Located about a 5-minute drive from Minneapolis−Saint Paul International Airport (MSP), just off Interstate 494, the Embassy Suites Minneapolis Airport is suitable for car or air travellers who require a hotel with a free breakfast, easy highway access and a free airport shuttle.
Each of the hotel's air-conditioned suites offers cable TV, a separate bedroom, a living room with a sofabed, a mini-fridge, a microwave, a coffeemaker, a desk, a hair dryer and an iron and ironing board. In-room Wi-Fi is an additional $9.95 per day. Wheelchair-accessible rooms are available upon request and pets are not permitted.
Hotel amenities include an indoor pool, a hot tub, a sauna, a steam room, a fitness centre, meeting/conference space, a business centre, guest laundry, a gift shop, free parking and a free breakfast. On-site dining is available at The Corner Bar (open daily for lunch and dinner) and Woolleys Steakhouse, which serves dinner daily.
A complimentary round-trip airport shuttle, a shuttle to the Mall of America and an evening reception are also offered (please contact the hotel for details).
A light rail stop (which offers transport into downtown Minneapolis) is located across the street from the hotel, while Downtown Minneapolis is about a 20-minute drive away. The Mall of America can be found 5 minutes away by car and The Minnesota Zoo is roughly a 15-minute drive away. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)
Verified with a front desk agent: Wi-Fi $9.95/day, free parking, pets not permitted, wheelchair accessible. (Call Date: September 15, 2013)
The majority of the reviews sourced for this analysis were positive, with much praise going to the hotel's breakfast, staff, location and rooms.
Many guests enjoyed the hotel's breakfast. They described it as delicious, with many hot and cold choices, made-to-order omelettes and a nice seating area. A few guests did mention a lack of seating on the hotel's busier days, however.
The hotel's staff were praised by numerous reviewers, who characterized them as helpful, friendly and professional.
Several lodgers were pleased with the hotel's location. They found it to be close to the airport, the Mall of America, the Hiawatha Light Rail Station, restaurants and highway access.
The hotel's accommodations were also complimented by several patrons. They described their rooms as spacious, clean and well equipped, with comfortable beds and fast Wi-Fi. It should be noted, however, that a few guests had complaints about their lodgings (see below).
While the majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were a few common complaints about the rooms and the pool area.
Although several guests enjoyed their clean and comfortable rooms, a few lodgers had complaints about their accommodations. They reported musty odours, worn decor and furniture, some plumbing issues, highway noise and noisy in-room air conditioners.
A few reviewers were disappointed with the hotel's pool area. They found the pool to be small, and reported crowding and noisy children in the pool area.
Expedia.ca guest reviews rated the hotel 4.3 out of 5 with a 92% recommendation rate from 701 reviews.
guest reviews ranked the hotel #27 of 38 Bloomington hotels with an average rating of 4 out of 5 from 301 reviews.Booking.com
guest reviews rated the hotel 8.7 out of 10 from 34 reviews.The author called the hotel on September 15, 2013 to verify some information.