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“My favorite hotel in downtown Minneapolis!” 5 of 5 stars
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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 #15 of 49 hotels in Minneapolis
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“My favorite hotel in downtown Minneapolis!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2012

The Crowne Plaza Northstar in downtown Minneapolis is by far my favorite hotel. I've stayed at two other hotels rated 4 stars and the Crowne Plaza surpases them. This is my forth time staying here. The hotel rooms are always super clean and the modern decor is very nice. The front desk personnel is always extremely friendly and helpful, especially Anita. She always goes above and beyond to make sure you are happy. The location is fantastic, within walking distance of many restaurants, sports venues, and shopping. I highly recommended the Crowne Plaza Northstar....you will not be disappointed!

  • Stayed March 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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GeneralManager618, General Manager at Crowne Plaza Downtown - Northstar, responded to this review, March 30, 2012
Thank you so much for the great review. We are very proud of our hotel and the outstanding staff that we are fortunate to have. We all look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit to Minneapolis!
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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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

When we arrived at the Crowne Plaza we were greeted by a friendly receptionist who let us check in early. Since we were going to explore the downtown area she offered us maps of the area, recommendations of restaurants, and passes to an event. She also upgraded our room to a larger one that was clean, comfy, and gave us amazing views of the city. We enjoyed a quiet night's rest and a delicious breakfast at the hotel restaurant the next morning. Thanks to the staff of Crowne Plaza for a great experience and a refreshing weekend getaway!

  • Stayed March 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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GeneralManager618, General Manager at Crowne Plaza Downtown - Northstar, responded to this review, March 30, 2012
Minneapolis in the spring is a wonderful time to sight see and relax. I am thrilled that you had such an enjoyable weekend with us. I am excited to say the Lillie's of the Valley and the daffodils are popping up throughout our sky garden and the trees are budding. Please come back when you can enjoy the views of the city skyline, a glass of wine and the stars on the garden. Ourf sky garden is truly a wonderful spot to enjoy an evening.

Looking forward to seeing you again soon!
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

With lots of one-way streets, at night, I was lost/drove in downtown Minneapolis for nearly 1.5 hr to find the hotel. Being frustrated/grouchy/edgy, finally I called the hotel for directions. To my surprise, Anita, the hotel staff, was very kind/patient with me, not only gave me free upgrade to the top executive floor (17th) along with free in-room wireless Internet connection, she even took me to my room in person! At the executive lunge, we enjoyed the free continental breakfast and the afternoon happy hour treat... What a blessed experience!

Room Tip: Two days before our check-in date, I went on Hotles.com and got the room rate for 50% off!!
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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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Red Wing, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2012

Upon check in we were greeted with a flashing smile by the front desk specialist named ANITA. Brad and Robby have never had the experience we had at any hotel anywhere I stayed. She checked us in and told us about the parking would be cheaper if we got the ticket number and the license plate on the car. She then went on to explain some key locations around the area. She also was able to handle the phone while taking care of us. I asked about internet and she gave a card i signed up for and then that was comped. Later on we forgot shaving cream and she got that for us on the house to. Then when we asked about dinner she picked up the phone called Seven Steakhouse and YES made us reservations. I cant stop raving about her smile and her attitude. She should be considered to move up in the company. The rest of the hotel was also awsome. Great location, very quite, great bed. Very clean! A must place to stay in Downtown Minneapolis! Crowne Plaza Minneapolis Northstar Downtown- THE PLACE TO MEET!

  • Stayed March 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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Deerwood, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2012

Nice location downtown Minneapolis. Nice bar for late night conversations. Very quiet room, even though hotel was very busy. The bed was so hard and flat, worst I've EVER had. Will not be back.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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GeneralManager618, General Manager at Crowne Plaza Downtown - Northstar, responded to this review, March 26, 2012
Thank you very much for your response regarding the hotel. I am disappointed to hear that you did enjoy our beds. We have mattresses that are specifically designed for Crowne Plaza as part of the "Sleep Advantage". Please feel free to contact me directly to discuss this further.
Thank you again!
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Fitchburg, Wisconsin
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2012

This hotel has a fantastic location for going to the clubs on the weekends, shopping on the Ave, and the best dining in downtown Minneapolis. It has no pool sadly, and the parking is $20 a night, so I would just be prepared. But if your looking for a good cheaper hotel for the weekend stay, look no further.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2012

Decided on a last minute overnight get-a-way and stumbled upon the Crown Plaza on Hotwire. Enjoyed a wonderful front desk experience which included a free upgrade, well appointed room, great fitness center and the cozy Krona lounge. Great location as we were able to walk to Orchestra Hall for a performance and stopped at McCormick and Schmidt's restaruant on Nicolette Ave for dinner.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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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Also Known As:
Crowne Plaza Downtown - Northstar Hotel
Crowne Plaza Downtown - Northstar Hotel Minneapolis
Crowne Plaza Minneapolis
Crowne Plaza Hotel Minneapolis
Address: 618 Second Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55402
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Location: United States > Minnesota > Minneapolis > Downtown
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#12 Business Hotel in Minneapolis
#25 Family Hotel in Minneapolis
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Crowne Plaza Downtown - Northstar 3.5*
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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