What We Love
- The beer bundt loaf at Tullibee restaurant, which does Nordic dishes with a local twist
- Retro Faribault Woolen Mills blankets (made in Minnesota) in each room
- It’s very pet friendly, with dog beds and free treats
What To Know
- Bicycles (custom-made for the hotel) are available for taking spins around the city
- The 24-hour gym has punching bags and gloves for use
- There’s a charge to access the rooftop bar and sauna (open year-round), even for guests
- Free WiFi
Entering the lobby of the Hewing feels more like entering a wilderness hunting lodge than any downtown hotel, what with those tools hanging on walls and the occasional set of antlers. But the space, with its roaring fire and warm blankets, is superbly cozy and more chic than cheesy. The former warehouse building once stored farm implements, and many details from the original structure remain, including the high ceilings and pine beams. The rustic-chic aesthetic continues in guest rooms, which feature patterned wallpaper and leather armchairs, plus spacious bathrooms and mini-bars well-stocked with local fixings. Better to save your thirst for the downstairs bar, though, where clever cocktails made with ingredients like aquavit and bee pollen have been drawing locals en masse. During the day, you’ll see laptop-toting guests settle in at the long tables to bang out emails before sightseeing. Take one of the hotel’s loaner bikes for a spin around town, but be sure to return before the day is done to try out the hotel’s well-reviewed Tullibee restaurant, which blends Nordic traditions with local ingredients—expect smoked fish, elk tartar, and charred vegetables.
In the Area
The North Loop is fast becoming one of the trendiest neighborhoods in Minneapolis, and it’s a lively area for exploring on foot or on one of the hotel bikes. Just a couple of blocks away (and across the street from each other) are two restaurants worth booking in advance. The Bachelor Farmer specializes in heavy-on-the-vegetables dishes that are made from local produce, while the slightly more elegant Spoon and Stable gets creative with wild nettle gnocchi and a grilled bison strip loin. Just around the corner is The Foundry, an upscale home goods shop that sells exactly the kind of handmade soaps and wood-backed brushes you’d need to recreate the Hewing look at home. And baseball fans will love that Target Field, home to the Twins, is a quick half-mile walk away.
How to Get There
Fun boutique hotel. Good location for plenty of restaurants worth visiting. Walkable to so much. Bar is great. The valet parking is crazy expensive and not as easy as it could be. Rooftop bar and pool are cool too...should be free for guests.
Really liked this place from the minute I pulled up. Cool neighborhood, great lobby, friendly service, couple choices for bars & restaurants. The pool area was nice. Rooms are big and well designed. Would happily stay here again.
My wife and I were in downtown Minneapolis for an anniversary celebration. Stopped in to the rooftop bar at the Hewing. Waited for quite a while for a server, so I finally went inside to the bar. Bartender said he was really busy with a few things ( looked like restocking) and he’d try to help in a bit. Waited another 5 minutes and left. Wasn’t even that busy in the bar. Guess they didn’t need the extra business!
This property is a perfect place to spend your anniversary! Rooftop pool is small but nice with a great view of Mpls skyline. Great access to North Loop restaurants and bars. Highly recommend staying here!
The Hewing is in a fantastic
Location in the twin cities! Restaurant scene is awesome all within walking distance of the hotel. The hotel restaurant is top
Notch with great food, great staff
And reasonable prices !!!