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The Royal Sonesta Minneapolis Downtown

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#4 of 55 hotels in Minneapolis
Location
4.7
Cleanliness
4.6
Service
4.5
Value
4.2
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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 private parking on-site
Wifi
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Parking garage
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
Safe
Telephone
VIP room facilities
Bottled water
Flatscreen TV
On-demand movies
Iron
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
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Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, Arabic and 1 more
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The Royal Sonesta Minneapolis Downtown garners high marks for its spacious and well-appointed rooms, with its prime location earning accolades for convenience to downtown attractions. Staff at the hotel receive plaudits for their friendly and attentive service, enhancing the hotel's comfortable and aesthetically pleasing atmosphere. While the property's cleanliness is a highlight, with rooms meticulously maintained, some guests note occasional delays in check-ins and less frequent cleaning services. Opinions on value vary, as some travelers appreciate the moderate pricing, while others find certain charges steep. The hotel's amenities, including a commendable restaurant and fitness center, contribute positively to the guest experience.
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Dave P wrote a review Apr 14
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Very pleasant and helpful staff check in to check out. Front desk answered every question we had with a pleasant attitude and even shared some laughs with us. We are returning for a night in June and will stay there when we come to Minneapolis.
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Hi davepl420WU, Thank you for your 5 bubble review of your recent experience. We do work hard to make our guests stays memorable. Looking forward to welcoming you back. Best regards
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Nit R wrote a review Oct 2023
SMYRNA, United States8 contributions18 helpful votes
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A hidden gem that I am so glad was revealed to me. I attended a conference at the Royal Sonesta and it was one of the best hotel experiences this year. Yes, the rooms were clean, spacious bathrooms, lovely onsite restaurant, easy check-in, etc. However, it was the customer service, friendliness of the staff professionals and ability to make you feel special that made this experience wonderful. If you visit this hotel, please make sure you say hello to Jallah Jentzen at the front desk area. He's knowledgable of the area and always wants to make your hotel experience is going well. He provided great recommendations for local restaurants and easy, yet scenic routes to walk to them. Another professional to make sure you say hello to while there is Jacob, who works in the onsite restaurant, and be sure to check out his rhinestone loafers. (Special thanks to Jacob for sharing his secret on how to make them). I was so impressed with my first Sonesta experience, that I also joined their membership program. My hope is the other locations similar services.
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Traveled on business
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Responded Oct 15, 2023
Hello cynithear, Thank you so very much for the 5 bubble review and the shout out for Jallah at the Front Desk and Jacob in Wood + Paddle eatery. We truly work hard to make our guests experience be the best it can be! I am so pleased we were able to exceed your expectation during your experience! We look forward to your next visit! Best regards
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Gilbert R wrote a review Apr 13
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Hotel Facilities and Restaurant are awesome. But Cust service was bad, except for Tommy, the only one who truly showed he cared. If u want to know why, this is why… We first need a place to work for a MS Teams meeting and the directory on the screen read Business Center on first floor. We asked the lady and she said that is wrong. She said there was a business center on the upper floors. We asked if we could borrow it for an hour take our call, she said No. She said we have to talk Sales to pay to rent it. Second, I brought my swimsuit and there is a big picture of a nice lady on a pool as an advertisement and I asked the lady where the pool was, and she said there is no pool. Third, I was surprised they didn’t do the housekeeping for our room the next day after we arrived. So, I called them from my room and the lady said, no service unless we request it. That is something you should say at check in. Fourth, I asked for someone to bring us clean towels and remove the trash, but the lady said, you have to come down and pick them up yourself, no one can go to your room now. Fifth, I dropped off my son for work at his workplace but when I drove back to hotel, I didn’t have the key to get out of the hotel parking lot, I asked the ladies at front desk for help and they said there was nothing they can do. I just needed someone to let me out because I needed to go somewhere, but they told me you have to pay extra to get out, even though I already had the fee allocated to the key. So I kept asking some guests in the lobby for help, but no luck. I even went down to P3 and P2 looking for a Good Samaritan to let me out, but, no luck. I ended up going back to my room frustrated. Six, with the events with Mortenson, we need a bit more time to check out in our last day and I asked for a short extension from 11 am to maybe 1 or 12, even 11:30 am, but again, you guessed it, they said No. I left frustrated and hope I could warn others about this customer no service. Tommy was the only person who really try to help us, but I could see that the other ladies were just saying no to everything we asked or needed. I hope u find this review helpful.
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Date of stay: April 2024
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Hello W6968RAgilertr Thank you for taking time to provide feedback of your recent stay. Please accept my apology for not meeting your expectations. In the event you would like to discuss in detail then reach out to the hotel directly. Please ask for the General Manager. Best regards Dan
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Mingke Wang wrote a review Apr 2
Novi, Michigan1 contribution
One of the best. Quiet and big. The front desk guy Mohamed jr Ali is the best! He makes our trip so much better! We’re here on a business trip and the room we got is spacious (one bedroom one living room and one bathroom). Definitely one of the best in Minneapolis!
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Date of stay: April 2024Trip type: Traveled on business
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Hi Global06597009406, Thank you so very much for the 5 bubble review and the shout out for Mohamed at the Front Desk. We truly work hard to make our guests experience be the best it can be! I am so pleased we were able to exceed your expectation during your experience! We look forward to your next visit! Best regards Dan
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Nathan D wrote a review Apr 1
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This is my 2nd time staying here and it never disappoints. Parking is very reasonably priced, the restaurant on site is great and it's located within walking distance to a lot of fun things to do and great restaurants. Transit station is a 2 minute walk away if you wanted to visit St Paul, Mall of America or other sections of the city for very little money. Lastly the staff is always amazing and check in is very quick and painless Will definitely be staying here again next time I'm in town
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Hello D993ZSnathand We are so pleased that you enjoyed your experience with The Royal Sonesta Minneapolis! Thank you for taking the time to provide a glowing 5 bubble review of your stay. We appreciate the comments regarding Wood + Paddle eatery and the hotel location in relations to Minneapolis venues and light rail. Look forward to welcoming you back to Minneapolis in the near future Best regards
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Nicholas G wrote a review Mar 2024
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The hotel staff were beyond incredible. Kind, friendly and helpful. Our hotel concierge Gabi and Ireony made each interaction postive and welcoming. The Wood & Paddle served us lovely food and drinks. Willie went above and beyond and congratulated our dear friends on their marriage and made a point to make sure their needs were met. I would recommend staying here as the location is phenomenal and the staff are some of the best I have had.
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Hi R7168SVnicholasg We are so pleased that you enjoyed your experience with The Royal Sonesta Minneapolis! Thank you for taking the time to provide a glowing 5 bubble review of your stay. We always appreciate hearing about our team mates and how they made an impression. We are grateful to have them representing the brand. Look forward to welcoming you back to Minneapolis in the near future Best regards
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A'braha R wrote a review Mar 2024
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Beautiful atmosphere! Beautiful room with space and loads of amenities! Dining was superb! Staff was amazing!! Big shout out to Gabi and Brittany for making our stay comfortable and memorable!!! This was a time never to be forgotten!! Thank you again!!!
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Room Tip: Request Gabi and Brittany to help you, they are amazing!!! Shining light in this establishment!
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Hi abrahar2024, Thank you for your 5 bubble review! We are very lucky to have Gabi and Brittany on our team. We hope to host you again on your next visit! Best regards
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Jennifer L wrote a review Mar 2024
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Great hotel, AMAZING RESTAURANT DOWNSTAIRS, floors were a bit dirty, could have been shampooed but overall it was an amazing experience. Nice, unique lobby with cool hotel lobby features and cool pictures in the bedroom. I would definitely return
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Hello Jennifer, Thank you for taking the time to provide this wonderful review and 5 bubble rating or your experience! Please to hear that Front Desk and Wood + Paddle made your stay positively memorable. We are so fortunate to have all of these fabulous team members. Hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back soon. Best regards Dan
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njbecky126 wrote a review Mar 2024
Columbus, Oh97 contributions15 helpful votes
A very nice experience at this hotel for the Big 10 Women's Basketball Championship weekend. First time in Minneapolis and we really enjoyed our stay here. Gabi at reception was the best! She gave us some inside info about the Target Center which made fighting the crowds there much easier. She was looking out for us and we greatly appreciated that. Room was big and clean. Wood & Paddle had a superb breakfast and great service. Would not hesitate to stay in this great hotel again.
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Responded 5 weeks ago
Hello njbecky126, We are so pleased that you enjoyed your experience with The Royal Sonesta Minneapolis! Thank you for taking the time to provide a glowing 5 bubble review of your stay. We always appreciate hearing about our team mates and how they made an impression. We are grateful to have Gabi representing the brand. Look forward to welcoming you back to Minneapolis. Best regards Dan
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Shauna R wrote a review Mar 2024
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Even though I was only there for a day, my stay at the Royal Sonesta in Minneapolis was exceptional. Joseph greeted me at the front desk warmly and provided me with useful tips and recommendations. My corner room was spacious and had an excellent view. Hope to stay there again soon!
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Traveled on business
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Responded Mar 4, 2024
Hello 406shaunar, Thank you for staying at The Royal Sonesta Minneapolis. We appreciate the time you took to provide a 5 bubble review! Grateful for the wonderful comments about Joseph and the service excellences you receive during your experience with us. Look forward to welcoming you back soon! Dan
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PRICE RANGE
$142 - $227 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
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FORMERLY KNOWN AS
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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 (0.2 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 an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a fitness center.
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 and paid private parking on-site are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Royal Sonesta Minneapolis Downtown?
Conveniently located restaurants include Wood + Paddle Eatery, The Capital Grille, and Zelo.
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 (1.0 miles).