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Location Info

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

May 19-23, 2014
The Commons Hotel
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

(Local Lodging, Dining, Shopping and Attractions)

A full list of hotels can be found here:

The below list and map shows the hotels nearest to the conference hotel (which is listed first)

1. The Commons Hotel
    615 Washington Avenue Southeast Minneapolis, MN 55414
    (800) 822-6757

2. Residence Inn Minneapolis Downtown at The Depot
    425 South Second Street Minneapolis, MN 55401
    (612) 340-1300

3. University Inn
    925 4th Street South East Minneapolis, MN 55414
    (612) 746-1300

4. The Depot Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel

    225 South 3rd Avenue Minneapolis, MN 55401
    (612) 375-1700

5. The Hotel Minneapolis Metrodome
    1500 Washington Avenue South Minneapolis, MN 55454

6. The Hotel Minneapolis, Autograph Collection

    215 4th Street South Minneapolis, MN 55401
    (612) 340-2000

7. Days Hotel Minneapolis - University of Minnesota
    2407 University Avenue Southeast Minneapolis, MN 55414

8. The Grand Hotel Minneapolis, a Kimpton Hotel

    615 2nd Avenue South Minneapolis, MN 55402
    (612) 284-5868

9. aloft Minneapolis
    900 Washington Avenue South Minneapolis, MN 55415
    (612) 455-8400

10. The Westin Minneapolis

    88 South 6th Street Minneapolis, MN 55402
    (612) 333-4006


For more information about the Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota cities (collectively referred to as the “Twin Cities”), you can visit the following sites:

    Minneapolis Convention and Visitors Bureau: http://www.minneapolis.org/
    Saint  Paul Convention and Visitors Bureau: http://www.visitsaintpaul.com/

Restaurants in U of M Stadium Village (short walk from hotel, most along Washington Avenue SE)
Sit-Down Restaurants
    Applebee's    615 Washington Ave. SE    612-378-3740
          American Burgers, Salads, Entrees

    Big 10 Restaurant & Bar    606 Washington Ave. SE    612-378-0467
          Sports Bar specializing in Hoagies and Burgers

    Bona Vietnamese    815 Washington Ave. SE    612-331-5011

    Caspian Bistro & Marketplace    2418 University Ave. SE     612-623-1113
          Mediterranean marketplace with middle eastern foods

    Campus Pizza & Pasta    818 Washington Ave. SE     612-378-2417

          Pizza Calzones and Pasta

    Hong Kong Noodles    901 Washington St. SE     612-379-6471
           Authentic Chinese, large menu

    Kowloon    935 Washington Ave. SE     612-623-3888

    Sally's Saloon & Eatery    712 Washington Ave. SE     612-331-3231
           Large Sports Bar and Grill with outdoor seating

    Stub & Herb's    227 Oak St. SE     612-379-0555
           Burgers salads appetizers cooked fresh, Best beer selection within walking distance
Fast Food / Chain Restaurants
  Arby's / Sbarro    1016 Washington Ave. SE        612-331-2757
  Ben & Jerry's    702 Washington Ave.                 612-378-9099
  Bruegger's Bagels    720 Washington Ave. SE      612-378-2145
  Burger King    925 Washington Ave. SE               612-379-7708
  Chipotle    800 Washington Ave. SE                    612-378-7078
  Dairy Queen    716 Washington Ave. SE              612-378-1010
  Domino's Pizza    215 SE Oak St.                        612-331-3030
  Erbert & Gerberts    720 Washington Ave. SE       612-623-9485
  Noodles & Company    616 Washington Ave. SE    612-617-0002
  Papa John's    817 Washington Ave. SE                612-379-8890
  Pita Pit    825 Washington Ave. SE                       612-746-5550
  Punch Pizza     802 Washington Ave. SE               612 331-3122
  Subway    825 Washington Ave. SE                      612-379-8461
  Sushi Express Inc.    929 Washington Ave. SE       612-331-7827

Restaurants in U of M Dinky Town (10-15 minute walk NW of hotel)
  Al's Breakfast 414 14th Ave. SE                          (612) 331-9991
              Breakfast Only
  Annie's Parlour 313 14th Ave. SE                        (612) 379-0744
              Old Fashioned Burger and Malt Shop

  Blarney Pub & Grill 412 14th Ave. SE                   (612) 331-1527
              Bar and Grill

  Kafé 421  421 14th Ave SE                                 (612) 623-4900
              Small wine bar and bistro

  European and Middle Eastern Fare

  Loring Pasta Bar 327 14th Avenue SE                   (612) 378-4849
              Upsacle Italian

  Vescio's Italian 406 14th Avenue Southeast          (612) 378-1747
              Family styled Italian


The largest mall in America is located just south of Minneapolis in Bloomington and only a few miles from the Minneapolis-St Paul airport. The link below contains a summary of this must see attraction and several others shopping opportunities in the area.

The twin cities of Minneapolis-Saint Paul have many attractions between them. Add the city of Bloomington (with its world famous Mall of America) and there are simply too many to list here. For lengthy detail on all attractions, you can visit the below websites. We will pick out a few top rated ideas for social events, so please be sure to visit the conference social events page.