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Red Roof Inn Minneapolis Plymouth

Location for our needs was fine.

Sorry to say, but I think the carpet in our room needs to be shampooed. Had white socks on, and from just walking around on carpet very little, they were black on the bottom on my feet, also I had to rub my hand over the carpet for an item that got lost under one of the beds and my hand was black when I retrieved my item plus I retrieved a dead bug. Better housekeeping needs to be done. Would like coffee pot in room. All in all room was okay.

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8 months ago


Extended Stay America Minneapolis - Bloomington

Bait and switch

This hotel delivered what you would expect from a 2.5 star hotel.It was clean, but run down.There was a smell of cigarette smoke in some areas, dirty elevator and dirty hall carpet.The fridge made a loud vibration noise.The staff were very friendly and service was quick and professional.The only negative comment I have re staff would be the female employee working at the front counter both Sun and Monday mornings (Oct 2nd and 3rd) was unprofessional in that she complained about the way the hotel was run (sometimes overbooked and therefore she can't offer an extended stay to guests) and complained about the fact that they offered breakfast (ironically she complained to the guests that were getting breakfast!).The other issue I had was with the booking experience.Not sure who was responsible for the misinformation, but at the time of booking I was told it was a 3.5 star hotel that offered free continental breakfast. A quick internet search confirmed my definition of a continental breakfast to be a number of things; with the common theme of coffee with fresh pastries, jam, fruit juice, etc.The breakfast offered was anything but fresh.Yes there was fresh coffee/tea, but no milk (just powdered stuff or coffee mate; which is actually corn syrup and vegetable oil, not dairy), but the other options were: packaged oatmeal (which had hard clumps in it and no expiry date), granola/fruit bars and instant hot chocolate. At check in I was told breakfast included fresh fruit; never saw any.

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2 years ago


Hilton Minneapolis

Convenient stay

I was here for a conference. Lots of restaurant options in walking distance. Not far from the airport. Great hotel. Staff was lovely

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1 month ago


Hyatt Regency Bloomington - Minneapolis

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The San was very clean and staff was quick to accommodate our requests

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2 weeks ago

Pro tips from our travel blog: Everything you need to know for a perfectly rewarding trip to Minneapolis - St. Paul

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 Park

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.

Foshay Tower

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.

Travel information
By air

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.

By rail

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.