I was staying here for a conference, and it was a wonderful place to stay. Just a short walk to the conference center, and very clean and up to date. My room was always clean and tidy when I came back in the evenings.
Was in Minneapolis over night and wanted something on West end of Marquette Ave. I remember being taken to see the Foshay Tower when I was a kid some 60 years ago. The renovation has been done well. The look is modern and the colors sophisticated. The rooms are small and view is somewhat obstructed by taller buildings surrounding the tower. The beds are comfortable,the pillows good. The rain head shower is pleasant. It lives up to the reputation of a Four-Star and that is my problem. Many hotel chains have similar comfort today. I can usually find a hotel with similar comfort that offers little amenities like , in room coffee, refrigerators, microwaves and a short walk down the hall to vending areas. Places like the W offer in room wet bars and charge extortionist prices for the contents. No in room coffee. Room service
Is advertised but there was no menu in the room. My wife said to call the desk but since I didn't plan to eat in I did not bother. Every one we had dealings with was friendly, helpful, and professional. Unfortunately I always come out of the up-scale places feeling I did not quite get enough "bang for my bucks". I realize the usual customer for the up-scale places is on an expense account so four time the going rate for a bottle of water is shrugged off. I am retired and spending my money now so I have gotten a little tighter in my old age. If you feel like "putting on the dog" the W will suit the bill.
It was a very spacious room. Perfect location near the Target Center. All appliances were very good - refrigerator, coffee maker, microwave - all perfect. Staff very friendly & helpful. Full breakfast was excellent. Free wireless wi-fi in the rooms.
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