The Royal Sonesta Minneapolis Downtown
Welcome to Minneapolis
Find elegance and unrivaled comfort with Sonesta. Our hotel in downtown Minneapolis is conveniently located in close proximity to major points of interest in the city, from the Orchestra Hall to the Minneapolis Convention Center, the Walker Art Center, and more. Boasting modern guest rooms and suites, over 30,000 square feet of sophisticated meeting space, and lavish on-site dining, The Royal Sonesta Minneapolis Downtown provides a calming retreat for every kind of traveler.
Long Live the Guest at The Royal Sonesta.
Deals & Offers at Our Minneapolis Hotel
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Park & Stay
Book our parking package for your Sonesta stay and enjoy a convenient space for your vehicle.
Tea Time With a Twist
Get your stay off to a royal start with a twinset of complimentary cocktails.
About Our Minneapolis Hotel
Located in the dynamic downtown area, our Minneapolis hotel is near Target Field, Minneapolis Convention Center, US Bank Stadium, and a diverse array of entertainment and shopping destinations.
Stay close to the likes of the IDS Center, Capella Tower, and the Wells Fargo Center if you’re visiting Minneapolis on business.
When you work up an appetite, delight your palates with famed Midwestern dishes at our Wood + Paddle Eatery.
At the end of the day, settle into your tastefully appointed suites and rooms. Enjoy a host of amenities designed with your comfort in mind.
We understand that accessibility is important to our guests. Please contact the hotel to confirm if an accessible room will meet your needs or if you have other questions.
Information About Accessible Guest Rooms
Our hotel has the following accessible room types:
- Mobility Accessible Deluxe King Bathtub
- Mobility Accessible Deluxe King Roll-In Shower
- Mobility Accessible Deluxe Two Queens - Roll-In Shower
- Mobility Accessible Deluxe Two Queens Bathtub
- Mobility Accessible Business Class Suite King - Roll-In Shower
This hotel has accessible rooms that may include the following accessible features:
- Audio and visual emergency warning devices
- Controls operable without grasping or twisting
- Grab bars alongside toilet
- Grab bars by tub
- Lever hardware
- Roll-in shower
- Transfer seat to tub
Pet Friendly Hotel in Minneapolis Downtown
We love your furry friends as much as you do.
Sonesta is proud to invite your cuddly companions and provide special amenities like comfy pet beds, bowls, waterproof mats, and treats at check-in. We’ll greet your pet with an arrival letter outlining our local recommendations for a “pawsome” stay.
The Royal Sonesta Minneapolis Downtown is pet friendly and welcomes well-mannered pets, with no breed or weight restrictions. Up to two pets are permitted per suite.
$100 fee per stay applies.
The Duke of Minneapolis
The gray wolf is at home in Minnesota, which makes The Duke of Minneapolis quite the hot dog at the helm at The Royal Sonesta Minneapolis. Whether you're traveling by yourself or with your noble wolfpack to our den, there will be no howling at the moon, just our guests having a howling good time.
Amenities at Our Minneapolis Hotel
At The Royal Sonesta Minneapolis Downtown, we are proud to offer a wide array of amenities and services designed to make your stay as comfortable and effortless as possible.
If you have any special requests for your stay, we would love to make them happen. Contact us at 612.339.4900
No need to put your fitness routine on hold when you're away from home. Enjoy 24-hour access to our state-of-the-art fitness center while soaking in the views of the city. Find the latest cardio and strength-training equipment.
Business Center - Now Open
Visiting Minneapolis on business? Stay connected in our 24-hour Business Center. Designed with the business traveler in mind, it offers wireless internet service, laptop connection, and printing facilities.
In-Room Amenities at Our Minneapolis Hotel
The thoughtfully appointed guest rooms at The Royal Sonesta Minneapolis Downtown feature refined decor, custom hardwood finishes, fine furnishings, and the following amenities:
Cuisinart coffee maker
Flat-screen television with Staycast and Sonifi TV streaming services, Google Chromecast, and premium movie channels.
Please note amenities may vary by room. More details can be found during room selection.
Luxury Suites & Rooms in Minneapolis
Get a taste of elegance at The Royal Sonesta Minneapolis Downtown. Stay in one of our guest rooms or hotel suites in Minneapolis, complemented by soothing palettes and elegant touches. From Smart TVs and complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi, your room is thoughtfully equipped so you can be as laid-back or productive as you wish.
View our special offers and packages to plan your next Minneapolis getaway in one of our luxurious guest rooms.
Parking in Downtown Minneapolis
Enjoy overnight self-parking privileges for a fee of $32 per night, available 24 hours with in-and-out privileges. The PwC Plaza Seven public underground parking ramp is located beneath the hotel with elevators that will bring you directly to the hotel lobby.
The parking ramp entrance is directly off South 7th Street between Nicollet and Hennepin Avenues at the front of the hotel. The parking ramp is open to the public and is not owned or operated by The Royal Sonesta Minneapolis Downtown. Parking fees may vary based on downtown events. For event rates, hourly rates, or more information on parking, contact Denison Parking at 317.633.4003.
Minneapolis Attractions Close by
US Bank Stadium
Visit the US Bank Stadium, home of the Minnesota Vikings. Besides NFL matches, this multi-purpose stadium hosts other events such as concerts, soccer games, and other sports and entertainment events. The Royal Sonesta Minneapolis Downtown is less than a mile from this venue.
Situated in downtown Minneapolis, the Convention Center is a large, multi-purpose event space. With over 600,000 square feet of exhibit space, as well as numerous meeting rooms, it has so far hosted a wide range of events, including the Minneapolis Boat Show, the Twin Cities Auto Show, and the National Farm Machinery Show. Our Minneapolis Downtown hotel puts you within easy reach of the Convention Center.
Enjoy a memorable baseball match at Target Field, the proud home of the Minnesota Twins. A top-ranked baseball stadium, Target Field has racked up numerous accolades and awards for its design, amenities, and overall fan experience. With Sonesta, you’ll be a short stroll from this amazing sports venue.
Within walking distance of The Royal Sonesta Minneapolis Downtown is the famed Target Center. Known for being the home to the NBA's Minnesota Timberwolves and four-time WNBA Champion Minnesota Lynx, this sports center hosts various concerts, family shows, and special events each year.
Mall of America
Mall of America offers a wide variety of shopping, dining, and entertainment options for tourists and locals alike. It is home to major retailers and department stores, as well as smaller specialty shops and boutiques. Among the mall's attractions are a theme park, aquarium, and movie theater. This must-visit shopping destination is a 20-minute drive from our downtown Minneapolis hotel.
Hennepin Theater Trust
With Sonesta, you’ll be a stone’s throw away from The Hennepin Theatre Trust. This non-profit organization operates several theaters in downtown Minneapolis, including the Orpheum, State, Pantages, and New Century Theatres. These theaters host a variety of live performances, including touring Broadway shows, concerts, comedy shows, and other special events.
Things to Do Near Our Minneapolis Hotel
The Royal Sonesta Minneapolis Downtown puts you at the heart of one of the city’s trendiest, vibrant downtown neighborhoods. Right outside your door, walk to Target Field to catch a Twins game and head to Hennepin Avenue, just a block away, for dining and theater. Other landmarks are just short ride away – from the Walker Art Center to the Riverfront district along the Mississippi. And no matter the weather, you can explore via the Skyway System, a series of enclosed walkways connecting 80 city blocks.
Outdoor activities Near Our Minneapolis Hotel
Enjoy walking or cycling on the Mississippi River Trail offering scenic views of the river and the city.
Venture into Minnehaha Park featuring a 53-foot waterfall, a limestone gorge, and miles of trails for hiking and biking.
Make time for a run or a hike on the trails at Theodore Wirth Park, located just northwest of downtown. This park boasts natural treasures such as 740 acres of wooded trails and open spaces.
Feeling up to an adventure? Rent a kayak or stand-up paddleboard and explore the Mississippi River from the water.
There's never a dull moment in Minneapolis if you're an outdoor enthusiast.
Golf Courses Near Our Minneapolis Hotel
Make the most of Minneapolis' finest golf courses.
With The Royal Sonesta Minneapolis Downtown, you will be close to the following public golf venues:
Hiawatha Golf Course
Located five miles from our Minneapolis downtown hotel, this public course is rated one of the finest in the Twin Cities area for its challenging layout and well-maintained conditions.
Columbia Golf Course
Situated on the banks of the Mississippi River, Columbia Golf Course offers stunning views of the river and the surrounding landscape. Our hotel puts you within 4.5 miles of this venue.
Casinos Near Our Minneapolis Hotel
Are you feeling lucky? These casinos are within a short driving distance of our hotel in the Minneapolis Downtown area and may offer a shuttle service for guests.
Mystic Lake Casino
Located about 30 minutes from The Royal Sonesta Minneapolis Downtown, this large casino features over 4,000 slot machines, blackjack, bingo, and other games.
Treasure Island Casino
Situated about 45 minutes from our Minneapolis hotel, Treasure Island Casino features over 2,200 slot machines, blackjack, poker, and other games.
Grand Casino Hinckley
Grand Casino Hinckley is a large casino located in Hinckley, about an hour from our Minneapolis hotel. The casino features over 2,000 slot machines, blackjack, poker, and other games.
Kids Activities Near Our Minneapolis Hotel
The Escape Game — Mall of America
Delight your kids with a visit to The Escape Game – Mall of America and choose from different immersive experiences, each with a unique theme and story. This attraction is less than 20 minutes from our hotel in Minneapolis Downtown.
Sea Life Aquarium - Mall of America
Learn about sea creatures through interactive exhibits and educational programs. Besides a touch pool, the aquarium features a glass tunnel allowing kids to walk through a tank and see the sea creatures from all angles.
The Minnesota Children's Museum
Enjoy 10 permanent exhibits including a four-story climber with spiral slide, laser maze, car wash, ball launchers, maker space, pretend town, and a gallery for toddlers and preschoolers. We are 15 minutes from this attraction.
The Como Park Zoo and Conservatory
Take your family on a tour of The Como Park Zoo and Conservatory, located less than 10 miles from our Minneapolis hotel. The zoo boasts a range of animal exhibits, including primates, big cats, bears, and birds.
Dining at Our Minneapolis Hotel
Experience the finest of Minneapolis dining right at your fingertips. At The Royal Sonesta Minneapolis Downtown, you’ll find the freshest local ingredients, creative menus, and superb service – all inspired by our Food Is Art philosophy. Every dining experience is exceptional.
Please note that in-room dining is currently not available.
For those times when you’d rather stay in, and for those productive work days when you’d rather not interrupt your pace, it is our pleasure to deliver meals to your room. Select from an array of delicious options, delivered fresh to your door from our Wood + Paddle Eatery during opening hours.
Wood + Paddle Restaurant at Our Minneapolis Hotel
Welcome to Wood + Paddle! Discover a culinary journey rooted in Northern flavors and complemented by a selection of perfectly crafted cocktails.
The variety and quality of Minnesota-grown ingredients are highlighted in Chef Niki Heber's seasonally fresh dishes.
Our wood-fired grill brings the smokiness and flavor of the North woods to downtown Minneapolis.
Request a table near the open kitchen so you can watch the cooks prepare one creative dish after another.
Hosting a work or family celebration? Wood + Paddle Eatery offers a Private Dining Room suitable for up to 40 guests. For a more intimate setting, try our private Boardroom ideal for groups of 12 or fewer.
Monday – Friday, 6:30AM – 11:00AM
Saturday and Sunday, 6:30AM – 1:00PM
Monday – Friday, 11:00AM – 1:00PM
Sunday – Thursday, 4:00PM – 10:00PM
Friday and Saturday, 4:00PM – 11:00PM
Monday – Friday, 4:00PM - 6:30PM
Saturday – Sunday, 8:00AM –1:00PM
Minneapolis Events Venue
Plan your meeting or event in the Central Minneapolis district of Minnesota’s most dynamic city. Experience the famed Midwestern hospitality and the most gracious service in the Twin Cities area.
Bask in our hotel’s elegance and stylish décor. Enjoy our proximity to 80 blocks of downtown via the indoor walkways of the Skyway System, offering easy access to the Minneapolis Convention Center, Target Center, professional sporting venues, and the city’s theater, dining, and shopping scene.
Our well-equipped meeting spaces offer refined settings for your next meeting, wedding, conference, or social or family event.
30,000+ sq. ft. of event space
21 meeting and event spaces
Largest room features 7000+ sq. ft.
Max reception capacity: 500
The Royal Sonesta Minneapolis Downtown is the perfect venue for conferences, training sessions, meetings and events of all sizes. Contact the Sales and Catering Department at RSMinneapolisSales@sonesta.com for new group events or meeting inquiries.Explore Venue Instant Book Venue View Our Catering Menu
Prime Minneapolis Wedding Venue
The perfect venue for the perfect day, The Royal Sonesta Minneapolis Downtown is where your lifetime of memories begins. Exceptional spaces and extraordinary culinary offerings converge to create the wedding of your dreams.
With an ideal location in the Central Minneapolis district, The Royal Sonesta Minneapolis Downtown is the zenith of modern refinement and sophistication with event spaces designed to dazzle and a dedicated catering staff to plan every detail. The Royal Sonesta Minneapolis Downtown weddings are affairs to remember.
Let us help plan your big day or next celebration! You can email our sales team at RSMinneapolisSales@sonesta.com.
Explore Our Minneapolis Wedding Venues
Rejoice in a wedding to remember in our Scandinavian Ballroom. This sophisticated, contemporary venue boasts 7,000 square feet of space with warm palates and natural light, bringing class and warmth to your special day.
Bergen, New Sweden, Fjords, and Norway Room
Built for flexibility, whether for grand events or smaller gatherings, the Bergen, New Sweden, Fjords, and Norway Rooms are ideal for your wedding ceremony or reception. The contemporary spaces feature warm hues and natural light. A picture-perfect venue to celebrate your “I Do’s.”.
Finland, Odense, and Oslo Rooms
These three gorgeous rooms offer an intimate setting for smaller wedding celebrations. Each one is ideal to host your up to 30 of your closest friends and family for a small ceremony, reception, or rehearsal dinner.
Wood + Paddle Private Dining
Delight your guests with an event in Wood + Paddle. Host an intimate rehearsal dinner in one of two private dining rooms, book a cocktail hour at the full-service main bar, or reserve the entire restaurant for your extravagant wedding reception. Delicious, savory Midwestern cuisine is sure to impress your party.
- Private Dining Room: 40 guests
- Main Bar for a cocktail reception
- Lounge Space
- Main Dining Room Buy-out
Minneapolis Wedding Packages
YOUR PERFECT DAY COMES WITH THE PERFECT GETAWAY!
With Sonesta Travel Pass, you have even more to look forward to beyond your wedding day: complimentary nights at your choice of Sonesta Hotels and Resorts. It's one more way Sonesta can help you celebrate with warm hospitality and personalized service. Book your wedding at The Royal Sonesta Minneapolis Downtown and earn up to 150,000 bonus Travel Pass points!
- $15,000 in catering spend earns an extra 75,000 bonus points, for a total of 225,000 points.
- $25,000 catering spend earns an extra 120,000 bonus points, for a total of 270,000 points
- $50,000 catering spend earns an extra 250,000 bonus points, for a total of 400,000 points
FAQs about The Royal Sonesta Minneapolis Downtown
1. When is the check-in/checkout time at your Minneapolis Downtown hotel?
Our guests can check in from 4:00PM. Checkout time is 11:00AM. Late check-out is available for a charge of $50 (subject to availability). Express check-out and contactless check-out are available.
2. How far is it from Minneapolis Airport (MSP) to The Royal Sonesta Minneapolis Downtown?
Minneapolis - St. Paul International Airport (MSP) is 12.5 miles from our hotel.
3. Do you have onsite parking? Is it included in my room rate?
Yes. Self-parking costs $32 per night and includes in/out privileges.
4. Do you have onsite laundry service?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are available to our guests.
5. Is your Downtown Minneapolis hotel dog friendly?
Yes, dogs are welcome, with a limit of 2 per room. There's a charge of USD 100 per pet, per stay. Service animals are exempt from fees. Food and water bowls are available.
6. How old do you have to be to check in?
Guests must be at least 21 years of age to check into the hotel.
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