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Sheraton Bloomington Hotel in Minneapolis, MN

Sheraton Bloomington Hotel in Minneapolis, MN


Discover the ultimate in comfort, elegance and style at Sofitel Minneapolis, a Bloomington hotel that reflects the well-known Sofitel art de vivre. Its attractions include superb service and impeccable attention to detail, a beautiful lobby-atrium, and an award-winning restaurant, Chez Colette. There are a total of 277 rooms and 5 suites at our Minneapolis hotel. Our four-star Minneapolis hotel is conveniently accessible to the Minneapolis St Paul International Airport and the Mall of America.


Company Info:

Rating: 3.39

Address: 5601 West 78th Street, Minneapolis, MN, 55439

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    Comments (18):

    1. Jerry S.
    The hotel, formerly the Sofitel, has changed affiliation but everything that was exemplary remains.  The restaurant continues to emphasis French cuisine and the bakery is excellent.

    10/02/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    2. Sue J.
    Been there a million times before. Went to the restaurant Colette. Been there a million times. French Onion soup. HORRIBLE. And they charged $5.00 per  small basket of french bread. Holy Cow!  Never again. Now going to Salute in Edina on France Ave.

    13/04/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    3. Jabby B.
    We stayed here this weekend for our anniversary. The staff was so friendly. They sent us a complimentary glass of champagne to our room when they found out it was our anniversary. The accommodations were very clean, top of the line and comfortable.

    We ate a delicious dinner at the restaurant and were given a complimentary dessert because of our anniversary. We will definitely be returning!

    09/02/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    4. Jennifer H.
    An AMAZING night. The rooms were beautifully decorated and more importantly, immaculate. The staff professional, polite and so helpful. Check out was noon not 11:00 am as with most accommodations. We didn't need that extra time, however, it's nice to know we could have slept in. No pool, but we came to shop not swim. I will be back next time I come up to shop. My stay was so nice next time I think I will stay two nights.

    04/08/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    5. Lynn V.
    Loved this place when it was Sofitel. The little things added up: snacks or wine on arrival in the room, amazing shower products, robes, slippers, free drink coupon. In addition, Chez Collette always catered well to my veg lifestyle, especially the vegetarian French onion soup. I stayed there this week after years of staying at Sofitel and this was third as Sheraton. As expected the restaurant menu changed. Soup is now made with beef, the chef could not customize (meaning dishes were per-made) - yet prices were the same. The room amenities are lacking, the French flair is gone, staff are nice but don't exceed. Sigh. Very sad. I would stay if needed but now will likely choose based proximity to restaurants vs I stayed before because if amazing fresh food.

    11/07/14 | Link | Rating: 2.0
    6. Joe S.
    We have been going to this Sheraton (formerly Sofitel) for the past ten years. It is the best breakfast in the Twin Cities. French staff and white tablecloth service is the norm. Don't let the Sheraton sign fool you --- this is a gem!

    27/07/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    7. Melina D.
    Seeing as though this was our first night of our honeymoon, this place was the BEST! The indoor layout was amazing - lighting, furniture and architecture were really neat. The rooms were traditional with a rainfall showerhead and it was super home-y. We can't wait to return. The place is immaculate.

    01/09/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    8. Bill K.
    Nice rooms, gloomy lobby, French restaurants, wireless is NOT FREE - except in the gloomy lobby.  Pretty expensive considering.

    19/06/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    9. Rebecia M.
    Our stay at this hotel was far from four star. There were several problems with our stay. 1.) We prepaid for room before we arrived. This fact was thrown in our faces every time we asked about something. 2.) The room wasn't clean at all. The bathroom mirror had something on it--don't even want to know what it was. We found beer bottle tops on the floor from previous guests. There was an inch of dust on all of the pictures and the tv. 3.) There wasn't a refrigerator nor a microwave in the room. The desk clerk said that they could be provided, but since we prepaid for our room, this wasn't an option. What did we pay for then? Even a prepaid room at Holiday Inn comes with a microwave and refrigerator!

    Never staying here again!!!

    06/08/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    10. Magnus D.
    Very clean. & orderly hotel.  Great mattresses and exquisite king-size pillows on the king beds!   If a king bed doesn't have a king pillow, it's no more than a motel in my book.

    Very clean room and bathroom.  Quiet hallways!   The fitness center is small, but has club-quality equipment.  Lots of parking close to the door.  Friendly staff.

    30/07/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    11. Lori R.
    When we booked this hotel it was the Sofitel.  A couple days before we stayed there, we received an email from the website we booked this 4-star from (at an extreme discount), telling us of the change in ownership/name.  Honestly, we don't care what "S" name it is, especially for the price we had pre-paid.

      Check-in was nice and friendly.  The room was clean and just fine.  Usual Sheraton Shine products.  Just not sure why it would be considered a 4-star though, other than the 4-star prices in the bar (really high! and not even a friendly Bartender), and the 4-star restaurant in the lobby.   There's a nice gift shop as well, and a coffee spot with some bakery items if you want something other than the expensive restaurant.

     Call it a 3 1/2 star (a very old one), with a less than desirable location (the only thing near it is a Doubletree), and imho that would be more accurate.  However, it's not too far from the airport or the infamous Mall of America.

    12/12/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    12. Antonio B.
    Too pricy for a hotel that is in renovation. I haven't slept all night since my room was facing the reception desk and they played loud music. They started construction work early at 6AM. Restaurant is in the lobby so it doesn't feel like you are getting what you pay for. I asked for a full refund on departure.

    21/02/15 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    13. Andrew T.
    I need to come down off my previous review, a tiny bit. Stayed again this week (it's other people on my project driving the stays, not me) and this time the bed was much less gorilla nest. I think it comes down to whether they use sheets that fit, as someone else who had previously not shared my frustration commented that this week, his bed was awful - a wrinkled mess as soon as he say down on it. Mine stayed reasonable until about the last night (I decline maid service to pocket the points that SPG offers)

    I can also comment that the nicoise salad at the restaurant in the lobby is really very good. The tuna especially was seared to a perfect rare center, with a great seasoning on the outside. Very good.

    So, it's hit or miss with regards to the room. The problem is that the hits are just OK and the misses aren't good.

    02/08/14 | Link | Rating: 2.0
    14. Brian P.
    This is a pretty outdated looking hotel from the outside, and the setup in the inside is pretty dated as well, but the rooms were nice and clean and the restaurant and decor is all pretty modern.

    The staff is very well trained and friendly, which I appreciate more and more the older I get.

    The workout room is not terrible, and if you are Starwood platinum you can get a free breakfast.

    06/10/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    15. Jess M.
    I was here for a nine day stretch recently. I wasn't looking forward to this longish business trip to the frozen tundra that started on black Friday but when the boss says go...you go.
    The hotel did their very best to make sure my stay was a comfortable one. Their attention to the guests comfort and happiness is amazing.

    Here are some great examples of that:
    When I checked in they noted that they gave me an outward facing room. They wanted to make sure I had some natural light during my long stay.
    I was given free WiFi aceess because of my extended stay.
    At the bar one night, they ran out of the wine I had been enjoying. The poured me the next tier of cab and charged the lower price.
    My last morning I had breakfast in the restaurant. When my order was brought to the table, the server told me she had given me an apricot croissant because a regular croissant would have taken an additional 20 minutes and she didn't want me to have to wait. She checked back several times to make sure I was ok with the substitution.

    It isn't often you come across an entire staff that is ready to go above and beyond to ensure your comfort.
    I enjoyed the several meals I had at the restaurant. The severs and bartenders were always friendly and attentive.
    Most mornings I grabbed breakfast to go from the bakery / cafe. My only complaint there is that they only had baked goods. Some quick breakfast sandwiches would have been fantastic. You can tire of croissants quickly when it's your only choice.
    The room was clean and very comfortable. It was also surprisingly spacious.  The upgraded amenities were a huge plus. Fun thing, there is a speaker in the bathroom that plays whatever your have on the tv. Nice to be able to listen to the news while getting ready for the day.
    I will definitely request to be booked at this hotel for all future business trips in the Minneapolis area. I can't imagine a better stay anywhere else.

    15/12/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    16. Lara S.
    Used to be a nice hotel with a great restaurant and bar. It's all under renovation right now and feels like a pit. I'd avoid it until renovations are done in early summer. Hopefully when they re-open it will be worth staying here again.

    The restaurant and bar are now down on the meeting level and are bare bones. Really disappointing.

    17/02/15 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    17. Christina L.
    I stay here fairly frequently because it's close to the airport and also close to the Best Buy headquarters. That's about the only redeeming qualities for this hotel - I find it a bit expensive if you're paying out-of-pocket and you can't expense it. There's not much in the area, other than Mall of America. But if you're coming here on vacation just to go to Mall of America, I suggest you stay downtown because there's better dining and things to do. I know the idea of the biggest mall is oh-so-appealing, but internet shopping does exist and is much more efficient ;)

    I've stayed here several times over the last year, and they are currently going through a remodel (May 2015). They are going for a more modern, contemporary look, and they have added a Starbucks in the lobby. Parking is free, easy, and a close walk to the hotel.

    The rooms themselves are fine - nothing too special, but they look nicer than the older, more antiquated-looking rooms. I got an updated (and I believe, upgraded) room and it was nice but looked super white, stark, and a little bit sterile. I believe they are going for a minimalist, modern look, but it lacks some personality, color, and maybe some artwork. The TV was really nice, large, and sharp, and the alarm clock with iPod dock was finally upgraded to one with a lightening connector.

    The rooms vary anywhere from $150-$250; for my stay on a Wednesday night, I paid $257, which included taxes -- which is certainly not cheap, and not something I would pay for out-of-pocket. Of course, this is booking about 2 weeks in advance. I did stay downtown at Le Meridien for $140 the next night, which blew this hotel out of the water.

    I'll be here again, only for the convenience factor when I travel for work, and not necessarily because it's super nice. It's a typical Sheraton that you'll find wherever you go.

    17/05/15 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    18. Jaime P.
    Impressive room size Holy moly!  We book a king size room and it lived up to it's name!  The bed was extremely comfortable, which can unusual in hotel.  
    The bathroom is good sized and it only has a shower which was fine with us.  Our son would have loved a bath but we booked on points so beggars can't be choosers.  If you're plus sized there isn't much room between the toilet and the paper dispenser.  I may want to lose a few pounds before coming back.
    There is no pool which was disappointing, especially  with a child in tow.  Also a little disappointing the TV did not have an HDMI jack so we would be able to entertain our son with our Roku.  At least we had a TV and free WiFi.  Netflix on our phones worked fine.  

    Overall nice hotel, centrally located in the Twin Cities.  The hotel is currently having some remodeling done so there is a lot of drywall in the lobby.  Close to MOA and other shopping.  Seriously lacking outlets is my major complaint.  I can't charge my phone by the bed and my husband was having a hard time finding a place to plug in his CPAP machine for the night.

    04/04/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0