We used some of our Club Carlson points for a weekend at the Mall of America. We had to be in the area for a meeting anyway so why not combine fun into the weekend?
We arrive at almost 9:30pm from our Chicago flight. The hotel shuttle arrive promptly after our call and it was a quick 15 minute drive to the hotel. A very pleasant front desk clerk told us we were upgraded to a junior suite for the weekend. Staying on points any upgrade is really appreciate!
We found our way to our seventh floor room and I like how a room key is needed to use the elevator at the Blu hotels. I know people can still try to step on with others but I appreciate the security effort.
We loved these lobby seats. The standard long fireplace made it very cozy. Daughter wants one of these pods in her room!
Our junior suite had a couch and chair on the right side of the room. The king bed, desk and large tv are on the left.
We had the usual mansion bathroom with black sparkle. The differences with the suite were a beautiful soaking tub and our shower had a seat in it.
We had a great stay. Pretty much the hotel was the highlight of our trip. We did some looking at the Mall of America and it was nice to have the direct access.
The third floor pool area had several chairs around the pool. And surprisingly there are two screens on the end of the pool showing kids movies. Finding Nemo was on when we popped in. Great for the kids!
Our welcome gift was blue M&Ms with Radisson on the other side, Daughter made them her bedtime snack. And a couple of bottles of water.
Rates at the Radisson Blu Mall of America start at $169 for a king or $239 for the junior suites. We used 44,000 points for our two nights with the second nights redemption free.