Cheap rooms near a super mall.
This motel used to be a combination apartment building and German restaurant. Despite a 2002 renovation, it still houses some interesting spaces. You’ll have to navigate a few hallways to get to the lobby, but the price is right. And it’s next to the Mall of America, a bonus for out-of-towners on a shopping spree. The hallways and rooms have an institutional feeling to them---lots of hard surfaces and industrial fixtures. Given the motel’s location at the intersection of Interstate 494 and State Route 77, accommodations are surprisingly quiet. Ask for a room overlooking the soccer field. It’s the only view that doesn’t include asphalt.