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The Hotel Minneapolis, Autograph Collection
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   215 4th Street South, Minneapolis, MN 55401 (Downtown)   |  
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Ranked #20 of 48 Hotels in Minneapolis
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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“Second stay here was also nice”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

I've stayed here once before and the place is pretty cool. The restaurant, lobby, and bar area is really awesome looking. They did a really nice job of making the place look great. The rooms are comfortable and look good and the location is pretty good too. Mostly everything is walking distance in downtown Minneapolis anyhow and I even walked into the NorthEast area of town. They were really cool about the late check-out I needed and gave me ample time to get everything in order whereas most hotels usually give you like an hour at most.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

This was our first time at this hotel. I was very impressed with it. Great location. Walking distance from the Warehouse district, river and Nicollet Mall. The rooms were nicely decorated and very sound proof. I would stay there again.

Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

The Hotel Minneapolis is a former Doubletree property now owned and run by Marriott as part of their Autograph Collection of unusual hotels.

In this case the HM is a former bank that was built in 1906 and has been repurposed in a stylish mid-century modern format (think Mad Men and Mary Tyler Moore era). The public areas have soaring ceilings and extensive marble, with several bank vault doors on display.

The hotel location is convenient, near the new library and old city hall at the north end of the CBD, a few blocks from the riverfront and from the Nicollet Street pedestrian shopping zone. It is about eight blocks from the Guthrie theater (northeast) and eight blocks from the convention center (southwest).

One way streets and construction in the CBD make cars impractical. The hotel offers valet parking for about $30 overnight, but area garages charge $4 for self-parking any night (in after 4pm, out before 8am), and $4 all day on week-ends.

The closest garage is the grotty but monitored Downtown Autopark on the corner of Marquette and 4th St. just one block west of the hotel. However, the garage entrance is on Marquette, which means a drive of several blocks due to one way streets and the 5th St. light rail.

The hotel rooms are a comfortable size, about 12x20 feet (22 sq. m.) including the bathroom. The rooms have large windows. Mine had a view of the building across the alley, but windows have a privacy screen for daytime and room-darkening drapes for night time.

The bedding and linens are first class. The bed has a pillow-top mattress, good pillows, a pristine white winter-weight duvet (there is a summer-weight blanket in the closet). The towels are over-sized and abundant. A terry bathrobe is included in the standard room.

There is a desk with office chair, work light, and data ports. There is a small dresser and a single cup water heater for coffee and tea.

There is no refrigerator, no armchair or second chair, no luggage rack or bench (you will spend time kneeling on the floor each time you need to access your bag), and no bath towel rack (most people must toss their large towels on the floor rather than re-use them in the morning).

The closet contains numerous regular wooden pants and clothes hangers (hooray), and an iron and ironing board.

For entertainment the room has a large screen LCD TV with dozens of cable channels, and the bedside alarm-radio has an MP3 plug to play your own music.

The breakfast buffet was not included with my room and is about $18 per person. I did not eat at the hotel.

For fresh fruit and snacks, the large Target store in the middle of the Nicollet shopping zone has a supermarket.

Computers and wi-fi are provided free in the lobby, but wi-fi is $12 per day in the rooms.

There is a fitness room on the 10th floor with several treadmills and rotary machines, a single bike, free weights, and a single cable weight station.

There is a concierge club with limited hours on week-days (breakfast and cocktails hours), but it is closed most of the week-end.

The HM staff is friendly and helpful. The front desk provides maps of the CBD and sky-walk system, but transit maps apparently are not available anywhere in the city, not even at the bus stops.

The Minneapolis transit system is geared to commuters who ride the same route every day, but it is not user-friendly for tourists. Make sure you check the transit website before you set out for any destination. Without transit maps, pre-planning a day of sightseeing is a challenge.

The best part about my hotel stay was the very reasonably rate available through an opaque bidding website. The hotel’s rack rate is better than most of its peers in Minneapolis, band when traffic is slow (a week-end in my case) the special rates are unbeatable -- less than the average suburban motel.

I would happily stay here again, especially if I got a rate as low as the one I had this time.

Green Features: It offers $4 Fiji water $4 which is crazy -- it is packed in plastic and shipped thousands of miles across the Pacific in diesel-burning ships (the bottle is square for tight packing) to the U.S. Also, hotel bathrooms have no towel rack to dry towels for a second use.
  • Stayed July 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Dublin, Ohio
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

Great hotel with very impressive entrance and marble everywhere. Front desk personnel were always exceptionally pleasant and very helpful. Only stayed two nights but would like to have stayed more--a great value for the money!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

I stayed for 6 nights whilst on a conference and was very happy here. I had a room on the 7th floor which was a good size, very clean and had an extremely comfortable bed. The air con was effective and quiet and the WiFi easy to connect to and worked well.

The bathroom was quite large and had a nice walk in shower which could have been a bit more powerful but was adequate.

There was a small coffee machine that made hot water in the room.

The front desk staff were helpful and friendly and there was a little shop selling drinks, sweets and some bits and pieces.

I didn't use the bars or restaurants.

The location is good. 10/15 minute walk to the conference centre and about 5/10 minutes walk down to the river for a morning jog.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

Stayed here with a Groupon rate that just happened to work out really well since we were in town for the Minneapolis Marathon and needed somewhere else to stay for one more night because our host hotel nearly doubled their rate after the race was over.

The decor of the hotel is very nice and has a different touch to it that you just don't see in many other places. They have a separate wine lounge next to the check in area in addition to The Max restaurant/bar. We didn't eat here (expensive) but had a few drinks in the bar. Service was great. The rooms are very nice and the beds are comfortable. The bathrooms are great and have a glass door shower that you never see in a hotel. Felt more like home. Very quiet night sleep. Staff was exceptionally friendly. Would definitely stay here again if I was in the area.

Only bad thing as others mentioned is the parking is valet only at $30 a night. The valet directed us to Downtown Auto Park which is about a 2 minute walk away and charges $12/night.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Evans, GA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

-Very close to the light rail station
-Clean
-Rooms are small, but they are nice
-Restaurant at the hotel is good
-Very close to Nicolett-which has good restaurants, bars, and stores
-Close to Target Field

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 215 4th Street South, Minneapolis, MN 55401
Location: United States > Minnesota > Minneapolis > Downtown
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Green Hotel in Minneapolis
#10 Luxury Hotel in Minneapolis
#18 Romantic Hotel in Minneapolis
#19 Business Hotel in Minneapolis
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Hotel Minneapolis, Autograph Collection 4*
Number of rooms: 222
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hotel Minneapolis, Autograph Collection is conveniently located in downtown Minneapolis combining urban energy with a sophisticated and comfortable experience that truly mixes business with pleasure. The hotel is connected to the city's renowned skyway system and within blocks of the city's most desirable destinations:Nicollet Mall, Target Headquarters, the Minneapolis Convention Center, Mall of America Field, shopping, entertainment, and restaurants including the award winning restaurant MAX located right at the hotel. The hotel is also located 1 block from Light Rail Transit connecting to Minneapolis International Airport and Mall of America. Featuring 6,000 square ft. of flexible meeting space, 24 hour fitness and business center, and 222 guestrooms with high-speed wireless Internet Access, work desks, flat screen LCD televisions, and MP3 docking station. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Hotel Minneapolis Doubletree
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