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Cape Coral, Florida
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51 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2015 via mobile

As former Minneapolitans, we returned to the city for a special wedding celebration at the W Minneapolis. We were thrilled as we alway enjoy staying at W hotels and were especially excited to stay at the hotel that had been a former city landmark. We were extremely pleased with our stay. The views from our corner room on the 21st... More 

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ComplexHotelMGMT, Guest Relations Manager at W Minneapolis - The Foshay, responded to this review

Hello TerryHW1, Thank you for choosing W Minneapolis-The Foshay for your return trip to Minneapolis, it was a pleasure to have you as guests. I am delighted to hear the service exceeded your expectations as we strive to deliver on our whatever/whenever service promise every day. I am glad to hear you enjoyed your Cool Corner King and the fabulous... More 

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19 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2015

It does not get any better than staying in the historic Foshay building in downtown Minneapolis. The ambiance and style of the W hotel compliment the great location and perfect backdrop. The W Insider was phenomenal in helping prepare for our stay and making sure our needs were met. Valet and check-in were a breeze, and we were quickly able... More 

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ComplexHotelMGMT, Guest Relations Manager at W Minneapolis - The Foshay, responded to this review

Hello Christopher C, Thank you for making W Minneapolis-The Foshay your hotel choice for a romantic getaway! I am pleased you enjoyed the ambiance and style of our hotel, fabulous service provided by our insider, and smooth valet and check in service. We pride ourselves on delivering top-notch whatever/whenever service and we are delighted to hear that is what you... More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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232 reviews
129 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 229 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2015 via mobile

Staying at this hotel in the historic Foshay building is a cool and fun experience. The lobby decor is odd: think a cross between the Empire State Building and a bordello, with dark lighting throughout. Check in was smooth and quick in a glamorous lobby that had a slightly sordid vibe. We must have been put in one of the... More 

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ComplexHotelMGMT, Guest Relations Manager at W Minneapolis - The Foshay, responded to this review

Hello ms_scotsgirl, Thank you for choosing W Minneapolis-The Foshay your recent trip. I am pleased you enjoyed the guest service during your welcome experience and our location in the heart of downtown was accessible for your needs. The lobby décor is a modern twist on the speakeasy, 1920’s prohibition era and can be a bit too dark for some guests... More 

Las Vegas, Nevada
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2 reviews
Reviewed 29 July 2015

Overall This is a very nice hotel. I Have stayed at it twice for my sisters birthday both times on or around the 7th of march, within two years apart from each other. My most recent stay was in March 2015. Since the building was not originally meant for a hotel the room sizes tend to be inconsistent. Me and... More 

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ComplexHotelMGMT, Guest Relations Manager at W Minneapolis - The Foshay, responded to this review

Hello Jme-sea, Thank you for being our guest at W Minneapolis-The Foshay in March. It was fabulous to have you in house celebrating in style. I apologize that you found inconsistency in the size of your guestrooms and you are right, due to the historic nature of the building we have over 50 room types. I am very pleased to... More 

La Crosse, Wisconsin
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3 reviews
Reviewed 29 July 2015

My boyfriend and I stayed at the W for the weekend and had an excellent experience. It is definitely a romantic atmosphere and I loved all of the furniture and atmosphere throughout the lobby. The location of the W is awesome, as it is right down the street from many excellent restaurants and shopping. The observation tower is definitely a... More 

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ComplexHotelMGMT, Guest Relations Manager at W Minneapolis - The Foshay, responded to this review

Welcome Shelby H, Thank you for being our guest at W Minneapolis-The Foshay! So glad you enjoyed your romantic weekend getaway and found our onsite offerings and amenities fabulous! Skyline views from our guestrooms, Prohibition on the 27th floor and the observation deck on the 30th floor are incredible. Thank you for your kind words regarding the whatever/whenever service you... More 

Winnipeg, MB
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9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2015

We had a fantastic experience at W Minneapolis in July 2015. I surprised my husband with a weekend away for his birthday. A few days before we left, I received an email from Lisa, our W Insider, asking if there was anything she could do to make our stay more special. I explained the birthday surprise and she was very... More 

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ComplexHotelMGMT, Guest Relations Manager at W Minneapolis - The Foshay, responded to this review

Hello Courtney H, Thank you for your loyalty to W Minneapolis-The Foshay, and celebrating your husband’s birthday in style with us! It was the pleasure of Lisa and the rest of our talent to ensure your requests were accommodated and deliver a Whatever/Whenever guest experience! The doors of the historic Foshay Tower are always open and we look forward to... More 

Minnesota
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244 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2015

This hotel was a bit fancy for me. My daughter was celebrating her 13th b-day weekend with a 1D concert and a few Twins game. This hotel really wasn't my style. I will not rate it bad because of that. What I can do is rate it for it's merits. Our view was a brick wall. One could not look... More 

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ComplexHotelMGMT, Guest Relations Manager at W Minneapolis - The Foshay, responded to this review

Hello janelje, Thank you for sharing comments from your recent stay at W Minneapolis-The Foshay. The Foshay Tower was built in 1929 as an office building and reopened in 2008 as W Minneapolis – The Foshay. The designer took the art deco time frame and mixed the prohibition/speakeasy era for the interior design. The unique design of the building, different... More 

Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2015

We stayed here at the end of December 2014 and had an absolute blast! We're local residents of the Twin Cities and spend a lot of time traveling. But, this time we had some friends in town and wanted to have a night downtown. The hotel met all of our needs. The room was stunning! It was an exceptional upgrade... More 

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ComplexHotelMGMT, Guest Relations Manager at W Minneapolis - The Foshay, responded to this review

Hello jacobflys, Thank you for visiting W Minneapolis-The Foshay; it was a pleasure to have you as our guests! I am delighted you enjoyed basking in the cocktail culture at Prohibition, your upgraded room with a view, and convenient downtown location. I look forward to welcoming you back for your next W Minneapolis experience; thank you! Cheers! Angela Westfield More 

Britton, South Dakota
1 review
Reviewed 28 July 2015

My husband, a friend, and I stayed at the W the night of June 13, 2015. We were out of town guests for a friend's wedding. I called the hotel about 12:30 pm to make sure an early check in was available as requested by the bride/groom. I was told our room would be ready momentarily. We drove in about... More 

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ComplexHotelMGMT, Guest Relations Manager at W Minneapolis - The Foshay, responded to this review

Hello Janelle S, Thank you for visiting W Minneapolis-The Foshay and for providing valuable feedback. I am sorry to hear of the shortcomings during your W stay, and you left experiencing anything but the top notch service we are capable of providing. It is very upsetting to hear you were not treated with a smile and a friendly attitude and... More 

Eagan, Minnesota
1 review
Reviewed 27 July 2015

We actually booked this for our daughter and her husband's 1 year anniversary using our spg points as a gift to them. As soon as I booked the room we were contacted by Lisa Heath from the hotel to ask us what they could do to make our stay the best it could be. I explained what we were doing... More 

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ComplexHotelMGMT, Guest Relations Manager at W Minneapolis - The Foshay, responded to this review

Hello chardonnay2015, Thank you for taking the time to share your review regarding your daughter and son-in-law’s anniversary stay. I am very pleased to hear they had such a wonderful time celebrating with us and that our insider, Lisa Heath was able to assist you in making their stay the best it could be. It was the pleasure of Lisa... More 

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The luxurious, historical W Minneapolis Hotel - The Foshay inspires innovative style in a soaring icon of art deco splendor. Take in splendid art, music, shopping, dining and theater. ... more   less 

Additional Information about W Minneapolis - The Foshay

Address: 821 Marquette Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55402-2929
Region: United States > Minnesota > Minneapolis > Downtown
Price Range: $157 - $589 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — W Minneapolis - The Foshay 4.5*
Number of rooms: 229
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#4 Luxury Hotel in Minneapolis
#7 Romantic Hotel in Minneapolis
#11 Business Hotel in Minneapolis
#14 Family Hotel in Minneapolis
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“All rooms have a lot of natural light, not all have a "view", you should request a view of the downtown if that's what you want.”
 of 5 bubbles kimg40, 22 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Higher rooms are better. It's the typical W trend-setter crowd so expect some noise in the halls.”
 of 5 bubbles Doug90210, 18 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room on the higher floors, great views!”
 of 5 bubbles R7928SRdianem, 16 Nov 2016 | Read review
“We had a corner room on the 3rd floor, not much for a view but at least we got plenty of natural light.”
 of 5 bubbles BrenJ2012, 9 Nov 2016 | Read review
“All the rooms are small due to being older building.”
 of 5 bubbles 862ryep, 5 Nov 2016 | Read review
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