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“don't let outside fool you” 4 of 5 stars
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BEST WESTERN PLUS The Normandy Inn & Suites
Ranked #7 of 50 Hotels in Minneapolis
Certificate of Excellence
Decatur, Georgia, United States
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9 reviews
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“don't let outside fool you”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

Great kitschy place. Nice clean room. Great price. Comfy mattresses and we slept wonderfully. Plus, we ordered a couple Henry IIX Burgers from room service and it was relaxing. Free parking is good in downtown Mpls. Easy to get in and out!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Jeff J, Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS The Normandy Inn & Suites, responded to this review, May 2, 2013
Thank you for selecting Best Western Plus The Normandy Inn & Suites on your last visit to downtown Minneapolis. We are pleased you enjoyed our great prices, clean rooms, comfortable mattresses, and The Normandy famous "Henry The Eighth" burger. You also mentioned free parking but in actuality The Normandy offers the cheapest downtown parking at a discounted rate of $7.00 for all hotel guests. Thank you again for submitting your review on Trip Advisor and we hope to see you again soon!
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Duluth
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

This hotel has clearly been recently upgraded. It is very clean and the decor is wonderful! It took a little bit to figure out the lay of the land, but it was fun exploring. Mike and Bonnie are spectacular innkeepers! They obviously care deeply about the hotel and the restaurant. Don't skip the restaurant...not your normal hotel restaurant. I recommend the fish and chips and sliders!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
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Jeff J, Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS The Normandy Inn & Suites, responded to this review, April 28, 2013
Thank you for selecting Best Western Plus The Normandy Inn & Suites on your latest visit to beautiful downtown Minneapolis! We are glad you noticed our recent upgrades to the hotel and had a chance to dine at the fabulous Normandy Kitchen Cafe & Bar. I'm glad you met our Innkeepers as all the hard work and dedication that makes The Normandy Inn a great place to stay starts with them! On behalf of the whole team at The Normandy we appreciate your gracious comments and hope to see you again soon!
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Eagle River, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

We stayed two nights and had a wonderful time. We arrived a half hour early and were able to get into our room right away. Room was spacious and very clean. The bed was so comfortable I wish I could've taken it home. Loved the ipod, iphone doc next to the bed. Had a couple drinks at the bar and the bartender was very nice and we had get service. Great location to do lots of walking. Easy drive to get there from the interstate.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Jeff J, Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS The Normandy Inn & Suites, responded to this review, April 21, 2013
Thank you for selecting Best Western Plus The Normandy Inn & Suites on your latest visit to beautiful downtown Minneapolis! It is great to hear that you enjoyed the new additions that we have added to improve the guest experience. Our brand new i-homes and pillow top beds have been added to all 200 guest rooms. If you are interested in purchasing information for the beds you can contact our Reservations Manager Chelsea @ 612.370.1400. Thank you again for your wonderful comments and we hope to be of service to you again soon!
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Des Moines, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

We stayed here while attending the AMA Supercross on April 13th. Check-in was quick and easy. The front desk staff was very polite. Our room with double beds was clean and spacious. The bathroom sink was separated from the bathroom which is a nice plus. The shower has wonderful with a large showerhead and plenty of hot water. Complimentary in room coffee and bottled water is always nice. Upon arrival we discovered there is a free shuttle that took us to the Metrodome and picked us up. Great perk! I've heard they will even take you to the Nicolette Mall but it is only about a 10 minute walk. Great street of bars and resturants.

We didn't use the pool or eat in the resturant but they both looked nice.

Room Tip: The walls are thick. We were on the third floor and never heard anyone above or below us. Hallways...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Jeff J, Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS The Normandy Inn & Suites, responded to this review, April 21, 2013
Thank you for choosing Best Western Plus The Normandy Inn & Suites on your latest visit to downtown Minneapolis. Your kind comments are very much appreciated. The AMA Supercross event at the Metrodome was a fantastic event and we enjoyed all who stayed with us during that time. On a side note I would like to mention for future travelers that our shuttle service is available from 7am to 10:30pm to events happening at The Minneapolis Convention Center, Guthrie Theater, Orpheum Theater, State Theater, Orchestra Hall, Target Center, Target Field, Metrodome and University of Minnesota campus. Since Nicollet mall is located only 4 blocks away we do not offer this service to the local bars and restaurants. Thank you again for staying with us and we hope to see you again soon!
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Foster City
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46 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

Hubby and I stayed here here two nights. This is a perfect place to stay if you want to enjoy the downtown area. Very reasonably priced and close to the skywalk. The experience here was very pleasant.

Room Tip: Avoid the rooms facing the swimming pool.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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Jeff J, Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS The Normandy Inn & Suites, responded to this review, April 15, 2013
Thank you for selecting Best Western Plus The Normandy Inn & Suites on your latest visit to beautiful downtown Minneapolis. It is great to hear that you and your husband enjoyed your stay here. On behalf of our entire team I would like to thank you for recommending us on Tripadvisor because of our fantastic location and reasonable prices. We hope you can make it back soon so we can be of service to you again!
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Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

I just stayed 4 nights at this hotel as I was in Minneapolis for a conference. Don't be fooled by the outside look which is very 70s. The rooms inside are modern, comfortable and tastefully furnished. The internet speed is very good. The hotel as an onsite restaurant and I highly recommend the meatloaf they offer. The convention center as well as Nicolette Mall is in walking distance (about 10 minutes). This hotel is probably the best value in town. My colleague stayed at the Holiday Inn Express close by which is not as nice, has to restaurant and was more expensive.

Room Tip: Ask for a room not facing the pool as it can be very noisy depending on the type of people in the po...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
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2 Thank ab1966
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Jeff J, Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS The Normandy Inn & Suites, responded to this review, April 15, 2013
Thank you for staying at Best Western Plus The Normandy Inn & Suites on your latest visit to beautiful downtown Minneapolis. Your comments you posted on Tripadvisor are valuable to future travelers searching for great properties at reasonable rates. We work hard to ensure the guest is always getting the best product at The Normandy. Recently we have refurbished the original brick at the front of the building and also have many new exciting plans for the future that I'm sure you will enjoy! As one of my personal favorites I am glad you got a chance to try the veal and spinach meatloaf as it is one of many classic dishes that are perfected by The Normandy Kitchen Cafe & Bar. Thank you again for choosing The Normandy Inn & Suites and we hope to see you again soon!
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Property: BEST WESTERN PLUS The Normandy Inn & Suites
Address: 405 S 8th St, Minneapolis, MN 55404-1026
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Location: United States > Minnesota > Minneapolis > Downtown
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Minneapolis
#3 Romantic Hotel in Minneapolis
#3 Family Hotel in Minneapolis
#6 Business Hotel in Minneapolis
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — BEST WESTERN PLUS The Normandy Inn & Suites 3*
Number of rooms: 199
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