Hotels Close to the Minneapolis Airport

by Patrick M. Lind

The area around the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport offers a variety of hotels that cater to both tourists and business travelers. The airport's proximity to the Mall of America, less than two miles away, provides visitors with plenty of recreational opportunities within just a few minutes of their hotels. Additionally, many of these properties provide services that make travel easier upon arrival and departure.

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Hilton Minneapolis/St. Paul Airport Mall of America

The Hilton puts guests just off of Interstate 494, less than four miles from the Minneapolis/St. Paul Airport and only one mile away from the Mall of America. This AAA-Three Diamond hotel offers a complimentary shuttle service to the airport, the mall and the nearby light-rail station. Guest rooms feature free remote printing and wireless Internet access. The restaurant and lounge serves seafood, sandwiches and soups along with a variety of domestic and international wines.

Country Inn & Suites By Carlson Bloomington at Mall of America

Guests of the Country Inn & Suites sleep in guest rooms less only four miles from the airport. All rooms have an up-to-date decor and come with large flat-screen televisions with Nintendo Game Paddles. The on-site IHOP and T.G.I. Friday's restaurants provide room service. Guests looking for the in-room relaxation can opt for a Whirlpool Suite. The hotel's two indoor swimming pools provide year-round recreation even at the heart of Minneapolis's extreme winters. Parking is free and the hotel has a free airport shuttle service.

Hyatt Place Minneapolis Airport-South

The Hyatt Place Minneapolis Airport-South offers a special "Mall of America" package that includes a map of the mall, a coupon book good for stores at the mall, an in-room movie and cash credit for the on-site restaurant. The hotel's free shuttle service to the mall and airport makes area travel easier. Other complimentary amenities include wireless Internet, breakfast, parking, use of public computer and printer, and access to the 24-hour fitness center. The on-site bakery serves Starbucks coffee, pastries, beer and wine.

Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Minneapolis Airport Hotel Mall of America Area

The Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites is located within walking distance to the Mall of America. Guests can reach the airport in less than 10 minutes via the free airport shuttle service, which also makes stops at the mall. The hotel's specials include a "Park Stay and Go" package with up to 10 days of free parking and the "Minneapolis Airport Hotel Plan Ahead and Save Package" that saves guests at least 10 percent when booked in advance. Guest rooms have a casual, contemporary feel and come with basic amenities and free Internet.

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About the Author

Patrick M. Lind has been freelance writing since 2007 and has worked as an editor and journalist for ChicagoSporting.com. He received a Master of Arts in history from the University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands and has traveled extensively throughout the United States, Europe, Asia and Middle East.