The largest city in Minnesota, Minneapolis, is home to more than 400,000 people. It forms the metropolitan area known as the Twin Cities with St. Paul, the state’s capital. This Midwestern city rests along the banks of the mighty Mississippi River and offers plenty of activities to enjoy. You can head to the Mill City Museum and learn about the history of mills along the river—the museum is housed in the ruins of a historic mill. If you like to spend time outdoors, a trip to Minnehaha Falls is worth your time. This park offers walking trails and views of waterfalls along Minnehaha Creek. Or, head into trendy uptown where you can enjoy plenty of bars and restaurants. But sometimes, when you’re in such a great hotel, you just want to relax and get cozy. So, we’ve listed some of the best staycation spots in Minneapolis. Read on to check the top 10 staycation spots in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
First up, we have Hilton Minneapolis, which is located in the city’s downtown area. Each room offers a flat-screen TV with cable channels, as well as an iPod dock so you can stay warm and cosy under the covers and still enjoy entertainment. You’ll also find a mini-fridge and coffee machine in the room. On site, there’s a fitness centre that includes an indoor pool and a sauna so you can stay on top of your health without having to go outside. And there’s a restaurant on site as well. If you do feel like venturing out of the hotel, you won’t even have to go outside because the hotel is connected to the rest of downtown Minneapolis through the skyway — a series of above-ground and indoor walkways that make their way through the entirety of downtown. This is a lifesaver in the cold winter months, but also a real convenience when you don’t feel like setting foot outside!
W Minneapolis - The Foshay is a four-star hotel situated in a historic building built in 1929. The hotel features a beautiful mood lighting and chic and modern furniture — a nod to its Art Deco architecture. Each rooms comes equipped with a flat-screen TV, DVD player, and an iPod docking station. There are a gym and spa on site so you can get some exercise or indulge in a relaxing massage. There’s also a steakhouse on site, as well as the Prohibition Bar on the 27th floor, which offers excellent drinks as well as a viewing platform so you can look out across the city. Pets are also welcome at the hotel so bring along your furry friend and spend some time relaxing in your room with them.
The rooms at Radisson Blu Minneapolis Downtown offer a flat-screen tv with cable channels, a fridge, and coffee maker so you can make yourself at home and snuggle in with some tv shows and food. Plus the decor is super modern, with mid-century modern-inspired furniture in calming colours so your surroundings won’t be too bad to look at. If you do feel like venturing out of your room, you’ll find a restaurant on site with farm-to-table meals, a shared lounge, and even a business centre if you need to get some work done. And this hotel is also connected to the skyway system so you can check out the rest of downtown Minneapolis if you’re feeling adventurous without having to go outside.
Next up we have Millennium Minneapolis, a chic, modern hotel offering a lot of amenities to keep you occupied indoors. If you want to stay in your room, you can put on the provided soft robe, use the coffee maker to make a hot cup of joe, and surf the channels with the flat-screen TV. The rooms are also equipped with a desk for getting some work done. If you feel like leaving your room, you can head to the on site restaurant which serves up locally inspired dishes and craft beers. There’s also a fitness centre with an indoor pool so you can workout or swim on the pool. You’ll even find a small market on site if you need to pick up some convenience food.
Loews Minneapolis Hotel is beautifully designed, with sleek furniture, a neutral palette with a pop of colour, and modern lighting. Each room offers a flat-screen TV, a minibar, and reading lamps — offering you plenty of opportunities to catch up on the latest shows or read just one more chapter of your favorite book. If you want to relax further, head to the on site spa where you can enjoy a massage or some time in the steam room. There are a variety of dining and drinking options on site, including a spot where you can build your own old-fashioned drinks and enjoy upscale dishes. Pets are allowed, and there’s also a business centre if you need to get some work done.
Located near University of Minnesota, Doubletree By Hilton Minneapolis - University Area has plenty to offer those who are looking to stay in. You can start your day-off by enjoying the buffet breakfast in the restaurant. Hang out in your room by enjoy the shows on the TV. Or, venture out into the hotel, and try out the fitness centre or the indoor pool. There’s also a bar where you can unwind with a drink and a shared lounge where you can socialise with friends or other guests. If the weather isn’t too bad, you can even head out to the terrace and try out the hot tub. Now, talk about relaxing!
Next up, we have Ramada by Wyndham Minneapolis Golden Valley, which is located about 3 miles (4.8 kilometers) from downtown Minneapolis. While it might have a more basic, standard-hotel feel, it still has plenty to keep you occupied during a staycation. In each room, you’ll find a flat-screen TV with cable channels, a coffee maker, and WiFi available throughout. There is also a desk in each room if you need to get some work done. A continental breakfast is served daily so you can start the day off with a full stomach. There is also a gym on site if you want to get a workout in.
The Westin Minneapolis is housed in a building from the 1940s which was originally a bank. The hotel has been decorated with earthly tones and majestic wood furniture, creating a calm atmosphere. Each room comes equipped with a TV, a coffee maker, and a refrigerator. There’s an on-site restaurant that is open all day and serves up American cuisine. You’ll also find a fitness centre on site. One of the best amenities for a staycation here is the hot tub situated in every room. The hotel is also pet-friendly and it even has a gift shop.
Hyatt Regency Minneapolis offers plenty of reasons to stay indoors — and that includes the provided flat-screen TVs, coffee makers, and an iPod docking system in each room. If you feel like stepping outside your room, you can head to the on-site restaurant, where they serve up American cuisine with locally grown ingredients. There are also a fitness centre and a business centre on site for your use. The hotel has a sleek, modern style with beautiful wood furnishings and a calming colour palette so it will be easy to hang out in such a lovely place.
We’ll finish off our list with luMINN Hotel Minneapolis, which is located in downtown Minneapolis. With sleek furniture, quirky wallpaper, and mood lighting, this is an ultra-cool hotel. Plus, each room has a kitchen area complete with a dishwasher, a fridge, and an oven so you can really feel like you’re in your own space. There’s even a mini-market on site where you can pick up some groceries. Additionally, you’ll find a fitness and business centre, which you’re welcome to use. And, if you feel like socialising without having to go too far, there’s even a nightclub on site. This hotel really has plenty to keep you occupied!
luMINN Hotel Minneapolis, Ascend Hotel Collection
Address: 219 S 4th St
Enjoy the great indoors in Minneapolis
Sometimes, you just want to relax inside. Whether you’re looking for something simple or a hip, high-end hotel, Minneapolis has plenty of options for your staycation. So book your favourite hotel today and enjoy your stay inside!
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