I would have given this hotel an "Excellent" score, but I waited over an hour for a towel and never received it. On the second attempt, I finally did get the towel. Otherwise, it was a very nice place.
It is very close to the Mall of America, but you do have to do some walking to get to the doors of the South entrance. We took the shuttle the first day, but walked the second because we had just missed the shuttle.
The best part of the hotel was the nice gentleman who drove the shuttle. He was very pleasant and prompt about picking us up at the airport and dropping/picking up at the Mall of America.
The breakfast buffet was good, and there were free cookies in the lobby all day long.
The room (King Suite) was nice, but a bit narrow. If you have a rollaway or an aero bed, it barely fits between the walls in the hallway. There was a soda machine right outside my door as well as one in the lobby and probably more, which I love. The TGI Fridays and IHOP are attached to the hotel and just down the hall. We didn't use the indoor pool, but only because we were short on time. It looked ok.
All in all, a good hotel. I would definately recommend to families going to the Mall of America.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Bloomington at Mall of America is a hotel with a perfect location for your next business trip or family vacation. Amenities include: complimentary hot breakfast buffet, complimentary high speed internet, two heated indoor pools, services like a fitness center, and a free shuttle to both Mall of America and Minneapolis - St.Paul International Airport. The location is perfect as the hotel is located next next door to the world-renowned Mall of America. Also, the light rail is only steps away making it easy for guests to explore the attractions of the downtown Minneapolis or other Twin Cities attractions. The Minnesota Zoo, Fort Snelling, Target Field and the Science Museum of Minnesota are just a few other top spots. ... more less
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