I stayed at the HI Elk River and Wildwoods Water Park on a recent business trip to the area. It's convenient to the Elk River / Otsego areas, and there are numerous bars and restaurants within easy walking distance. The hotel itself is a typical Holiday Inn, with the standard bath supplies, shower head, and room layout. I did not try the water park. One thing to watch out for -- my room (349) faced the highway, which was just a hundred meters or so from the hotel. It was easy to hear the traffic noise, so unless you run the fan constantly, you'll hear trucks downshifting outside your window. Ask the staff to make sure you're not facing the highway to get a better night's sleep! Also, be aware that the hotel restaurant is notoriously slow. It's a full service restaurant, not a breakfast buffet, so you'll have to place the order, etc. It can take FOREVER to get your food and then get your check afterward. The food itself was OK, but I repeatedly found myself so short on time that I had to leave much of it because I didn't have time to eat! There's a Denny's around the corner... they may be a better option.
The hotel itself was clean and safe. I thought the rooms were well maintained and everything in the room worked as expected. With a few issues, this hotel is a good option for the area.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to the Holiday Inn & Wild Woods Waterpark Hotel. Home of one of the largest Indoor Water parks in Minnesota! Our full-service hotel is a new facility located minutes from Graco, Great River Energy, Albertville Premium Outlets, Lowes, Cabelas, Cargill, Siemens, Sci-med and Ramsey Industrial Park. Our guest rooms are well-outfitted for the traveling executive, including a spacious and well-lit work area, and Corporate QUIET Floor. Our on site lounge and restaurant, the Mississippi Valley Grill and Bar, is a great place to relax and enjoy dinner in a Northwoods atmosphere. In-room dining is available 7 days a week. The waterpark takes you back to the River Town of old. With three water slides, a lazy river, basketball water court and a child's play area, there is fun and variety for all ages. The waterpark is open daily in SUMMER. WATER PARK HOURS: SEPTEMBER through MAY: Mon. Closed, Tues. Closed, Wed. Closed, Thursday 4pm-9pm, Fri. 4pm-10pm, Sat. 8am-10pm, Sun. 8am-9pm. Call for availability we are open for some school vacations! The conference/ meeting area features 7 breakout rooms with multiple room combinations and up to 120 people for general sessions, parties and/ or receptions. Our constant caring team is empowered and dedicated to providing you with a memorable experience. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn Minneapolis Nw-Elk River Hotel Elk River
- Holiday Inn Otsego Mn
- Otsego Water Park