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Crowne Plaza Downtown - Northstar
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   618 Second Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55402 (Downtown)   |  
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Ranked #26 of 48 Hotels in Minneapolis
Maple Grove, MN
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Great, clean hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2011

Booked this hotel for a bachelorette party and was very happy with the service and rooms. I had requested connecting rooms and although they weren't able to guarantee it, they did fulfill this upon check in. The rooms were very modern and clean. The rooms were more spacious than I expected based on other reviews on here. And, as an added bonus, you're only a few blocks away from some popular bars and restaurants. I'd definitely stay at this hotel again!

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2011

Place was awesome, Right downtown, close to target field, bars. Awesome! Kate at the front was amazing. Can't forget get about Ron too- nice gentleman.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ardmore, Oklahoma
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2011

We had made a reservation for 2 double beds - even as a Gold Priority Club Member - they did not hold this reservation and instead offered a single King. So - they had to wheel in a cot (made for a very full room).
In general the evening/night staff was much less helpful (or had less flexibility) than the day staff. On departure the staff was very helpful in finding something to do for the day. One final comment - the bar was quite interesting - and I'm surprised there are not other posts relative to the incidents that we witnessed during our stay

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2011

We stayed at the Crowne Plaza for a short weekend trip. Upon arriving late due to flight issues, we were pleasantly surprised at the pleasant welcome and level of service from the staff. They no longer had the rooms available that met our reservation (2 double beds) but upgraded us to a king size bed on the concierge floor.

The rooms are on the small side. The rooms have been nicely renovated and have a chic decor. The bathrooms are dated but you can tell they tried to make them chic on a budget. Every thing was very clean. The bed was very comfortable and we appreciated the variety of pillows that we had to choose from.

A down fall on the room--the air condition kicked on very loudly and then would proceed to run for only a few minutes before kicking off for a few minutes and then on again. It made it difficult to get a good nights sleep. Also, the walls are thin so we were hearing the hallway traffic.

All in all, we had a great deal on the price and were pleased with what we received. Staff was very accommodating and willing to help out whenever possible. Good location as well in downtown Minneapolis.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2011

I have stayed at the Crowne Plaza down town a number of times over the last few months for work.

The location is fantastic, right in the middle of down town and only two blocks from where I work (which suits me obviously). It is connected to the skyways so getting around in the heat or cold is very simple.

I will start with the biggest issue with this hotel. As it is one of the cheaper 4 star hotels in town, Saturday nights can be very noisy, especially if there is a wedding in the hotel OR if one of the local sporting teams are playing. I guess you can’t blame the hotel for this but I have experienced a less than quiet Saturday night there on a few occasions. They do offer a comfort pack in your room with eye shades and ear plugs so I guess they understand the issue and this is probably the best they can do to assist.

The rooms themselves are actually very well appointed. The beds are SUPER comfortable, which at the end of the day, is the most important thing. The rooms have a big screen TV with plenty of channels, a safe should you wish to put your valuables in, a nicely presented bathroom and overall are quite spacious as well as being nicely / tastefully appointed.

The hotels fitness room has all the equipment you could want but the hotel does not have a pool, which would have been nice. Reception staff are efficient without being super friendly, but I have no issue with that (I will take efficient over super friendly any day of the week).

The bar area is OK but I think the drink prices are a little high. Other hotel bars in the are offer much more of a “free pour” in the serving of their spirits where are the bar staff here mostly just provide you with a measured serving. And at $10 - $19 a serve for most spirits, it a little expensive for what you get (and the bar staff could look like they enjoy their jobs a little more).

All in all, i would certainly recommend Crowne Plaza downtown for a business trip in Minneapolis. It has all the options you could want with the added bonus of super comfortable beds, just avoid Saturday night if you are light sleeper!

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2011

Crowne Plaza is not one of my favorite brands and this was no exception. The Hotel was OK but much like some other Crowne Plaza's, needs updating. The beds were absolutely awesome. Housekeeping did and awesome job and the sheets were clean and crisp.I got a beautiful nights sleep.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2011 via mobile

First hotel that I have ever stayed at and actually smashed a bedbug after it bit my wife during the evening.

  • Stayed June 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Crowne Plaza Downtown - Northstar

Address: 618 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 Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Minneapolis
#18 Romantic Hotel in Minneapolis
#20 Business Hotel in Minneapolis
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Crowne Plaza Downtown - Northstar 3.5*
Number of rooms: 223
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Minneapolis Crowne Plaza Hotel located in the heart of the downtown Minneapolis business and retail district and connected to the Skyway system for easy access to shopping, dining, sports, entertainment and any other downtown Minneapolis event. Deluxe guestrooms include 2 phones with data-port and voice-mail, wireless high speed Internet access for a fee, On-Demand movies, iron/ironing board, coffee/coffeemaker and USA Today paper delivered daily. Our Cafe Northstar restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. In addition, our Krona lounge overlooking 2nd Avenue in downtown Minneapolis, features light meals, a connoisseur's collection of spirits, complete wine bar and more than thirty beers & ales in a comfortable atmosphere complete with fireplace. Take advantage of our free Fitness Center and the services of our Business Center. ... more   less 
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