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Kimpton Grand Hotel Minneapolis
Ranked #3 of 49 Hotels in Minneapolis
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Tecumseh, Michigan, United States
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68 reviews
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“DECEIVING EXTERIOR, SURPRISING INTERIOR”
Reviewed September 24, 2012

The plain Jane exterior disguises the lovely interior and the great service that the Grand displayed during a recent weekend visit. Their recommendations for area sights and good eats were perfect. Their service was well beyond my expectations as my wife and I celbrated our 28th anniversary in Grand style.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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Hayden L, General Manager at Kimpton Grand Hotel Minneapolis, responded to this review, October 1, 2012
Yes, the exterior can be a bit deceiving. I'm so glad you love the service and decor! We completed a full renovation when Kimpton took over and are so happy with the results. Thank you for all of the excellent feedback!
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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed September 21, 2012

I stayed here one night recently on business. I love several other Kimpton properties and The Grand did not disappoint. The room was fantastic. Super comfy king bed, gigantic bathroom with separate soaking tub and glass shower, nice work space, and quirky, pleasing decor. The staff members I encountered were all very friendly and accommodating. I'll now look first to book at The Grand on all future trips to MSP.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
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Hayden L, General Manager at Kimpton Grand Hotel Minneapolis, responded to this review, September 24, 2012
I appreciate your comments about the hotel, guest rooms and our staff. Thank you! I'm so glad that your stay was comfortable and enjoyable. We'll see you again in the future!
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Minneapolis, MN
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Reviewed September 19, 2012 via mobile

I went to the Grand for a little "staycation". I definitely picked the right hotel! My room was large, spacious, comfortable and beautifully decorated. The staff was eager to help with all my needs. Part of staying there is access to an amazing Lifetime gym and pool. They also have a daily happy hour in the lobby that is a great way to relax after a busy day of shopping or sight seeing.

  • Stayed September 2012
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Hayden L, General Manager at Kimpton Grand Hotel Minneapolis, responded to this review, October 2, 2012
Thank you for the Grand review! We are pretty proud of our little hotel and all of the amenities. I'm so glad that you enjoyed your time with us.
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Reviewed September 17, 2012

We took advantage of the long holiday weekend for a "staycation" even though we're from the Minneapolis area. Brought our dog to the Grand Hotel for a night to celebrate my husband's birthday. I can echo everyone's positive thoughts on the hotel. It is beautiful- it is a bit odd to see such modern/trendy decor in a very historic place, but the rooms still retain their charm. The bed was heavenly and we had a beautiful corner room with a large bathroom. It was wonderful. SO quiet! And a TV just off the bathtub? Hello, luxury. Wonderful toiletries, robes to use, and nice minibar offerings. Plus, free wine at happy hour!

One of the most fun things for us was the "VIP" program- very important pet. We registered our dog ahead of time and they greeted her by name when we arrived and there was a bed and bowls in the room ready for her. Door tag to let others know there was a dog in the room was cute (and nice as a reminder for us to keep our voices down past doors with similar). Treats near the door to the hotel. All of this without a deposit OR a fee!!! WOW.

I realize that for non-dog people that probably all sounds silly, but for those of us who do travel with our dogs it is a refreshing change of pace to have our friend welcomed and even catered to. Adorable.

We've decided we'll be back at Christmas time to do Holidazzle and shopping. Pug in tow, of course! :)

Room Tip: Corner rooms allow more windows, space, larger bathroom.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Brian J, Manager at Kimpton Grand Hotel Minneapolis, responded to this review, October 11, 2012
Thank you for your kind review of our hotel! We love creating memorable experiences for ALL of our guests here! 2 legs, 4 legs, all are welcome! So glad to hear that you will be back soon for a Holidazzle weekend! We will make sure the treat jar is full!
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Holcombe, Wisconsin
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Reviewed September 6, 2012

For the price I do think a coffee delivery or in room caribou coffee would be nice. THe staff was very nice and even sent up a delicious treat tray for my husband's 60th birthday. But I think the morning experience should be much much better.

Room Tip: I would go for a city view room high.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Hayden L, General Manager at Kimpton Grand Hotel Minneapolis, responded to this review, September 10, 2012
Thank you for the kind comments about the staff and accommodations! We do actually have Keurig coffee makers for the rooms available upon request. I apologize that you weren't made aware that we offer this. We also have coffee service available through in-room dining and complimentary coffee in the lobby each morning. We hope to see you again in the future!
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Sarasota, Florida
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Reviewed September 4, 2012

This hotel couldn't have been nicer. Amazing spa and gym facilities. Great staff and within walking location to almost everything. If you like wine, it is FREE every evening as well as a newspaper for you. The transportation system in MLPS is fantastic too.

Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Hayden L, General Manager at Kimpton Grand Hotel Minneapolis, responded to this review, October 11, 2012
Thank you for the fantastic review! Yes, Lifetime Fitness and Life Spa are truly amazing! It's so nice that our guests have full access to the facilities. Definitely a huge perk! Thank you for taking the time to write about your experience.
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Kansas City, Missouri, United States
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Reviewed September 4, 2012

my husband and i stayed here over labor day just for a night - it was another wonderful kimpton experience! The staff is so professional and accommodating, and the rooms are always top notch.

the only kind of annoying thing - when travelling for business i don't mind valeting but as this was personal i was hoping there would be an inexpensive parking option for our car. We tried 4 or 5 garages nearby and they were all only a few dollar savings over the $30 valet option. So we did the valet and it worked out totally fine... just a tip for other travelers not to spend the time/energy searching around - just go for the valet and then relax in this awesome hotel!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Hayden L, General Manager at Kimpton Grand Hotel Minneapolis, responded to this review, September 10, 2012
Thank you for the wonderful review! We are so pleased that you and your husband enjoyed your time with us. Yes, downtown Minneapolis parking is pricey. I apologize for the inconvenience and wish there was an alternative. We look forward to seeing you again next time you're in town!
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Property: Kimpton Grand Hotel Minneapolis
Address: 615 2nd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55402-1902
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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 ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Minneapolis
#1 Luxury Hotel in Minneapolis
#1 Spa Hotel in Minneapolis
#1 Green Hotel in Minneapolis
#4 Business Hotel in Minneapolis
#16 Family Hotel in Minneapolis
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Kimpton Grand Hotel Minneapolis 4.5*
Number of rooms: 140
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Enjoy singular style and hospitality at The Grand Hotel Minneapolis. Newly renovated, and located in the city's central business district in the heart of downtown, the hotel is connected on the skyway system to all corporate and leisure destinations. The hotel was named one of Travel + Leisure's 500 "Best Hotels in the World" and offers guests complimentary access to our 58,000 sf LifeTime Athletic Club and pool. A full service Aveda spa is also onsite for added relaxation. ... more   less 
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