Sofitel Minneapolis Hotel, Bloomington
Reviews - Sofitel Minneapolis Hotel
- Age Group: 18 - 25
- From: United States
- Traveller type: Young Couple
- Age Group: 51 - 60
- From: United States
- Traveller type: Business Traveller
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Historical Traveller Reviews of Sofitel Minneapolis Hotel
Very Disappointingfrom A TripAdvisor Member
So So Sofitelfrom Cheeseheads
Slept like a baby at Sofitelfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Terrible Concierge Servicefrom A TripAdvisor Member
ve Ever Stayed Atfrom Freeagent35
Good Choicefrom ChicagoStevenM.
duappointing experiencefrom ericaway
Travelling from ireland left me tired and grumpy on arrival , mid afternoon, at reception. I received little sympathy and an indifferent service. The staff seemed rather preoccupied with another conversation.
The room was small, dominated by a huge bed and a small desk. Internet access via my PC was down, so i used the TV interactive service. It didn't work. Neither did most of the channels.
The repair man was couteous and patient, exchanging the set three times before giving up.
Thw breakfast service was slow,the bar menu limited and the atmosphere bland.
Saving grace was great jazz on friday night. Lowlight was a dispute over an overcharge at checkout, where the iron maiden at the desk laboriously ploughed through every room charge receipt from the previous night in an attempt to prove me wrong.
I received neither an apology nor a smile.
So long Sofitel. Speak to your colleagues in Amsterdam who are a credit to your brand.
So so at the Sofitelfrom annh53182
Check in was smooth, although when we checked in there were three clerks at the desk, one was helping another guest and the other two were chatting with one another. It took a couple of minutes before either of them noticed that we were there. Once we were waited on, the clerk was friendly and efficient.
The room was slightly larger than a standard room, and had obviously just been remodeled so it was very European-modern looking. But as I discovered later, the design had got in the way of the function of the room.
We had a deluxe room that included a king bed, couch and desk. Unfortunately, due to the layout of the room the only real place to sit was on the bed. The television couldn't be seen clearly from the couch at couldn't be seen at all from the desk. The couch was also very uncomfortable to sit on, but I guess it wasn't meant for sitting, just for looks. On the plus side the feather bed and down comforter on the bed were nice touches.
The bathroom also had problems. The tub didn't have a shower curtain or door, instead it had a glass partition that went about 1/3 of the way down the tub. I have seen this set up work very well in a number of European hotels that I have stayed in, but this one didn't work at all. The glass just didn't extend far enough to keep the water in the shower. Also, one of the selling points of the hotel was that each room had bathrobes. We did have a single bathrobe, but that wasn't really much use for 2 of us.
There was also no phone book in the room. Normally this isn't really a problem for us, but this time we were looking to attend a particular show and wanted to call and double check what time it started. So we called to concierge to get some information or the phone number. The concierge didn't help us at all, in fact her first question was "is there a phone book in your room?". I thought that was her job! She did finally give us the information, but in my experience with other hotels they normally ask if you want tickets or a taxi or dinner reservations nearby or something. I guess I didn't ask for any of that information, but it just seems that at nicer hotels they always offer.
Anyhow while there was nothing really wrong with the room or the hotel, there was nothing to really recommend it either. I think that a stay at a more modestly priced hotel would have been just as good (and would have probably included breakfast).
terrible experiencefrom A TripAdvisor Member
The only thing to look forward to on a business trip to Minneapolisfrom A_Traveler_from_Ca
The restaurants are nice, and the croissants are the best ones on this side of the Atlantic ocean.
Only downside: Don't get a room to the inside, they are fairly noisy, and you have to close the curtains all day to avoid having people look into your room.
To the previous reviewer: I rather have a down comforter with a crisp and clean comforter cover every day than a filthy day bed spread that hasn't been washed since months....
Top Local Tips for Bloomington
Classy The Sofitel is a classy hotel. This particular hotel does not have a pool. That is fine with me. I would not recommend this hotel for a family with small kids or the Spring Break crowd. There are a lot of other hotels with recreation faciliaties. Small kids like to have a pool. La Fougasse and Chez Collette restaurants on site are excellent.
Only stayed a couple days in Bloomington and Minneapolis We stayed in Bloomington only because friends we were visiting lived and worked nearby. Minneapolis is not exactly chock full of fascinating activities, but we enjoyed the lakes (Calhoun and Harriet), the art center, and the Nicolette pedestrian street. We are sorry to have missed the Bakken Museum. We are not fond of malls, so Mall of America was not on our agenda. For a real vacation, drive far north to Lake Superior or the inner lakes and stay in a luxury lodge. Great hiking with lots of waterfalls. Eat the wonderful, fresh seafood and breathe the fresh air every day, and your stress will melt away.
Minneapolis Institute of Arts We visited the Museum to specificaly see the Nordic Summer Art show, A mirror of Nature. The museum facility is absolutly beautiful and has many other shows to offer, including an excellent gift shop. It is well worth your time to vist and enjoy the lovely grounds and the various gallerys.
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- Address: 5601 West 78th Street - Bloomington - Minnesota - 55439 - United States
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