Located about a 3-minute drive from the nearest Interstate 494 on-ramp and an 8-minute drive from Bloomington's city centre, this Days Inn is popular with road travellers who require an economical hotel with a free breakfast, easy highway access and a free airport shuttle.
Each of the hotel's air-conditioned guest rooms comes with free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a coffeemaker, a microwave, a mini-fridge, an in-room safe, a desk and a hair dryer. Wheelchair-accessible rooms are available upon request and pets are permitted for an additional $10 per pet, per night.
The hotel also offers an indoor heated pool, a business centre, vending machines, free parking and a free breakfast. A free 24-hour airport shuttle and shuttle to the Mall of America is also available (please contact the hotel for details).
The Mall of America is roughly a 12-minute drive from the hotel, while Rasmusseen College - Bloomington Campus is a 1-minute drive away. The Minnesota Zoo is about 20 minutes away by car and Minneapolis−Saint Paul International Airport (MSP) is a 13-minute drive away. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)
Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, pets permitted for $10/pet/night, wheelchair accessible. (Call Date: September 17, 2013)
The majority of the reviews sourced for this analysis were positive, with much praise going to the hotel's staff, value, breakfast and rooms.
The hotel's staff were the source of many compliments by patrons, who found them helpful, efficient and friendly.
Numerous reviewers praised the hotel's value, and described the rates as reasonable, cheap and exceptional. The free breakfast was also mentioned as increasing the hotel's value.
The hotel's free breakfast was enjoyed by several guests, who described it as well stocked, with a great variety and clean eating area. One traveller remarked, "The complimentary breakfast featured a different hot dish every day along with fresh fruit, waffles, yogurt, juice, bagels and muffins. I didn't ever see the food run out".
Several lodgers were pleased with their accommodations at the hotel. They found their rooms to be clean, quiet, spacious, updated and well equipped, with good Wi-Fi and comfortable beds. It should be noted, however, that some guests had complaints about their lodgings (see below).
While the majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were a few complaints about the rooms.
Although several guests were pleased with their clean and quiet rooms, a few reviewers were disappointed with their lodgings. They reported uncomfortable beds, worn bathrooms in need of renovations, musty smells and some plumbing issues.
Expedia.ca guest reviews rated the hotel 3.6 out of 5 with an 82% recommendation rate from 697 reviews.
TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #33 of 38 Bloomington hotels with an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 from 209 reviews.
Booking.com guest reviews rated the hotel 7.2 out of 10 from 71 reviews
The author called the hotel on September 17, 2013 to verify some information.