Hotels That Offer Shuttle to Minneapolis International Airport

by Laura Latzko

Hotels near the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport in St. Paul also sit close to the Mall of America, a water park, historic houses, a Dakota Indian and pioneer life museum, a children’s museum, theaters, a circus performance studio and a zoo. Luxury and budget hotels near the airport, which are representative of area hotels, sit in nearby cities such as Bloomington and Eagan. These hotels feature airport shuttle services, indoor pools, and hot tubs or markets.

Hilton Minneapolis/St. Paul Airport Mall of America

Located about three miles from the airport, the Hilton Minneapolis/St. Paul Airport Mall of America hotel is within a 30-minute drive of Canterbury Park, the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, the Minneapolis Zoo and the State Theatre. Shuttle services travel to and from local businesses, the Mall of America and the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. The hotel offers spacious areas, including a lobby lounge with a waterfall, guest rooms with four-person hot tubs and an executive lounge with views of the Twin Cities skyline. The indoor pool and two hot tubs sit in a glass atrium with umbrella tables, and an on-site fitness center has dumbbells and a weight-lifting bench. A steak and seafood restaurant has daily breakfast buffet with hot foods, and a market sells ice cream, pre-made sandwiches and clothes. Some suites come with luxury bath soaps, balconies with views of the Minnesota River Valley and chairs with ottomans. People in some guest rooms and suites have access to a lounge with a daily hot breakfast and hors d’oeuvres.

Hyatt Place Minneapolis Airport-South

The Hyatt Place Minneapolis Airport-South sits about 3.3 miles from the airport and within a two-mile drive of the Nickelodeon Universe amusement park and the Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge. The hotel features a combination modern and cozy atmosphere, which includes a gallery area with a wrap-around bar and leather couches; a kitchen area with a long wooden bar; a den area with leather arm chairs; and guest rooms with brightly colored wraparound sofas. A 24-hour kitchen serves pizza, spinach and artichoke dip, sandwiches, macaroni and cheese, and peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, and a cafe has Starbucks coffee options, beer and fresh-baked goods. The fitness center is open 24 hours a day, and lobby stations have computers with express check-in and check-out options. Hotel packages come with breakfast for two or credits for the in-house cafe and coupons for Mall of America. Guest rooms and suites have flat-screen TVs, complimentary wireless Internet access and sports packages.

Hampton Inn Minneapolis/Eagan

The Hampton Inn Minneapolis/ Eagan is located about five miles from the airport and within 10 miles of family-friendly attractions, such as the Cascade Bay Waterpark and the Como Park Zoo and Conservatory. A lobby lounge with leather armchairs surrounding a fireplace and a breakfast room with wooden tables add homey touches to the hotel. The hotel provides playpens on request, and guest rooms and suites come with small laptop desks, work desks with office chairs and on-demand video games. Some suites also have hot tubs. A daily breakfast includes hot food items, such as eggs and waffles, and the hotel provides to-go breakfast bags with cold foods on weekdays. An American grill restaurant delivers foods to guest rooms; the fitness center features views of the indoor pool and hot tub area. The hotel’s couples’ package includes flowers, chocolates and champagne.

Best Western Dakota Ridge

The Best Western Dakota Ridge sits about seven miles from the airport and within a 10-mile drive of the Science Museum of Minnesota and Ordway Center for the Performing Arts. A lobby lounge with armchairs and couches centered around a stone structure with a waterfall and a dining area with café-style tables enhance the intimate ambiance of the hotel. A daily breakfast includes hot items such as scrambled eggs and sausage, and the fitness center has weight-lifting machines. Front desk staff provides hygiene products, such as toothpaste, and complimentary cribs on request. An airport shuttle service runs 24 hours a day. Guest rooms and suites come with cable TV with Starz channels, microwaves and refrigerators. Suites also have separate bedroom and living room areas.

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