Note: The following information is from the 2019 Summer Institute program; it will give you a general idea of options and costs for local accommodations. The information will be updated for 2020 at a later date.

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 (

Hotels/Guest Houses

Wales Guest House   [MAP]
Days Hotel on University   [MAP]
The Graduate Minneapolis (formerly The Commons Hotel)   [MAP]

University of Minnesota Dormitories

17th Avenue Residence 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).

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Wales Guest House

1115 5th Street SE ~ Minneapolis, MN 55414

This delightful cooperative guest house is within walking distance of the University campus (7-10 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, 2019, but earlier reservations are highly recommended.

Phone:  (612) 331-3931
Web: - 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 theInstitute sites. You must book 30 days prior to the institute start date. Ask for the CARLA Summer Institute group rate.

Phone:  (612) 623-9303
Nightly CARLA rate/single: $102/night + tax

The Graduate Minneapolis

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 7, 2019.

Book Online:  Graduate Minneapolis Online Reservation
Phone:  (612) 379-8888, press 1 and ask for the CARLA summer institute rate
Nightly CARLA rate/single: $162/night + tax

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Minneapolis-University Area

511 Huron Blvd SE ~ Minneapolis, MN 55414

This new hotel 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.

Book Online:  DoubleTree Online Reservation
Phone:  (612) 504-3000

University Inn

925 4th Street SE ~ Minneapolis, MN 55414

Half a mile away from the University of Minnesota campus, this hotel is located just off Interstate 35W and offers a fitness centre and free parking. Every room at University Inn provides a flat-screen TV and a kitchenette. CARLA does not have a block of rooms with this hotel.

Book Online:  University Inn Online Reservation
Phone:  (612) 746-1300

University of Minnesota Dormitories

The most basic and economical housing option on campus is summer guest housing in a traditional style residence hall (student dormitory). Cost is approximately $61/night for a single occupancy room, or $46/per person double occupancy. Rooms do not include private baths. Parking is an additional cost in a nearby ramp.

Dorm features:

  • 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 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.


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