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A Truly Intimate Hotel, Restaurant, Bar and Banquet Destination

Nicollet Island Inn is a charming and historic hotel located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The inn is situated on Nicollet Island, in the middle of the Mississippi River within walking distance of the downtown Minneapolis area. 

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 was originally built in 1893 as part of the flour milling district that made Minneapolis famous. Today, the inn has been restored to its former glory and is a well-known landmark in the city. The Nicollet Island Inn is located in the heart of Minneapolis, within easy walking distance of many of the city’s top attractions, including the Guthrie Theater, Mill City Museum, the Stone Arch Bridge, and the Target Center.

The Nicollet Island Inn’s award-winning restaurant is the best combination of food, atmosphere, and view in the Twin Cities. Known for its delicious cuisine and elegant charm. The restaurant offers seasonal menus that feature the best of local and regional ingredients. There is also a beautiful bar that serves up creative cocktails and a great wine selection. 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. Nicollet Island Inn is a popular event venue, offering several private dining rooms and spaces that can be customized to fit the needs of various events, including weddings, corporate events, and social gatherings. The historic ballroom is one of the best spaces in Minneapolis for weddings and other special celebrations, offering breathtaking views of the Mississippi River

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 the 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 the 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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