Overall, I enjoyed my stay very much. The staff were warm and polite and very responsive to requests. The location was great - lots of bars, restaurants, and the stadiums (baseball, football) are only blocks away. Convenient to public transportation as well. The rooms are very spacious and include both a sitting area (table, chaise, and chair) and a separate work area (desk and chair). The beds were very comfortable with different sized pillows to choose from and an extra blanket in the closet that was also very nice. There was an extra TV and a telephone in the bathroom, which was unexpected, but oddly I liked this and ended up using the TV at least. As a business traveler, I very much appreciated that the internet access was free in both the room and in the business center. The conference spaces were well appointed, though a group in an adjoining space was clearly audible during loud points (think laughter and clapping).
My complaints are pretty minor, but I'll share them anyway. The biggest complaint is the elevator system - it is unnecessarily complicated and bifurcates the hotel so that there is no way to travel directly from your hotel room to the lobby/street - you have to get off on the floor that houses the hotel bar (Floor #4) no matter what you do. This was really annoying, especially when I forgot something in my room and had to wait for 4 separate elevators to backtrack. This hotel was very much characterized by sleek urban design that is not my personal taste, but certainly very nice looking, but I want a nice traditional shower curtain, not an immovable glass wall that leaves half the shower area open. The image of a woman's hip and arm on my room key card was also a little much for me. There are also lots of stylish tiny lights all over the hotel room and no single big light to actually illuminate the place. A very modern looking wardrobe provides very little shelf space, but lots of hanging space (there is also a closet with additional hanging space). This was fine, since I brought mostly suits, but not so practical for the casual traveler.
Overall, a perfectly nice hotel. Very upscale and appropriate for business travel.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Graves 601 Minneapolis Hotel Minneapolis
- Graves 601 Hotel Minneapolis
- Minneapolis Graves 601 Hotel