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“Good choice for one person” 4 of 5 stars
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aloft Minneapolis
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   900 Washington Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55415 (Downtown)   |  
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28 reviews 28 reviews
20 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Good choice for one person”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

My husband stays at this hotel all of the time. He likes the accessibility to light rail and that the hotel has a shuttle to get him to his appointments.

And, I mostly liked it with the exception of the bathroom setup. Everything is just too close for comfort for me. I mean, the toilet stall door doesn't even close. I'm sorry, but I want privacy in that part of my life.

The room could also use a second desk-like chair. I looked at the pictures of other Alofts and some have them. I'm not sure why this location doesn't.

The WiFi is completely open, which is also a problem.

I figured out the lighting without much problem. But, the shower/toilet area is lit by only one bare bulb. Don't plan on seeing when using them. Also, even one bedside light is really too bright for the other person to sleep.

Note to housekeeping: Don't take away towels. Most couples need more than two a day.

All in all, though, I'd stay here if I was alone. I like this part of Minneapolis. I like the beds and bedding. I like the bar area. The people who worked their were service oriented and friendly.

Room Tip: I like the back rooms that look over the river.
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Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 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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Madison, Wisconsin
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

This hotel was very trendy. It is defintiely made for your business type vistor. It is a smaller type room with trendly placement of bed and shower and bathroom. this is not the type of hotel to spend all day relaxing and walking around. It is geared towards your professional crowd and younger client base. the bar was great looking and the decor was more bar like.

We were here for a wedding which we did not spend much time in the room and we were happy not to pay as much becasue we only realy used it to sleep.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Dallas, Texas
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61 reviews 61 reviews
26 hotel reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

The Guthrie is an architectural and theatrical marvel. I went to Minneapolis specifically to visit it and booked the aloft because it looked like it was the closest place to stay. What a nice surprise! Youthful, sassy, clean and hip, the aloft is the nephew of a W Hotel. Limited service but big on atmosphere. The beds are very comfortable and the bath is large and well lit. My only complaint would be the individual ac/heat units that are louder than central air and woke me up a few times. Loved their wxyz bar!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

This hotel is not your usual business Hyatt or Hilton. This hotel, however, is upscale, current, modern decour that represents the up and coming business professionals. It has a full exercise facility, upscale bar, smaller rooms that are clean and efficient.

For the no frills business traveler, this is comparably priced in the low $100 range.

Although there is no breakfast or dining on premesis, it is located in the mill district, near the warehouse district.. all urban renewal, new condos etc, It's right in the middle of the downtown business and night life. Good restaurants are close. Shuttle is free within 5 mile radius.

Large LCD TV, free wifi and input jacks for HDMI and audio ipods, ipads, iphones and kindles the hi tech additions are convenient for the connected business travelers.

Travel, sleep, work and play.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Willmar, Minnesota
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

We stayed here on a last minute trip to Minneapolis. Hotel was close to the venue we went to and even provided a shuttle service to the show. We caught the light rail back, it was only three block away from the hotel. The hotel was clean, had an European feel. Only draw back was parking. We didn't notice until after we booked our room that you need to park in a parking ramp across the street. Overnight parking is another $15, so the room deal wasn't as sweet as first thought.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Denver, Colorado
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38 reviews 38 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013 via mobile

I stayed there got a week with my dog, and it was a great experience. It's on the edge if downtown and was not connect by skyway so this would not be a winter spot if your business is downtown. But it was great for summer. Walking distance to everything downtown and the river/stone arch bridge. The service was great! They set my dog up with food bowls and a bed and the bed was comfy. The lobby bar was decent for a hotel bar. Overall, it was a good experience and a great value!

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Lutz, Florida
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53 reviews 53 reviews
37 hotel reviews
Reviews in 37 cities Reviews in 37 cities
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

We recently visited Minneapolis for just one night to visit some friends. The Aloft was a perfect location because it was a few blocks from the light rail which we took directly from the airport. Downtown was within walking distance from the hotel as well.

This was our first experience at an Aloft though we are SPG Gold members. We loved it! The layout of the hotel was very modern and functional. The lobby consisted of an island check in desk, comfy couches and tables, kiosks to check-in for flights, a grab-and-go snack bar open all day, and a bar which opens later in the afternoon. Adjacent to the lobby was a well-equipped workout room and a small indoor pool. The multi-function staff in the lobby were friendly and helpful with all needs.

The room was not large, but very well-thought-out and comfortable. The shower and toilet are separated from the vanity. The bed was firm but comfortable. There was a hairdryer, coffee and tea, a fridge and a safe. Lots of well-placed storage in the room. Our only criticism was the cheap shades on the windows that did a poor job darkening the room for a light-sensitive sleeper like me.

We will not hesitate to stay at Aloft when we visit Minneapolis in the future or any other city that has an Aloft.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 900 Washington Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55415
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Location: United States > Minnesota > Minneapolis > Downtown
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#20 Romantic Hotel in Minneapolis
#26 Business Hotel in Minneapolis
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — aloft Minneapolis 3*
Number of rooms: 155
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Aloft Minneapolis is a bold new hotel featuring loft-inspired design for an easy Twin Cities stay. Stroll out our door to explore downtowns trendy Mill District, rich in history and culture. ... more   less 
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