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Hotel & Accommodations

The 2014 International Conference on Collaboration Technologies and Systems
(CTS 2014)

May 19-23, 2014

The Commons Hotel
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA



HOTEL & ACCOMMODATIONS INFORMATION



The Commons Hotel
615 Washington Avenue S.E.
Minneapolis, MN 55414, USA
Phone: (612) 379-8888
Toll Free: 800-822-6757
URL:  http://www.commonshotel.com  


CTS 2014 Hotel Reservations
Accommodations URL:  CLICK HERE

We have arranged for a block of rooms at The Commons Hotel, Minneapolis, MN, USA.  These rooms have been blocked to give attendees a special conference rate between May 15, 2014 and May 25, 2014.  The special nightly conference rate is $133.00 per room (single and double occupancy).  The rate includes wireless internet in guestrooms, lobby and meeting spaces. Guest room rate will be available 3 days pre and post conference based on availability. 


Rates are exclusive of applicable state and local taxes (which are 13.4%) per day.

Hotel Self-Parking: $15/night. 
Self-Parking is located directly behind the hotel in the flat parking lot. Valet Parking available for $25/night. Overflow parking is available in the Washington Street ramp which is connected via skyway on the 3rd level - there are vehicle size restrictions. Washington Avenue Ramp rates are $2.25/hour or $12.00 daily maximum. 

All guests will be responsible for making their own hotel registration, reservation and payments, and must make these arrangements directly with the Hotel.  Attendees are responsible for all charges associated with their respective room reservations.

To qualify for these special CTS2014 rates, you must make reservations directly with the Hotel by Monday, April 21, 2014, by 6:00 PM Eastern Time.  The block will be assigned on a first-come-first-serve basis until it is full.  All reservations must be guaranteed before this cut-off date.  Requests after this date will be taken on a space availability basis at the prevailing rack rate.

To make your reservation, please click here:  Commons Hotel Reservation.  

You may also call the hotel directly and mention the group code: 051814CCTS

Cancellation Policy: 
Cancel by 6:00 PM Pacific Time on the day of arrival for no penalty.  All reservations must be guaranteed by credit card.

Check-in
time is at 3:00 pm and check-out time is at 12:00 Noon.

Hotel Amenities:
  • Complimentary wireless high speed Internet access in hotel lobby, guest rooms and meeting spaces
  • 42 inch LCD Flat Screen TV with PayPerView & HBO
  •  Iron/Ironing board
  •  Single Cup Coffee Maker featuring Starbucks Coffee
  •  Refrigerator
  •  Renovated Bathrooms with rain shower heads
  • Fitness Center
 
Driving Directions to The Commons Hotel

From International Airport ( MSP)
•    Head southwest on Glumack Dr
•    Continue onto Airport Service Rd
•    Continue onto Glumack Dr
•    Keep left at the fork and merge onto MN-5 E
•    Take the exit toward Shepard Rd/River Rd
•    Turn right onto Gannon Rd
•    Take the 1st right onto S Mississippi River Blvd/Shepard Rd
•    Continue to follow S Mississippi River Blvd
•    Turn left onto N Mississippi River Blvd
•    Continue onto E River Pkwy
•    Turn left to stay on E River Pkwy
•    Take the 1st right onto SE Harvard St
•    Turn right & the hotel will be on the right

Going South on 35W
•    Exit University Ave/4th St.
•    Go to University Ave turn left
•    Turn Right onto Oak Street
•    Turn Right onto Washington Avenue SE
•    Turn Right onto Walnut Street
•    Take immediate left into front drive of the hotel (Applebee’s side)

Going North on 35W
•    Exit onto University Ave/4th St
•    Go to University Avenue and turn right
•    Turn Right onto Oak Street
•    Turn Right onto Washington Avenue SE
•    Turn Right onto Walnut Street
•    Take immediate left into front drive of the hotel (Applebee’s side)

Going East or West on I-94
•    Exit onto Huron Boulevard
•    First Left onto Fulton Street
•    Turn Right onto Oak Street
•    Turn Left onto Washington Avenue SE
•    Turn Right onto Walnut Street
•    Take immediate left into front drive of the hotel (Applebee’s side)

From Downtown Minneapolis (Option 1)
•    Take Washington Ave S to the 35W N Entrance Ramp
•    Exit onto University Ave/4th St
•    Go to University Avenue and turn right
•    Turn Right onto Oak Street
•    Turn Right onto Washington Avenue SE
•    Turn Right onto Walnut Street
•    Take immediate left into front drive of the hotel (Applebee’s side)

From Downtown Minneapolis (0ption 2)
•    (next to the Metrodome)
•    Cross U of M Bridge and follow detour to East River Road via Pleasant Street
•    Take Left onto East River Road
•    Take Left onto Harvard Street
•    Pull into West Side Entrance of hotel

MAP OF THE COMMONS HOTEL




UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EAST BANK MAP
(parking and transportation info for the university)

http://www1.umn.edu/pts/maps/Library/pdf/EBank.pdf

Note: The MetroLink Green Line is scheduled to be completed in early 2014 and The East Bank station stop on this line will feature a center platform on Washington Avenue in front of Moos Tower between Harvard and Union streets.  This is one block from the Commons Hotel.  Once completed, travelers will be able to use the MetroLink  all the way from the airport to the hotel using the Blue Line and the Green Line.  The conference travel page will be updated with this information when it becomes available.
 

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