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
Great room, great staff, amazing rooftop for special celebrations. We visited for pride and our 6 year anniversary and couldn't have asked for a better place to stay. Loved the shower, the darker room, and hanging out on the rooftop with the beautiful weather.
This was a 49th wedding anniversary celebration. Our room was great. The Hotel was great! The rooftop hot tub was great. We enjoyed staying in this area. The parking was not good as our car was broken into during the night.
Probably stay in hotels for work 10-12 nights a month. This was an absolutely great experience in downtown. Surrounded by great restaurants and shops and an easy walk to Target Field. Rooms are big, functional and chic. Great service. Should business or pleasure bring you downtown, this should be high on your list for accommodations. Well done!
Loved everything from the minute I drove up and valeted my truck. Check in was a breeze and even received a free drink ticket for my girlfriend when the clerk realized it was her birthday! Dropped our bags in the room, which was gorgeous and impeccably decorated. Went up to the rooftop bar for a drink and enjoyed the view of the city skyline! Left to catch a show at the nearby Pantages Theater and then back to grab a bite at the restaurant. Everything was delicious! Finally crashed and slept like babies in the very comfortable bed. Checkout is at noon so we were able to sleep in and enjoy the room. Checked out and texted the valet. My truck was there within minutes and we left feeling rested and pampered beyond belief. Would recommend to anyone.
The staff was extremely helpful and friendly, the room size and comfort of beds was above par, and they offer a (free) coffee/water bar everyday during the mornings/afternoon. I also really love the location of the Hewing in downtown Minneapolis as there are a lot of restaurants, bars, shops, etc. to take clients to!