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Courtyard Minneapolis Downtown Hotel Review: Not only is this the tallest building between the University of Minnesota campus and downtown, this oval structure is situated on a hill, making it something of a local monument. It offers a more contemporary appearance than many Courtyards, and its location in diverse and funky Seven Corners lends a cosmopolitan feel. This hotel is a standard choice for university visitors and sports fans in town for big games. You'll find all the usual features associated with the chain, such as a swimming pool and game room. This makes it popular with families, although you'll find more suits than kiddies here. The lobby is small and doesn't encourage lingering, with the exception of the raised bar area. The rooms are generally well-furnished and equipped for basic business needs. The views vary greatly, from those of the lovely skyline or campus to dreary interstate perspectives.