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Foshay Tower

821 Marquette Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55402-2929
+1 651-296-6126
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Beautiful hotel lobby and scenic view from tower top

The lobby of the hotel is beautiful. At the top of tower is a museum with the history of Foshay... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
laurie p
Love this beautiful Art Deco building

The now Hotel W is a fantastic European style rooms with rich history. The details to art deco... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
stephen s
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After recent renovation, our museum and observation deck are now open seven days a week from 12:00pm-9:00pm. Weather permitting, both will be open year round.
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“w hotel” (28 reviews)
821 Marquette Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55402-2929
+1 651-296-6126
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The lobby of the hotel is beautiful. At the top of tower is a museum with the history of Foshay (really interesting)and a walk outside where you can circle around the tower and see for miles. You can see as far as St Paul

Thank laurie p
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The now Hotel W is a fantastic European style rooms with rich history. The details to art deco decor with beautiful marble and well preserved. Read about the history of the builder and the ultimate demise of Mr. Foshay who lost his fortune in the...More

Thank stephen s
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well worth the $10 to ride the elevator to the 30th floor. The history of the building was very interesting and the historical displays were well laid out. Climbing the stairs to the 32nd floor observation deck is the real attraction. The views of downtown...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Buy tickets at reception desk of hotel; go up and explore museum and views of Minneapolis. Nice to go when it's not extremely cold, but there's only so much time you can spend up there anyway.

Thank Anna S
Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

I learned that I have a fear of heights today- surprised me! Enjoyed my little tour. Hotel staff was very friendly. I'm surprised that people complain about price, nothing is cheap in this area so o thought it seemed reasonable.

Thank RenderMom
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

This tower felt like a mini version of the State Empire building, when I reached the top, it reminded me of that scene with Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan from "Sleepless in Seattle". I loved the Art Deco feel of the elevators in the hotel...More

Thank Cam T
Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

This is good for about a 30-45 minute experience. Inside the W Foshay lobby, the only the elevator to the far right goes up to the top floor. I think it was $8 admission collected before the elevator, but it was free for guests of...More

1  Thank Shawnathan88
Reviewed 17 September 2017

We did not go to the observation deck, but did visit the bar which I believe was on the 11th floor. Great, pretty drinks! Awesome views out the windows and wonderful seating areas. Just a beautiful restored hotel!

Thank Barbara B
Reviewed 7 September 2017

small museum at top with great views of the city! even on a cloudy day, we could see numerous landmarks

Thank Smileyface220
Reviewed 7 September 2017

My husband and I did not intend to visit Foshay Tower, but I was looking for something to do in the afternoon. We paid $10 each to visit the museum and the observation deck. The museum had some interesting exhibits, but there wasn't much to...More

Thank Connie R
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11 October 2017|
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Response from kopolovsky | Reviewed this property |
It is open to the public. We paid $10 a person to go up. I believe that hotel guests go up for free.