Marriott Minneapolis City Center
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Historical Traveler Reviews Marriott Minneapolis City Center
Nice clean rooms, friendly staff. Got the room from Priceline for $58 a night, plus taxes.
Location is great, although I MUST mention, that it was awkward to see, that when you enter, you are on the first floor, and you must go up to the 5th, in order to get to their lobby, and check in... Not a real inconvenience, but weird.
Nothing really to complain about, and nothing to praise as out of ordniary either. Typical upscale hotel in downtown area.
My husband and I choose the Marriott City Center to enjoy a weekend downtown of dining and shows. When we arrived Friday night, I was very confused about how to actually get into the hotel, the lobby is on the fifth floor. Fifteen minute curbside parking is available, hardly enought time to go to the fifth floor for check-in, gather bags, use two different elevators to get to ones room. One must leave auto keys with valet for fifteen minute parking and finding the valet to retrieve keys was a challenge. However, the hotel employees were some of the most curtious I have encountered. Room was tiny, but we didn't spend a lot of time in the room. Parking was nearby and hotel provides substantial discount with unlimited in and out. Overall, a decent hotel for the price once the logistical quirks are figured out.
I promise never to allow my corporate travel office to book me into a hotel until after I've studied the reviews on Trip Advisor. I ended up on the concierge floor for $259/night. The staff did not invite me to partake of the breakfast room despite my bleary-eyed check in at 2:30am and ensuing discussion about having to get to a meeting around 8. Proof? They accepted my order of breakfast before leaving the counter! DUH. The decor is horrific for a hotel priced this way. I had just come from the SJ, CA Marriott which actually charges less (Silicon Valley less than Minneapolis???) for a far more deluxe room that had been renovated in the last 2 years. This Marriott in Minneapolis hasn't been updated in the last 2 decades. The floorplan is ridicuous, and I'd challenge anyone to get out safely if there is smoke, fire, a power failure, or other disaster. The breakfast room on the concierge level is nice and offers a wide variety of fresh fruit, breads, pastry, eggs, juices (3), coffees, and other things. There's a mini-fridge below with yogurts, bottled waters, and skim milk (in lieu of the full cream by the coffee bar). So, if your travel office does the same to you, at least you can grab a free apple on the way to your room (WSJ delivered in the morning, along w/USA Today) and get a healthy start to your day. This hotel is otherwise convenient downtown (a $35 taxi ride from the airport and there's NO shuttle).
I stayed here alone on business for 2 days. Every staff member I encountered was friendly, welcoming, smiling, and ready to help. The service-oriented attitude of the staff made my stay above average. One of the maintenance guys sharing an elevator with me went out of his way to say he hoped I had an enjoyable stay and that he really appreciated my staying at this hotel. The server in the hotel restaurant was helpful and knowledgable about a local attraction I asked about and directions, different means of transportation available, etc. The location is good in the business centre of the city, close to many downtown shops, as well as the light rail line which is only 2-3 blocks away and runs directly to the airport, as well as to the Mall of America. Facilities (room, restaurant, etc.) were average. Everything worked, I encountered no problems. One annoyance was the split elevator system, where elevators from the street level only take you to the 5th floor lobby, where you must change over to another elevator to get to your room. Overall, I'd recommend it for business travellers who are not looking for the ambience of a botique or luxury hotel, but want a basic, dependable, clean place to stay where the staff all seem to have a great attitude.
First rate hotel for our meeting
Efficient check-in. Comfortable, clean, nicely furnished room. Meeting rooms convenient and well-designed for lectures and audiovisual aids. Banquet meals were superb, and service was efficient and friendly. The meeting room was too chilly the first day, but with temperatures in the high nineties outdoors... staff may have been overly concerned.
Participants in our conference came from all over the country, and we could not have asked for a better facility or better service.
I stayed at the Marriott City Center for one night when I was in Minneapolis for business. Self-parking was available but you had to walk a good distance to get back to the lobby of the hotel. I was with another collogue but otherwise the path did not seem all that safe.
This hotel shows its age in a manner and fashion that takes you back to the eighties. Brass, wood veneers, fake plastic plants abound in a dark atrium area with an unpopular bar and restaurant. We were there for a conference and found the rooms to be inconsistant too.
Stayed there in Jan 05 and was pleased with its location. Although I asked for a non smoking room I was given a room that must have had some one smoking in it before me, so I moved rooms. Not a bad place to stay.
Decent standard hotel with attentive staff
I went to Minneapolis on business and our hosts arranged the Marriott City Centre. It has a great location in the town centre, connected to everywhere by the enclosed skyways (very useful as the temperature was rock bottom with snow everywhere). It is a typical business-style hotel, with all the amenties you'd expect and no frills. One drawback is the food, which was especially poor. I usually manage to eat the breakfast in a place - not here. This did force me to get out of the hotel and try out a variety of restaurants etc. The staff were very helpful and friendly, though, especially the concierge.