The parking was horrible. They have a park and fly lot, where people who are going to be flying can park and catch a ride to the airport via the shuttle they offer. Which is a cool deal for those who need that serive, but it's not so cool for those who are staying at the hotel. The Park and fly lot gets way over crowded leaving less room for guests to park. Both times (at 2 nights each times) I have stayed here, I had to park in a business lot near the hotel, thankfully I didn't get a ticket. This parking lot issue is my only problem, but it will not stop me from staying here again :)
this hotel is close to the Mall of America, MSP Airport, and downtown Minneapolis. It is right off the a major freeway which is also a short drive from Valley Fair, Canterbury Downs and Mystic Lake Casino. The swimming pool is very deep, which I love. My smaller kids pretty much had to play on the pool steps though because it begins at 3 feet deep, goes to 5 and quickly drops to 10 feet. They have free breakfast but it isn't much. Basically waffles, cold cereal, milk, juice and coffee. Wifi works great and is free, room cleanliness was good and the staff were real nice.