Millennium Hotel Minneapolis
About the Hotel
Why We Love This Hotel
- On Nicollet Mall, a pedestrian-friendly street filled with restaurants and shops
- A $22 million renovation brought clean, contemporary lines through the property
- A glass dome on the 14th floor provides skyline views and is a popular backdrop for special events
- Connected to the Minneapolis Skyway
The Millennium Minneapolis is a great launching point for all-season strolling. The hotel sits right on the Nicollet Mall, a semi-pedestrianized thoroughfare that is Minneapolis' version of a Main Street, with outdoor cafes and sculptures. The hotel is also connected to the city's Skyway, an indoor network of bridges that allows locals to amble over 11 miles of downtown without worrying about cold weather outside. The Skyway leads to popular spots like the Convention Center and the Target Center sports arena.
The hotel invested $22 million in a top-to-bottom renovation and rooms are clean and contemporary, with huge windows with generally great views. The views of the city are even better up on the 14th floor, where a glass geodesic dome illuminates a special events space that serves as the backdrop in many a wedding portrait. There's also a heated indoor pool and free Wi-Fi in public spaces.
The hotel is about a mile north of the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, ranked the top attraction in the city by U.S. News & World Report thanks to a collection of 80,000 works spanning from ancient Egypt to post-war contemporary. Less than two miles in the other direction runs the Mississippi River that separates Minneapolis and St. Paul. Sitting on its banks is the Guthrie Theater, a renowned live performance venue.