My wife and I stayed at "The Hotel Minneapolis, Autograph Collection" on Nov. 17, 2012. It's a nice hotel in a good location with clean rooms that are fairly priced. The rooms don't have wifi, but it is available in the lobby area. My main complaint, and the reason for my "poor" rating, is the way the hotel staff tried to charge me $30 for valet parking when I used a public lot about a block away. We parked in the hotel parking area for about five minutes while checking in. When we did, the parking attendant asked us to leave him our car key. We told him that we were just checking in and would be leaving within a few minutes. He still insisted that we leave our car key with him. He wrote my name on a "Vehicle Claim Check" and listed the "Retreival Time" as "5 minutes." We checked in, got our car key back, and then moved our car to a nearby public lot. When we checked out in the morning, a $30 parking fee had been added to our bill. I realize that sometimes mistakes are made, but this did not seem like an honest mistake. The hotel desk staff corrected the mistake without question. I suspect the valet parking staff get paid a commission on each car that parks at the hotel or each customer that pays for parking, whether they used the valet parking or not. This incentive for dishonesty would benefit both the valet parking staff and the hotel. The bottom line for me is that this is a good place to stay but check over your bill before paying it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Hotel Minneapolis, Autograph Collection is conveniently located in downtown Minneapolis combining urban energy with a sophisticated and comfortable experience that truly mixes business with pleasure. The hotel is connected to the city's renowned skyway system and within blocks of the city's most desirable destinations:Nicollet Mall, Target Headquarters, the Minneapolis Convention Center, Mall of America Field, shopping, entertainment, and restaurants including the award winning restaurant MAX located right at the hotel. The hotel is also located 1 block from Light Rail Transit connecting to Minneapolis International Airport and Mall of America. Featuring 6,000 square ft. of flexible meeting space, 24 hour fitness and business center, and 222 guestrooms with high-speed wireless Internet Access, work desks, flat screen LCD televisions, and MP3 docking station. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Minneapolis Doubletree
- Minneapolis Doubletree