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35 S 7th St, Minneapolis, MN 55402-1602
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A note from The Royal Sonesta Minneapolis Downtown
Updated 06/30/22

About

#15 of 65 hotels in Minneapolis
Location
4.7
Cleanliness
4.6
Service
4.5
Value
4.2
GreenLeaders Bronze level
Sonesta proudly brings our rich hotelier tradition to the Twin Cities. The elegant Royal Sonesta Minneapolis Downtown offers unrivaled comfort at the hub of this dynamic city. The enclosed pedestrian footbridges of the famed Minneapolis Skyway pass through the hotel, making it convenient to walk to the Minneapolis Convention Center or Target Center for conferences and entertainment, no matter the weather. Visiting to indulge in the cities cultural attractions? A diverse array of entertainment and dining options are a short stroll away. Our 360 modern guest rooms and suites provide a calming retreat, while 21 event spaces totaling 30,000 square feet provide sophisticated meeting space for your next event. Experience the best of Midwestern-inspired cuisine dining right at your fingertips. At Royal Sonesta Minneapolis Downtown you'll find the freshest local ingredients, creative menus, and superb service.
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Property amenities
Paid public parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Parking garage
Wifi
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Special diet menus
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Shared lounge / TV area
ATM on site
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Housekeeping
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Flatscreen TV
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Chris P wrote a review Aug 2022
Reno, Nevada39 contributions3 helpful votes
The check-in experience was a little abrupt. There was a woman directing traffic as people were entering the building. She seemed a bit on edge until I was able to crack the ice with her. She loosened up a bit after that. My room was great. The bed was comfortable. The shower was weird. When I turned on the water, the pressure was great for about :05 and then it cut back to half of the power it had when I turned it on. There was a VERY noisy guest next to me who had someone in their room that was RAISING HIS VOICE AT 3AM FOR WHATEVER REASON. I called the front desk and they handled things through security. The next night, Sunday the 28th, the guests who checked in and were staying on my floor (4th) CLEARLY have no idea about common courtesy when it comes to other guests staying on the same floor. I, MAYBE, slept for about 3 hours (total) from 9p to 4a when I had to be up for the Blue Line at 4:49. Overall, I like the hotel ...a lot. If there's a takeaway from any of this, it's that the staff at the front desk please remind guests to be courteous to others on the floor and to be mindful of the time when they're roaming the halls. I found the hotel through the Hotel Tonight app. I'd like to come back and stay there again during hockey season. The location is great, there's food nearby, the streets were clean, and accessibility to the light rail is a cinch. Thank you for taking the time to read this.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Response from Dan DeDecker, General Manager at The Royal Sonesta Minneapolis Downtown
Responded 3 weeks ago
Hi Chris, Thank you for your feedback on the hotel. The hotel was extremely busy over the weekend with the need to direct lobby traffic to ensure expediting the check in process. The location of the hotel is great! We 2 blocks to the light rail, 2 blocks to Target Center, and connected to the 10 miles of skyway system. Hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back in the near future.
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718Lyn wrote a review Oct 2021
Jacksonville, Florida25 contributions5 helpful votes
Hotel's Favorite
Kinda expensive, but that's because of the location. It's a basic hotel. Clean. No frills. I read here to avoid the rooms with no windows, so I called the hotel ahead and asked them to give me a window room. Was glad I did. I think room next to me was empty, so I didn't get a sense of the noise level. I did hear street noise, but that's to be expected in a big city. It's a pandemic, so hard to tell regarding some things. For example, I left a tray that I had brought up from the restaurant with a coffee pot and cups on it, and it sat outside my room for 72 hours. Was still there when I left. The front desk people were super nice. I had a headache upon checkin and the nice front desk lady gave me waters, extra coffee refills (I asked) with creamer and sugar, all in a little bag.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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RombaoasCanTravel wrote a review Aug 2022
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We booked a stay here to be close to the stadium & were extremely happy with our stay. Anita was extremely welcoming, friendly & helpful as soon as we entered the lobby. She gave us maps & helped us with navigation questions for getting around the city. She also came up to us the next morning as we were checking out & asked us how our evening & stay was. Loved her! We also had a great server for a very nice breakfast. David was very nice & the service and food was great & quick. And Muhamed (Ali 😀) at the check in desk was sweet & fun. Room was also very nice & clean. Bathroom was nice & stocked. All in all. Great stay!
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Hello Rombaoas, Appreciate your great review of the hotel and recognizing our awesome team! Look forward to seeing you soon! Best regards Dan
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Matt T wrote a review Aug 2022
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Hotel was very nice and clean. Staff was very friendly, especially Anita, the manager that we dealt with on checkout. There was a problem with our reservation and she came through and was able to give us the quoted rate that we were promised. I am very thankful for her service and dedication
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Dan DeDecker, General Manager at The Royal Sonesta Minneapolis Downtown
Responded 3 weeks ago
Hello Matt, Thank you for your review. I am pleased to see that Anita was able to assist you to resolve the room rate concern. It would be a pleasure to welcome you back to The Royal Sonesta Minneapolis. Cheers Dan
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mike wrote a review Aug 2022
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Excellent accommodations. Great location. Wonderful restaurant. Friendly and helpful staff. Mohamed worked the front desk for both days of our stay and was fantastic. Very friendly and helpful throughout our stay. Would highly recommend.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Dan DeDecker, General Manager at The Royal Sonesta Minneapolis Downtown
Responded 3 weeks ago
Hello Coastal, Thank you so very much for your wonderful review! Truly appreciate you mentioning our fantastic team member Mohamed! Please come and visit us again very soon! Sincerely Dan
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A B wrote a review May 2022
Chicago, Illinois16 contributions9 helpful votes
We stayed over a weekend in early May, and we were disappointed at the outset because despite having two rooms reserved, they were unable to get us into at least one a few hours earlier than check-in. Lobby floors and tables were stained with coffee. Could have been tidier. Restaurant off lobby was nice and accommodating. Bartender was super courteous and attentive for our lunch needs. Once we got in our rooms (much later), we found them comfortable and clean. Liked having our remotes in plastic…I hope that means they were, in fact, disinfected. Will likely try this place again.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Charlie wrote a review May 2022
Telford, United Kingdom126 contributions35 helpful votes
Friendly staff, lovely rooms, and comfy beds. Despite being next to a road that currently has road works, we were not disrupted by noise. Great protocol of downstairs doors being locked at night. Would stay again if in Minneapolis.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Allison wrote a review Apr 2022
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I was in a 5th floor king. I found the staff to be kind and efficient. The bed was strangely uncomfortable (hard) with scratchy sheets. Additionally, I wished I’d thought about potential street noise. Between the bed and the streets noise until 3am, I was not able to sleep well at all. I don’t stay in hotels often, but when I do, I’ve always enjoyed sleeping in large comfortable hotel beds (kind of thought that was a given).
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled solo
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Angela Jackson wrote a review Mar 2022
Minneapolis, Minnesota1 contribution
This hotel is very beautiful and a decent enough location downtown. The issues start with the room temperature being beyond uncomfortable, mostly cold and then taking a long time to time warm up. Once we got settled my boyfriend and I wanted to get a decent amount of snacks but the vending area is extremely limited having only candy and few soda options. Due to this we had to constantly leave the hotel to find decent snacks/food options. They do have a beautiful and romantic restaurant that most couples might like but we did not want to leave the room because by the time we got hungry we just wanted to watch some TV and relax. This hotel would be more suitable for solo trips or a business trip but not a very romantic getaway. The staff was very warm and courteous while dealing with a very large amount of people checking in the same day as my boyfriend and I.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: The restaurant is beautiful and pretty romantic but too close to the main lobby doors. Make sure...
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TommyRocket wrote a review Mar 2022
New York City9 contributions15 helpful votes
I used to stay at this hotel when it was the Radisson Blu. The pandemic allowed the Royal Sonesta brand to take over and the prices are now out of control. Regular rooms are affordable, average prices. The Business Suite is now almost 3x more money but the room is exactly the same. I'll never be back.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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PRICE RANGE
$161 - $250 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
radisson minneapolis, minneapolis radisson
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Radisson Blu Minneapolis Downtown
LOCATION
United StatesMinnesotaMinneapolisDowntown
NUMBER OF ROOMS
360
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Royal Sonesta Minneapolis Downtown
Which popular attractions are close to The Royal Sonesta Minneapolis Downtown?
Nearby attractions include Escape the Room (0.2 miles), Minneapolis Skyway System (0.09 miles), and Foshay Tower (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Royal Sonesta Minneapolis Downtown?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at The Royal Sonesta Minneapolis Downtown?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The Royal Sonesta Minneapolis Downtown?
Yes, a parking garage, paid public parking nearby, and paid public parking on-site are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Royal Sonesta Minneapolis Downtown?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Capital Grille, Zelo, and Murray's.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Royal Sonesta Minneapolis Downtown?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness center during their stay.
Is The Royal Sonesta Minneapolis Downtown located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.5 miles away from the center of Minneapolis.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Royal Sonesta Minneapolis Downtown?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does The Royal Sonesta Minneapolis Downtown offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Royal Sonesta Minneapolis Downtown?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, German, and Arabic.
Are there any historical sites close to The Royal Sonesta Minneapolis Downtown?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Peavey Plaza (0.4 miles), Ard Godfrey House (1.1 miles), and Semple Mansion (1.1 miles).