Are you ready for some football? On February 4, 2018, the Super Bowl is slated to be played at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and if history tells us anything, we know to expect more people traveling in for the game than ever. While the stadium isn’t one of the largest venues the NFL can boast, it does comfortably accommodate 66,655 people. If you’re planning on going to the Super Bowl in 2018, then you should expect to see a lot of traffic. Roads will be backed up, lines for virtually everything in the city will be longer, and lodging will be packed to the gills.
There’s not much you can do about traffic, so our advice there is to just be patient and aware of your surroundings. Use a GPS to help navigate your way around to help reduce anxiety, utilize metro transit when possible, and don’t be shy about doing plenty of researching to set out your itinerary ahead of time.
When it comes to lodging, you’ll have quite a few options. There are more than 60 hotels in Minneapolis. Some of these include Minneapolis Marriott City Center, Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, Doubletree by Hilton Minneapolis, Best Western Plus Normandy Inn & Suites, Millennium Hotel Minneapolis, Crown Plaza Northstar, Aloft, Ramada Plaza, and more.
Recently, more than 1,000 hotel rooms were added to the downtown Minneapolis area, which will no doubt help provide accommodations to the tens of thousand of people who will ultimately need a place to stay when they come into town for the game. Still, even if you can find a hotel that’s not already booked for the Super Bowl, then you can expect to pay hefty prices. Are you really going to get your money’s worth?
BENEFITS OF RENTING A PROPERTY INSTEAD OF A HOTEL
One alternative is to check with a vacation property management company to see if there are any properties for available for rent. These properties could include condominiums, townhouses, full houses, lofts, apartments and more. There are many advantages of looking into Super Bowl rentals, and one of the biggest advantages is the value you can come to expect with a vacation property management’s help.
Consider this: you could rent a hotel room for several hundreds of dollars per night at rates as high as 400% over market value, if you can find one that is still available. You’ll get a small but doable space that offers basic amenities, such as a bathroom, coffee maker, one or possibly (if you’re very lucky) two beds, and that’s really about it. You can likely expect to walk or take an elevator up to your room, and you’ll be taking your luggage along the way. While that’s not usually a deal breaker, the problem is that you’ll have to have all of your luggage in one space for the duration of your trip. In a smaller space, you just don’t have the room to get as comfortable as you’d like.
Another issue to consider is overall price. If you’re like most people, you are on a budget. Going to the Super Bowl is major life event, and you’ll never forget it. That doesn’t mean that you’ve got to spend a fortune to enjoy it. If you’re staying in a hotel, then you are going to need to consider food. Eating out several times a day is going to run up your costs pretty quickly. If you had the space to cook meals – space you won’t find in a hotel room – then you could cook meals and save money.
That’s the major benefit of having a Super Bowl rental. You can choose from a wide variety of available properties and find something that suits your budget and needs. For instance, if you’re bringing your family to the Super Bowl, then you might want to find a larger rental. If you are traveling with just one or two other people, a smaller Super Bowl pad will do.
With a vacation property management company’s help, you’ll be able to find a Super Bowl rental that works for you. If you’re looking for a place to crash where everyone has a little more wiggle room, then a rental is for you. Rentals come with nice kitchens where you can prepare and store meals, and many of them come with more than just a single bathroom. This means comfort for everyone involved!
The last option aside from renting a hotel or property is to just drive in for the game. As we mentioned before, traffic is going to be thick – and it’s going to get worse ahead of the game. Have you seen the movie Fargo? That’s how February in Minnesota looks, so you’ll be traveling in some unpleasant weather conditions if you choose to drive in for the big game.The best way to go is to find a place to stay.
Now that we’ve explored the advantages of finding a Super Bowl rental property, we do have to offer a word of advice. If you’re planning on going to the Super Bowl in Minneapolis, we recommend booking well in advance to ensure that you secure your Super Bowl pad. If you wait too long, you won’t have as many options as bookings become filled, and you could even be faced with not being able to find anything at all. Our recommendation is to get in touch with a vacation property management specialist as soon as possible to find the Super Bowl rental property that suits your needs.
LET MINNESTAY FIND YOU A SUPER BOWL RENTAL PROPERTY
A vacation property management specialist can also likely help provide advice on the area in which you’ll be staying. For instance, your specialist can probably recommend local restaurants and shopping opportunities. If you have questions about the general area, your vacation property management specialist can probably provide details because they are generally located near the property. With a vacation property rental, you’re also likely to get a higher quality of service and attention to details, and this adds to the value of your investment.
By staying at a Super Bowl pad instead of a overpriced hotel, you’ll enjoy the best of both worlds – a place to crash on the vacation of a lifetime and the comforts of home. Contact us today to get started on finding you the perfect property to rent during the game.