I stayed in a two-level room in a corner, which was very unique. It was on the top floor 31/32, so the view was excellent. The concierge lounge was easily above average, though closed on weekends. A strength is the staff, who are generally very polished and friendly (especially the doorman). There are plenty of restaurants nearby, although a large percentage are closed on the weekends.
The hotel is on the skyway, which is very convenient in the winter months (if you don't get lost, as I did..numerous times). On the street level is usually a large crowd of people, apparently waiting for the bus to the poorer part of town. The racial mix was odd in that there was little 'mix' in the mix. The person walking with me was scared, though I wasn't and I had no problems, other than zigzagging through a crowd. Anyway, you can just take the skyway if you like.
At present, they appear to be working on the elevators, which caused waits of between 1-10 minutes. They have a sign saying that you should budget in several extra minutes to get downstairs. Warning or not, it's a bit of a (temporary) nuisance. Also, whenever the heating came on, there was a noticeable pop/hiss that startled me a few times. So there were a few blemishes, but overall it was still a very pleasant stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to the Minneapolis Marriott City Center - in the center of it all! Experience style and service at the Minneapolis Marriott City Center, just 1.5 blocks from Target Center in the heart of downtown Minneapolis. Connected to Macy's via skywalk access, one block from Gavidae Commons, half-block from the Nicollet Mall, and adjacent to City Center Shops, ideal for your next night on the town. Whether you’re looking for a romantic weekend getaway, a place to grab a quick bite to each before the game, or a happening bar offering game day specials, an outdoor terrace and 12 flat screen TVs, we have everything you need to celebrate, no matter the occasion. Make yourself at home in over 500 guest rooms, many with stunning views of the city skyline and enjoy one of our weekend packages complete with breakfast, Internet or late check-out. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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