Disclosure-The Radisson Blu Mall of America offered us a complimentary stay while we were in Minneapolis. All opinions, as always, are my own.
My family and I just got home from the trip of a lifetime! We drove from Seattle, WA to as far east as Wisconsin. We stopped at several different places along the way, but one of our favorite stops was hands down in Minneapolis, MN.
We stayed at the Radisson Blu Mall of America hotel and it was wonderful! There were six of us in our party, so we stayed in two rooms. One King room for my parents, and a double Queen room for my family.
The first thing you will notice when you walk into the hotel, is the decor. It has a luxurious, modern feel with blue lights shining on the walls of the lobby.
To the left of the front desk(s) are easily the coolest chairs I have ever seen. I saw photos of these chairs before our arrival, but they are much larger in person. You could fit four adults in each of them (probably not recommended though). The tear drop chairs are right in front of a fireplace feature that had me mesmerized a few times, (I may, or may not, have a thing for fire…).
The Radisson Blu is actually attached to the Mall of America, which was incredibly convenient for us considering our entire time in the city was either spent at our hotel, or in the mall. We didn’t have to worry about sun screen for the kiddos, or getting overheated in the crazy Midwestern heat (remember, we’re from Seattle, heat and humidity are things we hear about on the news).
As I mentioned earlier, my parents stayed in a room with a King sized bed. The decor was consistent with the decor of the lobby, it was modern and artistic, which made us feel right at home. It also had a large desk for those traveling for business. Their bathroom was a big stand out for me, with the giant bathtub, separate shower, and the glittery floors. And there was a large closet with drawers, a safe, and plenty of room to hang up clothes. The wi-fi was strong, never kicking us off anywhere in the hotel, which is on the top of my list as a traveling blogger.
Our room was the perfect size for my family. As you can see, they set up a tent for the kiddos, which I thought was such a nice touch! We had just gone camping the night before so the kids were stoked to see a tent that was INSIDE! Our room had a large bathtub, with a rain shower-type shower head, which was amazing! If you have never used one before, I highly recommend it! I could have stood under that thing all day. The beds were incredibly comfortable, with comfy pillows as well-and honestly, being on the road as long as we were, we found that comfortable pillows aren’t easy to find.
While here, our entire family had a good nights sleep. If you’ve ever traveled with kids, you know first hand that a good nights sleep can be hard to come by. And after camping, we were so thankful!
Aside from being attached to the Mall, a huge highlight, was the pool. They have a saline pool, which is much better on your skin and hair than a standard chlorine pool. We tired the kiddos out both nights at the pool almost until closing time at 10pm.
My parents and I got a chance to get away and eat dinner at their restaurant, the FireLake Grill House.
They offer a farm-to-table concept bringing fresh, local produce whenever possible. One of the fun things about traveling is the food! And it’s even better when you find a place that represents the local cuisine. I had a walleye (fish) burger and soon found out, that walleye is a big time local favorite.
With the kiddos in tow, I didn’t get to enjoy all of the features of the hotel. They have a spa and salon offering bodywraps, massages, make-up, and so much more. They also have a fitness center which I had every intention to visit, but again, we had the kids with us.
We loved our time at the Radisson Blu and are already looking forward to our next visit! Maybe next time we’ll actually venture into the city of Minneapolis.
Have you ever stayed at the Radisson Blu? Have you been to the Mall of America?
*Photos by Rex Rudee