Best area to stay in Minneapolis

Best area to stay in Minneapolis

Set in the heart of Minneapolis, Downtown is the best area to stay within the city if you want to have easy access to art, business locations, amazing restaurants and a lively nightlife. You will also be able to experience what it’s like to comfortably explore a city on foot, thanks to its closed pedestrian climate-controlled walkways that connect several buildings, shops, offices, hotels, banks and more.


You can also take a good look around the shops in the Nicollet Mall, ponder the wonders of the Basilica of Saint Mary, and experience some live sport at Target Field (home to the Minnesota Twins) and Target Center (home to the Minnesota Timberwolves). You will also be near to the Minneapolis Convention Center and just one mile from the U.S. Bank Stadium, home to the Minnesota Vikings.


Don´t miss out on a lovely walk along the banks of the Mississippi River, which will take you to the Mill District, a historical area filled with restaurants, amazing parks, impressive views of Saint Anthony Falls, and routes for walking or going on bike rides. If you like theatre, make sure to visit the Orpheum Theatre, The Skyway Theatre, Pantages Theatre, or Brave New Workshop, and for nightlife, we recommend the Dakota Jazz Club.


To get around you can take the area´s revolutionary Hiawatha Light Rail Line, which provides easy and well-connected travel to the MSP International Airport (30 minutes away) and the Mall of America (50 minutes away).

Hotel   Price per night
Embassy Suites By Hilton Minneapolis Downtown Hotel
12 Sixth Street South
128€ - 154$
Radisson Red Minneapolis Downtown
609 3rd Street South
124€ - 149$
Hotel   Price per night
Hotel Ivy, a Luxury Collection Hotel
201 South 11th Street
196€ - 235$
Hewing Hotel
300 N Washington Ave
178€ - 214$
Hotel   Price per night
Kimpton Grand Hotel Minneapolis
615 Second Avenue South
142€ - 170$
Loews Minneapolis Hotel
601 First Avenue North
151€ - 181$

On the map, which shows the best area to stay in Minneapolis, you can see a selection of some of the best located hotels.

Downtown, the best area to stay in Minneapolis


A midwestern hub of culture and entertainment, downtown Minneapolis is an excellent place to stay to enjoy the best of Minnesota. Previously an industrial capital of America, Minneapolis is now populated by towering skyscrapers, modern residential buildings, restaurants, theatres, museums, and so much more.


In the center of Minneapolis you will find numerous restaurants, ranging from local eateries and fast food to high end steakhouses. Live music, a cornerstone of local culture, is a nightly entertainment at several bars in the neighborhood. Enjoying craft beer is another midwestern pastime - have a pint at one of the cities many centrally located breweries and taprooms.


Rich cultural activities include the Hennepin Theatre District, Minneapolis Central Library, Orchestra Hall, the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, Mill City Museum,  and Weissman Art Museum.


The Nicollet Mall offers the finest national and international retailers available in the state of Minnesota. In the summer enjoy the diverse produce of midwest farmlands at two farmer’s markets serving downtown Minneapolis.The Nicollet Mall Farmers Market takes place on Thursdays, while Mill City Farmer’s Markets occurs on Saturdays.


Alongside the diverse cultural opportunities, downtown Minneapolis is the perfect place to stay to take advantage of city life and midwestern hospitality.

Other areas to stay in Minneapolis





Those looking for a more youthful atmosphere in the center of Minneapolis will enjoy staying in Dinkytown neighborhood. Because of its proximity to the University of Minnesota, this is the best area to stay if you are interested in nightlife, cheap eats, and eclectic boutiques and secondhand stores. Live music venues populate every block, often featuring local indie bands and acoustic singers. Dinkytown has been an area frequented by artists through the decades, so it is home to several galleries, museums, and cultural organizations. Today, Dinkytown is still an inspiration for artistic types and those who are young at heart.



Warehouse District


The Warehouse district, also known as the North Loop, is populated by repurposed 19th and 20th century warehouses from the industrial age. Due to the high concentration of modern start-up businesses, trendy restaurants, cocktail bars, indie boutiques, and design shops, this area is the best place to stay for cosmopolitan travellers. The Warehouse District is also a draw for sports fans, as it encompasses Target Field, home of the Minnesota Twins professional baseball team.

Both Dinkytown and the Warehouse District are a part of central Minneapolis, easily connected to downtown by public transportation.