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“Rooms nice, but a bit focused on business travelers” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Crowne Plaza Downtown - Northstar

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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 #25 of 48 Hotels in Minneapolis
Fargo, ND
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Rooms nice, but a bit focused on business travelers”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

There for a wedding (which the hotel handled so beautifully....out in the open atrium) so it was a weekend. I suspect that it's a place that is more geared to business travelers. Restaurant was very small. Room was nice and updated....dusty! No one has cleaned the cords, etc., that sort of drape across the bathroom (hair dryer plugged in). Room clock was set to the wrong time...tried to figure that one out and simply couldn't:-) All in all, fine for a downtown hotel on a weekend.

Room Tip: View into the open atrium would be nice choice.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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GMCPNorthstar, General Manager at Crowne Plaza Downtown - Northstar, responded to this review, September 15, 2013
SMJ17,

Thank you for the thorough review of your recent stay. Our sky garden is a great feature of the hotel and a popular destination for weddings. I will make sure housekeeping reviews your comments and addresses them promptly.

Thank you and we look forward to your next visit with us.
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Rating summary
  • 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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Clear Lake
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

The staff was most professional, price was right and free breakfast was excellent. The front desk "clerk" was very sweet, responsive and forthcoming. The concierge was most professional and appropriately conversant.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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Spooner, Wisconsin
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142 reviews 142 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 40 cities Reviews in 40 cities
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

This is the only place I will stay when staying and playing in downtown Minneapolis! Everytime I'm here I have a wonderful time. The room as always was wonderful and we were on the 17th floor so we had the luck of having the club room. It was a wonderful amenity to have and the staff was wonderful that was working the room.

Some tips on staying here, to access guest rooms, you must have your room key.
The front desk is great on tips for dinner, brunch, entertainment, etc.
If you put the parking on your room, it is only $11 with come and go privileges...otherwise it's $20 for 24 hours and not sure what the come and go is like.

I'd like to acknowledge Victoria at the front desk, Bob at the bar, and Amanda in sales as being wonderful, helpful, kind, and all around Minnesota nice!

You won't be disappointed in your stay here. The location is perfect and the hotel/customer service/reputation has not changed over the years.

  • Stayed August 2013, 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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GMCPNorthstar, General Manager at Crowne Plaza Downtown - Northstar, responded to this review, September 8, 2013
Aurora K,

Thank you for your continued loyalty to the Crowne Plaza Northstar. I appreciate the kind words you have regarding our staff, we truly have a great team! We look forward to your next visit to Minneapolis and stay at the Crowne Plaza Northstar.

Have a great day.
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North Dakota
2 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

We had a very nice room but it was on the street side. It is a very noisy street with ambulances running upand down it all night. The last night we were there there were a couple of bachelorette parties that were also a little loud in the hallways when they returned from whereever. It was a very nice location and if we would have been towards the back of the hotel it would have been a relaxing weekend away.

Room Tip: Get a room away from 7th ave or 7th street(I can't remeber which)to have a quieter night.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Earl Shilton, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

Business trip to Minnesota for 2 weeks. Booked hotel due to position in downtown Minneapolis.
It is very well positioned for shops, bars, restaurants, Target Field (baseball) and the light railway.
Very comfortable rooms as expected, small but lively bar at the front of the hotel, recommended drinks and appetisers. Ask Bob or Jim for advice, they know it all, in a nice way, very friendly.
I'll certainly use this hotel again. Almost forgot, the breakfasts on floor 7 are excellent, eggs benedict on crab cake my favourite and Yatta the lady in charge is wonderful.

Room Tip: Try for the 17th floor, Club room floor.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 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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GMCPNorthstar, General Manager at Crowne Plaza Downtown - Northstar, responded to this review, September 2, 2013
PapaKenny,

We were delighted to have you stay with us for 2 weeks during a recent business trip. Thank you for your kind words about specific members of our staff. I will ensure they are acknowledge for the service provided. Thank you and we hope to see you again soon.
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Rochester, Minnesota
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

This is our favorite hotel in Minneapolis! We are treated like royalty and everyone is so nice. They recognize us when we walk in and recognize the fact that I am a Platinum Rewards Member. The upgrades are great. It is a very clean hotel and the amenities for Rewards Members are exceptional! Thanks to all the staff for the great treatment and especially to Catherine at the front desk!

  • Stayed August 2013, 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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GMCPNorthstar, General Manager at Crowne Plaza Downtown - Northstar, responded to this review, August 30, 2013
Prjustice64,

Thank you very much for the nice comments. We really enjoy having you stay with us and look forward to your next visit. Have a great day.
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Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013 via mobile

I was pleasantly surprised to find what a quality hotel this is, esp. for the price. The updated, clean, quiet rooms (though we didn't have a fridge) were exactly what we were looking for, and the staff was very friendly. Right in the heart of downtown within walking distance of most events/restaurant, etc. You do have to pay to park in their ramp ($11/night). Would definitely stay again.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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GMCPNorthstar, General Manager at Crowne Plaza Downtown - Northstar, responded to this review, August 12, 2013
Crystal,

Thank you for staying with us on your recent visit to Minneapolis. Thank you for the positive feedback and we are look forward to future stays with us!

Have a great day.
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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
#15 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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