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
The Ivy is a boutique hotel adjacent to the Minneapolis convention center. The rooms are small, but well-appointed. The beds are comfortable, but there is a huge flat screen TV about three feet from the end of the bed. One little chair is in the room, but no room for anything else. While there was an ethernet connection in the room (shows when the Ivy was built or remodeled) there were no USB ports near the small built in desk/counter. Also, there were not enough electrical outlets for all the things that need to get charged these days. Still, a comfortable and well appointed place.
Wow...this is by far the best hotel in the city. I've stayed at other (I will not mention in this post) and have never been impressed until now. Room was immaculate, showers were divine, and the overall hotel staff was so friendly and perfect. They were not stuffy and unapproachable like other luxury hotels I've stayed. Cool cocktail bar in the basement too. I think it was called Constantine. My company hosted an event there last month and the hotel really did an impressive job with the whole experience. I'd recommend this hotel to everyone
On a recent visit to Minneapolis I had the privilege of staying at "Hotel Ivy" and was truly impressed all around. Rooms are spacious and leave nothing to be desired, everything is clean, organized and excellently up-kept, very well laid out and nicely arranged. Location is excellent and in close proximity to all that matters in downtown, most of it within walking distance. More importantly, the staff is truly delightful. Everyone is friendly, forthcoming, warm genuine smiles and excellent service all around. Not certain if it is attributed to the famous "Minnesota nice" or the excellent training at this property. Kudos to leadership! Keep up the great work and looking forward to be back again in the near future. A special shout out to Joseph!
After reading all of the reviews here I chose this hotel and had high expectations. I suppose that the hotel is fine enough but we really did not like our room. We always ask for a higher floor and a view and had requested this. We were put in a room at the back of the hotel that was very dark and two narrow windows with a view of a parking ramp. It was depressing actually. When I brought it up we would have had to move the next day and we really did not have time to do that as we had a tight schedule in Minneapolis for a friends Memorial Service. There were other things like going to shower and realizing that the lotion was not replaced and having to call to get some lotion. The fitness center was larger than most hotel gyms but some of the equipment was not well maintained (a very clunky elliptical machine, some channels did not have sound, not sweat towels out on one morning). I travel a lot and in the past couple of months in NYC twice and Maui and love leaving positive reviews but we just did not like our room at all. Very disappointed and my husband and I have been long time SPG members so bummed that our requests were not honored and that we were given a bad room.
Hotel Ivy gets my highest review - 5 out of 5 stars across the board. Customer service, room size, on site restaurant / bar, Spa / Gym, overall quality...you name it. Would highly recommend to those travelling for business or pleasure!