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Boutique, high tech, family friendly or affordable, our hotels offer just the place to rest your head.
Whether you arrive in Minneapolis Saint Paul for sightseeing, business meetings, shopping, dining or a little bit of everything, where you stay can be just as important as what you plan to do. Fortunately, youâ€™re coming to the right place, because we have a hotel to meet every need in every convenient location.
In Minneapolis, Le MĂ©ridien Chambers, W Minneapolisâ€”The Foshay and Aloft Minneapolis offer high-end design at different prices. Youâ€™ll also find impeccable service and stylish surroundings at properties like Graves 601, Westin and The Hotel Minneapolis. Add these to excellent properties like the Hilton Minneapolis and Hyatt Regency and you have something for everyoneâ€™s needs.
Saint Paul provides a wide variety of properties at various prices as well, from the lovely and convenient Crowne Plaza Hotel Saint Paul-Riverfront to the historic and luxurious Saint Paul Hotel to the floating Covington Inn Bed & Breakfast. Families donâ€™t have to worry about bringing the kids along when they stay at one of the area hotels that have adjacent water parks. The Radisson Hotel Bloomington By Mall of America features Water Park of America, and The Depot Minneapolis, which offers two different hotels, has a year-round water park and an ice rink in the winter. Local hotels offer the latest technological amenities for business travelers as well, with perks such as free wireless and wired Internet in many hotel guest rooms.
Minneapolis skyways connect more than 4,000 guest rooms to businesses, shops, restaurants and clubs. That means you donâ€™t even have to go outside to get to points of interest such as the Minneapolis Convention Center and great shopping and dining along Nicollet Mall. Downtown Saint Paul also features a skyway system, and its hotels are surrounded by attractions and venues such as the Saint Paul RiverCentre, Xcel Energy Center and the Science Museum of Minnesota.
Bloomington, with its proximity to the airport, Mall of America and the light railâ€”plus more than 7,000 guest roomsâ€”is also a popular place to stay. Several hotels, such as Hilton Minneapolis St. Paul Airport Mall of America, offer free shuttles to and from the mega-mall, as well as coupon books and other shopping deals. Welcome to Minneapolis Saint Paul, offering all the comforts of home.
Iâ€™m here. Now what?
MILL DISTRICT, MINNEAPOLIS:
If youâ€™re waking up in the Aloft Minneapolis hotel, or any other hotel located near Minneapolisâ€™ Mill Districtâ€”east side of downtown and west of the Mississippiâ€”youâ€™ll find plenty to do for visitors of all ages.
: For local, fresh and vegetarian ingredients, stop in Spoonriver
located across the way from the Guthrie Theater. Or, if youâ€™re heading to the Guthrie, enjoy a menu of fresh, sustainable seafood at Sea Change
. Spill the Wine
features small plates and an incredible wine list, while you can enjoy homemade Japanese comfort food at the new Zen Box
: While thereâ€™s not a ton of shopping opportunities in the Mill District, youâ€™ll find great gifts at both the Guthrie and Mill City Museum gift shops
. If youâ€™re visiting between May and October, donâ€™t miss the Mill City Farmersâ€™ Market
, held between the Guthrie and the Mill City Museum and featuring yummy snacks and locally grown foods.
: Everyone in the family will love the Mill City Museum
, which offers hands-on exhibits about baking bread and milling flour for top names like General Mills and Pillsbury. During the winter months, head to The Depot
for ice skating, and all year round the award-winning Guthrie Theater
offers a variety of performances on its three stages.
: Luckily, youâ€™ve found yourself in one of the cityâ€™s most beautiful areas. Just take a walk along the riverfront and over the Stone Arch Bridge
to look at St. Anthony Falls.
Spotlight: Downtown Improvement District
Over the past year, Minneapolis has a gotten a bit friendlier, a bit cleaner and a bit safer thanks to a new program called the Downtown Improvement District (DID). The DID is a nonprofit organization that is led and managed by property owners, business owners and city representatives. DID ambassadors (look for them in their bright green shirts) walk or Segway the streets, answering questions, offering escorts, picking up litter, providing directions, cleaning graffiti, and a whole bunch more. In its first 14 months of operation, the DID assisted more than 65,000 pedestrians, removed more than 1 million pounds of trash and helped save more than 20 lives. Visitors and locals alike have been raving about the DID ambassadors and all the help and pride they bring to the streets of downtown. If you find yourself lost or need a question answered, call 612-332-1111.
Travel Tip: Skyways
Get around town without even going outdoors. Eight miles of skyways connect 72 blocks of hotels, stores and restaurants in downtown Minneapolis. The city of Saint Paul also offers five miles of indoor connectivity through 47 city blocks of shopping, dining and entertainment. See maps of downtown skyways.
Top 5: Hotel Restaurants
1. Mannyâ€™s Steakhouse: serves the biggest, juiciest steaks in town. Thanks to its digs inside W Minneapolisâ€”The Foshay, the atmosphere has just as much style as the food. 821 Marquette Avenue S., Minneapolis, 612-339-9900, www.mannyssteakhouse.com
2. Cosmos & Bradstreet Craftshouse Restaurant: in downtown Minneapolisâ€™ Graves 601 Hotel both feature delicious food and luxurious drinks. 601 First Avenue N., Minneapolis, 612-677-1100, www.graves601hotel.com
3. The St. Paul Grill: in downtown Saint Paulâ€™s Saint Paul Hotel recalls days of truly fine dining, with perfectly prepared steaks, seafood and extensive lists of scotch, whiskey and cognac. 350 Market Street, Saint Paul, 651-224-7455, www.stpaulgrill.com
4. D’Amico Kitchen: in Le MĂ©ridien Chambers serves contemporary Italian fare, such as thin cracker crust pizza, tomato and shrimp risotto, and braised beef short ribs, in a relaxing, yet upscale, artful environment. 901 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, 612-767-6900, www.damico-kitchen.com
5. Restaurant Max: in The Hotel Minneapolis serves gourmet classics such as lobster thermidor, duck patĂ© and foie gras and has a top-notch wine list to boot. 2214 Fourth Street S., Minneapolis, 612-340-0303, www.therestaurantmax.com