W Minneapolis - The Foshay

821 Marquette Ave | Minneapolis, MN 55402-2929  [SEE MAP]Minneapolis, MN  [SEE ADDRESS]

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Rooftop bar
Interiors may be too trendy for some guests
Like most W hotels, The Foshay specializes in sleek, contemporary lodging. But this property is different: Housed in Foshay Tower (which was built in 1929 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places), the hotel blends vintage with modern in its decor. Common areas like the hotel lobby and the Living Room lounge feature W's swanky style with a hint of art deco flavor (though some visitors complain that the dim lighting is hard on the eyes). Recent guests described The Foshay as classy, praising the guest rooms for their bold color palettes and ample amenities, which include flat-screen TVs, media libraries and Bliss bath products. For a true taste of the Roaring Twenties, sink your teeth in to a hearty steak at Manny's before relishing a crisp cocktail at the rooftop bar, Prohibition. Though recent guests raved about the The Foshay's appearance and amenities, they said that the excellent customer service would be their main reason for returning. And because this hotel is part of the Marriott hotel family, Marriott Bonvoy members can earn and use points here.
Minneapolis, MN
Hotel Class
Property Type
Hotel, 229 rooms
Primary View
City center
Opulent, Modern, Historic



  • 4.5Hotel Class
  • GOODCritic Rating


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A sleek bar with an observation deck, amenity-filled accommodations, spa treatment rooms and free Wi-Fi in public areas delight our guests at the upscale W Hotel Minneapolis The Foshay, a property housed in a historic 1929 Art Deco landmark.

AAA/CAA Four Diamond Awards 2019

Travel + Leisure


Until 1957, it was the tallest building west of Chicago and it has remained a city landmark. The hotel’s Roaring Twenties theme now marries the historic feel of the 447-foot obelisk-shaped tower with a modern look that extends throughout the ... floors, including the guest rooms, restaurant, and 27th-floor bar.

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by Tripadvisor. A total of 1434 have reviewed the W Minneapolis - The Foshay, giving it a rating of 4, on a scale of 1-5.

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Tripadvisor Travel Rating: Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 1434 reviews 4.0 (based on 1434 reviews)

Guest Rooms

Despite being set within a historic building, guest rooms at this hotel are contemporary in design, featuring a predominately black and gray color palette with colorful accent pieces, including a pink minibar. Rooms are outfitted with 350-thread-count sheets, 37-inch flat-screen TVs with DVD players and connectivity ports and iPod docking stations. All rooms feature views of the surrounding downtown area.
  • Wi-Fi access is $12.95 per day

Standard room size275-300 square feet

  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Internet
  • Wireless internet
  • Free internet
  • Fee for internet usage
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Location & Parking

The W Minneapolis - The Foshay is located in the heart of downtown Minneapolis, giving guests easy access to area attractions. Within walking distance of the hotel are the shops and restaurants of Nicolett Mall, the Hennepin Theater District, the Target Center and Target Field, home of the Minneapolis Twins. There are also plenty of businesses, most of which are conveniently connected via the city's skyway system – a series of enclosed sky bridges connecting the city's downtown area.
  • Located about 13 miles northwest of Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport
  • 24-hour valet parking ($40)
  • 24-hour self-parking
  • Airport shuttle (with fee)
  • Car service (with fee)

Within walking distance of:

  • Bus stop
  • Restaurants
  • Movie theater
  • Train station
  • Beach
  • Theater
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Grocery store
  • Shopping


This hotel has one restaurant and two bars. Manny's steakhouse serves locally sourced fare for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The Prohibition bar offers the only observation deck in Minneapolis while the Living Room Bar provides a lounge atmosphere in what used to be Wilbur Foshay's old office area. Both bars serve light fare along with drinks.

    Number of restaurants3

    Cuisine TypesAmerican

    • Fine dining
    • Casual dining
    • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
    • Bar/lounge
    • Room service
    • 24-hour room service
    • free breakfast


    The hotel has a 24-hour FIT Gym with cardio machines, strength-training equipment and free weights. There's also yoga mats and exercise balls available for stretching.
    • Complimentary water, headphones, fruit and reading material
    • Weight equipment
    • Cardio equipment
    • Yoga mats
    • Free fitness classes
    • Premium fitness classes (with fee)


    The W Minneapolis - The Foshay has 6,700 square feet of meeting space available for business events. The hotel has multiple meeting rooms available and offers catering and PSAV services on-site. The hotel's Wired Business Center has PC and Mac workstation, plus a printer, copier, scanner, fax machine, audiovisual equipment and postal services. The hotel also allows guests to rent laptops.

      Number of meeting rooms8

      • Business center
      • Meeting rooms
      • Meeting and event planners available


      The W Minneapolis - The Foshay allows cats and dogs that weigh up to 40 pounds to stay for $25 per day, plus a $100 nonrefundable cleaning fee. The property participates in the P.A.W. - Pets Are Welcome program, which includes pet toys, beds, food and water bowls, plus turndown treats.
        • Pets allowed (with fee)
        • Dog walking
        • Pet-sitting


        The W Minneapolis - The Foshay offers a 3,080-square-foot venue for weddings. The Great Room can hold up to 230 guests for a banquet-style reception and features over-sized windows that overlook the city. Wedding services provided include catering, a wedding planner, complimentary suite for the bride and groom and a customized wedding website.

          Maximum wedding guest capacity230

          • Hotel hosts weddings
          • Outdoor space for weddings
          • Wedding planners available

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