This newly renovated, high rise hotel is very impressive. We thoroughly enjoyed our recent three-night stay. The overall experience here is more like that in a first rate Hyatt or Intercontinental than that of typical mid-tier Courtyards. In fact, we liked this hotel better than the Marriott City Center in downtown Minneapolis where we usually stay when in the area
One thing, however, as others have mentioned, this hotel is most definitely not in downtown Minneapolis. It is located on the edge of the University of Minnesota West Bank campus. A more accurate name would be “Courtyard by Marriott-University.”
It is also near the U of M Children’s Hospital. Downtown is on the other side of Interstate 35W, more than walking distance away. There is a Green Line light rail station a block or so from the hotel. Nicollet Mall station is 3 stops to the west, Target Field 5 stops. Connections can be made at either downtown stop with the Blue Line that runs to the airport and the Mall of America.
As for the hotel, it was originally a Holiday Inn. A year or so ago, the Marriott company completely gutted the interior and rebuilt it. The room furnishings are top quality, as are the beds. Rooms on upper floors on the southwest side of the building look out over the beautiful downtown skyline and the construction site of the new football stadium. The public areas are beautiful, modern high fashion design. The lounge bar is popular and where a fine selection of breakfast items are available in the morning. Everyone we encountered from check in, to bartenders, to wait staff was friendly and professional.
This is now my first choice for future stays in the Twin Cities.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Hotel Minneapolis Metrodome offers a convenient location and a memorable stay. Located on the edge of downtown and adjacent to the University of Minnesota means guests are close to everything great in Minneapolis. The hotel offers complimentary internet access and transportation service to the Metrodome light rail station and University of Minnesota campus. Guests can take in the view of downtown Minneapolis when exercising in the fitness center or unwinding in the heated indoor pool, hot tub or sauna located on the 14th floor. Whether you visit Minneapolis for business or vacation, stay comfortably at the Hotel Minneapolis Metrodome hotel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn Minneapolis Metrodome Hotel Minneapolis
- Minneapolis Holiday Inn