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 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 Foggy afternoon over Cedar Lake south beach. A beautiful sanctuary in the middle of Minneapolis. 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 A series of images showing how a heron may re-enter the rookery. 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 Jackie and I enjoying Mahi Mahi fish tacos at Tin Fish on Lake Calhoun in Minneapolis. A perfect pit stop on our bike ride today! August 15, 2012 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 A peaceful evening on the shores of lake calhoun. Rental canoes at Lake Calhoun in 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 Gigi's cupcakes--- super cute and yummy stop! Taken some home today for a birthday surprise :) 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! 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 Bonus mural same alley Danish, latte and a book. Tranquility 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!
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Get an overview of this hotelThe Westin Minneapolis hotel is located one-half block from Nicollet Mall.

Popular property highlights

Free WiFi
Restaurant
Indoor pool
24-hour business center
Smoke-free property

Downtown Minneapolis

This downtown Minneapolis business hotel is near the US Bank Stadium, Target Field, the Minneapolis Convention Center, Nicollet Mall, and the Target Center.

Hotel Features

Built in 1941, the historic 214 room property features 34-foot vaulted ceilings in the lobby, conference rooms, 24-hour room service, a 24-hour fitness facility, an indoor pool, spa tub, and BANK Restaurant and Bar.

Our Heavenly Room Amenities

Westin Minneapolis guestrooms offer the Westin Heavenly Bed and Rain Shower Bath, LED HD TVs, laptop compatible in-room safes, mini-refrigerator, and wired and wireless Internet access.

Languages Spoken

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Built in 1941, the Westin Minneapolis is in downtown Minneapolis, within blocks of Target Center, Target Field, US Bank Stadium, Nicollet Mall, connected to Minneapolis's skyway system, and half a block from the Light Rail Station. It inhabits the city's historic Farmers and Mechanics Bank Building and retains the building's original lobby, with 34-foot vaulted ceilings, a marble staircase, and carved wood decorations.

The hotel features a 24-hours fitness studio offering the Westin Workout Gear Lending Program, and a stainless steel indoor pool and spa tub (included in the daily resort fee).

Room service is available 24 hours a day. BANK Restaurant and Bar offers a wide range of food, with an emphasis on innovative versions of classics made with fresh, local ingredients. Private dining is also available. The daily resort fee includes a morning Starbucks Coffee and a glass of house wine or draft beer at BANK.

The Haven business center is open 24 hours a day; among other services, it provides remote printing. Meeting space is available for large and small groups, as is audiovisual equipment, banquet facilities, and event catering. A concierge desk is on site.

  • Express check-in 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Indoor pool 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Conference space 
  • Spa treatment room(s) 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Express check-out 
  • Meeting rooms 15 
  • Restaurant 
  • Year Built 1941 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Valet parking (surcharge) 
  • Limo or Town Car service available 
  • Computer station 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Conference space size (meters) - 1 
  • Luggage storage 
  • ATM/banking 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • 24-hour business center 
  • Concierge services 
  • Conference space size (feet) - 9,305 
  • Gift shops or newsstand 
  • Conference center 
  • Spa tub 
  • 24-hour fitness facilities 
  • Total number of rooms - 214 
  • Television in common areas 
  • Number of floors - 11 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Indoor pool  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Refrigerator  
  • Cribs/infant beds (complimentary)  

Internet

Available in all rooms: ,

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Parking

Valet parking (surcharge)

Room Amenities

  • Premium bedding 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Free newspaper 
  • Bathrobes 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Free bottled water 
  • Turndown service 
  • In-room massage available 
  • Slippers 
  • Rainfall showerhead 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • Down comforter 
  • Pillowtop mattress 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Desk 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • First-run movies 
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible) 
  • Digital TV service 
  • WiFi (surcharge) 
  • Wired Internet access (surcharge) 
  • Pay movies 
  • Premium TV channels 
  • Phone 
  • Room service (24 hours) 
  • Pillow menu 
  • Egyptian-cotton sheets 
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 
  • Free cribs/infant beds 
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge) 
  • LED TV 

Where to Eat

BANK Restaurant & Bar - Located in the lobby of the hotel and features 34-foot vaulted ceilings and original art-deco chandeliers. The restaurant showcases an open kitchen, a long communal table, intimate lounge seating, and traditional dining room seating. Menu varies with the seasons and includes fresh, locally produced ingredients. Signature rotisserie ensures juicy poultry in handcrafted sandwiches and salads. Five private dining rooms are available for groups of up to 22 for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Nearby Things to Do

Recreational activities at the hotel include access to the 24-hour fitness studio, indoor stainless steel pool, and spa tub. Bike rental for 1 hour is included in the daily resort fee (subject to availability; surcharge for additional use).

Guests have their pick of many nearby recreational activities, including sledding, skiing, snowboarding and ice fishing.

  • Snowboarding nearby 
  • Golfing nearby 
  • Snowmobiling nearby 
  • Snowshoeing nearby 
  • Downhill skiing nearby 
  • Cross-country skiing nearby 
  • Sledding nearby 
  • Bicycle rentals nearby 
  • Snow tubing nearby 
  • Segway rental/tour nearby 
  • Ski lessons available nearby 
  • Ski equipment rental shops nearby 
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby 

Spa Services

  • Number of treatment rooms 1 

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 2:00 AM

Minimum check-in age is 21

Check-out

Check-out time is noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children 18 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 30 per day.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pets

  • Pets stay free
  • Dogs only
  • 2 per room (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.
  • The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.
  • Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.
Service animals exempt from fees/restrictions
Pets allowed (no fees)
Parking height restrictions apply
The hotel requires credit card or debit card authorization at check-in to register and for incidentals. Any unused funds authorized on debit cards may take up to 14 business days after check-out to become available.

Fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:
  • Deposit: USD 200.00 per stay
We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Fee for buffet breakfast: USD 16.95 per person (approximately)
  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: USD 13.95 per 24-hour period (rates may vary)
  • Fee for in-room wired Internet: USD 13.95 per 24-hour period (rates may vary)
  • Valet parking fee: USD 45 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 30 per day
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

  • Minneapolis Westin
  • Westin Hotel Minneapolis
  • Westin Minneapolis
  • The Westin Minneapolis Hotel Minneapolis

We should mention

Children 18 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding. Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms. 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. Some facilities may have restricted access. Guests can contact the property for details using the contact information 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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