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Minneapolis is a world-class city that offers much more than just cold and snowy weather. This is an ideal place to visit if you enjoy music, art, history, delicious restaurants, and innovative craft beer. It’s a family-friendly destination, a business hub, and a common layover city as well. But regardless of why you find yourself in Minneapolis, you’ll want a comfortable and accommodating place to stay as you explore the city’s offerings. Here are nine top hotels to choose from next time you’ll be in this part of Minnesota.
Hotel Ivy is a Marriott Luxury Collection hotel in the heart of downtown Minneapolis. When you stay here, you’ll be near the Convention Center, Nicollet Mall, the Guthrie Theatre, and Orchestra Hall. There are 136 rooms, including nine suites, at this hotel, as well as works from local artisans, and dramatic 10-foot floating ceilings. Onsite, you’ll also find a full-service spa, fitness center, meeting rooms, and pet-friendly rooms. High-speed Wi-Fi and parking are available for additional fees. Guests can dine and drink onsite at the Italian restaurant of Monella, the American restaurant of Constantine, and the bar with shareable plates and weekly happy hours.
As the name suggests, this hotel is located in heart of the UMN campus. The Graduate Minneapolis offers Malin + Goetz amenities, complimentary Wi-Fi, and was formerly known as the Commons Hotel. It has a lush lake house vibe with lots of greenery and room for meetups. You’ll also find roving food carts, the onsite gastropub of the Beacon, and a cozy fireplace. There is a 24-hour fitness center at the Graduate, pet-friendly rooms, and complimentary bike rentals here too.
This top-rated, downtown Minneapolis hotel has a boutique vibe and celebrates classical architecture and an ideal location. In a historic building that dates back to 1915, it has a 60,000-square-foot athletic club, an intimate bar/lounge, and meeting and event spaces. Complimentary treats, morning coffee, and a wine hour are offered here, there are yoga mats in every room, and guests get complimentary access to the LifeTime Athletic Club. LifeSpa is the full-service onsite spa at the Kimpton, and the SIX15 Room is a stylish lounge that serves creative cocktails and artisanal cuisine.
Le Meridien Chambers is a Marriott brand hotel that is elegant, simple, minimalist, and modern. The hotel is located in two historic buildings in the downtown area and includes 60 rooms and suites. There’s a penthouse suite here with a fireplace, large tub, and balcony if you are celebrating something special or just want a little more space to spread out. Enjoy the chic Library Lounge, work out in the onsite fitness center, or dry innovative cuisine at Mercy Bar and Dining Room. Pet-friendly rooms, high-speed Wi-Fi, and parking are all available here for extra fees. Included amenities are bathrooms, refrigerators, microwaves, ironing boards, and cribs for babies.
Another great luxury hotel option in the city is the Lowes Minneapolis Hotel on First Avenue. This is a good hotel for both business and pleasure stays, with 251 newly renovated guestrooms and suites in the heart of downtown. Enjoy sophisticated dining at Cosmos, cocktails at Apothecary, body treatments at Embury Spa, and a local culinary experience from Flavor Minneapolis. Wi-Fi is complimentary in all guest rooms. You can choose from several package deal options here that include breakfast, couples’ spa treatments, and day spa packages. Signature guest amenities include Davines shampoo and condition, on-demand movies, spacious work desks, and Keurig coffeemakers with gourmet coffee.
The W Minneapolis is another nice place to stay in town to be in the middle of the exciting urban scene here. There are 229 rooms here with lovely views of the skyline and surrounding landscapes. Onsite, you’ll also find a full-service spa, fitness center, and pet-friendly rooms. Internet access is complimentary in all guest rooms, parking is available for an extra fee, and the hotel rises 31 floors high. Guests can enjoy steak and Midwestern favorite cuisine at Manny’s, the onsite steakhouse, and also stop by the Living Room for craft cocktails and New American small plates. Meanwhile, Prohibition is a speakeasy-inspired cocktail bar here with lovely skyline views from the 27th floor. The W is about 12 miles from the city’s airport.
The Hewing Hotel is a luxury hotel in the North Loop area of Minneapolis with 124 rooms and 13 suites. Each room is unique and inspired by the lakes and woods of pure Minnesota. This hotel also prioritizes local sourcing of ingredients for the food it serves and with and its vendors. The Hewing is in a historic building and offers an authentic stay in the city. It also has a lovely rooftop and lots of daily and weekly events to keep you entertained. Tullibee is the onsite restaurant that serves local craft beers and classic cocktails along with its fish, meat, and vegetable dishes.
This is a bold new hotel with a loft-inspired design and a location in the trendy Mill District. There is complimentary Wi-Fi in all of the guest rooms, pet-friendly rooms, and 154 rooms and one suite total on five floors. The onsite restaurant is called re:fuel by Aloft(SM), which serves eclectic fare and mix-and-match meals. There is also a gym and an indoor pool at Aloft. You’ll only be about six miles from the airport when you stay here, although the hotel does not provide shuttle service.
The last hotel we’ll mention on this list is the Hotel Minneapolis Autograph Collection, which is near the light rail and a modern choice downtown. There’s a fitness center on the 10th floor, pet-friendly rooms available, and 200 rooms and 22 suites spread across the hotel’s 10 floors. Wi-Fi, pet rooms, and parking are available for extra fees, and a buffet breakfast is offered for $16. Meanwhile, Restaurant Max serves American fare onsite. Overall, this hotel stands out for its over-sized guest room windows, unique lobby, and private driveway downtown.