At the Nicollet Island Inn,

we raise the essence of a traditional inn to new levels.

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A Truly Intimate Hotel, Restaurant, Bar and Banquet Destination

Featured in USA Today, Conde Nast Traveler, Gourmet, Bon Appetit, the New York Times and countless regional publications, the Nicollet Island Inn offers a quiet oasis along a storied river, near the heart of Downtown Minneapolis, one of America’s most dynamic cities.

Today’s Nicollet Island Inn evokes charm and ambiance while showering its guests with modern conveniences. Its every historic detail—from antique appointments and stained-glass windows to hand-carved woodwork and a glass-enclosed elevator (with the original operator’s seat)—harkens back to a time when street cars roamed the by-ways of a town still in its infancy.

Our Story

The story behind the most romantic hotel and restaurant on the Minneapolis riverfront.


Come and visit us at the Nicollet Island Inn, located just across the Mississippi River from downtown Minneapolis.

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About the Inn

A Historic Inn With Modern Conveniences

The Nicollet Island Inn’s award-winning restaurant is the best combination of food, atmosphere and view in the Twin Cities. Consistently named the “Most Romantic”, “Best Hotel Dining” and “Best Brunch” by local and national publications, the Nicollet Island Inn is proud to be one of the finest dining destinations in a city known for excellent restaurants.

Whether big or small, all occasions are special occasions at the Nicollet Island Inn. The Inn offers a variety of private dining options for celebrations of all kinds, from quiet intimate spaces to full banquet rooms.

For the casual crowd, Nic’s Bar offers live music and is the perfect place for cocktails and desserts or a laid-back dinner while listening to vocal stylings of the Inn’s talented singers.

And of course, the Nicollet Island Inn is also an inn!  23 elegantly appointed rooms welcome business travelers and those on a romantic weekend getaway to a boutique-style hotel with unique views of both the Mississippi River and Minneapolis skyline.

We hope you experience the Inn’s wonderful history—and we invite you to help us build new memories for an even more enchanted future. Make your hotel or dining reservation today!

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