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“Excellent value for convention center stays” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Hilton Garden Inn Minneapolis Downtown

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Hilton Garden Inn Minneapolis Downtown
Ranked #5 of 49 Hotels in Minneapolis
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Evanston, Illinois
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68 reviews
62 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Excellent value for convention center stays”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2013

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.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Anthony L, General Manager at Hilton Garden Inn Minneapolis Downtown, responded to this review, November 27, 2013
Bob4er,
Thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback from your experience at our property. Our location to the convention center is one of our greatest assets, but not being connected to the skyway during the winter months is definitely a downfall. We are lucky enough to have a complimentary corporate, light rail and convention center shuttle on site for this time however. We hope on your next visit to Minneapolis you will choose our property again. It is not only a great location for conventions but for business and leisure guests who want to explore the city as well.
Wishing you the best this holiday season,
Hilton Garden Inn Management Team
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Shaker Heights, OH
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184 reviews
49 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2013

Beautiful lobby. Pleasant, helpful staff. Valet service is way overpriced and kept me from tipping. Great location. Beautiful room with a comfortable bed and a nice view. Large walk-in shower (every hotel should have a walk-in shower in this day and age- who takes baths in a hotel???). HVAC system in my room constantly rattled and made noise. Overall a great hotel. I'd stay again if the price is right.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
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Anthony L, General Manager at Hilton Garden Inn Minneapolis Downtown, responded to this review, November 27, 2013
We are thrilled to see you enjoyed your room, bed, view, and shower so much during your experience with us cromito. We also hope that the service you received from our valet team was top notch and that the convenience of this service was beneficial for you, although we understand the price may seem high. Next time you are price hunting in the Minneapolis area, check to see if one of our parking packages is available to book so you won't receive the additional $24.00 a night charge.
We want to thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback and we hope to see you again.
Happy Holidays,
Hilton Garden Inn Management Team
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Fort Smith
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2013

I chose this hotel due to location to the Convention Center. While they are a FABULOUS place to stay it is not connected to the convention center which means you have to go outside in the weather to get to the Center. I was under the impression it was connected when I booked the room.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Anthony L, General Manager at Hilton Garden Inn Minneapolis Downtown, responded to this review, November 27, 2013
Thank you for your review Samantha D. We are happy you found us to be so fabulous but we want to apologize for the impression you received that we were attached to the skyway system. Do you happen to remember what gave you that impression? We want to make any adjustments necessary to ensure other guests are not getting that same impression, especially going in to the winter months in Minnesota. If you could please contact lindsay.olson@hilton.com, she would love the opportunity to get some further information from you.
Thank you for your time and we hope to hear from you soon.
Happy Holidays,
Hilton Garden Inn Management Team
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Atlanta, Georgia
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143 reviews
47 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2013

I stayed at this hotel as I was an exhibitor at a show taking place at the convention center. The location to the convention center is really good, although it doesn't have any skywalks and you do have to cross a couple of roads on the way, but other than that it's fine. The room was very nice and clean and had plenty of room for working. I enjoyed my breakfast at the hotel one of the mornings. It was $12.95 for hot breakfast and cold continental style breakfast. It's not a far walk to other parts of downtown such as nicolett mall area. Enjoyed my stay here and will be sure to stay again when I'm in town in February.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Aaron G
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Anthony L, General Manager at Hilton Garden Inn Minneapolis Downtown, responded to this review, November 27, 2013
Aaron G, we look forward to your return in February, so we can have the pleasure of your company again and so we can thank you for this fabulous Trip Advisor review in person. If there is anything we can help you with prior to your arrival in February, please feel free to give us a call and we will do anything we can do to make your travels and accommodations even better.
Happy Holidays,
Hilton Garden Inn Management Team
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Winnipeg, Canada
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2013

We stayed at this hotel in May 2013 to attend a function at the Convention Center so its location was perfect. We happened to eat dinner at the hotel restaurant, the Great American Grill because it was convenient, but ended up eating dinner there every night we were there because the meals were outstanding. The restaurant staff were excellent as well; when we talked to our waitress about how good the food was, the chef made time to come out and talk to us about our experience. The chef, Jordan, obviously was interested in what customer's feedback was, and worked hard to provide great food at reasonable prices. It's worth going to the hotel just to eat in the restaurant!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank a s
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Anthony L, General Manager at Hilton Garden Inn Minneapolis Downtown, responded to this review, November 27, 2013
We are proud to hear that our restaurant food, staff and chef were above and beyond your expectations. We realize this to be true; not only by your words, but that this experience for you happened 6 months ago. It must have been outstanding if you are still raving about it and we appreciate it. Jordan thanks you for your recognition of his ability and desire to become a better chef. We have different specials every day of the week and our guests help to create these specials, so we thank you for your feedback. Please come back for the same exceptional experience anytime.
Thanks again,
Hilton Garden Inn Management Team
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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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24 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2013

It is a little tricky getting to this hotel, but not a bad location. It is at one end of downtown, so a bit of a walk to different attractions. Nice walk to the Walker Art Museum from here, through a park and across a pedestrian bridge. The room was clean with a nice view of the city ( we were looking at a little dog park!); the staff was pleasant; breakfast was just okay. It was a very good value compared to other downtown hotels.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank enaj43
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Anthony L, General Manager at Hilton Garden Inn Minneapolis Downtown, responded to this review, November 27, 2013
Thank you for your review enaj43. We're happy you were able to find us, as we know it can be a little tricky with the one ways. We figure, after you find us the first time, you'll never forget. If that isn't the case however, just give our property a call and any one of our team members will be able to help with directions. We are somewhat lucky to be located on the edge of downtown; it enables us to have different scenery. The dog park for instance, not a parking ramp, and the walk though Loring Park to get to the Sculpture Garden and Walker Art center, is beautiful! We are happy you enjoyed your experience and we hope to have you as our guest again in the future.
Happy Holidays,
Hilton Garden Inn Management Team
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Rock Hill, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2013

The Hilton Garden Inn in downtown Minneapolis is everything a traveler could want. It is very convenient to downtown and the Convention Center. While it is not connected to the Skyway, the walk to the Convention Center is shorter than to hotels via Skyway. The staff is just the best!! The light rail is a very convenient and inexpensive way to travel to and from the airport. Call in advance to ask the shuttle to pick you up at the light rail station. This was a wonderful experience!

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Anthony L, General Manager at Hilton Garden Inn Minneapolis Downtown, responded to this review, November 27, 2013
Rebecca L,
Thank you for such a glowing review of our property! At times we wish we were attached to the skyway but you are correct, it is a very short walk and it never hurts to get a bit of fresh air. We are thrilled to hear you were able to travel on the light rail while in Minneapolis; it is such a quick, easy and eco friendly way to get around. We also want to thank you for commenting on our staff. They do a fantastic job and it is always a pleasure to hear it from an outside source.
We welcome you back to our property anytime and hope to have you as our guest again soon.
Happy Holidays,
Hilton Garden Inn Management Team
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Property: Hilton Garden Inn Minneapolis Downtown
Address: 1101 4th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55404-1022
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Location: United States > Minnesota > Minneapolis
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Business Hotel in Minneapolis
#4 Family Hotel in Minneapolis
#6 Green Hotel in Minneapolis
#10 Romantic Hotel in Minneapolis
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hilton Garden Inn Minneapolis Downtown 3*
Number of rooms: 210
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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