Planning a visit to the North Star State of Minnesota for some outdoor adventure? Book an awesome hotel here on Culture Trip.
Do people get more amiable as you move towards super-friendly Canada, or does the homey accent you’ll find in this far-north state just feel like an auditory comfort blanket? Either way, you’re assured a friendly welcome – and with more than 14,000 lakes, immense forests, and rugged bluffs, Minnesota is an exciting outpost for outdoor lovers of all kinds. There are also plenty of wonderful places to stay – let Culture Trip be your guide.
Inspired by Minnesota’s lakes and woods, this amazing hotel occupies a former farm warehouse built in 1897 – the name draws on the giant pine beams that abound in the impressive interior. You’ll be immersed in luxurious warmth and comfort here: from the welcoming designer lobby to the inviting bedrooms, which make features of the building’s history, while adding high-end touches. There’s a roof terrace, gym, stylish restaurant, sauna and heated pool – there’s no doubt you’ll feel at home.
Right on the banks of Lake Superior, this industrial-chic offering – housed in a red-brick building overlooking the Duluth Harbor Basin – will make you feel as if you’re walking on water by the end of your stay. With waterfront access, you can soon be out on a paddleboat or board, or trying out land-based activities including biking and pedal karting. The modern rooms feature amazing views of the city or harbor, plus all the usual trimmings.
Elegant, refined, and with a french bulldog as the main picture on their homepage – what’s not to like at Lora? Ideally situated for exploring Minnesota’s rich landscapes or whiling away an afternoon by the river, Lora consists of luxurious, individually designed rooms with fetching features in every nook and cranny. There’s an honor bar credit if you opt out of housekeeping for more than two nights, and when you add that to the cafe and pillow menu, it feels like everything is considered.
Overlooking Lake Minnetonka – and just a 15-minute walk from Wayzata Beach – this imposing boutique hotel is a unique lifestyle destination, framed by modern architecture, airy design and bustling with urban energy. That’s not to say they’ve forgotten comfort – Hotel Landing’s deluxe linens and toiletries will guarantee a good night’s stay. There’s also a great restaurant with a wine tasting room, in addition to a fitness room and a spa, inspired by Minnesota’s Nordic heritage.
Slap bang in the center of buzzing Minneapolis, you’ll find 60 art-infused guest rooms in an atmospheric 1908 building – with all suites featuring walk-in rain showers, deep soaking tubs and sweeping views of vibrant downtown. The personality-filled and high-end accommodation couples wonderfully with the hotel amenities. Relax around the fire pit in the lush courtyard, or at the impressive rooftop lounge, where you can sip a beer and drink in the electric city atmosphere.
The stalwart that is Marriott makes a strong showing here, with a welcoming, polished hotel that’s just a four-minute walk from the MOA Transit Station, directly connected to the Mall of America and 6mi (9.7km) from Centennial Lakes Park. Rooms are tasteful, wonderfully finished and geared towards complete relaxation after a day of retail therapy. Facilities include a lobby bar, farm-to-table restaurant, generous indoor pool and a very well-equipped fitness center.
For more great hotels in Minnesota, check out our pick of the best hotels in Saint Paul, Minnesota, bookable on Culture Trip.
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