Motels Near the Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport

by Matthew Knight

Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport is located in Fort Snelling, eight miles south of the Minneapolis and St. Paul downtown areas. The airport is one of the largest Delta Airline hubs within the U.S. and home to the Joint Air Reserve Station, which houses the Air Force Reserves and Air National Guard. Visitors will find a few motels and hotels with comparable room rates in the area that offer convenient access to the airport and other attractions, including the Mall of America and Fort Snelling State Park.

Motel 6 Airport

Located a block from Interstate 494, Motel 6 allows convenient access to the Minneapolis airport entrance, just minutes to the east. A half-mile to the south guests will find the Mall of America, with more than 500 retail stores, an indoor amusement park and entertainment area. Motel 6 guest rooms include a work desk, and wireless Internet is available for a small daily fee. Pets are welcomed free, and the area has several eateries, including the Split Rock Grille, Outback Steakhouse and Bubba Gump Shrimp Company.

Fairfield Inn Minneapolis Bloomington/Mall of America

Fairfield Inn, located across the street from the Mall of America, provides a 24-hour shuttle to the Minneapolis International Airport and the surrounding area. This moderately priced hotel offers guest rooms with pillow-top mattresses, work desks and complimentary breakfast. Guests have access to an indoor pool and spacious fitness facility along with an on-site convenience store. Within walking distance of the hotel guests will find an IKEA and a variety of eateries within the mall, including the Rainforest Cafe and Famous Dave's Barbecue.

Super 8 Motel Bloomington

Super 8, located in Bloomington, offers a free shuttle to the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, which is less then five miles away. Wood Lake Nature Center, a half mile to the north, features self-guided nature hikes around several small lakes. Continental breakfast is included in the room rate, and an in-room whirlpool is in select units. Guests have access to a heated indoor pool, hot tub and business center.

Holiday Inn Express Minneapolis Airport-Mall Area

Holiday Inn Express offers park-and-fly packages with free shuttle service to Minneapolis International Airport, the light rail station and Mall of America. Accommodations include standard rooms with flat-screen TV and suites with a separate living area with sleeper sofa. Guests receive complimentary breakfast and have access to a large indoor pool, gift shop and fitness center. Guests have a few dining options within walking distance of the hotel, including La Pasta and Outback Steakhouse.

About the Author

Based in Southwestern Michigan, Matthew Knight has been writing outdoor and technology articles since 2008. His articles appear on various websites. He holds a bachelor's degree in computer information systems from Western Michigan University.