After several weeks of stressing about making the family reservations in a city I had never been to, I just went with Trip Advisor's #1 rated hotel and WE all enjoyed our stay and the Staff in particular exceeded the reviews. I dumped two hotel reservations that I had membership points with because the price was better at this Hilton for the four nights we needed and the reviews on Trip Advisor truly convinced me. First of all it is so easy to get here from the airport. Second it was easy to get to out to Anoka and Woodbury from here. Third, this is a new hotel, the rooms are modern and clean. We choose the corner room with a king, also a wheelchair accessable room and I liked the step in shower as opposed to the tub. Great waterpressure. The only thing I did not pick up on was that it is a sleepnumber bed, might have played around with it, but the setting it was on was fine for us and the bed linens were ideal- white clean comforter. Note to management, tell your registration staff to remind the guests checking in that there is this benefit:)
Breakfast- everything you can possibly want to choose from and we are a hard group to please. They are flexible if you only eat certain things about the price- so you can order a la carte. Easy to park your car here and if you think you might be too far from all the action, you are not at all, this hotel is not on the outskirts, at least in the spring summer and fall months.
I can not imagine spending $100 more a night to stay at the Ivy or the W and expect to get more than we experienced at the Hilton Garden Inn.