Local Attractions

The University Inn is one of the most convenient and comfortable hotels in St. Paul MN. As a popular tourist destination, there are so many things to do in Bloomington, MN, and all the other local areas.

Whether you are looking for hotels near Mall of America or hotels near Minneapolis Convention Center, the University Inn has the best location for accessing local sightseeing tours and major attractions such as the Walker Art Center, Stone Arch Bridge, and the Como Park Zoo & Conservatory.

Sports and Entertainment

There are plenty of sporting events and entertainment venues to experience when you visit Minneapolis. If you love sports, 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. If you want to catch a show, musical, live performance, and other exciting events, the elegant Varsity Theatre is just a short five-minute stroll away, while the Guthrie Theatre is a five-minute drive from the University Inn.


There are so many options of places to dine near our hotel. It is a ten-minute walk to numerous restaurants, diners, bars, and cafes. Enjoy an American-style home-cooked breakfast at Al's Breakfast and Tony's Diner, or meet friends for a few drinks at The Pourhouse Dinkytown or Loring Bar and Restaurant. When the sun goes down, you can head on over to the Bohemian-style Kitty Cat Klub where you can enjoy dancing, live music from local bands, drinks, and tasty dishes.


Minneapolis is home to many unique shopping experiences. If you need the basics such as clothing, electronics, and home goods, Target Express is less than a ten-minute walk from the University Inn. Other fun shopping adventures close by include Goldy's Locker Room, Gina + Will, and the popular Mall of America, less than a 20-minute drive away in Bloomington.