Crowne Plaza Hotel Minneapolis - Airport West Bloomington

5401 Green Valley Drive, Bloomington, Minnesota, 55427, United States | 3 star hotel
Prices starting from $100.00

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A travel blog entry by sasntwins

... Joe and Aggies Diner in Holbrook - we laughed about mumbles & letters (and had DQ)
J - seeing Saturn thru the telescope at the observatory
N - Nathan loved every single minute of this trip with his lovely family and can't wait for another
S - Emily the cool astrophysicist tour guide who taught us about what's in our solar system

That's our adventure! No go out and have one of your own!
Big Red House gang



A travel blog entry by coyotecody8

... more relaxed now. I forgot how different people are when they travel. This also made me realize how people might adapt differently coming home. Almost all of the student that i have spoken to are all happy to be home. I, however, am not. There were the obvious reasons in my personal life that i made it more challenging then most but for the most part now of that even matters. This is the last place I want to ...

Mall of America

A travel blog entry by larryg59


We spent the day at Mall of America....took a few pictures, lot of stores, lots of walking. Just about anything you want from food to fashions you could find there. They had a Amusement park in the middle of the of the mall, they also had a aquarium in the basement, but did not go. I would have to agree with Jacob that the Lego ...

Prep work

A travel blog entry by lmcgarthwaite


... there we will have to make decisions. I'm bringing my iPad along, so my post should be somewhat frequent. I ponied up the money for a camera adapter, so Picts will be possible too. Now only if Apple had included Facetime for iPad! My first leg of the journey is to Chicago, which I'll do after work tomorrow. Carl will pick me up, and then on Thursday afternoon we'll head out to Italy in the ...

Bon Voyage! Choir Sings Send-Off Concert

A travel blog entry by augsburgchoir


... the Hezhe tribe of northeastern China, depicting its landscape and fishing traditions (set here by Shui Jiang Tian). The program closes with the theme of American folk music: Dvorak's "Goin' Home" and Moses Hogan's arrangement of "The Battle of Jericho." The chosen encore for this tour is "Jasmine Flower Song," one of China's best-known folk songs.


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This 3 star hotel, located on 5401 Green Valley Drive, Bloomington, is near Centennial Lakes Park, Southdale Center, Normandale Japanese Garden, and Hyland Ski & Snowboard Area.
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    TravelPod Member ReviewsCrowne Plaza Hotel Minneapolis - Airport West Bloomington

    Reviewed by alhamdi

    great hotel

    Reviewed Jul 18, 2011
    by (2 reviews) , United States Flag of United States

    excellent staff and nice rooms

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of

    Historical Traveler Reviews Crowne Plaza Hotel Minneapolis - Airport West Bloomington

    You Gotta Experience the Crown Plaza Bloomington


    Business travelers and family, you won't be dissapointed. I typically stay in Hotels 4 evenings per week in my business travel. I cover a five state area including Minnesota, Michigan, Wisconsin, North Dakota and South Dakota. I have not experienced a more friendly and "feel like your home" hotel than the Crown Plaza in Bloomington. The reception desk personnel, bar and lounge, restaurant, hotel management staff, waiters and chef are all unbelieveably personable and friendly. The first time you stay you will want to come back. The Hotel reception welcomes you with friendly, helpful, knowldegeable staff always asking how can they make your stay better. You have to see the reception desk which is unlike any other as there is a full wall computerized screen to keep you up todate while you check in. It is great for things like the weather with a radar screen providing weather patterns that can actually help you plan your flight arrangements. Additionally you can review highlights of the daily news which come on screen. Don't be surprised if you walk in and actually see a personalized greeting with your name on the board. The main lounge is off the recpetion area with a warm friendly staff where you can sit in front of the fireplace have a drink, read the paper with a large flat screen TV where you can watch all of your favorite sporting events or reality TV shows. You will also be served exceptional tasting food either in the main dining room and or bar/lounge. The rooms are exceptional with large comfortable beds with all of the ammenities you need in this high tech world. You will have availablitly of high speed and wireless connections throughout. They have a large clean swimming pool and spa with a exercise room. Above all the number one thing you will experience is the hotel staff. They have many long term employees and new employees all of whom will make it a point to get to know you and introduce you to other guests. I have been staying at this hotel almost weekly for about 7 years and would not stay at another hotel along the Bloomington 494 area. There is no reason to as you have it all at this crown Plaza. I see a lot of familiar faces on each stay which backs up my own experience and feelings about the Crown Plaza.

    Nice Hotel, Great Location


    The rooms are well above average and the beds are the most comfortable I have slept on in a hotel. Front desk staff was very helpful. Close to the mall, food, and sports bars. I will always stay here when in Minneapolis.

    Women travellers-check out the womens floor!


    I thought it was great! I spent one night at this hotel and stayed on the women's floor. To gain access to the floor you must use your keycard and only women can stay on the floor, so it's a nice secure place for women travelling alone. Another perk is the refrigerator stocked with pop, water, milk, yogurt, cheese and fruit; and a shelf of crackers, rice krispie bars and other low-fat snacks for everyone to enjoy! This refrigerator is in a little bay in the hallway and if your room is across from it like mine was it can get a little noisy! The room was nicely done in warm, inviting colors, and the bed was very comfortable! In your room there is a packet of sleep aids such as lavender spray, ear plugs, an eye mask, and a relaxation CD. I'm looking forward to staying there again!

    Awesome Experience


    I wanted to share an awesome experience I had with the Crowne Plaza in Bloomington on February 28, 2005.

    Weekend get-away


    My husband and I booked the Crown Plaza on their website and we received a great rate for a deluxe King room. We were going for our anniversary and were in need of an excape from the kids. The location was great for visiting the Mall of America and the action in downtown Minneapolis and still close to the airport but we did not have to deal with airport noise like some hotels near the Mall or airport. The shuttle to the airport and Mall of America was great and right on time coming and going. The facilities were contemporary art-deco. which was a nice change and the pool and business center was high standard. We loved our room. The decorative touch and little amenites were nice. The best part was the amazing beds!! They are everything they promote. We slept so comfortable and I was impressed with the whole "sleep advantage" One small complaint and hopefully a suggestion for them is we asked for the "quiet-zone" floor which we received. The floor is located on the 5th out of 6 floors. We were bothered with TV noise above and kids running on the upper hallway floor. They should switch the quiet floor to the 6th floor so the noise factor is taken care of. We did have one small problem in our room. The toilet ran every 15 minutes and we reported the problem the next morning and were assured it would be taken care of that day. Alas, when we got back to our room later that evening, the toilet still ran every 15 minutes and we dealt with it until we checked out the next morning and reported it again. They serve a great Sunday brunch and as a surprise to us, the hotel sent champaigne and strawberries to our room upon arrival at no charge with a individual signed note from the entire front desk and restaurant staff at no charge to say Happy Anniversary. Overall, very nice stay and would book another stay there again. If you are a single woman traveling or a group of women staying at a hotel, check out this hotel, they have a floor just for "ladies only" that provides extra security and extra amenities. Looked very interesting and may be of interest to women traveling alone.

    Fantastic stay


    Myself and a group of friends stayed at the Crowne Plaza in November 2004 for 5 days.

    We were upgraded to the ladies only floor which featured complimentary snacks and drinks from a communal 'fridge. Wonderful!

    All the staff were very friendly and accommodating, nothing was too much trouble for them. Thank you Suzanne. The bedrooms were very clean and well equipped the beds were VERY comfortable.

    A complimentary shuttle service is offered to the Mall of America and the Airport, but the drivers were more than happy to take us other places within the vicinity. Thank you Kevin and Travis.

    We found the hotel excellent and very good value and will return there on our next trip.

    If IKEA furnished a hotel


    We booked this place based on the reviews and the fact that it was the cheapest hotel available. People were very friendly, and the place was obviously renovated recently...and they look like they furnished everything, from the lobby to the bar to the rooms in IKEA stuff. I guess that's appropriate because of the Scandanavian heritage of the area.

    The heater in our room only blew out cold air, and the guy who came to fix it was unsuccessful, but they did not hesitate to give us another room when we asked.

    Finally, we were impressed by the pool, especially compared to other hotel pools. It was big and properly heated.

    Friendly and comfortable


    Just returned from a 2 night stay at the Crowne Plaza Airport West (Oct 10 - 12, 2004). The sleek, contemporary design was very hip and fun, and the staff was quite welcoming and helpful. The wireless high speed internet access was a feature I used a few times while there (couldn't have been easier to use!), and the friendly lobby bar was a perfect last stop of the evening before retiring to the comfortable beds with the best pillows ever.

    A Real Bargin for Shoppers!


    This property is a keeper! I stayed 5 nights while on a business trip from a Friday to Wednesday towards the end of August, and I wished every business trip was a comfortable, inexpensive and relaxing as this stay.

    TripAdvisor Reviews Crowne Plaza Hotel Minneapolis - Airport West Bloomington

    4.50 of 5 stars Outstanding