Where are some good places to host conventions in Minneapolis? (Preferably ones with attached accommodations.)
haven’t been to a ton of conventions, but the the Doubletree Bloomington Minneapolis South Hotel was really easy to navigate, had plenty of rooms for panels, and some good, large common areas, so that’s my pick. I also know the Hyatt Regency is pretty popular, and for a place with a hotel a block away, the McNamara Alumni Center/Commons Hotel combo is good. (The Commons is a very nice hotel, and while McNamara doesn’t seem to have as many rooms available for panels as the Doubletree (which has dozens), it is quite stately and has a good common space.)
For affordability and a good location, check out some of these hotels located in downtown Minneapolis and St. Paul along the light rail.