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“Great for Business Travel” 4 of 5 stars
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The Westin Minneapolis
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   88 South 6th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55402-1114 (Downtown)   |  
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Ranked #11 of 47 Hotels in Minneapolis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Duluth, Minnesota
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6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Great for Business Travel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2012

The Westin Minneapolis in downtown Minneapolis is a fantastic hotel for those looking to travel on business. Although it is also great for a bit of a fun getaway as it is downtown, the ambiance of the hotel as well as the offerings and room types just tend to lean towards the business traveler. The staff here is great and try to accommodate as much as possible. There is no breakfast included in the room, and WiFi is also an additional charge of $12.95 per day, which I think could be removed given the prices of the rooms and the recurrence of guests here, and that is my only critique of the hotel. All in all, this is a very clean, and extremely quiet hotel and I would definitely return!

Room Tip: Ask for a room on an upper floor if possible, in my experience, they are quieter!
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 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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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2012

I opted for the King bed because it's always nice to stretch out when you're a tall person like I am! The room was very cosey and because I opted for the King bed the room was significantly smaller than my associates standard room. When I consider the nightly rate and the compact room size that's where the Westin is getting knocked down to just average in the room category vs very good.

I don't really understand the Westin's "heavenly shower concept" as it doesn't really rock my world but the bed is HEAVENLY! Slept amazingly well for the 2 nights I was there which is a bit atypical as usually the first night is a bit rocky! The room was very clean and it was a quiet location.

Loved the main floor of the hotel which use to be a bank with the amazing detailed high ceilings and old world charm! They were very clever by keeping the old bank vault and displaying their wine collection in it!

Would definitely stay here again!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

Am in the middle of a 4 night stay here and enjoying it. The rooms are typical Westin style with the heavenly bed and above average bathrooms (with Westin shower). The hotel is in an absolutely fantastic location, right downtown and connected to the skyway right in the core. Good shopping and lots of restaurant choices nearby, both upscale and downscale. The hotel can be expensive, probably not worth it over $175 or so, but you can get better rates, especially on weekends. Would certainly stay here again given the choice between similar rates with other hotels (Radisson, Marriott, etc.).

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

I am writing this from my room at the Westin, just previous to check out.

After a 6 hour drive, I arrived at the Westin, a hotel at which I have previously stayed. I was given room 715, which is on the Starwood Preferred Floor. Not having an appointment until 11:45, and having to make the return, 6 hour drive after my appointment, I had planned to sleep in. I found that peace and quiet were in short supply on this stay.

The noise started at around 7:00 AM. It sounded as if a wrecking crew was working in the hallway. The housekeeper repeatedly slammed the door to the storage room, slammed guest room doors and seemed to do everything within her power to see to it that no one got any rest. At one point, after watching her slam a guest room door shut, I asked her if she could be just a bit more quiet. Her response was to smile and turn her back on me.

The room itself, was standard Westin. Great bedding, great linens, totally comfortable. I'm really going to miss this place, as I will now be looking for a hotel in Minneapolis where I can get some rest during my frequent visits.

Room Tip: Do not stay in room 715. It is near both the elevator and the housekeeping supply closet.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

We received a travel zoo deal on this hoptel for a one night stay with bottle of wine and apps. The room was great. Unfortunately the apps were over priced.They were to be included in the deal. The taxes and the price was over and added 30.00 for what we thought was included. The waitress did not inform us until after and they could not locate our wine which was all house:( It was a disappointment for what we thought was a value!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

Stayed here for one night before cruising the Mississippi and had an enjoyable night. Everything you might need is right here or with-in walking distance. The downtown area is connected by a series of skywalks so you never have to worry about the weather.

Room Tip: All rooms are quiet because the building was an old bank building. Outside walls are very thick.
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  • Stayed November 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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Colorado
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Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

We spent the weekend in Minneapolis in order to be nearer to Northfield, MN for a college athletic event, and couldn't have been more pleased with the proximity to the airport, downtown restaurants and easy access to the highway. The property is a beautiful, old bank building, refurbished into a hotel. The gracious lobby exudes elegance, and is the perfect place to sit and relax, and enjoy a cocktail before dinner. The room was incredible, with plenty of space to sit. Amazing view of downtown, comfortable surroundings and very clean. The bathroom is spacious, although it would be nice to have another towel bar.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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Additional Information about The Westin Minneapolis

Address: 88 South 6th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55402-1114
Location: United States > Minnesota > Minneapolis > Downtown
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Green Hotel in Minneapolis
#6 Luxury Hotel in Minneapolis
#8 Romantic Hotel in Minneapolis
#9 Business Hotel in Minneapolis
#13 Family Hotel in Minneapolis
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Westin Minneapolis 4*
Number of rooms: 214
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Transformed from Minneapolis's historic Farmers & Mechanics Bank building, The Westin Minneapolis will be your home to renewal in the Twin Cities. Located at the pulse of cosmopolitan Minneapolis, we are a short walk away from the best the city has to offer. ... more   less 
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