Business Class Rooms include free breakfast and evening cocktails
Easy access to the Metro Transit Light Rail’s Mall of America stop makes downtown Minneapolis and the airport a short ride away
The bag pickup option ensures you won’t be stranded at the mall with two arms’ worth of shopping bounty
Indoor saline swimming pool puts an end to dry skin and green chlorine hair
What To Know
Driving here can be confusing due to poorly marked exits and side streets around the mall
Pets are permitted at an additional cost of $100 per stay; there is a weight limit of 30 pounds
Drinks cannot be brought up to guestrooms: The hotel is connected to the mall and therefore considered public space
Parking on site
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Funky boutique outpost as fashionable as its neighbor: the Mall of America
The Glasgow-based Graven Images design firm has created interiors like a modern art museum, from the black-and-white pinstriped carpeting to the smattering of uber-trendy bespoke chairs situated around the communal concierge table. The lobby features clusters of basketlike beehive chairs and naked bulbs dangling from the ceiling like low-hanging stars. But the main event is the bright white, two-story, three-dimensional Krion wall, which spreads glacierlike through the lobby in all its geometric glory.
Bed & Bath
The majority of the hotel’s 500 guestrooms are King or double Queen “urban” rooms colorfully outfitted in either warm earthy hues or cooler jades and turquoise. There are also 29 suites split into two design concepts: the masculine “mansion” rooms, all charcoal, teal and dark wood; and the airy “naturally cool” rooms, which feature blond wood flooring and a neutral palette of creams and whites. The artwork includes such Minnesota icons as the Cherry and Spoon sculpture, Bob Dylan screen prints, and photos of the Minneapolis skyline. Rainfall showerheads and Anne Semonin bath products bring a touch of luxury to the bathrooms.
Chef Paul Lynch’s second FireLake Grill House & Cocktail Bar specializes in creative dishes made from local ingredients, such as elk loin filet topped with sweet potato spaetzl and lingonberry compote, served in a retro-chic supper club with walls of reclaimed barn wood. The bar overlooks the entrance and feels clubby, with pool tables, hightops and dim lighting. The 24-hour fitness center is stocked with free weights, elliptical machines and rowing equipment. Plans for a spa are in the works.
In the Area
Take the light rail into downtown Minneapolis to see a show at the internationally renowned Guthrie Theater. Afterward, enjoy sustainably produced sea urchin paired with grapefruit kosho, brioche and fennel at Sea Change, helmed by award-winning chef Jamie Malone. Master mixologist Pip Hanson crafts the best cocktails in town at Marvel Bar, while upstairs chef Paul Berglund of the Bachelor Farmer continues to take nordic fare to new levels. Rent a Nice Ride bike from one of the many kiosks around downtown and take a ride along Grand Rounds National Scenic Byway, which includes everything from paths along the Mississippi River to trails around Minneapolis’s Chain of Lakes.