Our Story

Rich History. Modern Charm.

The street outside of the Marquette Hotel has had many names – Minnetonka Street, and even the ordinary First Avenue, South. But in 1916, it was named Marquette Avenue in tribute to the renowned explorer and missionary Jacques Marquette, who voyaged down the Mississippi River in 1673.

It is Marquette’s own joie de vivre and desire for exploration that we aim to bring to every facet of the hotel today. We invite unique, unforgettable experiences that allow travelers to fully immerse themselves in vibrant downtown Minneapolis and the local culture.