Best Western Plus The Normandy Inn & Suites405 S 8th St, Minneapolis 3.0 out of 5.0
The Best Western Plus The Normandy Inn & Suites is three blocks from Nicollet Mall, 6 blocks from the Minneapolis Orchestra Hall and US Bank Stadium, and 9 blocks ...
exceeded expectations, will be my first choice next time
Doubletree by Hilton Bloomington - Minneapolis South7800 Normandale Boulevard, Bloomington 3.5 out of 5.0
The free shuttle from Doubletree by Hilton Bloomington - Minneapolis South takes guests to Mall of America in 10 minutes and the airport in 15. It’s a 20-minute ...
Hotel staff were excellent from the minute we walked in. Chris, the bellman, went above and beyond helping us out and made our stay very enjoyable.
Crowne Plaza Minneapolis Northstar Downtown618 2nd Ave S, Minneapolis 3.5 out of 5.0
Located in the heart of Minneapolis, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Mary Tyler Moore Statue and Target Center. Target Field and Mill Ruins Park are ...
and recommend to others. Quiet, clean, with friendly helpful staff. Room service team excellent as well.
Millennium Hotel Minneapolis1313 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis 3.5 out of 5.0
Linked by skyway to the convention center, this hotel is adjacent to Nicollet Mall, downtown's main shopping artery, and 9 blocks from the Warehouse entertainment ...
Construction on the Mall made it hard to access this place. (A note with the confirmation email offering directions would have been so useful. Clean, upscale decor, comfortable enough. Desk attendant disinterested, bordering on rude. May have been trying to be "upscale" too--but this is still the ...
Radisson Bloomington by Mall of America1700 American Blvd E, Bloomington 3.5 out of 5.0
The indoor Water Park of America (open seasonally) is directly accessible from this family-friendly hotel, the Mall of America is within a half-mile, and downtown ...
The Radisson is nice, clean and comfortable hotel.
Park Plaza4460 W 78th Street Circle, Bloomington 3.0 out of 5.0
Located off Interstate 494, this Bloomington, Minnesota hotel is set amid office buildings and stores; the Mall of America is 5 miles from the Park Plaza, and ...
Nice hotel fun time. ,,...................................
Loews Minneapolis Hotel601 1st Ave N, Minneapolis 4.5 out of 5.0
This ultra-contemporary hotel is located in the Block E entertainment complex, across from the Target Center, home of the NBA Timberwolves, and 1 block from ...
Very classy hotel, great staff. One issue with the room that was very promptly resolved! Excellent city views! Awesome shower and comfy beds. Brunch also was fantastic!
Hilton Minneapolis1001 Marquette Ave, Minneapolis 4.0 out of 5.0
This 25-story downtown Minneapolis hotel is located 1 block from Nicollet Mall, 2 blocks from the Minneapolis Convention Center, and 10 miles from the Mall of ...
Hotel and staff was wonderful. Had a late check in and kids were happy that their pool was open later than most hotels.
Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Bloomington/Minneapolis801 East 78th Street, Bloomington 2.0 out of 5.0
Located in the heart of Bloomington, this hotel is 0.7 mi (1.1 km) from Water Park of America and 1.9 mi (3 km) from Mall of America. Sea Life Minnesota Aquarium ...
The only critique is that the room was rather small and stuffy.
Comfort Inn Airport-Mall of America1321 E 78th St, Bloomington 2.5 out of 5.0
The 5-story hotel is 4 miles from Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport and 15 miles from downtown Minneapolis and the convention center.
The building is old and you can tell it had been smoked in for several years. However, everything is clean and they are currently renovating the guest rooms and common spaces. We were given a newly updated room and it was very clean, comfortable, and didn't smell of cigarette smoke. The staff was ...
Stretch your body and mind in Minneapolis
Minneapolis is a place for outdoor-lovers, with myriad biking trails, watersports on the Mississippi River and 170 parks, rightly earning the Minnesota city its moniker of “Fittest City in America.” Minnesota Landscape Arboretum and the Chain of Lakes that break up the city beckon walkers and swimmers respectively. But don't let the greenery fool you, Minneapolis also has a growing artistic community inspired by multiple museums like Minneapolis Institute of Arts and the Walker Arts Center, first-rate venues like the Guthrie Theater, and an eclectic line-up of shops and restaurants.
Things to see
Minnehaha Creek, a Mississippi River tributary, has earned lasting fame thanks to Minnehaha Falls, the 53-foot-tall waterfall that Henry Wadsworth Longfellow mentions in his poem “Song of Hiawatha”. You'll find these falls at Minnehaha Park, an urban oasis encompassing picnic grounds, a dog park and the Princess Depot historic train station. Also on the premises is the John Harrington Stevens House, constructed around 1850, and the first government-approved home west of the Mississippi.
Museums of Minneapolis
Take a free look at painting, sculpture and design from across the globe at Minneapolis Institute of Arts, with its roving temporary exhibits, interactive kid-friendly exhibits, and works by the likes of Poussin and Georgia O’Keefe.
Head over to the University of Minnesota campus and you can spy some of architect Frank Gehry's finest work in designing the Weisman Art Museum, also home to modern art from Alfred Maurer and other notables. Minneapolis also has the Bell Museum of Natural History, for imaginative displays of everything from moose to gophers.
Opening in 1929, the 447-foot-tall Foshay Tower was Minnesota's first skyscraper, and it remained Minneapolis' tallest building until the early 1970s. Now a hotel, its opulence is a reminder of the 1920s heyday of America and you can see exhibits that tell Wilbur Foshay's life story at the Foshay Museum. Travel up to the observation deck on the 31st floor for citywide views that won't disappoint.
Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport (MSP) services the two cities in its name. It's among the busiest airports in the country and includes two terminals. You can pick up a rental car, shuttle, taxi, light rail train or bus there and it takes around 20 minutes to drive to downtown Minneapolis. A good smattering of Minneapolis hotels is located close to the airport, including a Hyatt Place and an Embassy Suites property.
In May 2014, Amtrak stopped using the venerable Midway Station for passenger service; nowadays, if you travel by rail to the Twin Cities, you disembark at Saint Paul Union Depot, which is about a 17-minute car ride from central Minneapolis. A gorgeous station with a neoclassical exterior, you can board a bus or light rail to get around town. Day and longer-lasting Metro Transit passes are available for hopping from one train to other.
Best time to stay
For people who love winter sports, the best time to visit Minneapolis is in December, January or February. Be forewarned, however, that the region's wintertime temperatures are usually below freezing. Even if you're in Minneapolis in November, March or April, you're still likely to see snow on the ground.
Fortunately, it's easy to find cheap room rates during all of the months listed above. Note as well that the city is adept at snow removal, and there are many enclosed bridges downtown to help keep travelers warm.
As far as summer goes, while the city does experience the occasional hot and humid day, June, July and August mostly feature temperatures around 70 degrees Fahrenheit. During this season, a host of festivities take place, the most impressive of which is August's Minnesota State Fair.
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