Got stuck here unexpectedly when our flight landed too late to make a connection. Although the hotel is very close to the airport, the shuttle only runs every 30 minutes, so if you miss it you are out of luck. On the way to the hotel we sat on the shuttle for 10 minutes waiting for a flight crew that didn't show up. This was at 11:30 p.m. when I just wanted to get to my hotel and get some sleep.
When we got to the hotel even though I was the first one to the desk (no baggage, thanks to Delta), the front desk person walked away from me as soon as the flight crews walked in, and I stood there like an idiot until someone else finally came out to help.
My coworker was nice enough to order a salad for me from the restaurant before it closed, but it wasn't that great. I was happy to have something to eat, because there was nothing in the bar but drinks. Decent beer on tap though, and that hit the spot.
The room was fine, clearly remodeled recently, although the bathroom still felt a little dated. The bed was comfortable. The air conditioning unit was noisy though, so I didn't get a very good night's sleep.
In the morning I grabbed a so-so latte from the coffee bar, and a pre-made breakfast sandwich (not terrible), and jumped back on the shuttle. It could have been a worse experience. You could have a better experience. Just don't expect much from the shuttle.
- 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