The US is defined by its malls, and the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota, is surely the queen of them all – attracting 40m visitors every year from all over the world. It has more than 520 stores, 50 restaurants and more attractions than some theme parks. You can shop and then drop into one of our fine accommodation selections – bookable on Culture Trip.
Radisson Blu Mall of America
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This appealing contemporary hotel is set right inside the mall and is only a six-minute walk from the Sea Life aquarium and an 11-minute walk from Nickelodeon Universe. Take a shuttle straight to and from the airport, and after a busy day’s shopping, relax in the indoor saltwater pool or re-energize with a workout in the gym. The rooms are chic and functional, complete with a pop of color and luxurious rain showers.
Among all the bustle and bluster, a relaxing, ecofriendly hotel may just be what the doctor ordered. Replenish your tired body in modern hotel rooms – decorated with calming earth tones – and enjoy soft bedding, plush bathrobes and complimentary wifi. There are also evening social events, along with an indoor saltwater pool, a gym, a 24/7 grocery store, a patio with firepits and barbecues, and an excellent breakfast buffet; secure parking is also available.
Functional, high-spec, low-key rooms provide a great place to relax after a busy day roaming the Galleria – connected to this hotel. Amenities include a contemporary seafood restaurant, an indoor saltwater pool, a well-equipped gym and breakfast (at an additional cost) – served in a space that becomes a very friendly bar in the evening. The Westin prides itself on its customer service, which doesn’t disappoint.
This hotel is a refreshingly unique offering – set in a 1909 former convent. It’s an 11-minute walk from the Minnesota State Capitol, which dates from 1905, and steps from the nearest tram stop. The wonderful accommodation is faithful to the architecture, with appealing smatterings of modern-chic, luxurious furnishings, rich color palettes and beautifully appointed bathrooms – with a tasteful hint of Victoriana. Full breakfast is complimentary, as is a local shuttle.
With a feel reminiscent of a Hoxton or Soho House, the cutting-edge design and warm welcome in this converted warehouse dating from 1897 is second to none. With custom furnishings, local art and original timber or brickwork, the eclectic rooms have free wifi and flat-screen TVs – plus glorious rainfall showers. With exceptional service, regionally inspired dining and unique and luxurious rooms, the Hewing Hotel is a stunner of a local experience that will make you feel right at home.
Set in a historic 1920s tower about a 10-minute walk from the Target Center, this reliably bougie hotel is just 1mi (1.6km) away from the Minneapolis Institute of Art and a five-minute walk from the Dakota Jazz Club. The gorgeous, modernized rooms blend moody art deco touches with urban chicness and all the facilities you’d expect from this luxury brand. There’s a classy steakhouse, a lobby bar and a chic 27th-floor bar with panoramic city views.
A bit of rich Minneapolis history lives here; built in 1908, the Chambers is opposite the Orpheum Theatre, where Prince had his hometown debut. This is luxury accommodation at its finest, with neon-lit vistas and an attractive rooftop bar overlooking the downtown skyscrapers. Each well-appointed room comes with luxury furnishings, a Nespresso coffee machine, plush bathrobes, a walk-in rain shower and even a white-noise machine.
The Saint Paul Hotel has hosted some of America’s most historical figures, including President John F Kennedy and Charles Lindbergh. Plush, old-world rooms feature antiques, free wifi, coffee makers and flat-screen TVs. Many rooms also have park views and four-poster beds. The Ordway suite includes a living room, a dining table and a wet bar – if you want to feel particularly presidential. Revel in this award-winning luxury before you continue your shopping endeavors.