All options listed below are within walking distance of the institutes and the East Bank campus of the University of Minnesota. For each of them, you will need to identify the CARLA Summer Institutes to receive a discount. The University area is very busy in the summer and there is a limited number of rooms at each location, so book your accommodations early! For more information on housing options, please contact the CARLA office (firstname.lastname@example.org).
University of Minnesota Dormitories
The map below will give you an idea of the distances between Summer Institute locations, parking ramps, and nearby places to stay (listed on this page).
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1115 5th Street SE ~ Minneapolis, MN 55414
2407 University Avenue SE ~ Minneapolis, MN 55414
This delightful cooperative guest house is within walking distance of the University campus (7 blocks from institute sites). Breakfast is included and a kitchen is available for guest use. Some rooms have private bathrooms and others are shared. This has been a very popular choice for Summer Institute participants in the past and there are not many rooms available, so be sure to reserve early! The deadline is April 1, 2017, but earlier reservations are highly recommended.
Phone: (612) 331-3931
Web: www.waleshouse.com - links to a reservation form
Nightly rate: $105 (private bath)/$95(shared bath) + tax; $5/night reduction for any stays 7 nights or longer
615 Washington Avenue SE ~ Minneapolis, MN 55414
The Days Hotel is a popular and modestly-priced housing option for institute participants. Extras in the smoke-free hotel include continental breakfast, a shuttle van service, free off-street parking, on-site fitness center, and free wireless internet connections. The Days Hotel on University is located 6-10 blocks from the CARLA Institutes. You must book one month prior to the date of your reservation. Ask for the CARLA Summer Institute group rate.
Phone: (612) 623-9303
Nightly CARLA rate/single: $99/night + tax
This boutique hotel located on the UMN campus is a short walk to the CARLA Institutes. Includes high-speed internet connections and a hotel shuttle. Book your room by June 8, 2017.
Phone: (612) 379-8888 and ask for the CARLA summer institute rate
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Minneapolis-University Area511 Huron Blvd SE ~ Minneapolis, MN 55414
This new hotel opened in Spring 2017. It is within walking distance to the CARLA Institutes. Hotel has an onsite heated indoor pool and whirlpool.
CARLA does not have a block of rooms with this hotel, but you can book a room using the hotel's Online Reservation system or through an online booking service
Phone: (612) 504-3000
The most basic and economical housing option on campus is summer guest housing in a traditional style residence hall (student dormitory). Cost is approximately $60/night for a single occupancy room, or $45/per person double occupancy. Rooms do not include private baths. Parking is an additional cost in a nearby ramp.
- Air conditioning
- Private or shared bedroom (twin bed, desk, chair, closet, & dresser)
- Shared bathroom facilities (no private bathrooms)
- Free laundry facilities
- Guest access to UMN wireless internet network
Guest housing has limited availability. Reservations begin April 1 and are filled based upon request date. All reservations are binding and will be billed for the entire amount if cancellation is not received 14 days prior to arrival. Payment for the entire length of the stay is due at the time of reservation via credit card. No refunds will be given for early departures.
Summer Guest Housing for 2017 is available in the 17th Ave Residence Hall, which is centrally located to all of the CARLA summer institutes.
For reservations and more information, see the U of MN Summer Guest Housing website.