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W Minneapolis - The Foshay, Minneapolis
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  • The Foshay Tower was well known by the flat-landers of Minnesota and the Dakotas. My spouse's visit as a a child was a highlight of her first visit to Minneapolis. On this semi private (no crowd) visi...  more »
  • Drove there today for a trip up to the observation deck. After coming in off the street walk straight back to the desks set up at the end of the hallway near the elevators to get your tickets. We aske...  more »
  • I visited the building on a Sunday in late August, and it was impressive the "urban wasteland" of Minneapolis on that occasion: very few people around. Maybe everyone to "Minnesota State Fair", the great state fair which is held right at the end of August?! Situated between the sparkling new skyscrapers of downtown Minneapolis, there is this "old man" of almost 90 years that makes her beautiful figure. It was built in 1929, the year of the great economic depression which led to the downfall of its Builder, Mr. Wilbur Foshay. It was the tallest building in Minnesota for decades, until the seventies, even if it is only 136 metres tall. But compared to its neighbors in glass, has its retro charm, being all in limestone from Indiana, and art deco (many internal details that refer to this style as the doors of the lifts). For travelers more careful, by looking at the shape of the building you will notice some structural similarity with the Washington Monument in the federal capital, Washington. Note that the base of the tower is not visible, being completely subsumed by other buildings. Instead there is the Crown, which looks a bit like that of the more famous contemporary of the Foshay Tower, the Empire State Building in New York. On the four sides of the top floor is prominently marked "Foshay". It is possible to climb to the observation deck of 32 floors with a fast elevator. Today the tower is part of a chain that converted it into a luxury hotel. Tickets for the observation balcony you buy at the reception on the ground floor, in a renovated luxury that did not affect the Deco charm. Maybe a little too strong, the red lights. If you need the bathroom, outstanding and spotless that in the lobby, near the bar. Once you reach the 30th floor, you visit a small museum celebrating the Tower before climbing some stairs to go outdoors for quick view. Don't expect the views of Manhattan, there is in my opinion no historic or natural element worth noting: only huge skyscrapers shimmering glass. Beautiful reflection of our skyscraper which is reflected in the one in front, so you see in its entirety! The visit will take a short time: in less than an hour you climb, you visit and you get off!
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  • Just had a quick stay checking late on Friday night. Had a quick drink at the beautiful Prohibition bar on the 27th floor and then to bed in our corner king room. The bed was amazing, good mattress and very soft sheets. My favorite was the walk-in rain shower, very therapeutic. Since I was only there for a short time, I didn't have much of a chance to experience the service, but the people at the front desk were very friendly.
  • The W is a beautiful hotel. The lounge is comfortable and Prohibition is amazing. The green door leading I to Manny's steakhouse is a nice touch and the rooms are comfortable, well-decorated and well-stocked. Room service is also a real treat at the W. Stay here.
  • The food was delicious, but was not made the way I had asked. I asked for the steak to be rare, it was fully cooked, not even pink. I also asked for no bread with the steak sandwich, there was bread when it came out. We sat at the bar, the bartender was very nice but took forever to get us our bill whe we were finished.
  • Hotel is in the perfect location for checking out downtown. Room was clean and stylish. Staff was very friendly and helpful. After checking in a staff member actually came to the room and we received complimentary waters, chocolate, and a welcome card. The Foshay is stunning.
  • I visited the Keys Bar and Grill. It was a nice restaurant. Modern style but served dinner style food. It just didn't seem to match. Service was great and timely.