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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 (carla@umn.edu).

Hotels/Guest Houses
      Wales Guest House   [MAP]
      Days Hotel on University   [MAP]
      The Commons Hotel   [MAP]

University of Minnesota Dormitories
      Centennial Hall   [MAP]

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).

View CARLA Summer Institute locations in a larger map

Wales Guest House

1115 5th Street 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
Email:  waleshouse1@gmail.com
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

Days Hotel on University

2407 University 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
Email:  dayshotelsalesoffice@gmail.com
Nightly CARLA rate/single: $99/night + tax

The Commons Hotel

615 Washington Avenue SE ~ Minneapolis, MN 55414

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.

Use the Online reservation form

Phone:  (612) 379-8888 and ask for the CARLA summer institute rate

Nightly CARLA rate/single: $153/night + tax

University of Minnesota Dormitories

The most basic and economical housing option on campus is summer guest housing in the Centennial Hall student dorm. 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.

Dorm features:

  • Co-ed Facilities
  • Shared bathroom facilities (no private bathrooms)
  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Fresh towels daily/Bed linens changed weekly

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.

Note: You may be able to book a room in the 17th Avenue dormitory, which is closer to the CARLA summer institutes and is a new facility. When you fill out the reservation form, indicate the room location of your institute and make a special request to be housed in the 17th Avenue dormitory. The staff will try and accommodate your request if they have space.

For reservations and more information, see the U of MN Summer Guest Housing website.



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