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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!


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.

BEST WESTERN PLUS The Normandy Inn & Suites

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

The Twin Cities of Minneapolis and Saint Paul are home to many notable and historical buildings. One such building is the Cathedral of Saint Paul, National Shrine of the Apostle Paul.

This beautiful, historical Roman Catholic cathedral was built on Cathedral Hill in 1915, under the direction of Archbishop John Ireland. It is the fourth cathedral built on the site. It is known to be one of America's most distinctive cathedrals.

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 features a 76-foot high copper-clad dome, American Travertine walls, marble columns, twenty-four stained glass windows, four evangelists, a bronze baldachin of Saint Paul and six chapels.

Enjoy a free tour of this exquisite cathedral when visiting the Twin Cities area. Choose one of the local Best Western hotels for comfortable accommodations and excellent guest services.

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. Climb the steps to the observation deck to admire the view of the city. Enjoy all of the downtown Twin City action, as a guest of Best Western hotels.

Guthrie Theater

The theater industry in Minneapolis and Saint Paul have dominated the market for years, making it the third largest behind New York City and Chicago. The Guthrie Theater, established by Tyrone Guthrie, 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. Throughout the years, Guthrie excelled in his role as Artistic Director, receiving critical acclaim for his productions.

In 2006, a new impressive theater building was completed in downtown Minneapolis, along the Mississippi River. The building houses the signature Wurtele Thrust Stage, the McGuire Proscenium Stage, the Dowling Studio and space for private events. Visit this incredible theater to enjoy one of the many plays, concerts, events or classes, along with dinner in the full-service restaurant. If time allows, partake in a behind-the-scenes tour of the theater. Stay close to a variety of downtown attractions, in a comfortable Best Western hotel and make the most of your time in the city.

Hiawatha Golf Course

Take advantage of your time in Minneapolis and play 18 holes at the Hiawatha Golf Course. Opened in 1934, Hiawatha Golf Course is a premier golf destination in the Twin Cities.

Lake Minnetonka

The Twin Cities area is not only home to many wonderful attractions, but to many wonderful lakes. Lake Minnetonka is just one of the many fine lakes, in the Minneapolis / Saint Paul region of Minnesota. Encompassing more than 14,500 acres of water, Lake Minnetonka features 125 miles of shoreline and an abundance of coves, bays and islands. It is one of Minnesota's largest lakes. For centuries, Native American tribes lived in the area, before it was found by two boys paddling up the Minnehaha Creek, in 1822.

The Lake Minnetonka name stems from an American Indian meaning of "big waters". Throughout the years, many cities were developed around the lake including, Minnetoka, Deephaven, Wayzata, Tonka Bay, Minnetrista and Spring Park. The lake has become quite a resort area. While in Minneapolis, schedule plenty of time for fun on the water. Enjoy a cruise on the lake, rent a boat from one of the many marinas, go fishing, so swimming or relax at one of the many beaches. After a fun day outside, check into one of the local Best Western hotels, for a peaceful night's rest.

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

The southeastern portion of Minnesota, near the state border of Wisconsin, is home to the Twin Cities of Saint Paul and Minneapolis. Together, the Capital city of Saint Paul and the largest city in the state, Minneapolis, account for two largest cities in the state. Due to the numerous lakes, creeks and waterfalls in Minneapolis, the city is nicknamed the City of Lakes. 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. Minneapolis has grown to become a major business center, with five Fortune 500 companies headquartered in the city and the fifth highest concentration of Fortune 500s. 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. Stay in the heart of the action in one of the local Best Western hotels, to enjoy a wonderful night's rest and recharge for another fun day in the Twin Cities.

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 ten 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

While in vibrant city of Minneapolis, make time for recreational activities along the Mississippi River. The 72-mile Mississippi National River and Recreation Area includes a portion of the river in downtown Minneapolis. It remains a unique National Park dedicated solely to the Mississippi River. The park was established in 1988, as a partnership park, new to the National Park Service.

The park works with all levels of governments and businesses who own land along the Mississippi River to maintain the mission of the National Park Service. Visit this wonderful recreation area for a fun day outside. A few of the many park attractions in Minneapolis are the Stone Arch Bridge, the Historic Fort Snelling and the St. Anthony Falls Historic District. After enjoying time in the park, kick up your feet in a nearby Best Western guest room for a wonderful night's rest.

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 metropolitan 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. Made of aluminum and stainless steel, the sculpture is nearly 30 feet tall, complete with its 5,800-pound spoon and 1,200-pound cherry. The Spoonbridge & Cherry is also the largest of its kind – though it may be safe to say it's the only of its kind.

Stone Arch Bridge

The Twin City region of Minnesota is home to a variety of wonderful museums, sporting facilities and attractions. A must-see historical Minneapolis landmark, is the Stone Arch Bridge. James J. Hill built this beautiful native granite and limestone bridge over the Mississippi River in 1883, for the Great Northern Railway's Manitoba Line. This Historic Civil Engineering Landmark is located in downtown Minneapolis, below the Saint Anthony Falls, between the I-35W Saint Anthony Falls Bridge and 3rd Avenue Bridge.

The bridge measures 2,100 feet long and twenty-eight feet wide and features twenty-three arches. Once the railroad traffic ceased in 1965, the bridge became a pedestrian bridge. Many fun city events and festivals are held throughout the summer months at the bridge, including the annual fireworks display for the Fourth of July. While in the city, rest comfortably as a guest of Best Western hotels.

Target Center

The Target Center is a premier entertainment facility located in the Warehouse District of downtown Minneapolis. This incredible Twin City event center has a moveable floor that can be raised or lowered in under 30 minutes. This flexibility allows the center to host a wide variety of events.

The center hosts year-round concerts, sporting events, family shows and ice events. For an extra-special treat, arrange to rent one of the center's Executive Suites, to view your favorite event in complete comfort. Plan ahead before an event, to enjoy a delicious dinner or go shopping, while within walking distance of the center. Stay close to the action as a guest of Best Western hotels.

Target Field

Professional baseball action is alive and well in the Twin Cities of Minnesota. Target Field, located in downtown Minneapolis, is home field for the Major League Baseball team, the Minnesota Twins. When this wonderful open-air ballpark opened in 2010, it became the first one specifically built for Twins games. Previously, the Twins played their games at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome and the Metropolitan Stadium.

While in the Minneapolis area, make your way to the Target Center to join over 39,000 baseball fans for a fun day at the ballpark. Although there is no roof, this wonderful limestone facility features a canopy, a heated field, heated viewing areas, a bonfire in the Budweiser roof deck, double-decker bullpens, three restaurants and bars and Target Plaza behind the right field gate. After the game, make your way to one of the local Best Western hotels for comfortable lodging and excellent guest services.

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

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:

March 2015

March 20 - 21, 2015
2015 NCHC Frozen Faceoff

The National Collegiate Hockey Conference semifinals and finals take place at the Target Center in Minneapolis.

May 2015

May 2 - 3, 2015
Moms Rock! Expo

Minneapolis hosts this keynote event, where thousands of moms come to learn and connect with other moms at seminars, keynote speakers, talk panels, and more.

May 16 - 17, 2015
MSP ComiCon

Held at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds in Saint Paul, the MSP ComiCon is Minnesota's primary comic book festival and convention.

May 2015

May 9, 2015
Bike MS

Bike MS is America's biggest fundraising bike ride. Choose a 15, 25, or 50-mile route through Saint Paul and pedal for raising funds towards multiple sclerosis research.

May 30 - June 6, 2015
I Love Burnsville

Burnsville celebrates its fifty-first anniversary with an extravaganza that brings together the whole community and its visitors.

June 2015

June 12 - 13, 2015
Winstock Music Festival

Held at the Winsted Fairgrounds near Minneapolis, this two-day festival features performances from some of country music's biggest artists.

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