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“Relaxing Stay” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Loews Minneapolis Hotel
Ranked #3 of 49 Hotels in Minneapolis
Certificate of Excellence
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47 reviews
35 hotel reviews
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“Relaxing Stay”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2012

We stayed at the Graves after a bad experience in another hotel during a road trip. Using Hotwire, we were able to get a room at 1/3 of the normal rate. The hotel is located downtown, right next to Target field, with plenty of stores, restaurants, bars, and theaters within walking distances. The hotel itself is decorated in a very chic, modern style. Our room was large, bright, and clean with more modern decor. The bed was one of the most comfortable hotel beds I've ever slept in. Paying for parking stinks, but it's to be expected with any downtown hotel. It's less expensive if you skip the hotel's valet service and just park yourself in the ramp underneath the building. We were able to park right next to the elevator that lets you out right next to the hotel's entrance. Another annoyance was $20.00 a day for internet. This is something else that seems to be typical of expensive hotels. Just about every budget hotel there is includes free wi-fi. There is, however, free wi-fi available in the lobby and various other public sitting areas. Overall, a nice stay.

Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Patrick C, Management at Loews Minneapolis Hotel, responded to this review, August 21, 2012
I'm thrilled that we were able to offer you a relaxing retreat after your previous experience. Thanks for taking the time to review us — you left a wonderful account of your stay that was a pleasure to read. We'd love to welcome you back next time you're in Minneapolis!

Best,
Patrick, Owner
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Richfield, Minnesota
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2012 via mobile

Great location but the hotel needs to try harder to keep up with the competition.

Pros: very comfortable beds, wonderful location for exploring downtown & northeast.

Cons: having to write this review via cell service because it is $20/day to have wi-fi in any room (public spaces have free service though), room decor is a bit dated (ex: wood flooring is showing wear, wood paneling is pulling away from wall, crown molding is separating from the ceiling, outlet nearest bed doesn't work--thus floor lamp doesn't either, water stains from glasses set on the wooden corner window seat, desk is beat up)

Overall, while the view wouldn't have been as good, the in-room experience wasn't fancier than at much less expensive chain hotels. Plus I can get a quick cup of coffee most anywhere for free either in my room or in the lobby, but not at the Graves. Consider getting more for your money at other premium hotels downtown.

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Patrick C, Management at Loews Minneapolis Hotel, responded to this review, August 20, 2012
Jonny,

Thank you for staying with us. While we are thrilled that you were able to get a great night's sleep on our luxurious beds, We're sorry that you were not as impressed with the rest of your experience.

We have always believed that our sleek, streamlined interior helped to create a mood perfect for decompressing after a long day. We appreciate the very detailed account of your thoughts, and are happy to take your feedback into consideration as we continue to make the necessary upgrades. Our current upgrades include adding illy Espresso Machines as well as replacing the hardwood flooors and carpet in all guestrooms. Addtionally, we've had the appropriate departments check out the room you occupied so we can make the repairs you've brought to our attention.

We are constantly working to improve for our guests. On behalf of the entire Staff, we would be proud to welcome you back during your next stay in Minneapolis. I'm sure that you will not be disappointed!

Best,
Patrick, Owner
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Verndale, Minnesota, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2012

My husband and I stayed here for a weekend getaway for our 10 year wedding anniversary. Great location, right across from Target field, and shopping, also a movie theatre in the building. Clean, modern rooms, with luxurious sheets and a rain shower. Excellent resturaunts on-site and nearby. And most important great staff, everyone was very friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Patrick C, Management at Loews Minneapolis Hotel, responded to this review, August 15, 2012
Shyla,

We are certainly in the perfect location to access all the fun that Minneapolis' night life has to offer. I'm thrilled that we could help you celebrate such a momentous occasion! Thank you for taking the time to review us. I know everyone will appreciate your kind words! We'd love to welcome you back again next year.

Warm regards,
Patrick, Owner
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14 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2012

I LOVED this hotel....and I really dont love hotels in general :)

Great location and a very, very spacious rooms that gleam with cleaniness and cool design. I almost didnt leave the room! Some nice bars in the hotel and friendly staff. Recommend!

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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank globetrotteuse75
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Patrick C, Management at Loews Minneapolis Hotel, responded to this review, August 13, 2012
It's lovely to hear such kind words, especially from someone who doesn't usually care for staying in a hotel! We're thrilled that we were able to help you enjoy this great city even more. Thank you for the fabulous review. We hope to see you next time you're in Minneapolis!

Regards,
Patrick, Owner
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Atlanta, Georgia
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46 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2012

A friend and I decided to take a three day trip to Minneapolis for a concert. Since this was our first time in the Twin Cities, we chose Graves 601 due to it's convenient location to the Target Center. It's literally right across the street. The hotel is sleek and modern with ultra hip furnishings. I appreciated the low lighting throughout. Graves 601 has the best beds ever! The only thing that kept us from sleeping in was that we wanted to experience as much of the city as we could in three days. The extra flat screen in the bathroom and Hermés soaps were a plus. I must admit, the half shower door took some getting used to. The staff was superb! They were so helpful and always willing to suggest dining options. I can't wait to return to Graves 601. It is now my official Twin Cities hotel!!!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank SolaTravelGirl
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Patrick C, Management at Loews Minneapolis Hotel, responded to this review, August 13, 2012
Sounds like you had a fabulous time here in Minneapolis! I'm thrilled to hear that everyone made you feel so welcome. Our shower can take a little getting used to, but as you've seen, it's an invigorating way to start the day. Thanks for the fantastic review. We'll see you next time you're in the Twin Cities!

Regards,
Patrick, Owner
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Mpls, MN
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5 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2012

My husband and I booked one night at this hotel because we live in the Twin Cities, but wanted to have a fun 24 hour "date" where we could spend time downtown Mpls, attend a Twins game and enjoy some Saturday nightlife, without having to drive anywhere. The location of Graves 601 is fantastic! We spent the afternoon at Kieran's Pub, walked literally across the street to Target Field to see the Twins play, and then afterwards, walked around the building to enjoy some fun at Shout Dueling Piano Bar. We could easily walk to all of these attractions, and felt quite safe in doing so. We liked the lobby area and remarked that Graves felt like it was trying to be The Hotel at Mandalay Bay with it's modern and sheik decor. However, there are things that made it feel not quite on par with other upscale hotels that we have stayed at. For one, the service was just okay--Not horrible, but nothing outstanding. The best service we received was actually on the 4th floor bar area by Cosmos. It was fun to sit there, have a drink and dessert and watch the Olympics. Fun atmosphere and the bar is cool. The room we had on the 9th floor was okay. Very modern, but was missing some pizzazz. Maybe it was the cheap plastic hangers in the closet (all five of them), or the very simplistic decor--it just felt like it was missing something. The bed, however, was VERY comfortable. The shower was okay, but after staying at a place like The Hotel at Mandalay Bay with their waterfall showers, this paled in comparison. They put us on a floor with a bachelorette party (and we were celebrating our 8th wedding anniversary), but it was surprisingly quiet inside the room. We could hear hallway chatter in bursts, but once tucked in our room for the night, it was very quiet. In the morning, we had room service bring up breakfast, and it was delicious. Finally, we called down for our car from the valet, but unfortunately, that message was never relayed to the actual valet attendents. This is what I mean about the service--just not knocking it out of the balllpark. However, i will say that one very astute valet attendent noticed us standing there waiting, and he jumped into action and realized that he never got the message to retrieve our car from the front desk. He quickly corrected the issue, which was much appreciated. Overall, we will probably only stay there again when we want to do a similar overnight outing and be located right by Target Center or Target Field. Downtown Mpls prices are higher, especially on the weekend, but I would recommend that Graves pick up the pace on their level of service to justify their higher prices.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank BeckyParksfamily
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Patrick C, Management at Loews Minneapolis Hotel, responded to this review, July 31, 2012
You're right! We're in the ideal location to catch a Twins game and access all the fun of MPLS nightlife. Of course, all of this is made even better upon returning for a good night's sleep in a luxurious bed!

We take pride in offering fantastic service to all of our guests, so I'm sorry if we fell short for you. However, you left a great description of what you'd like to see, and we will certainly do our best to become even better for you.

Thank you for your honesty. We'd be happy to welcome you back next time you and your husband need a night on the town.

Regards,
gravesl601Management Team
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San Diego, California
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95 reviews
40 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2012

601 Graves is a hip, modern hotel in downtown Minneapolis. It is across the street from Target Center, and we could see the Twins' baseball field from the room. Even on a warm, busy evening there was no street noise although we could hear people talking and laughing in the hallway as they returned to their rooms. The bed was very comfortable, and the linens were lush.They were the most comfortable we have ever slept on, and it's easy to see why the hotel has them available for sale. A room safe, iron, ironing board, minibar, robes and slippers were included along with complimentary access to a fast, working internet connection and a free morning paper. One of the hotel's selling points is the rain shower in each bathroom. Although it may not be the best idea in a nationwide drought, it was delightful. Our only complaint about the room was the "ambient lighting." For searching our suitcases or reading, we had to be sure that other lights were on. We did not go to the bar or restaurant, but they were busy and looked interesting. We opted instead for a pub next door where we could sit outside and enjoy the evening people-watching. The staff was helpful, especially when I made the reservation on the phone. As has been mentioned in other reviews, the hotel is expensive and the parking ($28 per day with in-and-out privileges) seems excessive. We did, however, thoroughly enjoy our stay and would be happy to return if we wanted a downtown location.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Paradocs
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Patrick C, Management at Loews Minneapolis Hotel, responded to this review, July 31, 2012
We're proud to offer a gorgeous, comfortable place to rest after exploring the city. From the luxurious linens to our high speed Internet, you really highlighted what makes us special. Thanks for your feedback about the ambient lighting. We try to make sure that there are plenty of lighting options for all of our guests, but we will see what else we can do to improve. Thank you for the fantastic review. We hope to see you next time you're in Minneapolis.

Regards,
gravesl601 Management Team
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Property: Loews Minneapolis Hotel
Address: 601 1st Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55403-1409 (Formerly Graves 601 Hotel Wyndham Grand)
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Location: United States > Minnesota > Minneapolis > Warehouse District
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Minneapolis
#2 Spa Hotel in Minneapolis
#2 Luxury Hotel in Minneapolis
#6 Romantic Hotel in Minneapolis
#12 Business Hotel in Minneapolis
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Loews Minneapolis Hotel 4.5*
Number of rooms: 255
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A 22-story high hotel with a history of excellence, Loews Minneapolis Hotel is located at the confluence of business, theatre, and entertainment districts. We are connected by Skyway to the entire shopping and business district.Our rooms are equipped with high tech-high fashion design with plasma TVs, hand crafted headboards, rain showers in bath - Opposite Target Center. ... more   less 
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