This was my 3rd hotel of the week.
First off, this hotel is hard to get to and get into. Parking is a pain in the rear end, and it requires a bit of a hike to get to the elevators. Found the guys hanging by the door from the parking ramp at night to be a little creepy. (I'm not a small guy either). Nonetheless, parking is free. Be sure to park AT THE VERY TOP OF THE PARKING RAMP -- I mean all the way to the top.
My room had a vintage feel. Not a hip ironic vintage feel. I mean a "god when did they last redo these rooms" vintage feel. There was a completely weird 1971 era mirror hanging on the wall. Seriously, you need to it. However, the room was clean and pleasant and functional. Although the hotel uses Ethostream, which I don't particularly care for, it worked well at this hotel.
What makes this place a gem for me is the fitness center. I stay in a lot of mid-tier road warrior hotels. I've never seen anything like this. State of the art treadmills & elipticals. Plus a 10 machine (or so) weight training circuit. And a nice selection of dumbells. It was a very pleasant and unexpected surprise.
I'll stay here again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to Minneapolis/St. Paul! Enjoy your stay at the closest Crowne Plaza Hotel & Suites to the Mall of America and MSP International Airport! The Crowne Plaza Hotel & Suites MSP Airport / Mall of America is located in the heart of Bloomington, MN and is 15 minutes from downtown Minneapolis or St. Paul the Target Center and Mpls Convention Center. Suites: We offer more than 100 beautifully decorated suites with bedroom and spacious living room. All suites are equipped with two televisions, a refrigerator and microwave, two telephones and well-lit dining and work table. Features: The hotel offers free high-speed wireless Internet in all guest rooms. A fitness room allows you to stay on that fitness plan, or relax while traveling. Everyone enjoys our Junior Olympic sized pool. Meetings: We feature over 14,000 square feet of flexible meeting space. Location: For your convenience, we are located off of I-494 and 34th Avenue at the intersection of E. American Blvd & 34th Avenue with free parking. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn Bloomington
- Bloomington Holiday Inn
- Crowne Plaza MSP Airport - Mall Of America Bloomington/Minneapolis, North America