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 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