Courtyard by Marriott Minneapolis Bloomington

3 stars
7800 Bloomington Avenue South, 7800 Bloomington Avenue S, Bloomington, MN 55425
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.9
out of 5
130 reviews
Convenient

We booked the hotel because of the shuttle to the Mall of America. The room was clean and very... See full review

  • spacilady
  • Jun 9, 2014
great stay

Everything was GREAT! Close to the airport and MALL OF AMERICA. See full review

  • A great family
  • Dec 23, 2013
Bloomington hotel offers unparalleled proximity in metro Twin Cities
In a land that boasts thousands of lakes, double downtowns and innumerable retail, the Courtyard by Marriott Minneapolis Bloomington is an easy choice. With three-star perks in mind, this comfortable Bloomington hotel provides quick access to Minnesota's greatest treasures. Whether traveling by free shuttle, Light Rail or car, guests are just minutes from the Mall of America, downtown Minneapolis and the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.

Highlights

  • Free shuttle service to Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport and Mall of America
  • 24 hour on-site market offers sandwiches, salads, sodas and snacks
  • Underground heated parking
  • Light Rail service from Mall of America to downtown Minneapolis and quick access to expressways

Location

Known for bright Midwestern summers and frosty winters, the Courtyard by Marriott Minneapolis Bloomington has every season in mind. Summer guests love the five minute walk to the Waterpark of America. In winter, adventurous drivers can park in the hotel's underground heated parking garage -- a major cold weather perk. Top stops like the Underwater Adventures Aquarium and Mall of America are barely a mile away. Free shuttle service is offered to the Mall of America and the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.

Rooms

The recently renovated accommodations at this Minneapolis Courtyard by Marriott span seven floors. All 203 rooms and suites offer unexpected elegance with triple sheeting, plush pillow top mattresses and plenty of pillows. Champagne and white bedding is grounded by rich burgundy carpeting. Guest rooms include high-speed Internet access, comfortable work desk, in-room movies and games. Some suites have a balcony with cool views of downtown Minneapolis.

Dining
In addition to a buffet breakfast, guests enjoy casual American classics at Jack's Restaurant and Jack's Lounge, plus evening room service.

Recreation

In addition to the Bloomington hotel's buffet breakfast, guests enjoy casual American classics at Jack's Restaurant and Jack's Lounge. Evening room service is also available.

Transportation

  • Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (4.8 mi/7.7 km)
  • Light Rail: Hiawathia Line (1 mi/1.8 km)

Attractions
  • Waterpark of America (0.3 mi / 0.45 km)
  • Mall of America (1 mi/ 1.8 km)
  • Underwater Adventures Aquarium (1.2 mi / 2 km)
  • Downtown Minneapolis (12 mi/ 19 km)


Business
  • Six meeting rooms covering 2,800 square feet for up to 75 people
  • Fax and copy services available
  • Business center with computer, printer and mailing supplies

Amenities

  • High-speed internet
  • Free airport shuttle
  • Free parking
  • Indoor pool
  • Non Smoking
General
Air conditioned
Non Smoking
Elevators
Ice machine
Activities
Indoor pool
Fitness Center
Exercise gym
Jacuzzi
Tennis
Water skiing
Horseback riding
Scuba diving
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Continental breakfast
Restaurant
Coffee maker in room
Room service
Vending machines
Services
24 hour front desk
Business center
Maid service
Laundry service
Guest laundromat
Express checkout
Laundry/Valet services
ATM/Cash machine
Security
Wake-up service
In-Room Safe
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Car rental desk
Barber shop
Barber/Beauty shop
FAX
Gift shop
Currency exchange
Drugstore
Florist
Internet
High-speed internet
Transportation
Free airport shuttle
Parking
Free parking
Parking
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Accessible parking
Room
Television with cable
Radio
Phone with speaker
Telephone
AM/FM alarm clock
Free newspaper
Hairdryer in room
Cribs available
In room movies
Sofa bed
Temperature control
Shower
Iron
Ironing board

Hotel Map

44.8614 -93.2529
Area served
Minneapolis
Nearby airports
Minneapolis-St Paul International Airport, (MSP), 4.00, MI, W;
Area description
Airport, Location Type: Airport

Dining

Jake's Restaurant
Open for breakfast daily. Open for lunch Mon-Fri and dinner Mon-Sat. Dinner availalbe in Jake' s lounge on Sun.
Jake's Lounge
Non-Smoking

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
03:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (130)

Ratings and reviews for Courtyard by Marriott Minneapolis Bloomington

Overall score

3.9 / 5
5.01.0
130 out of 130
Amenities:
3.8
Room cleanliness:
4.4
Hotel staff:
4.3
Room comfort:
4.2
Location:
4.5
Value:
4.1

90% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Courtyard by Marriott Minneapolis Bloomington

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
jpmoney
sioux Falls
Jul 2, 2014

Great wedding weekend stay

The hotel was reasonably priced and very well kept. It's location was very easy to get to off of 494. We would have appreciated having a bar/restaurant open sooner, instead we went next door to the Outback attached to another hotel and gave them our business.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of Courtyard by Marriott Minneapolis Bloomington

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Relaxing Elsewhere
MN
Jun 24, 2014

So many issues... but a decent value

We typically stay at another hotel but the rate and images for this one won us over. The pool is tiny compared to most nearby hotels. The hot tub maybe fits 4 people in it with out the need for cuddling with strangers. The old guys seemed to like this fact as they stayed in there for the better part of an hour. The smell of chemicals was also pretty intense. We could handle it in the main pool area but once we got in the hot tub it was unbearable. They offer a shuttle service to and from the Mall of America. Being that it is so close we walked there (It's just under a mile away during the major construction, we GPS'd it) On the way back it was late and we wanted to take the shuttle. I called the operator and they said just get on the courtyard shuttle in the transit depot no need to call in the future. Unfortunately they forgot to mention there are three courtyards offering service to MOA... so we accidentally got on the wrong one. The room was basic, the bed wasn't exactly comfortable, the TV was normal (comparatively) to what we would expect. The room had a fold out couch that was painful to sleep on. Unfortunately while the room offered most of the complimentary items we have come to expect their choice of shampoo and conditioner was kinda disgusting. They also did not have tea in the room, which is something we have become accustomed to. It takes about 5 minutes for the coffee maker to spit out one cup of hot water. It was a good stay with a great location but I am willing to sacrifice the location for better beds and nicer amenities. Nothing was really bad it just wasn't better than good enough.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

If you take the shuttle back make sure you know which one is yours as there are multiple hotels with the same name nearby.

Review of Courtyard by Marriott Minneapolis Bloomington

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
spacilady
WI
Jun 9, 2014

Convenient

We booked the hotel because of the shuttle to the Mall of America. The room was clean and very large for a basic room.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Shopping tip: Short drive from hotel

Shuttle to MOA

Review of Courtyard by Marriott Minneapolis Bloomington

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
BESED
Sioux Falls South Dakota
Jun 9, 2014

Nice hotel at a good price

This is a very nice hotel. it was very clean and the staff was very friendly. the pool looks nice however we never used it. the shuttle service was great they helped us out a lot.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Time-saving tip: In Hotel

If you're using this hotel and are going to the mall or a baseball game use a shuttle service it's free and makes things very easy.

Review of Courtyard by Marriott Minneapolis Bloomington

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
LoriW84
Minnesota
Apr 7, 2014

Great Hotel, LOVED the Pool!

I have to start by saying, this hotel has a salt-water pool (rather than chlorine) and we LOVED it and didn't feel bad about bringing even a small baby into the pool! Normally, I would limit pool time in a chlorine pool, but we spent hours at time in this pool! Besides that: > the staff was friendly and helpful, including the restaurant staff when working with special dietary needs > our room was clean and nicely decorated > the location was handy and easy to find > the bed was comfy! I haven't slept that well in a hotel for a very long time! > the room was quiet! I would definitely stay in this hotel again and would recommend it to others :)

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Review of Courtyard by Marriott Minneapolis Bloomington

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Mrs Clark
MN
Mar 24, 2014

Just what we needed

Clean, well-maintained hotel. Right around the corner from MOA, which is why we were there. Courteous staff helped with any issues. Not the most comfortable beds,but no other complaints. Great value for the cost.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Courtyard by Marriott Minneapolis Bloomington

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Nicole mother of two
Welcome, Minnesota
Mar 3, 2014

Trip to Mall of America

My family came to Bloomington for a weekend of shopping and kids fun activities at the Mall of America. The complimentary shuttle was very convenient. The location was also great, it was close to the Mall of America. I was disappointed that the pool was so cold my kids could not swim for an extended period of time. I also I was unhappy that I asked for extra towels twice and did not receive them. The restuarant at the hotel had good food but the service was not great. We had to wait a long period of time to order and also to pay. It did not seem there were enough staff. I usually stay at a diferent hotel and I prefer the one I stayed at previously.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Review of Courtyard by Marriott Minneapolis Bloomington

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
A great family
Minneapolis, MN
Dec 23, 2013

great stay

Everything was GREAT! Close to the airport and MALL OF AMERICA.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Courtyard by Marriott Minneapolis Bloomington

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Fun Mom MN
Saint Paul, MN
Dec 9, 2013

Good Experience

Stayed one night, room was clean, my only complaint was the Jacuzzi had dirt in the jets.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
3
Review of Courtyard by Marriott Minneapolis Bloomington

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Liberty007
Ames, IA
Nov 18, 2013

Does not have all amenities promised

The hotel was nice, very clean and in a good location, right next to Mall of America and Ikea. The website said continental breakfast was included in the stay, but there was none. There was a restaurant onsite that served breakfast, but that is not the same thing as free continental breakfast. The staff was not very knowledgeable about area restaurants and how to find them. Otherwise, very friendly.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
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