Our Location

The University Inn has a convenient hotel location when it comes to places to stay in Minneapolis and hotels near University of Minnesota. If you live nearby and are Googling 'hotels in my area" or searching for hotels in Minneapolis, our hotel is close to everything you could ever want to see and do in the city.


There are a variety of attractions and things to do in Minneapolis, Including unique theatres, trendy museums, historic sites and more. Shop at the Mall of American in Bloomington, dine at any of the chic restaurants in the downtown core, and catch a game at any of the major sport stadiums, including the U.S. Bank Stadium and TCF Stadium.

Our Location

Just off I-35 and situated on the University of Minnesota's east bank campus, the University Inn’s location feels like a campus - surrounded by budget-friendly breakfast diners, charming boutique shops, sports stadiums and beautiful park areas. Minneapolis − Saint Paul International Airport and St. Paul's Downtown Airport are both less than a 20-minute drive from our hotel.

Event Venues

For lovers of music and live band performances, the Cedar Cultural Center is less than a five-minute drive away and holds concerts throughout the year. First Avenue has live music events throughout the year and is just a ten-minute drive away from our hotel. Other popular venues include Varsity Theater, Dakota Jazz Club, and The Cabooze.

Medical Centers

Nearby medical centers are less than ten-minutes away from the University Inn. Guests visiting patients or in need of medical attention will find the care they need at Hennepin County Medical Center and the University of Minnesota Medical Center. Other top-notch medical centers in the area include Fairview Hospital, Masonic Children’s Hospital at the MHealth Clinic and the Masonic Cancer Center.


The University Inn is located on the grounds of the University of Minnesota, making it a convenient accommodation choice for families and friends visiting current students. Other nearby universities include Bethel University, St. Catherine University and Hamline University, all ten minutes or less away from our hotel.

Sports Centers

For avid sports fans, the U.S. Bank Stadium and the TCF Bank Stadium are both less than a ten-minute drive from our hotel. Also, nearby is the Target Center, home to the NBA's Minnesota Timberwolves and WNBA's Minnesota Lynx. Target Field is a ten-minute drive away and is home to the Minnesota Twins, a major league baseball team.

Upcoming Events

Don't miss out on the top annual events that make Minneapolis the grand city that it is. From music festivals and culinary competitions to boat races and art fairs, there is always something to do when you stay at the University Inn in Minneapolis.

Transportation & Getting Around

With all the available transportation options, it's easy to get around Minneapolis. The METRO lines link the city together and offer quick access to attractions such as the Mall of America, downtown St. Paul, downtown Minneapolis, Target Field and more. Some METRO lines have buses, while others have trains. There is also the Light-Rail Transit, which connects the city to the airport, malls and more. Even better, there are free ride buses along Hennepin Avenue that have a variety of interesting stops until the journey ends at Washington Avenue. Just look out for the 'FREE RIDE' sign on a bus and jump on!