Crowne Plaza Minneapolis Northstar Downtown

618 Second Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN, United States, 55402show map
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FabulousBased on  86 reviews
Overview

Situated in the heart of Minneapolis, the 4-star Crowne Plaza Minneapolis Northstar Downtown offers the in-house restaurant serving American cuisine. The hotel opened its doors in 1994 and was remodeled in 2009.

Major Minneapolis sights, such as Minnesota Zoo and Walker Art Center are located nearby. The center of Minneapolis is 1 km away from the venue.

The hotel allows quick access to gardens and a river.

Crowne Plaza Minneapolis Northstar Downtown is situated about 20 minutes drive from Minneapolis - St. Paul Intl airport.

Rooms

There are individual rooms with a minibar, a laptop-size safe, flat-screen television, a seating area and a pantry provided for travelers staying in Minneapolis. Many of the rooms give a great view over the city. Some of the rooms feature contemporary décor and dark-wood furnishings.

Eat & Drink

Guests are offered a buffet breakfast served in the restaurant. There is an onsite Krona bar to relax in. Dan Kelly's Bar and Grill and Bank serve a selection of meals within 100 meters from the venue.

A full breakfast is served at affordable prices. 

Services

The comfortable Crowne Plaza Minneapolis Northstar Downtown offers laundry, room service and newspaper service.

Relax

Guests with children can use a mini club and a special menu available on site. For active guests, there are a gym and a fitness center at the hotel.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Public parking is possible on site at USD 25 per day.

The personnel at the hotel speaks English, German, French, Spanish, Polish, Russian, Albanian.

Year renovated:   2009.  Number of floors:   17.  Number of rooms:   222.

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Facilities
Wi-Fi
Parking

USD 25 per day

Luggage storage
24-hour services

Late check-in/ -out

24-hour reception

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Restaurant

Snack bar

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness centre

Spa and relaxation

Sauna

Laundry

Self-service laundry

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness centre
  • Tennis court
  • Petanque
  • Golf course

Services

  • Room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Car rental
  • Self-service laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Newspaper service
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining

  • In-room breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Snack bar
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Special diet menus
  • Buffet breakfast

Business

  • Business centre
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children

  • Paid babysitting/ Child services
  • Children's menu
  • Kids club

Spa & Leisure

  • Casino
  • Garden area
  • Sauna

Room view

  • Garden view
  • City view

Room features

  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • VIP room facilities
  • In-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Connecting rooms
  • Sitting area
  • Terrace
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe

Self-catering

  • Microwave

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Paid films
  • Direct dial telephone
  • CD player
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor
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Good to know
Check-infrom 15:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsOne child0 - 19 yearsExisting beddingFREEThere are no extra beds provided in a room. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Rooms and availability

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Location
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
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Gluek's Bar and RestaurantGluek's Bar and Restaurant1400 ft
Capella UniversityCapella University700 ft
Art Institutes Intl MinnesotaArt Institutes Intl Minnesota1700 ft
MC Connell School IncMC Connell School Inc2000 ft
Walden UniversityWalden University2700 ft
IDS BuildingIDS Building800 ft80 South 8th St Downtown
Chain of LakesChain of Lakes1600 ft400 South 4th St, Minneapolis
St. Anthony FallsSt. Anthony Falls3200 ftWest River Road and Portland Ave
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Rare Steak and SushiRare Steak and Sushi100 ft615 2nd Avenue
Krona RestaurantKrona Restaurant100 ft618 2nd Ave S
Hell's KitchenHell's Kitchen1100 ft80 South 9th Street
ChipotleChipotle200 ft1040 Nicollet Avenue
Dan Kelly's Bar and GrillDan Kelly's Bar and Grill200 ft212 S 7th St
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Jazira Entertainment CtrJazira Entertainment Ctr1.1 mi
Minnesota Citizens-The ArtsMinnesota Citizens-The Arts4600 ft
Holy Land ExhibitHoly Land Exhibit1.1 mi
Hennepin History MuseumHennepin History Museum1.1 mi
Children's Theatre COChildren's Theatre CO1.2 mi
Bel Canto VoicesBel Canto Voices1.8 mi
Minneapolis Community and TechMinneapolis Community and Tech4000 ft
Dunwoody InstituteDunwoody Institute1.0 mi
Minneapolis College of ArtsMinneapolis College of Arts1.3 mi
Lake Calhoun Lake Calhoun 2.6 miWest Lake St and Calhoun Parkway
Lake HarrietLake Harriet3.6 miWest 42nd St and West Lake Harriet Parkway
Riverview TheaterRiverview Theater4.0 mi3800 42nd Av. S., Minneapolis
Heights TheaterHeights Theater4.5 mi3951 Central Ave NE, Columbia Heights
Southdale CenterSouthdale Center7.0 miWest 66th Street and France Avenue
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Getting around
Airports
Crystal (MIC)7.3 mi
Train
Target Field Station \x26 Rail Platform3300 ft
Minneapolis Sculpture Garden1.1 mi
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Reviews
7.8
FabulousBased on  86  reviews

Rating by category:

7.5
Location
8.5
Rooms
8.0
Service
  • 5.8
    Guest rating

    Location

    We were put on pilot level which didn't feel welcoming. Room, size atmosphere didn't match pictures on website. I felt we paid for location only.

  • 9.6
    Exclusive

    Staff was super friendly and accomodating.

    There were old holes in the bathroom wall from some previously hung hardware.

  • 9.2
    Superb

    The bed was very comfortable.

    No GF options for breakfast except toast and granola. Would have liked a muffin or some other GF pastry.

  • 9.6
    Exclusive

    Great location downtown, clean and super friendly staff.

  • 5.0
    Guest rating

    I liked that staff were nice enough to switch us to a better accommodating room (two beds instead of one. The hotel gave the impression (online) that our King Room was more of a suite (with a sofabed, lots of space, etc). I did like that there were quite a few really inviting / good restaurants within walking distance (1-4 blocks away). Being in the heart of downtown, there are high-rise buildings everywhere. Quite impressive night time views from a high floor room. Go to the Hen House for breakfast. WOW! It's only about a block or two away (114 S. 8th St). Also, the Newsroom is a great eatery. A little more expensive but great food! It's also w/in walking distance (right by Nicolette Mall). There are a ton of great eateries in the area such as Hell's Kitchen, etc.

    This was the Crowne Plaza. The name itself gives the impression of upscale. It was not. No in-room pay-per -view movies, the room was very small & so was the bathroom. There was no open restaurant that I could see. There was a small mall area connected to the hotel, but all the food establishments were closed. Keep in mind that Parking is $23 per day (public parking connected to the hotel building). Unless you can persuade a manager to comp it out to you, this will be an additional fee. There were only 1-2 staff available at the front desk. They are also whom you speak with if there are issues in your room. I had to wait for 10 min. on hold. When I gave up and called back I was asked to hold again. I know they were busy checking in guests but they should be better staffed. Staff were very nice, however, as they should be. If you want to be right next to an interstate entrance / exit, this is not the place for you. It is right in the downtown area.

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    I got a good price online for a Thursday night stay. The location is great for doing things downtown. Parking wasn't free but it was easy to deal with. Room was clean. WiFi was fast and reliable (and included, which I was looking for).

    The room was comfortable and clean, but some of the sheen had started to wear off. Even downtown, I think it's strange to have to pay for parking at your hotel.

  • 9.2
    Superb

    Location was excellent and pleasant staff

    No fridge in room and ice machine only on seventh floor.. Twin beds instead of queens

  • 6.6
    Good

    Location down town was very convenient for walking to bars and food.

    Hotel was out dated and over priced, then on top of all that you had to pay more for parking!! Found that out after booking...

  • 6.6
    Good

    Staff at the front desk was not friendly at all.

    You guys didn't give the hotel the confirmation number therefore, we couldn't get in the room. The front desk person, finally talked to the manger and we could get in the room after 15 - 20 min. of wait. They said it's Booking. com's issue.

  • 2.4
    Guest rating

    Absolutely nothing

    Never got wake up calls, when I brought down the sign in my room saying there would be no charge for that night, the desk people said they could not do that because the reservation was prepaid. The room was dirty, carpet frayed, noisy people in hallway, scary people making out in the elevator, no coffee or anything to eat except at the dumpy food court. Never again.

  • 3.2
    Guest rating

    We thought we were getting a great hotel. The price was quite high so we assumed we would be comfortable . It was so loud. The front desk couldn't do anything. We had a 2:00 am party next door both Friday and Saturday evenings. The noise was awful! We called but nothing was done. We had a room for 3 and the only room available at check in at 3:00 pm was a handicap room. The shower was awful. We went for our daughter's college graduation and we were sooo disappointed with Crowne Plaza. Never again!!!!

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    A tried-and-true hotel delivering consistent quality and service to the Minneapolis hotel market. Big flat screen TV. Updated and well cared for guest room, especially considering the hotel was originally built in the 1960's.

    After having flown for 18-hours and arriving at 2 AM, I was exhausted and undergoing a 9-hour time change. I was not made aware there would be entertainment in the hotel's roof top shy garden that morning. The noise echoed between the buildings and since my room overlooked the sky garden, it was impossible to sleep-in.

  • 10.0
    Exclusive

    The staff was very nice and always smiling and the room were comfortable.

  • 10.0
    Exclusive

    The atmosphere was very friendly and welcoming.

    The parking ramps connecting with the hotel were a little too narrow for comfort.

  • 9.2
    Superb

    awesome customer service and beds I enjoyed myself

    Everything went well

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Highlights
8
FabulousBased on  86 reviews
Good to know
Check-infrom 15:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsOne child0 - 19 yearsExisting beddingFREEThere are no extra beds provided in a room. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
Cancellation
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Getting around
Airports
Crystal (MIC)7.3 mi
Train
Target Field Station \x26 Rail Platform3300 ft
Minneapolis Sculpture Garden1.1 mi
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