I stayed at the Minneapolis Hilton for three nights, along with three other co-workers, in the week before Memorial Day, in 2015. The hotel property is located a convenient walk from the Light Rail, at the Nicollet Mall stop.
The hotel is a little older property, but is really impressive, both from the exterior as well as the interior appointments. The front desk staff were quick, efficient and genuinely friendly at check-in.
My room (18th floor) was very nice, comfortable, well-decorated and clean as a whistle. The room at night was quiet, with no street noise or noise from the occupants from adjoining rooms. The curtains in the room did a nice job of shutting out the early morning light - which can be an occasional "issue" for guests. The rooms comes with everything you would expect (TV, hair dryer, clock, phone, refrigerator, iron/ironing board, mirrors and good lighting). The lack of free Wi-Fi at Hilton Hotel properties is always a "thing" for guests, but for the price of the room (a good value), I guess it's just a necessary trade-off that you've got to learn to live with. Given the pervasiveness of electronics and Wi-Fi access, I think I might have actually been willing to swap the flat screen TV for free Wi-Fi access.
As is often the case, the hotel staff significantly contribute (or detract) from the lodging experience. Everyone on the hotel staff were positive contributors during our stay - whether it was the Front Desk staff, the wait staff in the Skywater restaurant, or the room cleaning staff (who were always willing to say hello and ask if there was anything they could do for you).
Given the proximity to the Minneapolis Convention Center, the Light Rail system, and some of the other attractions and destinations in downtown Minneapolis, the Minneapolis Hilton was a winner, and we would be more than happy to return in the future.