2015 Conference Hotel & Travel Information

We work closely with hotel and travel providers to secure competitive lodging and transportation needs for conference attendees. We encourage you to secure your hotel and travel reservations as early as possible.

Check this page regularly for the most up-to-date information on hotel and travel information and discounts.

Please refer to the 2015 conference Attendee Guide for more information about twin city arts and entertainment, dining, and other attractions.

Conference Location

Minneapolis Convention Center
1301 Second Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55403

Conference Hotels

What You Should Know Before Reserving Your Room

  • Book early. Conference hotels usually sell out of rooms several months in advance of our conference.
  • Please be considerate of other conference attendees by reserving only the rooms you need for your confirmed attendees.
  • Please be mindful of each hotel’s deadline for reserving rooms at AWP’s discounted rate. After these respective dates, discounted rates will no longer be available to attendees.
  • For reservations, contact the hotel directly. AWP does not endorse or use a third-party housing service to help with the reservation and/or sale of hotel rooms during our conference. Attendees who use a third-party housing service to secure lodging at one of our contracted hotels may be engaging in illegal activity.
  • If you cancel your reservation fewer than 30 days in advance of your arrival, the hotel will apply a cancellation fee to your reservation equal to one night’s room and tax. If you check out prior to your reserved checkout date, the hotel may apply an early departure fee.
  • If you experience issues with website reservations, we recommend that you call the hotel reservations department directly at the number listed below. Allocations of certain bed types may run out through the websites, as the inventory at the AWP hotels fills quickly.

Satellite Hotels

The Commons Hotel

The Commons Hotel

615 Washington Ave., SE
3 Miles Away from Minneapolis Convention Center
(See Google Directions)
Hotel is located adjacent to light rail system. Light rail trains run every 10 minutes throughout the day, and every 30 to 60 minutes overnight. Take green line from East Bank Station to Government Plaza, and then walk 0.7 miles to covention center, or take East Bank Station to Nicollet Mall and take #10 bus to convention center.

Rates: $159 singles/doubles (plus taxes and fees)
Reservations: reserve online or call 612-379-8888

To receive the special conference rate, please make your reservation by March 20, 2015. All reservations must be guaranteed with a one-night deposit (applicable toward your hotel bill) and a valid credit card. If you cancel your reservation fewer than 30 days in advance of your arrival, the hotel will apply a cancellation fee to your reservation equal to one night’s room and tax. If you check out prior to your reserved checkout date, the hotel may apply an early departure fee.

Hilton

The Marquette Hotel

710 South Marquette Avenue
0.5 Miles Away from Minneapolis Convention Center
(See Google Directions)

Rates: $169 singles/doubles (plus taxes and fees)
Reservations: reserve online or call 1-800-328-4782

To receive the special conference rate, please make your reservation by March 15, 2015. All reservations must be guaranteed with a one-night deposit (applicable toward your hotel bill) and a valid credit card. If you cancel your reservation fewer than 30 days in advance of your arrival, the hotel will apply a cancellation fee to your reservation equal to one night’s room and tax. If you check out prior to your reserved checkout date, the hotel may apply an early departure fee.

Headquarters Hotel

Hilton Minneapolis Hotel

Hilton Minneapolis Hotel—Sold Out

1001 South Marquette Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55403
Adjacent to and Connected by Skyway to the Minneapolis Convention Center
(See Google Directions)

This hotel is now sold out. Call 612-376-1000 to check for cancellations.

Additional Satellite Hotels

Hyatt Regency Minneapolis

Hyatt Regency Minneapolis—Sold Out

1300 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN 55403
Adjacent to and Connected by Skyway to the Minneapolis Convention Center
(See Google Directions)

This hotel is now sold out. Call 1-888-421-1442 to check for cancellations.
Millennium Hotel Minneapolis

Millennium Hotel Minneapolis—Sold Out

1313 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN 55403
0.3 Miles Away from Minneapolis Convention Center and Connected by Skyway
(See Google Directions)

This hotel is now sold out. Call 612-332-6000 to check for cancellations.
Radisson Blu Minneapolis

Radisson Blu Minneapolis—Sold Out

35 South Seventh Street
Minneapolis, MN 55402
0.3 Miles Away from Minneapolis Convention Center
(See Google Directions)

This hotel is now sold out. Call 612-339-4900 to check for cancellations.
Marriott Minneapolis City Center

Marriott Minneapolis City Center—Sold Out

30 South 7th St
Minneapolis, MN 55402
0.7 Miles Away from Minneapolis State Convention Center
(See Google Directions)

This hotel is now sold out. Call 612-349-4000 to check for cancellations.
DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Minneapolis

DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Minneapolis—Sold Out

1101 Lasalle Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55402
0.3 Miles Away from Minneapolis Convention Center
(See Google Directions)

This hotel is now sold out. Call 612-332-6800 to check for cancellations.

Airline Partners

United Airlines

To receive *5%-10% off published flights from United, go to http://www.united.com and enter the offer code: ZSQJ197813 when searching flights to Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN (MSP). Valid Travel Dates: 4/5/2015 - 4/14/2015.

Conditions

  • Determination of exact percentage off is calculated by United based on booking class.
  • If booked over the phone (800-426-1122) using the promo code, it’s a *2%-10% discount.
  • *2%-10% discount travel if country of origin is from Europe, Middle East, Africa or India.
  • No discount if country of origin is Japan.
  • Discount code is not valid with any other offer, certificate, coupon, or promotions.
       

Delta Airlines

To receive *2%-10% off published fares from Delta, go to Delta's website and enter Meeting Event Code: NMJN7 when searching for flights to Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN (MSP). Valid Travel Dates: 4/5/2015 - 4/14/2015.

Conditions

  • Determination of exact percentage off is calculated by Delta based on booking class.
  • If you chose to book over the phone (800-328-1111), a Direct Ticketing Charge will apply.
  • Discounts applicable to U.S./ Canada originating passengers.
  • Discount code is not valid with any other offer, certificate, coupon, or promotions.

Transportation Partners

Super Shuttle

To receive special Super Shuttle discounts from MSP Airport to the downtown Minneapolis hotels for as little as $15 one-way and $24 round trip with a $1.60 fuel surcharge each way. Discounts available online only, or upon arrival at MSP. Valid Travel Dates: 4/5/2015 - 4/15/2015.

Amtrak

Amtrak offers a 10% discount off the best available rail fare to Minneapolis, MN (MSP) between April 05, 2015 – April 14, 2015 travel dates. This discount can not be booked via Internet. To book your reservation call Amtrak at 1-800-872-7245 or contact your local travel agent. Please be sure to refer to Convention Fare Code X49V-921 when making your reservation.

This offer is not valid on the Auto Train and Acela Service. This discounted fare is valid on Amtrak Regional for all departures during valid dates. Offer valid with Sleepers, Business Class, or First Class seats with payment of the full applicable accommodation charges.

Additional Transportation Information

Public Light Rail Train System

Take light rail from MSP airport using the blue line to Nicollet Mall at which one can take a bus to the Minneapolis Convention Center. To buy passes for the Metro Transit bus and light-rail train system, visit the Metro Transit online store. A full schedule is available on the Metro Transit website.

Blue and White Taxi

Website: http://www.blueandwhitetaxi.com
Phone: 612-333-3333

Gold Star Taxi

Website: http://www.goldstartaxiservice.com
Phone: 612-343-8888

Yellow Star Taxi

Website: http://www.yellowcabmn.com
Phone: 612-455-6843

 

Attendee Terms & Conditions

Refund Policy

Disability Statement

Hotel & Travel Contact

Conference Events 703-993-4317
events@awpwriter.org

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