Mississippi River bicycle path at 730am on a cold, foggy morning. Near U of M campus and Washington Avenue bridge. www.bradleyhanson.com The Weisman Art Museum on the U of M campus, overlooking the Mississippi River. Designed by Frank Gehry. www.bradleyhanson.com Stairs at Lower Riverside Park along the Mississippi River in Minneapolis. A great open area and a perfect little park for picnics and family get-togethers. Picnic tables and a killer river view of the University of Minnesota and Weismann Art Museum. Gigantic head sculpture between Bar Louie and Lagoon Theater in Minneapolis. www.bradleyhanson.com Downtown Minneapolis post office, built in 1933. Art Deco architecture and the largest light fixture in the world. 2 blocks long and weighs 16 tons. The interior looks like a movie set by the Coen Bros. www.bradleyhanson.com Lake Hiawatha after freak April snow. #treetrove www.bradleyhanson.com The ornate staircase of the Art Deco Rand Tower in Minneapolis, built in 1929. www.bradleyhanson.com Gorgeous boutique hotel in Minneapolis. Minneapolis framed by giant tree in Loring Park #treetrove www.bradleyhanson.com Weisman Art Museum, designed by Frank Gehry, sits on the bluffs of the Mississippi River on the University Of Minnesota campus. www.bradleyhanson.com My favorite tree in Minneapolis, at Lake Hiawatha. #treetrove www.bradleyhanson.com Sunrise turns blue at the Lowry Avenue Bridge. Bike path and bridge over the Mississippi River in NE Minneapolis. www.bradleyhanson.com My wife and youngest son at Minneapolis Photo Center. It currently has the amazing Vivian Maier show with 60 prints and also features the movie Lobster grilled cheese sandwich with fried egg at The Butcher And The Boar in downtown Minneapolis. One of many amazing things we had that night. Highly recommended! There is something very intriguing about the stepstone layers of the Minneapolis skyline. #architecture #urbanjungle Picnic tables in winter at Lower Riverside Park on the Mississippi River in Minneapolis. www.bradleyhanson.com Beautiful city skyline #minneapolis #minnesota #midwest #city #skyline #stonearchbridge #bridge #river The great green grassy van of peace. Minneapolis near Lake Street and 15th Ave S. The view of the Mississippi from the road in front of the Mill City Museum bradleyhanson.com Minneapolis Institute Of Arts is a huge, world class museum. Highly recommended. Regular exhibits plus features rotating exhibits: currently the largest collection of Rembrandts in the US. www.bradleyhanson.com Interior of Glam Doll Donuts, possibly the best donuts in town. Expensive, but worth it, especially if you like bacon. Retro interior and tons of space. Great place to meet and talk. Whittier neighborhood is booming with restaurants along Nicollet Avenue, hence the nickname Eat Street! My first Scotch egg - sous vide egg wrapped in sausage and bacon, and then deep fried. It's a heavy way to start a meal, so you might want to share! Mill City Museum in downtown Minneapolis, overlooking the Mississippi River. Minneapolis was a town of mills, most notably Pillsbury and General Mills (Cheerios, etc) Mill City Museum and Gold Medal Flour from Mill Ruins Park under Stone Arch bridge on Mississippi River. August 5, 2012 www.bradleyhanson.com Fall colors on the Mississippi River from the Franklin Avenue bridge between Minneapolis and St. Paul. www.bradleyhanson.com Right across the street from Quang and the pho is GREAT Handsome Bicycle shop and boutique on Washington Avenue in downtown Minneapolis North Loop neighborhood. Right next to One On One and Haute Dish. Biking with my brother along the Mississippi River in Minneapolis. The most extensive bike trail system in the US! www.bradleyhanson.com 7th and Nicollet Mall, downtown Minneapolis. www.bradleyhanson.com Lunch from the 12th floor of Macy's in downtown Minneapolis. A great view, beautiful light from floor to ceiling windows and good food. I recommend the wild rice soup and the Kobe beef slider. www.bradleyhanson.com 4 of the 13 lights honoring those who died in the 35W Bridge collapse of 2005. Garden Of Remembrance on West River Parkway in Minneapolis. www.bradleyhanson.com Humidity during the coldest day of the winter can be found at the conservatory at the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden #snow bradleyhanson.com Midtown Greenway bicycle path in Minneapolis and the many exits and connecting paths. Snow on the ground doesn't stop the determined from enjoying biking all year long. www.bradleyhanson.com Coal fired pizza in a hip little joint near the new stadium. We designed our own deliciousness: fennel sausage, ricotta, and green peppers. The draft root beer is a tasty pairing too. The massive 4 story Minneapolis Central Library downtown is a great resource as well as an architectural marvel. If you have kids, they also have an amazing children's area. A Dunn Bros coffee cafe is also located on the first floor with treats for the whole family! Highly recommmended!
www.bradleyhanson.com Minneapolis hipster institution owned by Amphetamine Reptile record mogul Tom Hazelmeyer. If you see Tom at the bar be sure to say hi, but don't piss him off because he's heavily armed. The bike paths in Minneapolis are amazing, and the new one on the Lowry Avenue Bridge across the Mississippi River is particularly lovely. The best way to see this beautiful city is on a bicycle. www.bradleyhanson.com At 10th and Marquette in downtown Minneapolis, this enormous wall features a musical score and beautiful shadows. Photo by www.bradleyhanson.com bradleyhanson.vsco.co #red
Grain Beer sign near the Hennepin Bridge. Huge train water slide the kids can enter. If your kids are train-crazy...worth the visit! A beautiful basilica and a beautiful wedding. #minneapolis Slow cooked organic salmon over farro salad and lemon vinaigrette. Amazing food. Gather restaurant at Walker Art Center in Minneapolis. www.bradleyhanson.com Matt's Bar, home of the legendary Jucy Lucy cheeseburger: the cheese is cooked into the middle of the beef and grilled onions. Yes, it's breathtakingly delicious. www.bradleyhanson.com This new location is an extension of the BEST sushi in the city. Freshness meets art! Right next to the Lagoon Theatre in Uptown. Fast service and amazing food! The bicycle path system in Minneapolis and Minnesota is the most extensive in the US. This path runs along the railroad tracks downtown near the Mississippi River, and connects to trails that circle the city or take you to western suburbs past Hopkins to Eden Prairie. Hip new restaurant that combines well-made craft cocktails with an eclectic locally-sourced menu. The strip steak with oxtail ravioli was wonderful, as was the pork belly with carrot purée. For dessert, I'd highly recommend the pineapple cake. In the now booming Whittier Neighborhood is Glam Doll Donuts, possibly the best donuts in town. Expensive, but worth it, especially if you like bacon. Retro interior and tons of space. Great place to meet and talk. Right between Franklin Avenue and the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, the Gale Mansion is a perfect location for a wedding. Built in 1912 and perfectly maintained. Band Box Diner on the edge of downtown Minneapolis is a welcome archive of the old school, still operating with a new grill but original decor. #snow Penny's coffee. I'd say 8 out of 10 on coffee but 10 of 10 on light and vibe. Nice bridge for walking, running, or biking Tiramisu... I've had better I-35W Remembrance Garden. 13 blue pillars of light to remember those who died when the 35W bridge collapsed. Along River Road near Gold Medal Park and Guthrie Theater along the Mississippi River in Minneapolis. www.bradleyhanson.com Sturgeon, ham and kale at Borough on Washington Ave/North Loop downtown Minneapolis. Open until 2am! #latenightplates Cappuccino Heath ice cream! Giant skating rink at Lake Hiawatha in Minneapolis. www.bradleyhanson.com And now one from my hometown, Minneapolis. This is taken from the endless bridge of the Guthrie Theater, a place I visit almost everytime I go home because it is my favorite view of the city. With a view of the Mississippi River, its bridges & the lock & dam it is better than any skyline view. You don't have to have theater tickets to go inside. Don't forget to visit the 9th floor Dining room outside Pracna On Main, the oldest bar in Minneapolis. Opened in 1890. Beautiful view of Minneapolis skyline from Main St on the Mississippi River. Period room Metro domes as seen from my apartment window at downtown Minneapolis. A great pedestrian bridge, with views of downtown Minneapolis. Urban exploring! You can't tell this is in the heart of the city of Minneapolis and very close to the University of Minnesota In the heart of Minneapolis Seward neighborhood, the Birchwood Cafe is breathtakingly delicious local, organic food. This is the quinoa and black bean burger, with broccoli. www.bradleyhanson.com . The University of Minnesota in The Twin Cities is a beautiful, walkable campus. These pedestrian bridges over the Mississippi allowed for a nice evening walk after supper in Dinkytown. Monday morning While everyone else is across the street at Kuang, come over here for great food. Bahnmi sandwiches start at only $3.50! Highly recommended and kid friendly! Sunset #market
Peppers, potatoes and eggplant oh my!! Target Field was the 3rd MLB stadium that I have visited. The weather was pretty cloudy, but it was a nice stadium nevertheless. The Stone Arch Bridge. Abandoned Pillsbury Factory. minneapolis, 2014 I love this area of Minneapolis Gopher Football 2015 game 1 Spyhouse Coffee in NE Minneapolis at Broadway and Central Going to see a play. In town for a wedding, so it was a quick trip. Did the soul some good to travel - MN was beautiful. Outline view of the Mill City Museum in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Cool Cute and fun Baseball in Minneapolis. Baseball anywhere is always a great time. Remnants of Pillsbury Flour company. Incredible broadway show! Often overlooked at just a student ghetto, I've got lots of lovely memories of Dinkytown and all its quirks.
A girl's got to travel the whole world to realize her hometown's the best! Biking along the Mississippi in Minneapolis.
A girl's got to travel the whole world to realize her hometown's the best! Grain elevators are a staple on my hometown's landscape. Love them like I love the seascape! 1975 Minnesota Twins vs Detroit Tigers The buffet at Himalayan Restaurant on Franklin Avenue in Minneapolis is only $8.75 and AMAZING. Back One of several Rest Stop art installations along the Midtown Greenway bike trail in Minneapolis. Good to see noodles all over. Especially at the airport. Got myself a bowl of tokyo style tonkotsu ramen. Stone Arch Bridge in Minneapolis is a lovely connector between the city and the university area. Beautiful on even a cloudy fall day! Love taking visitors on a hike around the city. You get to enjoy the river views and nature while in the middle of the metropolis. I love a nice hike! Found this cool bridge while scouting for wedding photo spots. You can rent canoes nearby as well. Loving Park I can't believe no one has posted the Zipp's sign. It's older than me Sautéed Sea Scallops with Smoked Bacon, Potato Pierogis & Watercress  Norske Lutherske Mindenkirke
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Get an overview of this hotelMinneapolis hotel two blocks from Mill District

Popular property highlights

Free WiFi
Restaurant
Indoor pool
Business center
Laundry facilities

Near Guthrie Theater

This Twin Cities hotel is in downtown's trendy Mill District, an area rich in history, culture, and lively urban energy.

Restaurant

Aloft Minneapolis is smoke-free and offers an indoor pool, a business center, and a 24-hour gym. The hotel also offers a bar, a lounge, and restaurant.

42-inch flat-panel TVs

Guestrooms at Aloft Minneapolis offer glass-walled showers, refrigerators and coffee/tea makers, complimentary wireless Internet access, and 42-inch flat-panel LCD TVs.

Languages Spoken

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

The lobby at Aloft Minneapolis includes a fireplace and touch-screen kiosks where guests can check in, check out, and print boarding passes. re:mix(SM), the hotel's communal lounge, provides a self-serve restaurant, and a bar serving wine, cocktails, and light fare. The fitness center is open 24 hours a day; the indoor pool is heated. A business center is on site, and wireless and wired Internet access is complimentary. This smoke-free hotel also offers laundry facilities and a gift shop.

  • Express check-in 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Newspapers in lobby (surcharge) 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Fitness facilities 
  • Indoor pool 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Business center 
  • Conference space 
  • Express check-out 
  • Meeting rooms 3 
  • Restaurant 
  • Year Built 2008 
  • Coffee shop or café 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Self parking (surcharge) 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Free wired Internet 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Area shuttle (surcharge) 
  • Luggage storage 
  • ATM/banking 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Gift shops or newsstand 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Total number of rooms - 155 
  • Number of floors - 5 
  • Fireplace in lobby 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Indoor pool  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Refrigerator  

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Parking

Self parking (surcharge)

Room Amenities

  • Air conditioning 
  • Free bottled water 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Designer toiletries 
  • Desk 
  • Free local calls 
  • Hair dryer 
  • In-room safe 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Number of bathrooms -  
  • Partially open bathroom 
  • Pay movies 
  • Premium bedding 
  • Premium TV channels 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Shower only 
  • Phone 
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 
  • Flat-panel TV 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Free wired Internet 

Where to Eat

re:mix(SM) lounge - Discover the free flow of modern living at re:mix(SM), Aloft Minneapolis’s communal lounge. Large windows, an open layout, mood lighting, and music set the tone for an eclectic and electric destination, day and night. A social hub to hang out in. A playful place to work, relax—or just get away from the quiet of your room.

Sink into seating that’s colorful and contemporary, but still comfy-cozy. Sidle up to the w xyz(SM) bar for some drinks or pop into re:fuel by Aloft(SM) for a self-serve snack. Catch up with friends, or catch the big game on the four-panel LCD TV screening wall. Bring your laptop and get some work done (or just surf) — the Wi-Fi is always on the house! We’ve even got tech gadgets for sale — go on, snag a spare flash drive or replace the headphones you left on the plane. Or just relax, low-tech-style: bring a book to lounge quietly, or battle it out over billiards or a board game. re:mix is whatever you make it!

Nearby Things to Do

The fitness center at Aloft Minneapolis is open 24 hours a day. The hotel’s re:charge gym includes stationary bikes, elliptical machines, treadmills, stairsteppers, strength machines, and free weights. A stretching area includes yoga mats. The indoor pool is heated.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Golfing nearby 
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby 

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • Roll-in shower 
  • In-room accessibility 

Hotel Policies

Check-in

Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Check-in time ends at midnight

Minimum check-in age is 21

Check-out

Check-out time is noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pets

  • Pets stay free
  • Dogs only
  • Up to 40 lb
  • Restrictions apply
  • For more information contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
Service animals exempt from fees/restrictions
No rollaway/extra beds available
No cribs (infant beds) available
Pets allowed (no fees)

Fees

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Breakfast fee: between USD 6 and USD 10 per person (approximately)
  • Self parking fee: USD 7-20 per day
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

  • aloft Hotel Minneapolis
  • aloft Minneapolis
  • Minneapolis aloft
  • Aloft Minneapolis Hotel Minneapolis

We should mention

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation. Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.


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