The Westin Minneapolis
Travel Blogs from Minneapolis
Normally we are running late to the airport. Like when we were going to Paris, we almost missed the plane, no seriously. They were paging us like crazy and we had to sprint to the gate.
Today though, we were on time but of course, the plane delayed. Why is it that when you're running late, the plane is early but when you're running on time, the plane is late? Go figure!!!!
From Minneapolis, we will fly to Chicago, then to Miami and after a 4 ...
... the Mississippi. Gone are the Pine Trees, hunting lodges, cabins and camper trailers. The countryside now has been extensively cleared to allow for huge farms ringed by deciduous trees just like South Western Ontario.
Because of the rain did not stop until I got to downtown Minneapolis here I had to go to the Vikings Stadium just to see it! It you look at the Parking sign I have a ...
... to this little coffee place back in Andrea's neighborhood called the FireRoast Cafe. I sat there a good hour and sketched. I'm keeping this small sketchbook with me and it's nice to be drawing with a pencil again. Photoshop and Illustrator are amazing tools but I must remember my roots!
After that I started exploring the neighborhood and then I found this HUGE community garden with lots of KALE. It made me happy. I ...
... got a toasty tuna melt which reminded me of lunch with my mom when i was a smaller child, and we had coconuty shrimp and calamari for the table! Jason is a very generous hunky cousin and while he took up his shift for the afternoon he suggested we head down to Lake Calhoun! We found a perfect little niche of our own under the shade of a tree and we dipped in and out of the water, sun bathed, napped and read all day long. Oh and how could I ...
Today we took the shuttle to the Mall of America. It is everything it is billed as and much more. We only saw about 1/4 of it and we were there 4 hours. The indoor amusement park has a ton of rides tucked in the center area of the mall. The mall itself is 4 stories tall. We will need to go back at least one more time to try and see more.
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews The Westin Minneapolis
Best Hotel in Minneapolis
Brand new hotel in downtown Minneapolis (though the city is literally empty on the weekends). Really nice modern rooms, great flat screen tv, and of course, an amazing Westin Heavenly bed. The service was really lousy, though it is a new property and most new properties have some growing pains. BANK restaurant is quite good. This is for sure the place to stay if you happen to be in Minneapolis
I am a Starwood Platinum member so I've been to plenty of Westins. On the surface, a nice hotel-- standard westin rooms, very solid workout room with free gatorade drinks available to those who work out. However, this hotel was severely lacking in the details, particularly service. First off, there were a few towels with toothpaste stains on them when I arrived. Not good.
Ich bin ein Starwood Platinum-Mitglied und war in vielen Westins. Oberflächlich betrachtet ist dies ein nettes Hotel, Standard-Westin-Zimmer, guter Fitness-Raum mit kostenlosen Sportgetränken für diejenigen, die die Geräte benutzen. In diesem Hotel wird jedoch kein Wert auf Details gelegt, insbesondere nicht auf den Service. Erstens hatten einige Handtücher Zahnpastaflecken. Nicht gut.
We just spent 4 nights at the new Westin Minneapolis. We also brought
Wir haben vier Nächte in dem neuen Westin Minneapolis gewohnt. Wir haben unseren kleinen Hund auf diese kombinierte Geschäfts-/Erholungsreise mitgebracht. Uns hat fast alles im Hotel gefallen und wir würden wieder hier wohnen.
Schönes Hotel - Personal ein bisschen unbedarft
Ich habe an einem langen Feiertagswochenende im Westin Minneapolis gewohnt. Tolles Hotel in Superlage
Die Zimmer sind wirklich schön, die übliche Westin-Qualität. Ausgezeichnete Betten und wunderschöne Bäder.
Das Personal ist nett und angenehm, aber ein bisschen unbedarft. Sie schauten einen manchmal ein bisschen erstaunt an. Ich weiß nicht, ob das damit zu tun hat, weil das Hotel neu ist. Ich würde vorschlagen, dass das Management Schnellkurse in punkto Kundendienst und Umgang mit Kunden hält.
Die Lobby ist schön - eine renovierte Schalterhalle einer Bank aus den 1940er Jahren. Bar und Restaurant waren gut. Ich würde wieder hier wohnen!
Beautiful Hotel - Staff a bit clueless
Just stayed at the Westin Minneapolis over the long Memorial Day weekend. Great hotel and location. The rooms are great, standard Westin quality. Great heavenly beds and heavenly bathrooms. Staff is nice and pleasant but a bit clueless. Frequently had that deer in headlights look. Don't know if this is because the hotel is so new or what. Would recommend that management hold crash courses in customer service skills and customer interaction. The lobby is beautiful - a restored 1940's bank lobby. The bar and restaurant were good. Would stay here again.
Minneapolis has just gotten it's latest upscale hotel property in the form of the new Westin hotel, that opened up this week on the former site of an old bank. I went with a friend in early May initially to grab drinks and check out the restaurant. We spontaneously decided to check into a room for the night to savor the whole experience of the hotel. We got a $299 room rate as walk ins - after checking, we found this rate was also available as the "internet" rate.