Before we made reservations we called to see how far they are from the Mall of America. We were told right across the street. They weren't kidding! We literally could have thrown a rock to it. The rooms were extremely clean, smelled fresh and housekeeping made some sort of animal with stars for eyes. We couldn't quite pick out what kind of animal but it was cute just the same. The staff was friendlier than 95% of the hotels I've stayed in and seemed to all be very knowledgeable. The only negative is the hallways. A coat of paint and a carpet cleaning should do the trick. Excellent pool area. We were a bit confused as to how to get to the pool though. Thankfully someone stopped us in the breakfast area, realized we were lost (wearing swim suits/shorts might have been their first clue) and gave us directions so we didn't have to go outside.