Best Hotels with Pools in Minneapolis to Cure Your Winter Blues

By Joe Baur,

The days are shorter and it seems like the sun is a faint memory. Before long, the winter blues start to set in and you’re just begging for Spring to come.

It can be tough, but there’s no reason to let your mood sour when all you need is a little staycation pool time. Jumping into the water outside might be suicidal, but there are plenty of fantastic hotels with pools in Minneapolis that can change your perspective on the winter season. Below are some guest favorites (rating of 75 or higher) in Minneapolis with a handful of bonus selections for our friends in Duluth and Rochester — all accompanied with a few other amenities to compliment your poolside weekend.


Hotels with Pools in Minneapolis

Hilton Minneapolis

Hilton Minneapolis Pool

  • Ideal location in downtown Minneapolis for business and pleasure
  • Modern rooms with flat-screen TV, iPhone docking station, and Wi-FI
  • Onsite restaurant, Skywater Restaurant, has a-la-carte dining and Skywater Lounge has an extensive selection of cocktails
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The Westin Minneapolis

The Westin Minneapolis Pool

  • Rooms featuring modern furnishing, wood paneling, and earthy tones
  • Gym and massage services are available
  • BANK Restaurant serves meals onsite featuring locally-sourced produce
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Radisson Blu Mall of America

Radisson Blu Mall of America Pool

  • Four-star property housed inside the Mall of America
  • Short walk to the Nickelodeon Universe Amusement park
  • Complimentary airport shuttle and hot breakfast
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Kimpton Grand Hotel Minneapolis

Kimpton Grand Hotel Minneapolis Pool

  • Historic, early 20th Century building in downtown Minneapolis with skyway access
  • Pet-friendly hotel
  • Small plates and cocktails are available at The SIX15 Room
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Hilton Garden Inn Minneapolis

Hilton Garden Inn Minneapolis Pool

  • Family-friendly hotel with free WiFi available throughout the property
  • The Great American Grill is serving up American cuisine for breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Orchestra Hall and Nicollet Mall are a short walk away
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Best Western Plus The Normandy Inn & Suites

Best Western Plus The Normandy Inn & Suites Pool

  • 199 recently redesigned guest rooms, studios, and two-room suites
  • Garden atrium, whirlpool, and sauna complement the indoor pool
  • The Normandy Kitchen Cafe & Bar, opened in 1941, is a local favorite serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily
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Millennium Hotel Minneapolis

Millennium Hotel Minneapolis Pool

  • Unique, panoramic views of the city
  • Rooms include mini-fridge, personal safe, cable HDTV, iPhone dock, and coffee maker
  • Sample regional cuisine and craft beers at North 45°
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Courtyard Minneapolis Downtown

Courtyard Minneapolis Downtown

  • Walking distance to the University of Minnesota
  • The Bistro offers a number of breakfast options and there are a number of nearby restaurants, including Town Hall Brewery and the Jewel of India
  • Also nearby the Guthrie Theater and Weisman Art Museum
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Ramada Plaza Minneapolis

Ramada Plaza Minneapolis Pool

  • Upscale property offering modern and convenient accommodation for both business and family travelers
  • Italian restaurant available onsite serving a variety of meals from breakfast to dinner
  • Fitness center, spa, and hot tub compliment the heated indoor pool
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Aloft Minneapolis

Aloft Minneapolis Pool

  • Retro-designed lounge for relaxing and working guests
  • Bar featuring live music and cocktails
  • Multiple meeting rooms aimed at business travelers
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Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Downtown Minneapolis

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Downtown Minneapolis Pool

  • 32-inch HD television with cable channels available in rooms
  • Complimentary breakfast surrounded by nearby restaurants, Hell’s Kitchen and The News Room
  • 12-minute walk away from Nicollet Mall and Loring Park
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Sheraton Minneapolis Midtown Hotel

Shreaton Minneapolis Midtown Hotel Pool

  • Pet-friendly accommodation in the Phillips Midtown neighborhood of Minneapolis
  • Complimentary local shuttle service
  • The Great Room Restaurant is onsite. Additionally, the property is adjacent to the Midtown Global Market with a wide variety of ethnic cuisine
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Hotels with Pools in Duluth

Park Point Marina Inn

Park Point Marina Inn Pool

  • Lakefront property with tremendous views of Lake Superior
  • 68 guestrooms complete with climate control, private bathrooms, and premium beddings for comfy sleeping
  • Free area shuttle plus 24-hour fitness center, spa tub, and sauna
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Comfort Suites Canal Park

Comfort Suites Canal Park Pool

  • Family-friendly hotel with lovely vies of Lake Superior
  • Hot tub next to the indoor heated swimming pool
  • Breakfast buffet with other dining options, like Northern Waters Smokehaus, a short walk away
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The Inn on Lake Superior

The Inn on Lake Superior Pool

  • Right on the boardwalk with lake views and walking distance to Canal Park
  • Pillowtop mattresses to help you relax with cable TV and free WiFi
  • Complimentary breakfast with hot and cold options
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Hampton Inn Duluth Canal Park

Hampton Inn Duluth Canal Park Pool

  • Modern and family-friendly on the shores of Lake Superior
  • Steps away from the Great Lakes Aquarium and Canal Park
  • Rent bicycles at the front desk after enjoying an “on the run” hot breakfast for travelers in a rush
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Hotels with Pools in Rochester

Fairfield Inn & Suites Rochester Mayo Clinic Area

Fairfield Inn & Suites Rochester Mayo Clinic Area

  • Workout in the fitness center before taking a dip in the pool
  • Barbecue and picnic area available to guests
  • Complimentary breakfast and nearby restaurants include Olive Garden, Wild Bills Sports Saloon and Perkins Restaurant & Bakery
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Hampton Inn & Suites Rochester North

Hampton Inn & Suites Rochester North Pool

  • Shuttle service to nearby destinations, including the Mayo Clinic, St. Mary’s Hospital, and Rochester Methodist Hospital
  • Business center, meeting rooms, laundry facilities, and convenience store available to guests
  • Breakfast bags are available for guests in a rush
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La Quinta Inn &  Suites Rochester

La Quinta Inn &  Suites Rochester

  • Near the Willow Creek Country Club and just a 10-minute drive from Rochester International Airport where you can get free airport shuttle service
  • Free breakfast buffet and on-site grocery store to keep you well-fed
  • An hour’s drive from Niagara Cave for outdoorsy travelers
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Microtel Inn and Suites by Wyndham Rochester South

Microtel Inn and Suites by Wyndham Rochester South Pool

  • Pets are welcome without additional charge
  • Hot tub available next to the saltwater pool
  • Complimentary breakfast or check out Fat Willy’s nearby
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*All photos from trivago except