Hilton's "Garden Inn" formula includes amenities you'd expect of a full-service hotel, but without the overhead of the big Hiltons and such. My conference rate was correspondingly lower. Since I spent most of my time in the Convention Center anyway, I found this to be a great arrangement.
The modest hotel restaurant was fine for breakfast and late dinner, and I was not charged for the full breakfast buffet when I took only a few items.
The location is at one corner of the downtown area, ideal if you're heading straight to the Interstate, but worth checking if you're going to be walking somewhere. Practical walking distance from the Convention Center is about 2 blocks (though it may seem less looking at a map). Also you're at least 2 blocks from anywhere on the Skyway, which connects at the 2nd-floor level much of the Minneapolis business district (and many of the stores that would be on the street in other cities); the weather was beautiful when I was there but in mid-winter this might be an issue. The closest station for the airport train is 6 blocks down 4th Avenue.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Come and join us in the heart of downtown Minneapolis’ corporations and entertainment districts at Hilton Garden Inn Minneapolis Downtown. You’ll be within walking distance to the exciting Nicollet Mall shopping and just one block from Minneapolis Convention Center. Visit the Walker Art Center or see a show at the Orchestra Hall. Stay in a spacious guest room at this downtown Minneapolis hotel, all of which feature contemporary decor and include complimentary high-speed internet access. Stay energized with the hotel's indoor swimming pool and keep up with your routine with the modern cardiovascular machines and weights in our fitness center. Start each day with a delicious cooked-to-order breakfast at the Great American Grill® restaurant, or pick up supplies at the 24-hour Pavilion Pantry® convenience store. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hilton Garden Inn Minneapolis Downtown Hotel Minneapolis