We love staying at The Grand. Last time we stayed there was for a weekend getaway in February 2012.
Note: Parking there is a little tricky because what is the hotel entrance is on 2nd Ave S which is a one-way with a bus lane. Basically you can't unload or valet park on that street. Instead you need to come up to the intersection of 7th St and 2nd Ave where there's a valet sign on the right (that we missed several times because buses were parked in front of it). The city messed things up for the hotel so don't blame them.
The hotel building is old (aka Historic) but has been renovated with a modern "cool" look. We were fortunate enough to get a great deal on a Suite with a living room and full bathroom. Very nice for the price! I think the room # was 1515?
The lobby bar/restaurant is small but fun. We were going to go out and never left the lobby because we (my wife) started talking with the bartender and the people sitting next to us. The bar made their own infused vodkas which were a lot of fun to sample...
Check-in early so you can hit the complimentary wine hour. If you need a massage the LifeTime Spa in the hotel was great.
Avoid boring Minneapolis chain hotels and stay here. You won't regret it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Enjoy singular style and hospitality at The Grand Hotel Minneapolis. Newly renovated, and located in the city's central business district in the heart of downtown, the hotel is connected on the skyway system to all corporate and leisure destinations. The hotel was named one of Travel + Leisure's 500 "Best Hotels in the World" and offers guests complimentary access to our 58,000 sf LifeTime Athletic Club and pool. A full service Aveda spa is also onsite for added relaxation. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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