3 Minnesota hotels named among the best in the Midwest by Conde Nast

Next time you take a trip to Mall of America, you might as well stay for the night.

Minnesotans have even more to brag about. Not only do we have one of the biggest, best malls in the country, but a hotel connected to it is making a name for itself too.

For the second year in a row, the JW Marriot Minneapolis Mall of America has been named among the best hotels in the Midwest, according to Conde Nast Traveler. The travel website determined the rankings in the country's heartland by surveying more than 300,000 travelers. 

JW Marriot at the mega mall came in second overall, behind a hotel of the same name in Indianapolis. It earned a total score of 96.72 out of 100 – better than all other hotels in Minnesota.

“It is humbling to know guests truly enjoy their time on the property and that our entire staff consistently showcases the level of service that has made the JW Marriott name synonymous with excellence," General Manager Lars Danneberg said in a news release.

Two other Minnesota hotels also cracked the top 10: Radisson Blu Mall of America and W Minneapolis – The Foshay.

What people love about it

Conde Nast called the JW Marriot at Mall of America "the lap of luxury." Ooh la la.

The hotel, which opened in November 2015, has 321 rooms, 21 suites, and features sleek, modern décor and state-of-the-art amenities including a fitness center, swimming pool, LED screen TVs, and one of the largest event spaces in the Twin Cities.

The hotel's signature restaurant, Cedar + Stone, Urban Table says it offers "refined, crafted dishes inspired by Minnesota’s natural roots and local culture."

JW Marriot also connects to the mall – which we all know has pretty much anything you could want inside – via a skyway on the second floor, which is appealing to both fun-seeking families and businesspeople alike.

And of course, there's easy access to the light rail if you feel like heading downtown to keep the party going.

Though it comes at a cost. Make a reservation here – if you have the means to drop $500-plus per night, that is.

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