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 Graduate Minneapolis hotel. Downtown Minneapolis hotels are within 5 miles of the center or 2 Light Rail stops away.

Graduate Minneapolis
  • 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, and complimentary local phone calls.
  • All hotel guests receive complimentary access to the University of Minnesota Recreational Center.
  • Complimentary shuttle service is provided within a 3 mile radius with advance notice (This includes to downtown Minneapolis.)
  • Shuttle service to the Mall of America or airport (both 10 miles away) can be arranged.
  • Beacon Restaurant and Bar
  • Pet friendly
  • 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 Marisa Hovde at 612-986-1975 or sales@graduateminneapolis.com.

615 Washington Avenue SE,
Minneapolis, MN 55414
Graduate Hotel Website

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
Courtyard Website

Hilton Garden Inn Minneapolis — University Area
  • Located on campus next to Stadium Village just off Interstate 94, east of downtown Minneapolis
  • Half a mile away from McNamara, a leisurely 10-minute walk
  • 141 sleeping rooms including 126 suites
  • Sleeping rooms feature microwave and mini-fridge, coffee maker, hair dryer, iron/ironing board, work desk, and a safe.
  • On-site self-parking
  • Garden Grill restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner with a full-service bar
  • Guests receive access to the onsite fitness center, heated indoor pool and whirlpool, business center and 2nd floor outdoor patio
  • Located on the green line of the light rail, Stadium Village Station, with service to McNamara, Minneapolis’ entertainment districts and to MSP International Airport (requires 1 transfer)

To reserve room blocks, contact John Wright at 612-504-3201 or john.wright@hilton.com.


511 Huron Blvd SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414

612-504-3000
Hilton Garden Inn Website