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Snelling Motel

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Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed | View from room
Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed | View from room
Free WiFi, bed sheets
Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed | View from room
Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds | View from room

Overview of Snelling Motel

Snelling Motel

2.0 star property

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Air conditioning
  • Housekeeping
  • 24/7 front desk
5346 Minnehaha Ave, Minneapolis, MN, 55417

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationMinnehaha Park9 min walk
  • Popular LocationFort Snelling State Park19 min walk
  • Popular LocationLake Nokomis4 min drive
  • AirportMinneapolis, MN (MSP-Minneapolis - St. Paul Intl.)6 min drive

Room options

About this area


Snelling Motel is located in Nokomis, a neighborhood in Minneapolis, and is near a metro station. Sea Life Minnesota Aquarium and Nickelodeon Universe are local attractions and those in the mood for shopping can visit Mall of America and Twin Cities Premium Outlets. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's going on at U.S. Bank Stadium, or consider a night out at Fillmore Theater & Element by Westin.

What's nearby

  • Minnehaha Park - 9 min walk
  • Fort Snelling State Park - 19 min walk
  • Lake Nokomis - 4 min drive
  • Macalester College - 9 min drive
  • University of St. Thomas - 11 min drive

Getting around

  • VA Medical Center Station - 5 min walk
  • St. Paul - Minneapolis Station - 12 min drive
  • Minneapolis - St. Paul Intl. Airport (MSP) - 6 min drive


  • Cap's Grille - 12 min walk
  • Sea Salt Eatery - 17 min walk
  • Las Teresitas - 3 min drive
  • Parkway Pizza - 3 min drive
  • Nokomis Service - 4 min drive

About this property

Snelling Motel

Motel near Mall of America
Snelling Motel is located close to Nickelodeon Universe, and has plenty to offer. Stay connected with free in-room WiFi.
Additional perks include:
  • Free self parking
  • An area shuttle, an area shuttle, and a 24-hour front desk
  • Guest reviews say good things about the overall value and location
Room features
All 31 rooms boast comforts such as air conditioning, as well as amenities like free WiFi.
Other conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Bathrooms with shower/tub combinations
  • 32-inch TVs with premium channels



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC)

Social distancing

Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking on site
  • Limited onsite parking
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)


  • 24-hour front desk

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • This property does not have elevators

Room amenities


  • Bedsheets provided


  • Hair dryer on request
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/bathtub combination


  • 32-inch TV with premium cable channels


  • Air conditioning

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Check-in from 2:00 PM - anytime
Minimum check-in age - 25


Check-out before 10:30 AM

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Renovations and closures

The property is closed between December 21 and April 30.

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: USD 500.00 per stay

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

You need to know

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

We should mention

This property does not have elevators

Property is also known as

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Frequently asked questions

Is Snelling Motel pet-friendly?

No, pets are not allowed at this property.

How much is parking at Snelling Motel?

Self parking is free at this property.

What time is check-in at Snelling Motel?

Check-in is from 2:00 PM - anytime.

What time is check-out at Snelling Motel?

Check-out is at 10:30 AM.

Where is Snelling Motel located?

Located in Nokomis, this motel is within a 10-minute walk of Mississippi River and Minnehaha Park. Fort Snelling State Park and Lake Nokomis are also within 3 mi (5 km). VA Medical Center Station is 5 minutes by foot and 50th Street Minnehaha Station is 12 minutes.

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Snelling Motel and receive a full refund?

Yes, Snelling Motel offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Snelling Motel cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.


Rating 10 - Excellent. 17 out of 101 reviews" "
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Rating 8 - Good. 32 out of 101 reviews" "
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Rating 6 - Okay. 26 out of 101 reviews" "
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Rating 4 - Poor. 16 out of 101 reviews" "
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Rating 2 - Terrible. 10 out of 101 reviews" "
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Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities




8/10 Good


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
This property is better than expected, even if those expectations are low. This motel is now called the Snelling Lodge, so don't get too confused when you're looking this up on the internet or your maps. I was greeted by a kind gentleman on the phone and at the check-in desk. The overnight stay was quiet and comfortable and I slept soundly.
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2022

8/10 Good


Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2022

4/10 Poor

Deborah, Aberdeen

Traveled with family and small children
Disliked: Amenities, property conditions & facilities
Bad area, hallways hot, entrance. Door not working.
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2022

6/10 Okay

Anthony, Baltimore

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
I like what Sanjay and his family are doing with the place and I want to support them, but I cannot deal with all the strange people working on their cars in the parking lot and hanging around in front of their rooms, staring at you. They need to make rules about what you can do in the parking lot and shoo away people "living" there on a daily basis. It could be a real gem then.
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2022

10/10 Excellent


Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Just what we were looking for!
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2022

2/10 Terrible


Traveled with group
Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Bad experience not as advertised .
The worst customer service experience with lady that we emcountered in to after a long drive late night. She was so unprofessional and insulting in many ways . And told us to leave the premises when we asked about there policies. Because that was never mentioned on the site on anywhere that you cant have three guests in a double bed room . I have been booking with for a while now and never had a worst experience ever? Even if we were willing to understand the situation the lady kept disrespecting us and attempeted to scare us off by saying " i am calling the police" as if were criminals that we would budge. Over all i dont recommend for any one one to saty in this hotel. I am still puzzled how the state still haven't revoked their licenses.
Stayed 2 nights in Jun 2022

6/10 Okay


Disliked: Staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Ok but would not recommend or stay there again
This place was pretty run down and not in a great area . Though the room itself was pretty clean it was below average in terms of updates. It appeared this property might have been a long term resident for veterans. I was concerned for safety and requested a second floor room and was concerned about my car in the parking lot. There were no issues but I would not recommend this for a business or family traveler or a single traveler. There was nothing around the property in terms of restaurants or stores. I was glad I bought a salad at the airport and had that for dinner
Stayed 1 night in Jun 2022

10/10 Excellent


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Very affordable with very friendly staff
Stayed 1 night in Jun 2022

10/10 Excellent


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities
Stayed 1 night in Jun 2022

4/10 Poor


Liked: Staff & service
Disliked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities
Stuff stacked all over in stairwell and hallway and boxes galor. Made it look trashier then it qlready looked on outside. I chose it for location right nect to the VA hospital.
Stayed 1 night in Mar 2022