Travel & Lodging


Hampton Inn & Suites Downtown St. Paul

Booking Link

Hotel rate: Single and double room rates are $135.00 per night (includes breakfast).

We recommend booking accommodations at the Hampton Inn & Suites Downtown St. Paul. It is located near many restaurants, bars, entertainment venues like the Xcel Center and the Ordway Theater, as well as the Mississippi River. It is 4 miles from the Macalester campus and shuttle service will be provided.

To reserve a room, go to the booking link or call +1-651-224-7400 and request the LA Macro Workshop block. Please be aware that these rooms are on a first come, first serve basis. To obtain the conference rate, rooms must be reserved by July 14.

In addition to the shuttle, city buses run between the hotels and the Macalester campus approximately every 30 minutes. The bus stop is located on the corner of Smith Avenue and Chestnut Street and a 4-minute walk (0.1 mile) from the hotels.

Other Nearby Options (no conference rate)

Holiday Inn, St. Paul Downtown – Located across the street from the Hampton Inn & Suites.
Saint Paul Hotel – A more luxurious option located 0.4 miles from the Hampton Inn & Suites

How to get to Macalester College

  • By Car: Macalester is located between downtown Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota, about one mile south of I-94.
  • By Air: Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) is located about 7 miles south of campus. The most efficient way to travel to and from the airport is by taxi, which is a 15-20 minute ride to campus and the downtown hotels.

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Getting Around Macalester College

The Macalester Campus is designed with everything in easy walking distance. Here is an interactive map of the Campus and a PDF version of the map.

Things to do while visiting the Twin Cities

While you are visiting Macalester College, please take advantage of the many cultural, artistic, and outdoor opportunities. Here is a list a entertaining activities available in the Twin Cities.

Here is more information about our Twin Cities location.