Renaissance Minneapolis Bloomington Hotel | Discover Renaissance Hotels

As might be expected from the famously generous Minnesotans, there’s no need to worry about organizing your own transportation, as the hotel provides complimentary shuttle service to Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport as well as one of the country’s biggest tourist attractions, the enormous Mall of America. For those who prefer the great outdoors to retail therapy, there’s the nearby Hyland Lake Park Reserve with nature and adventures to experience in all four seasons.

The amenities

  • Airport shuttle
  • Fitness center
  • Pool
  • LARS Restaurant and Bar
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Burlap & Brass

Owned and operated by a team of three (Rena; her husband, Matt; and their cuddly shop-dog, Buddy), Burlap & Brass is rustic, cozy, playful and inviting. After working in retail for a few years, Rena caught the bug and decided to give things a go for herself. She vowed to feature as many local items as she could, joking, "Every time you buy from Amazon, an angel loses its wings."


5013 Ewing Avenue South, Minneapolis, 55410

Opening hours

10am-7pm M-Sat; 12pm-6pm Sun

Wooden Hill Brewing Company

Though brothers/co-owners James and Sean live on two humorously-juxtaposed poles of the country (Florida and Minnesota!), they remain as close as ever with their passion for craft beer, sustainability and honoring the family name. With good bar eats served on recyclable bamboo plates, creatively-named brews and a story behind their selected title (be sure to ask!), one simply can't go wrong here.


7421 Bush Lake Road, Edina, 55439

Opening hours

CLOSED Mon; 3pm-9:30pm Tues; 11:30am-9:30pm Wed/Thur; 11:30am-10:30pm Fri/Sat; 11:30-7pm Sun

Poseidon Asian Fusion and Lounge

Helmed by Nathan and Coco, a husband-wife team who emigrated from China 10 years ago, this fancy sushi and hibachi spot is one of Bloomington's best-kept secrets. Only a hop, skip and a jump away from the Renaissance lobby, this spot is simply too good to pass up, even during a Minnesota winter!


5600 W 83rd St #130, Bloomington, 55437

Opening hours

10:30am-10pm M-F; 12pm-10pm Sat; CLOSED Sun

Bakken Museum

Housed in a historic mansion that once kept its original owner safe from mafia kidnappings, the Bakken museum is anything but ordinary. Started in 1975 by Earl Bakken, co-founder of medical technology behemoth, Medtronic, this museum represents the passion its namesake had for collecting and teaching others about medical advancements.


3537 Zenith Avenue South, Minneapolis, 55416

Opening hours

Tues-Fri: 10am-4pm; Sat/Sun: 11am-5pm; Mon: CLOSED

Hunt & Gather

Set one foot into Hunt & Gather, and you'll immediately have a feeling you're not in Kansas anymore. With its mishmash of random oddities, you'll have questions galore, though you'll probably be hard-pressed to get anything more than a few imprecise words of clarification out of the owner, Christine--which only further adds to the curious nature of the place.


4944 Xerxes Avenue South, Minneapolis, 55410

Opening hours

10am-6pm M-Sat; 12pm-6pm Sun

The Grind Coffee and Creamery

The main goodness of The Grind (that is, their luscious donuts) began not as a novel idea, but as one of necessity. After a Dunkin Donuts moved dangerously close to their original location in New Hope, the family-owned shop did what they had to do to survive--and thrive! After the owner of the AC Hotel in Bloomington recognized the shop's unique nature, he invited them to more peaceful grounds.


8170 26th Avenue South, Bloomington, 55425

Opening hours

6am-8pm M-F; 7am-8pm Sat; 7am-5pm Sun


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