0.98km from Design A Bunchwe choose this location due to its proximity to mall of america and some restaurants we wanted to try. but we would not recommend this hotel. no offense to you dog owners out there but we had 2 barking dogs (one right across the hall) and that owner would take the dog outside right beside the rear entrance (we were right next to that rear entrance) and allow the animal to do its business in the snow right beside the doorway. nice mess to walk through each time you come and go right ? none of the entrances that we used locked. so there anyone could walk in anytime without a key card. not good especially when our room is right beside one of the entrances. we asked the front desk about it. i got the impression they knew full well and that it had been that way for awhile. unacceptable !! we had no face cloths or hand towels and when we asked for them we got none. we had to ask a second time and were given one of each. they said they had no more. the internet was sketchy. no password required. slow. and you had to scan for it and sign in again each time you logged out. never seen that before anywhere. the pool was closed when we arrived. not a big deal for us but may have been for others. the tub drain was plugged but was corrected. the message light on our phone always blinked. they said it always does that. so how would we know if someone was trying to reach us ?? the main parking lot was poorly plowed. very icy. and was very poorly lit. there was more lighting on the rear side. the heater control did not work. the heat never stopped. we had to constantly turn the heat on and off otherwise it would be wayyyyy too hot. and yet there seemed to be no heat at all in the hallways or the lobby. the small breakfast offered was fine. we did not really care as we go out for brkfst. but you can certainly get coffee, juice, milk, cereal, water, etc. some of these things mentioned may be not be a huge deal but it shows there is just no attention to problems here. it seems to be very poorly run. i knows "days inn" is a budget friendly name brand but in my opinion this location does not even meet minimum standards to be part of this chain. compared for example to the days in we stayed at in duluth.....they are not even close. i believe trip advisor has this place as a 21/2 star. i don't think it even deserves a 2. sorry. on a positive note.....the room was clean and in decent condition. good tv options. lots of restaurants close by and not far from mall of america.