5 star hotels in Northfield, MN

1. Camp Faribo

About this hotel

21851 Bagley Ave, Faribault, MN 55021(507) 332-8453

Things You Need to Know

  • 7 min drive to the Paradise Center for the Arts
  • Guests liked the service
  • Guests praised the pool

Feedback From Real Customers

Katie Stanke

Janet and Steve are amazing campground owners, who take pride in their campground and it shows! Bathroom/shower rooms were remodeled a few years ago and are always well kept and clean Playground was also updated a few years ago, and our kids love it! The pool is a huge plus, great for all ages! The grounds are always well kept and clean, and the lot sizes are much larger than a lot of other campgrounds I’ve gone to around the area The office is adorable with lots of items to purchase (snacks, clothing, home goods, etc) Campground is close to town, but for enough away at the same time

We will definitely be coming back every year!

Mike brown

As many others have said, I felt like I was in jail and being watched by the warden on his golf cart I was told very sternly to stay off the grass, but sitting at my camper I could see 4 cars parked on the grass I was also told no rugs larger than 2’x3’ because they were trying to save the grass, but when you walk around the park there’s tents out in front of campers, there campers with wood decks and huge rugs in the grass…

but I can’t have oneThe worst part was the distance between the shared water hookup and the sewer hookup was the largest I’ve ever seen at a campground If you stay here you’ll need 25’ of water hose and 25’ of sewer hose I could only hook up to water for the night as I couldn’t reach the sewer at the same time (15’ hose)Looking at other campers, they had 3 10’ hoses hooked together to make the span to the sewerThe pool was nice But it is absolutely not heated at all It was 85 degrees when we stopped and couldn’t stay in pool for more than 15 minI do not recommend this place

Grace Jaeger

Park is very peaceful midweek But from Friday thru Monday it is packed The sites are extremely close together and poorly designed

The weekends brought rowdy people into the campground and filled the pool area with kids and adults cannon balling into the pool It says the pool is heated on the website but it wasn’t heated at all Could have used it The pool is an old design and the steps going into it were dangerousThe showers were dingy and you had to pay for them I couldn’t figure out how much it would cost for a decent shower as there was no info on that About 2/3 of the park were long term campers Water pressure was terrible and water was cloudy A neighbor advised us not to use surge protectors on the electric or power wouldn’t work Trees were in need of trimmingThe laundry area was poorly designed with washers on one end of the room and dryers on opposite wall at the other end No carts to move wet clothes between them And no folding areaWe would not stay again

2. Boarders Inn & Suites by Cobblestone Hotels – Faribault (2-star hotel)

About this hotel

In a low-rise pavilion off I-35, this contemporary hotel is 1.2 miles from Faribault Municipal Airport and 2.9 miles from Legacy Golf Course.Warm, modern rooms come with free WiFi, flat-screen TVs and minifridges. Suites add whirlpool tubs, fireplaces and sofabeds. Kids 16 and under stay free.Continental breakfast is free. Other amenities include an indoor pool with vaulted pine ceilings and a sauna.

Things You Need to Know

  • 4 min drive to Rice County Historical Society
  • Guests mentioned the service is friendly
  • Guests mentioned the rooms are unclean
  • Guests mentioned lobbies 10 times
  • One of the few hotels in the area with an indoor pool
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a hot tub
  • The hotel has a sauna

Feedback From Real Customers

Jacob M. Strohmayer & Charles too. (MnPapaBear)

I found quite a few things to do and explore in and around the Faribault areaSo this is the place I chose for our “Base Camp”I literally called at 7 pm on 3/18/22

Booked the last room on the 1st floor with 2 queen beds Thank you to our receptionistThey offer a free breakfast in the morning, starting at 6 am They also have Snack & ice machines, cable TV, a pool, then best of all, they are dog friendly! 😃This is going to be a weekend for us all to rememberThere will be reviews of the other places over our little trip Feel free to check it out My trip of saved places is public & titled “Chasing Waterfalls and such!”

Raeleen R

I would give this hotel a higher star rating, but I got bit by bedbugs while staying there and that is huge point of concern The front desk staff apologized, however there was never any follow up from the manager or even an offer of discount for our room payment I would not recommend this hotel to anyone else because bed bugs are such an awful thing to deal with and can be brought home with you in your stuff

I had to wash all of our clothes and dry it on the hottest cycles and then leave our bags out in the garage for a while to make sure none came into our home

Ruth Jimmerson

Both rooms had tubs that wouldn’t drain and ours had a toilet that ran loudly throughout the night Carpets throughout the place and in the rooms were stained Towels in rooms and pool area were old and felt oily and unclean

People staying were having altercations and leaving rooms open to shout back and forth to one another One guy roaming around in his underwear Just not good – felt like a poorly maintained men’s frat house or dormitory

3. Coratel Inn & Suites By Jasper Northfield (2-star hotel)

About this hotel

This low-key hotel is 1.7 miles from Northfield Historical Society museum and 1.9 miles from the Carleton College Art Gallery.The straightforward rooms include Wi-Fi and TVs with premium cable channels. Microwaves and minifridges are available on request. Suites have separate sitting areas and/or whirlpool tubs.There’s a picnic/BBQ area. Other amenities include guest laundry and large-vehicle parking. Continental breakfast is available.

Things You Need to Know

  • 4 min drive to the Mill Towns Trail
  • Guests praised the friendly service
  • Some guests disliked the bathrooms

Feedback From Real Customers

Justin Albers

Where to start? The website said they had a breakfast buffet Soon as I walk in I see a sign that says they don’t have ANY breakfast No muffins, no nothing

And the the first morning they didn’t even have cups out for juice or coffeeThe hotel is full of cigarette smoke DisgustingThe bed is ROCK hard and easily the most uncomfortable bed at any hotel I’ve ever encounteredMy AC unit is crazy loud and sounds like it has rocks bouncing around inside of it The towel quality is on par with the cheapest ones Walmart sells The carpet is dirty, the AC is plugged in with a giant extension cable going across the groundThe other hotel nearby is constantly booked so I may have to relocate to a nearby town

Tammy Zillmer

I normally don’t complain but there were some things that happened during my stay that just didn’t sit right with me Online, this hotel advertises that they have breakfast Nope! No pool or hottub! Looks like they have one but it is not operational

Shortly after I checked in, I heard my door open! I have no idea how or why someone was coming into my room! I opened the door and asked what was going on and a man said he was there to check out water damage around the window! I said, this doesn’t happen when a room is rented out for the night No knock or announcement that he was even coming in The towels looked and felt like they hadn’t been washed and there was hairs all over the hair dryer when I went to use it It looked like someone shaved or cut their hair and it was all over the dryer! So disgustingThe carpeting looked like it hadn’t been vacuumedThe staff all seemed very nice but I was completely disgusted with my stay

Summer Schlieckau

Honestly wish I could give no stars🫤 We checked into the room and it smells weird, it looks like they’re trying to fix it up but it doesn’t look like it was done professionally at all, there’s just a random chair right in front of one of the end tables and there’s barely any room in here for a chair in the first place It’s not clean, there’s some weird pizza sause stain on the bathroom door, snot in the bathroom next to the tissues, and the whole place just seems sketchy in general Too scared to check under the sheets to see how bad the bed looks

Wouldn’t be surprised if they didn’t clean the sheets after the last people were in here Also, no pool😭

4. Motel 6 Lakeville, MN – South – Lakeville (2-star hotel)

About this hotel

Adjacent to Interstate 35, this simple budget lodging is 1.3 miles from West Lake Marion Park and 7.3 miles from both Buck Hill ski area and the Burnsville Center mall.The straightforward rooms include WiFi (fee) and TVs with expanded cable channels. Kids 17 and under stay free with an adult family member.There’s a coin laundry, in addition to free morning coffee and parking.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests mentioned the rooms are clean
  • 8 min drive to Ritter Farm Park
  • Some guests complained about the bathrooms
  • Guests mentioned the service is friendly

Feedback From Real Customers

Anna Page

Caveat this was significantly cheaper than any of the other area hotels We literally just slept there so didn’t need a lot of amenities Room is austere

not even a picture on the wall but was clean and quiet We had a 2nd floor room Negatives were no shampoo, the blankets are very thin and although we had a non smoking room the hallway reaked of smoke

Sudina Sikrakar

Horrible horrible experience When we entered the room, there was hair on the sink as well as towel But the biggest issue was that starting 6a

m there was constant opening and shutting of doors and employees talking loudly They did not care to keep it low Most importantly the reception staff failed to let us know that we were getting room by cleaning/maintenance closet

Todd Todd

I arrived and parked a pickup with a trailer Was told by manager I couldn’t park on property

I’d have to park behind a shopping center, or in McDonald’s parking lot Then cart my things across the parking lot When later that evening they allowed another pickup with a longer trailer hauling two boats To park in the same place I originally parked Because of the parking situation I had to leave much earlier than I wanted to Hotel was clean and comfortable budget style like most motel 6 are Just staff was inconsistent and rules seem to be spur of the moment decisions not actually rules Very unprofessional

5. GrandStay Residential Suites Hotel Faribault (2-star hotel)

About this hotel

Off I-35, this modern all-suite hotel is a mile from Downtown, 6 miles from River Bend Nature Center and 2 miles from North Alexander Park.Low-key studios and 1- to 2-bedroom suites come with kitchens, desks, sofabeds, flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi. Upgraded suites add in-room hot tubs.A breakfast buffet and all-day coffee are free. There’s also an indoor pool, a hot tub and a kid’s wading pool, as well as a gym and a sport court. Other amenities include a convenience store, a game room, a guest laundry and meeting facilities.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the clean, large rooms and the kitchenettes
  • Guests praised the beds
  • 3 min drive to Rice County Historical Society
  • Guests praised the friendly service
  • Guests liked the breakfast
  • One of the few hotels in the area with an indoor pool
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a hot tub

Feedback From Real Customers

Tee Kom

Great hotel! The room was spacious and clean Reasonable rate tooOnly 2 complaints if you can call them that

The blanket was too thick and heavy for my taste Better than the usual thin blankets at most hotels though, and the breakfast was a little sparse Once again, it was good but less than the usual spread at other placesYes, we will be staying there again

MIchele Buckley

We’ve stayed in this hotel several times now This past 2 times we were not impressed at all The staff was rude to our team, constantly telling them to stop running around the hotel, even though they were either in the pool or just walked in the door

My son had just walked out of our room when he was stopped and told a doctor and nurse are staying there, so they needed to be quiet There were 6 other teams staying there and we had the first floor The breakfast was pathetic and when they ran out of stuff they didn’t have anything to replace it Juice, milk, coffee, hot water, simple things They should’ve planned based on the reservations that were made Also we attempted to have pizza in the breakfast area after a late game, they turned the lights off on us, refused to let us use the conference room and told us it’s bed time It was not even pool closing time I canceled my reservation for our final tournament and will not make another reservation there again And when we complained about a team that was banging on our doors at 12:30 am they did nothing about it, 2 years in a row

Colleen Houghtby

We stayed here for a friends 60th birthday It was super busy as there were lots of families for baseball tournaments as well as a Family reunion Jessica was the only person at the front desk

That lady deserves a raise She remained calm, professional, kind and helpful She went out of her way to be sure we were taken care of! Now for the room…there were still dishes in the dishwasher, clean but not in the cupboards The air was set to 58 degrees which we discovered when we woke up freezing The breakfast had a lot of variety but being it was so busy we chose to go get breakfast elsewhere All in all we enjoyed ourself and had it not been for Jessica things may not have been as good

6. Lake Byllesby Campground

About this hotel

7650 Echo Point Rd, Cannon Falls, MN 55009(651) 480-7770

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the bathrooms
  • 6 min drive to Lake Byllesby
  • Guests praised the service
  • Guests mentioned beaches 32 times
  • Guests mentioned “Playground” 24 times

Feedback From Real Customers

Linda Vigesaa

We stayed here for three nights while visiting family in the area It was great! Paved RV parking sites with plenty of room and pull-thrus The lake is beautiful

Lots of walking areas, and areas for kids to play The bathrooms and showers were very clean and well-maintained The park hosts were very friendly and helpful Our site was right by the lake A very relaxing place to come back to each evening We look forward to coming back One of our favorite campgrounds!

7. Days Inn by Wyndham Faribault (2-star hotel)

About this hotel

Adjacent to Interstate 35, this simple 2-story hotel with a white wood exterior is 6.5 miles from fishing at Cannon Lake, a 12-minute drive from Medford Outlet Center and a 13-minute drive from River Bend Nature Center.All rooms have en suite bathrooms with showers and tubs, plus desks, free WiFi, TVs, microwaves and coffeemakers. Some also come with minifridges, while suites are available with kitchenettes. Kids 17 and under stay free with a paying adult.A free continental breakfast buffet is provided. There’s a game room, an indoor pool and a hot tub. Other amenities include a business center and free parking for vehicles of all sizes.

Things You Need to Know

  • 5 min drive to Rice County Historical Society
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a hot tub
  • Guests liked the pool

Feedback From Real Customers

Scott Barnum

Had an incident of loud banging on a door at 1:30 in the morning and continued for some time and the police came and told the people in the room to open the door and they were to leave the premises They would not open the door and the noise quit I believe the police and hotel perso left

Would of thought we would have recieved some kind of compensation for our lost sleep

8. Contented Cottage B&B

About this hotel

This cozy B&B surrounded by trees is 2 miles from the Carleton College Cowling Arboretum, and 1 mile from the Northfield Historical Society. Highway 19 Boulevard is less than 1 mile away.The 2 relaxed rooms offer TVs, private bathrooms, and sitting areas, in addition to balconies, claw-foot tubs, and/or fireplaces.Breakfast is served in a down-to-earth dining room. There’s also a garden, in addition to a porch with seating, a rustic sitting area with a fireplace, and occasional teas.

Things You Need to Know

  • 14 min walk to Flaten Art Museum
  • Guests praised the breakfast

Feedback From Real Customers

Wendy Waha

We enjoyed every beautiful, thoughtful aspect of our visit- from the yard chickens, bee hive (bought hand made soap and honey), to the sweet cottage-like inn, with comfy beds and magnificent breakfast ❤ We’ll definitely be back! Hosts were gracious and friendly, but gave us our space It was perfect! Gave a 4 on location because of the busy road out front- Grounds near the Inn were gorgeous! (See pictures)

Barbara Johnson

Charming suite and location!! We were very comfortable and felt right at home in this newly remodeled cottage There is plenty of sitting room between the suite, the parlour (with fireplace), and the screened porch We spent most of our free time reading in the porch and watching the birds flit around in the surrounding woods and the bird feeders

Breakfasts and the little cookies each night are fabulousThe hosts are very accommodating and flexible as we had to keep adjusting our schedule This will definitely be our “home base” when we visit Northfield in the future

Amy Peterson

I was invited to a noon tea at the Contented Cottage and it was fantastic! The food was amazing (I will be dreaming about those scones) and the hospitality was wonderful I loved all of the attention to detail that made the tea so special: fancy tea cups, antique tea pots, cute napkins and place settings

it was all so much fun I can’t wait to go again

9. Regency Inn & Suites, Faribault (2-star hotel)

About this hotel

Off I-35, overlooking Wells Lake, this classic hotel lies 2.2 miles from downtown Faribault.Simple rooms come with en suite bathrooms. Some have microwaves and minifridges.Continental breakfast and all-day coffee are free. Other amenities include an indoor pool, game room, business center and free WiFi access in the lobby. Parking, with space for RVs and trucks, is also complimentary.

Things You Need to Know

  • 7 min drive to the Paradise Center for the Arts
  • Guests mentioned pools 21 times

Feedback From Real Customers

Mica Pledger

We were charged $8999, probably because we’re African American Don’t trust the website, wait until you actually get to the hotel to pay or reserve a room

My sister reserved a room with 2 queen size beds in the room and snaptravel charged her card instantly Then when we got to the hotel they said that she had a 1 bed in the room snaptravel refused to give a refund Online it says $56 when we got to the hotel we were charged $90 for each room The motel does not look nice for it to be that expensive it’s old & very tiny soap bars and little packets of shampoo The heat and air conditioner did not work in our room I’m pregnant and I woke up sneezing because I was so cold

10. Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Northfield, MN (2-star hotel)

About this hotel

A 3-minute walk from Ames Park along the Cannon River, this modern hotel in an area with fast-food eateries is 2 miles from St. Olaf College and 11 miles off I-35.Contemporary rooms offer Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs, as well as microwaves and minifridges. Suites add separate living areas and/or whirlpool tubs.Amenities include an indoor heated pool and a hot tub. There’s a 24-hour coin-operated laundry. A hot breakfast buffet and parking are available.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the rooms, which have TVs
  • Walking distance to Northfield Historical Society and Perlman Teaching Museum
  • One of the few hotels in the area with room service
  • Guests liked the friendly service
  • Guests liked the hot tub, mentioned 11 times in reviews
  • Guests liked the indoor pool

Feedback From Real Customers

Jessie Fuller

We stayed here during a move as tourists in our own town I can say I will always return to say hello and advise guests to book here The manager Angie is terrific and it shows in the staff, who are each lovely people and attentive caretakers

I cannot say enough good things about the staff and service and recommend it to anyone traveling to Northfield

Bailey Guillemette

EXTREMELY overpriced Like any mediocre hotel but advertised as something more Wouldn’t go back because of how over priced it is

My fiancé and I asked to spot his military discount and they told us they couldn’t because there was a graduation going on in town that weekend What kind of customer service is that???!!

Grace Gill

We had a wonderful time The staff was helpful and accommodating in keeping our three rooms together on the same floor We were able to check in a little earlier which allowed us to enjoy the pool sooner

The rooms were clean and comfortable Definitely a great spot for us

11. AmericInn by Wyndham Northfield (2-star hotel)

About this hotel

On a tree-lined street off Insterstate 35, this informal hotel is 2 miles from Carleton College, 3 miles from St. Olaf College, and 3 miles from Sechler Park.The relaxed rooms come with flat-screen TVs, microwaves and minifridges, as well as coffeemakers and free Wi-Fi. Interconnecting rooms are available.Breakfast is complimentary, as is parking. Other amenities include an indoor pool and a hot tub. Event space is available. Pets are welcome.

Things You Need to Know

  • 4 min drive to Northfield Historical Society
  • Guests mentioned beds 12 times
  • Guests liked the breakfast
  • Guests praised the indoor pool and the hot tub

Feedback From Real Customers

Nicole Gislason

The hotel was very clean with comfortable beds & pillows (I even bought the same pillows after sleeping so well on them) The staff was incredible I was in town for surgery and my mom was with me due to anesthesia; they placed us on the 1st floor near the side door and checked in on me daily

How sweet is that? Breakfast was pretty good! The location was pretty central to everything and so convenient for us since we didn’t know where things were Great experience!

Bob E

I’m handicapped and can’t do stairs We requested a mobility access room (clearly identified on the confirmation) They booked us on the second floor with no elevator

Sorry we can’t change the room being you booked through a third party Couldn’t use the room had to book another on the first floor Contacted credit card company to refuse the charges It was denied This is how this place treats handicapped and disabled people I wonder how many others they did this too Karen the front desk manager is a phony And the breakfast sucks Anything good is gone by 8 and is not replenish The other positive reviews are fake

Nathan Rinehart

Pretty nice rooms they do offer a breakfast which is nice They have a pool and a hot tub that both work Lately alot of the hot tubs have been down at my last few places I have stayed

So was a plus for the hottub working The down falls aren’t many But the tvs were small, and I paid 10500 on a Thursday for a stay To me that’s like weekend rates

12. Holiday Inn & Suites Minneapolis – Lakeville, an IHG Hotel (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

This contemporary hotel off the I-35 is a 17-minute drive from the Mall of America and 8-minutes’ drive from the Elko Speedway.Modern rooms come with desks and flat-screen TVs, plus minifridges, microwaves and premium cable channels. There’s also free WiFi and high-pressure showerheads, plus kids 19 and under stay free with an adult. Suites add separate living spaces, kitchenettes and whirlpool tubs. Kidsuites® are available.Amenities include an bistro offering Italian/American dishes (where kids 12 and under eat free) and an indoor pool with a waterslide, as well as a fitness center and free parking.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the clean rooms
  • 6 min drive to Ritter Farm Park
  • Guests praised the service
  • Guests liked the water park, mentioned 40 times in reviews
  • Guests praised the grounds
  • Guests praised the breakfast
  • Guests praised the indoor pool and the hot tub

Feedback From Real Customers

Julie Mack

Went down for a wedding and spent 2 nights here in 2 different rooms First room was a suite, working fridge, microwave, dishwasher and fireplace with different colors in it Very spacious room, separate bedroom with a poolside view

I slept on the pull out bed which I found to be comfortable Separate air conditioning for the livingroom space and bedroom which was very nice Second night, was a regular room Also very comfortable but I did find some food residue left under the desk there from a past guest Pillows and bed was very comfortable and the refrigerator, coffeemaker, and TV were all in working order Desk staff was very pleasant to work with and greeted us every time we walked in or out the front doors I’ve added pictures of the pool/jacuzzi area

Samantha Y.

This hotel was okay, but not for the price The “water park” is a joke There aren’t very many pictures of it on the website for a reason

There’s a little splasher area and one water slide The pool doesn’t go deeper than 3ish feet, and it is NEVER on unless you walk all the way out to the front desk and wait for someone to come along so you can request it be turned on There is only one elevator in the building and it’s right by the pool, so it stinks like corn chips and dirty, wet feetOur room had candy on the floor when we got there The toddler found one right away, and then we found a few more plus a lot of crumbs in the carpet We left a couple bags of ice in the tub to melt overnight and they left rings in the grime inside the tub One of the TVs in our room didn’t have a working remote We filled out the requests for our stay ahead of time, but we didn’t get any extra pillows or towels When the room is reserved for more than 2 people, why aren’t there more than two towels?The staff was nice They did have a little area where you could buy snacks or microwavable things We were able to go to the front desk every single time to ask for coupons when we wanted to eat in the restaurant, which made the kids’ food free

sasho nedanovski

I came out for a business meeting and when I came back to the hotel after the meeting the room had already been cleaned and $300 of my money was stolen from the roomDon’t use this hotel theirs no safe to keep your belongs in and the house keeping will steal your money or anything of VauleAs a business owner myself this is so unprofessional

Make sure to never stay here I’ve been in plenty of hotels and never had anything stolen, especially money!Bad for business you guys should make sure you hire people that are more trustworthy and do better background checks!

13. Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Northfield (2-star hotel)

About this hotel

Facing the Cannon River, this unpretentious hotel is a 9-minute walk from Carleton College and 7 miles from I-35.Streamlined rooms feature free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs, as well as minifridges, microwaves and coffeemakers. Suites add sofabeds. Some have river views.Continental breakfast and heated underground parking are complimentary. There’s also a relaxed bar with a deck overlooking the river. Other amenities include an indoor pool, a gym and a business center, plus coin-operated laundry facilities. Pets are welcome (fee).

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the rooms, which have microwaves
  • The rooms have coffee makers
  • Walking distance to Northfield Historical Society and Perlman Teaching Museum
  • Guests praised the service
  • The fitness center has elliptical machines and weight machines
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a bar

Feedback From Real Customers


The Fairfield is a gem of a hotel in the heart of Northfield The patio and many rooms overlook the Cannon River The room rate includes breakfast in a cheerful space that connects to the hotel bar and restaurant

The hallways are wide, and the hotel is clean and contemporary with wide hallways and a boardroom off the spacious lobby The Fairfield is centrally located and a mile or less from many points of interest: St Olaf and Carleton Colleges; the Northfield Historical Society; historical St John’s Lutheran Church; Antiques of Northfield; Northfield Arts Guild Theater; and many shops and restaurants The staff are excellent and very responsive to the needs of their guests Our group required a block of rooms and Tammy made it easy for individuals to simply click on a link to make a reservation

David Kiesel

Good newer hotel Has underground parking for cold and snowy weather Rooms are nice with comfy beds

Good breakfast with grab and go breakfast burritos and muffins with cheese and sausage Hard boiled eggs, yogurt, cereal waffles and juice Also good blueberry scones Great location for St Olaf and Carleton college Nice small town with everything nearby

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