This is the ideal place to stay if you are attending soccer or hockey events at the Schwann Centre.... a 5 minute walk to the soccer field, and 10 minutes to the hockey complex. The Super Target is also within walking distance.
Rooms are large (ours had two double beds, plus an area large enough to accommodate a small
chesterfield), and equipped with cable TV, microwave, coffee maker and bar fridge.
High speed internet and wifi are available in the rooms and newspapers free -delivered in the morning to enjoy with breakfast.
Unfortunately the complimentary breakfast was the worst I have ever encountered...the coffee execrable and the do-it-yourself waffles virtually inedible. For our second day I purchased food at
Target and kept it in the bar fridge.
Our check in was completed quickly, but the young woman at the desk left the impression
that she was not happy at her work, and clearly wished that she were somewhere else.
Not so the two young men at the desk from whom we requested directions to a couple of restaurants in the area. They greeted us jovially, provided directions and written instructions,
told some jokes and generally made us feel like honoured guests. We left with smiles on our faces and a completely different feeling about the hotel in general.
There is quite a decent fast food restaurant across the street (hamburgers, etc.) which featured a
blue grass band which was great fun.
There is abundant free parking for hotel guests
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Newly renovated BEST WESTERN PLUS Blaine at the National Sports Center! With our spacious suites enjoy large executive desks with ergo chairs, 42-inch LCD HDTVs, complimentary full hot breakfast, in-suite whirlpools available, arcade, free Wi-Fi and so much more. This hotel is sure to fit all of your needs! We are within walking distance of the National Sports Center. Conveniently located off of Highway 65/Central Avenue and just minutes from US Highway 10 and 30. We are minutes from the Mall of America® and the Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport. Our hotel offers a full hot complimentary breakfast, pool, hot tub, arcade, fitness room, business center, large meeting room, guest laundry and free Wi-Fi. All guest rooms are newly renovated! Rooms offer 42-inch LCD HDTVs, make-up area with bench, Serta® Cheshire Elite III beds, Dream Maker® pillows, lap desk, microwave, refrigerator, sofa sleeper, single cup coffee maker and large executive desk with ergo chair. We have two and three room suites available as well as some whirlpool suites. This hotel is conveniently located in a northern suburb of Minneapolis. Only 30 minutes north of the Mall of America®, Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport and the Xcel Energy Center® and only 20 minutes north of Target Field and the new Vikings Stadium! We are only minutes away from several wedding venues like Banquets of Minnesota with the Elegance and Opulence rooms and the Courtyards of Andover. We also have several golf courses like TPC, Majestic Oaks, Bunker Hills and Victory Links within in a couple of miles of the BEST WESTERN PLUS Blaine at the National Sports Center. Just 20 minutes away from the Como Park Zoo in St. Paul and 40 minutes away from the Minnesota Zoo. We are also located 20 minutes southwest of one of the largest wildlife preserves, the Carlos Avery State Wildlife Management. ... more less
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