Rated 3 out of 5 by VSChicago Some improvement
Issue with hot water in shower and staff never replenish water bottle in room.
March 20, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Lbk42 No good food!
The restaurant has been closed. The roof being served is not good.
April 22, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Meshach Top notch
About as good as you get, especially considering the rate.
April 29, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by VSChicago Gum on carpet and lack of hot water
Other than lack of hot water and gum stuck on carpet all was well.
February 2, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by johnandrebecca A real gem in the twin cities
My wife and I were very happy with both the facilities and staff. We arrived early and our original deluxe king room was not ready yet. However, the front desk agent, John, gave us an upgrade to an executive king without charge and without hesitiation.
The room, set in a minimalist design, was clean, pleasing to the eye, comfortable, and well-appointed. The king bed was one of the most comfortable we have ever slept on anywhere. Just heavan. We had a minor problem with the television remote control. But, after reporting this, a engineer arrived at our room within five minutes and quickly fixed that issue.
In room dining was very fast, and our food was hot and prepared to order. The continental breakfast (in room) was delivered quickly. The pastry selection was okay, and it would have been nice if orange juice was included. Very minor detail indeed.
D'Amico Kitchen for dinner was absolutely great. Our server Tim was very knowledgeable and very attentive. We can't say enough about the wonderful experience we had there. The food is outstanding. Our lunch experience was equally wonderful.
If you are in need of lodging, we highly recomment this hotel, and we will certainly return whenever we are in the twin cities.
December 26, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by robertb1 wow great hotel
we loved the location, room and hospitality of this wonderful hotel
December 19, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by JandS Location + Design + Service
We had a lovely time and look forward to a future stay.
July 10, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by SBHW Not Worth the Price
Had to pay $12.95/day for Internet, which was slow.
January 8, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Carhartt Unique Experience!
Le Meridian Chambers Minneapolis wows from the moment you enter the door. Unique art and decor tempt the eyes. Rooms are spacious and the beds are incredible!
1. Staff is extremely attentive. They are the best at what they do.
2. Platinum status was recognized at check in and I received an upgrade to a spacious suite.
3. Excellent shower and toiletries!
4. Very comfortable bed!
5. Excellent food in the bar area!
Negatives (and sadly these are two of the biggest no-no's for me at a hotel)
1. The gym - wow. disappointment galore. The gym is basically an big closet with 3 or 4 pieces of cardio equipment (which were quite dated), an exercise ball, and a matt. It was also a steamy 85 degrees or more with no visible means of adjusting the air or fans. For the business traveller, the gym is a must. This was the worst gym I have encountered at a SPG property.
2. Internet - I receive free internet as a platinum member. I tethered my cell phone most of the time to my laptop as the internet was not working or was so incredibly slow gmail would not even load. At $12.95 a day I would have been demanding a refund. This was the worst internet I have encountered at an SPG property.
Overall - Excellent hotel. Unique vibe. Awesome feel. A great value for a romantic weekend. Would I return? Maybe for a special experience but not for a business trip. I need a decent gym and working high speed internet.
March 11, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by ChicagoTravelGirl Not impressed
I'm a loyal Starwood Preferred Guest member and choose to stay at Starwood hotels whenever possible. However - during my recent business trip to Minneapolis I chose to stay at Le Meridien and I was not impressed to say the least. It's common areas were unkempt and dirty - showing a lot of wear. My room on the 2nd floor was situated to look out onto the first floor roof - and the windows faced the hallway so if I kept the shades open there was no privacy and if I shut the windows the room was a cave. However - these cosmetic issues were not my biggest concern; I did not receive my wake up call in the morning so was already running late, and there was NO HOT WATER for a shower. I called the front desk and was cheerfully informed that 'only a couple other rooms had complained about no hot water' but someone was looking into the problem. I asked if I could be moved to another room that did have hot water - but alas the hotel was fully booked. That's when I decided I would not be staying there a 2nd night and called SPG for their help in getting a refund from le Merdien and reserving a room elsewhere. The woman I spoke with at SPG was terrific and very concerned about my experience at le meridien and she made all the arrangements for me. As I was leaving le meridien I asked to have my car brought up and the courteous door man loaded my rental car with my suitcase. However - it wasn't until I was about to drive off that I realized they brought up the WRONG CAR! I didn't notice at first because it was a rental - but what a nightmare! It was laughable really and at that point there was nothing more to do than laugh. And of course never return to that property.
March 21, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by ConditionOne Lots of hallway noise
This is a bit of a quirky hotel 5 blocks from the Warehouse/Pennipen Light Rail stop (the Nicolett Mall stop, as suggested by the hotel website requires a longer walk). There are theatres and restaurants nearby, and is in a pretty decent location for nightlife. Upon check-in, was told that no upgrades were available, so I was put in my booked 300 square feet Classic Room. Although a tad small, the room was cozy as it wasn’t packed with furniture. The room faced the courtyard. Windows are not tinted or coated with anything, which means that you can look into other rooms and see what people are doing quite easily, and vice-versa.
The bathroom was a tad cramped, and it was a little awkward locating a place to put my toiletries. The water pressure in the shower was low. The bed was really comfortable and soft. A bit lumpy, but I didn’t care. My biggest complaint is that you can easily hear sounds from the hallway. I woke up several times during the night due to slamming doors and hallway conversations (including people smoking pot in the hallway).
The gym is located in the basement, and is pretty small, and is kept on the warm side. Some dumbbells, 2 treadmills, 2 stair steppers, and a cycle machine. Bottles of water are available in a fridge if you run out in your room.
Service was excellent. The front desk staff were friendly, and when I called for housekeeping to bring me a pair of slippers and scissors, both were brought to my room within minutes.
It’s a decent hotel, but I was put off by the lack of hallway soundproofing in my room. It was as if my door wasn’t there. If I need earplugs to sleep in my room, I’ll look elsewhere next time I’m in Minneapolis.
March 18, 2013