$92 Avg/night
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The Grand Hotel Minneapolis a Kimpton Hotel

4 stars
615 2nd Avenue S, Minneapolis, MN 55402
Best In Stay
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.3
out of 5
136 reviews
Great place to stay

My daughter spent night an was very satsatisfied for the cleanliness service and ammenities See full review

  • Mr.TB
  • Oct 12, 2014
great hotel

This was a clean, comfortable hotel. The staff was excellent and went out of their way to make our... See full review

  • Murph66
  • Jul 9, 2014
Debonair Twin Cities hotel retains roots in Minneapolis
The Grand Hotel Minneapolis–A Kimpton Hotel, knows its roots. Once home to the historic Minneapolis Athletic Club, this modernized property retains its elegant upbringing through a recently completed makeover in late 2011.
The property boasts of a stylish interior highlighted by contemporary accents and a warm historic feel complete with warm Tuscan tones and plush rooms, some equipped with a fireplace, grand piano and four-poster bed. Modern comforts are also available through offerings like the lounge/restaurant at The SIX15 Room and access to the neighboring fitness club.

Highlights
  • Nightly wine reception hour
  • Complimentary use of in-room yoga accessories
  • Luxurious Presidential Suite includes a fireplace and grand piano

Rooms

The Grand Hotel's newly renovated 140 rooms vary in size, from 325 square feet to a palatial 3,500 square-foot Presidential Suite. All rooms include flat-screen televisions, MP3 docking stations, spacious marble bathrooms, complimentary use of in-room yoga accessories and an honor bar with gourmet and organic delicacies.

Features

Grand Hotel Minneapolis has received numerous awards, including the Top 500 Hotels of the World by Travel + Leisure and perennial AAA Four Diamond Awards. The perfect proximity is noteworthy, too. Connected to the iconic Minneapolis Skyway, the hotel enables guests to reach 69 blocks of downtown destinations from indoors. LifeSpa and Salon presented by LifeTime Fitness offers a full menu of revitalizing services.

Dining

Stop by The SIX15 Room for happy hour specials, light snacks or an easy nightcap. Patrons can also sample mouth-watering steaks and delectable sushi at the adjacent Rare Steak & Sushi.


Recreation

Guests of the Grand Hotel Minneapolis enjoy free access to the adjoining Life Time Fitness center.

The 58,000-square-foot club boasts an indoor pool with cloud mural ceiling, boxing, cycling and aerobics studios, running track, racquetball, handball and squash courts, steam room, sauna and more. Private yoga and Pilates sessions are available (fees apply).

Transportation
  • Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (12.5 mi/ 2.2 km)
  • Closest Light Rail: Government Plaza (.2 mi/ .3 km)
  • Minneapolis Skyway (connected)


Attractions
  • Minnesota Orchestra (.5 mi/ .75 km)
  • Minneapolis Convention Center (.6 mi/ 1 km)
  • Walker Art Center (1.3 mi/ 2 km)
  • Mall of America (10 mi/ 16 km)

Business
  • Business center with private offices and secretarial services

Hotel Map

44.9759 -93.2688
Nearby airports
Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, (MSP), 12.00, MI, N;
Area description
City Center

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The Grand Hotel Minneapolis a Kimpton Hotel Rooms

Accessible Lux Ste Roll In Showe
1 King Bed 570 sq ft, roll in shower indoor club pool access, mini bar, WiFi
Grand Suite King Bed Media Room
1 King Bed 725 sq ft, media room stereo deep soaking bathtub, mini bar, WiFi
Luxury Suite 1 Queen or King Par
1 King or Queen Bed 570 sq ft, parlor with queen sofa bed, mini bar, WiFi
Presidential Suite 1 King Bed
1 King Bed, 3500 sf, fireplace, dining room, living room top floor, kitchen
Accessible King Prem Roll In Shw
1 King Bed 450 sq ft, upper floors roll in shower, mini bar, WiFi
Queen Deluxe with 1 Queen Bed
1 Queen Bed 300 sq ft, flat panel TV indoor club pool access, mini bar, WiFi
Accessible King Deluxe Room
1 King Bed 325 sq ft, accessible bathtub indoor club pool access, mini bar, WiFi
King Deluxe with 1 King Bed
1 King Bed 325 sq ft, flat panel TV indoor club pool access, mini bar, WiFi
Double Double Deluxe 2 Beds
2 Double Beds 350 sq ft, flat panel TV indoor club pool access, mini bar, WiFi
Queen Queen Deluxe 2 Beds
2 Queen Beds 350 sq ft, flat panel TV indoor club pool access, mini bar, WiFi
Atrium Premier King 1 King Bed
1 King Bed 400 sq ft, Atrium view deep soaking tub, mini bar, WiFi
Premier King with 1 King Bed
1 King Bed 450 sq ft, upper floors deep soaking tub, mini bar, WiFi

Amenities

  • High-speed internet
  • Pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
Air conditioned
No smoking rooms/facilities
Pet friendly
Elevators
24 hour security
Activities
Pool
Fitness center or spa
Fitness Center
Sauna
Children's activities
Golf
Jogging track
Racquetball courts
Boating
Fishing
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Coffee shop
Room service
Meal plan - continental
Services
24 hour front desk
Business center
Maid service
Concierge desk
ATM/Cash machine
Security
Wake-up service
In-Room Safe
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Barber shop
Porters
Conference facilities
Copy service
Audio visual equipment
Conference suite
Internet
High-speed internet
Parking
Indoor parking
Valet parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities
Accessible facilities
Accessible rooms
Accessible parking
Knock light (hearing impaired)
Grab bars in bathroom
TDD telephone machine
Room
Television with cable
Radio
Safe
Phone with speaker
Telephone
AM/FM alarm clock
Desk with lamp
Mini bar
Hairdryer in room
Fire alarm with light
Turndown service
Temperature control
Iron
Ironing board
International direct dial

Nearby points of interest

  • Foshay Tower: 0.2 mi
  • Peavey Plaza: 0.4 mi
  • Orpheum Theatre: 0.4 mi
  • Target Center: 0.4 mi
  • Minneapolis Convention Center: 0.4 mi
  • Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome: 0.5 mi
  • Mill City Museum: 0.6 mi
  • Target Field: 0.6 mi
  • Guthrie Theater: 0.7 mi
  • Stone Arch Bridge: 0.7 mi
  • Basilica of St. Mary: 0.9 mi
  • Minneapolis Sculpture Garden: 1.1 mi
  • Children's Theatre Company: 1.2 mi
  • Minneapolis Institute of Arts: 1.2 mi
  • American Swedish Institute: 1.4 mi
  • Foshay Tower: 0.2 mi
  • Peavey Plaza: 0.4 mi
  • Orpheum Theatre: 0.4 mi
  • Target Center: 0.4 mi
  • Minneapolis Convention Center: 0.4 mi
  • Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome: 0.5 mi
  • Mill City Museum: 0.6 mi
  • Target Field: 0.6 mi
  • Guthrie Theater: 0.7 mi
  • Stone Arch Bridge: 0.7 mi
  • Basilica of St. Mary: 0.9 mi
  • Minneapolis Sculpture Garden: 1.1 mi
  • Children's Theatre Company: 1.2 mi
  • Minneapolis Institute of Arts: 1.2 mi
  • American Swedish Institute: 1.4 mi
  • Weisman Art Museum: 1.6 mi
  • University of Minnesota: 1.9 mi
  • Williams Arena: 2 mi
  • Mariucci Arena: 2 mi
  • Lake of the Isles: 2.1 mi
  • TCF Bank Stadium: 2.2 mi
  • Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden: 2.8 mi
  • Lakewood Cemetery: 3.3 mi
  • The Bakken Museum: 3.6 mi
  • Lake Harriet Rose Garden: 3.6 mi
  • Lake Harriet Band Shell: 3.8 mi
  • Riverview Theater: 3.9 mi
  • Lake Harriet: 4.1 mi
  • Minnehaha Park: 4.9 mi
  • The Museum of Russian Art: 5 mi

Dining

SIX15 Room
SIX15 Room features small bites and hip happy hour specials. Open from 3pm to 1am Mon thru Sat and from 3pm to midnight on Sunday. Located at lobby level. Reservations not required. For more information visit www.six15room.com or call 612-288-8888

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
03:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

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 (136)

Ratings and reviews for The Grand Hotel Minneapolis a Kimpton Hotel

Overall score

4.3 / 5
5.01.0
136 out of 136
Amenities:
4.4
Room cleanliness:
4.7
Hotel staff:
4.4
Room comfort:
4.5
Location:
4.4
Value:
4.2

94% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Weekend Date
Business
Minnesota, USA
Jan 9, 2012

Anniversary Weekend! Perfect!

One of the nicest hotels in the area! Location was great and skyway access was very convenient.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Right around the corner food is great @Dan Kelly's if you are looking for inexpensive place just for a burger & beer!

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Review of The Grand Hotel Minneapolis a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Kristy M
Business
Buffalo Grove, IL, USA
Jan 4, 2012

great stay for weekend getaway

Super friendly and helpful staff. Great location, within walking distance of Metrodome and many great restaurants. Walkable to art museums and sculpture garden. Very comfortable room, despite the awkward layout and dead space.

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

Business

Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

Great locale if in town for a Vikings game

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Review of The Grand Hotel Minneapolis a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Minnesota Sojouner
Business
St Paul, MN, USA
Jan 2, 2012

Very nice night

Checked in for a romantic birthday night for my wife. Room was clean and tidy with all the amenities. Would have liked to be able to fetch my own ice for bottle of wine that we brought along, but hotel has you request ice service. My wife especially liked the deep tub with built in wall television.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Good steak houses are walking distance from the hotel, including Murray's, Manny's and Ruth Chris.

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Review of The Grand Hotel Minneapolis a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
smilingjoker
Business
Winnipeg, MB, Canada
Dec 20, 2011

The Grand Minneapolis Getaway

The staff members were personable and courteous. The bed was a bit too soft and restaurant hours limited, but still the best hotel stay I ever had.

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Stay in downtown Minneapolis, everything is within walking distance and the skywalk system makes it comfortable no matter the outside weather.

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Review of The Grand Hotel Minneapolis a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
jeff935
Business
Bismarck, ND, USA
Dec 14, 2011

Classey property

Very nice decor, bathroom are a little small and lack counter space but nice rooms. Good downtown location. Free wine from 5 to 6 every night is a nice.

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

Business

Money-saving tip: Short drive from hotel

Parking is steep at $30/night but the ramp right across is only $20.

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Review of The Grand Hotel Minneapolis a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Lorrie D
Business
Ohio
Nov 22, 2011

Lovely hotel

This is an elegant hotel with a great staff. The morning coffee in the lobby was good, but it would have been nice to have a coffeemaker in the room.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
LittleGarders
Business
London, UK
Nov 6, 2011

Faultless stay, faultless hotel

I'm very pleased to give the Grand Hotel Minneapolis top marks. Before arriving, I had assumed that it might be slightly 'stuffy' - but how wrong I was. Staff were exceptionally friendly and welcoming from the moment I checked in. Room was spotless and well equipped (the only thing it lacked for me was a coffee maker or kettle). Hotel facilities were well above average: the limited opening hours of the business centre were off-set by free in-room internet access (just register for loyalty scheme, but this is free) and understand business centre facilities are in any case in process of being improved. The 'wine tasting' hour is just one example of how guests were made to feel welcome (and not as though they are merely being squeezed constantly for an extra pound or dollar) . Other hotel chains please take note: I will be actively seeking out Kimpton's hotels in future, as they clearly know how to ensure that their guests leave not merely content, but happy.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Band Box Diner, 729 S 10th Street. Great for a good value cooked breakfast, in an authentic 1930s diner. About 10-15 mins walk away from the Grand (but that helps burn off the calories!).

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Cedar
Business
Austin, TX
Nov 2, 2011

Great Time

The hotel is conveniently located about 2 blocks from the lite rail system, which is wonderful. We took a 3-hour bus tour of the twin cities and would recommend this highly. We visited both the Walker Art Center and the Minneapolis Institute of Art and both were outstanding. Bike riding is very popular and the hotel provides bikes even though the city rents them for $5 a day. The food was delicious, the people super friendly and we felt very safe being downtown. A fun, relaxing stay and would recommend it to friends.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Ike's Restaurant & Grill - great food & service

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Review of The Grand Hotel Minneapolis a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
LibraryLynn
Business
Madison, WI
Oct 31, 2011

Great hotel and great staff!

I had a great 5 day stay at the Grand! Everyone was friendly and efficient, and I was treated exceptionally well. I was there over my birthday and I was even treated to champange and cupcakes by the staff! The only downside to the hotel is that you can't pull up in front of it, so if you're driving, you need to park by the valet stand or find a parking ramp right away. This is only a real issue if you drive; taxis just swing around in front and pick up or drop off. An exceptional experience all around!

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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Review of The Grand Hotel Minneapolis a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
JJM ELP
Business
El Paso, TX, USA
Oct 21, 2011

Stay at this Kimpton hotel

I was hesitant to stay at this hotel because the pictures around on the internet made it seem like only the lobby and restaurant had been remolded. Upon checking, I was happy to find out how wrong that was. This hotel is very nicely decorated, almost like a W hotel, but without the coldness of concrete. I was also taken aback by the friendly bar staff that infuse their own spirits, in fact, on the night I was there they were getting ready to make their own limoncello. I never made it to their restaurant since there were so many other options around, but I imagine it would have been good. Don't forget about the free tea and coffee available every morning in the lobby or the free wine served in the evenings... both nice perks. Lastly, as you consider getting around, skip the rental car in favor of using the skywalk access built into the hotel lobby or mass transit. From the hotel you would only be blocks away from the Government Plaza light rail stop and from countless bus transfer points. If the same Orbitz deal is available for this hotel, I would definitely stay again.

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

Business

Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Save yourself the cost of renting a car and take public transit. Between the light rail (just a few blocks from the hotel at the Government Plaza stop) and all the bus lines in MN you can get anywhere from the heart of downtown to Bloomington or even Uptonwn.

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