The Westin Minneapolis
For a luxury staycation in the heart of downtown, you can do no better than the Westin Minneapolis. This elegant inn was originally the Farmers and Mechanics Bank. It was built in the early 1900s, then rehabbed to maintain the swank and class of yesteryear. The rooms are as spacious and as nice as anything you'll find in Minneapolis. There's a fitness center complete with whirlpool and hot tub, plus an indoor pool. But the retro glamour is at its finest in the B.A.N.K. restaurant and bar, which serves modern American food, craft cocktails, and delicious shots of Jameson. Because you always need delicious shots of Jameson. That's just accepted science. Alas, the Westin is not for the weak of pocketbook. Room prices start at $180 a night and quickly soar. But when you want a romantic weekend where your customary economy is being temporarily stifled, this is the place for you.