Located about an 11-minute drive from Minneapolis−Saint Paul International Airport (MSP)
and a 3-minute drive from the nearest Interstate 494 on-ramp, the Embassy Suites Bloomington is suitable for car or air travellers who prefer an all-suite hotel with a free airport shuttle, a free breakfast and easy highway access.
Each of the hotel's air-conditioned suites offers cable TV, a coffeemaker, a mini-fridge, a microwave, a desk, a living room with a sofabed, a hair dryer and an iron and ironing board. Smoking and non-smoking rooms are available and the hotel is wheelchair accessible. In-room Wi-Fi is an additional $5.50 per day.
Hotel amenities include an indoor pool, fitness facilities, meeting/banquet space, a business centre, a coffee shop, a gift shop, guest laundry, free parking and a free made-to-order breakfast. Chez Daniel Bistro serves dinner daily, and Cork's Pub II is open daily for lunch and dinner.
A free evening reception is also offered, as is a free area and airport shuttle (please contact the hotel for details). Pets are not permitted.
28 Av S & 82 St - LRT Station can be found about 9 minutes away by car, while Mall of America is an 8-minute drive away. Bloomington's city centre is roughly a 6-minute drive from the hotel and Best Buy Corporate Headquarters is a 3-minute drive away. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)
Verified with a front desk agent: Wi-Fi $5.50/day, free parking, pets not permitted, wheelchair accessible. (Call Date: October 30, 2013)
The majority of the reviews sourced for this analysis were positive, with praise going to the hotel's location, staff, rooms and breakfast.
Numerous guests praised the hotel's location. They found it close to the airport, highway access, the Mall of America, restaurants, Kmart, a grocery store and shopping.
The hotel's staff were the source of many compliments by patrons. They were characterized as friendly, knowledgeable, efficient and accommodating.
Several reviewers were pleased with their accommodations at the hotel. They described their rooms as clean, spacious, well equipped and quiet, with comfortable beds and pillows. A few guests did have complaints about their lodgings, however (see below).
The hotel's breakfast was enjoyed by several travellers. They found it to be delicious, tasty and fantastic, with a good selection of hot and cold items.
While the majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were a few complaints about the rooms and the Wi-Fi.
Although the majority of guests were pleased with their spacious and well-equipped lodgings, a few lodgers had complaints about their accommodations. They reported dated decor, some cleaning issues, noise transfer in rooms facing the atrium and cigarette odours in non-smoking rooms.
A few reviewers criticized the hotel's added Wi-Fi fee. They felt this should have been included in the room rates.
Expedia.ca guest reviews rated the hotel 4.4 out of 5 with a 95% recommendation rate from 337 reviews.
TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #5 of 38 Bloomington hotels with an average rating of 4 out of 5 from 245 reviews.
Booking.com guest reviews rated the hotel 7.9 out of 10 from 9 reviews.
The author called the hotel on October 30, 2013 to verify some information.