Loews Minneapolis Hotel
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
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
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
We stayed here on November 9 to celebrate our 35 year wedding anniversary. We had concert tickets at the Target center. After traveling to the hotel we were expecting to be able to check in at 4:00 to rest and freshen up before the concert. No such luck. They had computer issues and we did not get a text until 6:00 saying we could check in. By that time we were at the concert. What a huge inconvenience and disappointment. They did take $75 off of our bill, but that really did not make up for not having a room available when we arrived. I depend on a hotel to be my home away from home, and this one did not measure up.
Whether you are in Minneapolis for an event at the Target Center or a show, this is the place to stay. Lovely rooms, valet parking, on the skyway and an easy walk to the Theatre district and many restaurants..
This is the place to stay if you have appointments for sports medicine at Mayo Clinic in Minneapolis. The Loews Hotel lobby is literally steps away from the elevator that leads directly up to your appointment.
The hotel is modern and newly updated with comfortable beds, walk-in showers, and great city views.
We loved how the hotel had its own driveway entrance and how quickly we were approached by staff to assist with our bags and car. We never had to wait for anything. Even check-in was a breeze.
The staff at this hotel were some of the best we have ever seen. Everyone loved them from professional athletes giving staff high-fives to non-hotel guests asking for directions. It was truly uplifting to see such positive and energetic staff.
There isn't a five star hotel in Minneapolis, but Loews Hotel is as close as it gets.