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“lots of WOW” 4 of 5 stars
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W Minneapolis - The Foshay
4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   821 Marquette Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55402 (Downtown)   |  
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Ranked #10 of 43 Hotels in Minneapolis
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Bedford, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“lots of WOW”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

I think the W is a great hotel. I really loved the style of the rooms with their funky mini bars and glass showers but the static electricity made me feel weird. Oh and the lifts/elevators are sooooooo spooky try and get a room away from the services.

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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
      Location
    • 2 of 5 stars
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Service
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Thank Carolyn H
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MattHaw3019, Guest Relations Manager at W Minneapolis - The Foshay, responded to this review, February 2, 2013
Carolyn H,
Hello Carolyn! Thank you for reflecting on your stay with us at W Minneapolis-The Foshay all the way from the United Kingdom! We can’t thank you enough for the gracious review and we are happy to read that you experienced many wow’s during your stay!
Cheers!
Matthew Hawkins
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013 via mobile

What I loved:
Excellent location
Fabulous historic building
Personable service
Gorgeous rooftop bar overlooking city...try the whiskey bread pudding.
Knowledgable concierge helped us arrange several dinners.
Accommodating staff brought us a humidifier for our very dry room.
Well-designed but cozy corner room had lots of light.
Surprisingly quiet rooms thanks to layout of a small number of rooms per floor.

What I could give or take:
The lounge area adjacent to the lobby is a bit too dark and brooding...and boudoir-ish for my taste.

What I didn't love:
So, if you were never into or are so over the club scene, don't plan to grab a drink at the hotel on Friday night. My husband got carded trying to use the lobby bathroom.
Gym was well appointed but treadmills had seen better days.

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Location
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Runtosun
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12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013 via mobile

My wife and I stayed at the W two nights. With temps below zero outside, we were plenty warm inside. The suite we booked was spacious and nicely furnished. The bed was very comfortable and the corner room was bright and cozy in the morning. Service was excellent, including valet, bellmen, room service, and concierge. There was an elevator malfunction during the day Saturday, but it seemed to be addressed quickly. We had dinner at Manny's- right in the hotel- incredible food and service! We also spent time at Prohibition on the 27th floor, a "modern vintage" destination that is very comfortable with great service. The Living Room downstairs adjacent to the nightclub space was also comfortable and fun for our late night gathering of friends.

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
      Service
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Thank Harvey_boys
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MattHaw3019, Guest Relations Manager at W Minneapolis - The Foshay, responded to this review, February 2, 2013
Harvey_boys!
Greetings from W Minneapolis-The Foshay! I am glad to hear that you enjoyed your 2 night stay with us. In addition, I will make sure to share your review with the Manny’s team! It was our pleasure to have you stay with us and look forward to the next!
Stay Warm,
Matthew Hawkins
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

My husband and I will be staying at the Foshay this week. For the past few years we have been traveling to Minneapolis three times a year. This will be our first time at the Foshay. To be frank after reading some of the reviews I was tempted to switch, but I am very impressed by the consistent responses from the Guest Relations Managers. My family has owned a limousine service and I am well aware how difficult it is to provide consistently great service. There are often influences and circumstances beyond your control. A good manager cannot control everything that happens but he or she can control how they react. Also I am very impressed by the email we already received asking if there was anything we would like to have set up. We will be there on Friday with great expectations. Gail and Bill O'Keefe Connecticut

Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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MattHaw3019, Guest Relations Manager at W Minneapolis - The Foshay, responded to this review, January 25, 2013
Hello Mr & Mrs. Okeefe,

Thank you very much for the kind words you left for us at W Minneapolis-The Foshay. We hope that you have a fabulous stay with us; please let our team know if there is anything we can do to make your stay a pleasurable one. Have a safe and wonderful weekend!

Warmest Wishes,

Matthew Hawkins
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24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

We had a corner room with lots of windows! Great Minneapolis lights! Bed was comfortable, mini bar well stocked. Large shower. Always check out The Prohibition Bar. Great place to people watch. Amenities were good. Check in service was good. Elevators are a pain and so is the key card to get to your floor.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
      Location
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Service
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Thank Mary G
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MattHaw3019, Guest Relations Manager at W Minneapolis - The Foshay, responded to this review, January 25, 2013
Hello,
Thank you for this fantastic review! We know your time is important and we appreciate when our guests take the time to reflect on their travel experiences. Thank you for staying with W Minneapolis-The Foshay and we hope to see you in the near future; even if it’s just to say hello!

Keep Warm,
Matthew Hawkins
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35 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

Great views, perfect location in downtown Minneapolis. The rooms are on the small side but completely modern and I've stayed in much smaller in the Northeast. There are cheap outdoor parking lots within a couple blocks. There is a nice bar on the 27th floor.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Location
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Service
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MattHaw3019, Guest Relations Manager at W Minneapolis - The Foshay, responded to this review, January 25, 2013
Hello haroldHood,
Greetings from W Minneapolis-The Foshay! Thank you for sharing with us your review from your recent stay with us! We hope that you are staying warm these winter months and hope that you continue on the journey to safe travels!

Whatever/Whenever,
Matthew Hawkins
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Address: 821 Marquette Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55402
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Location: United States > Minnesota > Minneapolis > Downtown
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Luxury Hotel in Minneapolis
#7 Romantic Hotel in Minneapolis
#11 Business Hotel in Minneapolis
#14 Family Hotel in Minneapolis
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Hotel Class:4.5 star — W Minneapolis - The Foshay 4.5*
Number of rooms: 229
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