4 Best Hotels With Water Park Near Owatonna, Minnesota - Updated 2024

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Head to the beautiful city of Owatonna in Minnesota’s Steele County for some family fun. Rich in history, Owatonna is located in an area that was once a hunting ground for Native Americans. The city has plenty of legends, including the healing powers of the water of the Straight River. You can drink the water at Springs Park. Owatonna is a 60-minute drive from Minneapolis and the suburban city of Bloomington is less than a 50-minute drive away. Lakeville and Rochester are also nearby. There are plenty of hotels with water park close to the city. Enjoy a vacation with children as you engage in the fun rides at the water park. Read on to discover the best hotels with water park near Owatonna, Minnesota.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and access to an in-house or nearby water park. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on May 29, 2024.

1. Great Wolf Lodge Bloomington (from USD 249)

This four-star hotel has a wonderful water park where children will have a field day. Guests receive a wristband to access the water park during check-in. The lifeguards are at hand near the waterslide and indoor pool, so parents can relax. The hotel’s game room keeps kids busy.

The hotel also offers family rooms and suites, each equipped with a microwave, a fridge, a flat-screen television, and a coffee machine. Choose from any of the eight dining options to keep your whole gang well fed. Work out at the fitness center, and the ATM comes in handy if you run out of cash. Free Wi-Fi, parking, and shuttle to Mall of America is available. Minnesota Sea Life Aquarium is just a short walk away.

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Great Wolf Lodge Bloomington

Wifi Available

Address: 1700 American Boulevard East
11.31 km (7.1 mi) from Minnesota Zoo

Parking Restaurant Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Non-smoking rooms Facilities for disabled guests Family rooms

2. Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Minneapolis-Lakeville, an IHG Hotel (from USD 157)

This Lakeville hotel’s indoor water park is popular with guests and has a massive hot tub to boot. Having a water park inside the hotel makes it convenient for parents and keeps the children engaged. Zip down the twisted blue slide into the pool or splash underneath the mushroom fountain. The pool has a hoop in case you fancy shooting some baskets.

The cozy rooms have a microwave and fridge, as well as a coffee maker. The desk makes it easy to work on your laptop. A 20-minute drive takes you to the airport. Mall of America is 24.1 km (15 mi) away.

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Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Minneapolis-Lakeville, an IHG Hotel

8.7 User Rating Wifi Available

Address: 20800 Kenrick Avenue
15.34 km (9.6 mi) from Minnesota Zoo

Parking Restaurant 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Fitness centre Non-smoking rooms Business centre Laundry Dry cleaning

3. Best Western Rochester Hotel Mayo Clinic Area/ St. Mary's (from USD 101)

Grab the whole family and book a room or suite at Best Western Rochester Hotel Mayo Clinic Area/ St. Mary’s. This hotel has a fitness center and wellness area for adults, while children can have a gala time at the indoor water park with a water slide. There’s plenty of seating around the pool, so you can always be close to your kids as they splash and play. Parents can also relax in the hot tub or swim in the indoor pool.

A continental breakfast is served daily and when the sun goes down, unwind with a drink at the bar. Free Wi-Fi and parking are available on site. Plummer Building is a short drive away, while a short walk gets you to Apache Mall, where you can shop till you drop.

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Best Western Rochester Hotel Mayo Clinic Area/ St. Mary's

Wifi Available

Address: 1517 16th St Sw Rochester, MN 55902
102.0 km (63.4 mi) from Minnesota Zoo

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Fitness centre Non-smoking rooms

4. Best Western Plus Bloomington Hotel (from USD 100)

This three-star hotel in Bloomington has a lovely indoor water park. The water park has an island-like area with a slide, an artificial palm tree, and a fountain shower, and children can splash around happily in the area. There’s a huge pool next to the area, where parents can lounge on the chairs as they watch the children at play. The comfortable rooms are perfect for unwinding after a long day. Each room comes with a microwave, fridge, TV and a seating area.

Mall of America is across the road, and Nickelodeon Universe is a short walk away from the hotel, making it the perfect place for adults and children alike. Dine at the on-site restaurant and enjoy the hot buffet breakfast. Complimentary Wi-Fi and shuttle service to the airport is also on offer.

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Best Western Plus Bloomington Hotel

Wifi Available

Address: 1901 Killebrew Drive
10.25 km (6.4 mi) from Minnesota Zoo

Parking Restaurant Meeting/banquet facilities 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Tennis court Fitness centre Golf course (within 3 km) Non-smoking rooms

Spend time with your family in Owatonna

A family holiday where children can indulge in water activities is perfect for summer. A getaway to Owatonna in Minnesota is ideal as plenty of hotels with a water park are available in Rochester, Lakeville and Bloomington. The convenience of a water park inside the hotel premises makes it easier.

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