Ever been a tourist in your own city? That’s kind of how Cole and I felt getting to stay at The Graduate on the University of Minnesota campus. Honestly, I can’t wait to show you guys this place… We had an amazing time!
The vibe when you walk in was totally like Hogwarts/cozy cabin, and there were a ton of students working in the Lobby which I thought was super cool and created such a different environment than typical hotels. There were also a ton of games we played a few rounds of shuffle board before dinner too. This was definitely not your ordinary hotel.
The rooms were so cute and spacious- I loved the decor, it was totally Minnesota themed everything. We toured around and fell in love with the hotel- there was even a wedding going on!
Then we got to eat at the restaurant “The Beacon”. The service was incredible, and the food was just as outstanding. The vibe was super casual with a twist on classic dishes and had a really cool atmosphere.
We started with a few drinks and apps- Mac and cheese and cheese curds, then for our entrees Cole got a New York strip with some veggies I got the sweet potato burger which was so yummy! We topped it off with a sweet treat of apple pie and ice cream- I love love love being extra and getting dessert. The Beacon is attached to the hotel so it was super convenient walking back up to our room!
The next morning we had room service delivered, which was amazing (can’t you tell!), and indulged on our favorite breakfast foods! I got pancakes, yogurt and granola and a croissant, while Cole went with a classic egg and sausage and hash brown breakfast. I have to say though the best part was that there was a Starbucks attached so I even got my favorite latte after we ate.
We had such a fun and special, cozy stay with The Graduate that we will always remember! If you’re every in the area, or looking for a place to stay in Minneapolis, check out Graduate Minneapolis here.
*Thanks to Graduate Hotels for sponsoring this post.