I'm going to be in Minneapolis for a weekend and need some suggestions on where to stay. Obviously a safe, nice area thats close to great food places and nightlife.
It depends on how close to nightlife you'd like to be. There are a number of great options on Nicollet Mall, however, the street is under construction for the next year or so. Hennepin Ave S has a couple hotels that are right in the mix of nightlife and entertainment. If you'd like to be within walking distance but not IN the middle of it all, I would recommend something on Marquette either or Second Ave. Everything in downtown is within walking distance or a short cab ride away. I'm a huge Kimpton fan and am biased towards The Grand Hotel Minneapolis, but there are plenty of options (Loews, Marquette, Radisson Blu, Westin). I recommend checking out some restaurants in the North Loop area - spoon and stable is one of the best, Parlour, Borough Minneapolis, The Bachelor Farmer and Bar La Grassa are all fabulous as well.
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