Directions & Lodging



The address for Macalester College is:

1600 Grand Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105

By car from the airport
Follow the signs for St. Paul/Hwy 5 East. Cross the Mississippi River and exit right on to Edgecumbe Road (keep left as you exit) and follow for one mile. When the road splits, veer left onto Fairview Avenue. Follow Fairview for 2 miles. Turn right (east) on to Grand Avenue and go three blocks.

By plane, bus and train
If you are arriving in town by plane, bus or train, we recommend that you come to campus by taxi. We are approximately 15 minutes from all terminals. The fare should be $15-20. If you would prefer to use the metro transit bus system, the easiest way is to take the Hiawatha Light Rail Line (Route #55) from the airport to the 46th Street Station. From there, take the 84 bus to Snelling Avenue (the bus should say that it is traveling to Rosedale Mall on the front). For schedule info you can look online at This method is suggested only if you are carrying minimal luggage.

On Interstate 94
Exit on Snelling Avenue and go south on Snelling Avenue to Grand Avenue. Turn right (west) on Grand Avenue and go one block. Watch for our signs to direct you further.

From the north on Interstate 35
Take 35E into St. Paul. Exit to Interstate 94 westbound, and follow the directions above.

From the south on Interstate 35
Take I-35E into St. Paul. Exit at Ayd Mill Road (exit #104B). At second light, take a left onto Grand Avenue (westbound). One block after crossing Snelling Avenue, turn left (south) onto Macalester Street.

Or, click here for driving directions to campus


HOTEL                                                                                                          DISTANCE FROM CAMPUSPRICESPECIAL RATE ENDSBooking Link/Group codePARKING/ TRANSPORTATION
Double Tree by Hilton 
411 Minnesota Street, St. Paul 
(651) 291-8800
4.8 miles $130/night 7/30/15 Double Tree Reservations N/A
Crowne Plaza
11 E Kellogg Boulevard, St. Paul
5.0 miles $149/night 7/31/15 Crowne Plaza Reservations N/A
Holiday Inn 
175 West 7th Street, St. Paul
(651) 225-1515
5.1 miles Group Code: MCO Shuttle Service
Minneapolis Marriott City Center 
30 South 7th Street, Minneapolis 
(612) 349-4000
7.4 miles $119/night 8/6/15 Marriott City Center Reservations Parking: $21/daily
Hyatt Place 
7800 International Drive, Bloomington 
7.5 miles $109/night Hyatt Place Reservations N/A
Minneapolis Airport Marriott
2020 American Boulevard East, Bloomington 
(952) 854-7441
8.2 miles $131/night 8/13/15 Minneapolis Airport Marriott Reservations N/A
Courtyard Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport 
1352 Northland Drive, Mendota Heights
8.5 miles $114/night 8/6/15 Courtyard Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport Reservations N/A