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aloft Minneapolis
Ranked #30 of 49 Hotels in Minneapolis
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed February 10, 2009

This hotel was recommended to me by my company. I was really disapointed by the size of the room. Nice fresh look but so small, you could hardly move around. The desk is so close to your huge TV that it gives you a headache. Unless you seat on the bed, the only place to see the TV, you get dizzy. Closet space was inexistent. Not confortable. Not sure I would go back.

  • Stayed: January 2009, traveled on business
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Reviewed January 22, 2009

This hotel was wonderful! The staff was incredibly friendly. The room was very comfortable and clean. It was really close to the Metrodome and good restaurants. We will be back!

  • Stayed: January 2009, traveled on business
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Reviewed November 15, 2008

It's hip, it's modern and it looks like a club, but in reality it's warm, comfortable and really pretty practical.

The rooms are small, but very well laid out and featured a large flat screen TV with easy connections for computers or games systems. If you watch movies on your computer, you'll love this.

Instead of a restaurant they have a small cafe that sells breakfast sandwiches, salad, etc. The food was excellent and very high end. Egg and pesto english muffins and healthy, delicious salads.

Also, the service was very attentive.

The only negative was, like many hotels, the wireless internet service is ridiculously slow.

Stayed: August 2008
Thank TexasVinny
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Reviewed October 12, 2008

I have found my new favorite hotel. Aloft Minneapolis is a hip, modern, funky new hotel in downtown minneapolis. Bright colors, huge suites, and a beautiful lobby/bar. Employees are very nice. Bartender even gave us a free drink since it was my fiancee's birthday! Will definitely be coming back soon!

  • Stayed: October 2008, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 11, 2008

What do Aloha, neon, and concrete have in common? Nothing. That's probably why a stay at this hotel feels so weird. It was strange to be in Minneapolis, in a stark modern hotel, and be greeted with an enthusiastic "Aloha!" It seemed as if a very diverse group of people must have sat in a room somewhere, probably with too much caffeine, and thrown out random ideas for a hotel and kept each idea.

The concept is off with this hotel.

Despite that, the hotel is okay. Rooms are clean -but they are new. But the amenities inside are cheap. The closet, or closet nook, is woefully inadequate. The bed has a strange mattress cover which tends to migrate as you sleep. Very uncomfortable. Also, the acoustics between bathroom and room are loud. I sometimes wondered if there was a wall between. Lighting was a cheap florescent bulb above bed that was reminiscent of hospital lighting. Also, the light switch made it impossible to turn on bathroom light to take an early morning shower without flipping on the light above the bed. Not good if the other person wanted to keep sleeping.

Downstairs is nicer. The gym was nice and spacious. Also very clean. The lobby is interesting, but uncomfortable furniture makes it awkward. The pool area and outdoor fireplace area were nice, but it was too cold to take advantage.

Also, there isn't any room service so forget about a snack in your room.

Basically, it's a hotel that needed more thought to make it comfortable for the business traveller. Next time, I'm staying at the W.

  • Stayed: October 2008, traveled on business
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Reviewed September 16, 2008

The words "W concept hotel" will forever cast doubt in my mind. What it really means is, "we didn't feel like building a really nice hotel, so we tried this instead". The Aloft had some good points, the staff is friendly, even though it's weird that they say "Aloha" instead of Hello. And it's kind of edgy, stylistically. And they have nice bath products. But that's pretty much it. The place looks like what would happen if a dorm room and a W mated - you can tell they tried to focus on the things that matter, but they missed. The bed isn't comfortable, the room isn't one you want to hang out in... too much cast concrete! and the neighborhood is kind of dreary. Don't forget your toothbrush or it'll cost $6 for a new one. Would I rather stay here than the Super 8? Yes. But it wasn't as cheap as it felt, so I ended up disappointed. Spend a little more and stay downtown.

  • Stayed: August 2008, traveled on business
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Reviewed September 15, 2008

Very trendy reception and very sharp facillities - gym, bar, pool table, hallways. I stayed in the one suite which is very large - maybe 700ish square feet. Ikea furniture for sure, but a great deal at $229 for a suite.

  • Stayed: September 2008
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Additional Information about aloft Minneapolis

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:
#17 Business Hotel in Minneapolis
#20 Family Hotel in Minneapolis
#22 Romantic Hotel in Minneapolis
Price Range: $124 - $315 (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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