The Best 14 Hotels with Waterparks in Minnesota (Recommended)

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The excitement of a waterpark is not limited to young ones. Whether you’re looking for thrilling slides or relaxing pools, there’s plenty in Minnesota hotels with waterparks and their swimming facilities.

Want to make your next family vacation one that will be discussed for years?

Minnesota hotels with waterpark facilities have something great going on every day.


Full List of Best Water Park Hotels in Minnesota

Great Wolf Lodge - Bloomington

Located a mile away from the Mall of America, this waterpark resort features heated indoor pools with waterslides, a lazy river, a kids’ pool and play area, rock climbing, bowling, a rope course, and more fun attractions.

Guests of this family-friendly resort can enjoy on-site restaurants, a fitness center, a bar, an on-site coffee house, and pool bars. Each room has air conditioning, a TV, a coffee machine, and a microwave. Select rooms have a balcony.

Mostly positive reviews show that guests find this property to be a “fun family environment” with a lot of activities for small kids. However, some consider it a bit overpriced and crowded.

Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Maple Grove Northwest Minneapolis-Arbor Lakes

Continuing the list of hotels with waterparks in Minnesota, this Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites is within driving distance from the Mall of America. 

It features a weekend water park with waterslides, a heated pool whirlpool, and a water basketball.

This 3-star hotel offers a well-equipped fitness center, a game room, on-site restaurants, a bar, and a hot tub. Each guest room has a microwave, a mini-fridge, and a flat-screen cable TV.

Reviews show that the water park facilities are ideal for smaller kids (up to 7 years), the rooms are cozy, and the location very convenient.

Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Minneapolis-Lakeville

Located in Lakeville, less than a mile from Marion Lake, this family hotel features an indoor waterpark with a twisting waterslide and a water playground with a water basketball and mushroom fountains.

Guests of this waterpark hotel can enjoy a modern business center, on-site dining, and a game room

Plus, each guest room has a microwave, a coffee maker, and a refrigerator. 

Although breakfast is not included in the reservation, guests seem to be happy with the facilities and services provided, especially with the pool area.

In addition, there are restaurants nearby where you can dine if the on-site option is too expensive for your budget.

If you are looking for the best value-for-money hotel with an indoor water park in Minnesota, check this out.

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Brainerd-Baxter

Located a 13-minute drive from North Long Lake, this hotel boasts 30,000 sq. ft. of water fun, including three water slides, a lazy river, an activity pool with a water walk, a zero-depth Spray Deck with 1000-gallon dumping bucket, a family hot tub, an adults-only hot tub.

This waterpark hotel offers the Three Bear Grill Restaurant, a game room, and a fitness center. Each room has a microwave, a refrigerator, and a coffee machine.

Many details need changing according to some guests, but mostly the property as a whole seems satisfying. Nevertheless, there are several reviews noting that the chlorine level in the water park was a bit high, so don’t forget to shower afterward to avoid irritation during a longer stay.

Edgewater Hotel & Waterpark

Continuing the list of hotels with waterparks in Minnesota, we have Edgewater, set near Duluth Canal Park. This family resort-style hotel features a water playground, pool, and hot tub. Children will enjoy the twisting waterslides, a dump bucket, and a lazy river.

Edgewater Hotel & Waterpark offers an arcade, an outside play area, a mini-golf, a bar, a garden, a game room, and a fitness center. Each room has a desk, a TV, and a private bathroom.

Booking is only possible through the official hotel site linked above (“More Information” button). Although some guests report less than excellent stays, a lot of families find this place ideal for a staycation, especially for smaller children. Parents specifically praise the lifeguards‘ commitment. 

Americ inn by Wyndham Shakopee Near Canterbury Park

Set a short drive from Valleyfair Amusement Park, this inexpensive family hotel features an indoor waterpark that offers a swimming pool with waterslides and a kids’ play area.

Guests of this waterpark hotel can enjoy amenities like a sun deck, a game room, a business center, spa facilities, a hot tub, a fitness center, a sauna, and meeting/banquet facilities. Each room has a flat-screen TV, a desk, and a private bathroom.

As the rating indicates, there’s a lot of room for improvement, but it seems like a great option for a short stay if you are looking for a pool with water slides in a convenient location and at an affordable price.

Best Western Rochester Hotel

The next list of hotels with a waterpark in Minnesota is Best Western Rochester Hotel, 7 mi from Rochester International Airport. It features an indoor pool with a waterslide, water basketball, and a small kiddie pool.

This waterpark hotel has a restaurant, fitness center, bar, and free Wi-Fi. Each room has a cable TV, a coffee/tea maker, a desk, blackout curtains, and air conditioning. Guests can choose from family rooms, suites, or bridal suites.

Guests found the property clean, serving a good breakfast and with a friendly staff, but some pointed out that the place could use an update.

Arrowwood Lodge at Brainerd Lakes

The next hotel with waterpark in Minnesota is set near Golf at Legacy Courses and features a 30,000-square-foot attraction with a twisting waterslide and water activities.

Guests of this cabin-themed hotel can enjoy on-site restaurants, a gym, a games room, an outdoor fireplace, a picnic area, a bar, and a snack bar. Each room has a cable TV, an in-room microwave, and a refrigerator.

Apart from poor WiFi quality and a mediocre breakfast, Arrowwood Lodge is a fun place for families with small kids. Guests also note that the rooms are spacious and the staff friendly, but the price is a bit high.

Best Western Plus Bloomington Hotel

Situated 20 minutes’ drive from Minneapolis city center, this cozy hotel features a water park with a waterslide, a mushroom fountain, and a splash pad for kids.

This Best Western Plus waterpark hotel offers its guests a hot tub along with a large pool, a fitness center, free Wi-Fi, on-site restaurants, a game room, and a bar. The stylish guest rooms include a flat-screen cable TV, a microwave, a refrigerator, and a coffee maker. 

Although the general value for money seems lower than we would like, the guests are pleased with the convenient location, the large and kid-friendly pool area, and the breakfast.

Rapid River Lodge

Situated off Highway 371 just north of Route 210 and Junction 371, Rapid River Lodge boasts a vast indoor waterpark that features huge tube and body slides, a lazy river, and a spacious children’s activity pool.

Families can also enjoy a hot tub, a game room, an exercise room, on-site restaurants, and more. Each room has refrigerators, microwaves, hairdryers, and coffee makers.

Hotel’s highest-ranking feature is its location, but guests also remark on clean and spacious rooms, as well as the “fun family atmosphere,” highlighted by a great water park and a delicious breakfast. Some guests commented that the price was a bit high for their liking. 

Timberlake Lodge Hotel

Set next to Grand Rapids/Itasca County Airport, this 4-star waterpark hotel features an oversized hot tub, lap pool, kiddie pool with a frog slide, and a 98ft tube slide.

This family-friendly hotel offers a complete, hot breakfast buffet each morning, a fitness center, a lending library, a picnic area, a snack bar, and modern, family-friendly dining. Each room has a flat-screen TV, A/C, and a private bathroom.

Boasting high reviews on all features, Timberlake Lodge seems like the ideal place for a longer family vacation. Highlights include an amazing breakfast, comfy and clean rooms, and super friendly staff. Keep in mind that the breakfast room is not too big, so you’ll want to ask the front desk about the least busy times to eat.

TownePlace Suites Rochester

The next hotel with water park in Minnesota is located near the Quarry Hill Nature Center and features a pool with a water slide, a waterfall fountain in a separate kiddie pool, and a hot tub.

Guests of TownePlace Suites Rochester can enjoy a continental breakfast, a business center, a gym, and a children’s activity area. Each suite has a pantry area, stove-top, a large work desk, Wi-Fi, and a dishwasher. They sleep up to 4 or 6 guests, making them perfect for families.

The rating shows that this waterpark hotel offers good value for money, while in the reviews, it’s clear that the location is one of the highlights, as well as the decent breakfast, welcoming staff, and kid-friendly setting. 

Wyndham Garden Otsego-Minneapolis

Located just off Highway 101, somewhat north of Minneapolis, this waterpark hotel features a lazy river and three 4-story waterslides.

Wyndham Garden Otsego-Minneapolis offers a modern gym, an arcade, a snack bar, meeting/banquet facilities, and a shared lounge with a TV area. This affordable hotel is great for larger families as it boasts a spacious Two-Bedroom Family Suite that sleeps up to 9 guests.

Guest reviews show that the property is a bit dated, but all in all, it offers a pleasant stay for families. Many have also said that the staff is friendly and helpful, the water park is nice, and the location is convenient.

AmericInn by Wyndham Silver Bay

If you are looking for a hotel with a waterpark in Minnesota for a family vacation, this hotel is located near Tettegouche State Park. It features a waterpark with a children’s pool, a waterslide, an indoor pool, and a spa tub.

Guests of this family hotel can enjoy the steam room, a continental breakfast, and WiFi in public areas. Rooms are equipped with refrigerators, microwaves, TVs, coffee/tea makers, free local calls, and ironing boards.

It’s impossible to say if the beds are comfy and the breakfast good, as there are many opposing reviews, but we can say for certain that the location is great and the staff very friendly.

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FAQ about hotels with waterparks in Minnesota

  • What is the average price to book a hotel with waterpark in Minnesota?

    There are some hotels with waterparks in Minnesota starting at $69 per night, but it's more common to pay $150 or more per night. Of course, prices vary depending on the hotel, its location, your selected dates, and so on.

  • What is the best hotel with waterpark in Minnesota?

    Great Wolf Lodge Minnesota offers both indoor water park fun and dry-land adventures for the entire family. This resort has something for every member of your crew. Whether you’re relaxing at the spa, getting wild on our water slides, or enjoying some downtime in your clean and spacious suite - there’s no shortage of activities to enjoy!

  • Are there any hotels with waterparks in Minneapolis, MN?

    Yes! They are not in the very center but on the outskirts or in the surrounding towns. Some of them include the Holiday Inn Minneapolis NW Elk River, an IHG Hotel, Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites, Minneapolis-Lakeville, and Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Maple Grove Northwest Minneapolis-Arbor Lakes. In addition, towns like Bloomington are just a short drive away as well, so you can stay in, e.g., Great Wolf Lodge, and still explore the capital as much as you wish.