Kimpton Grand Hotel Minneapolis
What We Love
- Access to the on-site Life Time Athletic Club, including classes, a running track and a six-lane lap pool
- Need extra legroom? Request a “tall” room, featuring extralong King mattresses
- Pets of all sizes stay for free. Dog-sitting and walking services are also available
What To Know
- There are no coffeemakers in the rooms. Get your free caffeine fix in the lobby every morning
- WiFi costs $11.99 a day unless you’re a Kimpton Karma Rewards member (it’s free to join)
- Expect to hear sirens: The Grand is near a Level 1 trauma center
- Parking On Site
Victorian opulence meets modern art–chic in this boutique 1912 hotel. Graphic marble floors and photo murals contrast with rich wood-paneled walls and a grand staircase in the lobby. The seating area mixes oversize purple chandeliers, low-backed leather couches and faux-fur end tables, adding a whimsical, social vibe.
Bed and Bath
The rooms are just as luxurious as the public areas, with thick velvet drapes, dark furniture and marble bathrooms large enough to be extra bedrooms. Punchy touches like deer-head silhouette pillows and textured wallpaper speak to the hotel’s push for modernity, while the C.O. Bigelow bathroom amenities remind guests of the Grand’s centurylong standing as one of Minneapolis’s finest hotels.
Executive chef Kris Koch highlights the best of Minnesota at the SIX15 Room, procuring everything locally, from the walleye for his savory fish tacos to wild rice to turkey. The upstairs Rare Steak and Sushi features a larger menu of mostly Asian-inspired dishes, including 21 sushi rolls and a wide array of beef options, from a cheddar-filled burger to filet mignon. Rare’s happy hour is one of the best in downtown Minneapolis ($5 appetizers and sushi rolls; $3 wine, rails and beers), but the SIX15 Room lounge is the place to go for a killer cocktail; the list of signature and classic concoctions reads like a sexy novel. Spa services cover all the basics, including haircuts.
In the Area
Minneapolis is a city of arts, nature, and adventurous dining — sometimes all in one place, as at the Walker Art Center. Its (free) outdoor sculpture garden is home to the iconic Spoonbridge and Cherry. Admission to the center itself is free on Thursday evenings, which is also the night the restaurant, Gather, is open for dinner. James Beard Award–winning chef Tim McKee’s ultra-chic fine dining restaurant La Belle Vie is just down the road. See a show at the internationally renowned Guthrie Theater, where Rainn Wilson and David Hyde Pierce got their stage legs. During intermission, step outside onto the Endless Bridge for an incredible view of the Mississippi River. Head to Marvel Bar for one of Pip Hanson’s handcrafted cocktails, complete with hand-chipped ice.
How to Get There
My husband and I flew to Minneapolis to visit my mother who is very ill and frail. When the hotel management learned that we were seeking a quiet place to visit with her they immediately gave us a complimentary upgrade to a lovely large suite with a separate living/dining room. It was the perfect place for our visit. My mom was able to come twice and tolerated a far longer visit than we ever expected. I attribute that to the comfortable surroundings we were able to offer her. I wanted to extend our sincere and heartfelt thanks for your kindness to us. Your hotel is lovely. Because of the nature of this visit we didn’t get to explore all the amenities. The gym looked amazing! We did have an excellent experience with room service. After a very emotional day we were able to enjoy a lovely dinner in our suite while watching some college football. I wouldn’t stay anywhere else in Minneapolis in the future and I would encourage others to stay. You won’t be disappointed!
This is the third time we've visited Minneapolis, and the third time we've stayed at the Grand! We love it here - fabulous location, super close to US Bank Stadium - and the staff is top notch. We received an upgrade and the room was fannnntastic! Corner room with amazing views. I love that they have all toiletries (shampoo, conditioner, shower gel, lotion) in full size bottles so you won't run out AND you don't have to worry about packing that stuff (especially if you're doing carry-on!) We love the Grand and will be back. Tasty restaurants nearby include the Hen House for breakfast (try the hen's potatoes if you like sweet potatoes!) and Zelo is a fabulous Italian spot for dinner. The Local is a good place for drinks :) Enjoy!
Went for a business trip and had a wonderful experience.
Room was on 14th floor. Great views of skyline. Room was very clean, comfortable and spacious. Bed was ultra comfortable. Bathroom, spacious and up to date. Bathtub had a tv.
Attached fitness center was outstanding! 60k sq feet of workout equipment. Lockers, sauna, and lap swimming pool part of amenities.
Hotel also offers free bikes to guests. Loved the opportunity to pick up bike in lobby and go for a ride.
Very friendly front desk. Comfortable lobby area. Fast elevator service.
Hotel is a bit pricey, but offers everything. Loved my stay! Also near the light rail.
We stayed for 2 nights whilst visiting the city. We arrived on the Amtrak which was great. It was a good hotel with a great downtown location for visiting the city and in walking distance of lots of great restaurants. The rooms were huge including the bathrooms, however very dark as windows were small and the TV was blocking the window. Overall recommend this place for a good downtown easy stay.
I stayed at the Kimpton in December for work and loved every minute of it! The hotel itself is in the skywalk so it makes it really accessible without the risk of freezing. It’s very well decorated, with a comfortable king sized bed and a nice soaking tub.
The room service offerings weren’t the greatest however it was 1AM so that is to be expected.