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Three hotels are located within easy walking distance of the Core Lab. If you have a car, it's best to leave it at the hotel and walk to/from the lab each day.


Days Inn
2407 University Ave SE, Minneapolis
(612) 623-3999
Walking time: 12 minutes
Located on the green line at the Stadium Village Station

Hampton Inn
2812 University Avenue, Minneapolis
(612) 259-8797
Walking time: 15 minutes
Located on the green line near the Prospect Park Station

The Commons Hotel (formerly the University Hotel)
615 Washington Ave SE, Minneapolis
(612) 379-8888
Walking time: 5 minutes
Located on the green line at the East Bank Station

Courtyard Marriot Minneapolis Downtown (formerly the Holiday Inn)
1500 Washington Ave SE, Minneapolis
(612) 333-4646
Walking time: 15 minutes
Located on the green line near the West Bank Station

Rooms at these and other, more distant hotels (most of which offer free shuttle service to campus) are available at University contract rates. For a complete listing and current prices, visit the University-Wide Contracts web pages; enter "lodging" in the search box. Contact the hotels directly to make reservations. LacCore staff can call hotels to verify contract status if necessary.

University Visitor Housing

The University Housing web page provides links and information for several low-cost, nearby housing options for visiting faculty, staff, and students. In particular, look at the links for "Short-Term Off-Campus Guest Housing", "Guest of Faculty or Staff Housing", and (if appropriate) "Summer Guest Housing". Lab visitors have used several of these options, including the Historic Faculty House and Wales House, and summer housing in University dormitories.


Minneapolis International Hostel
2400 Stevens Ave South, Minneapolis
(612) 522-5000
Commute by car or bus (~10-15min)