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The Grand Hotel Minneapolis - a Kimpton Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   615 Second Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55402 (Downtown)   |  
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Ranked #3 of 48 hotels in Minneapolis
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55 hotel reviews
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“Great Hotel near everything”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2012

Stayed there recently as my daughter was performing nearby and must say this is a really cool boutique hotel. We could walk to everything though it was bitter cold outside. Some real good restaurants nearby to chow down at. Thumbs up on this one!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
    • 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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2012

Not only is this hotel beautiful and centrally located, the staff are positively a joy! from the over the top service the doormen provide to the counter staff and the bell hops I don't know where to begin. When staying there we felt like VIP. I'll definitely be back a real joy to stay there.

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Morgantown, wv
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012

This hotel is very comfortable, clean, convenient and great views! The Grand connects to the skywalk allowing inside walking and shopping for miles! There's a Starbucks just off the hotel lobby with free internet. I had a great view from my window overlooking the football stadium and ity streets. AWESOME shower with a variety of sprays. Great room service breakfast served right on time and piping hot. I'd return in a snap!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 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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Brian J, Manager at The Grand Hotel Minneapolis - a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review, December 10, 2012
We are so glad to hear that we were able to provide you with a clean, comfortable and memorable experience. We look forward to the opportunity to welcome you back again soon!
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Ocala, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012

This hotel is in an excellent location in downtown Minneapolis. About 2 blocks from the light rail which is the best way to get to the MOA. The ride is about 35 minutes but fun and lots to see along the way.
The hotel has a neat bar that doesnt open until 3 but does have a few drink and food specials until about 6:15. There is a free wine hour from 5-6pm next to the front desk.
Great restaurants all within walking distance and the front desk people are happy to point you to whatever you are looking for. Recommend Ikes, Keyes and McCormick and Schmicks (have the desk call in reservation to M&S for you. They treated us like VIP's)
Take a limo to the airport. The doorman will get it for you and it is the same price as a taxi BUT a lot better.
Also, I would recommend an "interior atrium" room. All you can see are buildings next door anyway from even the top floors and there is lots of street noise. We had a Premier King which was pretty small but ok. The bed was too soft for my tastes.
Great hotel though...

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Brian J, Manager at The Grand Hotel Minneapolis - a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review, December 10, 2012
We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your experience as our guest. We love hearing that you were treated as a VIP because that is exactly how we want each and everyone of our guests to feel. Thank you for your positive review and we hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back again soon!
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Minnesota, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2012

This is the nicest, most dog friendly hotel I've ever been too. Upon your arrival you might meet one of the two "house" dogs. There is an adorable puppy who "lives" there and loves to greet visitors and there was another sleepy fellow behind the desk.
This hotel offers dog sitting, and has treats, bowls, beds, and more to welcome you and your beloved furry family member.
The hotel is connected to Lifetime Fitness Minneapolis, which was once the Minneapolis Club, a beautiful place to swim, work out, sit in the steam room, sauna, etc...my husband and I make sure we take advantage of the "membership" perks of this fantastic athletic club while we are guests (you can use all of the exercise facilities for no extra charge).
Of course my favorite perk of staying at the Grand, besides the beautiful rooms, large bathrooms, comfortable beds, friendly staff, and dog friendly policy is the WINE HOUR! You get a nice big glass of wine in the lobby to sip and savor while you kick back and relax in their beautiful fireside lobby.
Basically, this place rocks and they are always promoting the place with major discounts and special offers.
I love the Grand Hotel and so does my dog, I mean husband, and my bzitches!

  • Stayed December 2012, 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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Brian J, Manager at The Grand Hotel Minneapolis - a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review, December 10, 2012
We are so glad to hear that you and your bosses love the Grand! We take pride in offering those special extras (such as our complimentary wine hour each night and pet sitting services) that make the Grand Hotel a unique, memorable experience. We hope to welcome you back again soon!
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Blaine, Minnesota
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

The Minneapolis Grand Hotel did a fabuous job of making us feel welcome and valued. They had hand written cards to my husband as we were celebrating his birthday. They also sent up a complimentary cookies (home made) and milk (on ice). It was delicious and so thoughtful of the staff. I was blown away by the professionalism and kindness. The amazing staff is really what makes this hotel special, but the room was very clean and comfortable. Everything went smoothly and exceeded our expectations. If you enjoy being pampered and treated with respect, chose the Minneapolis Grand Hotel.
I would absolutely recommend this hotel to anyone!

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  • Stayed December 2012, 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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Brian J, Manager at The Grand Hotel Minneapolis - a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review, December 10, 2012
Wow! Thank you for taking the time to write such a positive review. We spend a lot of time and resources making sure our staff is empowered and has the tools necessary to provide our guests with memorable experiences and I love examples (like your review) that prove it works! Thank you again for your kind words and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon!
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

Just had a wonderful experience at the Grand Hotel. From the valet, to the front desk, everyone was extremely helpful and attentive. Was on the top floor of the hotel and room was beautiful, very large, clean and quiet. Free access to the Lifetime Fitness Club is a huge plus ... it is top notch and has a great lap pool.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
    • 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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Brian J, Manager at The Grand Hotel Minneapolis - a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review, December 10, 2012
Thank you for your kind words about our facility and our staff! We think we have a truly amazing team of people who are committed to providing you with a relaxing yet memorable experience. Thank you for recognizing our hard work!
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Address: 615 Second Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55402
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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 ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Spa Hotel in Minneapolis
#1 Green Hotel in Minneapolis
#1 Luxury Hotel in Minneapolis
#2 Romantic Hotel in Minneapolis
#4 Family Hotel in Minneapolis
#7 Business Hotel in Minneapolis
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Grand Hotel Minneapolis - a Kimpton Hotel 4*
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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