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Rating: 3.42

Address: 710 Marquette Ave, Minneapolis, MN, 55402

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    1. J V.
    By far the WORST hotel I've ever stayed at! And I've stayed everywhere from Motel 6 to the Westin & St Claire.... Needless to say they were unaccomodating to an early arrival due to red eye. Most of the staff wasn't knowledgable or friendly in assisting us. Then when we waited for HOURS and were the first people there they gave the first available rooms to someone else and didn't call us when ours were ready. In addition when we did finally get rooms not only did it look as though someone just handed the keys over without cleaning it but the bathroom was HORRID. There was actual MOLD in it. I'm not a snob I don't have a fancy home but there certainly isn't mold in it.  The girl even had the nerve to ask "are you sure?" I replied as nicely -and stilll unshowered from my red eye- Why don't you take a look! So after a snide remark, and only after it, was I escorted to the executive suite which looked like a normal room. There was nothing executive about it except the lounge (free drinks). Did I mention I wasn't the only one with an awful bathroom? The total is above 5. For the amount of money my company throws down at various shindigs this was the worst. i made them aware of it too and we won't be using them again!

    24/07/07 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    2. Thomas S.
    Located in the Philip Johnson designed IDS Center in downtown Minneapolis is the illustrious Marquette Hotel. This 18 story hotel within the 52 story skyscraper is a place I've always wanted to stay. Right in the heart of Minnepolis, on Nicollet Mall, connected by skyways to Neiman's, Macy's and Sak's (well is now a Sak's Outlet, but it still seems glamorous) and a bevy of fab saloons and eateries. I know there are now higher end digs in town (The Chamber por ejemplo) but this is where Mary Tyler Moore sat in part of the opening credits of the MTM Show. My excitement at that was lost on 24 year old Rickie as he had no idea who she was (cut to me crying in my Geritol). The room was spacious and sooo comfortable with the view I envisioned as a kid. The decor was warm yet contemporary, really not to "hotelly" at all. A curved maple desk anchored one end of the room with the kingsize bed taking center stage. But the full wall, four window view was breathtaking as I gazed over one of America's most beautiful cities. Hmmm, guess I'm a little partial. Parking was $20 a night. Front desk help uber Minnesota friendly. This was a perfect spot for us to start our vacation and to forget the flight from hell...read NorthWORST Airline review below. UFF DA!

    31/07/07 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    3. Marie P.
    I stayed at the Marquette Hilton for a conference so I was able to get the Hilton's discounted conference rate. Thank God because there was no way I could afford to stay here for 4 nights. But because of the conference and the Hilton's bizzare booking policy, I couldn't stay here the night I flew into MSP. Not even at the regular room price would they let me book an extra night. Whatever, I just stayed with someone who lived in MSP that night.

    The hotel is very nice. I loved the lobby and it's great for conferences with 2 floors of ballrooms and conference rooms. They also have a little convenience shop on the 3rd floor, which was perfect when I didn't have time to grab lunch but I needed a snack. The restaurant in the lobby was also nice, very over-priced so I didn't actually eat there but had a couple drinks at the bar. Check-in was very fast and I got to choose my floor and check out was quick as well. They also have an airline ticket kiosk to print out plane tickets prior to arriving at the airport. They also have an airport shuttle running every 20 minutes but beware, it's costs $16! Thanks, Hilton, for warning me. I could have just taken the train.

    And speaking of the train, it doesn't run sometimes. Like on holidays and randomly selected hours during the day.

    My room was great, on the 14th floor which had an excellent view of the city. I had 10 pillows. Not sure why, but I had a bunch. Also, the room comes with Lavazza coffee, not the usual crap hotel coffee, which I was totally excited about in the mornings. But I don't know what this crap is about having to pay for internet. What happened to free internet in your room? It costs something ridiculous like $9 an hour. Screw that. Thank God for my iPhone and Panera with it's free wifi. The conference had buffets catered by the Hilton everyday and the food was actually pretty good. I only made it to the dinner buffet on one of the days, but it had a great selection of food. On the top floor is the Concierge Level and it's just a great little lounge with a small bar and buffet-style food and snacks. It was fantastic to sit up there after a long day at the conference, talking with new friends and watching the sun set over Minneapolis. Be sure to check out this spot.

    Being located in downtown Minneapolis, there's lots of restaurants and stores around, which was great when I was sick of sitting in the conference and needed to get out.  I went in May, so the weather was BEAUTIFUL, but if you go during the winter (Oh, Lord...) no need to worry! Just about all the buildings are connected by the SkyWay so you don't have to walk outside in -40 degree weather.

    07/08/08 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    4. Michael D.
    The Marquette is a really nice hotel - the bed is wonderfully comfortable, the rooms are really good sized, and the rooms are perfectly cleaned each day.  The front desk are very helpful and will generall bend over backwards to help you find good places to eat and things to do.  Service is A+.

    My only real complaint is that the hotel room service menu - from Basil's Restaurant - is really expensive and the food is really over-rated.  Not impressed.

    All in all, I give the hotel a 4/5 - just stay away from the restaurant.

    19/10/06 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    5. Jason C.
    I had a great experience at this hotel. I stayed on the 18th floor and had a corner room view of the city. I was within walking distance to some outstanding restaurants and was close to all my business functions. I went to a Twins game one evening as was close enough to walk and hit a few bars and restaurants along the way. I will most definitely stay here again when I return to Minneapolis.

    14/05/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    6. Jenny z.
    This is my favorite Hilton in the United States.  It is conveniently located, the rooms are beautifully rehabbed and muy comfy, the food is very, very good, etc. but what makes this Hilton really stand out for me is the staff.

    Every Hilton should send their staff to the Marquette to watch and learn - these guys are the best.  When you travel as much as I do, you often times see the hotel staff more than your family, so their dispositions & such really matter.  This team is the best, best, best.  Every person in that hotel has gone above and beyond for me, particularly N. at the front desk - I'd use his full name, but I don't think we are allowed to.  I called once from a runway where I had been stuck for hours.  I was starving.  I was going to arrive after room service had closed. N got me a pizza and placed it in my room for me, so when I arrived at 3am, I could have something to eat!  Another time, I was at a different Hilton in MSP (the Marquette was sold out and I didn't pull Diamond privilege, thought I'd try the other one) and was having an awful experience.  I called the Marquette, got N. on the line, and at 3 am, he arranged for me to be moved to the Marquette - you cannot beat service like that anywhere!  Everyone at the desk is amazing, I could write a book about them, they are incredible!

    P. in the executive lounge is the greatest executive lounge host in the US.  She remembers your name, your drink, and any details about you that you've shared with her - she's fantastic! HH members - come to MSP just for this reception!!!  Great food, top shelf liquor and the friendliest gal in the world - P works like crazy to provide a great experience, don't forget to tip her!  The lounge itself is comfortable & convivial with a fantastic view of the city.  I always try to time my flights to be here early enough to really enjoy the lounge.

    Did I leave anything out? I have no idea...I could go on and on and on....Stay here, you will not regret it!

    21/08/07 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    7. justin v.
    I was so pissed off with this hotel and since there are tons in Minneapolis I don't have to worry about staying here again.
    I checked in and they couldn't find my reservation....for some reason they decided to put it under my middle name first name...Cole Justin and didn't have my last name anywhere on it.  It took me about 10 min on my blackberry to get my confirmation # becasuse they wouldn't let me use the computer at the desk.
    Then my bf and I go upstairs and we have 2 twin beds when I requested a king.  I go back downstairs and I am told that all kings are booked and they could give me a non-smoking room.  It took about 5 min for the girl to realize that I wanted a KING BED and didn't give a SH!T about the room being smoking or not!

    23/04/07 | Link | Rating: 2.0
    8. Carolina H.
    Beautiful room. First impressions of Minneapolis last a lifetime..So my company put me up here for a two nights. Amazing views of the city and very convenient to downtown night life.

    Definitely would stay here again.

    04/11/07 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    9. Junglist S.
    Plain lobby but very decent, very large rooms with good amenities.  Very good central location.

    30/10/10 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    10. AJ T.
    Stayed here for one night while we partied in the city.  Nice hotel with great location.  The happy hour at the bar was awesome and the staff were very helpful/nice.  Leon is the server in the bar and will hook it up.  Rooms were clean and roomy.  I will definitely be staying here again.

    11/07/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    11. Susan B.
    I have to say I would go back here in a heartbeat.  Wonderful rooms, staff and location!  The hotel was also very clean and seemed like it was updated.  Very comfy beds too!  Hal was the most courteous and friendly bartender on earth and I would go back just to be treated the way the staff treated us.

    21/01/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    12. Charles H.
    Overall, I thought the interior (the lobby and elevators in particular) were a  bit dated in terms of look and feel. That is my only real complaint, aside from the rate which felt a bit high for a Midwestern downtown hotel.

    Now to the good stuff. I love coffee. In my room I had lots of tasty Lavazza coffee, which was a nice touch when working from my room. The TV, bed, and bathroom were both nice as well. The hotel features free wi-fi in most places as well.

    I was there in late December and it was cold. There are at least a few great places walking distance from the hotel if you're looking for a drink or a bite to eat. I'd stay here again without question, but saw some room for improvement in terms of updating the interior look and feel.

    20/12/07 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    13. Kevin G.
    Not horrendous horrendous, but there are so many better options close by, like the Westin,  that there's no need to make the mistake of staying here.  Seemed like I was walking into a convenience store, not a hotel lobby. Rooms look like staging areas for target furniture collection, with convention-hall carpeting  + have lazy-boys in them (which might be good if it were ironic).  In an dated office building.  Executive lounge happy hour had "pressed ham" in the worst way.

    If you do end up having to stay there, the staff is attentive - bringing up a shaving kit right quick in the AM.  They also have irons that work well + don't leak - so gratifying if you're doing a quick once-over on an outfit + don't want to spend time blow-drying away the water afterwards.

    04/06/08 | Link | Rating: 2.0
    14. P J.
    Great hotel, beautiful rooms with nice views of the city and the in room showers convert to steam rooms.  The staff in the Executive Lounge is also great.  

    The hotel is attached via enclosed walkways to Saks, Nordstroms, etc.  Why?  Because if you freeze to death before you get back to the hotel you can't pay your bill!

    23/09/07 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    15. Matt C.
    First and foremost, I will say this is the nicest hotel I have ever stayed at in MSP. Does this mean you should stay here? Let me put it this way, I have yet to return.

    There are a few reasons for this. One is the price. Yes, I am traveling on a corporate expense account. I just feel bad spending $200 plus on a hotel in MSP, when I know there are other hotels in the area that I will be just fine at for less money.

    I stayed at this hotel during the coldest night this winter with wind chills in the negative 40's. This being said, I could not get my room to warm up. I double checked all of the windows, kept the shades drawn, but still found the room pretty cold, and I like to keep my rooms in the mid-high 60's. The bathroom was very dated, but there were signs noting that updates were coming in the next few months. The desk was nice and big and great for spreading work out.

    The service was great, from the doorman, to the front desk, to the waiter for room service. Everyone seemed genuinely concerned about my experience. The room service was good, but very expensive for what it was.

    I only spent one night in this hotel and enjoyed it, even with the cold. I just can't consciously justify it on the expense report.

    03/03/08 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    16. Cindy T.
    My issues are with the cleanliness of the place.  When we first got to our room, there was a piece of salami on the floor in the hallway.  It was there for our entire 3 day stay.  No one ever cleaned it up (yes, we could have, but it became a question as to how often they cleaned the hallways).  Our room was small, but nice enough.  My towel had red spots on it (~1/4 inch).  The bathroom counter was dirty in the corners and there was a bobby pin in the corner that was not from us.  On the second day, the cleaning staff left a long black hair on the bathroom floor.  The light fixture in the bathroom was coated in grimy dust.  For what we paid, I'd expect more.

    17/08/12 | Link | Rating: 2.0
    17. Rod S.
    I used to hate hate hate hate hate this hotel because of some prior bad experiences I had here; mainly for the putting me in a room with a twin bed when I specifically reserved a king room.  I was livid - that was 3 years ago and they lost a lot of business from me as I travel here every other month since then.  I had heard from colleagues that the rooms were remodeled and that they were much better so I decided to give them a try and I have enjoyed my stays ever since.  This is my 3rd stay ever since I decided to go back and each time the rooms are nice and HUGE!  The beds are comfortable and there is ample work space which is really important.  I called down to get an item from housekeeping and it was delivered in a matter of minutes and I do appreciate that.  

    Room service isn't bad either and now I continue to stay here.

    08/09/08 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    18. Anne W.
    Stayed there twice and got upgraded both times to a suite - once a corner suite.  Huge rooms and bathrooms, nice everything in the rooms.  I kind of didn't want to leave.  Great location in the center of town.  Lack of a real restaurant is the only thing that keeps me from going to 5 stars

    25/06/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    19. Eric K.
    Staying downtown in Minneapolis is the way to do it in wintertime.  I was here back in February for a week, and it was a dream to be able to use the skywalks to get wherever I needed to go downtown without having to brave the cold and snow.  There is even a shopping mall right across the street, in case you need to pick up anything.  

    I loved the hotel room.  The showerhead directly overhead is a nice touch!  I had a beautiful view of downtown.  I had no problems with the staff or my reservation as others seemed to have.  

    Parking was a bit expensive, but when you're downtown, that's to be expected.  It also took me a while to figure out how to properly get in and out of the garage.  (Yes, those big metal doors automatically open when you pull up to them...it doesn't mean the garage is closed).  

    I'd recommend it if you want to stay downtown.

    20/09/08 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    20. James E.
    Stayed here on my way through town. Lucked out in getting this place after buying a night's stay on a discount web site.  Seems like they've renovated recently. Everything was really nice and it was refreshing to have drawers in a hotel bathroom.  Not that we used them, but that just made it feel less like a hotel and more like a temporary home.

    The pool was very cool. Stainless steel and the jacuzzi was just hot enough to make you relax, but not too hot.

    We didn't really use any of the hotel services, but this place treated us just right and if I had my choice, I'd come back here.

    13/06/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    21. Autumn M.
    Despite there being absolutely no line, and being a Hilton Honors member, it took over 20 minutes for the staff to check me in.  I was then informed that even though I had a reservation that was booked far in advance, that they did not have a room that was available for my entire stay.  The manager went on to explain that I would have to change rooms 1/2 way through my stay at the property.  I don't expect this kind of poor service when I have 6 figure points with a hotel chain!  I guess it's time to start giving more of my business to Mariott or Starwood!

    27/06/11 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    22. Meagan C.
    I used to spend about 5 weeks a year here and think that the facilities and service are great for anyone travelling for business. The beds are comfy, TV is big, showers are great, and it is easy to get around downtown using the sky ways from this location.

    Before the economy fell to pieces, I had a bit harder of a time getting a short term reservation on the executive levels (especially when vying for my favorite corner room). Afterwards, not only did I get a reservation but when I stayed for about 2 weeks at a time I started getting gift baskets full of fruit, wine and cheese about once a week. Talk about appreciating your business. The executive lounge is a great place to grab some quick breakfast and I absolutely love Sherri that works up there. Even if it was six months between my visits, she would still remember that I liked green tea instead of coffee when I showed up every morning. Just great service.

    The real kicker was that once I had booked a stay during a Hilton Honors triple point promotion but had not been awarded the points due to my not mentioning the promotion during my booking. Since I was staying 14 nights I decided to ask the Manager about it and he was able to award me the points even though I wasn't using the correct booking rate.

    All of these things keep me very happy and a repeat customer.

    25/11/09 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    23. Clara K.
    this is a really nice hotel with a boutique-y feel in the heart of downtown, close to dining and shopping. i didn't even know it was a hilton until later. the bar downstairs has interesting drinks (including a bacon old fashioned!) and really yummy calamari.

    just a note: the double beds are fairly small. they seemed somewhere in between twin and full size.

    great staff, very welcoming and accommodating.

    04/07/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    24. Elizabeth M.
    We spent one night in a Jr. Executive suite on the 16th floor. We enjoyed a gorgeous view, comfy king bed, and fluffy super sized towels. The location was perfect for exploring downtown and going to a Twins game. In the evening, there was free coffee and dessert or drinks (you paid for these) on the 19th floor executive lounge. There was a fairly opulent breakfast spread the next morning as well: Cheeses, pastries, hardboiled eggs, cereals. The staff was friendly and helpful. The elevator and garage were a bit wonky, but other than that a satisfying "pricey" night on the town.

    30/07/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    25. Amiee L.
    I like this hotel better then the other Hilton in town.

    It's a good hotel for a business situation and the rooms are really large...but you can tell it was an upgraded dated hotel room.  

    One great thing is the business center is free....so that's nice that you don't have to pay for using a computer and printing out your boarding pass.

    The other thing is that there is a nice 42" flat screen TV - which was wonderful for me while I was Olympics....so it all worked out.

    19/08/08 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    26. Martha M.
    I've always liked the Marquette on previous stays, so I booked there again for an upcoming business trip. After booking, I learned second hand that some colleagues had encountered bed bugs there.

    Since it was second-hand information, I decided to call the hotel.  My first cause for concern was that the operator did not immediately deny the bed bug report, and gave me some story about the facilities manager being on vacation.  Then she put me on hold for a few minutes, after which she said she was going to transfer me to the general manager.

    After this, I expected to actually be put through to the general manager, but instead I got his voice mail. I left a message voicing my concern and asked for a return call. This was early in the day and there has been no response.

    I can only assume the reports were correct and the GM didn't want to be caught in a lie, denying the situation, and also didn't want to admit it.

    I am now booked at another hotel.

    10/11/10 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    27. Bert M.
    While this hotel is not set up for families, they did a very nice job accommodating mine, including our 8-month-old baby.

    Our teething, drooling, peeing, pooping, puking, loud, snorting, crying, giggling, sillypants baby... AND all of his gear.

    The front desk upgraded our room (for a fee) so that we could be in a one bedroom allowing Mr. CrankyPants to nap, undisturbed by his bumbling father tripping over furniture and his loud-ass mother talking on the phone.  The room was clean and well-kept.  Our shower, however, could have used a bit more water pressure, but that was my only complaint.

    Four stars for the good service and the great location.  

    Tip: If you're there on Thursday in the summertime, there's a farmers' market on Nicollet Mall, just outside the IDS entrance.

    20/07/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    28. Zayka Z.
    The hotel is nice and is in a nice location - stay here during the team offsites when in town - the room service charge is insain - for a coffee and a dessert - $11 all together but after tax and charge and another (?) charge it was nearly $20... really????
    Rooms are nice and big, TV choices are ok - lots to do in the area round this hotel... rates are resonable as well.

    08/09/11 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    29. Ruth P.
    My stay was adequate.  The location was nice, beautiful but loud entry, organized reception.  The hotel is exceptionally large and when we arrived the lobby was very loud as there was a conference going on.  We paid $79 for our room which I questioned considering that the hotel was 1. a Hilton and 2. downtown Minneapolis.  I was questioning what was wrong with the hotel that would warrant such a great rate.  Well I soon found out.  If you choose to valet park, you will spend $23, $13 for self park.  We didn't want to carry our items so we chose to valet park.  My car sat with the keys in it, unlocked in the same spot for over 30 minutes.  This did not make me feel comfortable at all.  So now we are up to $102.  The room was standard with double full size beds even though the room was significantly large enough to comfortably hold 2 queen size beds and some chairs.  I would not recommend the standard rooms to more than 2 people as there certainly is not enough room to sleep comfortably.  Our room did not appear to be vacuumed and there was a mens shoe left in the closet from a previous guest.  We had traveled 6 hours and it was late but we needed something to eat.  Being tired we decided to order an appetizer.  They had artichoke dip on their menu which is an item that they no longer carried.  Instead they offered a substitute for the same price.  It was something they should be ashamed of serving.  It was melted cheese floating in butter.  That is it.  The cheese was not spreadable and was absolutely nothing worth paying what we did for it.  We also ordered a bottle of wine.  Be aware of the fine print.  The Hilton will charge you 17% gratuity for room service.  So our $54 order turned out to be $72.  The gal that delivered the food was extremely pleasant and opened the bottle of wine for us but that is awfully hefty charge to take an elevator to the room and set the food on a table.  WiFi is NOT free, neither is breakfast so expect extra charges for those if they are necessary for your stay. In my opinion, I would much rather the hotel charge the full charge immediately instead of charging us at every turn.  

    Beyond that, all of the hotel staff was exceptionally helpful and friendly.  Because I felt I was constantly asked to pay for something extra, I most likely will not stay there again.

    29/07/13 | Link | Rating: 2.0
    30. Ed H.
    NOT BUSINESS TRAVELER FRIENDLY! I was scheduled to stay at this hotel for one night on a business trip. My flight plans changed last minute and I called as soon as I landed to cancel my existing reservation.  I explained my situation to the front desk receptionist and she said there was nothing she could do but their "Policy" was to charge me a full-night's stay because I cancelled in less than 24 hours.  She also went on to tell me that the hotel was fully booked for the night, so she had to bill me; which demonstrates the amount of GREED this hotel is governed by - NOT CUSTOMER SERVICE!!!

    01/08/13 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    31. Carolyn R.
    Awesome room (on one of the exec floors), and loved the club on 19.  Sweet perk!  The only bummer is the jerk smoking some really nasty weed in one of the rooms on our air shaft which is seeping its way into ours.  For the second time today...    Not the hotels fault but the ventilation does suck, and even with the tiny window open it still smells bad.

    03/11/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    32. Jeff F.
    Stay here for accurate, friendly, service. From housekeeping to room service to noise levels and I will confess tis king bed is better than my new tempurpedic at home,.convenient to serious business folks that have downtown assignments , the meeting rooms are always well managed and we are having regular all day sessions here. We also secured space recently to shoot some professional video segments..which went all day. The staff is quiet yet at the ready. The hotel has hit its stride as a top business venue. Not a party place or honeymoon spot, although they will make any weary traveller feel welcome. Speedy checkin and easy walk to interesting clubs or eats. Upgrade to club level , if you are weekday biz travel person...very safe and comfortable,for single female travelers and foreign visitors. Apparently secure enough for more established celebrity types or world leaders...not where you will see the acts from First Avenue, running in the hallway..but that fun club is a short walk away..

    30/10/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    33. Jessica S.
    Perfect location by my office. Connected to the skywalk and shops. A local colleague called ahead and told them to take care of us because we were from Texas and "won't be used to the cold weather" so...they brought in a space heater and 2 wool blankets. Ha! Definite customer service! Looking forward to my future trips.

    11/12/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    34. Alex N.
    Your typical business hotel.  They did upgrade me to the Executive floors, which includes Executive Lounge access.  Great!.. but no big deal.  Odd note - the towel rack is too far away from the shower.  Also, the wireless barely worked in my room, so I suspect it's spotty elsewhere.

    Stay at the Westin, it has a better bar/restaurant and better rooms.

    3 stars for below average accommodations and sub-par Exec Lounge.

    03/09/10 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    35. Hue K.
    Three and half stars.

    I would give 4 stars to Marquette hilton for its location. It is located in IDS building where many shops and places to eat. the lobby of IDS (entrance of the hotel) has nice sitting area. now there is a pretty xmas tree sitting in the middle of lobby.

    my room has great city view. I had a standard room with king bed and it wa spacious.  

    I stayed only 2 days and moved to hilton minneapolis so that i can compare which one is better for future stay. marquette hilton doesn't have sauna or pool...

    Next time I will stay here again. Best location!

    09/12/09 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    36. Esther Y.
    This is definitely a solid hotel.  I was here for work and stayed on the executive floors, so I'm not sure if the rooms are a different size on the other floors or not, but my room was huge.  It had room for a full size desk, a chair and an ottoman and a king sized bed.  I had plenty of space to move around, and didn't feel like I was constantly on top of my own things.  The bathrooms were really nice, the rain shower was great, and everything was clean and nice.

    The gym is pretty small, but it was never packed so it wasn't a pain. My only beef is that the internet connection was spotty, and that the parking was pretty expensive.  

    Other than that, if I had to go back for work, I would try to stay in this hotel again.

    29/02/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    37. Johanna C.
    the hotel is rated 4 stars and i definitely agree with that rating!

    the hotel is very clean and the rooms have everything you could think of ever needing, down to the very detail. the beds are comfy, towels are plush, and there's plenty of room. it's in a great location right in the middle of downtown so there's plenty to do in the area, target is even 1 block down if you forgot to pack anything! service is also very excellent and all the staff were polite, helpful and professional.

    my fav thing about the room was the tv that you could pivot so you can watch from ANYWHERE in the room.

    we ordered room service for breakfast 2 days in a row. the service is very timely and you get the food as warm as possible. the hash browns are slight oily but definitely the best part of bfast :p.

    06/12/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    38. Ricardo F.
    Great clean hotel with comfy beds. Nice showers and a plethora of amenities. The executive lounge breakfast was decent with fresh fruit, oatmeal, cereals etc.

    27/07/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    39. Andrew S.
    I have stayed here on multiple locations and have always been very happy.  It is a prime location in downtown Minneapolis with easy access to all other buildings and places via the skyway.  Basil's Restaurant which is located in the hotel is also very excellent as is the hotel bar.

    I highly recommend this hotel.  I have stayed at the Westin several times and would still recommend the Marquette hotel above the Westin.

    The only issue I have had with the Marquette is getting my car out of the parking garage.  Often times my room card doesn't work when I try to exit or enter the garage and it can be a pain to get out at times if the attendant is absent.

    03/03/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    40. Travis L.
    This place is very nice, but I've learned my lesson with Travelocity.  Sure, we negotiated a pretty great rate, but the Negotiator doesn't tend to ask about the size of one's family.  In our case, we're four, all told; frankly, that's too many for a single king bed.  In spite of our cheap ways, Lana at the front desk took mercy upon us and sent a roll away to our room for free and put us up on a higher floor in a bigger room than we'd initially been given.  That's part of the lesson, the other is perhaps one I should have known about from the start: the cost of parking.  We had a similar incident in Denver, where we paid over $30 to park overnight in a downtown hotel's parking structure which we'd reserved on Travelocity.

    As an aside, I'm not going to admit that I'm a huge Mary Tyler Moore Show fan, but, let's just say that it was the hotel's location/history was a pleasant surprise.

    If I wanted to be unfair, I'd knock the hotel for its downtown location.  Minneapolis may not be New York City, but it has a pretty good amount of noise throughout the night.  Thankfully, it cuts to almost nothing at about 2:00 AM, but up to that point, stereos, sirens, and fights were pretty commonly heard up on the 7th floor.  Maybe the higher rooms aren't as bad, maybe not.  Either way, it was bearable, and I understand that I'm a paranoid light sleeper, so no penalty to the hotel there.

    So, Pros: Location, staff.  Cons: Parking cost, paid internet

    04/09/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    41. Andrea R.
    Almost a year later and I was back at the Marquette Hilton. My experience was during the week (rather than a holiday weekend) so it was completely different. I think everyone who was staying there was a business traveler...I guess I was there for business too, but am lucky enough to have a job where I don't put on a suit in the morning like the others.

    The service was fabulous, check in very speedy this time, can't beat the downtown location, and my room was spacious. My one complaint was that the gym was undergoing some renovations and closed during the 3 days I was there. They did offer me a discounted pass to the Y, but if you're going to close your gym you should at least be giving away free passes to guests.

    Overall, a very nice stay for just over $200/night...

    10/07/08 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    42. Debbie E.
    A good business hotel.  There is a bunch close by right in downtown.  Lobby is spacious.  The lobby bar and restaurant is good for business travelers and very accommodating for single diners who want a quick bite or for groups who want to get together for a drink.  Plenty of TVs in the bar area.

    It is a large hotel.  I think some of the decor in the rooms needs updating.  The heat is governed at 75 degrees in the rooms, but it still blows out kind of chilly.  Good water pressure and hot water in the shower.  With singles in a king size room they only leave two towels, I hate that.  But the room I was in was large.

    The gym is on the small side but there are machines as well as weights and mats.  Indoor pool.

    Wi Fi is not complimentary.

    The Executive Lounge had the typical light food, coffee, tea, and drinks.  They do monitor entry very closely, though.  The Lounge has lots of tables spread out and computers with printers to print your boarding pass.

    06/03/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    43. Rosemary K.
    While I stay at Hilton properties all the time and we got a great rate at The Marquette Hotel, this was a less than stellar stay on so many levels.

    Pros: Our room was on the 18th floor and was spacious and comfortable. The hotel is centrally located and plenty to see and do in the area. Walking distance to many downtown highlights.

    Cons: The valet system was a joke. Generally, the valet was not around and the wait time to get the car to the valet or from the valet was well over 10 minutes. This was the most unusual situation at a hotel we have experienced

    The daily room cleaning service left one set of towels for our room...again, this is something we had not experienced. Generally, the least amount of towels on the racks are sets of two. Every day we had to ask for additional towels...strange.

    We ordered a rollaway bed at 8:30 pm and were told it would be right up. At 11 pm we finally got the bed after three calls to the front desk and guestline.

    Front desk staff was cordial but did not go out of their way to be of service.

    Not sure I would stay at this property again. There is a Hilton downtown as well that I am more likely to try.

    05/09/13 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    44. Lyndsay K.
    We enjoyed our stay at this hotel.  The staff was very friendly, the room clean (and the upgrade to the Executive Floor was a nice bonus), the executive lounge convenient and appreciated, bed comfortable.  All good things!

    Only negative is the hotel restaurant.  It totally blows.  Whatever you do, please do not waste your money in that pit.  It was one of the worst meals I've had in years.

    05/09/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    45. Angela M.
    I was unimpressed by the Marquette Hilton.  For the price that you're paying (yes, we did get the wedding discount rate), I just expected more.  

    The room and facilities are nice enough and the location is great, but the service is unimpressive.  When we checked in, we were "upgraded" to a club level room without the club access, which isn't an upgrade because the room isn't different and it just means that you have to scan your room key in the elevator before pushing the button for your floor.

    Speaking of elevators, they were so SLOW.  It may or may not have been because Steven Tyler was staying there at the same time, and he may or may not have had either his own elevator or some kind of extra security.  All I'm saying it that we would wait 3-5 minutes each time we pushed the button before the elevator arrived...

    Not only were we given an "upgrade", we were also put in an ADA room without being asked.  I'm sure I'm being picky, but when the closet bars are low enough for ADA compliance, my dress and my husband's suit were touching the ground.  And then water gets everywhere in the bathroom because there's just a tiny lip between the shower and the rest of the bathroom.

    But the most annoying part was the fire alarm at 1:49 in the morning.  We got dressed and headed down the stairs, all 17 flights.  When we got to the lobby, there was no instruction... we just kind of filed into the lobby.  After a few minutes the night manager informed us that the alarm was only on the executive floors - 15-17 - and that they expected it was due to someone smoking in the room.  While we waited in the lobby, we were greeted by some of our wedding party friends who were still living it up, completely unaware of the fire alarm.  Guess that was the universe telling us that we should have kept partying.  Regardless, the information was never any better... the night manager appeared about 15 minutes later to tell us that we could go back to our rooms, without a full explanation.  The whole thing seemed pretty haphazard to me.  I hope they never have a real fire, especially at night, since they don't seem terribly prepared or concerned.    Let me be clear - it wasn't the fire alarm that earned them this poor rating, it was the lack of information or concern on the part of the management as they dealt with the situation.

    19/07/12 | Link | Rating: 2.0
    46. JoAnna L.
    It wasn't bad. The room sizes were adequate and they were pretty clean. The front desk staff was really professional and helpful, if not a bit overwhelmed as there were 4 weddings that weekend. The irritating thing was the wifi you had to pay for and a very strange cleaning lady. I had spilled a whole soda on the bed mid-morning and called down for new sheets. The lady came to my door and said, "You want me to clean your room now? I'm supposed to go to lunch now, and all of the food will be gone!" Once I explained to her that I only needed a new set of sheets and that I would put them on myself she was much nicer and understanding. This was however a strange experience.
    The reason for 2 stars though is because my coworker and I were here on business. Our manager had booked the room over the phone explaining that once we got there, we did not have access to the company card that was to be charged. The manager of the hotel told her that would be no problem. We checked in and used my coworker's credit card for them to have for the deposit......Well, the night before we checked out, my coworker gets an alert that the hotel had charged her card for the deposit and TOTAL room charges!!!!!! We call my boss, my boss calls the hotel's manager, we go to the front desk, and all they say is that they cannot do anything and my coworker will have to straighten it out with our company. Absolutely unacceptable! And very unhelpful management.

    22/06/13 | Link | Rating: 2.0
    47. Michelle I.
    I stayed here for work.  

    Listen, when work foots the bill; I don't have much to complain about.  Except I did have to share a room with a co-worker -- damn you company budget!

    The room looked over the atrium of the indoor mall connected to the hotel, so nothing exciting there.  The beds were fulls, which I found kind of interesting...no bigs though, as long as I can sleep in it, I'm happy.  The weirdest thing about the room?  The curved 'executive' desk that seemed like the focal point of the room.  Good if you're working in your room, bad for aesthetics.  Bathroom was great; spacious, modern and a nice shower.  

    I'm not too familiar with Minneapolis, but the location was great for dining and strolling around.  There was a-bike share-rental-thing that was just around the corner...biking is a perfect way to see a city.  The hotel is also close to a two-story Tarjay!  Score.  Light Rail is two blocks away.  Also, staff was helpful and friendly.  

    All lodging needs met....Good enough for me!

    02/10/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    48. Charlotte Anne B.
    I am really thinking 3.5 stars.  I LOVED my room.  I have gold status with Hilton so I got an executive level room with access to the executive lounge.  The staff I met were great, the cleaning staff didn't restock the coffee or toiletries great, though.  The person who turned down my bed when I wasn't there left me a bottle of water on different nights, but not every time.  

    I found the executive lounge a big disappointment.  I went the first night and decided that wasn't a good use of my time.  The hor d'ourves lacked originality, just cheese and crackers and little fruit.  I did enjoy my included 'breakfast' each morning, but found this disappointing, also.  They have tiny plates, no hot food other than bagels or bread you can toast yourself and oatmeal.  The first morning I ate a boiled egg, but decided it was too much work for what I got so didn't bother with it again.  They had cheese and fruit and yogurt and cereal and coffee and orange juice and apple juice.  I prefer grapefruit juice, but I was out of luck.  I managed a meal out of it each of the four mornings I woke up there, but having stayed at two DoubleTrees in separate cities already this year I expected a little more.

    Other than the executive lounges offerings and the strange spottiness of the cleaning staff I loved this place.  My room was huge and comfortable.  The staff were all very friendly.  It is close to things, but not in the middle of things.  However, even on the 17th floor I heard street noise, once an alarm that went off for a long time and twice sirens.  My room had a big desk where I could comfortably work.  The fitness room was adequate, well stocked with towels and cups for water from the water cooler.  There wasn't a great deal of equipment, but being 24 hours I didn't have to wait for a machine I wanted.

    Other than my wonderful room the best thing about this place is the indoor courtyard outside of it.  It is on the SkyWay and is in the IDS building complex.  There are several small restaurants that close early (6 or 7 pm), a convenience store that stayed open later, a very nice restaurant in the street level, a Gap, a Gap Kids, a Banana Republic, a T-Mobile store, a cool ceiling to floor fountain (like one of those big overhead showerheadss) that dropped water at least three stories.  It is connected on one side to the Macy's downtown, and the Off 5th Sacks Fifth Ave factory store.  Backing up to Nicollet Mall this place is well situated.  I didn't go outside any day until I went looking for dinner and did not have to go outside then, but I wanted to.

    30/03/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    49. Jeff F.
    Not sure why people rave about this hotel. I had a corner suite on the 19th floor and admit it's nice, but I was expecting something on par with Marriott's Autograph collection or SPG's Luxury collection - instead it's more like a 2nd tier Conrad. The rooms were good, but really average given the hotel's projected image. The internet speed was terrible .37 Mb/s down. speedtest.net/result/157… . The gym was meh.

    On the brightside, I would say I did get a good night's sleep. Not a bad stay by any means - but I think the 4 star average is generous.

    10/11/11 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    50. Jessica A.
    I agree with Jeff F, not totally sure why people rave about this hotel. For a Hilton granted, it's pretty nice I guess.

    I used HHonors points for a free stay -- burned 35,000 pts and was in an "Executive room" on the 18th floor. All that I could tell, was that that the Executive rooms are on the top floors. 19th is the top.

    But I was "hoping".... to maybe get upgraded since I am Diamond. (hint, hint) It seems like so many other Yelpers got upgraded, but maybe they didn't bump this Diamond because it wasn't revenue or something?

    Either way.. it was convenient to be located in the IDS tower. Starbucks downstairs... :) Connected to the SkyWay system. The lobby was really nice...

    But when in Mpls there are other properties that I look at booking first.

    I didn't check out the gym or the club lounge, so sorry that I can't comment about that.

    Staff seemed nice though.

    23/02/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    51. Jennifer H.
    Everything was great with one exception.

    In-room WiFi is not cheap.

    I suspect that other customers have complained very vigorously about this, because when I asked the desk clerk whether I needed to pay her for WiFi as I checked in, she launched into this little speech about how they had free WiFi in the lobby and business room. Then she told me that if I wanted in-room WiFi, I needed to pay for it in my room.

    She cleverly did all of this without ever mentioning the actual price.

    So it wasn't until I got to my room that I discovered that getting a WiFi signal in your room will set you back fifteen dollars a day! Seventeen dollars a day if you choose faster Internet speeds.

    10/07/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    52. Robert W.
    Stayed here for a wedding.  The lobby and the lounge areas are exquisite, and the parking is warm and clean, even if they charge outrageous overnight rates.

    When I arrived to my room, there were various issues, particularly in the bathroom.  The toilet clogged on every flush, and when I called for a plunger, they stated that one would be sent up right away.  After about 45 minutes of waiting, I had to get to the wedding, so I left.  When I got back to the room, I could tell that someone had worked on it, but it still kept clogging up.  

    The shower was pretty bad as well.  The water valve was reversed and there was only one spray pattern on the shower head.  The water was bitterly cold and the pressure was low.  Noise control was also an issue.

    I won't even get into the tv and wi-fi situation, but needless to say, I let that pass, because this is a huge building and there must be some wiring issues.

    To summarize, the structure is beautiful and the room views are breathtaking.  The staff is friendly and know the area.  There must be some lack of communication between the front desk staff and housekeeping, because the rooms are misleading and do not live up to what the building has to offer.  Slight not recommend.

    06/04/14 | Link | Rating: 2.0
    53. Kevin L.
    Definitely a fan.  Clean, comfortable, modern, and location right in the heart of downtown.  Service was impeccable.

    25/03/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    54. M L.
    Great location; great king bed rate with free parking($89 on expedia). Our biggest problem was the hard (too firm!) bed. We are used to Westin's heavenly bed and this Hilton bed does not come close.  Also they only provide 2 bath towels. Bathroom has no tub. We will pick a Westin property next time.

    04/09/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    55. Bryan B.
    Great experience, great location, great hotel. I would stay here again in a heartbeat. Everything about it was excellent.

    09/06/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    56. Matt M.
    For the price, you're seriously not going to do better downtown Minneapolis.  

    The location is just a couple blocks off of Hennepin and 1st Ave.  Even closer to Nicollet Mall.  The walking around the area, even at 1 in the morning, isn't too sketchy.

    The staff is incredibly friendly and helpful.  I arrived 2 hours before stated check-in time and was accommodated with a smile.  It made my day SO much easier and I was incredibly grateful.  

    The rooms are surprisingly big and well-priced.  For a king executive (a pretty standard hotel type room - bed, desk, TV, bathroom), on a Saturday night, I paid about 150 or so, parking and taxes included.  I was baffled.  I had some friends staying at Graves 601 that same night and they paid twice what I paid for rooms HALF the size.  

    I could not be more impressed with the joint.  The parking situation (park in the IDS Center ramp on Marquette between 7th & 8th) is a little bit of a clusterfck, but if you've ever been in a ramp in downtown Minneapolis... they pretty much all are.  The Marquette gives you a passcard to get in and out of the ramp, too.  Very handy for a lot of people I'd guess.

    Take my advice and stay at this place if you're looking for downtown spots.  Absolutely wonderful.

    08/09/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    57. Ka L.
    My friends and I stayed at the Marquette Hilton from Saturday to Sunday for a girl's night and we got an Executive Suite.  The positives were that we got access to the hors'deourve and happy hour and the complimentary breakfast since we were in one of the Executive Suites.  The room had a refrigerator, which is a plus.  And the area of the hotel where our room was, was very quiet, which we liked because we ran into a group of giggling college girls in the elevator and a bunch of college guys in the lobby wondering if the hotel gave college discounts.

    We all loved the rainshower shower head in the bathtub.  Although we thought that on the hotel website, they advertised two rainshower shower heads, a whirlpool tub and double sinks, I guess we didn't mind.

    One of my pet peeves is housekeeping knocking on our door before check out.  And it happened to us, but at least they knocked before entering - which I've had housekeeping not even knock and just come in before at other hotels.

    All in all, I would go back and stay at the Marquette Hilton.

    17/09/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    58. Michelle C.
    It's a 4-star hotel and that's exactly what I got.

    I stayed on the executive floor on a Sunday night. Unfrotunately, the club was closed on Sunday night and Monday morning so I didn't get to check out its club amenities, food, and drinks.

    I initially got a corner room on the 19th floor. The furnace made a weird vibrating noise (which i was sure it would drive me insane throughout the night) so I called and got a new room down the hall. The room is beautiful (I posted a few pictures of the room). there is a wonderful minibar with granite  counters. Robe was plush, bed was very comfortable.  It had a large desk to work on. My only complaint is that the desk faces the bed so I couldn't work and watch TV (the TV was behind me).  it was a spacious, well-decorated, and clean room.

    Valet- I wasn't too happy with valet service. when I pulled up, there was no attendant. I left the car on the curb, came inside and waited at the valet desk for a few minutes before someone came to greet me.

    09/03/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    59. K K.
    I will never ever stay in this hotel again.  Complete disregard for customers - make sure you read the fine print before making a reservation!   Despite the change in my travel plans I was told my room was non refundable due to a policy put in place by the manager to " maximize revenue".   Never again.

    15/07/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    60. Alicia Y.
    My college roommate had her wedding here this summer, so I stayed at the hotel for the wedding weekend. This was my first time staying in a Hilton hotel, and I have to say, I was pretty impressed. My room was clean, VERY spacious (even with a king bed, night tables, executive desk, lounge chair with hassock, TV console, sitting bench next to the TV, and fridge/beverage counter, there was a ton of open floor space), and the bathroom had a really lovely shower with a glass door -- a nice touch. The fitness center here, while not huge, was also very well kept-up and had all the essentials, and the room service was fast with generous portions of tasty meals (the pulled pork sandwich was especially delicious). The staff were also very helpful and friendly, especially the folks on the front desk. I also appreciated that the hotel is under a five-minute walk from a train that runs directly to the airport -- very convenient location-wise, especially since the rate for the wedding guests at the time was only $129/night (a steal for any decent hotel in late August).

    However, the biggest drawback to this hotel, ironically, is also its location: downtown Minneapolis is very loud, even late at night. I was on the fifteenth floor and could still hear street noise. I always travel with earplugs for exactly this reason, but it's definitely something to consider when you book (though I imagine you'd have that issue at pretty much any hotel in downtown). Additionally, though the hotel is an AT&T wifi hotspot, you have to pay an additional $13.95 per day if you want wireless (or wired) access on anything other than a smartphone in your room. I know those aren't huge issues, but they're things that can make or beak a stay for some people.

    Overall, though, for the price and the service, I'd definitely stay at the Marquette if I ever found myself in Minneapolis again!

    07/11/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    61. Sal K.
    I've enjoyed two mini staycations at this hotel throughout the last few years. Both times I've had a huge and bright corner room with a fridge. I prefer this hotel over most Hilton properties. Prices seem better, it's skyway connected, the rooms seem to have more square footage, and it's not cookie-cutter in style.

    14/01/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    62. Bill T.
    Living it up at the Marquette Hotel...such a lovely place, such a lovely space.

    This is a great place, for the following reasons:

    *Friendly staff
    *Very clean and well-maintained building
    *Comfy beds
    *Nice gym
    *Tasty snacks in Exec Lounge
    *Great location  
    -10 minutes to Target Field
    -One block from Macy's
    -10 minute walk to tons of restaurants and clubs
    - Two blocks from the Light Rail which can take you right to the Airport or Mall of America (or Metrodome, even) for $1.75

    If those reasons aren't enough, then brother (or sister), you might need to have your head examined.  What else do you need for a great hotel stay?

    17/09/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    63. Daniel B.
    I met Steven Tyler at this hotel!

    Aerosmith stayed at the Marquette over the weekend as they kicked off their new tour at the Target Center on Saturday.  I stayed at the hotel for a wedding.  As we, the wedding party, were taking photos in and around the hotel, we ran into Aerosmith in the lobby leaving for the arena.

    The Marquette is located in downtown Minneapolis near Nicollet Mall.  It's in a great location because there are a lot of shops, restaurants, and bars within walking distance.  Nice Ride bike stations and the Metro Transit Light Rail are not far away, making those affordable transportation options convenient.  The hotel is connected to IDS Center, which is the tallest building in the state of Minnesota.

    The hotel itself is traditional, elegant, and luxurious.  I'd say it's a "5-star" hotel, but it's showing its age.  I booked a "city view" room with a king bed using my United Airlines MileagePlus miles.  I got a view of downtown skyscrapers (e.g. Foshay Tower) and the patterned rooftop of IDS' Crystal Court (lobby and shopping area).

    I really enjoyed my room.  It was very spacious and the bed was nice and comfy (100% Egyptian cotton).  The room had a large, full-sized, half-moon-shaped desk, which was great since I like to set up and use my laptop at hotels.  Free wired Internet (Ethernet cable provided) and paid Wi-Fi through Hilton HHonors and AT&T.  Existing AT&T subscribers can pay for Wi-Fi and it billed to their home/office Internet account.  I used the free wired Internet, but I believe the Wi-Fi was $12.50 a day.  The wired Internet was sufficiently fast for both uploads and downloads.

    42-inch LCD TV with plenty of viewing options including ESPN and HBO, both in HD.  Unfortunately, not all the channels were in HD, such as NBC.  I had to watch the U.S. Open in standard def.  Boo.  If I was lying in bed, I didn't like how the TV was off to the side.  I'd rather have the TV at the foot of the bed, a setup most hotels use.

    The bathroom was very nice.  Glass and granite shower, handheld showerhead, and granite countertops.  My only complaints about the bathroom are: (1) the floor of the bathroom flooded easily when taking a shower and (2) the toilet seat couldn't be lifted all the way because the countertop blocked it from going fully up -- both design flaws.

    Check-in and check-out were both a breeze.  The front desk staff were cute, friendly, and helpful.

    19/06/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    64. Beth F.
    My favorite thing about this hotel was the view. Our room was on Lucky #13 and faced the Foshay Tower. It's beautiful.

    My second favorite thing was the bathroom, and specifically, the shower, which was probably the most perfect hotel shower of my life. It had a detachable rain shower head and both the water pressure and temperature were excellent. The complimentary shampoo and soaps were from Peter Thomas Roth, a new-to-me brand, which I could absolutely see myself purchasing for home use just to recreate the softness of my hair after that shower. And the massaging bath bar? Brilliant!

    The bathroom (not to mention the room itself) have obviously been updated recently. I remember coming here for a pre-party years ago and thinking it was dingy but that is no longer the case. The décor was traditional but fresh and clean which translated to very comfortable.

    The room itself was spacious. For this trip we were only traveling with our youngest, but I could easily see returning for a staycation with all three minions in tow and not falling all over each other plus the luggage that a family of five generates.

    The central location of the hotel also can't be beat. It's attached to the Skyway system, which is clutch for the winter months, and the IDS Crystal Court opens onto Nicollet Mall which is one of my favorite places for strolling and people watching during milder temperatures.

    03/02/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    65. Mark C.
    Room next door had a party with screaming of "let's see some tits!" - " show your ass " for hours. Not a place to sleep if you need too. More like a flop house as management is ineffectual - very poor as a Hilton owned property. Would recommend a higher class Hotel if not touring the downtown strip clubs. Sorry- very disappointed!

    28/02/15 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    66. Zoey B.
    What an amazing hotel room we had for our 1 year wedding anniversary!  My husband did all the booking and I was quite surprised with the outcome.  We had a king room on the Executive Level.  The Executive Level has it's own breakfast for 19th floor guests only.  They also offer non-alcoholic beverages free of charge all day in the lounge as well as appetizers from 5-7 free of charge.  From 5-10, they offer make-your-own alcoholic beverages they charge to your room.  The lounge can seat appx. 20 with couches and tables.  

    Our room had a bar area with coffee and a mini-fridge.  A large closet with an extra pillow and blanket and a robe.  The bathroom has a large mirror, blow dryer, toilet in a separate area and a large tile shower with 2 shower heads.  One shower head in it's typical location and from the ceiling.

    The room had a full wall of windows looking over downtown.  A large flat screen TV, desk and chair and a separate large lounge chair.  The bed had tons of down pillows and down bedding.

    The negatives-  I had the thermometer set to 60 on High, yet it never got that cold in the room.  It felt more like 67 on Low.  The 130AM-300AM hours are quite noisy due to the downtown traffic leaving the bars.  Both nights I heard sirens and loud base vehicles.  Not sure if they could have installed more sound proof windows or if it was a structural issue that they had no control over.

    They provide infused water in the lobby during main day hours.  They had cucumber, strawberry/lemon, and lime/mint.  The check-in staff was very friendly.  Ice machines are provided on every floor.  During our two-night stay, we did not call for assistance as everything we needed was already in the room.  There are two restaurants on sight, but we did not eat at either.

    30/07/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    67. Shaunte W.
    I hate to give this establishment 3 stars BUT here we go.  This hotel has a lot of potential. Very comfortable, attactive interior, and the showers are nothing short of AMAZING.  The service however leaves a lot to be desired...no extra mile club here.

    26/01/15 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    68. Tammy Y.
    Nice boutique hotel in the heart of downtown. Being that it is an old hotel that has been renovated, there a few things that remain old and not-so-nice amongst the very nice new embellishments. I was on one of the executive floors, so it was nice to be near the top of the hotel and so close to the executive lounge, but there wasn't a great view of much. The furnishings were classy and the bed was very comfortable. The pillows are probably the best I've ever experienced at a hotel. That being said, I was disappointed that the air vent in the bathroom was in need of cleaning, as was the shower floor. It looked like the sewage had bubbled up from the drain and no one had bothered to clean it up. Also the toilet didn't flush well - water just swooshed around for a long time but very little gravity seemed to be pulling it anywhere. Continental breakfast was good, however slightly limited.

    31/07/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    69. Phillip Y.
    Just visited here again but this time for my girlfriend's birthday surprise.  When we checked in, front desk recognized my Gold status and upgraded me to Executive suite.  Also, she had 2 bottles of water for us.  After taking the elevator, we found ourselves on the 19th floor Executive Floor king suite facing the Foshay building.  Great view of skyline in a corner room.  Slightly smaller than the room I had before.  However, this was super convenient to step out and walk over to the Executive lounge.  That night, we had some appetizers from sandwich wrap, mini-egg rolls, spinach salad in glass cup with strawberries, cheese and crackers.  For drinks, we just got 2 small bottles of ginger ale.  My girlfriend was amazed at the service and view of the skyline from the lounge.  Afterwards, we went for dinner and a concert before heading back.  

    For the room, the big wow factor was the rain shower head.  When we visited Winnipeg's Mere Hotel, it was selling the boutique-ness having a Nexpresso machine and rain-shower head.  Well, Mere Hotel was nice with the Nexpresso but the rain-shower was lacking.  In this case, my girlfriend felt the Marquette had a true rain shower experience.  It was a little trick to figure out how to switch from the regular shower head to rain shower but got it figured out.  The bed was super comfortable with pillows for all comfort levels.  There were robes for each of us but I forgot about using mine.  The bathroom is huge and spacious for the 2 of us.  

    In the morning, I worked out in the gym which had some cool exercise equipment.  It was on the 5th floor so had to take elevator.  Afterwards, we got breakfast together in the lounge.  Hot oatmeal so I was happy.  Also, a nice spread of fruit from cantaloupe, pineapple, watermelon, and strawberries.  I shared a yummy pastry which was flaky like a French pastry with some fruit filling.  I visited the business center to do some websurfing.  Then we checked out which went smoothly.  Parking was $17 which is not bad in downtown Minneapolis.

    17/06/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    70. Tim B.
    So we drove from Green Bay to Minneapolis on a beautiful July Friday. We had taken a tour of Lambeau Field in the morning, experienced good traffic crossing from Wisconsin into Minnesota, and shrugged off intense I-94 activity as being par for the course. Hence we weren't in the worst of moods when we arrived at the Marquette at about 3:15 - here we are in the largest city of the Upper Midwest, things seemed cosmopolitan enough - what could go wrong?

    For starters, the hotel desk clerk:
    1. Barely looked at us as we checked in
    2. Conversed as if reading from a script
    3. Didn't offer any advice as to what the hotel had to offer

    Ok, ok, maybe she was fresh off the boat. Chill out, Tim. Well, the wife likes to use her wi-fi, and up to this point each and every hotel had offered us free use of such service. Not here. That wouldn't bothered us so much except that the city of Minneapolis offers it for free, meaning that the fine people of the Hilton chain deemed it necessary to block the socially provided service so that they can charge it. Yes, their Business Centre offers it for free, but I think they'd frown on us using that service in our underwear.

    The elevators were very slow and very crowded, leading me to think that at least one of the five banks was out of service. While at first the room looks nice, upon closer inspection one finds things wrong - the shower door wasn't flush with its surroundings, causing leakage to the bathroom floor, making us waste one of our few provided towels to dry. Some of the sheets had holes, and the coffee/shower supplies were not replenished for our second night.

    The hotel is not without advantages - its accompanying bar certainly was a good mood setter, and I loved the business style desk in our room. But by and large it felt as if we were commodities, not services.

    09/08/14 | Link | Rating: 2.0
    71. Dean D.
    I'm so surprised by the good reviews. Here we go:

    I paid $250/night with one request, a high floor. They gave me 6 out of 18.

    I have to sleep on one side of the bed because there are blood stains on the other side of the sheets.

    The cleaning staff stocked coffee and soaps one of three nights.

    The room is big, but the thermostat keeps the room at a sweltering heat. I have it set for 60, and there are two radiators. One sends out cold air and the other is on high heat and can't be turned off. Can't sleep as a result.

    Wifi will cost you $17/day (despite the higher than average per night cost). Most hotels in Minneapolis include Wifi.

    I need to come to Minneapolis 8-10 times a year and gave this a shot based on the good ratings (and brought 6 additional co-workers). I'll go back to Le Meridian (which is great) from here on out.

    16/04/15 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    72. Brian B.
    Good hotel and we got a fantastic rate in March. Good location right downtown not far from the Hilton. This is a Hilton owned property so if you have status with them and are lucky like we were, we got a really nice corner window executive suite near the top floor. You can tell the property is a little dated but everything seemed clean and the room had a giant TV. Service was very good and they have a nice little bar on the main floor. Nice executive lounge also but I can remember when booze was free in these but Hilton has gotten away from that over the past few years in their US locations anyway. Parking is underground right off Marquette at about $17.00 a night which is not terrible. I'd stay here again next time I'm in Minneapolis.

    31/03/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0