Westin Minneapolis (Minnesota) - Master Thread

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    This Westin is about four or five years old. It is located in a former bank building in the center of the downtown business district and connected to the skyway system, most directly to an elegant (for example, Neiman Marcus) downtown shopping mall (Gavidae). The hotel is several blocks from a light rail (airport and Mall of America line) station. There is valet parking at the door.

    The hotel has a nice health club and heated indoor lap pool (which seems to be stainless steel). The lobby floor has a popular creative American restaurant and bar called Bank. It's good for power breakfasts and upscale happy hours as well as lunch and dinner. There are bar seats for meals where one can watch the open kitchen in action and a separate bar for drinks in the center of the room. There are both high and low seats at tables. In addition, there are a series of small rooms for private groups around the edge of Bank. The largest might hold twenty people while other rooms could be suitable for an impressive private evening for two.

    There are no Club rooms or lounge in this hotel. Standard rooms are small and decorated in the new Westin style with modern light wood and colors of tan, ivory, and green. As A Plat, I was upgraded to a corner Deluxe spa room. This had a foyer, a separate sitting area with sofa, and a large bathroom with a steam shower with multiple jets. There was no bathtub. Suite upgrades are rumored to be rare here.

    This is a very good four-star business hotel in an excellent location. Weekday rates hover around $250-300, but slow weekends can see rooms well under $100 on spg.com.
     

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