Nearby Hotels Convenient for McNamara Events

Having many nearby hotels makes the McNamara Alumni Center a convenient and desirable venue choice especially for conferences and wedding receptions. First and foremost, the center is connected by tunnel and adjacent to the Commons Hotel. Downtown Minneapolis hotels are within 5 miles of the center or 2 Light Rail stops away.

The Commons Hotel
  • Adjacent to the McNamara Alumni Center and connected by an underground tunnel.
  • 304 sleeping rooms
  • Adjacent Washington Avenue Parking Ramp; 1,200 spaces and connected by skyway to the hotel
  • Sleeping rooms include coffee maker, hair dryer, iron/ironing board, work desk, complimentary high speed wireless Internet access, complimentary local phone calls and newspaper.
  • All hotel guests receive complimentary access to the University of Minnesota Recreational Center.
  • Complimentary shuttle service is provided within a five mile radius (which includes downtowns Minneapolis and St. Paul) for parties of 7 guests or fewer.
  • Shuttle service to the Mall of America or airport (both 10 miles away) can be arranged.
  • Beacon Restaurant and Bar
  • Located on the green line of the light rail with service to Minneapolis’ entertainment districts and to MSP International Airport (requires 1 transfer).

To reserve room blocks, contact Melissa Rolf at 612.362.6625 or sales@commonshotel.com.

615 Washington Avenue SE,
Minneapolis, MN 55414
612-362-6631 (education)
612-362-6625 (corporate)
612-362-6625 (weddings)
www.commonshotel.com/

Courtyard by Marriott, Minneapolis
  • Less than five minutes away from McNamara with complimentary shuttle to MAC
  • Adjacent to downtown Minneapolis; walking distance
  • 265 sleeping rooms, including 22 suites
  • Adjacent parking ramp with in-and-out privileges
  • Underwent a complete $18 million renovation in 2013
  • Each sleeping room has access to a 14th floor pool and 24 hour fitness center as well as complimentary high speed Internet access.
  • Located on the green line of the light rail with service to McNamara, Minneapolis’ entertainment districts and to MSP International Airport (requires 1 transfer).
  • Room blocks for weddings are offered as a courtesy and include a suite upgrade at the discounted rate for the wedding couple.

To reserve room blocks, contact David ‘Dee’ Kurz at 612-638-4671 or email david.kurz@courtyardminneapolis.com.

1500 Washington Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55454
612-333-4646
www.courtyard.com/mspdc

Aloft Minneapolis Hotel
  • Downtown Minneapolis, approximately 3 miles from McNamara
  • Complimentary shuttle that travels within 5 mile radius of the hotel
  • Located within two blocks from the green line of the light rail with service to McNamara, Minneapolis’ entertainment districts and to MSP International Airport (requires 1 transfer)
  • All sleeping rooms include free WiFi along with access to the indoor pool and 24 hour fitness center
  • On-site bar and 24 hour grab-n-go gourmet eatery
  • On-site downtown parking
  • Special rates for University of Minnesota fans

To reserve room blocks, contact Bernadette Schindel, at 612-455-8403, or Bernadette.Schindel@AloftMinneapolis.com.

Aloft Minneapolis
900 Washington Ave South
Minneapolis, MN 55415
(612) 455-8400
www.aloftminneapolis.com