Weekend at the Millennium A review of Millennium Hotel Minneapolis
We stayed at the Millennium this past weekend for $99.00 + 13%tax per night. My husband and son had tickets for the Packer/Viking game and we wanted to stay somewhat close to the Metrodome so they didn't have to drive to the game. The hotel is at the far end of Nicolet Ave, close to the convention center.
For those of you looking for a "resort feel" or hotel ammenities, the Millennium is not for you. There is a small Martini Bar when you enter the hotel, but that is it for lounges. There is also one small restaurant called Nic's next to the bar. We looked at the pool which was average in all ways. The room had two full beds (not queen) and a desk with a chair, and was still crowded. The bathroom was very small and nondescript, didn't even have a fan.
BUT, for what we wanted the hotel was fine. It was easy to park in their lot, our "Freedom Package" rate included unlimited free parking and $25 per night bar and food credit, making this a good deal for a downtown hotel on the weekend. The staff was pretty friendly and helpful, room was outdated but clean enough. The guys were able to take a cab to the Metrodome for $5.00 + tip, but ended up walking the 10 or so blocks back because of the crowds and no cabs, but they said it wasn't a bad walk at all and there were lots of other also walking back to their hotels. Wouldn't want to do it in the dead of winter, though.
The registration desk had great little direction slips for Mall of America and the various main interstates, which made getting around very easy.