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W Minneapolis - The Foshay
Ranked #11 of 49 Hotels in Minneapolis
Certificate of Excellence
Chicago, Illinois
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Great Stay”
Reviewed 1 July 2014

I travel for work a lot and my stay at the W Minneapolis was awesome.

I needed copies very late, around 2:30am and everything I needed was met.

W Hotels are always cool, the design was awesome, the people are great and the location couldn't be beat.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled on business
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ComplexHotelMGMT, Guest Relations Manager at W Minneapolis - The Foshay, responded to this review, 3 July 2014
Hello ChicagoanGeek,
It was a pleasure to have you as our guest at W Minneapolis-The Foshay! Thank you for the compliments regarding our guest service; we are happy to accommodate any guest requests the Whatever/Whenever way! We look forward to welcoming you back again, for business or pleasure!
Thank you,
Matthew Hawkins
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Reviewed 29 June 2014

I cancelled a reservation at a nearby hotel to stay at this W property also called the Foshay in honor of the old Art Deco building in which the hotel was created. The hotel has no curb or drive up appeal - the main entrance basically opens onto Marquette Street with a non descript double glass doors - you would walk right but it except for the doormen hanging around the entrance. When you walk in, it is a long trek to the back of the building and the main check in desk You have to walk past the bars/restaurant and the perpetually empty Concierge desk (in 6 days there i NEVER saw a Concierge actually at the desk). Check in process was fine - the brightly colored reception area was cool. The elevators are somewhat of a pain - being an old building, it seemed that every day, at least one of the three elevators was out of order, making it a bit of a wait sometimes for an elevator when you were in a rush. i was "upgraded" on my room as an elite level member. I am guessing the upgrade was a higher floor as the room itself was very small. The Foshay is essentially a tall tower with about 6-8 rooms per floor. The room was small, and the bathroom was even smaller. Neither of these facts impressed me - in fact, i was almost in disbelief. The air conditioning barely kept up with the humid heat on a couple of the days I was there. The bedside lamp shade (glass) was cracked. There were barely any electrical outlets in the room that you could get to without moving heavy furniture (what happened to easy access plugs built into the desks?? not good for business travelers). The wifi was included in my rate and free for elites - it was ok in terms of speed. Maid service was inconsistent at best - which tells me there is also a problem with quality control from management if there are deficiencies overlooked by the managers (e.g., some days the bathmat was there, others it was not; some days there were enough towels for two people, some days there were not; some days the toiletries were properly replaced for two people, sometimes they were not. The shower door did not fully close, causing water to get onto the main bathroom floor. only one person could be in the bathroom at one time - it really was too small and unlike any other W i have been to before. EVERY time we called the "Whatever Whenever" number at the W, the person answering did not know the answers to our seemingly basic questions about the local area etc. Disappointing. And the absent Concierge didn't provide us any options other than googling on our own. The refrigerator might as well have been off because it didnt keep anything cold - more like just slightly cooler than room temp. The towels were fluffy and absorbent. There was an in room safe large enough for laptops. The bed was comfortable. But all in all, i did not find this particular W of the same stature as other W hotels. I probably would not stay at this one again.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled on business
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ComplexHotelMGMT, Guest Relations Manager at W Minneapolis - The Foshay, responded to this review, 3 July 2014
Hello ccgworldtraveler,
Thank you for taking the time to communicate your experience at W Minneapolis-The Foshay. W Hotel exteriors, guest rooms and public space vary in size, shape and theme throughout the hotels as a brand. More specifically the W Minneapolis interior design has an art deco, roaring 20’s, speakeasy flare which has provided passionate responses from our guests. I would like to apologize that the decorations were not to your expectations. My personal apologies the concierge service and conditions of your guestroom were also a disappointment. Please see my private message regarding your stay, as I would like to find out reservation details including your date of stay and room number so I can ensure all issues are addressed immediately. I am sorry for these shortcomings, and express regret that you left experiencing anything less that the high level of service we are capable of providing. As well, it is our hope to learn from our mistakes and take the appropriate steps to assure that we improve our service.
Thank you,
Matthew Hawkins
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Dougherty, Iowa
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Reviewed 25 June 2014

We love to stay in old hotels that are reinvated this one has a great twist. Love to go to the top for a great look at the city lights. Hotel staff is very friendly and helpful. We also ate at the Manny, restaurant was a great place for a steak dinner.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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ComplexHotelMGMT, Guest Relations Manager at W Minneapolis - The Foshay, responded to this review, 3 July 2014
Greetings, IIs104,
Thank you for visiting the iconic Foshay Tower and staying at W Minneapolis! I am so happy you enjoyed your time basking in the history of the 1929 built Foshay Tower, amid a contemporary scene and art deco splendor. Our doors are always open, stop back soon for another fabulous meal at Manny’s Steakhouse or a visit to the 30th floor Observation Deck and Museum!
Cheers!
Matthew Hawkins
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Reviewed 24 June 2014

I hope that I can say better things after my stay this weekend. I am still excited to stay at the W as it looks like a gorgeous hotel.

I requested in advance that my room be ready 2 hours early. My reasoning for this is I am getting married very near to the hotel at 4pm (check in is at 3pm) and wanted to be able to get prepared in the room prior to the ceremony. Unfortunately I cannot book the room for the evening before but thought an early check in would be a simple request. I was told they could not guarantee my room would be ready. If I wanted that guarantee I needed to book the night before as well. The email exchanges between myself and the staff have been pleasant, but not accommodating. I understand they need time to get the rooms ready for new guests, but being I asked well in advance and check out time is noon, I thought a 1pm check in was with in reason. We also plan to dine at Manny's with a few friends post ceremony and have a larger group of friends to Prohibition for drinks following dinner to celebrate our union. I'm almost tempted to change our plans based on the service I've received so far.

I expected more from a high quality hotel. Today I received an email confirming my reservation and it clearly states: "You’re almost here - get ready for an amazing stay. If you need anything, just ask. Whatever you want, whenever you want it. We'll take care of it. No problem."

That message is kind of confusing considering I have asked for something and it seems to be a problem. I will say, they said I could call the morning of and see if the room is ready. I intend to do so, but it would have been really nice to just have that confirmation ahead of time. One less thing to be concerned with on the big day.

I hope my mind can be changed post stay, but being we are celebrating the most special day of our lives together with the W I was hoping for a little more service.

Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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ComplexHotelMGMT, Guest Relations Manager at W Minneapolis - The Foshay, responded to this review, 3 July 2014
Hello Shannon S,
Thank you for taking the time to review your experience prior to your stay at W Minneapolis-The Foshay. We are committed to providing Whatever/Whenever service, and look forward to doing just that when you arrive in house for your special day. I will be sure to share your feedback with the appropriate departmental managers so we can ensure your experience is most memorable. Thank you for choosing W Minneapolis for your wedding day, we look forward to your celebration!
Best Wishes,
Matthew Hawkins
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 22 June 2014 via mobile

We recently spent one night at the W hotel before hockey camp up north. I had 2 kids with me under the age of 10. They loved the hotel. We had a corner suite on the 28th floor which I recommend for families. The views were amazing. Neat experience to visit the museum and observation deck up on the top. The hotel was kid enough to bring special treats for the kids- cupcakes and mini Oreos and gummy bears. Would defines tell stay there again. Concierge was also terrific is recommendations a great restaurant that was fun for kids and mom.

Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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ComplexHotelMGMT, Guest Relations Manager at W Minneapolis - The Foshay, responded to this review, 3 July 2014
Hello Leigh H,
Thank you for choosing W Minneapolis-The Foshay for your visit to the Twin Cities! It was a pleasure to have your family stay with us in a luxurious 28th floor Fantastic Suite, decked out with custom designed furniture throughout the guest bedroom, expansive living room and dining room areas. Our entire team is here for Whatever/Whenever, and we were most happy to provide a sweet simple something for your kids as well! Happy Summer!
Best Wishes,
Matthew Hawkins
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Level 4 Contributor
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Reviewed 19 June 2014

My wife and I took advantage of a GroupOn for this hotel just before Valentine's Day 2014. The lobby almost feels like a night club (probably because it shares space with one), but in a good way. The rooms in this historic downtown Mpls building were recently renovated which was nice, but a few spots in our room obviously didn't get the finishing touches in regards to painting. Overall though, very good experience.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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ComplexHotelMGMT, Guest Relations Manager at W Minneapolis - The Foshay, responded to this review, 3 July 2014
Hello Rob W,
Thank you for visiting W Minneapolis-The Foshay; a historic hotel located in the heart of downtown! I am happy to hear you enjoyed your visit, however, am sorry to hear the paint conditions in your guestroom fell short of expectations. Please see my direct message in regards to remedying this matter. Thank you again for your feedback, and I look forward to your response.
Best Wishes,
Matthew Hawkins
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Reviewed 18 June 2014

My wife and I stayed one Saturday night to celebrate my birthday! The lobby is ultra-modern and fun with cool fluorescent lighting. The location is great, we walked to eat out that night. Upon returning the first floor was very lively. We were afraid we would hear the music from our room on the 3rd floor, but the good news is we couldn't hear the music or bass or anything. Our room was comfortable and Quiet, except we could hear other doors closing in the nearby rooms. Definitely not a room for families. We would stay there again without the kids.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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ComplexHotelMGMT, Guest Relations Manager at W Minneapolis - The Foshay, responded to this review, 3 July 2014
Hello Lakesfam,
Thank you for celebrating at W Minneapolis- and a very Happy Birthday to you! Glad you enjoyed the Roaring Twenties Meet Modern Cool design of the historic Foshay Tower, and found the accessible location fitting for your needs. We look forward to welcoming you back soon!
Sip.Bask.Celebrate.
Matthew Hawkins
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Property: W Minneapolis - The Foshay
Address: 821 Marquette Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55402-2929
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Region: United States > Minnesota > Minneapolis > Downtown
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Luxury Hotel in Minneapolis
#7 Romantic Hotel in Minneapolis
#11 Business Hotel in Minneapolis
#14 Family Hotel in Minneapolis
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4.5 star — W Minneapolis - The Foshay 4.5*
Number of rooms: 229
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