Where to Stay in Bloomington, Minnesota

The fourth-largest city in Minnesota, Bloomington is located 10 miles south of Minneapolis and makes a perfect base for enjoying the two cities’ top attractions, including the giant Mall of America and the Water Park of America. Whether travelling solo, with your partner/friends, or on a family trip, here’s a breakdown of the best places to stay on your Bloomington getaway.

Minneapolis Sculpture Garden
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Top Convenience at the Hyatt Place Minneapolis Airport-South

The affordable Hyatt Place Minneapolis Airport-South benefits from a central location at the crossroads of the Minneapolis-St Paul International Airport, the Mall of America, and the train station leading to the downtown area. The hotel even offers a free shuttle service, so you can focus on enjoying local attractions such as the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, the Walker Art Center, and The Minneapolis Institute of Arts, as well as the hotel’s long list of amenities including its indoor pool and onsite fitness center.

Pure Comfort at the AmericInn Hotel & Suites Bloomington West

The AmericInn Hotel & Suites Bloomington West is there to make your life easy and take good care of you. Only 10 minutes from the airport and from a plethora of activities including the Nickelodeon Universe theme park, the aquarium, and the zoo, it also provides its own free shuttle within a radius of 5 miles from the hotel. The art of comfort is perfected with Serta Perfect Sleeper beds, room service, free breakfast, and the hotel goes the extra mile with leisure facilities including an indoor heated swimming-pool, a hot tub, a gym, and an onsite Denny’s restaurant. A top pick for families!

Minneapolis Institute of Arts
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Budget- and Pet-friendly La Quinta Inn Minneapolis Airport/Bloomington…

One of Bloomington’s best value hotels, La Quinta Inn Minneapolis Airport/Bloomington packs in a lot of perks at an appealing price. Rooms are equipped with a range of amenities including flat-screen TVs with cable and video game consoles. A copious breakfast, a modern gym, and a 24-hour shuttle service are included, and you can even bring your pets; the hotel allows up to two dogs and cats per room! Within easy access of the area’s key attractions, the hotel is also close to other points of interest such as the Target Center, the Xcel Energy Center, and the Metrodome.

…and La Quinta Inn & Suites Minneapolis Bloomington West

Similarly to its airport cousin, Bloomington’s second La Quinta Inn & Suites is another great deal. Filled with most of the same amenities and services, it also has bright rooms fitted with large windows and features a pool, a sauna, and a hot tub for those looking for relaxation. In addition to the Water Park and the Mall of America, families can enjoy the nearby Normandale Lake Park and the Hyland Ski and Snowboard Area, while business travelers may appreciate the Inn’s proximity to the Minneapolis Convention Center.

Image by Mark Iverson via Trover
Image by Mark Iverson via Trover

Affordable luxury at the Crowne Plaza Bloomington Minneapolis/St Paul Airport/MOA

If you’re after stylish modern design and a touch of luxury, look no further than the Crowne Plaza Bloomington Minneapolis. Ideally located just minutes from the airport and the Mall of America and benefiting from a shuttle service, the hotel stands out for its room amenities and leisure facilities including its Junior Olympic size pool, hot tub, and indoor fitness center.


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Hey, I'm Camille! I quit my life to travel the world in 2013 – and I haven’t stopped since! I have visited 40+ countries as a location-independent travel/lifestyle writer and digital marketer. I like hammocks, scooters, eating, and scaring my mother trying adventure sports! I was chosen as a top travel influencer by Influence.co, and have co-founded Helipad Marketing to help travel & lifestyle brands soar with killer online marketing.

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