Rated 5 out of 5 by Alistony Excellent Exibit
Loved staying amongst amazing pieces of art.
April 19, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Bubba14 Nice Rooms
Loved the hotel and the rooms but thought the staff was rude.
April 14, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Sara77 Never book room 510
I would have given 5 stars to the entire stay, had it not been for the location of my room next to the elevators and, worse, the door leading to the elevators. I went to sleep at 11PM and had my alarm set for 4:15 AM to make my morning flight home. I got maybe 3 hours of cumulative sleep- the door opened at least every hour and often, multiple times throughout each hour. Every time it opened and closed, it sounded like the wall would fall down, like the door was IN my room, inside an empty room making the loudest sound possible- the door is heavy with a very heavy push bar locking mechanism. SLAM BANG! Each time it was pushed open and KER-CHUNK! each time it swung and slammed closed. Imagine with 3 people following each other in and out, that's 6 times it would make the most jarringly loud sound. Now multiply that by all.night.long.
I could have saved myself and requested a move to a different room, which I'm sure would have been accommodated quickly. But, I would doze off only to be awoken again, and again, and again and then lo and behold it was 3AM and I thought it was pointless at that point.
SO, awesome hotel, great staff, we had an event, it was great, I've stayed here before and have been super pleased. My word to the wise is, NEVER LET THEM UPGRADE YOU TO THE 5TH FLOOR if its anywhere near room 510.
April 14, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Luckee6 Great bed
My husband and I stayed at the Meridian because of its 5 star status and a show at the Orpheum theater across the street (we live about 5 miles away). We also wanted a luxurious night away from kids.
First, the bed was plush and extremely comfortable and was topped with the extra pillows; which, I requested, I'm 8.5 months pregnant.
Second, the room and bathroom were clean, and the bathroom floors are heated, which was a very nice home away from home feature.
Third, everyone at the front desk and in the bar and restaurant, were all quite friendly and my husband enjoyed his drinks at Marin.
HOWEVER, these are my cons:
First, the food from room service, which as I understand is made in the restaurant, was under seasoned/bland/tasteless. The chef seems to be trying too hard at originality, but should really focus on good taste.
Second, the food selections were minimal, I understand having a small contemporary menu but, more than one sandwich option after 11:30 pm would be nice. I dont know how hungry someone needs to be for a $27 turkey and avacado sandwich.
I recommend eating somewhere else or don't stay for the food service.
Third, the housecleaning staff began knocking at 10 am to clean (checkout is noon) and did this 3x total from 10-11:30am. Unnecessary! My husband and I were quite annoyed by this.
All in all, it was average, I expected much more: better food, more than 3 towels, a better view, and whatever happened to free coffee? I think I ate a small bag of $3.00 sunchips because the late night food options were terrible. I almost ate the $6.00 candy bar but couldn't justify it...... JUST, weigh your other options, there are a lot of hotels in the city.
April 14, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Rancher Totally unexpected in Minneapolis
Superb SPG recognition, incredible facilities, great location.
The fixtures in the bathroom are literally works of art, but not particularly functional. I never did figure out how to work the shower, but had a great time looking at it wondering how it worked. I took a bath.
Parking is pricey and front desk staff can be cold and incompetent in a "Minnesota Nice" way.
April 6, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by BC21 Penthouse upgrade
My best hotel stay in a Starwood property to date. I frequently stay here, and have never been disappointed in the slightest. John, at the front desk made this stay my best ever.
I reserved a room for a romantic weekend with my girlfriend. Due to my Platinum status, I was upgraded to a suite, which I was extremely happy with.
Upon check-in, I was informed that they were able to upgrade me again to the Penthouse Suite.
It was fabulous, it made the weekend. By far my favorite hotel to stay in while I am downtown.
Kudos to excellent customer service!
March 31, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by dawnwstar Comfort and Fun
I enjoyed my stay! The location was great for walking to many nearby restaurants, shopping and meeting facilities! The bed was the ultimate in comfort! It was a very fun experience!
April 4, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by drtrotter74 Overnight Birthday
Stayed here for an overnight birthday celebration. I thought the hotel was nice. No inhouse parking garage was unfortunate, but the parking for $13 overnight was pretty typical. Would be nice if they provided free valet, but that would be pretty unusual I suppose. Only other comment is that I wish the wifi was not an extra charge. With the way technology is nowadays , free wifi should be standard in all hotels.
March 24, 2014