxury art hotel, the country’s first actually. Located a half mile from the convention center, it’s an amazing hotel for relaxing, especially if on a business trip. The bathrooms actually steal the show, with spa-like features, modern fixtures, heated floors and pops of colorful tile.
The Marquette Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton (Prices & Photos)
Hilton typically delivers, and The Marquette Hotel does not stray away. Rooms are comfy and cushy, while bonuses like a free breakfast with excellent bacon just add to the appeal. When it starts to get chilly out, you’ll often find a well stocked hot chocolate bar with special little toppings in the lobby.