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BEST WESTERN PLUS The Normandy Inn & Suites

405 S 8th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55404-1026
Phone: 612/370-1400   |   Fax: 612/370-0351   |   199 Rooms
Check Out Time: 12:00 PM   |   Check In: 3:00 PM   |   Online Reservations

Remember the mantra location, location, location! It really means something at this fantastic Minneapolis hotel where the city is your front yard.

BEST WESTERN PLUS The Normandy Inn & Suites is more than just "another" hotel in this half of the Twin Cities. Great price, brand rewards, and loyalty to our customers are what make us stand out. There are many hotels in Minneapolis, but none can compare to the great service and numerous perks that every guest in our hotel deserves.

Maybe you're in town for some Vikings/Twins action. The Convention Center hosts many events that draw travelers from around the country. Of course, Target Center and the concert venue can't be missed.

The Entertainment District is the must-be-seen place where limitless live music, breathtaking lounges and bars, and exquisite cuisine await. Minneapolis hotels in downtown are the best place to stay for easy access to endless adventure and exploration. What do you want to discover today?

When traveling on business, don't forget to calendar some time for yourself. We have many guests in town for Target Corp., the US Bank® headquarters, government center, and Xcel Energy®, to name just a few. When you're right in the heart of downtown at this unbeatable Minneapolis hotel, you can go from business to pleasure in a jiffy.

We're light rail accessible, so there's no worrying about downtown parking or hailing a cab. Get around quickly, efficiently, and in style while continuing to save money. After all, you need that piggy bank fund for shopping and dining - not overpaying for a Minneapolis hotel or rental car fees.

Reserve your room at BEST WESTERN PLUS The Normandy Inn & Suites and get ready for the easiest, most comfortable and luxury-laden trip yet! Enjoy your stay.

 

Hotel Amenities & Services

  • Wireless internet connection in public areas
  • 100% smoke-free hotel
  • Restaurant on-site
  • Sauna
  • Hot tub
  • Exercise facility 24 hour
  • Indoor pool, heated
  • Cocktail lounge, The Normandy Kitchen
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Express check out
  • Meeting facilities, seven rooms total with seating from 20 - 240 people
  • Banquet facilities, three banquet rooms, catering services.
  • Fax services
  • Weight lifting equipment
  • Treadmill
  • Business center
  • Printer available
  • Computer available
  • Photocopy, nominal fee
  • Dataports
  • Shipping
  • Stationary bike
  • Dry cleaning, same available
  • Guest laundry
  • Late check out, available with approval
  • Air-conditioning
  • Free wireless internet available in public areas; Free in-room wireless internet access; Free wireless internet access available in public areas and all guest rooms
  • Conference facilities: two Board Rooms, three Classrooms.
  • Catering
  • Ballroom: Continental Room
  • Interior corridor
  • Fax machine
  • Conference services
  • Notary public
  • Local shuttle, select venues only
  • Paid parking, 8 USD, A fee of $8 per day and provides unlimited in and out privilages.
  • Complimentary cookies and milk served daily at 10:00 p.m.
  • A credit card is required upon check in for incidentals and damage protection
  • Snack and sundry shop is located in the lobby. Every floor has an ice machine and reversed osmosis water machine.
  • Housekeeping, daily
  • Complimentary shuttle to Target Field for Twins games

BEST WESTERN PLUS The Normandy Inn & Suites

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Conveniently located, the best western plus the normandy inn & suites in Minneapolis, Minnesota is shown on the map. Detailed driving directions from popular points or nearby cities are listed below. For those with GPS, here you go:

Longitude: 44.973005  /  Latitude: -93.266555

 

Driving Directions to Hotel

 

From: I-94 heading east. Take Fourth Street North Exit. Turn right onto Portland Avenue. Turn right onto Ninth Street. The parking lot for the BEST WESTERN PLUS Normandy Inn & Suites will be 1.50 blocks on your right.

From: I-94 heading west. Take the Fifth Street Exit. Turn left onto Portland Avenue. Turn right onto Ninth Street. The parking lot for the BEST WESTERN PLUS Normandy Inn & Suites will be 1.50 blocks on your right.

From: I-35W heading north. Follow the signs for downtown exits. Take Fifth Avenue Exit. At the second light, Ninth Street, turn left. The parking lot for the BEST WESTERN PLUS Normandy Inn & Suites will be 1.50 blocks on your right.

From: I-35W heading south. Follow I-35W south into Minneapolis. Exit at Washington Avenue. Turn right and go to Portland Avenue turn left and go to Ninth Street. Turn right and the parking lot for the BEST WESTERN PLUS Normandy Inn & Suites will be 1.50 blocks on your right.

From: I-394 heading east. Take the tweleveth Street Exit follow it to the right. Turn left onto Third Avenue. Turn right onto Tenth Street. Turn left onto Fifth Avenue. Turn left onto Ninth Street and the parking lot for the BEST WESTERN PLUS Normandy Inn & Suites will be 1.50 blocks on your right.

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We care about the quality of your stay with us. Below are nearby attractions, shopping and restaurants that are popular with our guests. Listed locations are nearby with approximate distance listed where available.

Most Popular Area Attractions

Cathedral of Saint Paul

Cathedral of Saint Paul

Cathedral of Saint Paul

One of many historic structures in the Twin Cities, the Cathedral of Saint Paul was built on Cathedral Hill in 1915.

At 186 feet tall, the cathedral is America's fourth tallest cathedral and the third largest completed church in America.

The cathedral was designed by Emmanuel Louis Masqueray, a French Beaux-Arts architect.

St. Paul visitors frequently enjoy free tours of the cathedral and its surrounding grounds.

 

Foshay Museum

Imagine the birds-eye view of the city of Minneapolis, during the late 1920s from a new skyscraper. This view was from the 447-foot-tall Art Deco Foshay Tower, the first skyscraper built in the entire state. This historical skyscraper, designed similar to the Washington Monument, was the tallest building in the city through 1971.

In 2006, this office tower began its conversion into the W Hotel. While in the Minneapolis/Saint Paul area, be sure to visit this city landmark. Take the elevator ride to the 30th floor to enter the Foshay Museum and learn about the history of this fascinating building.

Guthrie Theater

Established by Tyrone Guthrie, the Guthrie Theater has been one of the landmark theaters in the Twin Cities region, since it opened in 1963. Well-known actors, including Jessica Tandy and Joan van Ark, performed in the early theater productions, helping the theater to maintain its status as a Minnesota cultural staple for years to come.

In 2006, a new, impressive theater building was completed in downtown Minneapolis, along the Mississippi River to help bring the Guthrie into modern day. The new building houses the signature Wurtele Thrust Stage, the McGuire Proscenium Stage, the Dowling Studio, and other landmarks, available for viewing by guided tour.

Lake Minnetonka

Lake Minnetonka

Lake Minnetonka

Encompassing more than 14,500 acres of water, Lake Minnetonka features 125 miles of shoreline and an abundance of coves, bays, and islands just west of the Twin Cities area.

For centuries, Native American tribes lived in the area before it was found by two boys paddling up the Minnehaha Creek in 1822.

The name "Lake Minnetonka" stems from an American Indian meaning of "big waters," and is unsurprisingly one of the Minnesota's largest lakes.

The lake is known for its excellent outdoor reaction – including boating, fishing, swimming, hiking the shores, and much more.

Mall of America

Bloomington, Minnesota

Mall of America

Drawing over 40 million annual shoppers, the famed Mall of America is located in Bloomington – a southern suburb of the Twin Cities area.

Set 1.5 miles from the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, MoA features over 500 stores and a plethora of attractions.

This four-level, 4.2-million-square-foot mall contains the Nickelodeon Universe theme park, Sea Life Minnesota Aquarium, LEGO Imagination Center, and the Theatres at Mall of America.

Hungry? Choose from Hard Rock Café, Planet Hollywood, Hooters, Bubba Gump Shrimp Co., and many others.

The Mall also hosts over 400 events each year, including Race for the Cure each Mother's Day. And for those on foot, MoA is served by the Mall of America Transit Station.

Minneapolis Skyline

Minneapolis Skyline

Minneapolis Skyline

This vibrant city along the Mississippi River is home to the Saint Anthony Falls, the only waterfall on the Mississippi River, located above the Stone Arch Bridge.

While visiting downtown, take note of the beautiful Minneapolis Skyline, featuring several landmarks and skyscrapers.

A few of the more notable landmarks include the Foshay Tower and Foshay Museum, the Mill City Museum, the Guthrie Theater, and the Walker Art Center.

Whether watching the Minnesota Twins play baseball in Target Field, shopping at Mall of America, or touring the Cathedral of Saint Paul, there is plenty to do in the Twin Cities region.

Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport

Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport

Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport

Minnesota’s largest and busiest airport, the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) is a public, joint civil-military airport serving the Twin Cities area.

MSP is located within 10 miles of Minneapolis and Saint Paul, consisting of two terminals and four runways.

MSP is the fifteenth busiest airport in the country in terms of passengers, and is served by major airlines such as American, Delta, Southwest, United, and US Airways.

MSP is Delta Air Lines’ third largest hub, and also the base airport for Sun Country Airlines.

Mississippi National River & Recreation Area

Mississippi National River and Recreation Area

Mississippi National River & Recreation Area

While exploring the Twin Cities metro area, make time for recreational activities along the Mississippi River.

The Mississippi National River and Recreation Area can be found cutting through Minneapolis and Saint Paul – giving visitors plenty of sight-seeing and outdoor recreation opportunities.

The recreation area protects 72 miles of shoreline in total – including sites in Dakota, Washington, and Ramsey counties.

Don't miss the many historic attractions along the river, including Stone Arch Bridge, the Guthrie Theater, and Historic For Snelling – all are conveniently located in Minneapolis.

Spoonbridge & Cherry

Minneapolis Sculpture Garden

Spoonbridge & Cherry in Minneapolis

One of 40 outdoor art pieces, the Spoonbridge & Cherry is an iconic staple of the 11-acre Minneapolis Sculpture Garden.

Set in the Twin Cities area, the famed Spoonbridge & Cherry is located on the grounds of the Walker Art Center in central Minneapolis.

Operated by the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board, the Spoonbridge & Cherry installation was completed in 1988 by artists – and married couple – Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen.

Today, the must-see sculpture is the centerpiece of the Walker Art Center's Minneapolis Sculpture Garden.

Stone Arch Bridge

Stone Arch Bridge

Stone Arch Bridge

A must-see historical Twin Cities landmark, the Stone Arch Bridge was built by railroad executive, James J. Hill, in 1883.

The bridge can be found in downtown Minneapolis – below the Saint Anthony Falls, and between the Interstate 35 Saint Anthony Falls Bridge and 3rd Avenue Bridge.

The bridge measures 2,100 feet long and 28 feet wide – and features 23 arches spanning the Mississippi River.

Once the railroad traffic ceased in 1965, the bridge became a pedestrian bridge and has since hosted many fun city events and festivals – including the annual Fourth of July fireworks show.

Target Center

Primarily home to the NBA's Minnesota Timberwolves, the Target Center in downtown Minneapolis serves as a premier event center for the entire Twin Cities area. Apart form raucous NBA games, the Target Center is also home court for the Minnesota Lynx of the WNBA.

The Target Center was opened in 1988 and has hosted major events like WWE professional wrestling, the 1994 NBA All-Star Game, and the 1995 NCAA Women's Final Four. Moreover, the Target Center converts into U.S. Bank Theater – an ideal venue for large concerts and shows.

Target Field

Home of Major League Baseball's Minnesota Twins, Target Field can be found in the heart of downtown Minneapolis. The open-air ballpark opened in 2010,  becoming the first stadium specifically built for the Twins, who had previously shared a home field with fellow Twin Cities favorites, the Minnesota Vikings.

Since its construction, Target Field has hosted the 2014 MLB All-Star Game and served as the home field to the Minnesota Golden Gophers for special Big Ten events. Fans are encouraged to visit Target Plaza behind the ballpark, enjoy the Town Ball Tavern, and catch a glimpse of the massive "Minnie and Paul" logo.

TCF Bank Stadium

Also known as the Gopher Hole, the TCF Bank Stadium is located in Minneapolis on the University of Minnesota campus. The Bank is home to the Big Ten Conference’s Minnesota Golden Gophers, and currently the NFL’s Minnesota Vikings.

Seating over 50,000 football fans, TCF Bank Stadium was opened in 2009 near Williams Stadium. A major attraction in the Twin Cities, this horseshoe-style field is owned and operated by the University of Minnesota.

University of Minnesota

University of Minnesota

University of Minnesota

A public research university, University of Minnesota Twin Cities is the flagship school in the University of Minnesota system.

Set in Minneapolis on 2,730 acres and established in 1851, U of M is the university system’s oldest and largest campus.

With an enrollment of over 50,000 students, U of M features 19 colleges within the school.

U of M is also home to the Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum, historic Pillsbury Hall and Walter Library, and the Minnesota Golden Gophers.

More Area Attractions & Services

  • .01 mile(s) from Skyway
  • .04 mile(s) from Nicollet Mall, outdoor mall - entertainment, shopping, restaurants
  • .05 mile(s) from Metrodome, home of the Minnesota Twins (MLB) and Vikings (NFL)
  • .05 mile(s) from Minneapolis Convention Center
  • 2 mile(s) from University of Minnesota, home of the Golden Gophers (NCAA) - Williams Arena, Mariucci Arena
  • 8 block(s) from Target Center Arena, home of the Minnesota Timberwolves (NBA)
  • 9 mile(s) from Xcel Energy Center, home of the Minnesota Wild (NHL)
  • 10 mile(s) from Mall of America, largest indoor mall in the United States
  • 17 mile(s) from Valleyfair Amusement Park
  • 20 mile(s) from Mystic Lake Casino

Distances to Popular Points of Interest

  • 8 mile(s) from St. Paul
  • 10 mile(s) from Bloomington

Local Area Recreation Opportunities

  • Sauna
  • Hot tub

Nearby Restaurants

  • Fine dining on premises The Normandy Kitchen
  • The Normandy Kitchen, on premises, full service, American, open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner, The Normandy Kitchen serves the food and cocktails you have always loved. Our chefs serve a menu of inspired yet classic American and Bistro faire, impeccably prepared and always delicious. The Normandy Kitchen is comfortable and cozy with high backed leather booths, mahogany woodwork, and sidewalk view windows. The Normandy's Harbor Room is the ideal venue for private parties of eight to 25 people.

BEST WESTERN PLUS The Normandy Inn & Suites

Enjoy your stay with us even more by checking out some of the most popular area points of interest and local area events happening in or near Minneapolis. Chase the links to explore the local region even more.

Local Events Worth Considering:

September 2015

September 11 – 13 , 2015
Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift hits the Xcel Energy Center for three nights in mid-September for the 1989 World Tour. Show starts at 7:30 p.m.

September 20, 2015
Minnesota Vikings vs. Detroit Lions

The Vikings play their first divisional game of the season when NFC North foes the Detroit Lions come to TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. Kickoff is at 12 p.m.

September 27, 2015
Minnesota Vikings vs. San Diego Chargers

Philip Rivers and the San Diego Chargers come to TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis for an interconference match up. Kickoff is at 12 p.m.

October 2015

October 8, 2015
Madonna

Don't miss Madonna at Xcel Energy Center on October 8th for the Rebel Heart Tour. The Queen of Pop hits the stage at 8 p.m.

October 18, 2015
Minnesota Vikings vs. Kansas City Chiefs

It's a Super Bowl III rematch as the Kansas City Chiefs visit TCF Bank Stadium in the Twin Cities. Kickoff is at 12 p.m.

November 2015

November 8, 2015
Minnesota Vikings vs. St. Louis Rams

One of the great NFC rivalries of the 1970s is renewed when the new-look St. Louis Rams come to TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis for a week nine match up. Kickoff is at 12 p.m.

November 22, 2015
Minnesota Vikings vs. Green Bay Packers

Known as one of the best rivalries in the NFL, the Packers visit the Vikings at TCF Bank Stadium for what will be the 110th meeting between the two teams. Kickoff is at 12 p.m.

December 2015

December 6, 2015
Minnesota Vikings vs. Seattle Seahawks

The pride of the Pacific Northwest, the Seattle Seahawks, will challenge the Vikings at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis in a late-season matchup. Kickoff is at 12 p.m.

December 20, 2015
Minnesota Vikings vs. Chicago Bears

NFC North foes the Chicago Bears travel to TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis for late-season, pivotal division game. Kickoff is at 12 p.m.

December 27, 2015
Minnesota Vikings vs. New York Giants

Former Super Bowl Champions Eli Manning and the New York Giants take on the Purple at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. This will mark the final time the Vikings will play at the Univeristy of Minnesota. Kickoff is at 12 p.m.

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