Prior Lake, Minnesota, has a lot of things to do for a relatively small city. From Mystic Lake Casino to nearby Valleyfair theme park and even enjoying the waters of the nearby lakes, there is enough to keep all sorts occupied. But to maximize your time and comfort, make sure to pick a hotel that fits your needs.
We’ve put together a list of the top five best hotels in Prior Lake and the surrounding area that provide a clean room and easy access to wholesome outdoor activities, fun events, and the nearby Twin Cities. And yes, each of these hotels is relatively close to MSP airport, giving you the ultimate trifecta of convenience, city livin’, and rural splendor.
Here is a look at the five best hotels in and around Prior Lake, Minnesota.
Best Hotels in Prior Lake, Minnesota
1. Mystic Lake Casino Hotel
Address: 2400 Mystic Lake Blvd NW, Prior Lake, MN 55372
The Mystic Lake Casino Hotel is the most popular hotel in the area. Unlike most hotels in Minnesota, it can help you forget where you are, even in the middle of winter.
The hotel connects directly to the Little Six Casino. It is the perfect option if you are seeing a show at the casino or want to spend most of your time (and money) trying to win at the tables and slots.
I’m no stranger to a casino (my luck stinks, but I’m a sucker for one), and lemme tell you, Mystic Lake, in green, suburban Minnesota, delivers in spades. I go here just for fun – I have nothing but good things to say about this place.
Even if you have no desire to try your luck at the tables, you and your family can still dance to the live music, Mystic Showroom, spa, salon, live comedy, and theater offerings. You’re also only 30 minutes from the Twin Cities, the Mall of America, and all the fun things that come with them.
The hotel favors group travel, featuring 766 modern rooms and suites with free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, mini-fridges, and coffee makers. Some rooms also have lake views, whirlpool tubs, fireplaces, and balconies.
Unlike other Prior Lake hotels, this one has multiple in-house dining options, including a steakhouse, a buffet, a pizza place, and a coffee shop. You can also access the indoor pool, fitness center, golf course, and free shuttle service.
Because there are so many events here, prices vary depending on when you stay. With a little bit of planning, though, you can find a good…