5 star hotels in Shakopee, MN

1. Great Wolf Lodge Water Park | Minnesota (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

In a grassy commercial area off I-494, this informal hotel with a water park is 1 mile from the Mall of America, a sprawling shopping center housing a cinema, an aquarium and Nickelodeon Universe them park.Relaxed rooms and suites offer Wi-Fi, TVs and sofabeds, as well as microwaves, minifridges and coffeemakers. Some rooms have a log cabin theme. Upgraded suites add separate lounges, and sleep up to 12 people.Water park passes are free. A resort fee covers Wi-Fi, parking and gym access. There are 3 casual eateries and 3 bars, plus a bowling alley, climbing walls and a rope course. A breakfast buffet (fee), and kids’ activities are available.

Things You Need to Know

  • Some guests complained about the bathrooms
  • 15 min walk to the Mall of America
  • 8 min drive to Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Airport
  • Guests mentioned “Ropes course” 46 times
  • Guests mentioned lobbies 39 times
  • Guests praised the grounds

Feedback From Real Customers

Vegas stoker

We had a great time The kids loved the water park We all loved the bowling

My granddaughter enjoyed all the dance parties They also did the ropes course and the rock Climbing It’s very expensive though If you don’t mind spending the money you’ll definitely have a good The room was nice but the a/c was very loud The breakfast buffet was very good and reasonable

Bella Linda

So much fun here!!! I highly recommend this resort Family friendly!!! I’ve gone to family resorts and the people working aren’t family friendly This resort definitely provided great customer service

The water park is so much fun! Our day passed by so fastI saw some reviews and I was slightly nervous, but I have to say this place was wonderful!

Jordan P.

We went up to the hotel for a midweek getaway and everything worked out nicely We were easily able to check in Our room was ready to go and clean

A couple knocks I have with the rooms are that there are no freezers in the fridges and the window shades get pretty bright when that summer sunrise rolls in early Breakfast is not included but if you fit the bill, it’s a nice buffet to start the day The water park was a lot of fun with very good lifeguards Because it was the middle of the week, it didn’t seem too packed in regards to people Everything in the pool seemed clean Overall, it was a fun stay and I would recommend it to others!

2. Shakopee Inn (3-star hotel)

  • Address: 511 Marschall Rd, Shakopee, MN 55379
  • Phone: (952) 445-9779
  • Ratings: 4.0 (583 reviews) Very good
  • Website : Shakopee Inn
  • Check-in time: 3:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 12:00 PM
  • Quick Summary: Casual lodging offering free hot breakfast, parking & WiFi, plus an indoor pool & a game room.

About this hotel

This unpretentious hotel is 2.2 miles from Canterbury Park, a casino and horse-racing track, and 3.8 miles from Valleyfair amusement park.Simple rooms have free WiFi, desks, and 32-inch flat-screens with cable channels, plus coffeemakers, microwaves and minifridges. Upgraded rooms add pull-out sofas and/or whirlpool tubs.Free perks include hot breakfast and parking. There’s also an indoor heated saltwater pool, a hot tub and a fitness center, as well as massage chairs and a game room.

Things You Need to Know

  • 5 min drive to Valleyfair
  • Guests liked the friendly service
  • Some guests disliked the beds
  • Guests mentioned hot tubs 30 times
  • Guests liked “Massage chair”, mentioned 59 times in reviews
  • Guests liked the pool
  • Guests praised the spa

Feedback From Real Customers

Laurie Petersen

Doing remodeling, weird people hanging around in the parking lotSketchy and dirty! The place is NOT worth my moneyIt makes me a bit sad that I paid as much as I did and it’s disgusting

The pool isn’t available either They have curtains and electrical every whereFrustrated 😠

Danielle Gjestvang

This smaller hotel was very cozy and clean They were very accommodating when it came to our specialty vehicle after being on the road in a snow storm all night They also let us check in early

Our kiddos and us adults enjoyed a nice and clean spa and pool The front desk ladies were super helpful directing us with any questions or needs They were super friendly and really quite amazing to work with This is our Shakopee stay most definitely! You can’t go wrong with massage chairs and arcade games See you soon, Shakopee Inn

Jane Rasmussen

I had a great experience here, stayed the weekend, had family members staying in other hotels in the area and visited them as well I must say I was extremely pleased with my choice of staying here Front desk was fast at check in, hotel lobby was clean, hallway and elevator was clean

I had a jacuzzi room, it was clean and comfortable Hotel was clean, and quiet Hotel could use updated bedding and curtains, but for value and experience I had, I can see past that Kimberly was extremely helpful and friendly in the mornings with breakfast! I will definitely be coming back!

3. AmericInn by Wyndham Chanhassen (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

This straightforward hotel off Highway 5 is also 4.8 miles from Christmas Lake and 15 miles from the Valleyfair Amusement Park.The relaxed rooms come with cable TV, free Wi-Fi and microwaves, as well as minifridges, and tea/coffeemakers. Suites feature separate living areas with pull-out sofas, and some have fireplaces and whirlpool tubs. Kids age 17 and under stay at no charge when sharing with parents.Complimentary perks include parking and breakfast. There’s also a fitness center, an indoor pool and a hot tub, as well as a business center. Pets are welcome for a fee.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests liked the clean rooms and praised the beds
  • 6 min drive to Paisley Park
  • Guests praised the service
  • Guests liked the restaurant
  • Guests praised the breakfast
  • Guests praised the nightlife
  • Guests praised the indoor pool and the hot tub
  • Guests praised the bar

Feedback From Real Customers

Sarah Appel

Brides beware, if you’re thinking of booking a room block here, reconsider We booked our June 2022 wedding block a year in advance with the hotel manager who at the time was so helpful and let us choose one of the few suites they have so our wedding party would have a place to get ready and we would have somewhere to go after our wedding in the evening I called a week before the wedding to confirm every person’s hotel room that was in the room block as well as our booked suite was correct to make sure there was no stress for the big day and they assured me everything was fine and provided all of the information requested

Our guests booked their rooms throughout the year and upon arrival many of them had numerous mistakes with their rooms or were double booked or were booked for the wrong nights When I arrived to check in they did not have our suite that we booked a year in advance to use as the bridal suite available We were told there was a plumbing issue in the room and it was no longer available, if someone books an entire room block around a bridal suite room you should probably let them know before they check in at 7 PM the day before their wedding that their room is not available… we were instead offered a small room with a Jacuzzi taking up most of the living room as a replacement The front desk girl working that evening clearly started five minutes ago and was on a Bluetooth headset with her manager the entire night learning how to do her job repeating verbatim what her manager was telling her to tell us… Other people from our wedding party spoke with the manager as well and nothing was done about our room not being available I’m sure that our room was just fine and they messed up the reservation or purposely gave it to someone else for more money as it was suddenly available the following day later in the evening but we didn’t have time to change accommodations in the middle of our wedding and we didn’t need the room anymore as everyone was already ready hours before overall the hotel was dirty and dated and I wouldn’t have chosen it again even if it weren’t for all the headaches It was very stressful and luckily was the only thing that went wrong with our wedding It’s too bad the wonderful manager we originally booked with had since left and management has clearly fallen apart and quit hiring competent staff If you’re looking for a hotel block for a wedding I would not risk the stress of this location

Gregory Feltman

I stayed here on 4/28 The lobby is your standard Americinn Looks stately and clean

The breakfast was good for the price and being freeMy issues start with the hotel room They are recently remodeled in the sleeping area and look nice However the bathrooms are old The shower head was almost completely covered in calcium and the water was very hardThe door had a bend in the metal footer which was sharp, and the carpet on the wall was peeling If you stay here, remember extra pillows, the ones supplied are smallThey have a pool which I did not use

4. Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Minneapolis Shakopee (4-star hotel)

About this hotel

Set 1 mile from US-169, this informal hotel is 2 miles from horse racing and a 24/7 casino at Canterbury Park, and 9 miles from Flying Cloud Airport.Unassuming rooms offer Wi-Fi and cable TV, plus minifridges and microwaves. All have tea and coffeemakers. Suites add living areas and sofabeds.Amenities include a gym and an indoor heated pool, plus a business center. Breakfast and parking are available.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests liked the clean rooms and the beds
  • 4 min drive to Valleyfair
  • Guests liked the service
  • The fitness center has elliptical machines and treadmills

Feedback From Real Customers

L Simmons

I had a great stay with family,including grandchildren under 4 The furniture in the suite was well made for family pizza time and I used the second TV in the suite area while children napped No oversized lounge chair

Bathtub/shower in the suite ,nice shower in the double room Friendly and smart staff Breakfast was okay Coffee mediocre There are no coffee shops or restaurants within walking distance not yet anyway

Esteban Rivera

Great place but the service was awful We got with my wife to the hotel around 1:30AM , my father in law reserved a room for 3 nights for us, the woman attending in the front desk KIM I believe was her name, at the check in gave us the answer (at 1:30 AM) “You have to call who did the reservation” , we told her that we were going to try but probably he wasn’t going to answer… He didn’t answer, 1:30AM… After I told her that she should give us the options of answer security questions like the address of the person who reserved the room She finally accepted that we should have the option to answer that question and we answered right but she still mentioned we needed to call him, and after it she said “You put him in the phone or you have to leave” Being super mean

By the end she told us we can stay but we will have to pay the night and tomorrow when we confirm the other person reserved for us we can refunded We tried to show her pictures, chat, stories, even our wedding planning in 2020 with the person who did the reservation and she still remained with the NO, at 1:30 AM First time I have a situation like this in Marriott Even I can understand her position, but her attitude was awfulPlease guys pick a different place to stay in MinneapolisAlso when we got to the hotel, a woman with 3 kids was facing the same situation than us and the response from Kim (woman attending the front desk) was “the name of the person who did de reservation has to match with the credit card you’re using here for the security deposit” without giving even the option to confirm by security questions of who reserved the room and also the lady that was trying to check in had the person who did the reservation in the phone… And she still say no with excuse of the credit card Absolutely contradictory with the scenario she created for my wife and ISo sad that a fantastic day had a scar of this type

Heather Green

The sound of the freeway is so loud That combined with the very lumpy beds that have zero lumbar support kind of ruined my entire trip They even moved me to a different room but it really wasn’t any better

I am really sad because it was my first time going to Minnesota and I spent a lot of money to come out here and I literally couldn’t even take myself out to dinner most of the nights because I was too tired from lack of sleepAlso my bedding was dirty in two rooms The staff was very nice though, but if you are not able to sleep through loud constant noise, it really doesn’t matter I would never stay at this particular hotel again I’m so bummed out that I picked this place when I could’ve picked any Marriott in the city… The only reason I chose to stay so far out of Minneapolis is because I thought it would be quieter I’m so exhausted and my back hurts so badly I’ve been sleeping sideways at the foot of the bed trying to find a firm spot on the mattress that gives some lumbar support, but tonight I’m going to try sleeping on the floor to see if it’s better I literally started trying to sleep at 5 PM tonight since I have not slept for the last three nights but I still can’t sleep through the sound of the traffic I’m so sad and it totally ruined my entire trip for the most part Beautiful place to visit but make sure you stay at a hotel you can actually sleep at and that has comfortable beds I have a feeling it’s gonna take at least a week for my back to recover I am so much pain… I’m sad and I just want to complain a lot, LOL

5. Hilton Minneapolis/Bloomington (4-star hotel)

About this hotel

This upscale hotel, off Interstate 494, is 3 miles from Hyland Hills Ski Area, 5 miles from the Mall of America and 7 miles from the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.Understated, modern rooms offer flat-screen TVs and WiFi (fee), plus minifridges and coffeemakers; some have sofabeds. Suites add separate living areas. Club level quarters include access to a lounge with free breakfast and evening appetizers.Parking, and an airport and mall shuttle are free. Amenities include a steakhouse restaurant and a lobby bar, plus an indoor pool and a hot tub. There’s also a 24/7 gym, a business center and 9,200 sq ft of meeting space.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the clean rooms, which have kitchenettes
  • Guests praised the beds
  • 8 min drive to Hyland Ski and Snowboard Area
  • One of the few hotels in the area with 24-hr room service
  • The steakhouse restaurant has a dinner buffet
  • Guests liked “Steakhouse”, mentioned 32 times in reviews
  • Guests liked the fitness center
  • Guests praised the lobby bar

Feedback From Real Customers

Andrew W

Had a great stay; staff was excellent, friendly and helpful Rooms were very nice and clean It’s great being able to get Starbucks at pretty much any time

The main hotel areas were very nice and well kept If I had anything to complain about at all it would be that I didn’t care for the pillows they use in the rooms, they weren’t comfortable for me

Glass Smith

Stay away, rude and mean staff!Hotel was a little “tired” as far as the facility but the real problem came with the hotel staff, it all started at check-in The guy checking me in was very short and a little snooty to say the least, not really anything specific just a little rude, not warm and welcoming at all The next issue came with the hotel bar where the bartender was very, very rude when my wife and I were ordering drinks

Lastly one morning when I was working in the lobby I was using a conference room to do some computer work done I went into this room because it was noisy in the lobby and I had some calls to make The door was unlocked and open all the way The sign on the door said conference and has no mention of being reserved or off-limits I left my laptop in this room to step out to the restroom When I returned the door was closed and locked with my computer inside I went to the desk to ask them to unlock the room and the woman immediacy began scolding me for using the room without permission I told her there was no sign on the door and it was wide open She continued to treat me like a child that had knowingly broken a rule Another lady at the front desk then got involved and walked me to the room At this point as she was unlocking the door she too began talking down to me like I was knowingly breaking some rule I explained to her if the room was reserved if off-limits they should have a sign or simply lock the door! She then said there is a sign, but she couldn’t show me on because there wasn’t one! Then she basically accused me of trying to steal my own computer! Stay away! Terrible hotel with terrible staff!!!


Great hotel got us in on short notice as our other hotel cancelled our reservationWe got a lm affordable room for one nightShuttle was very nice service

I would advise keeping an eye on the kids in the pool/spa/fitness areas as they were not always supervisedNot necessarily a hotel problem though

6. Best Western Premier Nicollet Inn (4-star hotel)

About this hotel

Just off I-35E, this relaxed hotel is 3 miles from Buck Hill ski area, and 10 miles from both Nickelodeon Universe and the Mall of America.Unassuming rooms feature flat-screen TVs and free WiFi, as well as iPod docks, minifridges and microwaves. Some offer balconies or whirlpool tubs. Suites add sofabeds and wet bars; some have separate living rooms.Parking is free. The casual restaurant serves contemporary cuisine with farm-to-table ingredients and features a lounge/bar. There’s also an indoor pool with a hot tub, plus a fitness room, event facilities and a business center.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the clean rooms
  • 9 min drive to Buck Hill
  • One of the few hotels in the area with room service
  • Guests mentioned hot tubs 20 times
  • Guests liked the breakfast
  • Guests praised the fitness center, which has weight machines
  • Guests praised the indoor pool
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a spa

Feedback From Real Customers

meshia acree

Haven’t been here almost 3 years and boy has it changed As a Corporate hotel, you can see how COVID has affected the amenities and service of this establishment Cody and Mike were great! But with reduced staffing, restaurant limited hours of service (no breakfast which was a huge plus, no lunch and no room cleaning -unless you ask-) has significantly diminished the allure of this place

As this is a Corporate option, I MIGHT return but it’s doubtfulIf you are considering going, check ti see what services are available before you book Don’t rely on websites!

Joseph Hill

Staff is accommodating and facility is clean They have a operating pool and hot tub Morgan’s restaurant and bar is connected to the hotel has a great vibe and waiting staff

The pictures on the google map listing along with the gym do need to be updated badly

Tony Frei

Not sure why this has a 4+ star review The front staff are horribly rude and don’t trust each other to check you in properly The pool is set so cold that kids will freeze

They set it for Olympic pool temperatures where people are exercising (like 80 degrees) and then they have no sympathy when your kids are turning blue There’s no continental breakfast Overall, definitely NOT a premiere hotel Most regular best westerns are FAR better than this dump

7. The Guest House

  • Address: 371 Water St, Excelsior, MN 55331
  • Phone: (952) 474-0196
  • Ratings: 4.7 (81 reviews) Excellent
  • Website : The Guest House
  • Check-in time: 11:00 AM
  • Quick Summary: Historic B&B near downtown offering 5 rooms, some with Jacuzzi tubs, plus free snacks & wine.

About this hotel

Built in an Italianate style in 1858, this plush B&B featuring a wraparound porch is a 7-minute walk from Excelsior Bay and 19 miles from downtown Minneapolis.The 5 individually decorated, air-conditioned rooms, each with period touches and private bathrooms, offer free WiFi and cable TV. Some rooms add Jacuzzi tubs and/or living areas with full kitchens. In-room dining is available (fee).Continental breakfast is served on weekdays, and hot breakfast is served on the weekends. Free perks include parking, plus snacks, soft drinks and wine. Guests also have access to a patio with a gas grill, and statuary-filled gardens.

Things You Need to Know

  • 10 min walk to the Minnesota Streetcar Museum
  • Guests praised the service
  • Guests mentioned restaurants 10 times
  • Guests praised the breakfast

Feedback From Real Customers

Callie Stark

My husband and I stayed here for our honeymoon and it could not have been more perfect It was comfortable, clean, and so so so cozy! The inn keepers were so kind and attentive and we really felt at home It the perfect walking distance to the lake and a bunch of great shops and restaurants, which makes everything just that much easier

Thank you for a great stay!

Jill McFarling

We had a great weekend getaway at this Inn We had the cardinal room which gave the additional space of a table/chairs and kitchen It was very quiet; we didn’t hear anyone else from our suite

I loved how soft the water was; very relaxing in the big tub Delicious breakfasts The location is perfect for walking to restaurants and shops Easy parking

Mark Schabert

We stayed here for a one night anniversary vacation and time to ourselves, as we have seven children and live just a few minutes away, but didn’t want to leave the kids for too long or be too far away from them in case they needed anything We had been hoping to enjoy the lake and bike trails, but due to the unseasonably cold weather and snow, spent the afternoon/evening at the Mall of America and the night at the Inn We had a wonderful time, and the Bird House Inn was a lovely experience! Although we did not have the pleasure of meeting the owners, everything was clean and welcoming and the breakfast was very nice

The Inn is very quaint, beautifully decorated and affordable The new bathroom with large hot tub in the Bluebird Room was so nice We hope to do this again sometime Thank you!

8. Renaissance Minneapolis Bloomington Hotel (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

Off Interstate 494, this upscale hotel has rustic, outdoorsy decor inspired by the local area. It’s 6 miles from the Mall of America and 10 miles from Minneapolis−Saint Paul International Airport.Featuring black-and-white photos, the polished rooms provide Wi-Fi, HDTVs, minifridges and coffeemakers; some have sofabeds. Upgraded rooms offer access to a private lounge, and suites add living areas.Amenities consist of a sleek restaurant/bar and a lobby lounge, as well as an indoor pool, a hot tub and a 24-hour fitness room. Event space includes a ballroom. Parking and a breakfast buffet are available.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests liked the rooms and praised the beds
  • 5 min drive to Hyland Ski and Snowboard Area
  • One of the few hotels in the area with room service
  • Guests liked the lobby, mentioned 21 times in reviews
  • Guests praised the architecture
  • Guests praised the fitness center
  • Guests praised the indoor pool and the hot tub
  • Guests praised the lobby bar

Feedback From Real Customers

C Piekarski

Pros: clean, new, sizable and comfortable Great little convenience store and plenty of pods and sociable areas to sit Checkout is 12 (great!) and was easy to push that back even further

High value for moneyCon: don’t get a room by an exit It’s a busy hotel so heavy foot traffic at exits and the doors aren’t insulated enough to mitigate the noise It kept me up all night Everything else was great

Hank Hultstrand

The first time i stayed here it was great Hospitality was awesome Place was clean amd inviting

The last time i stayed here everything felt a little off Room seemed less cared for We had reservations for two adults but towels and coffee for one Dirty glasses in the hallway for 3 days The same dirty glasses Great location if you need access to the western suburbs

Richard Brooks

The hotel was very clean, fresh, and modern looking (except the front desk… Personal opinion, but it didn’t mesh with the rest of the decor ) The restaurant served a decent breakfast, but they didn’t have anything along the lines of a continental breakfast beyond coffee

That was slightly disappointing The indoor pool and hot tub was baller, but I am not sure if our rooms were ever cleaned during our week stay

9. Holiday Inn Express & Suites Minneapolis SW – Shakopee, an IHG Hotel (2-star hotel)

About this hotel

This contemporary hotel is 1 mile from horse racing at Canterbury Park, 2 miles from the Valleyfair amusement park, and 4.1 miles from the Mystic Lake Casino.The subdued rooms come with desks, flat-screen TVs with cable channels, coffeemakers, microwaves and fridges. There’s also free WiFi and high-pressure showerheads in the bathrooms, while kids 19 and under stay free with an adult. Suites add living areas with sofabeds.Amenities include a free hot breakfast, fitness and business centers and a boardroom. There’s also an indoor pool and a hot tub, plus free parking.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the clean rooms, which have TVs
  • 5 min drive to Valleyfair
  • Guests praised the friendly service
  • The fitness center has free weights and elliptical machines
  • Guests praised the indoor pool and the hot tub

Feedback From Real Customers

Pete Freeman

OUTSTANDING – My first time staying at Holiday Inn Shakopee,Minnesota I was pleasantly surprised from the start as i could not smell smoke of any kind like other hotels The front desk staff were friendly, check-in was simple

The room was clean, the bathroom was clean, the carpet was clean, and i say again – no cigarette or other smoke smells The shower has full size bottles of Dove shampoo, Dove conditioner & Dove body wash (Dove bar hand soap too), nice touch! Not crazy about low flow rainfall shower heads but i understand I did not use the pool or gym so no commentNow the impressive part – a real hot breakfast in the lobby Your choice of cheese omelette, vegetable omelette, turkey sausage patties, crisp hash brown patties, strip bacon, biscuits w/gravy, cinnamon buns, 3 types of cereal, pancakes, toast / bagels, yogurt, assorted fruit, packaged muffins, coffee, tea and 4 types of juice The girls working the kitchen were fantastic! The kitchen staff were constantly bringing out hot foodTwo Thumbs Up Holiday Inn, I will be back!

10. Hyatt Regency Bloomington – Minneapolis (4-star hotel)

About this hotel

A 2-minute walk from Bloomington Central light rail station, this chic, modern hotel is also 1 mile from the Mall of America and 2 miles from Sea Life Minnesota Aquarium.Stylish rooms with colorful accents offer free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, iPod docks, minifridges and sitting areas. Upgraded rooms and suites have access to a club lounge offering complimentary refreshments. Suites add separate sitting rooms.Freebies include parking, and a shuttle service to the airport and local malls. Other amenities include a laid-back restaurant, a hip bar and a cafe. There’s also an indoor pool and a fitness center.

Things You Need to Know

  • 4 min drive to the Mall of America
  • 8 min drive to Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Airport
  • Some guests disliked the bathrooms
  • Guests praised the service
  • Guests liked the laid-back restaurant
  • Guests mentioned “Ballroom” 12 times
  • Guests praised the breakfast
  • Guests praised the hip bar

Feedback From Real Customers

Michelle Golden

Beautiful hotel!We only stayed 1 night but we will definitely be back!Rooms were super nice!We did the pick up breakfast as the restaurant or the room service is only open certain times and we missed it With covid room service I believe is not an optionLoved the free parking and the shuttle to the mall!Staff was super friendly!

Arnold Heney

No television remote in the room the first night but the front desk staff handled it quickly the next morning My wife asked for more coffee cups the second night but they were never delivered Club access was available however the espresso machine did not operate, and the meals were available thru a voucher downstairs in the market

Pool was small but nice we were hoping for a hot tub to relax in after spending the day at Mall of America We were happy with the proximity to the mall

Michael Moses

Nice digs for an airport stopover Right on the train line so don’t even worry about taking a shuttle, and technically you could just take the train into the city and not need a car at allSeems fairly new

A bit noisy in the hallways from guest room doors opening and closingCould use a bigger lobbyRooms felt modern and typical of a Hyatt Regency

11. Hampton Inn Minneapolis/Shakopee (2-star hotel)

About this hotel

Close to restaurants and shops along the Shakopee Bypass, this modern hotel is 3 miles from the Valleyfair amusement park and 4 miles from the Mystic Lake Casino.Simply furnished rooms feature complimentary Wi-Fi and custom-designed beds, plus desks, coffeemakers and flat-screen TVs. Upgraded rooms add sofabeds. Suites offer microwaves and minifridges.Complimentary amenities include parking and hot breakfast (or weekday breakfast bags to go). There’s also an indoor saltwater pool, a business center, event space and a coin-operated laundry. A gym and a snack pantry are available 24/7.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the clean rooms, which have TVs
  • Guests praised the beds
  • 5 min drive to Canterbury Park
  • Guests praised the friendly service, which has a concierge
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a restaurant
  • Guests mentioned “a pillow” 10 times
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a casino

Feedback From Real Customers

Carole Minogue

A great stay!The old gal is showing her age and we had a few small issues but the staff went out of their way to insure that all of our needs were met quickly and efficientlyNick, the GM was amazing as well as was the day manager

Lisa perhaps? Kudos!The fact that they now accept dogs is HUGE for usThe breakfast was surprisingly tasty, we were impressed!We would definitely recommend

Troy Weiland

If you are thinking you are going to have a “Hampton” experience at this hotel, STAY CLEAR My room was dreadful Within the first hour, this is what I noticed: Long black hair, (I have short blonde) in the bathroom sink, tub, and spare bed

A HUGE crack in the bathroom sink, and the room phone was stained so yellow it looked like it had been pulled out of a smoker’s convention that it had been sitting at for 10 years Needless to say, I checked out two days early, the place was so so disgustingI wish I could do a half star on here, one star is being too generous

12. Sheraton Bloomington Hotel (4-star hotel)

About this hotel

Just off Interstate 494, this unfussy hotel is 7 miles from the Mall of America and 10 miles from Minneapolis−Saint Paul International Airport.Straightforward rooms and suites offer flat-screen TVs, WiFi (surcharge) and free Starbucks coffee. Club rooms have access to a lounge with free WiFi and breakfast.Amenities include an exercise room, a business center with complimentary WiFi, and free parking. The hotel also has 11,750 sq ft of meeting space.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the beds
  • 5 min drive to Hyland Ski and Snowboard Area
  • Guests praised the clean, large rooms but some disliked the kitchenettes
  • 14 min drive to Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Airport
  • Guests praised the friendly service, which has a concierge
  • Guests praised the restaurant
  • Guests mentioned microwaves 17 times
  • Guests praised the fitness center

Feedback From Real Customers

Tammy Daughtrey

I travel a fair amount for work I was pleasantly surprised with this hotel The staff (although I used the app to check in and out) were very friendly and helpful

The rooms were very clean The lobby was very large and had several tables available for small groups The wasn’t complimentary coffee/breakfast, but I was able to purchase a cup at the bar I will stay again when I return to the area

Ziyi Wang

The check-in time stated in the confirmation email was 3pm When we arrived around 4:50, the front desk staff Andrea told us that we can’t be checked-in yet because our room wasn’t ready yet We told her that we were supposed to check in at 3pm, and it had passed two hours than that

Andrea used the excuse that there were too many rooms for them to clean and they didn’t clean all the rooms at the time yet We made clear that we don’t accept that as an excuse And then Andrea said “YOU GUYS GOT LUCKY, I found one,” and then checked us in During the entire interaction with Andrea, she was very condescending and rude to us We didn’t feel welcoming when we arrived the hotel We highly suspect that she was being racist to us because we are people of color and wore a mask at the time we checked in After we entered the room, we found the toilet didn’t work properly and it makes very loud noise when it refills with water The room was located at the 1st floor Sound insulation was near zero!! We clearly heard people talking in the hotel lobby at midnight We are extremely disappointed by this stay with Sheraton

Keely Ward

I have to say I’ve had nothing but an amazing experience every-time I stay here Specifically tonight, I had an amazing dinner with Todd being extremely attentive behind the bar, per usual Then, there was a situation on the 3rd floor and I was provided a drink and soup by the GM, Tiffany, while I waited for it to clear

I could not be happier with my serviceI typically stay downtown but this place is way better!! Stay here everytime for quality and amazing customer serviceThank you for having amazing staff and an amazing hotel!

13. JW Marriott Minneapolis Mall of America (4-star hotel)

About this hotel

This polished hotel is a 4-minute walk from the MOA Transit Station, an 8-minute walk from the Mall of America and 6 miles from Centennial Lakes Park.Understated, modern rooms come with Wi-Fi (fee) and flat-screen TVs, plus minifridges and coffeemakers. All have seating areas; suites add separate living rooms with pull-out sofas. Upgraded rooms offer access to a club lounge with a self-service bar, plus free breakfast and snacks. Room service is available.There’s a chic lobby bar and a contemporary farm-to-table restaurant. Other amenities include a fitness room and a sleek indoor pool, as well as event space.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the clean rooms
  • Guests praised the bathrooms
  • Walking distance to the Mall of America and the Sea Life Minnesota Aquarium
  • Guests praised the friendly service
  • Guests praised the contemporary restaurant
  • Guests mentioned concierges 13 times
  • Guests praised the breakfast

Feedback From Real Customers

Wolf Games

Great stay, super clean The restaurant was amazing Also, we hosted a breakfast party in one of the ballrooms and our server, Elsa, was beyond phenomenal

She went to every length to make sure our wants were satisfied, even thinking of things we didn’t ask for to make our party run smooth Wish I could find people like her for all our events! If you host an event, definitely ask for her to be your room server! Would stay here again in a heartbeat!


We had a fantastic stay over the weekend We were there in celebration of our daughters fifth birthday and the staff made it so special for her at every turn They even delivered a birthday amenity which included a JW teddy bear with a card signed by all the hotel staff for her

How thoughtful! Ben at the front desk at Terry at the bar were awesome along with many other staff we interacted with but didn’t catch their names Seriously one of the best hotels we’ve stayed at recently Thanks so much and we will be back soon!

Hannah Turley

The staff is friendly and attentive We ate breakfast at Cedar and Stone nearly every morning of our 5-night stay and were impressed with the quality and portions My husband is Marriott platinum elite and we were upgraded to a suite, which was a nice surprise

We enjoyed being able to relax in the living room area of our room Most importantly to me is that even though the hotel got pretty full during our mid-July stay, I never heard a peep from another room next to or above us I appreciated the ability to peacefully rest on my vacation without hearing noise from other rooms We will be back!

14. Mystic Lake Casino Hotel (4-star hotel)

About this hotel

Situated in a lively casino resort, this upscale hotel lies 7 miles from Valleyfair amusement park and 27 miles from downtown Minneapolis.Polished rooms come with flat-screen TVs, minifridges, Keurig coffeemakers and Wi-Fi. Suites add living rooms. The resort also provides RV sites. Room service is available.Casino attractions include blackjack tables, slot machines and a high-stakes bingo hall, plus 3 live entertainment stages. There’s also an indoor pool, a hot tub, a day spa and a gym. Other amenities include a championship golf course, and 10 bars and restaurants, ranging from a relaxed steakhouse to a noodle bar.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the clean rooms
  • 12 min drive to Canterbury Park
  • One of the few hotels in the area with room service
  • The relaxed restaurant has a dinner buffet
  • Guests mentioned beds 136 times
  • Guests praised the breakfast
  • Guests praised the views

Feedback From Real Customers

Janet Jean

The casino staff are extremely helpful to everyone They didn’t just give me directions they took me there Weekday prices were very reasonable

The bingo hall was way too cold for me Jacket temperature They don’t sell food in there so I got pretty hungry A few more signs about which direction places are would’ve been very helpful They rent scooters for those of us that need them and not overly expensive either I had a very enjoyable time other than the cold

Mark R. Wojahn

All the staff that I encountered were friendly and very helpful! Loved the smoke-free gaming area I’m not much of a gambler, but have avoided casinos over the years due to the smoke Glad they made a separate area for smokers

Took in a show at the Mystic Showroom and stayed one night in a Promenade Tower room which was modern, clean, and spacious Great experience overall!

Robby Seigler

Kinda pricey, but was well worth the costs The steakhouse is SUPERB with excellent staff and some world class chefs (try the salmon, and yes medium is PERFECT for the Salmon) I recommend that if you’re going to eat at the Steakhouse, make a reservation

On busy nights, it might be difficult to get a table Definitely on my lists of places to visit again in the future

15. Embassy Suites by Hilton Minneapolis Airport (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

This polished, all-suite airport hotel is 2 miles from Minneapolis−Saint Paul International Airport and 3 miles from the Mall of America.Understated suites provide Wi-Fi access, flat-screen TVs and Keurigs, plus minifridges, microwaves and separate living areas with pull-out sofas.Freebies include breakfast and parking, as well as an airport shuttle, and regular evening socials with snacks and drinks. Other amenities include a steakhouse, an indoor pool and a gym, plus a hot tub and coin-operated laundry facilities. There’s also a business center, and meeting and event space.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests liked the rooms
  • 3 min drive to Fort Snelling State Park
  • Some guests disliked the kitchenettes and others complained about the air conditioning
  • Some guests disliked the unclean bathrooms
  • 5 min drive to Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Airport
  • Guests mentioned the service is professional
  • Guests praised the hot tub
  • Guests praised the bar

Feedback From Real Customers

N Kuhn

I really wanted to leave a 5 star review, but couldn’t The rooms are spacious and modern The breakfast is good

I can’t give it 5 stars because of the atrium noise Guests are to follow the quiet rules beginning at 9:00 There was a wedding reception that was still going strong at 11:00 The reception was in a ballroom/meeting room, but some of the the reception guests used the atrium They were loud Very loud If paying guests are to follow the quiet hours, then should reception guests

Rochelle Burger

The bathrooms are small, mildew on the ceiling in the shower Needs an update and added ventilation to it The deck door froze over and once it warmed up it melted to the bottom

No drainage holes The living area is nice and roomy Had a room with two queen beds Did not use the pool, no sitting area (table/chairs) The attached restaurant has really good food, will definitely return for that

Alan Duck

Had an incredible experience at the Embassy during a recent post-Covid work trip The hotel made hospitality feel like the good old days Front desk was very swift and attentive

However, the bar was set in the restaurant this trip Shannon the manager had a stacked house and her staff ran the place like pros Shannon cultivated a connection with many guests, despite how busy they were Azure, a new waitress, was equally exceptional Service was fast and my entire Corporate team will now know this is the place to stay on our next visit Highly recommended

16. The Westin Edina Galleria (4-star hotel)

  • Address: 3201 Galleria, Edina, MN 55435
  • Phone: (952) 567-5000
  • Ratings: 4.6 (492 reviews) Excellent
  • Website : The Westin Edina Galleria
  • Check-in time: 3:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 12:00 PM
  • Quick Summary: Sophisticated hotel with a seafood restaurant, plus an indoor pool & an exercise room.

About this hotel

Connected to the Galleria mall, this modern hotel is 3.6 miles from Braemar Golf Course and 9.2 miles from Minneapolis−Saint Paul International Airport.Low-key rooms offer flat-screen TVs, desks and WiFi (fee). Some rooms include an exercise bike or treadmill, and club rooms provide access to a lounge with free continental breakfast and evening snacks. Suites add living areas with pull-out sofas.Amenities include a contemporary seafood restaurant, an indoor pool and an exercise room. WiFi is free in the lobby. There’s also a business center and more than 9,100 sq ft of meeting space.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the rooms, which have minibars
  • Guests praised the bathrooms
  • 9 min drive to The Museum of Russian Art
  • One of the few hotels in the area with 24-hr room service
  • Guests mentioned “shopping malls” 17 times
  • Guests praised the breakfast
  • Guests praised the fitness center

Feedback From Real Customers

Bull Dogg

This is an excellent hotel locate in one of the most affluent suburbs of Minneapolis The hotel is conveniently located only 15-30 minutes from the airport (depending on traffic), and within walking distance from two malls, one of them being, I think, the first mall in AmericaThe lobby is a bit impersonal but the staff is very friendly and professional

The check-in process was fast and simple, and the information about the hotel was genuine and easy to understand, not the “commercial subtitle style info”The hotel features a restaurant, a great bar, a gym, and a pool And, of course also conference facilitiesI was upgraded and had a fantastic room with views in two directions The room was very clean, and there were helpful amenities I was surprised, however, that the hotel doesn’t have complimentary slippers That is odd for a hotel of this standardThe breakfast is very good, and if you are in a hurry you can get a coffee and a snack from the bar in the morning Also, there is a Starbucks right next door and it opens at 6:30 so you have plenty of optionsWe didn’t have dinner at the hotel so we can’t rate the restaurant, but others said it was quite good However, if you prefer to eat at another restaurant you can just walk across the street to the mall, which features (at least) two very nice restaurantsIf we come back to MSP this will definitely be one of the options


Great location! Located in one of the most opulent suburbs in the Twin Cities!Attentive staff…very friendly and accommodating!Atmosphere is very inviting and the rooms were attractively clean!Great location as well as this property is across the street from both the Southdale Center and the Galleria malls Perfect for eating and shopping!

Michelle Merson

The front desk person by the name of Julius could be the rudest person in hospitality that I have ever met He told me to stay on the club level and explained all the amenities but forgot to mention the club level didn’t have the amenities available on the weekend ( not even coffee) So I asked him later in my stay why he “left out” that important fact and he was unapologetic and rude and called me horrible names even though I was asking a reasonable question

I would be very careful of this man who, in my opinion, has a couple of screws loose to become un hinged the way he did Westin should be ashamed of this employee and hopefully will not expose future guests to him

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