Directions & Lodging

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Directions

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 metrotransit.org. 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


Lodging

SPECIAL ORIENTATION RATES
Holiday Inn -St. Paul Downtown
175 W. 7th St.
St. Paul, MN 55102
(651) 556-1407
Book the MAC Group Rate

Embassy Suites -St. Paul Downtown
175 E. 10th St.
St. Paul, MN 55101
(651) 224-5400
Book the MAC Group Rate

Minneapolis Airport Marriott
2020 American Blvd E.
Bloomington, MN 55425
(952) 854-7441 
Book the MAC Group Rate

Crowne Plaza Bloomington
5401 Green Valley Dr.
Bloomington, MN 55437
(952) 831-8008
Book the MAC Group Rate

Courtyard by Marriott MSP Airport
1352 Northland Drive
Mendota Heights, MN 55120
(888) 887-1683
Book the MAC Group Rate

Crowne Plaza Riverfront
11 E. Kellogg
St. Paul, MN 55101
(651) 292-1900
Book the MAC Group Rate

DoubleTree by Hilton -St. Paul
411 Minnesota Street
St. Paul, MN 55101
(651) 291-8800
Book the MAC Group Rate

Minneapolis Marriott City Center
30 South 7th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55402
(612) 349-4000
Book the MAC Group Rate

Radisson Hotel -Roseville
2540 N. Cleveland Ave
Roseville, MN 55113z
(800) 333-3333
Book the Mac Group Rate

OTHER AREA HOTELS & RATES

St. Paul Area

under $100/night

Western Kelly Inn of St. Paul
161 St. Anthony Ave. 2020
St. Paul, MN 55103
Phone: (651) 227-8711

Days Inn Roseville
2550 Cleveland Ave. N
Roseville, MN 55113
Phone: (651) 636-6730

Days Inn Midway
1964 University Ave W
St. Paul, MN 55104
Phone: (651) 645-8681 

$100-$200/night

Holiday Inn - St. Paul North
1201 West County Rd.
Arden Hills, MN 55112

The Saint Paul Hotel
350 Market St.
St. Paul, MN 55102
Phone: (651) 292-9292

Residence Inn by Marriott Roseville
2985 Centre Pointe Drive
St. Paul, MN 55113
Phone: (651) 454-3434

Minneapolis Area

under $150/night

Days Inn University
off I-94 at U of M exit
2407 University Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414

The Depot Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel
225 Third Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55401
Phone: (612) 375-1700

Four Points by Sheraton - Minneapolis North
1330 Industrial Boulevard
Minneapolis, MN 55413
Phone: (612) 331-1900

Radisson University Hotel - Minneapolis
615 Washington Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414
Phone: (612) 379-8888

Hyatt Regency
1300 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN 55403
Phone: (800) 233-1234

Minneapolis Marriott City Center
30 South 7th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Phone: (612) 349-4000

Millenium Hotel Minneapolis
1313 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN 55403
Phone: (612) 332-6000

OVER $150/night

The Marquette Hotel
710 Marquette Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Phone: (612) 376-7400

DoubleTree Guest Suites - Minneapolis
1101 LaSalle Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55403
Phone: (612) 332-6800
www.minneapolisdoubletree.com

Holiday Inn Metrodome
1500 Washington Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55454
Phone: (612) 333-4646

The Grand Hotel Minneapolis
615 Second Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Phone: (612) 288-8888

Airport Area (Near Mall of America)

under $150/night

Holiday Inn International Airport
3 Appletree Square (I494 & 34th Ave S)
Bloomington, MN 55425
Phone: (952) 854-9000

Residence Inn by Marriott
7850 Bloomington Avenue South
Bloomington, MN 55425
Phone: (952) 876-0900
www.marriott.com/mspll

Embassy Suite Hotel - Minneapolis Airport
7910 34th Avenue South
Bloomington, MN 55425
Phone: (952) 854-1000

Hilton Minneapolis/St. Paul Airport
3800 East 80th Street
Bloomington, MN 55425
Phone: (952) 854-2100

Ramada Inn Airport at Mall of America
2300 East American Blvd.
Bloomington, MN 55425
Phone: (800) 328-1931

Other hotels: St. Paul/Minneapolis

Best Western - Bandana Square
1010 Bandana Blvd. W
St. Paul, MN 55102
Phone: (651) 647-1637 ext. 294
Fax: (651) 647-0244
www.bestwestern.com/bandanasquare

Hilton Garden Inn St. Paul City Center
411 Minnesota St.
St. Paul, MN 55101
(651) 291-8800
www.holidayinn.com/stpaulmn

Days Hotel on University
2407 University Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414
Phone: (612) 623-9303
dayshotelsales@gmail.com