Graves 601 Minneapolis Hotel
Reviews - Graves 601 Minneapolis Hotel
- Age Group: 31 - 40
- From: United States
- Traveller type: Business Traveller
- Age Group: 41 - 50
- From: United States
- Traveller type: Young Couple
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Historical Traveller Reviews of Graves 601 Minneapolis Hotel
Okay, but not for everyone.from A TripAdvisor Member
Overpriced and oddfrom ScreenwriterPat
Plenty of valets willing to park our car at $28 a pop (+ tip, of course), but no one to help with the luggage. Check-in involved an elevator ride to the fourth floor and standing in a long line while one overworked desk clerk answered the constantly ringing phone and was interrupted numerous times by a coworker coming out from behind what appeared to be a wall of miniature reindeer antlers.
We booked a room on the concierge floor only to find that that there was no concierge lounge, no morning croissants, no evening refreshments... However, they did send up a coffee machine. So there we were, making coffee in the bathroom of our $200+/night luxury hotel room.
Though the beds were comfy, this was not a place for a romantic getaway as each morning we were awakened by the ringing of other people’s phones. I assume any sounds coming from our room could be heard equally well.
Directions on the web site were sketchy, mostly information on the weather and the cab fare from the airport. It took three calls to get information on which exit to use. Once the hotel operator (or perhaps it was the overworked desk clerk) connected me to their job hotline.
While the Graves 601 might appeal to those who appreciate plasma TVs in front of their toilets and complicated showers that leak water all over the floor, Castle Pretentious held little appeal for us.
cool placefrom Napa_neighbor
Posh and Cozyfrom bethmn
The decor was simple and interesting. The details to the room were artistic and classy. The bed...oh lord!...it was so comfortable. Like sleeping on a huge billowy white cloud. The plasma screen TV was huge and perfect for movie wacthing (you can bring your own DVDs to watch). The shower was like a human car wash. It was the perfect romantic and fun escape (I live in Minneapolis, so this was a great special occasion treat)!
The lobbies were a tad pretentious and will most likely be out of date in 5 years, but still very cool and set the mood for the whole place. 4th floor lounge is a fun place to grab drinks before or after hitting the town. (pricey drinks...$15 martinis...but great atmosphere).
Service was fabulous. Very attentive and the Le Service operators were friendly and professional with every request and question.
Nice to look at, but needs workfrom PDXviajero
Hip Style in Minnesotafrom rogersparkchris
European style, midwestern friendlinessfrom SkyeTraveler
Its restaurant, Cosmos, is impressive. It's got a really cool vibe; but, again, the service is down-to-earth. I may have just lucked out, but the woman who served my dinner was also very knowledgeable about wine. We had an interesting conversation about pinot noir . . . I felt like I was in Sideways!
The rooms are decorated in that international "zen" style, where the colors are soothing, and the linens and toiletries are luxurious. There's a big plasma T.V. The only disappointment, if you can call it that, was the shower -- somehow, I was expecting lots of shower heads, but there was only one. Also, there's no separate soaking tub, which would have been a treat.
I stayed on the 10th floor, facing the Target Center, and I could definitely hear loud noises from one of the bars. Fortunately, the noises stopped by the time I got ready for bed. But be warned that this is a downtown hotel, and street noise can be a problem.
One downside I almost always find to these super-trendy hotels is that the lighting is way too dim! That's fine for the restaurant and bar, but must the elevator areas require you to carry your own flashlight?
These are all minor complaints, though. If I ever return to Minneapolis, I won't stay anywhere else.
Divine comfort!from jbleenyc
The only slight negative I experienced was some glitches in the service. For instance, a misplaced room service order that took three phone calls to the front desk to straighten out, but then the manager was attentive enough to call me and apologize and even comp the wine on my order for the inconvenience caused.
All in all, an excellent hotel. But do try to get a room in the upper floors (10 and up), because there is some street noise at night, especially on weekends, coming from the Hard Rock Cafe next to the hotel. Also, the hotel has a very popular bar and club on the first and second floor, which may mean that those staying on the lower floors may get some noise (not sure, though, since I stayed on the 14th floor, where the view was great and only soothing silence).
Wonderful - no other word for itfrom Dutchbairn
Then the room. The plasma screen is magnificent, the bathroom is also a delight and while most hotels have a bathroom phone, there cannot be many that have a TV hanging over the toilet. The sink is also made of glass and it takes you a good half-hour to realise the decadence you have become part of.
If you want to save a bit of money, eat anywhere but the hotel. The food is delicious but very expensive. Just by stepping outside and walking a few yards to the Skyway entrance, you have all you need - shops, restaurants and entertainment. In fact, you could explore a huge part of downtown Minneapolis without going outside. Target Center is right across the street for basketball and hockey fans, as well as those going to a big name concert. The light railway to the Airport and Mall of America is a block down the street as well as a lot of bars, clubs and restaurants (including the renowned Quest for all good live music).
So, for a bit of luxury, choose the Minneapolis Meridien and you will enjoy it so much, you wish you could take that plasma screen with you as well as the rest of the room.
thanksgiving weekendfrom drdough
Top Local Tips for Minneapolis
Graves 601 Hotel Great hotel to stay in Minneapolis. I think it is great for people who enjoy a great night life. Due to the price of the hotel, I dont recommend it for someone who just want a nice place to stay as there are better places to stay in the Twin Cities area for a more reasonable price.
Great Restaurants are available downtown. Try the 112 Eatery. Great food/wine experience. Fogo de Chao - Carnivores dream come true, but the salad bar is a meal unto itself. Palomino - Undoubtly the best Bolognese Sauce I have encountered. A lithmus test for all to follow. Capital Grill - Calamari in MN? You bet, served with a spicy pepper relish!
Beautiful walk in Minneapolis If you love walking, you must visit the Lake Kalhoun area. It's really nice and relaxing taking a walk around the entire lake and then stopping in one of the cool cafes in the area.
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- Address: 601 First Avenue North - Minneapolis - Minnesota - 55403 - United States
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