W Minneapolis (Christmas 2021)

I just did four-night stint in the W Minneapolis’s Fantastic Suite, occupying roughly one-fourth of the 25th floor (with three other suites).

Service was generally very good, and we used the valet regularly, so there was a fair amount of interaction.

Hard product

The historic Foshay tower is a mildly cool place to stay, although the lobby and ground-floor bar are bathed in color light, which doesn’t really make sense.

This is a true suite, with a living and dining area, and then a separated bedroom with full bath, including shower and soaking tub. The window treatments in the bathroom only were automated, and my SO complained about only having an overhead spigot in the shower. Your mileage may vary.

Food and beverage

Breakfast, which was included in the Luminous rate — and which I’m not convinced I would have received as a Bonvoy Titanium alone — is at the adjacent Keys Cafe, which is the reason I stay at the W in first place.

The coupon, as it was explained to me, covers an entree and beverage for each person. One day that meant a comp of $60. The coupon also included a $2 tip, so obviously tip on your entire check before the comp.

I also had a ribeye at the adjacent Manny’s Steakhouse, which was ridiculously good.

Rating (out of five)

Four stars. All in all, a great stay.

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