Best of

the Twin Cities

Best Hotel

The Grand Hotel Minneapolis

Located in the heart of downtown Minneapolis, the Grand Hotel is the perfect blend of boutique atmosphere, high-class accommodations, and affordability. It's centrally located, which means it's within walking distance of some of the city's best restaurants, but the food options inside the hotel aren't too shabby either. Rare Steak & Sushi offers a tremendous menu for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and the SIX15 Room lounge offers daily happy hour specials and monthly wine tastings. The hotel itself is attached to a 58,000-square-foot Lifetime Fitness Athletic Club, putting the standard crappy hotel gyms to shame. Feeling guilty about the idea of leaving your pet at home while you're enjoying a life of luxury? Bring him! The Grand Hotel offers pet-friendly accommodations, giving every member of your family the chance to experience the best hotel in the city.

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