Hotels >Le Méridien Chambers Minneapolis
Chambers is going to GET A LOT BETTER. I heard GREAT changes are happening at Chambers hotel. Starting with NEW MANAGENT. It can only get better. The atmosphere should clear out and the staff will seem happier. Chambers has a lot of potential and I think we will see it now. Its a beautiful hotel and it has a lot to offer. Minneapolis needs a place like that. Cheers to Chambers and the people that made the change. You should hang a huge ORANGE banner reading: "UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT" Good luck!
Its really not all that.
So I had heard so much about CHAMBERS. I finally made time to pay a visit to this "OASIS" in Minneapolis. Talk about lack of personaility. The place is all but a mediocre replica of a busy bar in NY. I say mediocre because you can tell they tried too hard but somewhere in the plans the idea and the managment could not come to an agreement. The staff, location and food lack one very important thing: PERSONALITY .They are too busy "TRYING to be" The environment is stuffy not comfortable. The suited management walk around with arrogance and the staff treat you as if all Minnesotans are uncultured red necks. They have that air of superiority that does not belong. The restuarant is OK, yet it lacks the true Jean Georges touch. I think they forced him into coming to the Minneapolis and he didnt want to.
The floors are decorated wiith scuff marks, the mostly girl staff are on the sleezy side, and the art is over rated. The Gallery is a waste of space. Ive seen better art in Hiltons around the world. They guy with the big mole and chipped tooth is freaky.
Cool place!. I have been here once and really enjoyed it. The drinks were good, the wait staff was very friendly (not the bartenders-only cocktail waitresses). I thought the cuss word on the wall was a bit tacky but overall my experience was good. Great place to take out-of-towners!
Great art, but too uppity.
If you like being ignored by bartenders and pushed around by patrons, go here.
If you think making six figures makes you more important than everyone else, go here.
If you like good art, go here, look at the art, and leave.
These patrons are much too self-important for my taste. The architecture and art are great, but that is about it.
Lovely, lovely place.... Wow -- so that's what a (reported) $40 million renovation gets you! An amazing, beautiful place, from the well designed rooms to the incredible ice bar. The restaurant is, simply stated, sublime -- needs a teensy bit of work on the wine list, though. Service was prompt without getting overly familiar. The amount of thought and effort that went into every detail (the bathrooms are spectacular, the linens divine) is quite apparent... but do take a word of advice from me. If you plan on staying over a Friday or Saturday evening, request an interior room. The post-bar-close traffic -- not to mention the post-bar-close hootin' and hollerin' -- woke us at 2:03 a.m. and continued, virtually unabated, until well after 3 a.m. Very unpleasant, unless you are one of the hootin' hollerers, I suppose.
Treat yourself is a night on the town!. Everything about our stay at Chambers was fantastic! Curbside parking was a breeze; valets brought up our bags while we were checking in. We ohhhed & ahhed over everything in the room! Real art on the walls, gourmet snacks in the room basket, a great selection of bath products, trendy sinks & faucets, AND, a plasma TV in the bathroom! We had so much fun in downtown, we wanted to stay up all night! Except that the bed was so wonderful, you don't want to skip that part! The room service menu was incredible and the service was very fast. The bathroom has heated floors, robes & thick towels, a rain-style shower head. The rooms are large, and the layout is perfect -- Walkin in closets, a sitting area away from the bed, and a desk area against one wall. We were fortunate to have floor-to-ceiling windows which gave us great views of downtown. We were there on a weekend, but found the hotel to be very quiet and no street noise. My advice: you've slept in enough Holiday Inns in your life -- Treat yourself to something really nice for a change!
Nice, but still working out the kinks. The hotel is very nicely appointed and well maintained, as it should be for only being a few months old. The food in the restuarant is good, but service was questionable at best. It took 10 minutes to be greeted by our server and then 20 more for drinks. The bar upstairs needs an identity. As an upscale, artsy hotel, I figured I could wear a sport coat and slacks. Unfortunately, a large portion of the crowd was wearing jeans and tennis shoes, even a few Vikings jerseys. Not the level of class that I expected or wanted. The drinks were well priced and the overall atmosphere was good, nonetheless. The rooms are well appointed and fairly priced as well. Hopefully they figure out their market though. You can't try to be everything to everyone or no one will be happy. Pick one.
Awesome Art Hotel!. I use to live in Mpls and was back visiting. The downtown area has really changed and the Chambers hotel is one of the best additions. The hotel is super cool without being stuffy or snobby. The lobby and bar area of the hotel are minimalist white modern, but somehow feel very warm and inviting. Perhaps it's the giant fireplace or the incredible modern art collection dotting the walls that made me feel like staying forever. I actually spent time hanging out in the common areas of the hotel just because the art collection was so amazing. Who hangs out in the hotel lobby for fun? People at the Chambers. The service was great. Every time I called to ask a question or required a service, they responded very quickly and were obviously trying to impress. I like that in a hotel. Yes, please try to impress your customers. The $24 valet parking is a bit steep, but the valets were fabulous and always had the car waiting. Definitely a great place to stay!
In perfect juxtaposition to the Guthrie and the Orpheum, this radical hotel is where art junkies lay their heads..
Anyone who has ever dreamed of bunking at the MoMA checks into this intimate luxury hotel. Design die-hards go gaga for the 60 sleek rooms equipped with custom-designed mattresses, plasma TVs and heated bathroom floors, while contemporary art buffs spend their stay admiring the over 200 original modern art pieces adorning the hallways, rooms and main gallery. The open-air courtyard and rooftop bar provide a posh place to plop down and take it all in.
Nice bed..... the lounge is pretty lame though.. Having another hi-end luxury hotel in the twincities is a good thing. The only competition along the same lines is the "Graves Hotel." My fiance and I spent the weekend there for a romantic getaway. The room was pretty big but there were a few problems. First, we sat for over an hour waiting for our table reservation. The next morning when we went to valet, 24$ for over-the-night parking btw, we found out they lost our car! It took them a half hour to find it. I suggested they comp it... I have a feeling they will. They are profesisonal. Speaking of comp's. After waiting an hour in the lounge for our reserved table, they comped our first drink. Yay I guess. We usually stay at "W Hotels" and decided to give the Chambers a shot. The lounge downstairs is alright but the bar upstairs needs some serious remodeling. White walls, Red, white and f'ing blue is a piece of art masked as a neon sign that makes the upstairs look like a 70's vegaus lounge. For god's sake, put some color on the wall, darken it up, better couches. Have a dress code if you want to keep the high end crowd there too. While I am at it, change some of the lobby art, not the gorilla, skull, or bust cause those are cool. But some of the other stuff is pretty lame. I understand that the "Chambers" just opened, and I am sure if they are like their manahatten counterpart they will take care of the loose threads. But seriously, redo the upstairs cause thats pretty lame.
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