Crowne Plaza Minneapolis West
Just off the freeway, the fan-worthy Radisson Hotel is a strategic launching point for experiencing the area's diverse mix of lakes, nature trails, golf courses, gigantic shopping malls, giant ax-men, and equally gigantic blue oxen. Adventurous guests may opt to take a light walk to a number of parks and trails located less than a mile from the main hotel before returning for their complimentary repast of prime rib and drinks. Hotel homebodies, meanwhile, can play billiards in the lounge, lounge in the pool, pool quarters for the game room, and room with that special someone while trying to guess which number setting on their Sleep Number bed is "deadly spikes." They'll also get to hit the fitness center, watch movies on 42-inch flat-screen TVs, make themselves coffee or tea, surf the Net on high-speed WiFi, and bring their kids (under 18) and pets along for free.