You've got to be kidding/Unsafe A review of Marriott Minneapolis City Center
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).
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