Nearby Minneapolis Hotels
Event guests of the McNamara Alumni Center have many hotels nearby to choose from: The center is connected by tunnel and adjacent to the Commons Hotel and downtown Minneapolis hotels are within 5 miles of McNamara Alumni Center or 2 Light Rail stops away. This convenience makes McNamara a popular conference center and wedding reception venue.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
615 Washington Avenue SE,
Minneapolis, MN 55414
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 email@example.com.
1500 Washington Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55454
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.
900 Washington Ave South
Minneapolis, MN 55415