Like some other reviews, the only really bad thing about this hotel is the heating / air units. They're wall mounted to the exterior walls like a Super 8 or Motel 6. So if its hot, or just really really cold outside (our visit), then it kicks on every 3-5 minutes. Not gonna lie, they're loud. Seemingly ...
It was an okay hotel. We had a good room, with nice beds. The bathtub was kind of icky, so we rinsed it out before we used it and was okay. Breakfast was disappointing, in that a lot of it was broken or missing. It was quiet and secure, and we enjoyed it, but nothing spectacular.
My husband and I stayed three nights during a really cold spell. All the staff were super helpful. We had a delicious meal in the restaurant before taking the hotel shuttle to the Guthrie Theater. The shuttle picked us up at 10:30 when the temperature was zero. Our room seemed to have been totally ...
I booked this hotel spontaneously and was glad to receive great customer service the minute I entered the hotel. Although I had requested an early check-in time (noon), I arrived earlier than expected and the staff was able to connect me to a readily available room to accommodate my need. The hotel ...
My son and I spent the night at AC after an event at the US Bank Stadium. We checked in prior to the show and took the light rail to the stadium. There was a train station a block from the front door and with waiting, we were at the stadium in less than 5 minutes. Very convenient. When we got back ...
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.
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.
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.
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.
We used this hotel as a base for a family get together weekend. The rooms were a little small but overall they worked ok. There are two pools there but neither one was in great condition. One had very poor air quality so we were unable to use it. The second one was ok but needs some maintenance. The breakfast was great and the staff was friendly. We would stay again.
Chose this hotel based on price for a Minnesota Vikings home football weekend. It was a fantastic choice! LOVED the lobby bar (very active during the home football weekend), within a block or two of several excellent restaurants. Easy to get an uber to the game (about $8) and a 20-minute walk back from the stadium. Parking was NOT included, although the booking site said it was. We were charged $20 to park when we checked in, but directions were not clear and we ended up parking in the wrong ramp and had to pay again when we left. The cost was negligible (maybe $10??) so I would suggest you NOT pay to park at check-in and just pay at whatever public ramp you end up parking in. There are many in the vicinity. Would absolutely recommend this hotel for games or downtown stays. Will definitely choose it next time we're in town!!
I only stayed one night, but the Hyatt Regency Bloomington, was very nice: clean, quiet, good temperature, and comfortable beds.
Front Desk wasn't helpful enough with info pertaining to hotel extremities. Would have like to have know about the Skyway.