I've a work friend staying at the Hilton Garden Inn (5140 American Blvd. West, which is off 84th and Normandale Blvd) in Bloomington. She and her co-worker are stuck there without a car, and asked me if could recommend anything within walking distance.
I'm not familiar with the area so came up dry, except for a tepid suggestion to hike across the highway to the Sofitel, a place I've not been to in years. Is there anything else good around there?