Radisson Blu Mall of America
What We Love
- Business Class Rooms include free breakfast and evening cocktails
- Easy access to the Metro Transit Light Rail’s Mall of America stop makes downtown Minneapolis and the airport a short ride away
- The bag pickup option ensures you won’t be stranded at the mall with two arms’ worth of shopping bounty
- Indoor saline swimming pool puts an end to dry skin and green chlorine hair
What To Know
- Driving here can be confusing due to poorly marked exits and side streets around the mall
- Pets are permitted at an additional cost of $100 per stay; there is a weight limit of 30 pounds
- Drinks cannot be brought up to guestrooms: The hotel is connected to the mall and therefore considered public space
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
The Glasgow-based Graven Images design firm has created interiors like a modern art museum, from the black-and-white pinstriped carpeting to the smattering of uber-trendy bespoke chairs situated around the communal concierge table. The lobby features clusters of basketlike beehive chairs and naked bulbs dangling from the ceiling like low-hanging stars. But the main event is the bright white, two-story, three-dimensional Krion wall, which spreads glacierlike through the lobby in all its geometric glory.
Bed & Bath
The majority of the hotel’s 500 guestrooms are King or double Queen “urban” rooms colorfully outfitted in either warm earthy hues or cooler jades and turquoise. There are also 29 suites split into two design concepts: the masculine “mansion” rooms, all charcoal, teal and dark wood; and the airy “naturally cool” rooms, which feature blond wood flooring and a neutral palette of creams and whites. The artwork includes such Minnesota icons as the Cherry and Spoon sculpture, Bob Dylan screen prints, and photos of the Minneapolis skyline. Rainfall showerheads and Anne Semonin bath products bring a touch of luxury to the bathrooms.
Chef Paul Lynch’s second FireLake Grill House & Cocktail Bar specializes in creative dishes made from local ingredients, such as elk loin filet topped with sweet potato spaetzl and lingonberry compote, served in a retro-chic supper club with walls of reclaimed barn wood. The bar overlooks the entrance and feels clubby, with pool tables, hightops and dim lighting. The 24-hour fitness center is stocked with free weights, elliptical machines and rowing equipment. Plans for a spa are in the works.
In the Area
Take the light rail into downtown Minneapolis to see a show at the internationally renowned Guthrie Theater. Afterward, enjoy sustainably produced sea urchin paired with grapefruit kosho, brioche and fennel at Sea Change, helmed by award-winning chef Jamie Malone. Master mixologist Pip Hanson crafts the best cocktails in town at Marvel Bar, while upstairs chef Paul Berglund of the Bachelor Farmer continues to take nordic fare to new levels. Rent a Nice Ride bike from one of the many kiosks around downtown and take a ride along Grand Rounds National Scenic Byway, which includes everything from paths along the Mississippi River to trails around Minneapolis’s Chain of Lakes.
How to Get There
Very clean, blue Getaway price was amazing. Connected to mall so convient to shop and eat and have fun. The hotel has a restaurant, Pool, spa and fitness area. Onsite parking for a fee but can take the trainrail downtown Minneapolis and leave car there. Right off interstate. Great place and worth the trip.
Rooms are clean and quiet with enough space to unpack and get settled in. The Fire Lake grill is fine but plenty of choice outside with the Mall of America right there. Breakfast sets up the day well and the free airport shuttle services Coe is a real boon.
We had a poor experience. We had to change rooms 3 times due to uncleanliness. First one the bellman cleaned coffee stains in breakfast nook. Was okay until I tried using the bathroom and the toilet was disgusting. We got switched to another room. Packed up and went to that room and it hadn’t even been cleaned yet. Waited for another room which was clean. Third time was the charm for cleanliness. However our wi-fi would not connect.Front desk staff were great. We were offered free breakfast and 20% off of room with 20,000 extra reward points. Really? With all of that moving around when it was not our fault....Waitress at breakfast very snooty. Never apologized when she kept forgetting my coffee. Radisson Blu I thought was supposed to be the grand place to stay while shopping at MOA. We just didn’t have a good experience. Not sure how quickly we will return.
The junior suite we stayed in was great. It was large, clean, the bathroom was on point (but tub, big shower with a waterfall head, big sink and mirror, a water saving toilet). The building is secure, so you need to scan your room key in the elevator before you can punch in your floor (security is very important, especially if you are a female traveling alone). I love that its attached to the Mall of America. Tons of options for shopping, food, coffee. And if you don't want to spend money, just the safety of having a huge indoor walking space and free people watching. Staff was friendly, professional professional and helpful.
I came here for business, but will be back for pleasure. We come to this area about once a year, so next time the family comes with. It is conveniently attached to the Mall of America.
The conference rooms were nice. I ordered room service and that was good. Love the decor in this place. The parking ramp has some tight spaces, so hopefully I don’t have any door dings.
Rooms are large, and the bathroom small, but it has a nice shower.