Hotels in Minnesota
The Milwaukee Road Depot opened in 1899; today, this restored historic complex features 225 hotel rooms, an enclosed ice-skating rink, and a 15,000-square-foot indoor water park.
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.
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.
Despite the greeting by a doorman in a top hat, there’s a delightful lack of pretense at this historic luxury hotel.
These minimalist digs put the spotlight where it belongs: on the 200-plus pieces of world-renowned contemporary art prominently displayed throughout the lobby of this 60-room boutique hotel.
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).
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.
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.