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
- 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
We had a wonderful stay. The desk staff was very courteous and professional. Adrienne checked us in and was very helpful and answered all of our questions. We were greeted by a housekeeper on our floor who offered us waters, ice, and chocolates. She also made sure we had everything that we needed for our stay. When we called down for a few extra items that we thought of later, the staff responded within minutes. The room was fantastic. We were very comfortable and will definitely be staying again soon.
Disclaimer: I was traveling with just my husband and no kids, I probably would have liked anything, but we loved the hotel. We also had an upgraded room and some perks with an Amex booking, so it might not have been our typical stay. The room was clean and modern. The bedding ultra comfy. The service staff was very professional, friendly and accommodating. We ate breakfast both days in the restaurant, which was very good...I wouldn't travel there for breakfast from somewhere else, but it was nice. The gym was phenomenal. Many machines, a yoga room we did a bootcamp workout in. The spa was luxurious and required reservations. We were able to snag a massage within 24 hours. The bath essentials were fancy and fun. The hotel is connected to the pedway thingy that connects most of downtown. It was pretty close to the convention center, but easy to walk everywhere. We'd definitely stay here again.
My son and I travelled to Minneapolis for the first time for a three night stay to see our first Vikings game to celebrate my son’s 18th birthday.
Prior to arrival, I reached out to management and the concierge for help and advice. Everybody went out of their way to make our trip truly special. James, the Director of Operations, was able to provide us with a beautiful, large deluxe suite which gave the two of us ample room to lounge during our down time. The room itself included a large king sized bed, comfortable living room with desk and sofa bed and a huge bathroom with two sinks and a separate shower and tub.
The hotel itself is centrally located near many of the major downtown attractions including the Nicollet mall and many restaurants. Given the weather turned out to be great (for Minneapolis standards in December of course) we were able to walk around to the various places we had to go including US Bank Stadium for the big game on Sunday.
Matthew, the lead concierge, provided me advice on getting tickets and the best restaurants. With the help of the Vikings organization, he was also able to surprise my son with various team merchandise including a personalized T-shirt, hat and mugs. Cassie, the other concierge who was on duty that weekend, helped us with questions during our stay as well.
We did not eat at the hotel since we preferred to try out the local scene for both breakfast and dinner.
The cherry on the top of our trip was of course that our beloved Vikings won the game in convincing fashion. It was the perfect end to a perfect trip.
I tried for weeks to get a room at the Ivy while I was on a 6 week project in Minneapolis. My colleagues made it sound as if it was the best hotel of all time, but I don’t get the hype. It was a decently nice hotel with staff that was generally polite.
This hotel is top notch. It is in a great location to begin with. The front desk is great. Kayla who seemed to work the front desk 24/7 was fantastic. Everyone always greeted you with a smile and a hello and went above and beyond to make sure your stay was great. The restaurants/bars on site also excellent. The rooms are a little small but the bathrooms were huge. Def would recommend this hotel to anyone staying in Minneapolis.