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
We came to Minneapolis to celebrate. We didn’t make any reservations because we figured we would wing it and find a Marriott in the area we would like to be in because there are so many properties to chose from. Little did we know a convention took over the city! We came to the LeMeriden with my app in hand ready to book. As I’m standing there my rooms kept being swept off the app by people online. I was like OMG! I want to stay HERE and all the rooms are being taken!! Well Mariah at the front desk -seeing what was happening was able swoop in and get us a room! Yay!! She is the BOMB. She not only got us into this hotel but directed us to all the fun things to do in the city plus other things. Mariah is a gem-we see great things in her future in the hotel business- no doubt. Also Thank you to Steve at the front desk for your kindness! We went into the hotel restaurant, Mercy for drinks and apps. Lucky to be here for the happy hour! The restaurant manager- greeted us with champagne which was awesome. We were taken care of by Dion who was bartending. Wow is he fun! Creating fun cocktails for us and recommending food. Let me tell you- the crab cake?? OMG BEST EVER!!! I’ve eaten crab cakes everywhere- this one is my top best. Let Dion make you a creation. You won’t be sorry! This place in a great location in the city. You can walk everywhere. Rooms are nice and clean. We recommend staying and/or eating here.
We stayed at the Le Meridien on June 30th. It was wonderful. Small, quaint hotel with a convenient location to everything downtown Minneapolis. This hotel is a 5 star. Impeccable in every way - cleanliness, style, value and comfort!
I highly recommend this hotel! We will return!!!!!
My wife and I recently stayed here for a weekend getaway and to see a show at the State Theater. First off the staff are extremely helpful and very nice. This is a nice boutique type hotel right in the middle of the theater district which is why we stayed here. The lobby is a bit plain and kind of felt a little institutional when we first walked in but other than that its seems to be a pretty nice property. Our room was kind of small but was very well appointed, besides we didn't plan on hanging out in the room much anyway. The bed was quite comfortable as well but they don't have ice machines. We called down to the front desk and they were nice enough to bring an ice buck up full of ice so it worked out great.
It's very convenient to several very good restaurants in the area and is across the street from the Orpheum Theater and just a block away from the State Theater. We didn't have the opportunity to eat at their restaurant on site "Mercy" but have heard good things about it. We used the valet service because I would have hated trying to get parked somewhere and then maneuver our way back to the hotel not being familiar with the area. Overall this is a pretty nice boutique hotel and is very convenient if you're taking in a show at the Orpheum or State Theater....would certainly come back.