hotels with a view in Monticello, MN

1. Ann Lake Campground

About this hotel

Prairie’s Edge Wildlife Dr, Big Lake, MN 55309(763) 878-2325

Things You Need to Know

  • 15 min walk to the Sand Dunes State Forest
  • The hotel has Wi-Fi

Feedback From Real Customers


Only drove through on a Sunday drive Drove through the campgrounds They seem to be a little private from one another but the trees are not trimmed for tall campers

My 125 tall 5th wheel would not fit down the road or in the shallow camping sites Walked down to the beach Many people were swimming It was sandy and about 50 yards wide The beach is not handicap accessible The CG and beach can only be accessed from about a 1 mile or so gravel road

2. Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Elk River, MN (2-star hotel)

About this hotel

Set 3 miles from Elk River Station, this low-key hotel is 1 mile from the Elk River Ice Arena and 4 miles from Oliver Kelly Farm.Unassuming rooms offer free Wi-Fi, cable TV and coffeemakers, plus sitting areas with armchairs. Upgraded quarters add whirlpool tubs, while 1-bedroom suites include microwaves, minifridges, and separate living rooms with pull-out sofas. Kids age 18 and under stay free with an adult.A free breakfast buffet is served in a casual dining room. There’s a fitness room, and an indoor pool with a hot tub. There’s also a business center and meeting rooms.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the beds
  • 5 min drive to Hillside City Park
  • Guests liked the friendly service
  • Guests praised the restaurant
  • Guests liked the hot tub, mentioned 17 times in reviews
  • Guests praised the indoor pool

Feedback From Real Customers

Emily Kinny

I was told when I booked a block of rooms that I wouldn’t have to give a guess of estimated room rentals We were told that it would be “first come first serve” I was very disappointed to learn that my block was capped at 15 rooms

I was expecting many out of town guests of my 250 wedding guests I had to reach out to other hotels in a different area to accommodate more guests and therefore increase shuttle services Knowing my block was capped at 15 rooms would have been helpful to know at the time of booking so I could plan accordingly My room also smelled like smoke It was in the pillows and bed… gross

Matthew Zeimer

TLDR if you don’t HAVE to stay in Elk River, stay somewhere elseWe made it through the night but this is the second worst hotel I’ve stayed at I’m not a neat freak but the room was obviously dirty, without really looking, hairs on the walls and shower curtain, gunk and dirt on the desk chair, the bed was awful, and there was a lot of room noise through the wall

It was also generally a very dingey place, particularly for the price Finally, we went for breakfast and it looked really minimal and mediocre, the only thing we wanted was a glass of water because the room sink was kind of gross, and the water in the juice machine was broken, no bottled water available Unreal

Kerry Ruyak

We came down for a funeral and usually stay in Maple Grove but it was booked up due to a sports tournament so we opted to go North to Elk River, have had good luck with Country Inn and Suites in the past We were happy they gave us a “funeral rate” which was still WAY TOO MUCH for the room we received We reserverd the family suite

When we got there the room was too warm, air conditioner unit was in the back bedroom and would only go as low as 68 which didn’t ever get cool enough The air in the bedroom was ok, but it didn’t reach the rest of the living room where the bunk beds were There was a ceiling fan that whacks kids heads on the bunk bed so we couldn’t use it, would get hit while climbing ladder too There was a fan on the wall between the bedroom and living room but it didn’t work and there was no switch for it Could hardly sleep due to hot, stuffy air TV didn’t work AT ALL, cable was unplugged (so this was an issue with previous guest), worked on it for about 45 minutes trying to trouble shoot it myself, front desk just said, “sorry about that, we don’t have maintainance here” No replacement TV The bathroom was outdated and the sink and tub hardly drained so water filled up in both Sink water blasted out so hard it splattered all over and there was no bathroom fan Went to pool, no towels-we had to ask and they did bring a small pile of towels, but no basket or shelf for them even, they put them on a chair and walked away Needless to say, we will not be staying here again and will not ever stay at another Country Inn and Suites due to this experience In the morning while checking out the gal at the desk asked me how my stay was and I told her all of that and she just said, oh, I’m sorry to hear that Didn’t offer a discount or a credit towards another stay, nothing When we are on a getaway we like to watch tv late and was shocked they didn’t have a spare ALSO, when I told the girl about the fan not working in between rooms she didn’t even know what I was talking about, said she had never been in the family suites before so wasn’t familiar with that I DO NOT recommend staying here Go to Maple Grove or Plymouth, anywhere but here

3. Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Albertville, MN (2-star hotel)

About this hotel

Across from a shopping center beside School Lake, this informal hotel is a mile from I-94, 3 miles from the Cedar Creek Golf Course and 9 miles from Beebe Lake Regional Park.Relaxed rooms offer free Wi-Fi and flat-screens, as well as minifridges, microwaves and coffeemakers. Suites add sitting areas and pull-out couches; some feature whirlpool tubs. Kids age 18 and under stay at no cost with an adult.Parking and hot breakfast are free. Other amenities include an indoor pool, a kids’ splash pool and a hot tub, plus an exercise room, a business center and a coin-operated laundry. There’s also a homey lounge with a fireplace and a library.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the clean rooms, which have microwaves
  • Guests praised the beds
  • Guests praised the bathrooms
  • 10 min drive to Otsego Prairie Park & Splash Pad
  • Guests praised the friendly service
  • Guests praised the restaurant
  • Guests praised the breakfast
  • Guests praised the indoor pool and the hot tub

Feedback From Real Customers

Darlene Buttazoni

Great place to stay Clean with a spacious interior and beds are very comfortableGreat customer service

Very impressed and love staying there

4. Hampton Inn & Suites Rogers (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

Located 7.6 miles from the Albertville Premium Outlets, this modern hotel is also 8 miles from Elm Creek Park.Flat-screen TVs with HD channels, minifridges, microwaves, coffeemakers and both full and lap desks (for working on the bed) are offered in each room, as well as free Wi-Fi and custom-designed beds. Suites add kitchenettes and sofabeds.Free perks consist of parking, hot breakfast, and weekday breakfast bags to go. There’s an indoor pool, a whirlpool and an exercise room, in addition to a business center and a meeting room.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the clean rooms, which have minibars
  • The rooms have microwaves and TVs
  • Guests praised the bathrooms
  • 11 min drive to Wild Woods Water Park
  • Guests praised the friendly service
  • Guests praised the indoor pool

Feedback From Real Customers

Yea Davis

This hotel was nice and clean throughout That goes for the room we stayed in friendly staff

Breakfast was good and had plenty to choose from Pool area was clean and spacious The public restroom in the lobby was nice and clean also The reason I didn’t rate it a five star was because we were not impressed by how beat up our room door looked It may not sound like a big deal but first impression is everything and it just made the hotel look a little tacky Overall it was a good experience

Brenda Wahl

We stayed at The Hampton in Roger, MN and Robert is an amazing asset to this company! He went above and beyond from getting us a room with a great rate to bringing towels within minutes of requesting them! Always smiling and accommodating! He is a valuable employee for your establishment! All because of him, we will stay here again and again when we visit MN!

Meghan M Orgeman

If there were zero stars, that would be more appropriate In March, we reserved 10 rooms for our state meet in June We confirmed the week prior with our group reservation sales rep and moved the reservation to our athletic director’s card

When we arrived, they didn’t have rooms for us Every hotel was booked that weekend and our kids, who worked extremely hard to qualify for the state meet, had to wait for hours until we finally found a hotel in Plymouth (The Crown Plaza was AMAZING, btw!) The management did not help us find a place after they lost our reservation and we never got an explanation for what happened We were in a terrible situation and didn’t feel like the hotel helped us find a solution, nor did they offer us anything for their mistake Our kids deserved so much better than that!

5. Holiday Inn Express & Suites Rogers (2-star hotel)

About this hotel

This standard hotel off I-94 is a 26-minute drive from Minneapolis and an 8-mile drive from Elm Creek Park.The modern rooms come with flat-screen TVs and desks, plus premium cable channels, coffeemakers and minifridges. Kids 19 and under stay free with an adult and there’s free WiFi in every room, as well as a choice of hard and soft pillows. Suites add separate living spaces with sofa beds and kitchenettes.Amenities include a free breakfast bar, an indoor pool, a playground and fitness center, as well as event facilities and free parking.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the rooms, which have TVs
  • The rooms have microwaves
  • 11 min drive to Wild Woods Water Park
  • Guests praised the restaurant
  • Guests mentioned hot tubs 19 times
  • Guests praised the hotel
  • The fitness center has treadmills and elliptical machines
  • Guests liked the indoor pool

Feedback From Real Customers

John Nichols

We are staying here now and in the beginning the rooms are nice, bed was comfortable and the pool was good BUT if you are the last room on the second floor by the pool don’t expect to sleep It sounds like a heard of elephants non stop I mean non stop! I don’t know if the stairs are directly above it but it’s ridiculous

I don’t see any sleep in my future We have two young kids and it was so hard to get them asleep We have our sound machine blasting and still doesn’t even come close to covering it up If we didn’t have the kids we would have left (it’s that bad) Also the thermostat in the room doesn’t work at all and it’s pretty hot We never get away and I’m disappointed in the experience


Conveniently located Clean rooms, clean hotel in general Breakfast was our favorite though

My 3 year old has never had so many options at hand to choose from so she was in heaven Also she wanted me to add “clean floors” to my review The staff was also super friendly So between myself & my toddler, we approve 😊The only con we had was that there were a bunch of drunk guys outside of our window last night We stayed here on a Wednesday night Not the hotels fault at all though

Rik Blak

Comfortable 3 rating for the room was for the heating/cooling unit Was not responsive and even though it wasn’t excessively warm it took hours to cool the room enough to get to sleep

Overall an ok place to stay It’s on me for not requesting a new room

6. Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Buffalo, MN (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

Set in a commercial area along Highway 55, this unassuming hotel is a mile from the shores of Buffalo Lake, and 2 miles from Buffalo Civic Center.Relaxed rooms offer complimentary Wi-Fi, and flat-screen TVs with premium cable channels, as well as coffeemakers, microwaves and minifridges. Suites add pull-out sofas; some have in-room whirlpool tubs and/or separate living rooms. Kids age 18 and under stay free when sharing with adults.Freebies include parking, 24-hour coffee and cookies in the lobby, and a hot breakfast buffet served in a casual dining room. There’s also a heated indoor pool and a hot tub, plus a guest laundry.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the rooms
  • 5 min drive to Sturges Park
  • Guests praised the service
  • Guests mentioned beds 13 times
  • Guests praised the breakfast
  • Guests praised the indoor pool

Feedback From Real Customers

Connor Nikolai Baker

Our Summer home away from home We call this home base for a nearby family reunion every year and love the comfortable, clean facilities and family friendly vibe The staff are incredibly helpful and friendly and they stick around year after year, you can tell they like what they do and strive to provide the best possible experience for you

In true midwestern spirit there’s always people hanging out and talking in the front lounge and lobby kitchen areas so feel free to amass the troops there before you head out for the day, chances are you’ll end up in a conversation with someone you’ve never met before which tends to be a fun experienceThe rooms are maintained at a very high level of order and cleanliness and we’ve always felt safe leaving our bags during the day The pool facility is always clean and they offer a work out room which I confess I have never used A work center is available to guests with a computer and printing capabilities, and wifi and televisions are provided with each roomThis is an overall great place to stay during your trip and is always our recommendation to family who are attending the reunion for the first time I’d give more than five stars if I could

7. River Terrace Park

About this hotel

1335 River St, Monticello, MN 55362(763) 295-2264

Things You Need to Know

  • The rooms have kitchenettes
  • 3 min drive to Montissippi Regional Park
  • Guests praised the service

Feedback From Real Customers

Danni Roan

We had two very restful nights here right along the river The camp management was very accommodating and friendly It is well maintained and easy to get into

Many campers are here long term and the environment felt safe and welcoming I love the patriot feel of this camp that is nestled at the back of a trailer park It was cold and wet when we stayed but would be beautiful in good weather Highly recommend it for the serious traveler

Randy Mundle

It’s a hidden jewelIf you are looking for a piece of heaven without driving far River Terrace Park is it!Peaceful , all campers were respectful and quite after dark The owners are real stand up Americans Worth every penny!

Brent Bolin

Great RV park Kinda starting to see signs of neglect UPDATE

the water at this park is horrible It’s very hard and smells awful I had to change my filters out once a weektaking a shower was like a slime shower First night on the road heading back to Texas and took a good shower and felt clean Someone needs to do a water test Gary is the owner he is a nice man but needs to install a water filter system Be prepared if you go to this park get you a DI water system Not just a filter

8. Wyndham Garden Otsego-Minneapolis (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

Next to Route 101, this modern hotel is an 11-minute drive from the Ellingson Car Museum and 30 miles’ drive north of Minneapolis.Straightforward rooms come with flat-screen TVs and desks, plus minifridges, microwaves and premium cable channels. Kids 19 and under stay free with an adult, plus there’s free WiFi in every room, as well as a choice of hard and soft pillows. Suites add separate living spaces with pull-out sofas and whirlpool tubs.The facility also offers a restaurant serving American fare (where kids 12 and under eat free) and an indoor water park with slides and a lazy river (seasonal opening hours apply), plus free parking.

Things You Need to Know

  • 4 min walk to Wild Woods Water Park
  • Some guests complained about the bathrooms
  • Guests liked the service
  • Guests mentioned “Lazy river” 18 times
  • Guests mentioned water parks 286 times
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a bar

Feedback From Real Customers

Jen Hiltz

I’ve been to this hotel many times just to use the water park but this time decided to stay the night The room was immaculate, not a spot of dust or dirt to be found Staff were super friendly and helpful ( can’t say the same for the children that work the water park area ) but the staff who clean and worked the hotel were amazing

The water park is fun for all ages but do not expect the youngsters that work it to help or give guidance in any way

Jesse A

I’ve been going to this waterpark for years I get that the pandemic has hampered hiring, but it’s pathetic that they can’t do a load of towels in 6 hours Why not issue one towel to each guest as they enter and make their wristband? Rules are super lax unless you accidentally take a tube out of the lazy river

Chemicals are through the roof in the hottub Most likely due to the large number of kids allowed in by disrespectful parents and lack of staff Apparently you’re allowed to bring in giant tumblers of “mommy’s water” to avoid buying really reasonable drinks at the awesome concession stand I used to go once a year for the kids birthday parties but will avoid for the foreseeable future

Haven Otten

It had clean rooms, but the thing that really got me was that the walls were so thin You could hear when anybody walked in the halls, and I could hear the people from the room next to us Also in the pool area, it was super hard to get a floaty especially the singular ones

So I was unable to go down the certain slide that required a similar floaty I wish I could have had a double floaty to go down it But overall it was fun will do again!

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