Rated 5 out of 5 by Shelbywu7 Wonderful location and rooms
My friends and I stayed for a "ladies night out" on a Friday night. We were upgraded to the Luxury Suite and it was fantastic! We loved the view... A whole wall full of windows and the bustling excitement of Hennepin Avenue was right below us. The room was clean, spacious and the bathroom was amazing. Particularly the shower and the huge tub. The heated tile floors were nice as well. The staff was attentive and even though there was some construction going on (new restaurant coming this summer!!) it did not create any issues or make our stay less enjoyable. The art throughout the hotel is fantastic.
May 12, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Lulubell7 Love the upgrade policy
My husband and I like to take the occasional "Stay-cation" downtown. We've stayed at many different hotels in Minneapolis and St Paul and have really enjoyed the get-a ways.
This time we randomly chose "The Meridian". Since I belong to their loyalty program I requested to be upgraded which they did for no additional cost. The room was a delight, we we had an exceptional room and time!
May 9, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Chuck Outstanding Service
I travel all the time and the customer service at the front desk was simply unparalleled. I will stay here again. Period.
May 6, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Meshach Top notch
About as good as you get, especially considering the rate.
April 29, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by SJB27 Wonderful Stay!
The Chambers Hotel is a great play to stay! The room and bed were very comfortable, the atmosphere was chic and displayed fabulous art, and the service was exquisite.
April 29, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by donnaJK Tough experience
The room was beautiful. It was clean. Could use free wifi. The breakfast was good, but would have liked coffee pot in room or room service. The biggest issue was I'm guessing the pipes. Must be old building and I slept horribly due to all the noise.
April 27, 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 3 out of 5 by Lbk42 Cold shower
My room had a broken shower. No hot water. After 3 days of asking, finally it was adjusted but not fixed. I was told the part was too expensive to stock and not to move the valve all the way to hot or it would fall off!
Restaurant closed, below average food being served.
April 22, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Christoph This hotel is a work of art.
This compact hotel in Le Meridien design is particularly remarkable for its numerous works of modern art dispersed all over the hotel. Our executive room was exceptionally well designed. The best of our most recent 30 stays at SPG properties.
April 15, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by tuna59 tucked away
from the valet parking to the help at front desk and dinner at the Chambers, it was all a pleasant surprise, and very affordable!
April 8, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Robbiek33 This hotel is great!
I love everything about this hotel. The location, the artsy feel, the funkiness gives it a special, distinct sense that is so attractive in so many ways; it's "outside the box". Highly recommend staying here.
March 28, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Nokia close to downtown activities
stay 1 night, staff at desk was polite as well as staff at the bar, room was comfortable with modern feel. Close to several nice restaurants and close to State Theater.
March 26, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by FrequentTraveler13 ABSOLUTELY AMAZING STAY
I loved this hotel. Its an ART LOVERS DREAM. I was upgraded to the only PENTHOUSE SUITE. WOW! HOW AMAZING. This was a dreamy suite totally beautiful. It has the BEST SHOWER EVER. It can mesmerize you. The staff was super duper friendly and I am very grateful to them. ART LOVERS YOU JUST HIT THE POWERART JACKPOT AND MATCHED ALL THE NUMBERS ON YOUR ARTY TICKET.
March 22, 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 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 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
Rated 4 out of 5 by rbob Great location for theater and restaurants
We enjoyed our one night stay in an executive suite. The room is large and has a sitting area separating the workspace and bed. There is a 1/2 bath in the foyer and a 3/4 bath adjacent to the bed. As others have mentioned, the heated floors in the bathrooms are a very nice feature.
The location is near the central downtown area and is ideal for attending shows at the Orpheum, Pantages, or State Theaters. There are a number of nearby restaurants as well.
The hotel's main restaurant is currently closed for renovations, but there is a small bar/cafe located on the fifth floor. It's a nice space with good potential.
March 18, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by eagerowl Underwhelming
The room was fine...not exceptional and perhaps not worth the price...but fine. We were there on a Friday night and overall the place was pretty dead...so if you're looking for peace and quiet it's great but if you're looking for fun you'll have to go off the property. The Chambers Cafe and the Ice Bar were both dead all night long...saw only one table actually having dinner. We attempted to get food after midnight as they advertise 24/7 room service. We were told by the person who answered that all that had was an old turkey sandwich and recommended we order in from somewhere else if we wanted decent food. I appreciated the honestly but I would expect a place like this to be able to offer something decent for their guests no matter what the time.
March 11, 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 4 out of 5 by JD89 hotel location was great and very up to date
overall very pleasant stay but the breakfast wasn't great and i really like to have coffee in the room vs. going down or calling room service
March 7, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by BG16 This hotel has a chic vibe
Solid hotel for those that prefer less clutter and a more modern look. Rooms are very nice and service was solid. Only downside is the gym which is extremely small for a higher end hotel.
March 4, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Robertdavid Exceptional Starwood Addition
This is a gem of a hotel. Contemporary feel filled with artwork. The staff is extraordinary....friendly, informative and professional. John, front office supervisor, went out of his way to provide a tour of the hotel's art collection. Our upgrade was to an amazing suite with an equally amazing bath with heated floors. This hotel has given me a much better feeling about Le Meridiens in general. Will always stay at this hotel.
March 3, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Karma78 Exceptional service
We had a great stay while at the Chambers. When we walked in the door we were greeted warmly and professionally. When we checked in, our room had been upgraded from an executive suite to a luxury suite. Our room was beautiful and overlooked Hennipen Avenue. The bed was so comfortable we did not want to get out of it! The art work was great and exceptional, it felt like we were staying at a mini Walker. I wish our stay would have been longer. We also ate dinner and breakfast at the Chambers restaurant, the Filet Mignon was divine and was so tender there was hardly any need for a knife. Everyone was helpful, nice and polite along with friendly. I would stay here again in a heartbeat.
February 25, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by md13 Minor improvements would help
Air Quality is VERY dry.
Dining room excessively loud.
A coffee maker in the room would be convenient as would an accessible ice machine.
February 18, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by SPGPlatinum111111 Good choice in Minneapolis
Starwood has many properties in Minneapolis and this is one of the top spots. Great location, friendly staff and nice rooms.
February 14, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by daterzano Excellent Stay!
My husband and I were thrilled with our stay this past weekend. We had an incredible time, celebrating our 21st anniversary together there and the staff made it even more special. We will be back for sure!
February 14, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by JDF22 Ok, but not great
Ok hotel experience. Staff was nice. Facilities clean. Overpriced for what receive. Would not stay here again. Only benefit was right near orpheum.
February 12, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by James An excellent place to stay in downtown Minneapolis
This was basically my first time in Minneapolis and the hotel was recommended to me by a trusted friend. Check-in was a breeze, I was upgraded at no extra cost, and throughout my stay I felt that all of the staff were appropriately helpful and approachable. I am very impressed with this hotel, which I found reasonably priced and highly comfortable. The location, the restaurant, and the unique art throughout are truly plusses.I would recommend Le Méridien Chambers without hesitation.
February 12, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Traveller Le Meridien Chambers Stay
Positives: Stayed in the Luxury Suite - fabulous room for the price, and great night desk staff. In the heart of downtown nearby to plenty of things to do, as wells as in-house art, and other things to experience, etc.
Negatives: Slow/inattentive valet service, and was misquoted the price on an in-room couples massage we received. When I stopped by the desk in the morning to mention this as I felt bad not having the correct cash on me to give the massage therapists the tip they deserved, the disgruntled morning staff person, an older woman named Sara, who informed me she was the manager, dismissed me and said that was simply not possible (implying I just made up the price?), even though I had double-checked the pricing with two different staff members prior to our stay.
February 11, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by triphoplvr Great stay
Stayed here on 2/8/13 and found my experience quite pleasant. We were checked in promptly and given a room on a high (for this hotel) floor with a view of the bustling city below. The room was clean and the heated floors in the bathroom were a feature I didn't know I wanted until I experienced it. Just great. After a comfortable night's sleep, we ordered breakfast to our room. Was not expecting the significant undocumented upcharge for room service. Was almost twice as much as just walking downstairs to the hotel's cafe. Food arrived cold and was not worth $42. The coffee was great though!
February 10, 2013