Hotel overview

Our brand new modernized rooms blend Art Deco decadence with modern urban chic, experience effortless relaxation in our original accommodations with vibrant décor, high-tech features and signature amenities. W Minneapolis - The Foshay will Ignite your senses with 360-degree views of the city from our 30th Floor Observation Deck, and thrill your palate with distinctive fare from our unique hotel restaurants. Explore the city's most celebrated attractions, including Target Field, US Bank Stadium, Orchestra Hall and Minneapolis Convention Center. Elevate your expectations in dynamic event space, masterfully designed for flawless meetings, weddings and social affairs. Punctuate an unforgettable day with inventive cocktails at our 1920s-style Prohibition Bar, or mingle and dance in our popular Living Room. Enhanced by our WHATEVER/WHENEVER® service, our Minneapolis hotel offers the ultimate lifestyle experience in the historic Foshay Tower.

Property information

Year Built: 2008
Last Renovation: 2020
Floors: 31
Nonsmoking rooms: 229
Suites: 18
Total rooms: 211
Total rooms and suites: 229

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General policies & fine print

Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM
Pet Policy Pets Allowed: 1 pet 40 pounds max with USD 100 cleaning fee plus USD 25 per night

Ratings & reviews

TripAdvisor traveler rating

4.0 1439 reviews
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Don't miss the top observation desk

    The museum and observation desk in the 30th floor provides a panoramic view for downtown. Historic landmark hotel. I think this property should be branded under luxury collection or curio collection or autograph collection.. They did not provide breakfast in restaurant or credits towards food for Marriott platinum and above members . they just provide grab and go breakfast in lieu of welcome points. So choose welcome points. during pandemic , they only give welcome points. Parking is expensive. But there is a municipal parking across the street (next to hilton), which costs 15 usd for 24 hours.

    Oct 05, 2020
  • 2.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Beautiful location, not a weekend destination

    I stayed here on a visit to Minnesota, because of the history of the building. The lobby is beautiful, but mostly dark and bar is still closed due to COVID. I arrived on Friday, checking out Sunday morning. My first issue was when I asked the desk manager whether parking at the IDS Center was best (it’s where my GPS sent me). She didn’t know what I was talking about, so I pointed towards the Center. In the end, she had no idea where I should park. I found that odd, given that people surely must drive to the hotel at some point. I learned the hard way that most buildings are locked on weekends. To retrieve my car from the parking ramp, I had to go through the Marquette Hotel. None of the other doors were open. There were no signs indicating that you couldn’t actually get into the building on the weekend, and the desk manager was no help. Next, there was a cold front that came through the week I was there. The manager told me the heat wasn’t going to be turned on for another couple of weeks. All extra linens, including blankets had been removed from the rooms. A small space heater was provided, but my room had windows on all sides (corner room) and was cold. I couldn’t understand why the hotel wouldn’t just get the engineer in to turn the heat on, or at least provide heavier blankets or a duvet. The summer weight blanket was still on the bed. I also found that the mask mandate wasn’t being enforced. While some guests were observing it, not everyone coming in were wearing masks. I didn’t hear any of the hotel staff asking/reminding people to do so. The one high point is that The Keys restaurant was open for breakfast and gives a discount for hotel guests. Oddly, I didn’t find this out until my second morning when their online ordering was down and I called to see if they were open. No one at the hotel told me about the discount and there wasn’t anything in the room explaining the discount. My first day, I’d done the online order, so no discount then. The observation deck was open, and I’d definitely recommend a stop to check out the skyline.

    Sep 15, 2020
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Very nice old/new whotel

    This hotel is unique, the building is historic, but of course it has been remodeled by the W Brand, i really liked it, and everything is near by, even the train station, in a nice part of the city with all kinds of restaurants and businesses.

    Sep 13, 2020
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Well delivered W brand, even in Covid times

    It can’t be easy running a property that is branded as a hip property that is supposed to be high energy with guests socializing. This is unfortunately not how you would describe the Covid era W Foshay in Minneapolis. Even with the Covid pitfalls this priority shines. Beautifully restored historic property with many original building elements intact. Rooms are not “spacious,” but they are modern and very comfortable. Our corner room had a decent view, spectacular bed, and a very nice over sized bathroom and walk in shower. Also love W toiletries that are not overly scented. Covid procedures killed the in room bar cart and coffee maker. But the front desk staff satisfied guest caffeine addictions with made to order coffee in the morning. Televisions were a bit small for the price point (and distance) and also would have benefited by being internet enabled like many Marriott properties. This is one of the only hotels I’ve stayed at in the Covid era that still offered valet service. Finally worth noting was the front desk staff. Super friendly and welcoming. Like many hotels these days, skeleton staff, so limited interaction elsewhere. Even more bonus points to return go the room from sightseeing and dinner to find a small birthday gift.

    Sep 07, 2020
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    If you blindfolded me and told me this was a Ritz Carlton, I'd still believe you

    Food was pretty reasonably priced for a hotel in MINNEAPOLIS. The staff was very friendly and ATTENTIVE., we felt very welcomed there, So many food options , this W hotel is very ideal for us, W San Francisco, not so much

    Mar 17, 2020