Radisson Blu provided my family and I with a press trip in exchange for my time sharing this post. All thoughts and feelings expressed are my own.
At the end of August, my family and I had the pleasure of staying at the Radisson Blu Mall of America and we took in some of the attractions located in the Mall of America. This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Mall of America. 🙂 It was a dreary weekend and so doing activities indoors was yet very enjoyable.
The Radisson Blu is decorated with beautiful modern flare and the staff I encountered were friendly and helpful. It is close to the Minneapolis airport and the Metro Transit Light Rail. The hotel is connected to the Mall of America by a skyway.
This property has 500 rooms and suites, a spa, salt water pool, fitness center, 24-hour room service, grill and cocktail bar, and offers 5 MB of free internet with your stay. We had planned on checking out the bees from the University of Minnesota Bee Squad on the Blu’s rooftop, but concluded that they may not be very active or pleasant to enjoy in the rain.
Here is an overview of the reception area. Pretty cool, right?
With the junior suite we were provided, my spouse and I got one room that was connected to a second room with a door separating the two. Our children had queen beds to enjoy in the connected room. There were then two bathrooms for the five of us. Awesome!
The view from the eighth floor was great. With being from rural Minnesota where we only see jets high up in the sky, my son enjoyed watching them come in and out of the airport nearby.
Here is the layout to the room my husband and I had for our stay.
And here’s the adjoining room our kids were in.
Radisson Blu also features Blu Kids Club. I forgot to ask for a Blu Passport at the front desk, but if you do, your child can be an explorer of the property with Marty the Moose. The Original Adventures of Marty the Moose are available on the televisions in your room and via the Blu App. Your child can earn stamps for exploring Radisson Blu and the Mall of America that are then redeemable for a special prize.
After having our first night to charge up at Radisson Blu, we walked over to the Mall of America to explore Nickelodeon Universe. There are 27 rides packed into Nickelodeon Universe. We walked and played until our feet hurt, took a break in the hotel rooms since they were within walking distance, and went back for more fun. Nickelodeon Universe is located in the center of MOA and is 7 acres of rides and attractions!! Be sure to wear comfy shoes.
If you would like to try your luck at miniature golf, the third floor of Mall of America is home to Moose Mountain. It is an 18 hole course that is sure to be fun for the family.
Unfortunately, we ran out of time to check out Dutchmen’s Deck. It is an adventure course with a rope course, 56-foot slide titled “Anchor Drop”, and it hosts a zip line that will take you 55 feet above Nickelodeon Universe!
To rest our tired feet after a busy day, we visited Radisson Blu’s indoor pool. This staycation was a great way to spend time with family and end the summer with a bang before the start of the school year.