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“Our Favorite Hotel in Minneapolis” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Radisson Blu Minneapolis Downtown

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Radisson Blu Minneapolis Downtown
Ranked #6 of 49 Hotels in Minneapolis
Certificate of Excellence
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Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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62 reviews
27 hotel reviews
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“Our Favorite Hotel in Minneapolis”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

We have stayed at the Radisson Plaza Hotel numerous times and have found that each time we could not have been more satisfied. First, the hotel is well located. Even if we want to go to the Mall of America, this hotel is a good choice because of its proximity to the light rail system. The lobby and rooms are up to date and well maintained. Our rooms have always been very comfortable and clean. The king size beds made for a great night's sleep. Next, the staff is exceptionally professional, courteous, and friendly. The check-in and check-out processes are quick. Whenever we have had a question, the staff person was very helpful. Finally, we have eaten at the hotel restaurant, Fire Lake, and have been more than pleased. The menu features locally grown products as much as possible. If one is traveling to the cities, consider the Radisson Plaza. You won't be disappointed.

Room Tip: The hotel parking is located in an underground ramp. There is an extra charge of about $19/day duri...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
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Franklin, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

I found the staff to be friendly and very knowledgeable about all of the hotel services and the local area. This may seem like a no brainer, when, in fact, knowing the hotel services and information about what is going on in the area is a challenge for most hotel staff. Not at all with the staff at the Radisson Plaza Hotel-Minneapolis.

Room Tip: Love the club level floors and the easy access to shopping without having to venture out. It was rai...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
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Minneapolis
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

Great location, wonderful front desk staff, fab restaurant. It's a fun place to stay when enjoying downtown Minneapolis activities. I would highly recommend the hotel for the value, cleanliness, service and quiet rooms.

Room Tip: Rooms facing the courtyard are especially quiet, however, a room on a high floor is just as good.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

Impressive room and amenities. Staff and service second to none. I would recommend this hotel as a business destination or a romantic weekend getaway. This hotel is located in the heart of entertainment, food and shopping for great diversity of choice.

Room Tip: 15th floor was quiet
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Burnsville, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

I've stayed in a number of higher end hotels in Minneapolis, others would include Graves 601, Foshay Tower, and Hyatt Regency.

The room at the Radisson was comfortable, with a nice bed, and decent sized TV. Compared to Graves and Foshay the room did lack personality; no unique features, no unusual furniture or decor, no mini bar, and the view from the 14th floor was essentially obscured by the Marriott hotel across the street. In each of the other hotels I had a far more impressive view.

Housekeeping forgot to replace robes in the room on one occasion but was otherwise decent. At the time I stayed the Internet was very unreliable, although unusually for hotels in this category the Internet was free. Frankly though, I'd rather have paid for it and had something more reliable. As it happened, I had to complain about it three times, and incur overages on my cell phone data plan.

But despite these niggles, the hotel really is excellent. The final gripe is kind of a double edged sword. In other hotels I've stayed in this part of the city valet parking can cost $30 a night easily. Plus tip. Valet is cheaper here, but there is a very convenient and much cheaper self park option. You literally drive right under the hotel and take an elevator to the lobby. So on the up side, you can save money. On the down side, it can be hard to find a valet if you actually want to use that service. So I guess if you are a fan of the self park, this isn't an issue. If you're a fan of valet, you might have to wait around a little, or go inside and find the concierge person.

All that said there is a massive upside to this hotel. The location is fabulous. So many things to see and do right within walking distance, and great public transport availability too. I can't even count the number of shopping and dining options within walking distance of this hotel. And despite a very central location I did not have any issues with traffic or noise during my stay.

The staff I interacted with were polite and courteous, professional and attentive. They even put free bottled water in the room each day and didn't pull the drink me for $5 scam of so many hotels.

Finally there's the restaurant and bar right off from the lobby. It's called Fire Place and it may be some of the best hotel food I've eaten all year! I really could not believe I was eating in a hotel, because this restaurant could surely stand alone. A decent selection of American food options, well prepared and not outrageously priced. Even a specials menu of seasonal items. Despite the vast array of other nearby eating options, I found myself staying in the hotel more often than not to eat here. And I believe that this restaurant is also responsible for room service. So if you're too lazy to take the elevator to the restaurant, you can have the same excellent food come to you.

So overall a few minor annoyances and a slightly boring view and room. But all this more than compensated by attentive service, an excellent restaurant, and no feeling of being ripped off. When you stay in a nice hotel, pay a decent price for the room, it's a bit of a slap in the face to spend close to $50 a night for Internet and parking as is often the case with similar hotels in this area.

I would certainly recommend this hotel to any traveller who needs a convenient central location and good value.

Room Tip: My view was pretty mediocre facing the front of the hotel, I would think a better view might be avai...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

Easy, exceptionally comfortable, incredibly convenient, and extraordinarily business friendly. From check in to check out, it was extremely efficient. Excellent value as well, terrific staff. Great gym, good business center with high speed internet, printing and wifi. Comfortable room and well appointed bathrooms.

Room Tip: Get a room on the 15th floor.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars
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La Grange, Illinois, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

I stayed at the Radisson on November 6, 2012, for business and was very impressed with both the accommodations as well as the service I received. The rooms were beautiful, spacious, and very comfortable. The access to Macy's on the 2nd floor as well as the restaurant on the first floor was great - the food was delicious! My company had an event the next day and the staff (especially John and Travis) could not have been more responsive. They took care of any and all requests, whether it was their area of expertise or not. I would definitely schedule another event here as well as stay for my next business funciton.

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Property: Radisson Blu Minneapolis Downtown
Address: 35 S 7th St, Minneapolis, MN 55402-1602
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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 Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Minneapolis
#3 Luxury Hotel in Minneapolis
#4 Romantic Hotel in Minneapolis
#7 Family Hotel in Minneapolis
#8 Green Hotel in Minneapolis
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Radisson Blu Minneapolis Downtown 4.5*
Number of rooms: 360
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The new iconic Radisson Blu Minneapolis has been dramatically redesigned to interact with the buzz in the beating heart of downtown Minneapolis. The hotel offers world-class, upper-upscale hospitality, exceptional service with our unique Yes I Can! Philosophy, 29,000 square feet of flexible event and meeting space and a location sensation: where history and heritage meet contemporary innovation and culture. Enjoy so much, so close-the Radisson Blu is conveniently situated just moments away from the vibrant theater and business districts and within two blocks of Target Field, Target Center, premium shopping and entertainment. ... more   less 
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