The Westin Minneapolis

4 stars
88th South 6th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55402-1114
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.2
out of 5
240 reviews
Westin defined hospitality and comfort

My stay at the Minneapolis Westin location could not have been any better. The staff is truly first... See full review

  • Frecklekissed
  • Feb 23, 2014
Beautiful Place

Everything was wonderful Except for the partying in an adjoin room from 2-3:30 at night. The... See full review

  • Bestest Grandma
  • Feb 13, 2014
Once-historic bank becomes modern Minneapolis luxury

The downtown Westin Minneapolis is a faithful blend of historic significance and modern luxury. Transformed from the Farmers & Mechanics Bank, this Tony four-star hotel retains the original World War II era woodwork, marble staircase and vaulted lobby. Guest rooms are equipped with modern amenities like MP3 players, flat-screen TVs and Internet access (fees apply). Following adventure on the town, the end-of-day rewards here are plenty: an indoor pool cloaked in midnight blue, a dimly lit cocktail lounge and a savory dish or decadent treat at B.A.N.K.

Highlights

  • The penthouse patio boasts panoramic views of the city
  • Original bank vault converted into a wine cellar at B.A.N.K.
  • Partake in a true "no interruption" function in the hotel's vault-secured meeting room
  • Walking distance to Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis Convention Center, Metrodome, Target Center and Hennepin Theatre District

Rooms

All 214 guest rooms at The Westin Minneapolis offer superior comfort. Decorated in sandstone colors blended with creams, whites and bamboo, the atmosphere is refreshingly modern. Featuring the famed Westin Heavenly Bed, all beds are dressed in rich fabrics and include dreamy touches like an ultra-thick pillow top mattress, fluffy down comforter and lots of throw pillows. Rooms at the Westin come complete for business travelers with a spacious work desk, mesh swivel chair and chaise lounge. Request an upgrade for a city or courtyard views or a private balcony.

Features

The Westin Minneapolis keeps indoor and outdoor fitness buffs in mind. Warm up in the hotel's fitness center and heated indoor pool. Golfers are minutes from the Highland Golf Course and Stonebrooke Golf Club. Valet parking is also available for an added fee.

Dining

Located in the lobby, B.A.N.K. offers stylish American dining. The lively open atmosphere is great for people watching across the huge center-stage oval bar and large dining room. Those looking for a quiet escape can take to the more intimate B.A.N.K. lounge for small plates and cocktails.

Transportation

  • Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (12.8 mi/20.5 km)

Attractions

  • Target Center (0.7 mi/1.1 km)
  • Metrodome (0.8 mi/1.3 km)
  • Minneapolis Convention Center (0.8 mi/1.2 km)
  • Guthrie Theatre (1 mi/1.6 km)
  • Minnesota Opera (1.2 mi /1.9 km)
  • Minneapolis Institute of Arts (1.5 mi/2.4 km)
  • Walker Art Center (1.7 mi/2.7 km)
  • Downtown St. Paul (9 mi/14.5 km)
  • Mall of America (10.7 mi/17.2 km)

Business

  • 7,891 square feet of flexible meeting space
  • Vault-secured meeting rooms can host true "no-interruption" events
  • Banker's Boardroom features floor-to-ceiling windows
  • Private boardrooms with built-in audiovisual banquettes

Policies and Fees
  • Valet parking fee is $35 USD plus tax.

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

The Westin Minneapolis Rooms

Traditional
Description not provided

Amenities

  • Heated pool
  • Non Smoking
General
Air conditioned
Non Smoking
Concierge
Pet friendly
Elevators
24 hour security
Activities
Heated pool
Children's activities
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Coffee maker in room
24 hour room service
Services
24 hour front desk
Business center
Laundry service
Express check in
Express checkout
Childcare Service
ATM/Cash machine
In-Room Safe
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Porters
Doorman
Audio visual equipment
White board
Parking
Valet parking
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Wheel chair access
Ramp access to buildings
Brailled elevators
Room
Television with cable
Hairdryer in room
Iron
Ironing board

Hotel Map

44.9776 -93.2702
Nearby airports
Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport, (MSP), 12.00, MI;
Area description
Downtown

Nearby points of interest

  • Foshay Tower: 0.2 mi
  • Target Center: 0.3 mi
  • Orpheum Theatre: 0.4 mi
  • Peavey Plaza: 0.4 mi
  • Target Field: 0.5 mi
  • Minneapolis Convention Center: 0.5 mi
  • Mill City Museum: 0.6 mi
  • Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome: 0.6 mi
  • Guthrie Theater: 0.7 mi
  • Stone Arch Bridge: 0.7 mi
  • Basilica of St. Mary: 0.8 mi
  • Minneapolis Sculpture Garden: 1.1 mi
  • Minneapolis Institute of Arts: 1.3 mi
  • Children's Theatre Company: 1.3 mi
  • American Swedish Institute: 1.5 mi
  • Foshay Tower: 0.2 mi
  • Target Center: 0.3 mi
  • Orpheum Theatre: 0.4 mi
  • Peavey Plaza: 0.4 mi
  • Target Field: 0.5 mi
  • Minneapolis Convention Center: 0.5 mi
  • Mill City Museum: 0.6 mi
  • Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome: 0.6 mi
  • Guthrie Theater: 0.7 mi
  • Stone Arch Bridge: 0.7 mi
  • Basilica of St. Mary: 0.8 mi
  • Minneapolis Sculpture Garden: 1.1 mi
  • Minneapolis Institute of Arts: 1.3 mi
  • Children's Theatre Company: 1.3 mi
  • American Swedish Institute: 1.5 mi
  • Weisman Art Museum: 1.6 mi
  • University of Minnesota: 1.9 mi
  • Mariucci Arena: 2.1 mi
  • Williams Arena: 2.1 mi
  • Lake of the Isles: 2.1 mi
  • TCF Bank Stadium: 2.2 mi
  • Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden: 2.7 mi
  • Lakewood Cemetery: 3.4 mi
  • The Bakken Museum: 3.6 mi
  • Lake Harriet Rose Garden: 3.7 mi
  • Lake Harriet Band Shell: 3.9 mi
  • Riverview Theater: 4.1 mi
  • Lake Harriet: 4.1 mi
  • Minnehaha Park: 5.1 mi
  • The Museum of Russian Art: 5.1 mi

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
03:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (240)

Ratings and reviews for The Westin Minneapolis

Overall score

4.2 / 5
240 out of 240
Amenities:
4.1
Room cleanliness:
4.5
Hotel staff:
4.3
Room comfort:
4.4
Location:
4.6
Value:
4.2

88% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of The Westin Minneapolis

Reviewer score

4
Misacriolla
Toronto, Canada
May 27, 2012

Perfect Location

The location is fantastic, close to Nicolette Mall where most of the restaurants are, and only half a block away from the light rail that takes you to the Mall of America. The staff was incredible friendly and overall, I had a great experience on my first trip ever to Minneapolis.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

Aquarium at the Mall of America, and coffee at Caribou (just at the corner of the hotel)

Review of The Westin Minneapolis

Reviewer score

5
Wifey55114
Saint Paul, MN
May 21, 2012

Super service

I had a fantastic time at the Westin--I was arranging a surprise for my husband to renew our vows, and when the staff heard about it, they upgraded me to a gorgeous suite. The hotel was beautiful, the staff was so friendly, and we had a terrific time.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Review of The Westin Minneapolis

Reviewer score

1
Doc Doom
Reno, NV
May 15, 2012

Not Staying there again

Half the room is an L-shaped hallway within it. The space is ineffectively utilized.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
1
Location:
3
Value:
2
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Do not eat in this hotel's restaurant unless you like mediocre frou frou dining. Tomato soup with popcorn in it? There are many great good restaurants that are within walking distance.

Review of The Westin Minneapolis

Reviewer score

3
Anonymous
Business
China
May 8, 2012

Just not like WESTIN

I reserved the room with a kingsize bed , it is confirmed and prepaid, but they offerred two queen size beds and just said there is no room available; secondly there is no guest service directory (service book) in the room. things are weird, after my complaint, the directory is delivered to my room. and I made an international phone call to China around 10-20 minutes, and they charged USD282. While there is no service charge and cost policy on the directory, so I complainted twiced to the manager, the cost is reduced to USD50 finally .

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

really downtown area, the location is great

Review of The Westin Minneapolis

Reviewer score

5
Chuck W.
Champlin MN
May 7, 2012

23rd Anniversary

Great location, hit Murrays for Dinner within nice walking to distance to it plus other sites. Would definately stay again

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Murrays restraunt

Review of The Westin Minneapolis

Reviewer score

5
Synhorst Pride
Detroit Lakes, Minnesota
May 3, 2012

Perfect Birthday Gift

The staff at the Westin is excellent, they were more than helpful with answering questions/recommendations for the Minneapolis area. The price was outstanding for the location and overall impression we got from the hotel. The restaurant was fantastic. Highly recommend the Westin for a Minneapolis vacation!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Nightlife tip: Short walk from hotel

If you are in a mood to dance and get reasonably priced drinks check out The Saloon on Hennepin Ave. Just a quick 5 blocks from the Westin.

Review of The Westin Minneapolis

Reviewer score

4
chloedid
Chicago, Illinois
Apr 30, 2012

Nice rooms, nice location, nice

It's in the middle of downtown Minneapolis, which, if you happen to come from a big city, is really REALLY small, you can walk the entire downtown area within 30 minutes probably. The staff is friendly, the service was adequate. The rooms are really nice. For the price you're paying, you're getting a nice hotel. Also, the bed is super comfy. Surprising pro: 1. really good restaurant in the lobby! 2. double showerheads 3. fluffy bedsheets Big drawback: walls are paper-thin. you can hear everything.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Dining tip: In Hotel

Wonderful restaurant in the lobby.

Review of The Westin Minneapolis

Reviewer score

5
gferraguto
Fargo, ND, USA
Apr 29, 2012

Excellent Stay

Stayed there over night for the Florence and the Machine concert, wonderful building and fantastic area! Parking garages all over. Everything is connected with the skywalk as well.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of The Westin Minneapolis

Reviewer score

3
Punker
Rochester, MN
Apr 29, 2012

Not sure what city view means

The check in staff was friendly and the hotel and room were fantastic. However, I was in a city view room which apparently means a view of the office building 10 ft away. No view of the city at all. Not a huge deal since we weren't in our room much but still, it shouldn't be called a view at all. Amenities were good and had what we needed. One thing, though. For the money spent there should really be free wifi. It is free in the lobby but not in the rooms. If motel 6 can give free wifi, I'm sure the Westin could as well.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
2
Review of The Westin Minneapolis

Reviewer score

4
superpowers5
St Peter, MN 56082, USA
Apr 27, 2012

Girls Night!

Great place to stay with the girls! Room was excellent and location of hotel was right in the heart of downtown near really great nightlife...will definitely stay again!!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

There are a lot of really great restaurants and bars within steps from the property.

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