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Hostels and More in Bloomington

You may not find a lot of hostels in Bloomington, but there are 47 accommodations to choose from, giving you a variety of other options. For those who would rather save on overnight costs and focus more on going out, you can score great deals on Expedia. You can check out the entertainment venues and other cultural highlights in this destination, as well as activities like shopping.

You may be able to find reasonable rates at these Bloomington accommodations, which have positive reviews from our travelers:

La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Minneapolis Bloomington W - Guests can enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking at this hotel.

AmericInn by Wyndham Bloomington Minneapolis - You can take advantage of free breakfast, free WiFi, and a 24-hour front desk at this hotel.

Radisson Blu Mall of America - Located within a 20-minute walk of Mall of America. Guests can enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a restaurant at this hotel.

Hyatt Regency Bloomington - Minneapolis - Guests can enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking at this hotel.

Crowne Plaza Aire MSP Airport - Mall of America - Close to public transit, this property is within a 10-minute walk of 28th Avenue Station and American Boulevard Station. Property features at this hotel include free WiFi, an indoor pool, and a bar.

When Is the Best Time to Visit Bloomington?

Good weather's always better when you want to venture out and explore, so here are some stats about the seasons:

  • The hottest months are typically July and June, while January and December are the coldest months
  • January-March: Daytime temperatures average 49° F and nighttime temperatures average 7° F
  • April-June: 83° F is the daytime average and 31° F is the nighttime average
  • July-September: Daytime averages are around 84° F and nighttime averages are around 46° F
  • October-December: The average temperatures are 65° F during the day and 8° F at night
  • Average rainfall is 30.63 inches in a year

What Can I Do in Bloomington?

Depending on how you want to spend your time, you might appreciate these places:

Top Sights
  • Nickelodeon Universe
  • Mall of America
  • Minnehaha Park
Natural Features
  • Normandale Lake Park
  • Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge
  • Mill Ruins Park
Cultural Attractions
  • Minneapolis Institute of Arts
  • Walker Art Center
  • Orpheum Theatre

Generally, Bloomington is known for its:

  • Shopping
  • Hockey
  • Restaurants
  • Wildlife
  • Entertainment

How to Get to Bloomington and Around the Area

You'll find the nearest airport in Minneapolis, MN (MSP-Minneapolis - St. Paul Intl.), located 6.3 mi (10.1 km) away from the city center. An alternative is Minneapolis, MN (FCM-Flying Cloud), located 6.8 mi (11 km) away. Once you're on the ground, you may want to use public transit during your trip. You can walk to nearby metro stations including Mall of America Station, 28th Avenue Station, and Bloomington Central Station.

Frequently asked questions

What are the best hostels in Bloomington?
You may be able to find reasonable rates at these Bloomington accommodations, which get positive reviews from our customers: La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Minneapolis Bloomington W - Property features at this hotel include free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Radisson Blu Mall of America - Located within a 10-minute walk of Mall of America and Nickelodeon Universe. You can take advantage of free WiFi, free parking, and a 24-hour front desk at this hotel. Hyatt Place Minneapolis Airport-South - You can take advantage of free breakfast, free WiFi, and an indoor pool at this hotel. Hilton Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport - Guests can enjoy free continental breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking at this hotel. Holiday Inn Express & Suites Mall of America - MSP Airport - Close to public transit, this property is within a 10-minute walk of 28th Avenue Station and American Boulevard Station. Property features at this hotel include free WiFi, an indoor pool, and laundry facilities.
What's the seasonal weather like in Bloomington?
Good weather’s definitely a plus when you want to venture out and explore, so here’s some information about the local climate: The hottest months are usually July and June with an average temp of 69°F, while the coldest months are January and February with an average of 22°F. Average annual rainfall for Bloomington is 31 inches.
What is there to see and do in Bloomington?
In general, Bloomington is known for its hockey, restaurants, and wildlife. Major attractions include Nickelodeon Universe, Mall of America, and U.S. Bank Stadium. Get out into nature with places like Normandale Lake Park, Bush Lake Beach, and Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge. Cultural attractions include Target Center, Paisley Park, and Xcel Energy Center.
What's the best way to get around Bloomington?
You can search for flights to the closest airport, which is Minneapolis - St. Paul Intl. Airport (MSP), 6.3 mi (10.1 km) from the city center. An alternative is Minneapolis, MN (FCM-Flying Cloud), located 6.8 mi (11 km) away. When you’re out and about, you might want to use public transit during your trip. Take advantage of metro transit at Mall of America Station, 28th Avenue Station, and Bloomington Central Station.