When Twin Cities visitors typically look for a place to stay, hotels in the downtown Minneapolis area usually are the first stop. And while many of those hotels are great, one of the best values in town lies immediately to the south in Richfield.

Richfield’s three hotels provide tremendous value and sit just minutes from both downtown areas, the Mall of America, and the airport—a prime location. And all three are located right along Highway 494, for easy-on, easy-off access that you won’t find downtown.

Booking concert tickets for the summer at Target Field, US Bank Stadium, or Xcel Energy Center? Richfield hotels are just 10-15 minutes away. Looking at Minnesota Twins or Vikings games this summer, fall and winter? Richfield hotels present an affordable option for your family. Or maybe you’re looking for a longer-term stay due to work or family matters? At least one Richfield hotel offers long-stay amenities.

Here’s a closer look at Richfield’s three hotels and what each offers.

Baymont by Wyndham

Baymont, part of Wyndham hotel group, is one of the few hotels in the Richfield area with pool and hot tub—a huge perk for travelers, especially families. It is located at 1200 East 78th St.

The hotel has 56 rooms that include standard amenities like free wi-fi and a coffee maker. The hotel also includes a fitness room and a complimentary breakfast.

Baymont attracts lots of leisure travelers and a number of family groups and reunions—here’s where that pool becomes a nice perk for those little ones looking to urn off some energy!

Reviews of the Baymont mostly comment on the hotel’s cleanliness, its location (just 5 minutes from the airport and Mall of America), and that pool!

Sonesta Simply Suites

Sonesta Simply Suites, located at 351 West 77th St., is an extended stay-type hotel. It typically attracts people who are visiting the Twin Cities for contract work—like construction, travel nurses, and airport personnel.

And suites are designed exactly for this kind of traveler. Each suite includes a fully-equipped kitchen with a refrigerator, stovetop, microwave, and dishwasher. You’ll also get silverware, plates, glasses, and pots and pans for cooking. Sonesta even has on-site laundry so you don’t have to pack that extra suitcase!

Finally, the hotel includes a great 24/7 fitness center complete with free weights, machines, and treadmills.

The location—just 10 minutes from the airport and right on 494—is ideal for workers looking to commute to suburb or urban locations. It’s also walking distance to a grocery store (nearby Aldi) and numerous Richfield restaurants (including Andale Taqueria and Broadway Pizza).

Four Points by Sheraton

Four Points, located at 7745 Lyndale Ave. South, is situated at a perfect location right off 494 and 35W, just minutes from Mall of America, the airport, and downtown Minneapolis.

The hotel offers a big pool and hot tub area—a great perk for young families. But it also includes a small meeting space and wonderful common areas for those with business travel needs.

Four Points offers complimentary shuttle service to the airport and Mall of America. You’ll also find a small fitness center on-site so you can get that early morning workout in before you start your busy day.

Four Points is a great hotel for business travelers (due to proximity to downtown and airport) and young families looking to check out Mall of America (just a five-minute drive).