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Elk River Minnesota Hotels & Motels

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The Elk River center is about 9 miles east of Monticello Big Lake Hospital and 10 miles east of Monticello Army National Guard.

Elk River, Minnesota, is located just 34 miles northwest of Minneapolis, so when you stay in this Midwestern town, you get to soak up small-town charm while benefiting from nearby big-city conveniences and attractions. Getting to Elk River from Minneapolis is easy — just take U.S. Highway 10 and 169 or State Highway 101, or you can leave the car at home and ride into the Elk River station on the Northstar Commuter Rail line. More from this guide...

Elk River Hotels & Accommodations

Country Inn & Suites by Carlson Elk River 18894 Dodge St. Nw, Elk River, MN 55330
  • 3 star Suburban property
  • Gym is available on property
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Holiday Inn Minneapolis Nw Elk River : 9200 Quaday Ave. Ne 9200 Quaday Ave. Ne, Elk River, MN 55330
  • Mid-scale Suburban hotel
  • Fitness center on property
Riverwood Inn & Conference Center 10990 95th St. Ne, Otsego, MN 55362 ~4.34 miles west of Elk River
  • Mid-scale Resort property
  • Fitness + Health Center
  • TV needs to be updated
  • Most guests thought it was pleasantly quiet
Americas Best Value Inn - Big Lake 16776 198th Ave. Nw, Big Lake, MN 55309 ~5.61 miles west of Elk River
  • Low Cost Rural property
  • Gym is available on property
Country Inn & Suites Albertville 6554 Lamplight Drvive, Albertville, MN 55301 ~6.27 miles southwest of Elk River
  • 3-star Highway property
  • Check in time: 3:00pm
  • Fresh hot breakfast
  • Pool was open late
Holiday Inn Express & Suites - Rogers 20930 135th Ave. North, Rogers, MN 55374 ~7.98 miles south of Elk River
  • Two-star Suburban property
  • Check-in time: 3:00 PM
Hampton Inn & Suites 13550 Commerce Blvd., Rogers, MN 55374 ~8.11 miles south of Elk River
  • Affordable Suburban hotel
  • Hotel has 40 suites
  • Average sized rooms
  • Room was clean
Very Good 4.5 /5Review Score CallBookMore Details
Super 8 Hotel Rogers Minnesota - Rogers 21130 134th Ave. North, Rogers, MN 55374 ~8.15 miles south of Elk River
  • Two star Suburban property
  • 5 suites in hotel
Americinn Lodge & Suites - Rogers 21800 Industrial Blvd., Rogers, MN 55374 ~8.42 miles south of Elk River
  • Low Cost Highway hotel
  • Has environment-friendly policy Learn more
  • Room is all right
  • Most guests criticized the small bathroom
Comfort Suites Ramsey 6440 Us 10 West, Ramsey, MN 55303 ~9.73 miles southeast of Elk River
  • Midscale Suburban property
  • 64 suites in property
  • Free parking
  • New coffee maker
Best Western Chelsea Hotel 89 Chelsea Rd., Monticello, MN 55362 ~10.60 miles west of Elk River
  • Midscale Highway property
  • Hotel has 10 suites
  • Ample towels
  • Clean room
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Days Inn Monticello - Monticello 200 East Oakwood Dr., Monticello, MN 55362 ~10.61 miles west of Elk River
  • Low priced hotel
Regency Inn & Suites - Anoka 1129 West Highway 10, Anoka, MN 55303 ~10.64 miles southeast of Elk River
  • 3 star hotel
Super 8 1114 Cedar St., Monticello, MN 55362 ~10.65 miles west of Elk River
  • Low Cost hotel
  • 70 sleeping rooms in hotel
Americinn of Coon Rapids in Coon Rapids 3430 Northdale Blvd., Coon Rapids, MN 55448 ~13.32 miles southeast of Elk River
  • Cheap Rural hotel
  • 53 rooms in property
  • 2nd floor was filthy
  • Most guests thought the building wasn't nice
Best Western Plus Coon Rapids North Metro Hotel 3420 Northdale Blvd. Nw, Coon Rapids, MN 55448 ~13.37 miles southeast of Elk River
  • Mid-scale Suburban hotel
  • 2 meeting rooms in property
  • Good breakfast
  • Decent breakfast
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Cambria Suites Maple Grove : 9655 Grove Circle North 9655 Grove Circle North, Maple Grove, MN 55369 ~13.50 miles south of Elk River
  • Mid-scale Suburban property
  • 129 suites in property
Crossings by Grandstay : 14435 Bank St. 14435 Bank St., Becker, MN 55308 ~14.41 miles west of Elk River
  • Affordable Highway hotel
  • Check in: 3:00 PM
  • Good service
  • Nice pool area
Super 8 Motel : 13804 1st St. 13804 1st St., Becker, MN 55308 ~15.25 miles west of Elk River
  • Economy Highway property
  • Comp. Breakfast
  • Room is all right
  • Very good hotel
Hampton by Hilton in Brooklyn Park 9470 West Broadway Ave., Brooklyn Park, MN 55445 ~16.31 miles southeast of Elk River
  • 3-star Highway hotel
  • 100 rooms in hotel
Hampton Inn Maple Grove : 7745 Elm Creek Blvd. 7745 Elm Creek Blvd., Maple Grove, MN 55369 ~16.39 miles southeast of Elk River
  • Mid-scale Suburban hotel
  • Hotel has 4 suites
  • Most guests said rooms were clean
  • Good internet service
Staybridge Suites Minneapolis Arbor Lakes : 7821 Elm Creek Blvd. 7821 Elm Creek Blvd., Maple Grove, MN 55369 ~16.40 miles southeast of Elk River
  • 3-star Suburban hotel
  • Hotel has 119 suites
  • Friendly atmosphere
  • Most guests said the beds were comfortable
Americinn Princeton Mn : 910 South Rum River Dr. 910 South Rum River Dr., Princeton, MN 55371 ~16.84 miles north of Elk River
  • 3 star hotel
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
Super 8 Buffalo 303 10th Ave. South, Buffalo, MN 55313 ~16.87 miles southwest of Elk River
  • Low-priced property
  • Check in: 11:00 AM
Country Inn & Suites in Buffalo 1002 Highway 55 East, Buffalo, MN 55313 ~16.90 miles southwest of Elk River
  • Low Cost Rural property
  • Fitness center on property
  • Hotel buildings could use some improvement
  • Most guests said rooms were clean
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Once you arrive downtown, spend the day wandering in and out of the downtown area's charming shops while looking for antiques and collectibles. If you like to sew, a visit to The Noble Quilter shop is a must on your Elk River itinerary. You'll find more than fabric and notions here. The shop also offers an extensive collection of gifts and Polish pottery.

If the kids need to blow off some steam in the winter months, you can stop by Elk River's numerous playgrounds or take them to the city's Wild Woods Water Park. This indoor facility's enticing lazy river, waterslides, and hot tub will keep everyone entertained for hours. For more adrenaline-laced fun, take the family over to ERX Motor Park to watch BMX racing. This facility also hosts monster truck events, rodeos, and more.

Schedule your own playtime while the family is shopping or getting some playground time in, and play a nine-hole round at the municipal Pinewood Golf Course.

Whether you're in town on business or just planning a little time in the country near the Twin Cities, Elk River, Minnesota, offers fun for the whole family.

When to Visit Elk River, Minnesota

You're bound to have a good time no matter what time of year you visit Elk River, but check the city calendar before you plan your trip. This active community loves to get together to celebrate holidays and to make the most of the warmer seasons.

Arts and crafts lovers will enjoy the spring and fall arts and crafts shows, each of which welcomes around 100 artisans to the Elk River Arena. Summertime in the city ushers in outdoor concert season. Kids and caregivers get their own free summer series at Orono Park on Thursday mornings, while everyone is welcome to enjoy the popular Riverfront Concert series at Rivers Edge Commons Park on Thursday evenings from June to August.

Next comes Elk RiverFest in July, when downtown Elk River and Main Street become the place to be. Enjoy live music, food, drinks, and bingo, plus a Kids Fun Zone with bounce houses and slides, chalk-drawing stations, and more. Be sure to check out the Riverside Market arts and crafts booths and beer garden throughout the evening, and stick around for the fireworks once darkness falls. The Sherburne County Fair also comes to Elk River in mid-July.

Elk River organizes great holiday events, including the Family Spooktacular in late October. For a nominal entry fee, you can enjoy games, hayrides, candy, music, activities, crafts, and a treat trail all night long, and kids can compete in the costume contest. Or you can simply head to downtown Elk River with the kids for free trick-or-treating at participating businesses.

Come Christmastime, the community attends the Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony. Later, join the locals at Rivers Edge Commons Park for Santa in the Park, where kids can get their photo taken with Santa and Mrs. Claus.

In February, get ready for some cool outdoor fun at the Shiver Elk River event at Lake Orono. This annual event offers something for everyone, from 5K and 10K races to the frigid Shiver Plunge for the daring. Warm up with tasty food truck treats, or roast some marshmallows and enjoy some cocoa with the locals.

Below is a chart of the current pricing seasonality of hotels and motels in Elk River, MN:

seasonality of hotel rates in Elk River

Elk River by Star Rating

Below we've posted 3 graphs demonstrating mean price patterns by star rating class in Elk River, MN. You can use these illustrations to determine the least expensive seasons to make a reservation in Elk River throughout the year.

Luxury Hotels in Elk River, Minnesota

4 Star Average Prices: $136.17

If you're looking for a luxury hotel near Elk River, consider the Cambria Hotel Minneapolis Maple Grove. Contemporary design and cheerful decor make this hotel warm and welcoming. Posh amenities like an onsite bar and lounge, an indoor pool, a children's pool, and a 24-hour fitness center appeal to business travelers and families alike.

Guest rooms come outfitted with microwaves and fridges so you can stow and heat snacks and light meals for midnight cravings or in-room lunches. Everyone will love watching cable programming on the 36-inch flat-screen televisions and keeping connected thanks to the Cambria's free wireless internet service.

4 Star Hotel Prices in Elk River

Budget Hotels in Elk River, Minnesota

3 Star Average Prices: $119.03

Come to Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Albertville if you want an affordable hotel that's close to the Albertville Premium Outlets. Being just steps away from the outlets makes this hotel perfect for a girls' shopping weekend. Start your fun stay with a little indoor pool and spa time, then enjoy a relaxing night in while watching movies on the provided cable programming. Everyone can keep connected, thanks to the hotel's free wireless internet. In the morning, wake up to added value thanks to the daily complimentary breakfast buffet. If you need a little time alone, the roaring fire in the lobby offers a great spot to read a free copy of the day's newspaper while enjoying a hot cup of coffee.

You'll find more than great outlet deals here. You're also just five minutes from Cedar Creek Golf Course and 30 miles from Target Field and Target Center.

3 Star Hotel Prices in Elk River

2 Star Average Prices: $89.55

2 Star Hotel Prices in Elk River

Elk River, MN Hotels with Discounts

For all-around value and fun, check in to the Holiday Inn Minneapolis NW Elk River. This hotel offers so much more than a place to lay your head for the night. In fact, families come from all over to spend time at the hotel's complimentary water park, which includes a pool, water slides, a lazy river, and a separate play area for little ones. You can splash indoors all day or change things up with a visit to the arcade.

Enjoy made-to-order breakfasts on-site at the Mississippi Valley Grill, then come back later for filling and delicious lunches and dinners. The restaurant also features a bar serving cocktails, beer, and wine. When it's time to call it a night, settle into adjoining rooms featuring bunk beds or sleeper sofas for the kids in select suite layouts and king- or queen-sized beds for the parents.

Best Hotels Near Elk River, Minnesota for Discounts

Super 8 by Wyndham Rogers Minnesota offers affordable rates to everyone, but if you're a AAA member, military or service personnel, a senior citizen, or simply planning an extended stay, you'll enjoy even more affordable rates at this Elk River-area hotel. You'll save on gas, too, if you're planning to shop at the nearby Albertville Premium Outlets. This motel is also close to Cedar Creek Golf Course.

Complimentary wireless internet access and cable programming will keep you entertained throughout your stay. Wake up and brew some fresh coffee in your own coffee and tea maker and enjoy a complimentary continental breakfast downstairs each day. You'll be pleasantly surprised by the indoor pool and the in-room spa tub, but these are just two of the amenities that add even more value to your affordable stay in Elk River.

From Woodlands to Wetlands and Prairies, See It All in Elk River, Minnesota

The prairie ends just south of Elk River, and the town is surrounded by a blanket of peaceful woodlands. Abundant elk herds and the serene landscape made this desirable territory for both the Dakota and Ojibwe tribes, the first known residents of the area, who lived in the area as early as the 1770s.

In 1848, French-Canadian fur trader David Frederic Faribault established a trading post along the Red River Trail, near the junction of the Mississippi River and Elk River. Settlers arrived to seek work in lumbering, and sawmills sprang up around the newly dammed Elk River, which created Lake Orono.

Today, one of the best ways to enjoy all the natural beauty is to cruise down one of the rivers in a canoe or do some fishing at Lake Orono. Although the lake is fairly shallow, you'll find numerous fish species, including smallmouth bass, walleyes, and crappies. Woodland Trails Regional Park also offers excellent birding and serene waterside trails. This expansive park is beautiful in all seasons, but it's especially attractive in the winter. The beautiful countryside is perfect for sledding, snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, ice hockey, and just playing in the snow.

If you'd like to spend time outdoors while reconnecting with Elk River's agricultural past, drive over to the Oliver H. Kelley Farm. You can see how a modern farm runs at this facility, but you can also visit an 1860s-era “living history” farm. Here, you can watch farm workers in period dress taking care of livestock, and kids can help feed the chickens and lend a hand at picking (and eating) the produce. Pack a picnic, visit the gift shop, and enjoy the beautiful landscape after your tour.

Friendly faces and a Midwestern welcome await you in Elk River, Minnesota — your destination for a country getaway near the Twin Cities.

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