Hotel at a Glance: AC Hotel Minneapolis Downtown
Located in the bustling Hennepin Theater District, the AC Hotel Minneapolis Downtown places visitors right in the heart of the city. Glittering vintage marquees light up the neighborhood, announcing everything from Broadway musicals to comedy acts. But the area offers more than just theater: Target Center (home to the Timberwolves) and Nicollet Mall are both less than a half-mile walk from the hotel.
- Explore international cuisine right at the hotel: from AC Kitchen’s European-inspired breakfast to AC Lounge’s handcrafted cocktails and tapas.
- Sleek, contemporary design is on display in the chic lobby and the guest rooms alike.
- Smart TVs in each room let guests stream media from their own personal accounts.
- The Minneapolis Sculpture Garden—open 365 days a year—is only a 10-minute drive from the hotel.
Downtown Minneapolis: Thriving Performing-Arts Scene near Idyllic Lakes
Downtown Minneapolis is more than just the geographic epicenter of the city—it’s the cultural heart too. Sports venues home to the Timberwolves, Vikings, and Twins neighbor the lively nightclubs of the Warehouse District and the neon-lit marquees of the Hennepin Theater District. In recent years, the city’s arts scene has gotten a lot of attention, and for good reason: Minneapolis has more live theater shows per capita than any other US city except New York. Additionally, dozens of eclectic galleries complement the wide-ranging exhibits at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, which showcases everything from Japanese woodcut prints to turn-of-the-century European advertisements.
To navigate downtown with ease, step into the Skyway, the city’s ingenious solution to harsh Minnesota winters. The Skyway is a network of indoor, above ground tunnels connecting a slew of buildings downtown. A popular stop along the way is Nicollet Mall, a shopping thoroughfare where cars are not allowed. This is where you’ll find the iconic statue of Mary Tyler Moore tossing her 10-gallon Stetson into the air.