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“More Than Expected” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Nicollet Island Inn

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95 Merriam Street, Nicollet Island, Minneapolis, MN 55401   |  
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Ranked #20 of 48 Hotels in Minneapolis
Burke, Virginia
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“More Than Expected”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

My husband and I stayed at the Inn last weekend while attending a wedding. We were greeted in a friendly, "glad you're here" manner and were treated courteously our entire stay. Anything that we needed assistance with was taken care of promptly and with a " we're here to make your stay enjoyable" attitude. The building is beautiful, the food was delicious and the setting perfect. The wedding we were attending was held at the Inn's pavilion and was a wonderful affair. We just returned and I have already recommended Nicollet Island Inn to friends.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Kansas City, Missouri
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

Stayed at the The Nicollet Island Inn for my wife's reunion in September. Situated on an Island in the middle of the Mississippi, it is a unique, historic hotel from the past,Hard to believe it is within walking distance of downtown Minneapolis. With great rooms, restaurant and bar.The rooms were large and not cookie cutter Holiday Inn type with period furniture and all the amenities. The entire stalff was friendly, extremely helpful and FUN!

Room Tip: Ask for a room with a river view.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 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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St. Helena, California
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59 reviews 59 reviews
38 hotel reviews
Reviews in 39 cities Reviews in 39 cities
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

Situated on an island in the middle of the Mississippi River, the Nicollet Island Inn provides a secluded getaway from the noise of the surrounding city. The rooms are larger and retain character, a throwback back to independent hoteliers rather than the corporate, one-size fits all mentality. Within easy walking distance are some of the finest restaurants in the city, like Alma, Bachelor Farmer, Borough, and many others. Surkyk's for wine, Kramarczuk's Deli, and Lunds supermarket are within 2-3 blocks. And then there is the wonderful river walk. Parking, which adds $20-$25/night at many hotels, is free as is the wi-fi. The staff is friendly and very helpful. It's a unfortunate that the hotel is not busier. But then, that makes it more exclusive. Don't expect a corporate, business hotel, discover a more intimate, European style experience.

Room Tip: Ask for a room that faces the Mississippi River.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

My wife and I had 4 marvelous days at Nicollet Island Inn [August 2013].

The place is exceptional:
fine breakfast and lunch,
quiet, spacious rooms,
staff who ENJOY being there.

Moreover,
this is the ONLY inn on an island in the Mississippi River.
The history--from Native Americans to being part of the first bridge across this river--is fascinating.
Read all about it from a book at the inn.

The location is exquisite:
a stroll to Saint Anthony Falls and the dramatic (walking) Stone Arch Bridge.
Then an easy walk to the terrific Mill Park Museum.

Why this Inn doesn't have stellar reviews is a mystery to me...

Room Tip: Decide if you want to have a room on the city side or river side (my recommendation). Unfortunately...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

The Nicollet Island Inn is a magical place! The food is very good, the ambiance is authentic and the experience is authentic. The service is especially warm and friendly. Relax and enjoy the views and the atmosphere. We have never been disappointed.

Room Tip: We only ate at the restaurant and did not stay at the hotel. It would be a lovely, romantic setting.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Eden Prairie, Minnesota
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Rustic charm yes through out, manager very
Gracious , staff service very good!

Stayed the night for our 24th anniversary $250.00
For the night -WAY TOO PRICEY for the room.
Reserved dinner - well it was all disappointing
And I felt horrible because I Suggested this
Place-

But like I said manager very gracious, service
Top notch- food so/so, accommodations
The room price - you aren't getting your value.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

I took my girlfriend for dinner as we were celebrating her birthday! The hostess greeted us well and walked us to our table! The server was really great and he gave us an excellent service. His name was joseph G. The food was nice and overall we both had a good time!! We didn't stay at the hotel but ill definitely recommend anyone to check out their restaurant!!!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Nicollet Island Inn

Address: 95 Merriam Street, Nicollet Island, Minneapolis, MN 55401
Location: United States > Minnesota > Minneapolis
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#16 Romantic Hotel in Minneapolis
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 24
Also Known As:
Nicollet Island Hotel Minneapolis

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