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Kimpton Grand Hotel Minneapolis
Ranked #3 of 52 Hotels in Minneapolis
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 25 October 2013

Rooms are very large and very comfortable. Bathrooms are the best! Very large, very good lighting. Rooms are well spaced so you don't hear any noise from hallway or nearby rooms.

Bell service isn't consistent so if no one is there, you have to lug your own suitcase up a few stairs to get to the hotel lobby. Charging restaurant to your room can be a bit of an issue as there is some connectivity limitation between the two. Other than that, staff is very accommodating and professional.

Room Tip: You really can't go wrong. All rooms are great. Hotel is surrounded by tall buildings so don...
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  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled on business
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Hayden L, General Manager at Kimpton Grand Hotel Minneapolis, responded to this reviewResponded 28 October 2013

Dear TA_3163: Thanks so much for taking the time to write this note. I agree, we do have the best bathrooms! They are large and luxurious! I'm so pleased that you found the room quiet, as that is sometimes difficult to find in downtown hotels. If you are super sensitive to noise, our atrium king rooms and suites will suit you well. I appreciate the feedback about the arrival experience and assure you that we are making some exciting changes to enhance it. Thanks again for taking the time to share your experience. I hope you'll be back!

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Reviewed 25 October 2013

Stayed here for a couple of nights for work. Good downtown location and very nice older rooms. My room was VERY spacious and included a separate sitting room and TV. The sleep quality was very good. I know it is probably cost effective and environmentally conscious, but I do not like using liquid soaps and shampoos for a large multi-use bottle -- I guess I like the little soaps :-)

The housekeeping was very nice and the rooms were immaculate. They have a nice wine tasting hour from 5-6pm (free wine = cheap wine) and free coffee in the lobby in the morning. The small bar off the lobby is comfortable and serves some good beer and the staff were great. Agreed about the doormen -- more there to open the door than to carry your luggage.

I would stay here again if the price were right. Otherwise, I might try some where else if I got a better deal.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled on business
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Hayden L, General Manager at Kimpton Grand Hotel Minneapolis, responded to this reviewResponded 28 October 2013

Dear sirtravel: I appreciate your comments. I'm so pleased that you found the location of the hotel convenient and the room spacious and comfortable. Oh, and a good nights sleep is important too! The amenity dispensers are indeed one of our efforts to be green. They significantly cut down on waste. I understand it's a matter of preference though. We do have other options upon request. Thank you for mentioning the friendliness of our housekeeping team and our spotless rooms! We actually have some of the highest cleanliness scores in the company. Our team takes so much pride in their work. Thanks again and we'd love to have you as our guest again next time you're in town!

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Reviewed 23 October 2013

Although the property was nicely done, multiple steps into the lobby make it a bit of a challenge with luggage. The doormen were too involved with a young woman to assist. We scanned the lobby to find that the front desk was oddly placed - right rear of the room. There was so much elevation behind the reception desk that the taller employees loom over you during check in.
All toiletries were in dispensers - quite different than the other Kimpton properties we've visited. Our room did have a very lovely bathroom, but the room was located at the very end of the hall -facing the long corridor -everyone saw the entire bed when the door opened. Our window looked out on a wall.
We are both Kimpton InTouch members and usually receive a warmer welcome and a nicer room.

Room Tip: Walls on 3 sides - as for a room facing the street
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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled on business
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Hayden L, General Manager at Kimpton Grand Hotel Minneapolis, responded to this reviewResponded 28 October 2013

Dear Wolftrap: Thank you for staying with us and taking the time to share your experience! While our lobby has very tall ceilings and feels spacious, there were not many options as to the placement of the front desk when we renovated the hotel. The designers added cozy living room seating by the fireplace, which is where the front desk used to be located. In our continued effort to be eco-friendly, we installed the soap, lotion, shampoo and conditioner dispensers in each bathroom. We use the luxurious C.O. Bigelow product line. The decrease in waste from the small plastic bottles is significant. Please note that we are always happy to move you to a different room in the event that you are unhappy with the layout or location of a room. Just contact the front desk and we will do everything possible to make your stay comfortable and enjoyable! Thanks for the comments!

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Reviewed 11 October 2013

Unfortunately I was only able to stay here one night. Room 1013 was dreamy, too bad I wasn't able to enjoy it longer. Three TVs, a gorgeous bed, nice layout, great decor. Very tastefully decorated, loved the colors. The bathroom was large enough to hold a party.
Service is top-notch. Everyone encountered was just too nice. Professional. Helpful.
The complimentary wine hour is always enjoyed. This hotel had a large lobby but limited seating compared to other Kimpton hotels.
Had a meeting and the room was perfect, the cookies served were award-worthy.
The gentleman at the lobby bar was super nice and very proud that he was serving local craft brews. That's a great touch.

The only cons are: steps at the front door and nobody to help with luggage and the on-site restaurant, Rare, for breakfast was blah. Service was non-existent, very slow, egg white omelette was really greasy. Prices were fair.

Room Tip: Upgrade, the room is awesome.
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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled on business
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Hayden L, General Manager at Kimpton Grand Hotel Minneapolis, responded to this reviewResponded 22 October 2013

Dear Terriv: Thank you for taking the time to write about us. I wish you could have stayed longer too! I agree, room 1013 is dreamy! It's one of my favorites. Thank you for commenting on the decor. The design team we hired when we completely renovated did a phenomenal job! We are so proud of our beautiful little hotel. I love that you had a chance to visit the Six15 Room and meet one of our talented bartenders. They are so friendly, and love recommending local craft brews and mixing up craft cocktails. I'm disappointed to read about your breakfast experience and I've shared your comments with the owner and operator of Rare. Thanks again for sharing your experience. See you next time your in Minneapolis!

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Reviewed 6 October 2013

This hotel is very centrally located, and rooms are well appointed. Beds are comfortable, rooms are spacious and very clean. We stayed for four nights, and we were able to enjoy live music and a complimentary glass of wine before dinner in the lobby each evening.

The hotel staff were friendly and helpful, and greeted us whenever we entered the lobby.

Valet parking is reasonably priced, but there is more economical parking in the parking garage across the street. Loading and unloading is a bit awkward, since the area in front of the hotel is a bus lane with no stopping allowed. Instead, the valet parking and guest loading area is around the corner, but once you get to the hotel entrance, you will have to drive around the block to get to it.

There are stairs from the lobby to access the pedestrian mall that connects various buildings in the downtown, with access to lots of great shopping. The weather was fine when we were there, but in winter, this series of bridges and passageways would allow you to wander the downtown without worrying about inclement weather.

The restaurant in the hotel has an excellent varied dinner menu including some excellent sushi choices, and there are lots of other options within easy walking distance from the hotel.

We would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled with friends
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Hayden L, General Manager at Kimpton Grand Hotel Minneapolis, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2013

Dear HarlanRegina_Ca...: Thank you for this fantastic review! I'm pleased that you found the room comfy, clean and spacious. Thanks for praising our staff. They are so attentive and friendly and jump at the opportunity to help. Just to clarify about valet, we do actually have a zone directly in front of the hotel for loading and unloading. We just ask that you check in with our valet attendants at the corner of 2nd and 7th first. If the zone in front of the hotel is clear, they will instruct you to pull around the corner to unload. There are less expensive self-parking options in the area, but they don't extend the in and out privledges like our valet. In addition, we have some super friendly valet attendants that are always willing to help and give recommendations of what to do while your visiting our lovely city. Thanks again for this excellent review!

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Reviewed 3 October 2013

We booked our first two nights of a two week trip at this lovely hotel at a great rate, then joined the Kimpton rewards program. First they upgraded us to a larger room, then we enjoyed a glass of wine in the lobby and headed out to dinner. There are lots of restaurant choices within walking distance and we were given very good directions.

The room was quite spacious, with a very comfortable bed. Everything was spotlessly clean and the room was very quiet. We will definitely stay there again when we return to Minneapolis.

Room Tip: We were on the fourth floor and it was very quiet. We had a view of an office building, but that was...
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  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Hayden L, General Manager at Kimpton Grand Hotel Minneapolis, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2013

Dear LittleSpeckledTrout: I'm thrilled that you enjoyed your time with us! Thanks for joining the Kimpton In Touch loyalty program. If you haven't yet, be sure to indicate your preferences in your profile. It will help us to personalize your future stays at all Kimpton hotels. I'm glad that you were able to enjoy the Minneapolis restaurant scene! We have some amazing restaurants within walking distance. I know how important a good night's sleep is when you're traveling, so it's wonderful that the room was quiet and the bed was comfy! A quiet hotel room and comfy bed can be hard to find. Thanks so much for this fantastic review!

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Reviewed 29 September 2013

This hotel is amazing! Absolutely perfect for anyone looking to stay at a location that is in the heart of downtown! The rooms were clean, spacious and very well decorated. The beds were very comfortable. The staff has excellent customer service!! (Kudos to the management team for training and maintaining a top of the line staff). We were in town for a girls bachelorette weekend and we couldn't have asked for a better experience!! I HIGHLY Recommend this hotel!!

  • Stayed: September 2013
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Hayden L, General Manager at Kimpton Grand Hotel Minneapolis, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2013

Dear Jacklyn A: Thank YOU for this absolutely wonderful review! You covered it all. I appreciate the mention of our prime location, clean, comfy, spacious and stylish rooms, and of course the fantastic staff representing the hotel! We are so fortunate to have an ownership group that enables us to keep the hotel in top notch shape and embraces the Kimpton culture of hiring the most genuine people! I'm so glad that the bachelorette weekend was a success. Congrats to the wedding couple! I trust we'll see you next time you need a place to stay in Minnie!

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Address: 615 2nd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55402-1902
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Region: United States > Minnesota > Minneapolis > Downtown
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in Minneapolis
#1 Spa Hotel in Minneapolis
#1 Romantic Hotel in Minneapolis
#2 Luxury Hotel in Minneapolis
#4 Business Hotel in Minneapolis
#16 Family Hotel in Minneapolis
Price Range: £78 - £247 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Kimpton Grand Hotel Minneapolis 4.5*
Number of rooms: 140
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Midwestern hospitality and elegant sophistication meld in our downtown Minneapolis boutique hotel. Anchored in a classic architectural context, our historic spaces have been enhanced with moody, cosmopolitan design elements and thoughtful amenities that elevate every experience. In the heart of downtown—and surrounded by the city’s top entertainment, retail and culinary finds—guests discover grand-scale guestrooms marked by masculine luxury and indulgent comfort. Added perks include access to a 60,000-square-foot athletic club, our intimate bar and lounge and the Minneapolis Skyway System, which puts the entire magnificent city at your fingertips. ... more   less 
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