Way up north in central Minnesota, the cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, also known as the Twin Cities, lie in a cluster around the Mississippi and Minnesota rivers. The city of Minneapolis is well known for its beautiful lakes, abundant green parks, and art museums and collections. Although the winters in Minneapolis can get unbearably cold, when the weather is nice, this Midwestern city is a wonderful place to stay. From B&Bs to high rise hotels, here are a few potential accommodations in the Twin Cities.
1. W Minneapolis - The Foshay
© W Minneapolis - The Foshay
W Minneapolis - The Foshay is located in the near vicinity of numerous exciting attractions and things to do. The Foshay Tower was the first skyscraper in Minnesota and the tallest building in Minneapolis from 1929 to 1972. It's named after Wilbur Foshay, the original owner and builder. The tower was renovated and re-opened in 2008. The W Minneapolis hotel features a wide array of amenities, including a business center that is open 24 hours a day. Attentive staff will fulfill any wish, all guests need to do is to push the WHATEVER/WHENEVER® button. Additional services, such as shoe shining or laundry, are also available.
821 Marquette Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55402, Phone: 612-215-3700
2. The Como Lake Bed & Breakfast
© The Como Lake Bed & Breakfast
The Como Lake Bed & Breakfast is a charming inn located in the vicinity of downtown St. Paul. Guests can enjoy peace and privacy and at the same time have close access to the bus lines and are just a quick ride from the airport. This three-floor Craftsman residence was built in 1915 and was fully restored almost 100 years later. The second floor has only two rooms, while the whole third floor forms one large suite. The comfortable sitting areas are filled with antiques, and the big front porch is perfect for a relaxed morning or afternoon with a book, a cup of tea, or a conversation.
1205 W. Como Blvd., St. Paul, MN 55103, Phone: 651-402-7930
3. The New Victorian Mansion Bed & Breakfast
© The New Victorian Mansion Bed & Breakfast
The New Victorian Mansion Bed & Breakfast is located in the Cathedral Hill district of St. Paul, near many architecturally significant buildings. Guests who stay in the New Victorian Mansion Bed & Breakfast are within easy distance for a visit to the Cathedral of Saint Paul, the Minnesota Museum of American Art, and the Fitzgerald Theatre. This bed and breakfast mansion was built in 1881, and its aesthetic is an interesting combination of Old World charm and a more modern look. It's a perfect choice for everyone, from business travelers to couples looking for a romantic getaway. Guest amenities include fireplaces, central air and heat, full gourmet breakfast served daily, and much more.
325 Dayton Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55102, Phone: 651-321-8151
4. Hyatt Centric Downtown Minneapolis
© Hyatt Centric Downtown Minneapolis
Hyatt Centric Downtown Minneapolis is situated in a 100-year-old building that once housed the Minneapolis Athletic Club. It's surrounded by corporate office buildings and is within walking distance from Nicollet Mall, and the Target Center. With 140 guest rooms, the hotel has ADA-accessible rooms and is suitable for guests of all ages. The main feature it has to offer is use of the adjoining Life Time Athletic Club, which boasts an indoor lap pool, aerobics studio, running tracks, and many more athletic courts. The hotel's lobby bar is popular among both locals and tourists, who come to enjoy the taste of delicious steak and sushi.
615 Second Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55402, Phone: 612-288-8888
5. The Loews Minneapolis Hotel
© The Loews Minneapolis Hotel
The Loews Minneapolis Hotel is a luxurious hotel located in the heart of downtown Minneapolis, between Hennepin Avenue and the Target Center. With more than 250 guest rooms and suites, this place is perfect for regular tourists as well as for couples and those traveling on business. It features two restaurants – Cosmos and Apothecary Bar & Lounge – as well as Relevé, a champagne and wine bar, and all are equally popular among both tourists and locals. The full-service spa offers a wide variety of different treatments, such as massages, body treatments, and facials, as well as waxing, blow outs, and professional make-up application. Things to Do in Minneapolis
601 1st Avenue North, Minneapolis, MN 55403, Phone: 612-677-1100
6. The Hotel Ivy
© The Hotel Ivy
Hotel Ivy, a Luxury Collection Hotel, is located in downtown Minneapolis near the Target Field, the Target Center, the Minnesota Orchestra, and many more attractions. This luxury hotel features 136 well-equipped rooms and 21 unique suites as well as numerous amenities, including a full-day spa, three different restaurants (Monello, Constantine, and Venetia), and the Ivy Spa Club. The Hotel Ivy is a pet-friendly place, but a $50 cleaning fee service will be applied to guests who bring their furry friends. The Ivy Tower is a perfect place for celebrations and even for weddings. A wide variety of breakfast, lunch, and dinner options are also available for meetings and events.
201 South Eleventh Street, Minneapolis, MN 55403, Phone: 612-746-4600
7. The Hewing Hotel
© The Hewing Hotel
The Hewing Hotel is located in the North Loop, the fastest-growing neighborhood in Minneapolis. This exceptional neighborhood is full of boutiques, award-winning restaurants, and bars, all within walking distance. With its original industrial elements, tall ceilings, and exposed timber and bricks, the Hewing Hotel’s atmosphere contains traces of its former industrial life, with a more modern ambience reflected in high-end interiors and carefully selected details. It has 124 rooms, each different from the next one. In the hotel restaurant, the staff works hard to acquire fresh ingredients from regional farmers, fishermen, and other local independent vendors, all for the benefit of their guests. Things to Do in St. Paul
300 Washington Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55401, Phone: 651-468-0400
8. The Nicollet Island Inn
© The Nicollet Island Inn
The Nicollet Island Inn is located in the vicinity of the heart of the Minneapolis and is surrounded by a plethora of city attractions. The historic building was first constructed in 1893, and it took on its present appearance during a renovation in the 1970s. The Nicollet Island Inn is known for its excellent restaurants, and in fact it is considered one of the finest places to dine in the city. The restaurant offers a wide variety of dining options, from quiet private spaces for a romantic dinner to full banquet rooms for celebrations of all kinds. Its piano lounge is a perfect place for a relaxed evening with cocktails and desserts while listening to live music in the background.
95 Merriam St., Minneapolis, MN 55401, Phone: 612-331-1800
9. The Hyatt Place St. Paul-Downtown
© The Hyatt Place St. Paul/Downtown
The Hyatt Place St. Paul/Downtown is located in the heart of Lowertown, St. Paul, along the edges of the Mississippi River. In addition to nearly 150 rooms, this hotel also offers free Wi-Fi and free public computers as well as a 24-hour StayFit Gym and an indoor pool. All rooms feature Hyatt Grand Beds and cozy corner sofa beds. Guests will love the 13-foot windows with views of downtown St. Paul. Guests who are part of the Hyatt Gold Passport loyalty program can enjoy discounts and some free nights during their stay at this hotel. More: day trips from Minneapolis
180 Kellogg Blvd. East, St. Paul, MN 55101-1406, Phone: 651-647-5000
10. The JW Marriott Minneapolis Mall of America
© The JW Marriott Minneapolis Mall of America
The JW Marriott Minneapolis is a hotel located right within the Mall of America complex. It offers everything travelers could need, from comfortable and large rooms and suites to necessary amenities such as a fitness center and a pool. Business travelers who are visiting this hotel will be grateful for its meeting rooms. There's also a lavish ballroom with exceptional catering service, suitable for all types of celebrations and special occasions. Guests will love the delicious food served at the hotel’s restaurants – Cedar+Stone and Urban Table – as well as topnotch cocktails in the lobby lounge.
2141 Lindau Lane Minneapolis, MN 55425, Phone: 612-615-0100
11. The Saint Paul Hotel
© The Saint Paul Hotel
The Saint Paul Hotel is one of the most illustrious hotels in the city. In addition to thousands of business and leisure customers, it has hosted some of America’s most famous historical figures such as President John F. Kennedy and Charles Lindberg. The Saint Paul Hotel offers style and comfort, and its kindly staff are always there to meet any and all of their guests' requirements. This historic place uses the newest technology to implement energy-saving options whenever possible. The Saint Paul Hotel is a perfect place for all special occasions, with special wedding menus and packages available.
350 Market Street, St. Paul, MN 55102, Phone: 651-292-9292
12. The Hotel 340
© The Hotel 340
The Hotel 340 is located in the downtown St. Paul’s district, near the Mississippi River. All adult guests receive complimentary access to the Saint Paul Athletic Club, which occupies 68,000 square feet of the building. The hotel offers continental breakfast with every stay, but there are also many restaurants in the neighborhood as well as delivery options. Guests can also enjoy a drink at the fully stocked bar in the lobby. High-speed Wi-Fi is available in all rooms as well as in the lobby bar and breakfast room. Smoking is not allowed inside the building.
340 Cedar Street, St. Paul, MN 55101, Phone: 651-280-4120
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