The Twin Cities had a record number of visitors last year, with more than 33 million people  accounting for over $7.8 billion in visitor spending. If you will be one of the many passing through Minneapolis-St. Paul in the near future, and are traveling via MSP airport, eliminate the stress of travel by staying in a nearby hotel. There are plenty near MSP to choose from.

Hampton Inn Minneapolis, Bloomington West 

The brand new Bloomington hotel is just eight miles from MSP airport and six miles from the Mall of America. It offers a convenient free shuttle to the mall, airport, and nearby sites. The rooms are bright and spacious, and each includes free Wifi, a microwave, a mini-fridge, and a coffee maker for those early mornings. For the exercise enthusiast there is a 24-hour fitness room, a swimming pool, and a whirlpool to help you relax. The hotel also offers a free hot breakfast buffet. If you are in a hurry, you can grab a Hampton’s on the Run Breakfast Bag, available Monday through Friday.

Hilton Garden Inn, Bloomington and Eagan 

The Hilton Garden Inns are newly renovated, and the updated rooms offer Wifi, a large television, and a work area for tying up last minute loose ends. The rooms also have a coffee maker, microwave, and refrigerator. These hotels boast of an indoor swimming pool, whirlpool, and fitness center, but for the shy there is the option to request a Stay Fit Kit from the front desk and work out in your room. After a perfect night’s rest on your Serta Perfect Sleeper mattress, you can order breakfast at The Garden Grille and Bar.

The Hilton Garden Inn in Bloomington is centrally located: the Mall of America is five miles away, and it is only half a mile from the Normandale Lake Park. 

For traveler’s convenience, the both hotel offers a complimentary scheduled shuttle to both MSP airport and the Mall of America. 

Staybridge Suites, Bloomington and Eagan 

If you’re planning a family visit or a group weekend away, Staybridge Suites is the place for you! Whether you choose the location in Bloomington or Eagan, both hotels offer a large indoor pool, whirlpool, and games. Even better is that all suites offer full kitchens, Wifi, and plenty of space for the whole family. Larger groups enjoy the benefits of apartment-style living, while still benefiting from the amenities of a hotel. Wake up to a free hot breakfast at the buffet, or grab some food and head back to your room. 

Both hotels offer a complimentary shuttle service to and from the Mall of America and MSP airport. 

AC Minneapolis West End 

Want to get outside the crowded Twin Cities? AC Minneapolis West End is only 20 minutes away from the airport. Stay nearby US Bank Stadium, Target Field, and University of Minnesota. Stay in top shape in our 24-hour fitness center, equipped with free weights and cardio equipment. Our AC Lounge and AC Kitchen offer extensive breakfast and dinner options. After a long day, sip on a custom cocktail while viewing the Minneapolis skyline from our rooftop bar REVEAL

Whether you are just visiting the area, or live in town, catching a flight is stressful enough without the worry of fighting traffic and finding parking. Stay in one of these premier hotels near the airport, and you can save your energy for enjoying your trip!