This post was last updated on July 26th, 2016
Are you ready to shop until you drop? Bloomington, Minnesota is home to the Mall of America, the vast shopping destination that boasts more than 400 stores and takes days to explore fully. To save money for your shopping excursions, you’ll want to find a cheap place to stay. Here are the top five hotels in Bloomington with the lowest rates.
Country Inn & Suites by Carlson Bloomington West
The Country Inn & Suites’ great location makes it great both for business travelers and families. Families can spend time together at nearby attractions such as the Minnesota Zoo or Mall of America. Business travelers are only a short way away the MSP International Airport and from the Bloomington Corporate District where many of the city’s businesses are located. While relaxing at the hotel, take advantage of their free, hot breakfast buffet and their reading library. Don’t forget to hit up indoor pool and fitness center.
Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Bloomington/Minneapolis
Rates at this wallet-friendly hotel start at about $55 a night. The hotel’s rooms offer all the basics you need for a comfortable stay, including microwaves and refrigerators. There’s also an on-site fitness center, but chances are you’ll get plenty of exercise walking to and in the mall, which is only about a mile away. Guests here also enjoy high-speed Internet access and free shuttle trips to the nearby airport.
Northwood Inn & Suites
Just a few steps down the road from Microtel Inn & Suites is the comparably affordable Northwood Inn & Suites. Rates here start at about $60 a night. Before you head out to explore the attractions of the Twin Cities area, you can fuel up on the complimentary breakfast at the hotel. The indoor pool provides a convenient place to unwind even during cold Minnesota winters.
La Quinta Inn Bloomington–Minneapolis
This cozy lodge is only two miles from the Mall of America. It’s a bargain any time, especially if you score its lowest rate, which is about $72 a night. The inn offers convenient extras, including complimentary shuttle service to the airport, the mall, and the light rail station. A business center and high-speed Internet are indispensable tools for hard-working travelers. This La Quinta is also pet friendly so you can bring your four-legged friends along for your Bloomington adventure.
Days Inn Bloomington West
Starting at about $75 a night, you can crash at the affordable Days Inn Bloomington West. It’s almost 10 miles from the airport, but that doesn’t stop it from offering complimentary shuttle service. You can start your days here with free breakfast while you flip through a local newspaper.
If you plan on an extended stay in Bloomington, this hotel offers extra value because of its laundry/dry cleaning service and pet friendly rooms. There’s also high-speed Internet access and a business center so you can keep up with work while you’re on the road.
Super 8 Bloomington Airport
Thrifty travelers will appreciate this cozy hotel, which is only about a mile and a half from the mall and five miles from the airport. The Super 8 Bloomington Airport Hotel offers amenities that you might not normally expect from a centrally located hotel that has rates starting at $76 a night. Here, you can enjoy free shuttle service, complimentary breakfasts, a business center, and a fitness center. To unwind in the evenings, you can relax in the sauna or whirlpool.
Bloomington welcomes you! If you want to hunt for bargains at the mall, get close to wildlife at the Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge, or experience thrills at Nickelodeon Universe, you can save money on your trip by booking an affordable hotel.
Author bio: Joy Nelson is a freelance writer in the Seattle, WA area who loves to get out and explore the gorgeous Pacific Northwest. In her spare time, she studies Mandarin Chinese in preparation for one day going to take in the wonders of the Middle Kingdom.