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“Good Business Choice - Clean, Friendly & Convenient” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Crowne Plaza Downtown - Northstar

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Crowne Plaza Downtown - Northstar
Ranked #30 of 49 Hotels in Minneapolis
Chicago, Illinois
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59 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Good Business Choice - Clean, Friendly & Convenient”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2012

I recently stayed at the Crowne Plaza in downtown Minneapolis on business and I found the hotel staff to be incredibly friendly, the room spotlessly clean and the location incredibly convenient. Check-in & out were a breeze and the room was nicely appointed. This is not a "fancy" hotel, but it is a great location. The hotel is connected to the Skyway and has complimentary 24-hr access to a small fitness center and a great breakfast cafe on the 7th floor. Overall I don't think this would be my first choice if I was visiting on leisure (try the Westin or the Grand especially for a little classier accomodations), but I wouldn't mind staying at this hotel again in the future. The only two noticable cons to the hotel were the blinds in the room (I couldn't quite get them to close all the way) and I did note that the walls seemed to carry sounds well. However, neither of these items disturbed my sleep so they are minor cons in my opinion. There is a garden plaza in the middle of the hotel with benches, trees and what looked like fire pits which I would imagine is quite lovely in other times of the year (snow covered this area when I visited). I would say that the hotel is very good choice if you are traveling on business, but the price wasn't that much cheaper than other hotels in the downtown area which I would prefer if traveling on leisure.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2012

I stay in many hotels. Nearly every weekend actually.

I was blown away by the quality of this place... the space, funishings, guest services, MENU-

I enjoyed my two quick nights and three meals I had here.

Definitely recommend!!!!

  • Stayed January 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2012

Pros: Great location, connected to the skyway, good service, many amenities to help the business traveler (e.g. speedy checkout, email bills, etc.)

Cons: kind of blah - nothing great or distinctive about this place.

Overall, this is a better than average Crown Plaza that makes business travel very easy.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled on business
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2012

We had a great stay. The parking ramp is convenient as you can go right from the garage to your floor (with keycard) and not have to go to the hotel lobby and then up to your floor. We at the restaurant/ bar right in the hotel and they have pretty good food.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Maple Grove, Minnesota
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257 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2012

Overall excellent customer service. Our key cards did not work when we arrived to our room - user error as I put next to cell - bellman promptly brought up replacement. As it was NYE, the hotel was sold out, but when we called at 5:00 PM due to the noise with the young revelers next door they immediately changed our room...after we had turned down the bed, used glasses and showered. The banquet food was also very good as was the buffet breakfast. Very pleased with this hotel.

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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2011

Very convenient for our one night stay to view the Holidazzle parade. Kayla at check-in was especially pleasant! Nice room - 2 sinks (one in bathroom & one in alcove outside bathroom), comfortable bed & furnishings, great TV with HD. We booked through HotWire & got a fantastic rate!

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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bryn mawr, pa
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68 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2011

Stayed for a few nights on business.
Smallish room, but very comfortable.
Good location, however, the parking garage is a little cramped. If you drive a big vehicle, be careful.
All the people working at this hotel that I any dealings with were incredibly friendly and helpful.
Only gripe was the occasional wait for the elevator.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Crowne Plaza Downtown - Northstar
Address: 618 2nd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55402-1929
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Region: United States > Minnesota > Minneapolis > Downtown
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#17 Romantic Hotel in Minneapolis
#25 Business Hotel in Minneapolis
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Crowne Plaza Downtown - Northstar 3.5*
Number of rooms: 223
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Minneapolis Crowne Plaza Hotel located in the heart of the downtown Minneapolis business and retail district and connected to the Skyway system for easy access to shopping, dining, sports, entertainment and any other downtown Minneapolis event. Deluxe guestrooms include 2 phones with data-port and voice-mail, wireless high speed Internet access for a fee, On-Demand movies, iron/ironing board, coffee/coffeemaker and USA Today paper delivered daily. Our Cafe Northstar restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. In addition, our Krona lounge overlooking 2nd Avenue in downtown Minneapolis, features light meals, a connoisseur's collection of spirits, complete wine bar and more than thirty beers & ales in a comfortable atmosphere complete with fireplace. Take advantage of our free Fitness Center and the services of our Business Center. ... more   less 
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