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best location in downtown minneapolis foe a weekend

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best location in downtown minneapolis foe a weekend

I've never stayed in minneapolis and looking for best hotel and location downtown. Visiting son in college . Choices are Hotel Ivy, The Westin Minneapolis, W Foshay and Meridien Chambers. Location is probably most important as well as comfort of room and quiet. My son may stay over to get a good night's sleep and to do some work, so I will need two beds and I don't think that the Meridien Chambers has it. Also good light, a desk, and internet access...

Any suggestions???

thanks

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1. Re: best location in downtown minneapolis foe a weekend

All the hotels you listed are within a few blocks away.

I have been in the Westin and the rooms are pretty big, with desk & internet, and it has a pool.

Ike's is next door for great Sat or Sun breakfast.

The W has a great bar on 27, and the lobby bar, and observation deck. It's in the renovated historic Foshay Tower.

If into steaks, it has a Manny's steakhouse attached. If interested, make rez for dinner soon.

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2. Re: best location in downtown minneapolis foe a weekend

Location is fine for all of your hotels.

I would start with The Westin or Hotel Ivy.

For the best breakfast check out Hell's Kitchen - you will want a reservation.

http://www.hellskitcheninc.com/

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3. Re: best location in downtown minneapolis foe a weekend

All your choices are Starwood, so you'll likely obtain points at any of them. All are within a few blocks of each other, so not a strong location edge to any of them. Westin may have a tiny location advantage as it's a bit more central to Hennepin Avenue nightlife (but not by much) and it is a little closer to the Light Rail Train station if that's your interest.

I haven't been in W, but others on the forum who have seem to mention smallish rooms, so that may be a consideration. Given that and you're mentioning about only one bed in Meridien, I'd probably lean toward Westin or Ivy too, and for reasons mentioned above first examine Westin.

Be sure to look for deals, especially on weekends. Downtown hotels, and especially Starwood, is nearly giving away rooms on weekends. I've seen Ivy at $119 and Westin dropping on weekends as low as $79 (though that was in February, not a peak travel time to Minneapolis). It's what you get in an oversupplied market and in a downturn economy.

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