Here's Our Travel Guide to This Nation of Over 7,000 Islands
1. Graves 601 Hotel601 1st Ave N, Minneapolis
2. Le Meridien Chambers Minneapolis901 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis
3. The Commons Hotel615 Washington Ave SE, Minneapolis
4. The Saint Paul Hotel350 Market St, St. Paul
5. Hotel Ivy201 S 11th St, Minneapolis
6. Aloft Minneapolis900 Washington Ave S, Minneapolis
7. Lux Lake Minnetonka CottageFairview St, Excelsior
8. The Grand Hotel Minneapolis615 2nd Ave. S., Minneapolis
Directly across the street from the Target Center in the heart of downtown, Graves takes it's name from what opposing teams inevitably dig for the T-Wolves when they stay there.
MSP's only actual boutique hotel, Chambers lies smack in the middle of the Hennepin Ave theater district, and compensates for its lack of size with a super flashy car supremely clean, contemporary aesthetic.
Potentially the fist swanky college hotel since, well, ever, University of Minnesota-perched Commons has boutique charm but enough rooms to house all of those crazy Wisconsin fans in town for the border battle.
Sometimes the best hotels are the ones that tell you exactly what they are, like the old school grand madame of MSP lodging known as the Saint Paul Hotel, which, with it's downtown locale and epic scope, lives up to its title as the St. Paul hotel.
Who needs ivory towers when you've got the Luxury Hotel Collection's Hotel Ivy, which was built partially into the formerly crumbling facade of an old ivy-fied building that's just a stone's throw from downtown's shopping district and Orchestra Hall.
Make telling people where you're staying in Mpls a Who's-On-First-ian excercise in semantics by staying at the Mississippi River-side, Euro-mod Aloft. "Cool. Which loft?" ALOFT. You get it.
Finally achieve your dream of being just like the dudes in American Pie 2 and rent this lakeside Victorian on massive, multi-bay Lake Minnetonka, just 10 minutes west of downtown Minneapolis.
This AAA four-diamond award-winning hotel features evening wine receptions, a full-service onsite spa, and fine dining opportunities. Visitors also have full access to the Minneapolis Life Time Athletic Club, an impressive fitness facility that features a six-lane indoor lap pool.