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Endearingly known as New York's little sister, the Mini-Apple is a vibrant town where you can enjoy a bustling city without the expense. From the buzzing theater scene and historic St. Paul to the gigantic Mall of America, Minneapolis vacations offer metropolitan benefits with heaps of Midwestern charm. And with an abundance of natural wonders on its doorstep, the Twin Cities are an outdoor-lover's dream.

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The Grand Hotel Minneapolis a Kimpton Hotel

4 stars
4.3 / 5 140 reviews
Debonair Twin Cities hotel retains roots in MinneapolisThe Grand Hotel Minneapolis–A Kimpton Hotel, knows its roots. Once home to the historic Minneapolis Athletic Club, this modernized property retains its elegant upbringing through a recently completed makeover in late 2011. The property boasts of a stylish interior highlighted by contemporary accents and a warm historic feel complete with warm Tuscan tones and plush rooms, some equipped with a fireplace, grand piano and four-poster bed. Modern comforts are also available through offerings like the lounge/restaurant at The SIX15 Room and access to the neighboring fitness club. Highlights Nightly wine reception hourComplimentary use of in-room yoga accessoriesLuxurious Presidential Suite includes a fireplace and grand piano Rooms The Grand Hotel's newly renovated 140 rooms vary in size, from 325 square feet to a palatial 3,500 square-foot Presidential Suite. All rooms include flat-screen televisions, MP3 docking stations, spacious marble bathrooms, complimentary use of in-room yoga accessories and an honor bar with gourmet and organic delicacies. Features Grand Hotel Minneapolis has received numerous awards, including the Top 500 Hotels of the World by Travel + Leisure and perennial AAA Four Diamond Awards. The perfect proximity is noteworthy, too. Connected to the iconic Minneapolis Skyway, the hotel enables guests to reach 69 blocks of downtown destinations from indoors. LifeSpa and Salon presented by LifeTime Fitness offers a full menu of revitalizing services. Dining Stop by The SIX15 Room for happy hour specials, light snacks or an easy nightcap. Patrons can also sample mouth-watering steaks and delectable sushi at the adjacent Rare Steak & Sushi. Recreation Guests of the Grand Hotel Minneapolis enjoy free access to the adjoining Life Time Fitness center. The 58,000-square-foot club boasts an indoor pool with cloud mural ceiling, boxing, cycling and aerobics studios, running track, racquetball, handball and squash courts, steam room, sauna and more. Private yoga and Pilates sessions are available (fees apply). Transportation Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (12.5 mi/ 2.2 km)Closest Light Rail: Government Plaza (.2 mi/ .3 km)Minneapolis Skyway (connected) Attractions Minnesota Orchestra (.5 mi/ .75 km)Minneapolis Convention Center (.6 mi/ 1 km)Walker Art Center (1.3 mi/ 2 km)Mall of America (10 mi/ 16 km) BusinessBusiness center with private offices and secretarial services
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The Westin Minneapolis

4 stars
4.2 / 5 254 reviews
Once-historic bank becomes modern Minneapolis luxuryThe 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. HighlightsThe penthouse patio boasts panoramic views of the cityOriginal 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 roomWalking distance to Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis Convention Center, Metrodome, Target Center and Hennepin Theatre District RoomsAll 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. FeaturesThe 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. DiningLocated 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. TransportationMinneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (12.8 mi/20.5 km) AttractionsTarget 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) Business7,891 square feet of flexible meeting spaceVault-secured meeting rooms can host true "no-interruption" eventsBanker's Boardroom features floor-to-ceiling windowsPrivate boardrooms with built-in audiovisual banquettes Policies and FeesValet parking fee is $35 USD plus tax.Some of the areas in the property including rooms, BANK Restaurant and Bar, and The Vault Lounge will be under renovation from 20 Nov 2014 until 07 Feb 2015.
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Minneapolis Marriott City Center

4 stars
4.2 / 5 119 reviews
Experience style and service at the Minneapolis Marriott City CenterSet in the heart of Minneapolis, about two blocks from Target Center, connected to Macy's via skywalk access, one block from Gavidae Commons, half-block from the Nicollet Mall, and adjacent to City Center Shops, Minneapolis Marriott City Center makes for an ideal retreat when visiting this vibrant Minnesota city. Whether for a romantic weekend getaway, a place to grab a quick bite to before the game, or a happening bar offering game day specials, the stylish hotel offers everything  that is needed when celebrating, no matter the occasion. Retreat to 593 rooms and 90 suites that offer stunning views of the city skyline and enjoy one of the weekend packages complete with breakfast, Internet access or late check-out. Highlights Superior downtown location is ideal for business travelers and sightseersUltra luxe Concierge Level suites feature floor-to-ceiling windows, bi-level rooms and exclusive private lounge accessEco-friendly hotel illuminates with energy saving lighting, and participates in a water and energy saving linen program Some rooms have spectacular downtown views Rooms The contemporary Minneapolis Marriott City Center spans 31 floors, and features 494 rooms and 89 suites. Rooms are colored in creamy caramel tones with crisp white linens, soft throw blanket and plush golden carpeting. Touches of modern glamour are found in accent mirrors and lamps. Rooms include a flat-screen TV, spacious work desk and comfy reading chair. Dramatic Concierge Level rooms at this downtown Minneapolis hotel offer vaulted ceilings, an oversized bathroom with double vanities, a kitchen and bi-level suites with floor-to-ceiling windows for amazing city views. Guests of the Concierge Level rooms enjoy complimentary hot buffet breakfast and an assortment of business services (fees apply). Dining Downtown Minneapolis is a supreme locale for premium restaurants and bistros  --  all within walking distance. Northern Shores Grille, an on-site restaurant, serves a hybrid of regional and classic American cuisine in a casual setting. The hotel lobby bar serves cocktails, lunch and dinner. Features With a per-capita theatre region only second to Manhattan, theatre buffs staying at the Minneapolis Marriott City Center are close to the Hennepin Theatre District. Major attractions like Target Field, the Walker Art Center and the Warehouse District are all within walking distance or a quick taxi ride away.   All guests have access to the Minneapolis Marriott City Center Fitness Center, which features cardiovascular equipment, free weights and a muscle warming sauna. Transportation Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (13.1 mi / 21 km) Attractions Minneapolis Convention Center (0.8 mi / 1.3 km) Target Field (1.1 mi/ 1.7 km)Walker Art Center (1.4 mi / 2.3 km)Metrodome (2.4 mi/ 3.8 km)
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W Minneapolis - The Foshay

4 stars
4.2 / 5 97 reviews
Roaring Twenties meets fashionably coolTowering 447 feet over the city, W Minneapolis The Foshay effortlessly melts Art Deco architecture into cutting-edge cool. On the doorstep of cultural gems like the Walker Art Center and Guthrie Theatre, The Foshay hotel is surrounded by art, independent music and thriving theater. Guests indulge in modern must-see rooms and a trendy scene. Lounge along with cool DJ mixes at the sensual Living Room or slip away to the intimate Prohibition Skybar on the 27th floor. The top-floor observation deck and mini-museum offer gorgeous city views.  HighlightsCompleted in 1929 before the stock market crash, The Foshay hotel is the only skyscraper on the National Register of Historic PlacesCheck out the original 1920s mosaic ceiling, terrazzo marble floor and elevator doorsConnected to the Minneapolis SkywayThe hotel's observation deck is the only one in Minneapolis LocationMinnesota is home to spectacular scenery and historical intrigue, including St. Anthony Falls, Stone Arch Bridge and the scenic Chain of Lakes. Stroll down Summit Avenue to see the epic Victorian residences where literary giants F. Scott Fitzgerald, Garrison Keillor and Sinclair Lewis once lived. RoomsAll 229 rooms and suites at W Minneapolis-The Foshay offer bold design and modern amenities. The decor mixes avant-garde black and white geometric patterns with flirty pinks and exotic magentas. Rooms include high-speed Internet access (fees apply),a flat-screen TV, hypo-allergenic feather pillows, a down duvet, iPod docking station and a work desk with ergonomic chair. The diaphanous bathrooms feature a rainforest shower and Bliss bath amenities. Book the penthouse Extreme WOW Suite for wrap-around views of Minneapolis. FeaturesThe Foshay juxtaposes Roaring Twenties architecture with modern dining, sultry lounges and complimentary access to a revitalizing fitness center. Manny's, the on-site restaurant, is known for sizzling steaks, while Keys Cafe is perfect for home-style cuisine and knockout Bloody Marys. Cozy up to the fireplace in the Living Room, or people-watch over cocktails and city views at Prohibition Skybar on the 27th floor. Work out at SWEAT Fitness Center or polish and unwind at the spa.  TransportationMinneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (12.6 mi/20.3 km) AttractionsHennepin Theater District (0.5 mi /0.7 km)Target Center (0.5 mi /1.8 km)Minneapolis Convention Center (0.6 mi /1 km)Minnesota Orchestra (0.9 mi /1.4 km)Walker Art Center (1.1 mi /1.6 km)Mall of America (9.9 mi /15.9 km) BusinessBusiness center with PC and Mac workstations available (fees apply)Over 6,000 square feet of meeting space Policies & feesW Minneapolis -- The Foshay welcomes cats and dogs 40 pounds or less. Guests must sign a waiver upon check-in and will be charged $25 USD per pet per day above the room rate. There is also a non-refundable $100 USD cleaning fee regardless of length of stay.
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Loews Minneapolis Hotel

4 stars
4.2 / 5 80 reviews
Exotic modern jewel in MinneapolisRising 22 stories above the city, the Loews Minneapolis Hotel is an eclectic beauty in the heart of downtown Minneapolis. Directly across from Target Center and connected by Skyway to miles of shopping and business, this stylish hotel is nothing short of marvelous. With backlit photographs inspired by local culture, glass-etched handcrafted headboards in every room, and a lobby filled with marble, frosted glass and paldao wood, modern beauty prevails. Loews Minneapolis Hotel is a AAA Four Diamond hotel that also features a fitness center, spa and notable restaurants. HighlightsVoted World's Best Business Hotel by Travel + LeisureGreat Value Vacations noted by Conde Nast TravelerFree Wi-Fi access on all public areas and guestroomsArt-filled interior from lobby to guestroom LocationMinneapolis boasts a thriving arts community, including the Gehry-designed Weisman Art Museum and the Hennepin Theatre district. Walk to a Timberwolves game, or start the day with a cherry on top; the iconic Spoonbridge and Cherry sculpture at the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden is just a few blocks away. RoomsThe rooms and suites at Loews Minneapolis Hotel prove high style can equal comfort. Bathed in pale maple and almond tones, the beds feature unique glass-etched headboards and Italian-made Frette sheets. The bathrooms include rain showers, limestone vessel sinks, embroidered robes and luxury bath amenities. Audiophiles will pine for the penthouse Concert Suite, with its baby grand piano and acoustically-correct Corinthian Leather circular alcove. FeaturesThe Loews Minneapolis Hotel fitness center is always open for burning calories. Follow up a workout with head-to-toe pampering at Embury Spa, offering a variety of skin care treatments, massages and nail care. DiningWhile guests at Loews Minneapolis Hotel enjoy 24-hour room service, the real draw is in the hotel's two outstanding restaurants. Cosmos, the only AAA Four Diamond restaurant in Minneapolis, is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. With grilled Iowa lamb chops on the menu and an Award of Excellence by Wine Spectator Magazine, make sure to call ahead for a reservation. Bradstreet Crafthouse serves innovative dishes and classic mixology in a Pre-Prohibition era setting.  TransportationMinneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (13 mi /20.9 km)Minneapolis Skyway (connected) AttractionsHennepin Theatre District (0.3 mi /0.5 km)Minnesota Opera (1 mi/1.6 km)Weisman Art Museum (2.1 mi /3.4 km) BusinessMeeting rooms span 20,000 square feetAll meeting space is on 5th floor with a separate elevator bankBusiness center provides photocopying, facsimile, translation services and periodicals (fees apply) 
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Departure Arrival Travel dates Round-trip
Los Angeles Minneapolis Wed, Feb 18 - Sat, Feb 21 $177
New York Minneapolis Wed, Mar 4 - Sun, Mar 15 $330
Seattle Minneapolis Tue, Mar 3 - Tue, Mar 10 $251
Phoenix Minneapolis Wed, Feb 11 - Mon, Feb 16 $167
Denver Minneapolis Sun, Mar 8 - Mon, Mar 9 $125
Washington DC Minneapolis Tue, Mar 3 - Tue, Mar 10 $324
San Francisco Minneapolis Tue, Feb 10 - Sun, Feb 15 $319
San Diego Minneapolis Sat, Mar 7 - Tue, Mar 10 $295
Atlanta Minneapolis Tue, Feb 3 - Thu, Feb 5 $277
Orlando Minneapolis Thu, Feb 5 - Tue, Feb 10 $199
Boston Minneapolis Fri, Feb 27 - Tue, Mar 3 $279
Portland Minneapolis Tue, Mar 3 - Tue, Mar 10 $258
Dallas Minneapolis Sat, Feb 7 - Sat, Feb 14 $81
Chicago Minneapolis Wed, Feb 11 - Sat, Feb 14 $81
Philadelphia Minneapolis Fri, Mar 6 - Tue, Mar 10 $422
Newark Minneapolis Sat, Feb 14 - Tue, Feb 17 $460
Sacramento Minneapolis Fri, Feb 27 - Wed, Mar 4 $415
Las Vegas Minneapolis Wed, Feb 4 - Fri, Feb 6 $187
Baltimore Minneapolis Tue, Mar 3 - Wed, Mar 11 $244
Tampa Minneapolis Thu, Feb 19 - Thu, Feb 26 $177
Ontario Minneapolis Tue, Mar 17 - Tue, Mar 24 $280
Anchorage Minneapolis Wed, Mar 18 - Thu, Mar 19 $504
Houston Minneapolis Tue, Feb 24 - Wed, Mar 18 $246
Fort Myers Minneapolis Wed, Feb 18 - Mon, Mar 2 $186
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Minneapolis highlights

  • Minneapolis highlights
  • Mall of America

    A Mecca for shopaholics, the Mall of America is one the biggest malls on the planet. With Nickelodeon Universe theme park, SEA LIFE Minnesota Aquarium, and miles of retailers and restaurants, there's plenty to do on your Minneapolis travels. Getting there is easy – simply take the Light Rail from downtown Minneapolis.

  • St. Paul

    The other half of the Twin Cities is St. Paul – a destination filled with attractions to keep history-buffs enthralled on a Minneapolis vacation. Here you'll find the majestic State Capitol of Minnesota, the Basilica of Saint Paul and the Science Museum of Minnesota.

  • Arts and culture in Minneapolis

    If you're looking for a touch of inspiration on your Minneapolis travels, you definitely won't be disappointed. The Walker Art Center, Minneapolis Institute of Art and Minneapolis Sculpture Garden will keep you visually stimulated, while the trendy Uptown arts district with its hipsters, hippies and funky taverns can wow your other senses. While there, hit up First Avenue, an iconic club and music venue where a young artist named Prince got his start in the 1980s.

  • Theater

    Minneapolis is second only to New York when it comes to live theater per capita, and taking in a show during your Minneapolis vacation will prove a worthy experience. The iconic Guthrie Theater was founded in the 1960s as Minnesota's answer to Broadway. Also worth a look are the State Theater, Orpheum and Hey City Theater.

  • Bell Museum of Natural History

    Dedicated to preserving and celebrating the history of Minnesota's natural wonders, this museum boasts a wide array of exhibits where kids can explore plants and animals and feel the textures of fur, wood and leaves. An ever-popular attraction with young and old alike, it's a great way to learn more about your surroundings on your Minneapolis travels.

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