The Westin Minneapolis
What We Love
- The fully equipped fitness area with state-of-the art machines and an indoor heated pool
- Room service is offered around the clock
- Views of downtown Minneapolis from your room’s private balcony
What To Know
- Pets are welcome for a $100 fee
- Valet parking is an extra $34 per day
- Although room service is offered 24-7, the menu is a bit limited
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
Housed in the landmark 1941 Farmers & Mechanics Bank building, this 214-room hotel knows how to make an entrance with 34-foot vaulted ceilings, a grand marble staircase and carved wooden emblems. Contemporary rooms feature seating areas with chaise lounges and 32-inch LCD TVs, and airy balconies offer city views. The Bank restaurant serves comfort fare like rotisserie chicken with Tuscan kale and creamed corn alongside sinful shared plates like fried cheese curds with sriracha bacon dip. Parents can drop off the tots at the Kids Club before grabbing a drink at the lobby lounge’s mammoth-size oval bar, and city slickers will dig the seven-mile skywalk (a handy amenity during Minnesota’s blistering winters) connecting the hotel to downtown’s top shopping and entertainment venues.
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 such classics as Pride and Prejudice. Stroll through the 11-acre Sculpture Garden, where hundreds of candlelit mason jars illuminate more than 40 original works like the 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 with 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.
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We had a great one night stay. Our room was super quiet, clean, spacious, and we'll maintained. The building, particularly the lobby has a lot of character and architectural detail. They don't build banks like this any more. Staff were great, including at the restaurant. We went for late evening snack and the spicy sriracha wings were as hot as they come. We would stay again.
A beautiful lobby greets you as you walk into this exquisite hotel. With a bar and plenty of place to sit you can relax in the lobby before being greeted with excellent service from the front desk. I did get a low room without a view but the bed and room were very comfortable and clean. The gym is adequate and I make check out the pool and hot tub in a little bit. Overall great hotel and I’ll be back. Oh yeah great location too located in the heart of MSP
I walked into the hotel for the first time and was greeted so warmly and treated like a respected friend. I loved the bed and bedding. The rain shower was a delightful bonus. They also have a Starbucks which makes every day even better!