Travel & Accommodations

Location Marriott Minneapolis City Center 30 South 7th Street Minneapolis, MN 55402 (612)349-4000
Hotel Rate: $169/night plus taxes (currently 14.025%)
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Transportation

Getting Here
Hotel Parking

Parking is available on-site for a fee. ($26 per day Monday-Thursday; $15 per day Friday-Sunday).

Arriving By Land

The hotel is located near the intersection of Interstates 94 and 35W in downtown Minneapolis.

Arriving by Air

From the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, take the Metro Blue Line to the Nicollet Mall Station. The hotel is .2 miles from both the Nicollet Mall and the Warehouse/Hennepin Ave Stations.
For more information:
https://www.metrotransit.org/metro-blue-line

Getting Around Town
Transit System

Metro Transit offers fast, frequent service to both downtowns, Mall of America and hundreds of other popular attractions. For an extremely efficient way to travel, get around town on the METRO Blue and Green lines, the Twin Cities light- rail transit (LRT) service. The METRO Blue Line connects downtown Minneapolis with the airport and Mall of America, and the METRO Green Line connects downtown Minneapolis, the University of Minnesota and downtown St. Paul. The hotel is less than two blocks from both the Nicollet Mall and Warehouse/Hennepin Avenue Stations, which connect to both the Blue and Green lines.

Our hotel is connected to the Minneapolis skyway system. This system connects corporate offices, bars, restaurants, bakeries, hotels, government services, retail, gyms, grocery stores, liquor stores, banks, doctors, dentists, masseurs, pharmacies, hair and nail salons, dry cleaners, live theaters, three pro sports facilities, a church, art exhibits, and… well, you get the idea.

Things to Do & Places to Go

Museums and Attractions

Mall of America

The Bakken Museum

Mill City Museum

Mia (Minneapolis Institute of Art)

Walker Art Museum & Minneapolis Sculpture Garden

Can Can Wonderland

Paisley Park
* Prince’s former home and recording studio is in Chanhassen, a suburb approximately 30 minutes outside of downtown Minneapolis. SouthWest transit’s 689 bus route picks up just 3 blocks from the Marriott (Marquette Ave & 8th Street), and drops off at the SouthWest Village – about three miles away from the studio (which could be reached by cab or Uber).

Outdoor Activities

Minneapolis is known as the “City of Lakes” and is home to many parks and the Mississippi Riverfront. Some highlights in and close to downtown include:

Loring Park

Gold Medal Park and The Commons

Lake Bde Maka Ska and Lake of the Isles

Father Hennepin Bluff Park

Minnehaha Regional Park

Visit https://www.minneapolis.org/things-to-do/ for a full list of things to do in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area.

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