Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Mankato Hotel and Conference Center, MN
1900 Premier Drive
Mankato , MN 56001
Located 11 minutes from Minnesota State University–Mankato, the Country Inn & Suites By Carlson®, Mankato Hotel and Conference Center, MN gives you easy access to the vibrant city of Mankato. Visit loved ones at the nearby university, or tour the campus yourself and catch a live performance at the Elias J. Halling Recital Hall. Feel like some outdoor fun? Bent River Outfitter offers kayak and canoe tours through Mankato’s waterways. After a day of adventure, treat yourself to a drink and a delicious meal at Bonfire Wood Fire Cooking, located on site. Be sure to cap off the evening with an invigorating swim in our indoor pool or a relaxing soak in our hot tub.
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Hotel Amenities & Services
Gear up each morning with a free hot breakfast, and wind down in the evening with a workout in our on-site fitness center. Need to finish some work on the road? Visit our business center equipped with a computer and printer. Hotel amenities include:
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Our Rooms & Suites
Relax in your room or suite with an ice-cold drink stashed in the fridge and a movie on HBO, or send an important email using our free high-speed Internet access. Standard room highlights include:
Traveling with family or need extra space? Reserve a One-bedroom Suite to enjoy a king-size bed, two televisions and a separate living room with a sleeper sofa.
Where to Eat While You’re Here
Start your day with our complimentary, hot Be Our Guest Breakfast featuring biscuits and gravy, Belgian waffles and yogurt. For lunch or dinner, enjoy a tender hickory-grilled steak or a wood-fired pizza at Bonfire Wood Fire Cooking, located on site.
Things to Do in Mankato
Mankato is a bustling college town that offers something for everyone. Head to Terrace View Golf Course for some fun on the fairways, or walk through the Carnegie Art Gallery to see everything from abstract pieces to remarkable photography displays. Other local favorites include:
Wow! Zone – Located a mile from the hotel, Wow! Zone is perfect for kids and kids at heart. Fill up on pizza, burgers and daily happy hour specials in between laser tag battles at the largest arcade in the area. For an out-of-this-world experience, visit Friday and Saturday nights to enjoy a few frames of cosmic bowling.
Bent River Outfitter – Enjoy a guided tour along the Blue Earth River. Customize your floating experience by selecting your tour type, your tour guide and your means of floating—a kayak, canoe or stand-up paddle board. The Outfitter, just four miles from the hotel, also provides transportation to the river and back.
Minnesota State University – This historic university has a reputation for creating new programs in developing fields. It has the only accredited bachelor’s degree program in aviation, and pilots from the university serve the entire region. Only 11 minutes from the hotel, the university also hosts the Minnesota Vikings spring training camp every year.
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Groups & Meetings
Planning an event in Mankato? We offer more than 8,000 square feet of flexible meeting space capable of accommodating business seminars, family reunions and elegant wedding receptions. Our friendly staff is on hand to assist with everything from event setup to catering arrangements.
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100% Non-Smoking Facility
Create an Elegant Reception for Your Mankato Wedding
After you say, “I do,” celebrate at the Country Inn & Suites in Mankato with a beautifully planned wedding reception. Our flexible event venue can accommodate 375 people, and our professional staff and wedding coordinator can personalize the reception to meet your needs.
The hotel also offers catering, from plated entrees and buffet spreads to cocktail hors d’oeuvres and signature drinks that you can taste-test before deciding. Still partying late into the night? We can provide snacks to keep you and your guests energized.
If you’d like to reserve the hotel’s event space for your reception, contact the hotel at +1 (507) 388-8555 to discuss menus and availability.