I had to travel to Minneapolis for a weeks worth of business trip. I thought long and hard about where to stay, especially since my rate is the same whatever hotel I choose. I selected this property because at the end of the day, I ended a place to where I can come back from a long days worth of work and relax. The room is a bit larger than a standard hotel and has an armoir strategically placed to deified the room for more function (splits the room up). The real reaossn I chose this hotel is because of the soaker tub. I am a larger person, and my trip to Minneapoliskept me on my feet and walking on concrete and marble floors. Needless to say I was beat, and that tub was just what the doctor ordered.
On to the staff - great, I mean great! Either they really did know who I was, or they were faking it but at all times they made me feel like I was the only one they were helping out. Real personalized attention. Two Managers really helped out and also took their time talking to me and making sure my stay was good. One was named Gailie, the other I do not remember her name but both were great! The reception desk clerk who checked me (Janice I think) in was super helpful and knew I was there for an extended amount of time and she was careful to make sure I had a very quite and comfortable room.
Now I know some of you readers want to know what to look for in the room as far as the "bad" so here are a couple of things.
1 - the hot water does take a little while to get to temperature. I did not bring this to the engineers attention because I was just tired and since I was on the 11th floor maybe the hot water takes a little longer to travel that far up. NO harm no foul - just adjusted accordingly.
2one day my room was not serviced by housekeeping, I came back from a long day at work (weekend) and the bed was not made, no towels - just like I had left it when I left in the am. I called the operator and they sent the turn down lady to help me out. at the end of the day I was just annoyed but not bothered.
3 - kitchen closes at 11pm - well because the other restaurant is undergoing construction - the only reason this is a problem because I was working until very late and I would literally run to the hotel trying to get my order in. The front desk was mor than happy to put my order in from the desk as I went up to my room.
All in all I am super happy with the staff, the hotel, the location, everything - really consider this place when booking your stay.
the spa is awesome too!
- 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