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Where to stay in Minneapolis

If you're a first time visitor to Minneapolis, you might prefer a more touristy area, but if you're a solo traveler, a local neighborhood could be more interesting. Some areas have lots of things to do within walking distance, but the hotels may be more expensive. To give you a starting point for your trip research, we looked at what people say about neighborhoods and places to stay in Minneapolis.

What's the best area of Minneapolis to stay?

The top mentioned neighborhoods and areas that people talk about in and around Minneapolis are:

Here's what Trippy members had to say:

"Uptown has a lot of areas for shopping, a little more lively over here."  See More

"I love Uptown and the neighborhoods around the lakes - each gives you about 3 miles to bike, rollerblade, run - etc around - hang out on the lawn - read a book or have lunch - relax"  See More

"The area around the intersection of Hennepin Avenue & Lake Street in Uptown is a lot of fun, lots of energy at night, crowd typically trends in the 20s, and it can be more bar-focused than restaurant."  See More

"I would suggest the Uptown area & Linden Hills Neighborhood which are near by for shopping & eating."  See More

"Uptown can be divvied up into a few different sections."  See More

"North Loop - a little trendy, much more restaurant options and a good area for night life."  See More

"I've stayed in North Loop before and I loved it."  See More

"An alternative area to try is the North Loop."  See More

"The North Loop neighborhood is hopping, too."  See More

"If it is warm weather - head outside to the riverfront, and Warehouse District."  See More

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What are some good hotels in Minneapolis?

Depending on the neighborhood you choose, you may want to research hotels in the area. If you'd rather start with the most recommended hotels in Minneapolis, here's a list to get you started.

Here's what Trippy members had to say about hotels:

"Le Meridien Chambers: One of the swankest hotels in town, with a fantastic hotel restaurant ( D'Amico Kitchen) and see-and-be-seen bar scene."  See More

"I was fortunate last year and took some friends to the W Minneapolis - The Foshay and we viewed the city in what was shirt sleeve weather at night."  See More

"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)."  See More

Want to research more popular hotels in Minneapolis? Click the blue button below.

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Where did you get these suggestions?

Trippy is a great resource for planning your trip because you get advice from real travelers. We suggested neighborhoods and hotels based on the recommendations of the Trippy community. This gives you a quick overview, but if you're looking to do more research, here are some of the questions that we used to find this information.

profile  Katie Simons from Los Angeles asked:
Best free things to do in Minneapolis?  (13 answers)

profile  Miriam Cohen from Seattle asked:
Best outdoor adventures in or around the Twin Cities?  (5 answers)

profile  Owen Morris from Las Vegas asked:
Best areas to stay in Minneapolis?  (7 answers)

profile  teri brown from Atlanta asked:
Places to eat out on a budget  (6 answers)

profile  Amy Stoner from asked:
Family of 10 @ Christmastime in Minneapolis  (4 answers)

profile  Christine Klemmer from Austin (Texas) asked:
Hikes in/near Minneapolis?  (6 answers)

profile  Emily Wilshire from Waterloo asked:
Up and coming neighborhoods in Minneapolis  (2 answers)

profile  erik jansen from Brooklyn asked:
Places to eat/drink for a nice but casual night out in Minne.  (7 answers)

profile  Keith Spence from Denver asked:
Nice places to stay and things to do  (3 answers)

What if I plan my trip around food?

If you're a foodie or just love to eat when you travel, you might decide to stay in a hotel close to a restaurant you want to try. Here are some places to eat in Minneapolis.

Want to research more popular restaurants in Minneapolis? Click the blue button below.

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What if I don't have a car?

Maybe you're looking for a happening area with lots to see and do, or you want to be walking distance from tourist attractions. Check out some of these places and see there's a hotel nearby.

Want to research more popular attractions in Minneapolis? Click the blue button below.

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Where can I find out more about Minneapolis?

This page is just a starting point, to really get personalized advice from Minneapolis locals and experienced travelers, post a question on Trippy! You can start by browsing the questions other people have asked about Minneapolis.

If you've changed your mind and decided to go somewhere else, go to the main page and explore where to stay in any city.

Flying into Minneapolis? There is one major airport for commercial flights. Find international, domestic, and local airports in Minneapolis.

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