Local impressions of Hotel Ivy is that it is a luxury experience. Having traveled for some 20 years for business and about 10 times a year now for personal trips, I would give this praise for the feel of luxury, but very low marks for practicality. I was glad it was only a one night stay. The room is oddly divided by a wall holding the TV on one side and a stocked mini fridge and closet on the other -- not a drawer to be found if you wanted to put your suitcase aside rather that living out of it. Not bad for a night, but inconvenient for a longer stay. That wall made the room felt really small.
Great comfy bed though (with sheets that really didn't fit. We had to tuck the one inch of extra fabric back under the mattress repeatedly.) terrific pillows. quiet.
GREAT workout room (actually a health club, so a multitude of equipment options.)
Coffee machine -- one packet of sweetener/"whitener" (for a luxury hotel, how about real creamers...?)
One bathrobe -- two guests. A chaise lounge type chair -- nice. No where to really sit for a second person.
But the kicker may have been the wad of previously chewed gum on the bathroom counter. (and going with the theme above -- only one!)
All in all, we got a really good rate - comparable to everything around us and connected to the Convention Center. My advice would be to stay if you want a good workout room and can get a good rate. I will check other spots next trip.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated in the heart of downtown Minneapolis, the skyway-connected Hotel Ivy hotel is conveniently located next to Orchestra Hall, the Nicollet Mall area and the Convention Centre. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ivy Hotel Minneapolis