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Reviewed 28 July 2014

Stayed here on a business trip. Loved the location and the accommodations. My room was quite large, with 2 big windows and faced the river. Loved the shutters on the windows as opposed to the typical hotel curtains. My room had 2 nice wing chairs and a desk. The bathroom was a little small, but fit with the charming atmosphere. Courteous staff.

Would definitely stay here again.

Room tip: ask for a view of the water
Date of stay: June 2014
  • Trip type: Travelled on business
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1  Thank LoneStarTravelGirl
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Reviewed 25 July 2014

My wife and I stayed here on a Saturday night. We are natives of the Twin Cities and came downtown for a night out and away from the kids.

Nicollet Island Inn is an European-style Boutique Inn. There are things about it that will disappoint those who are looking for a Hampton Inn or Marriott experience. The linens are light. The bath towels are small. The bathroom is cramped and the fixtures do not exude luxury. The room we stayed in had a full size bed rather than a queen or king. The room was small. But it still got a "very good" rating. Why?

Because it does what it is trying to do well. It recognizes and embraces the fact that it is historical. Rather than being out on an island, you are really in the middle of it all. You can walk or ride a bike to downtown Minneapolis, stroll along the river front, sip a beverage on their patio, walk up to North East Minneapolis and bar hop. Then, come back to the hotel, take a shower and relax.

This hotel would be quite ideal, I think, for couples, for girls weekends, for solo travels and for business travelers who want to be close to but at the same time a little bit away from the urban core. There is a great restaurant on site, but it is also close to a number of popular places to go get a drink or some of the best meals in Minneapolis. Well done.

Date of stay: July 2014
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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2  Thank stimpsjd
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Reviewed 23 July 2014

While it cannot be disputed that the location of the Nicollet Island Inn is exceptional, the hotel itself is lackluster. Small rooms, worn furnishings and an unimpressive restaurant are just a few of the unfortunate aspects of this hotel. There are few options in this particular location, however one would be better served staying in the less expensive, but far more impressive offerings "across the river." As a Minneapolis native, I expected more from this hotel than tiny rooms with sparse uninteresting furnishings, and only subpar views.

Date of stay: July 2014
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
1  Thank Amandammeyer
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Reviewed 22 July 2014

I stayed here on a recent business trip. The hotel is beautiful inside and out. The restoration of this historic landmark is incredible. Staff were courteous and very helpful. The room had a great view of the Mississippi River and the historic district. I loved being handed a real room key and having the ability to open my windows to let in fresh air. I was surprised by how quiet the area around the hotel was, it was hard to believe I was in the downtown Minneapolis. The restaurant has breakfast choices that taste great and are healthy for you!

Date of stay: July 2014
  • Trip type: Travelled on business
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Thank Laurie B
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Reviewed 28 June 2014

Fantastic family run boutique hotel, Staff are extremely professional but not above themselves, we had a great laugh with them. The quality of the restaurant and bar are superb and the surroundings are real olde worldy. Room was very clean and charming and the bed even had a firmness control. Will definately book here again if we are the area.

Date of stay: June 2014
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Terry1961
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