It’s been a fixture of downtown Minneapolis for forty years, but a $25 million renovation unveiled in summer 2017 established the Marquette as an iconic hotel. Well connected to the city via the IDS Center and Minneapolis Skyway and a couple of blocks from the light rail, the Marquette is a solid choice for Twin City travelers of all interests. Comfy rooms are done in cool greys and blues, hung with Minneapolis-themed art and photographs, with large windows overlooking the city skyline; suites may have kitchenettes, jacuzzi tubs, and space for entertaining. A daily happy hour draws downtown office workers to the bar at Jacques, the hotel’s signature restaurant, with creative cocktails and a menu of comfort food and rustic Italian fare. Look out for the reinvention of Basil’s restaurant, where you can vie for a spot at Mary Tyler Moore’s dedicated table.