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which is closes to mall ofamerica /bloomington/edina

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which is closes to mall ofamerica /bloomington/edina

im visiting in may the very beginning which city is closest to mall of america,trying to decide on hotel..on another note does anyone know how much is the hold on your credit/debit card a night,as im going to another hotel in a different state. thanks

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1. Re: which is closes to mall ofamerica /bloomington/edina

The Mall of America is in eastern Bloomington and very close to the MSP airport.

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2. Re: which is closes to mall ofamerica /bloomington/edina

Bloomington is closest, then probably Mendota Heights (just over 494/river), then probably Eagan and Richfield.

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If I'm reading your question right, most hotels don't require a deposit on your credit card to hold a reservation, only to secure it. The only exception is usually if something BIG is going on that weekend in the area and rooms become scarce. If I'm totally off-base, please restate your question, thanks.

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creason (and original poster): I travel quite a bit, and yes - some hotels will place a hold of some amount of funds on a credit or debit card. The might show up as "pending charges" and can be up to one night's charges. This happens after you check-in, but before you checkout and clear the account. The pending fund hold usually disappears in 1-3 days. This also happens at gas stations, with debit cards, too.

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5. Re: which is closes to mall ofamerica /bloomington/edina

The Mall of America is in Bloomington. Edina is about a 20-25 minute ride, depending on time of day and traffic. Their roads can be very backed up at times.

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6. Re: which is closes to mall ofamerica /bloomington/edina

If you are looking for close proximity to the MOA, you'll want a hotel in Bloomington. The Bloomington MOA/Airport locations will offer the most choices in hotel accomodations. Most of the Edina hotels are located on the border of Bloomington/Edina. This is about a 10 -15 minute drive with limited traffic. We tend to stay more frequently in the Bloomington/Edina area only because those hotels tend to offer better deals. We have gotten great rates at the Sheraton, Sofitel, Country Inn and Suites and Stay Bridge. There is also a newer Westin in Edina.

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7. Re: which is closes to mall ofamerica /bloomington/edina

Only 20-25 minutes in rush hour, otherwise 10-15 minutes. Edina does have better restaurants.

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8. Re: which is closes to mall ofamerica /bloomington/edina

There are 2 excellent restaurants in the Mall of America. Napa Valley Grill and Crave. Both are outstanding!

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