Hotels in Minneapolis

Minneapolis Guide

When this city isn’t white, it’s green. Minneapolis—a place with long, snowy winters that can last from October until the end of April—thaws out each spring to reveal plentiful bike lanes, scenic river walks, and gorgeous public parks. Minneapolis has 22 natural bodies of water within the city limits (hence its nickname, “The City of Lakes”). A 10-minute drive from downtown brings you to the picturesque Chain of Lakes, a scenic byway surrounded by 12 miles of walking and biking paths.

Outdoor Minneapolis

  • Minneapolis Sculpture Garden: 11 acres of green space dotted with whimsical sculptures, the most famous being Claes Oldenburg's Spoonbridge and Cherry (which is exactly what it sounds like)
  • Minnehaha Park: Walk the park’s trails to get a view of Minnehaha Falls and the Mississippi River, or take the kids to the Wabun Wading Pool.
  • Lake Calhoun: Rent a kayak or canoe and paddle around this beautiful lake in the middle of the city, or walk the 3.2-mile trail around Lake Calhoun and finish with a swim at the beach. Possibly the best people-watching in town.
  • Lyndale Park Rose Garden: The second-oldest public rose garden in the United States, located on Lake Harriet and replete with a patio and fountain. A popular spot for weddings in the summer.
  • Vali-Hi Drive-In: A classic drive-in movie theater just outside Minneapolis that features first-run movies on a giant outdoor screen. Bring the kids in their pajamas and park for three movies in a row, ending with the scariest. (Arrive early—Vali-Hi is hugely popular.)

Indoor Minneapolis

  • Walker Art Center: Adjacent to the curious Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, the Walker displays a solid collection of contemporary art as well as live stage performances and films.
  • Mill City Museum: Local art and history find a common home in these flour-mill ruins along the Mississippi River. Take the freight elevator up to the ninth-floor observation deck to get a first-rate view of the city.
  • First Avenue: Arguably the best spot in town for live music and hipster-spotting. Hometown hero Prince filmed many scenes for Purple Rain here.
  • Blue Moon Coffee Cafe: Stop by Blue Moon for a dose of caffeine (we recommend the maple latte) before dropping in at the neighboring Hymie’s Vintage Records for a shot of nostalgia.
  • Mall of America: The largest mall in America, with more than 400 stores and a massive indoor amusement park. Take the Minneapolis light rail directly there to save yourself the trouble of parking.

Dining in Minneapolis

  • The Modern Cafe: Start the day with a plate of pot-roast hash, scallion biscuits and gravy, or chilaquiles while admiring local artwork that adorns the walls at this popular spot. (Be prepared for a line if you come after 10 a.m.)
  • Gigi’s Café: A quaint cafe in the Uptown neighborhood serving sustainably farmed lunch and dinner fare, as well as massive, fresh-baked cupcakes and ice cream.
  • The Bachelor Farmer: This restaurant’s simple dishes are designed to spotlight locally grown Nordic ingredients. Grilled lamb legs, warm popovers with honey butter, poached chicken, and fresh cheese make it a favorite with foodies.

Where to Stay

  • The Hotel Minneapolis: This swank downtown hotel is connected to the indoor tunnel network known as the Minneapolis Skyway System, and is within walking distance of popular shopping area Nicollet Mall. The hotel is housed in a historic bank, which explains the vault in the lobby.
  • Le Méridien Chambers Minneapolis: More than 200 works of original art decorate the guest rooms and lobby of this contemporary hotel. Each room also contains an Unlock Art pass, which grants guests free admission to the Walker Art Center.
  • W Minneapolis – The Foshay: Sip cocktails at the Prohibition Bar on the 27th floor of this ultra-modern hotel.
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Le Meridien Chambers
Le Meridien Chambers
Minneapolis, Minnesota

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A stay at Le Meridien Chambers places you in the heart of Minneapolis, walking distance from Mary Tyler Moore Statue and Target Center. This 4-star hotel is within close proximity of Hennepin Center for the Arts and Minnesota Orchestra Hall.

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Minneapolis Marriott Northwest
Minneapolis Marriott Northwest
Minneapolis, Minnesota

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With a stay at Minneapolis Marriott Northwest in Brooklyn Park, you'll be in the business district and close to Eagle Lake Golf Center and Shoppes at Arbor Lakes. This hotel is within the vicinity of Begin Oaks Golf Club and Bohanon Park.

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Hotel Minneapolis Metrodome
Hotel Minneapolis Metrodome
Minneapolis, Minnesota

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Hotel Minneapolis Metrodome is centrally located in Minneapolis, walking distance from University of Minnesota-West Bank Campus and close to Weisman Art Museum. This hotel is within close proximity of Mall of America Field and Augsburg College.

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Crowne Plaza Minneapolis North
Crowne Plaza Minneapolis North
Minneapolis, Minnesota

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When you stay at Crowne Plaza Minneapolis North in Brooklyn Center, you'll be close to Bohanon Park. This hotel is within the region of Minnesota Opera and Theodore Wirth Park.

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Minneapolis Marriott City Center
Minneapolis Marriott City Center
Minneapolis, Minnesota

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With a stay at Marriott Minneapolis City Center, you'll be centrally located in Minneapolis, steps from Mary Tyler Moore Statue and Hennepin Center for the Arts. This hotel is within close proximity of Target Center and Minneapolis Public Library-Central Branch.

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Marquette Hotel
Marquette Hotel
Minneapolis, Minnesota

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With a stay at The Marquette by Hilton, you'll be centrally located in Minneapolis, steps from Mary Tyler Moore Statue and minutes from Hennepin Center for the Arts. This 4-star hotel is within close proximity of Minneapolis City Hall and Minnesota Orchestra Hall.

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Marriott Minneapolis-West
Marriott Minneapolis-West
Minneapolis, Minnesota

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With a stay at Marriott Minneapolis West - St Louis Park in St. Louis Park, you'll be close to Ridgedale Center and Shops at West End. This hotel is within the vicinity of Theodore Wirth Park and Cedar Lake.

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Beacon Public House - The Common's Hotel
Beacon Public House - The Common's Hotel
Minneapolis, Minnesota

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A stay at The Commons Hotel places you in the heart of Minneapolis, walking distance from TCF Bank Stadium and Mariucci Arena. This hotel is within close proximity of Williams Arena and University of Minnesota-Minneapolis.

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Best Western Plus Coon Rapids North Metro Hotel
Best Western Plus Coon Rapids North Metro Hotel
Minneapolis, Minnesota

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With a stay at Best Western Plus Coon Rapids North Metro Hotel in Coon Rapids, you'll be within the vicinity of Anoka Technical College and Bunker Beach Water Park. This hotel is within the region of National Sports Center and Shoppes at Arbor Lakes.

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Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
Minneapolis, Minnesota

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The Hyatt Regency StayFit Athletic Club, a recently renovated 43,000-square-foot workout space complete with a heated pool, spurs listless muscles into motion with modern machines and experienced instructors.

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Radisson Plaza Hotel Minneapolis
Radisson Plaza Hotel Minneapolis
Minneapolis, Minnesota

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Minneapolis is said to have more live theater shows per capita than any other U.S. city except New York. Boisterous Broadway spectacles tread the boards steps from spaces staging experimental new work. A slew of local coffee shops and bars provides ample opportunities for post-show discussion. Dozens of eclectic galleries complement the wide-ranging exhibits at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, which showcases works such as Japanese woodblock prints and turn-of-the-century European advertisements.Radisson Plaza Hotel Minneapolis stands adjacent to the Nicollet Mall, a pedestrian-friendly shopping zone and home to the iconic statue of Mary Tyler Moore tossing her 10-gallon stetson into the air. For a look at 5 of Minnesota's purported 10,000 lakes, a 10-minute drive from downtown brings visitors to the Chain of Lakes, a quintet of picturesque bodies of water linked by 12 miles of walking and biking paths.

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Millennium Hotel
Millennium Hotel
Minneapolis, Minnesota

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Upstairs in a Standard room, a panoramic downtown scene unfolds in front of the large window, and two double beds or one king-sized bed, wrapped in fresh linens, take center stage. In the morning, visitors head back downstairs to Nic’s on Nicollet, the on-site restaurant, for a traditional American breakfast to fuel workouts in the fitness center or underwater jousting tournaments in the heated indoor pool.

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DoubleTree by Hilton Minneapolis - Park Place
DoubleTree by Hilton Minneapolis - Park Place
Minneapolis, Minnesota

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With a stay at DoubleTree by Hilton Minneapolis - Park Place in St. Louis Park, you'll be in the business district and minutes from Shops at West End, and close to Cedar Lake. This hotel is within close proximity of Theodore Wirth Park and Lake of the Isles.

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Courtyard by Marriott
Courtyard by Marriott
Roseville, Minnesota

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Located in Roseville, Courtyard Roseville by Marriott is in the suburbs and close to National American University - Roseville and University of Minnesota-St. Paul. This hotel is within the vicinity of Minnesota State Fairgrounds and Siebert Field.

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DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel St Paul Downtown
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel St Paul Downtown
Saint Paul, Minnesota

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A stay at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel St. Paul Downtown places you in the heart of St. Paul, walking distance from Minnesota Children's Museum and Fitzgerald Theater. This hotel is within close proximity of Landmark Center and Minneapolis Museum of Art.

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Crowne Plaza Minneapolis West
Crowne Plaza Minneapolis West
Plymouth, Minnesota

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Just off the freeway, the fan-worthy Radisson Hotel is a strategic launching point for experiencing the area's diverse mix of lakes, nature trails, golf courses, gigantic shopping malls, giant ax-men, and equally gigantic blue oxen. Adventurous guests may opt to take a light walk to a number of parks and trails located less than a mile from the main hotel before returning for their complimentary repast of prime rib and drinks. Hotel homebodies, meanwhile, can play billiards in the lounge, lounge in the pool, pool quarters for the game room, and room with that special someone while trying to guess which number setting on their Sleep Number bed is "deadly spikes." They'll also get to hit the fitness center, watch movies on 42-inch flat-screen TVs, make themselves coffee or tea, surf the Net on high-speed WiFi, and bring their kids (under 18) and pets along for free.

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Park Plaza Hotel
Park Plaza Hotel
Bloomington, Minnesota

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With a stay at Park Plaza in Bloomington (Bloomington - Mall of America), you'll be minutes from Rasmusseen College - Bloomington Campus and close to Normandale Lake Park. This eco-friendly hotel is within close proximity of Best Buy Corporate Headquarters and Hyland Ski and Snowboard Area.

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Courtyard by Marriott
Courtyard by Marriott
Bloomington, Minnesota

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With a stay at Courtyard by Marriott Minneapolis Bloomington in Bloomington (Bloomington - Mall of America), you'll be minutes from Water Park of America and close to Mall of America. This hotel is within close proximity of Nickelodeon Universe and Sea Life Minnesota Aquarium.

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Le Bourget Aero Suites
Le Bourget Aero Suites
Bloomington, Minnesota

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Bloomington is home to the nearly 3-million-square-foot retail mecca that is the Mall of America. Among the more than 500 stores are dozens of attractions such as Sea Life Minnesota, which challenges the brave and scuba-certified to swim with sharks. Shoppers get the next best thing by walking through a glass tunnel surrounded by sea life, opting, if they dare, to stare at their reflections and repeat “Captain Ahab” three times.At nightfall, music lovers of every taste congregate at First Avenue and 7th Street Entry, where avant garde to mainstream tunes have taken the stage for more than 40 years. The venue traces its roots to an art deco–style Greyhound bus depot built in 1937 and opened as a club called The Depot in 1970 before evolving into First Avenue and its adjoining club, 7th Street Entry. Many major Twin Cities acts—including Prince—launched their careers here, and the club continues to draw local and national headliners every night of the week.

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Courtyard Minneapolis Maple Grove/Arbor
Courtyard Minneapolis Maple Grove/Arbor
Maple Grove, Minnesota

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Located in Maple Grove, Courtyard by Marriott Minneapolis Maple Grove/Arbor Lakes is connected to a shopping center and close to Shoppes at Arbor Lakes and Eagle Lake Golf Center. This hotel is within the region of Begin Oaks Golf Club and Bohanon Park.

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Minneapolis Marriott Southwest
Minneapolis Marriott Southwest
Hopkins, Minnesota

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While dishes licked by line cooks turn the stomach, succulent meats licked by tongues of flame on the grill stimulate the salivary gland. Stacy’s Grille offers lunch and dinner menus composed of salads, sandwiches, soups, pastas, seafood, flame-tinged meats, and desserts. The Stacy’s Grille signature salad (with mixed greens, bleu cheese, dried cherries, pears, and raspberry vinaigrette, $8 for a large) or house-made chips and onion dip ($5) make delicious snacks or starters. On the first Sunday of every month (and Valentine's Day) Stacy's brunch menu offers a full breakfast buffet, select lunch selections, made to order omelette and waffles, and a dessert station ($17.95).

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Holiday Inn
Holiday Inn
Saint Paul, Minnesota

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With a stay at Holiday Inn Minneapolis Airport Se - Eagan in Eagan, you'll be near the airport and close to Fort Snelling State Park and Cascade Bay Waterpark. This hotel is within the vicinity of Sea Life Minnesota Aquarium and Nickelodeon Universe.

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Best Western Regency Plaza Hotel
Best Western Regency Plaza Hotel
Oakdale, Minnesota

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Best Western Regency Plaza Hotel – St. Paul East is convenient to the Twin Cities—it’s just a 10-minute drive from St. Paul and a 30-minute drive from Minneapolis. But it’s still far enough away from the busy downtown areas that it feels quiet and tucked away. The hotel is also close to the region’s many lakes and waterways, where you can swim, boat, and rehydrate an old Christmas tree in the summer and go ice-fishing in the winter.

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GrandStay Residential Suites
GrandStay Residential Suites
Apple Valley, Minnesota

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Centrally located in Apple Valley, GrandStay Hotel and Conference is convenient to Crystal Lake Golf Club and Minnesota Zoo. This hotel is within the region of Cascade Bay Waterpark and Fountain Valley Golf Club.

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Americas Best Value Inn & Suites Minneapolis
Americas Best Value Inn & Suites Minneapolis
Shakopee, Minnesota

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Located in Shakopee, Americas Best Value Inn and Suites Shakopee/Minneapolis is in the suburbs, minutes from Canterbury Park, and close to Valleyfair Amusement Park. This hotel is within the vicinity of Raceway Park and Meadows Course at Mystic Lake.

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Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites St. Paul Ne - Lake Elmo
Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites St. Paul Ne - Lake Elmo
Lake Elmo, Minnesota

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When you stay at Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites St. Paul NE - Lake Elmo in Lake Elmo, you'll be in the suburbs and within the vicinity of StoneRidge Golf Club and Indian Mounds Park. This hotel is within the region of Maplewood Mall and Keller Golf Course.

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Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites St Cloud
Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites St Cloud
Saint Cloud, Minnesota

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With a stay at Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites - St. Cloud in St Cloud, you'll be convenient to Stearns History Museum and Joe Faber Field. This hotel is within close proximity of Paramount Theater and Quarry Park and Nature Preserve.

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Americas Best Value Inn
Americas Best Value Inn
Saint Cloud, Minnesota

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Located in St Cloud, Americas Best Value Inn is convenient to Munsinger Clemens Gardens and Minnesota Amateur Baseball Hall of Fame. This hotel is within close proximity of St. Cloud River's Edge Convention Center and St. Cloud State University.

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Doubletree Hotel Rochester/Downtown
Doubletree Hotel Rochester/Downtown
Rochester, Minnesota

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With a stay at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Rochester - Mayo Clinic Area, you'll be centrally located in Rochester, steps from Shops University Square and University of Minnesota-Rochester. This hotel is within close proximity of Rochester Art Center and Mayo Clinic.

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