Le Meridien Chambers, Minneapolis
What We Love
- Decorated with over 200 pieces of modern art from owner Ralph Burnet's private collection
- Located just a few blocks from the Twins stadium
- Bring the pooch: The hotel welcomes pets for a $100 deposit
- In-room massages and beauty treatments (no spa onsite, though)
What To Know
- WiFi is an additional $12.95 per day
- The hotel has partnered with Walker Art Center Minneapolis; guests can gain access to this premier contemporary art museum free of charge
- Rooms have a modern, minimalist look
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
With sleek furnishings and rotating art exhibitions, Le Méridien Chambers seems markedly more Manhattan than Minneapolis. But the friendly service, city views, and proximity to the Twins’ Target Stadium all remind you you’re right in the heart of the Mini Apple. The 60 room-hotel’s contemporary décor is complemented by equally modern amenities like iPod docking stations and laptops (upon request); WiFi will cost you extra, though. Chambers Rooftop restaurant serves up American fare for breakfast, lunch and dinner (or dine in thanks to 24-hour room service). Bonus for art fans: Le Méridien has partnered with Walker Art Center Minneapolis—guests can gain access to this premier contemporary art museum free of charge by showing their hotel key card.
In the Area
You’re just down the street from Target Field, which reason enough to enjoy a hot dog and a brewski over a Twins game. Or spend the afternoon with the greats — Rembrant, Delacroix, and Monet, to name a few — at the Minneapolis Institute of Art, home to a permanent collection of over 83,000 pieces. When hunger begins to strike, head over to neighborhood newbie, Butcher & the Boar, for a lobster grilled cheese and selection of craft bourbons and beer. And if you’re still feeling indulgent, locals swear by the tagliatelle with foie gras meatballs at 112 Eatery, run by James Beard-awarded Executive Chef, Isaac Becker. And while you’re here, there’s no getting around it: The Mall of America, is the 800-pound gorilla of Twin City attractions. It has an amusement park and countless stores, and it occupies nearly 100 acres (seven times the size of Yankee Stadium!). You just have to see it. About 40 million people do every year.
How to Get There
A group of friends and myself arrived at the Le Meridien Chambers on Friday afternoon. The front desk employees were very nice and helpful. The hotel is very well maintained. The hotel rooms were very nice and clean. The only negative I have to say is the valet was never outside, we always had to go and search for him. Overall, great stay and I would recommend.
This hotel goes beyond to make their guest feel well taken care of and special. When my daughter checked in, Sarai, at the front desk gave her a courtesy upgrade to a beautiful room. She did not want to come home. Thank you so much!
We stayed in the hotel from 16 and 17 March with Kesari group.
Look of the lobby is great.However, there is no AC in the lobby, corridors.I think the hotel is cost cutting on the essential needs.
Secondly, the room- bed sheet was torn, deposit box was broken, minibar not working, water only comes through shower and the tap is just there for show piece.
Now to talk on the good elements
Bilin from F&B service was always only the person of service excellence.
He was always smiling, keen towards our needs and hospitable
Lastly, food was excellent, with array of buffet option.
Hence, I suggest to use the hotel only for restaurant.
I've stayed at several Le Meridien and generally really like these hotels. This is the exception. Housekeeper left cleaning supplies including a sponge full of hair laying on the desk. She also left the sink in the bathroom full of dirty water. If you do stay here you can self park for about $15 per night instead of valet which is $40.
I also had people panhandle for cash while walking 1 block from the parking ramp to the hotel twice in 2 nights.
For the nightly rate here, you can do much better. Stay at the JW if you are a Bonvoy member looking for a Marriott or SPG property.
My partner and I had a phenomenal visit to Le Meridien Minneapolis this weekend. I’ve worked at Mandarin Oriental and expect the absolute best from properties of this caliber, and Le Meridien did not disappoint. The front desk staff was consistently cheerful, professional, and made a point to recognize us each time we passed by. Amanda and William were particularly charming and helpful during checkout. Check in at a late hour with Caitlyn was straightforward, got us to our room quickly, and made us feel very welcome. Joel and Stevie were also very accommodating and professional. Bravo for excellent staff choices! Employees have clearly made a point to never tell a guest “no,” and it showed throughout our stay.
Our room had very thoughtful design touches, including a rainfall shower with handsome subway tiles, heated floors, tons of lighting options throughout the room and bathroom, a big writing desk, a sound machine for deeper sleep, comfy couch, excellent bed, a window that opened, and a large mural above the bed that made the room feel larger. Malin and Goetz bath products and an Illy espresso machine with Illy products were great touches.
Housekeeping staff were also incredibly friendly and accommodating. We accidentally left our privacy hangar up all day and they were happy to come in for a full refresh after 4:00 p.m.
Breakfast at the in-house restaurant, Mercy, was very tasty, and service from Leila and her colleagues was great. The huevos rancheros were awesome!
The hotel gym is also well equipped for its size and impeccably clean. A Smeg fridge inside contained cold towels, which was a super nice touch. A charming sign in the gym displaying the calories I needed to burn for various items on Mercy’s menu certainly made me rethink my life choices!
The hotel has a decently sized gallery space and an atm on site. While some reviewers mentioned the area being loud, Le Meridien certainly does its best to help overcome this with very thick windows and a good sound machine. For comparison, the veritable college party atmosphere at the W in MSP, where lower quality rooms, loud parties, and an oddly dark environment are the norm, seems unjustifiably loud.
Well done, Le Meridian! We can’t wait to return.