Hotel Ivy, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Minneapolis
What We Love
- The eco-friendly Ivy Spa Club with 14 treatment rooms and a co-ed whirlpool
- Mingling with locals during Porter & Frye’s twice-daily happy hour
- The hotel’s central spot puts you a short walk from prime downtown nightlife and the Theater District
What To Know
- Valet parking is available for a fee
- Pets under 50 pounds are welcome for an additional charge
- Hotel guests have access to the 24-hour fitness center
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
A modern addition to historic downtown Minneapolis, the 19-story Hotel Ivy features a prime location and classic interiors adorned in marble floors, cream-colored furnishings and dark hardwood accents. The 136 guestrooms feel inviting thanks to a soothing, light-color-palette, worn leather couches and plush carpets. Limestone-lined bathrooms are stocked with signature products from the eco-friendly Ivy Spa, located on the second floor, where guests can unwind in hydrotherapy relaxation rooms and in the co-ed whirlpool. The hotel’s modern American restaurant, Porter & Frye, features locally sourced dishes and signature cocktails like El Pelón (Don Julio tequila, cucumber, lime, jalapeño) created by expert mixologist Ben Anderson.
In the Area
In the heart of Minneapolis’ bustling downtown, the hotel is a prime jumping-off point for exploring the Twin Cities. A short walk or bike along the pedestrian-only Stone Arch Bridge will land you in the Theater District, where independent companies like the Guthrie stage classics like Pride and Prejudice. Stroll through the 11-acre Sculpture Garden, where hundreds of candlelit mason jars will illuminate more than 40 original works like Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen’s iconic Spoonbridge and Cherry every Thursday night in honor of the garden’s 25th Anniversary. Hark back to your mall rat days at the 4,200,000-square-foot Mall of America in the South Loop, or visit the boutique-lined Grand Avenue in St. Paul for local handicrafts and jewelry at Bibelot and high-end kitchenware at Cooks of Crocus Hill. Kick back with local hipsters over slow-roasted pork sandwiches and a glass of sangria at the Creole-style Brasa Rotisserie or go haute with foie gras meatballs at James Beard award-winning chef Isaac Becker’s 112 Eatery.
How to Get There
My boyfriend and I stayed for our one year anniversary and we had such a great experience. The hotel staff professionalism is second to none. Excellent service from exiting the car door until driving away and waving goodbye. Taylor the check in lady was so sweet and even wrote us a cute hand written card for our one year anniversary and sent a gift to the room. The accommodations were very clean and elegant but the staff made it a perfect 5/5 experience. Would definitely stay again.
Stayed here for a family wedding and found it underwhelming. This is an older hotel originally built in the 1930’s and it shows. Though the rooms have been retrofitted, the windows are very narrow, resulting in darkness even on a bright, sunny day. We had a suite which, though spacious, felt to me like a long narrow hallway. The bathroom (double sinks, nice shower with separate tub) was near the entrance door, and the bedroom was at the other end through the living room. Very inconvenient, especially in the middle of the night. Another odd and very inconvenient thing was that the safe was located within a cabinet at its very bottom, thus in order to use it, you literally had to get down on the floor. Additionally, this was the slowest in-room safe I’ve ever seen. In sum, though it was good to be at the “wedding hotel” this is not a place I would ever choose to stay.
Stayed at this wonderful hotel. One of the best experiences ever. Only one night, but I was ready to stay a week. Only negative was the hotel restaurant. They need help badly in so many areas but it’s a third party operation and not a part of the hotel. I recommend you go elsewhere. Lots of better places to go nearby.
I came to this hotel in February for a business trip for two nights, with two more coworkers, each one with our own room.
Let me start by saying the hotel is gorgeous. Really beautiful property, with friendly stuff, nice decor, and good location! Even my standard room was very nice and spacious and had everything I could need and more. The hotel also has a nice bar downstairs which had a good ambiance and was a nice place to mingle with my colleagues after a workday.
On the bad part. My room had a strong smell of chlorine (or something similar). As I arrived in the hotel it was late at night and I just decided to "suck it up" and sleep there. I woke up the morning after with my room (and my throat) still smelling like that. To make sure it wasn't just me with an overly-sensitive nose, I asked my colleagues (whose rooms were fine) and they confirmed they could smell it too.
The hotel staff was very nice and moved me to another room for the second (and last) night. Sadly, this other room had the same issue and smelled like chlorine (at least not as bad, thankfully).
The smell was probably caused by some cleaning product they use (bleach?), but with the windows that couldn't be opened, it was not going away. Weirdly, only my room(s) had that smell and my colleagues' were fine.
The hotel staff was very nice about that. They apologized and gave me some bonus points. They also said they'd look into what product they use for cleaning that might be causing the smell.
Too bad – this hotel was really great.
Perfect location in downtown Minneapolis. Arrived at 10pm on an extremely cold Friday night in January. Staff was at our car quickly and valeted in a few seconds. Room was spacious, clean, and recently updated. Would definitely stay again.