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Where to Stay While Visiting Minneapolis

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Written by Carl Hedinger

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Where to Stay While Visiting Minneapolis

Minneapolis is a wonderful choice for travelers looking to explore America’s north. You have to find a place to stay that works for you and that’s what this guide is going to help explain, with three choices in the metro area and two away from it. Here’s where to stay while visiting Minneapolis, from the airport to Lake Superior!

Metro Inn Motel

Fly to Minneapolis and choose one of nearby Metro Inn Motel’s big, comfortable rooms for a cozy and quiet stay that’s not far from the action. It’s a short drive from downtown Minneapolis and the Mall of America but close to quiet natural spaces like Wood Lake Nature Center. There are 35 rooms at Metro Inn Motel and with prices starting at $70, hurry if you want to take advantage of this deal by the airport.

Aloft Minneapolis

Stay at Aloft Minneapolis and you’ll find a hotel with modern, unique designs that will really make you wonder about the $101 starting price. This hotel’s 155 rooms are very close to the Mill City Museum and the Mississippi River. Business and long-term visitors will enjoy the spacious meeting rooms, dry cleaning and laundry service that are available. The kid and parents will appreciate the various children’s activities that guests can enjoy.

Double Tree by Hilton Hotel Minneapolis North

Formerly known as the Minneapolis Boulevard Hotel, Double Tree by Hilton Hotel Minneapolis North is a great option in the Brooklyn Center suburb. With prices starting at $89 for its 174 rooms, this hotel is a steal for visitors to the area. It’s a short drive from the river and Surly Brewing Co. Feeling a night in? Well that’s not a problem either because Double Tree offers a restaurant, bar, pool and hot tub to name a few of many things to do.

Prime Rate Inn

Prime Rate Inn is an excellent choice for guests in search of Valley Fair Amusement Park and Buck Hill. There are 97 rooms on site but they start at $57, which means you probably should’ve booked before reading this. A few rooms might still be left, but you’d better get a head start on Prime Rate Inn’s cozy and comfortable rooms. I don’t want to say much more but there’s a pool and tennis court for guests as well.

The Bluefin Bay Family Of Resorts

Head to Tofte on Lake Superior and its truly wonderful Bluefin Bay Family of Resorts. Starting at $165, it’s right on top of the water and inviting enough to keep visitors around the hotel. Guests can enjoy the pool, hot tub, restaurant and tennis courts among the huge list of amenities available. The resort’s 133 rooms are friendly to pets, families and everyone else who comes knocking on their doors looking for a great place to stay.

Are you ready to book a flight to Minneapolis now, or will you drive into the city? Either way, you now have a great list of hotels to choose from and plenty of things to do, don’t you think? Enjoy your stay in Minneapolis and let us know what stood out as the best!

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About the author

Carl Hedinger

I'm a writer and recovering American expat who shares my family's travels through life. Follow our adventures here and on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.