by Caroline Costello
In a city where most downtown hotels cater to business travelers, Minneapolis’s Park Place DoubleTree is a welcome departure from the norm. There are several special amenities for children on offer here, including kids’ movie rentals, kids’ menus in the on-site restaurant, and playpens, high chairs and cribs — enough to make families feel welcome. Guest rooms are also great for families — especially the two-room suites with microwaves and sofa beds, which can accommodate families of four or five.
An on-site restaurant that serves breakfast, lunch and dinner; a pool with a whirlpool; free Wi-Fi; and free cookies make this hotel a super option for families staying in Minneapolis. Keep in mind that the Park Place DoubleTree isn’t located right downtown, so you’ll have to drive or take the train to get to most major Minneapolis attractions. Within walking distance of the hotel, there’s a movie theater, an Olive Garden and a T.G.I. Friday’s.
DoubleTree hotels are found in more than 200 destinations worldwide, many of which offer on-site dining. Select properties feature suites with living and dining areas, and many hotels are pet-friendly. Read more about DoubleTree.
Our Editor Loves
- Multi-room suites with sofa beds
- Selection of kids' movie rentals
- On-site pool with whirlpool
Excellent stay, every staff person we met was friendly and warm and extremely helpful. Room was beautiful. Parking ramp was a little tight to navigate but we made it work. Distance to convention center is 4 blocks, not bad at all except it was unseasonably cold, but we dashed two blocks down to grab the skyway.
Great location and large rooms but things are going downhill on the service side.
Long line out the door at the front desk. I guess it all goes to profits.
The hotel is full of people. Surely they can afford to have more than one person at the front desk.