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Up scale hotel with suites suggestions near MOA...

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Hello everyone and thank you in advance for your help. We are planning our first trip to MOA this summer and will be taking the train. Can anyone suggest an up scale hotel near the mall that has suites? Also, does anyone know how far the train station is from the mall area? Thank you!

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When you say train, are you referring to Amtrak? If yes, the Amtrak station is in St. Paul and MOA is in the Minneapolis suburb of Bloomington. I'd estimate about 10-15 miles away. You will want to think about transport from the train station to MOA area as there's not much around the train station. A taxi would probably cost you around $30-40.00.

You may also be referring to the Light Rail Train. This is the commuter train from Downtown Minneapolis directly to the Mall. It is about a 30 minute ride and I suppose 5-10 miles.

Hotels upscale near MOA? There is an Embassy Suites nearby. Also consider Hyatt Place or Cambria Suites. Both are, to my knowledge, upscale but more limited service.

The Holiday Inn on Appletree Square states suites and should be newly renovated. I say this the chain is doing major renovations and adopting a new logo. A hotel cannot get the new logo on their building without doing the required upgrades. Conversely, the chain claims all their hotels must either upgrade and get the new logo or not be a Holiday Inn. So, while HI is not traditionally known as an upscale chain, it may be worth checking out. Finally, there is a Radisson Hotel near MOA that I believe has suites (and a waterpark connected to the hotel - which could be either good or bad depending on your viewpoint)

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On the south side of MOA is a Days Inn w/restaurant. And a very nice Carlson Country Inn/Suites. With a pool. A little spendy but there is a TGIF rest. attached, and next door to the east is another restaurant.

We've stayed there 4 times and enjoy it very much.

Try the Rain Forest restaurant in MOA if it is still there. Very nice but noisy.

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3. Re: Up scale hotel with suites suggestions near MOA...

The Airport Marriott and Airport Hilton are both somewhat upscale (catered to business traveler) and both have suites available to book. The Marriott is one big parking lot away from the MOA, but they also that a shuttle.

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