$79 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Jan 2, 2015 Check-out: Jan 3, 2015

Best Western Normandy Inn & Suites

3 stars
405 S. 8th St., Minneapolis, MN 55404
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.9
out of 5
170 reviews
Loved our stay!

My wife and I loved our stay at this hotel. It is close to everything we wanted to see and do in... See full review

  • BnJW
  • Aug 11, 2014
Well done!

The room was large, clean, and comfortable. The staff was incredibly friendly and helpful from the... See full review

  • Amie the Great
  • Jul 30, 2014
Charming European style innkeeper since 1925

The warm chalet-style exterior of the Best Western Normandy Inn & Suites is inviting against the cool Minneapolis skyline. This same style is reflected in recently renovated guest rooms and other thoughtful details. Conveniently located near the Metrodome, Nicollet Mall and Orchestra Hall, this downtown Minneapolis hotel offers free shuttles to the Minneapolis Convention Center and Target Field for Twins games. Guests enjoy free access to the heated indoor pool, whirlpool and sauna. Fresh baked cookies and milk are offered every night at 10 p.m.

Highlights

  • 4-story garden atrium houses a heated indoor swimming pool, whirlpool and sauna
  • 3 blocks from the Light Rail serving the MSP Airport and Mall of America
  • Delicious home style cooking at the on-site Normandy Kitchen
  • Free high-speed wireless Internet access
  • New Fitness Suite offers cardio machines and free weights

Rooms

The guest room and suites at the Best Western Normandy Inn & Suites are newly appointed with modern amenities. Guests enjoy a large work desk, free high-speed wireless Internet, new flat-screen TV and satellite cable. Euro-style bedding, pillow-top mattresses and fluffy duvets promise a restful sleep. In-room amenities include a coffee and tea maker, hairdryer, iron and ironing board. Suites with separate living room, kitchenette and adjoining guest rooms are also available.

Features

At the Best Western Normandy Inn, a working piano surrounded by a fireplace and large chairs adds distinct character to the hotel's lounge area. The on-site Normandy Kitchen is a cozy yet upscale restaurant with reasonably priced American and Bistro style dishes. The high-backed leather booths, mahogany woodwork and sidewalk-view windows lend to a very European atmosphere. The Normandy Kitchen is open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner.Guests can fit in a workout at the onsite exercise facility offering weightlifting equipment, a treadmill and stationary bike. The heated indoor pool is housed by a 4-story atrium and includes a jacuzzi and sauna.

Transportation

  • Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (9.4 mi/15.1 km)
  • Amtrak (5.8 mi/9.3 km)

Attractions

  • Metrodome (0.7 mi /1.1 km)
  • Minneapolis Convention Center (0.8 mi /1.3 km)
  • Nicollet Mall (0.9 mi /1.4 km)
  • Guthrie Theatre (0.9 mi /1.4 km)
  • Target Center (0.9 mi /1.4 km)
  • Downtown St. Paul (9.5 mi /15.2 km)

Business

  • 5,900 square feet of banquet and meeting space
  • Newly renovated Continental Room comfortably hosts up to 240 people
  • 2 board rooms and 3 classrooms
  • Free computers with Internet access are available in the Business Center

Policies and fees
The pool area will be closed for remodelling from December 2 to 23.

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

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Best Western Normandy Inn & Suites Rooms

King Suite-Non-Smoking
This is a two room non-smoking suite with a living room and bedroom featuring with one king bed, kitchenette including sink, fridge, microwave and 32" flat panel TV, large sleeper sofa, hard wire and wireless internet connection.
Deluxe Non-Smoking Double Queen Room
Non-Smoking deluxe quality guest room includes two queen beds.
Double Suite-Non-Smoking
This is a two room non-smoking suite with a living room and bedroom featuring with two double beds, kitchenette including sink, fridge, microwave and 32" flat panel TV, large sleeper sofa, hard wire and wireless internet connection.
Deluxe Non-Smoking King Room
Non-Smoking deluxe quality guest room includes one king size bed.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Pool
  • Non Smoking
General
Non Smoking
Pet friendly
Activities
Pool
Fitness Center
Dining
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Business center
Conference facilities
Internet
WiFi
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

Nearby points of interest

  • Foshay Tower: 0.3 mi
  • Peavey Plaza: 0.4 mi
  • Minneapolis Convention Center: 0.4 mi
  • Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome: 0.5 mi
  • Orpheum Theatre: 0.6 mi
  • Target Center: 0.6 mi
  • Mill City Museum: 0.7 mi
  • Guthrie Theater: 0.7 mi
  • Stone Arch Bridge: 0.8 mi
  • Target Field: 0.8 mi
  • Basilica of St. Mary: 0.9 mi
  • Children's Theatre Company: 1 mi
  • Minneapolis Institute of Arts: 1 mi
  • Minneapolis Sculpture Garden: 1.1 mi
  • American Swedish Institute: 1.2 mi
  • Foshay Tower: 0.3 mi
  • Peavey Plaza: 0.4 mi
  • Minneapolis Convention Center: 0.4 mi
  • Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome: 0.5 mi
  • Orpheum Theatre: 0.6 mi
  • Target Center: 0.6 mi
  • Mill City Museum: 0.7 mi
  • Guthrie Theater: 0.7 mi
  • Stone Arch Bridge: 0.8 mi
  • Target Field: 0.8 mi
  • Basilica of St. Mary: 0.9 mi
  • Children's Theatre Company: 1 mi
  • Minneapolis Institute of Arts: 1 mi
  • Minneapolis Sculpture Garden: 1.1 mi
  • American Swedish Institute: 1.2 mi
  • Weisman Art Museum: 1.5 mi
  • University of Minnesota: 1.8 mi
  • Williams Arena: 1.9 mi
  • Mariucci Arena: 2 mi
  • Lake of the Isles: 2.1 mi
  • TCF Bank Stadium: 2.1 mi
  • Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden: 2.9 mi
  • Lakewood Cemetery: 3.2 mi
  • Lake Harriet Rose Garden: 3.5 mi
  • The Bakken Museum: 3.5 mi
  • Lake Harriet Band Shell: 3.7 mi
  • Riverview Theater: 3.8 mi
  • Lake Harriet: 4 mi
  • Minnehaha Park: 4.7 mi
  • The Museum of Russian Art: 4.8 mi

Dining

The Normandy Kitchen
Classic... Comfortable... Timeless... The Normandy Kitchen welcomes you with the food and drinks you have always known and loved. The Normandy Kitchen serves classic American fare, prepared from scratch with the freshest ingredients. You'll love the decor and ambience that reflect the history of the hotel and the city. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and cocktails served daily.

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
The Normandy Kitchen at the Normandy Inn is the perfect venue for your banquet, meeting, or special occasion. Featuring menus from the kitchen of acclaimed Minneapolis Chef Pete Stumme. Featuring the all new Continental Ball Room. Four private banquet rooms, Easy on-site parking. Internet access and audio visual services available.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1500
Check-out:
1200

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (170)

Ratings and reviews for Best Western Normandy Inn & Suites

Overall score

3.9 / 5
5.01.0
170 out of 170
Amenities:
3.9
Room cleanliness:
4.3
Hotel staff:
4.2
Room comfort:
4.2
Location:
4.4
Value:
4.1

91% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
hookah man
Business
Fishers IN
Aug 29, 2012

good for business

great location, free wi-fi that worked, excellent value for the money. Normandy kitchen was very good and convenient dining.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

good value for the money, short walk to convention center and downtown attractions.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Appleton, WI
Jun 22, 2011

Wonderful hotel, wonderful time

I was in town for business decided to make a vacation out of the trip. The location was great -- close to Nicollet Mall dining and other downtown attractions, and close enough to the highways to easily get to the Minnesota Zoo, the Mall of America, and the Walker Art Center, etc. The Normandy was charming, clean, and extremely comfortable. Very quiet for downtown Mpls. It sits on the edge of downtown, which probably makes it even more quiet, but also very convenient. We enjoyed the pool and hot tub (especially at night).

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
@brianlarsen970
Business
wisconsin
May 13, 2011

Great place to stay for visiting UMN

It was very central location.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Time-saving tip: Short drive from hotel

Very short drive to the University of Minnesota campus.

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Review of Best Western Normandy Inn & Suites

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Nebraska traveler
Business
Lincoln, NE
May 11, 2011

Nice location, helpful staff

We stayed at the Normandy to attend a family graduation. We definitely would stay there again. We were pleasantly surprised to see that the rooms had been updated since our last stay about 10 years ago. The beds are comfortable, the rooms are clean and spacious and the staff is extremely helpful. When possible, we enjoy staying at local hotels that aren't the "cookie cutter" types like most national chains. This is an older hotel that has been nicely updated and has a certain charm. We also enjoyed the hotel's restaurant, the Normandy Kitchen, which is a hidden gem amid the hip new venues in downtown Minneapolis.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Nightlife tip: Short walk from hotel

We found great happy hour appetizer and drink prices at the Black Bamboo, just across the street north of the hotel.

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Review of Best Western Normandy Inn & Suites

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Albert L
Business
stockton, ca
May 2, 2011

Great value and nice amenities

Stayed here for 4 nights. It is a about 4 blocks from the convention center, but there is a free hotel shuttle to take you there! They also allowed you to borrow umbrellas if it rained. Cookies and milk at 10pm nightly were a nice amenity. The hotel was clean and the room was as well. Overall, very good value. Would definitely stay again!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Time-saving tip: Short drive from hotel

Free hotel shuttle!

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Cazenovia, WI
Mar 28, 2011

Good Location in Downtown Minneapolis

I arrived on a wintery night in Minneapolis and was a little taken aback buy the small, outdoor parking lot, that leads you into the hotel. From the outside appearrance of the hotel my first thought was, "What have I gotten myself into?!" Don't let the appearance fool you though, the interior to the hotel is very classy and clean. I was greeted warmly and immediately and checked in without delays. I stayed in the King Suite which has a bedroom seperate from the small living area and wetbar. It has a pullout sofa for an extra guest if need be. The carpeting and interior was fresh, clean, and recently updated, so there were no issues there. I met friends at the Normandy Restraunt Bar which was a nicely done, friendly place to have a drink and chat. Didn't eat at the restraunt but it seemed well run and offerred top flight cuisine. Location was within walking distance of everything the downtown has to offer as the city is attached by walkways to get you anywhere you want to go. Overall a great stay and will gladly stay there again. If you are trying to find this hotel on your own and not in a cab, make sure you have a GPS unit as it can be easily overlooked when you are trying to navigate all the one-ways in downtown Minny.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Milwaukee
Mar 14, 2011

out of the ordinary and very reasonable

Nice big parking lot only adds $7 to your bill(vice $10-$12 at other Minneapolis hotels) - nice indoor pool - and nice old Normandy Kitchen dining room with menu breakfast (no breakfast buffet) running $20-$25 for a couple. Bed was comfortable and the room was pleasant enough. Only complaint was forced air vent blower running on its own sending cool air into the room when we wanted to be a little warmer. (Visited in mid march 2010 two nights - basic charge for room was half of what other newer Minneapolis hotels nearby were asking.[...])

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Bismarck, ND
Feb 1, 2011

Normandy Inn Cookie Fest

Great Hotel and overall experience. Free cookies each night. Discount on parking now.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Chicago, IL
Jan 4, 2011

NYE

Enjoyed dinner and drinks at the Restaurant. The room was very comfortable and I enjoyed my stay.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Wisconsin Rapids WI
Dec 14, 2010

great down town location

great location for going to games @ the metradome ...will use for our next game

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Best Western Normandy Inn & Suites

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Viking Fan
Business
PA
Dec 9, 2010

First time visitor

Best Western Normandy Inn & Suites is an older hotel located in what I think was a good location. It's only a 4 block walk to the Tram which takes you to the Airport, Mall, Metrodome, and Target Field, so you really don't have to rent a car.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

Utilize the Tram

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