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“Great service for campus visits to U of M”
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aloft Minneapolis
Ranked #30 of 52 Hotels in Minneapolis
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed April 2, 2014

Really enjoyed our stay here. Loved their decor and the room. Both the lobby and bathrooms along with the room were very clean. Because of the way the room is set up we did not hear anyone else in the hotel that evening. It was very quiet and we got great sleep. Their shuttle service picked us up in the morning and then retrieved us from campus at the end of day after we called them. Both of our drivers were very friendly and helpful. We at 2 great restaurants- one Japanese across the street and a Thai restaurant around the corner. Excellent recommendations from the lobby staff. Decor is upbeat and very modern. Nice bar and pool table in lobby. They also host a nice continental breakfast in the morning. We will return if our child chooses U of M.

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled on business
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Reviewed March 29, 2014

We planned a weekend long reception event at this property not too long after they opened and that is always a dicey proposition, however, we were not disappointed. The property was clean, the staff helpful on every level and the event for 350 was really well executed. I feel the block rate offered was very fair and the amenities were on or above par for this hotel class an property. The venue was carefully chosen for it's location as well as the flexibility of the space. The bar was amazing and really became such an integral part of the client and guest experience throughout the weekend. I cannot say more about the customer service of the staff. I will be watching the development of this brand as it grows. It is becoming an interesting option for the client who is looking for an approachable value without sacrificing aesthetic or experience. I'm liking it.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with friends
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Andrea N, Starwood Hotels & Resorts at aloft Minneapolis, responded to this reviewResponded April 5, 2014

We appreciate your thoughtful review, thank you for sharing. We strive to provide the very best in superior customer service and our dedicated team of associates are always happy to go above and beyond to make your stay as memorable as possible. Thank you again and safe travels!

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Reviewed March 16, 2014

The location is good; close to the light rail, a few stops off of Hennepin Ave., and near the Guthrie. However, parking is poor. There is a small lot off the back of the hotel for check in purposes, but it was full even on Sunday afternoon when we arrived to check in. On the up side, the parking garage is across a not very busy street. We had a room on the back of the hotel from which we could see the arch way bridge, river, and park.

The room was very clean; however, the pocket door to the bathroom did not slide easily. It felt as if one of the rollers was off the track.

Staff was very helpful in providing neighborhood maps.

Overall nice stay.

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed February 27, 2014

My husband and I stayed here a couple years ago with another couple for a night out in MPLS.I loved the decor! Very modern and cool! Beds were pretty comfy. Not the best but not the worst. I would recommend it. It wasn't anything too special but it was a nice clean cool place to stay. I went to bed, but the rest of my group went down to the wxyz bar downstairs when we got back from our night on the town. They said it was ok. Too spendy for drinks. And there were some people that came in off the street that were bothering them and trying to get them to buy them drinks and give them cigarettes. That is when they decided to call it a night and go back up to the room. They said it wasn't cool. When you are trying to enjoy yourself, and then people come in and start begging to customers to give them and buy them stuff?! Not good. Overall it was an ok stay though.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with friends
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Andrea N, Starwood Hotels & Resorts at aloft Minneapolis, responded to this reviewResponded March 5, 2014

Thank you for your review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your recent stay with. We apologize for the inconvenience your friends experienced while trying to enjoy themselves at W XYZ Bar. We have notified our staff of this instance, asked that they be aware of this and address these issues immediately to remove patrons who are bothering other guests. I can assure you this type of occurrence will not happen in the future and we appreciate you bringing it to our attention. We hope to have the chance to welcome you back in the future the next time you are in downtown Minneapolis. Thanks again and take care!

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Reviewed January 29, 2014

Though this wasn't my first stay at an aloft, the hotel surprised me in a variety of ways: It's a vibrant lobby and bar (complete with pool table) and made for a nice setting for socializing at the end of the business day, and the room itself was particularly well appointed and comfortable (great bed!). Overall, like other alofts, the hotel has a funky vibe (and not the usual food items at the breakfast and bodega set-up in the lobby), and is airy and visually eye-catching. Staff was fine, though check-in was exceedingly slow, and the location is terrific - close to downtown, close to University of Minnesota and within walking distance of several destinations. Also a very well equipped and space-filled workout area, accessible without walking directly through the lobby. All in all, a good value and a very hospitable stay that I'd certainly visit again.

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed January 26, 2014

As you enter, there's a pool table to the right, a circular reception area to the left and refrigerator case with yogurt, sandwiches, drinks and snacks. Not your usual hotel, which I consider a virtue. It's informal, pared down to the basics without compromising quality. The location is excellent: easy access to the Interstate highways, half a block to the Guthrie Theater, the Minnesota Center for Book Arts Center. While you can get an adequate breakfast, some pre-made egg sandwiches, cereals, fruit etc. and they can cook up fresh eggs too. However, there are excellent restaurants across the street and the Spoon River Cafe near the Guthrie for other meals. The rooms have an unusual layout; the bathroom runs across the width of the room as does the parallel bedroom area. Happily the bed is not overloaded with unnecessary pile of pillows.
There's limited underground parking and another commercial parking lot nearby. The front desk clerks are friendly and helpful. I've stayed here three times, once while hosting a group of Russian visitors on a study tour. It's my place to go when in Minneapolis.

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  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed January 24, 2014

The hotel itself has an attractive modern decor that I found appealing. The staff were all extremely friendly and helpful. The bed was VERY comfy. My few issues were with the room itself. The shower or showerdoor were leaky and so the toilet area was quite wet after the shower was used. Also there were some issues with the light switches not working all the time. It was random, so not really sure what that was all about, and also the outlet by the sink didn't work as my curling iron plug just fell right out of it - had to plug in by the mirror in the bedroom. not the end of the world, but it was annoying. Overall it was a nice place, but I'd expect things to work a little better for $120 a night.

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled on business
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Address: 900 Washington Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55415-1223
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Location: United States > Minnesota > Minneapolis > Downtown
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#10 Family Hotel in Minneapolis
#17 Business Hotel in Minneapolis
#22 Romantic Hotel in Minneapolis
Price Range: $109 - $247 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — aloft Minneapolis 3*
Number of rooms: 155
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Aloft Minneapolis is a bold new hotel featuring loft-inspired design for an easy Twin Cities stay. Stroll out our door to explore downtowns trendy Mill District, rich in history and culture. ... more   less 
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