Are you planning a trip to the home of the Gophers? “The U” can be found just east of downtown Minneapolis, on either side of the Mississippi River. From this central location you can rapidly get to downtown Minneapolis, downtown St. Paul and Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP). As it’s so close to so much, there are plenty of hotel options for you to choose from.  So whether you’re touring the campus, attending a conference at the university, or back in town for a football game, you can find convenient, affordable lodging options just minutes away. Here are our picks for your upcoming trip to The U:

Home2 Suites, Roseville

From your Roseville digs, you’ll easily be able to reach downtown Minneapolis, St. Paul, the Mall of America, and MSP. Roseville is also very close to some local attractions such as Como Park and the Bell Museum. This hotel is a fun option for groups. Enjoy the convenient amenities of suite living, including a full kitchen and flexible sleeping options, before driving or cabbing to campus. The hot buffet each morning will keep your entire party feeling satiated, and in the evenings, check out iconic Grumpy’s or inventive Pizza Luce for some delicious bites.

Hampton Inn, Roseville

Here’s another great option that includes complimentary breakfast each day. Every room comes equipped with a mini-fridge, microwave, and coffee maker for your convenience, and you’re in a great location with a metro transit center and taxi queue only steps away. The fitness center is open 24 hours a day, as is the business center, and an indoor pool and whirlpool are a great way to unwind. After your trip to campus, explore the diverse and delicious restaurants in Dinkytown, or catch a show or visit a museum at one of the nearby cultural institutions. The Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum and Varsity Theater are both close.  

Holiday Inn Express, Roseville - St. Paul

This hotel is a short hop on the highway from downtown Minneapolis and St. Paul, allowing you to get just about anywhere in the Twin Cities in a flash. A free breakfast complete with various hot and cold options will start your day off, and a complimentary weekday shuttle will take you where you need to go. Several major local businesses are located within walking or shuttle distance, including Olsen Thielen & Co and Veritas. On the athletic side, enjoy the 24/7 fitness center and indoor pool. And at the end of a long day at the university, wind down in front of the fireplace with complimentary coffee, tea, or hot cocoa. 

When you’re ready to show your Gopher pride, book your reservation with award-winning TPI Hospitality!