Hotels Near the Orpheum Theatre in Minneapolis, Minnesota

by Nicholas Katers

The Orpheum Theatre takes patrons into the past without leaving downtown Minneapolis. This 2,600-seat theater on Hennepin Avenue features signage and interior decor dating back to 1921. Visitors to Minneapolis can attend the Orpheum Theatre year-round for musicals, rock concerts and comedy shows. The theater’s location along Hennepin offers convenient access to restaurants, bars and boutique shops. Patrons can also find plenty of hotels and inns within minutes of the Orpheum.


Minneapolis features bed-and-breakfasts with quaint accommodations near the Orpheum Theatre. The Historic Faculty House is a renovated three-story, 12-room inn built in 1922. This property, within 10 minutes of the theater, offers common areas that include a parlor with a fireplace, library and couches. The Nicollet Island Inn, about five minutes from the theater, treats guests to such room amenities as adjustable beds and monogrammed robes. The inn’s main dining room serves gourmet meals to room-service customers and traditional diners. The inn’s owners will arrange carriage rides and tours throughout Minneapolis.

Boutique Hotels

Boutique hotels like the W Minneapolis --The Foshay, within two minutes of the theater, take creative approaches to guest services. The living room, on the hotel’s first floor, features live music and an extensive drink menu. The front desk will arrange massages in first-floor spa rooms. Hotel Sofitel Minneapolis, located 15 minutes south of the theater, welcomes guests with couches and natural lighting in the lobby. Each room provides luxurious amenities, including overhead showers and plush chairs. The Colette Bar and Bistro on the main level serves up French cuisine and desserts.

Luxury Hotels

Luxury hotels in downtown Minneapolis cater to travelers interested in posh accommodations. The Graves 601 Wyndham Grand, within one minute of the theater, has installed custom headboards in each room that resemble Twin Cities attractions. The Bradstreet Crafthouse Restaurant in the lobby offers guests gourmet meals and microbrews. The Hotel Ivy Minneapolis shares the Ivy Tower with upscale restaurant Porter & Frye, about one minute south of the theater. This luxury property serves international travelers with Newspaper Direct, which provides access to newspapers around the world. Travelers may reserve treatment rooms for massages at the hotel’s Ivy Spa Club.

All-Suite Hotels

All-suite hotels like the Doubletree Guest Suites Minneapolis, within one minute of the Orpheum, allow guests to stretch out after touring the city. The front desk provides home-baked cookies at check-in as a welcome gift. Each suite contains a bedroom and work space connected by a corridor to separate business from leisure. Hotel staff members will arrange food deliveries and floral arrangements from preferred retailers. This all-suite property works with Lite Spa in downtown Minneapolis to provide in-room massages by appointment. Dining options at the Doubletree Guest Suites Minneapolis range from Starbucks to Cafe Luxx.

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