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Crowne Plaza St. Paul Riverfront
11 East Kellogg Boulevard
St. Paul, MN 55101

 

The room blocks at the Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn and Hotel 340 are completely booked.

For those who already have reservations at the Crowne plaza, a map of where to park is located here. A discounted overnight parking rate of $10 per vehicle has been negotiated on your behalf for the Crowne Plaza Ramp (5’9” height restriction), Victory Ramp and Capitol City Ramp.

Walking map from Crown Plaza to RiverCentre can be found here.

Construction

Please be aware of construction in downtown St. Paul near the RiverCentre and surrounding hotels which may affect travel by car or cab. Please allow extra travel time.

Construction and Detour Map (Downtown St. Paul)

Additional Hotels in St. Paul

Please note there are many other hotels in St. Paul. We encourage you to research the hotel that will best suit your needs. A map of local hotels is located here.

Traveling to Minnesota

Fly into the Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport (MSP). The airport is eight miles from downtown Saint Paul. There is no hotel shuttle from the airport to the Crowne Plaza. If you are staying at a different hotel, check with the front desk on shuttle transportation.

Transportation Options to Saint Paul from the Airport

Light Rail Transit

Light Rail Transit (LRT) METRO Blue Line trains stop at both Terminal 1 (Lindbergh) and Terminal 2 (Humphrey) and connect travelers to 19 stations, including downtown Minneapolis to the north and Mall of America to the south. It also connects to the METRO Green Line, which has stops in downtown St. Paul. The trip from the airport to Central Station in downtown St. Paul is usually less than one hour.

Frequency

Trains run every 10 minutes during peak hours and typically every 10 to 15 minutes at other times of the day. From the airport, trains can take you to Mall of America in about 12 minutes and to the Warehouse District in downtown Minneapolis in about 25 minutes. If you have a layover and plan to take the train away from the airport, please allow time to travel and return.

Fares
  • Tickets are sold at ticket machines at the rail stations.
  • Light rail fares for adults are $2.25 during rush hours (Monday through Friday, 6 to 9 am and 3 to 6:30 pm) and $1.75 at other times.
  • Reduced fares are available for seniors, children and persons with disabilities. Children 5 and under ride free (limit 3) when accompanied by a paid fare.
  • For more information, visit the Metro Transit website.
  • Trains operate 24 hours a day between airport terminals. No ticket is needed to travel between airport terminal stations.

Car Rental

On-airport rental car counters at Terminal 1-Lindbergh are located on the second and third levels between the Blue and Red parking ramps. Passengers can take the underground tram to the Blue and Red parking ramps and then take an elevator to the second or third floor.

At Terminal 2-Humphrey, on-airport rental car counters are located in the Ground Transport Center on the ground level of the Purple parking ramp directly across from the terminal building.

Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz and National have counters at both terminals.

Parking at the Crowne Plaza: A map of where to park can be found here. A discounted overnight parking rate of $10 per vehicle has been negotiated on your behalf for the Crowne Plaza Ramp (5’9” height restriction), Victory Ramp and Capitol City Ramp.

Taxi Service

Taxicab service is available at both terminals.

Taxi service at Terminal 1-Lindbergh is accessible via the Tram Level (Level T). Signs direct passengers one level up to the taxi starter booth, where airport staff will assist passengers in obtaining a taxi.

At Terminal 2-Humphrey, taxi service is available at the Ground Transport Center, located on the ground level of the Purple parking ramp directly across from the terminal building.

Fares
  • The distance to downtown Saint Paul is approximately 8 miles and fares average $30-$37.
  • Downtown Minneapolis is approximately 12 miles from the airport, with fares averaging $38-$49.
  • A $6.75 fare will be displayed on the taxicab meter at the onset of your trip. This fee includes a $2.50 flag drop and a $4.25 airport access fee.

When & Where

Connect 2015
(7th Annual EDS Conference)
July 29-31, 2015
RiverCentre | Saint Paul, MN

 

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Justify Your Trip to the 2014 ImageTrend EDS Conference - Download PDFDo you need to submit a business case for attending the conference? Download this handy guide to justify your trip to the conference

 

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