Which is the best Hyatt hotel in Minneapolis, Minnesota, for cash or on World Of Hyatt points? Hyatt Regency Minneapolis vs. The Grand Hotel vs. Hyatt Place. Whether you are traveling as a family with kids or are on business, which stand out and which are rubbish? Which Hyatt in Minneapolis is best?
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I have compiled a list containing the best Hyatt hotels in Minneapolis, Minnesota below:
1. Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
At the other end of the mall from Grand Hotel Minneapolis by Hyatt, which we review below, is the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis which you will find at the Southern terminus of Nicollet Mall.
The Hyatt Regency in Minneapolis has a very cool open fireplace & nice bar. The rooms have been recently updated and have walk-in showers, and internet speeds are excellent. Most rooms get lots of light, and at least half have good views. The Grand Hotel Minneapolis rooms (reviewed below), by comparison, seem dark. The gym on the 6th floor is very good, and there is a big pool and a basketball court!
The Regency club level is a small but sufficient lounge and was refurbished around 2012. It’s better than your average Regency lounge. Diamond World Of Hyatt Members have access to this lounge for free. This executive lounge has lots of dark walls, mood lighting, and a view of the city. Evening hor d’ouvres are decent but not great, but the breakfast selection is excellent. Bagels, bread, fruits, cold cuts cereal, hot oatmeal, scrambled eggs. The evening service includes light bites.
When you stay here, you are about eight blocks from the light rail line (which will take you to the airport), which is connected to the skyway system, but it’s a long walk through the convention center.
2. The Grand Hotel Minneapolis
The Grand Hotel Minneapolis is situated in the heart of Minneapolis’ business center and is connected to the climate-controlled skyway that allows easy access to the prominent Minneapolis Convention Center. It’s a boutique property, not a convention hotel, and only has 100 rooms.
The Grand Hotel Minneapolis celebrates the proud history of American manufacturing, using granite from local mines, a mid-century Scandinavian design. The expansive stone fireplace is framed by rustic wooden logs. The elegant 360-degree lobby bar allows guests to enjoy drinks by the fireplace overlooking Nicollet Mall through the floor-to-ceiling windows.
A big highlight at The Grand Hotel Minneapolis is the Athletic club and indoor pool, which Hyatt guests have access to, with a full gym, racquetball courts, steam and sauna.
There’s a free evening wine happy hour in the lobby every day, with an appetizer of the day (perhaps because this used to be a Kimpton). This is a substitution for the club lounge as there is no lounge here, but if you are a world of Hyatt Globalist, you get a free breakfast, which is room service with a very generous limit (around $39 USD credit) or the small cold buffet in the bar/lobby area.
This is a very good metro convention property and is located at the end of a pedestrian mall, an easy walk to a number of restaurants, bars, and a Target. Wallcoverings are inspired by Minnesota’s thousands of lakes with subtle blue hues set against beige, representing the horizon line where water meets the sky.
Be warned, there are a number of rooms on the north side of the hotel that look directly into the office tower a few feet away. These rooms are quiet but have next to no natural light and have views onto office workers. There are also rooms facing a tiny atrium. Pick the outside-facing rooms on the front of the hotel on the corner looking south.
3. Hyatt Place Minneapolis Downtown
There is also a Hyatt Place Downtown in Minneapolis. This Hyatt Place tends to win on location, being only minutes from Target Field, the University of Minnesota, U.S. Bank Stadium, and The Armory. This Minneapolis hotel is connected to the iconic, climate-controlled Skyway and is located only two blocks from Hiawatha Light Rail.
The rooms here are nice and large, if a little spartan. The Hyatt Place Hotel has a nice gym and a small pool. Food options in Downtown Minneapolis are plentiful, with restaurants open for dinner (some are closed on Sunday and/or Monday nights). The bar at Hyatt Place Downtown serves meals until midnight.
The Hyatt Place Downtown in Minneapolis is worth considering as it is likely to be closer to a business destination in the downtown area than Hyatt Regency Minneapolis. It’s also several blocks closer to the light rail line to/from the airport.
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