Very Good 1881 Reviews
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What We Love

  • In-room amenities like 42-inch plasma TVs and digital movie and music libraries
  • You can choose between two on-site restaurants: Bradstreet Craftshouse and the wine-focused Cosmos
  • Round-the-clock concierge and room service

What To Know

  • Up to two dogs 25 pounds and under are allowed for $100
  • Valet parking is $28 per night
  • Daily in-room WiFi use is available for $12.95


  •  Babysitting
  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap-accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pet-friendly
  •  Restaurant
  •  Room Service
  •  Spa
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Arty minimalist glamazon for techies, oenophiles and cocktail lovers

The Lowdown

Unerringly chic, the art-filled interiors of this downtown Minneapolis hotel come courtesy of cult favorite design firm Yabu Pushelberg. Enter through a soaring lobby of coppery walls and striated marble floors lit by glowing lantern-like sculptures grounded in metal cubes. The 225 guestrooms come correct with high-tech mod-cons like 42-inch plasma TVs and state-of-the-art entertainment systems. The on-site restaurant, Cosmos, features a 5,000-bottle wine cellar and classic American dishes like chicken and dumplings. And with 24-hour room service, it’s possible to order a pork belly sandwich as late as 2 a.m. Night owls will enjoy the Prohibition-era libations at Bradstreet Craftshouse, and entertainment seekers just need to stroll across the skywalk for arena concerts and Lynx games at the Target Center.

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.

How to Get There

Loews Minneapolis Hotel
601 1st Ave N
Minneapolis, MN 55403 United States


4.5 Very Good 1881 Reviews
Check your credit card statement after staying here!!
Reviewed 3 days ago

We had a great trip. We were able to get a great room with the help of the reservation people. They got us a good deal. The spa was excellent. Cosmos was fine—nothing super special, but it was ok. We got home and realized we were billed for the room twice. A few days later, we found out that we were charged twice for everything in the mini bar!!

I’m not sure that we will go back to the hotel because of the billing problems. We shouldn’t have to watch our credit card and then make 2 phone calls because of billing errors. There are so many options for hotels in Minneapolis, and these double charges really left a bad taste in our mouth.

Extremely Disappointed
Reviewed 7 days ago

The hotel is rated a 4.5. I don't know how it was rated. Yes the staff was perfect. The check-in went fine. We were given the room keys, could hardly wait to get to the 18th floor and a beautiful view of the City, which I had requested, open the door to the room OMG what a huge dissapointment.
A very small room with a view of only the Target Center. The city was the other side. I had even paid for an upgrade.
I called the front desk. They changed us to a room on the 14th floor. They brought us a key. We opened the door. Even a smaller room. Corner view. Whopper. An extra 3 foot of window. We will never stay again. It was a bucket list hotel, very very disappointing.

Great location. Great stay!
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were in town for a Timberwolves game, and this hotel was a best option for closeness! It is a beautiful hotel with comfortable beds and GREAT shower heads! Multiple shower heads!! The only complaint.....when we went to get our car from valet, they had the wrong keys in the wrong bag. That was a bit of a freak out moment. Fortunately, they were able to resolve that, but had I not noticed that the key faub wasn't ours, I don't know how that would have been resolved.

Prepare to be nickel and dimed
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

$9 for bottle of water in room (no complimentary bottles available)
$8 for a single glass of juice at breakfast
$9 for a single grapefruit (granted it was caramelized with a torch)


Room and location was fine. Service in line with the hotel star rating.

Nice room, great location
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed for a weekend getaway. This is right across from Target center. Easy walking distance to most of the downtown venues. We had a king room on an upper level. Was nice sized, and a decent view. Restaurant (Cosmos) was booked for a private event when we were there. So didn't get to have dinner there.