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.