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Nicollet Island Inn
Ranked #28 of 50 Hotels in Minneapolis
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed October 18, 2013

My sister and I visited for a second time in 3 years and fell in love with the Inn all over again. The staff were courteous, friendly and unfailingly helpful. I live in a historic home and always prefer a well maintained older inn or B & B when I have a chance to stay in one. The hotel has all the charm and personality that comes with age and an interesting history. We had theater tickets at the Guthrie and it was a plus that we could walk there in just about 25 minutes, taking a leisurely stroll on the scenic route that crosses the river on the stone bridge. The free and ample parking was appreciated. We were sorry we didn't have time to sip a drink in the lovely bar area, but enjoyed that on our last trip. This won't be my last stay at the Inn.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 4, 2013

My husband and I stayed at the Inn last weekend while attending a wedding. We were greeted in a friendly, "glad you're here" manner and were treated courteously our entire stay. Anything that we needed assistance with was taken care of promptly and with a " we're here to make your stay enjoyable" attitude. The building is beautiful, the food was delicious and the setting perfect. The wedding we were attending was held at the Inn's pavilion and was a wonderful affair. We just returned and I have already recommended Nicollet Island Inn to friends.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 3, 2013

Stayed at the The Nicollet Island Inn for my wife's reunion in September. Situated on an Island in the middle of the Mississippi, it is a unique, historic hotel from the past,Hard to believe it is within walking distance of downtown Minneapolis. With great rooms, restaurant and bar.The rooms were large and not cookie cutter Holiday Inn type with period furniture and all the amenities. The entire stalff was friendly, extremely helpful and FUN!

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  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed September 5, 2013

Situated on an island in the middle of the Mississippi River, the Nicollet Island Inn provides a secluded getaway from the noise of the surrounding city. The rooms are larger and retain character, a throwback back to independent hoteliers rather than the corporate, one-size fits all mentality. Within easy walking distance are some of the finest restaurants in the city, like Alma, Bachelor Farmer, Borough, and many others. Surkyk's for wine, Kramarczuk's Deli, and Lunds supermarket are within 2-3 blocks. And then there is the wonderful river walk. Parking, which adds $20-$25/night at many hotels, is free as is the wi-fi. The staff is friendly and very helpful. It's a unfortunate that the hotel is not busier. But then, that makes it more exclusive. Don't expect a corporate, business hotel, discover a more intimate, European style experience.

Room Tip: Ask for a room that faces the Mississippi River.
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  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank h2onab
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Reviewed August 16, 2013

My wife and I had 4 marvelous days at Nicollet Island Inn [August 2013].

The place is exceptional:
fine breakfast and lunch,
quiet, spacious rooms,
staff who ENJOY being there.

Moreover,
this is the ONLY inn on an island in the Mississippi River.
The history--from Native Americans to being part of the first bridge across this river--is fascinating.
Read all about it from a book at the inn.

The location is exquisite:
a stroll to Saint Anthony Falls and the dramatic (walking) Stone Arch Bridge.
Then an easy walk to the terrific Mill Park Museum.

Why this Inn doesn't have stellar reviews is a mystery to me...

Room Tip: Decide if you want to have a room on the city side or river side (my recommendation). Unfortunately...
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  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 9, 2013

The Nicollet Island Inn is a magical place! The food is very good, the ambiance is authentic and the experience is authentic. The service is especially warm and friendly. Relax and enjoy the views and the atmosphere. We have never been disappointed.

Room Tip: We only ate at the restaurant and did not stay at the hotel. It would be a lovely, romantic setting.
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  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 8, 2013

Rustic charm yes through out, manager very
Gracious , staff service very good!

Stayed the night for our 24th anniversary $250.00
For the night -WAY TOO PRICEY for the room.
Reserved dinner - well it was all disappointing
And I felt horrible because I Suggested this
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But like I said manager very gracious, service
Top notch- food so/so, accommodations
The room price - you aren't getting your value.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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4  Thank Aneesa K
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Additional Information about Nicollet Island Inn

Address: 95 Merriam St, Nicollet Island, Minneapolis, MN 55401-1524
Location: United States > Minnesota > Minneapolis
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#16 Romantic Hotel in Minneapolis
#18 Business Hotel in Minneapolis
Price Range: $206 - $343 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Nicollet Island Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 24
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