Hotels in Minnesota
Visitors return to the 24-room Nicollet Island Inn year after year for its romantic setting on a miniature island in the middle of the Mississippi. Dark wood doors, Colonial revival furniture, and real keys lend an old-world feel rarely captured in newer hotels.
Geared toward the fashionable set, Graves 601 is within walking distance of all of Downtown’s restaurants, theaters, and bars; Target Field, the new home of the Minnesota Twins; and just three light-rail stops from the Metrodome (home of the Minnesota Vikings).
An institution since 1927, the inn is an over-the-top trip in time, with giant crystal chandeliers, wall murals, and parlor spots for sitting and sipping an old-fashioned.
The French-inspired all-suite property offers free shuttle service to the Mall, five miles away. Sleek rooms have fleur-de-lis accents, and there’s a beautiful indoor pool.
In a city full of chain hotels, this floating inn—a refurbished 1946 towboat—is an adventurous way to experience the mighty Mississippi. Permanently moored off Harriet Island Regional Park, the B&B’s four bedrooms and salon offer perfect views of the giant river barges gliding by.
This 140-room hotel has been setting the standard for luxury in Minneapolis since it opened in 2000; its tastefully appointed rooms exude elegance, from the marble bathrooms and luxe sateen-striped comforters and down pillows to the expected Egyptian cotton sheets and silk and terry robes.
A sexy new hotel in an arguably unsexy city, the W Minneapolis is a stunning 2008 renovation of the 1920’s Art Deco Foshay Tower. Until 1957, it was the tallest building west of Chicago and it has remained a city landmark.
The Ziggurat style Hotel Ivy is centrally located in the Downtown West section of Minneapolis, near Orchestra Hall, and connects to convenient skyway that makes it easy to walk to Minneapolis Convention Center even in the dead of winter.
Despite the greeting by a doorman in a top hat, there’s a delightful lack of pretense at this historic luxury hotel.
From the outside, it's impossible to guess that the tiny wooden building with a sloping roof and central chimney once served as the jail for the town of Taylors Falls. Along with the two-story, wooden building next door, it's now part of the Old Jail Bed and Breakfast.