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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
The place is under construction, so the pictures that you see are false advertisement. Parking is at another hotel across the street for 41 dollars a night. No microwave in your room or even a coffee maker. You have to go downstairs to get coffee only in the morning. The continental breakfast is a joke and not a real breakfast. The fruit and salmon was dry, not enough plates or bowls for 16.95. We went and stayed at another hotel close to the airport and mall which was way cheaper and had every amenity you can imagine. Hands down, dont even bother until they upgrade everything. Oh and I left out you have to call for ice in your room.
I’d be embarrassed to charge the prices they do for what you receive. There was a certain amount of expectation I had for the Hyatt name, no more. I will try to avoid all Hyatt hotels in future.
Bottle of water in room is $7. WiFi is $13 a day. Coffee is in lobby only and only in the morning. Only most basic amenities are met in bathroom (soap, shampoo, body lotion, conditioner). Shower was messed up - on and off are switched and so are the hot and cold. The faucet in shower leaked. The entire place feels musty and in bad need of updates. Staff insisted on emailing me my receipt upon checkout, which I never received. However I get plenty of Hyatt spam now. Very disappointed
We had four nights at the hotel (twin room) and had a great time. All the staff, and especially those in the restaurant / bar, were extremely friendly and helpful. They all made time for conversation, making us feel extremely welcome.
The bedroom was generously sized and well fitted out. Communal areas also very good.
The location is also excellent - easy access to the metro and from there the rest of the twin cities.