Hotel

Hotel / Conference Location for NCSC 2018

 

Hilton MSP Airport Mall of America pic_exteriorHilton Minneapolis/St. Paul – Airport Mall of America
3800 American Blvd E
Bloomington, MN  55425
TEL: +1-952-854-2100

 

BOOK YOUR ROOM ONLINE HERE

Update 5/26: The Hilton is nearly full and our room block deadline has passed. You can ask for our NCSC group rate if you call, but they may not be able to give it to you. Please email us through the Contact us page to be added to a waiting list for the Hilton for a room (from anyone from our group who is cancelling a room). Attendees on the Ride and Room share page are still looking for roommates at the Hilton to split costs, so that’s another option. If interested, please contact those who have posted. If you cannot find a room at the Hilton, you can book one next door at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Minneapolis Airport (an easy walk). 

$136/night (single/double) and $146/night (triple/quad)

  • NCSC Group Rate includes:
    • Complimentary Hot Breakfast
    • Complimentary internet in guest rooms
    • Complimentary Self-Parking
    • Modern fitness center and indoor swimming pool with two hot tubs
    • Complimentary airport shuttle
    • Complimentary Mall of American shuttle
    • Check-in is at 4pm and check out at 11am

Rooms will be available at the group rate until May 18, 2018 OR until the block fills up. (This is a popular hotel and is known to fill up! Please note that this hotel charges a fee of $50 for late check-out.) Rate is available 3 days before and after the conference, so come early or stay late to see the Twin Cities and relax with fellow conference attendees!

 

Save Money by Sharing a Room!

Visit our Sharing Rides and Rooms page and post there to arrange with other attendees to share a room. Alternatively, you can log on to the Facebook page.

Why staying in the Room Block is Important

Besides the great rate, you benefit from:

  • Better networking opportunities exist if you stay at the hotel with other attendees.
  • Reservations within the block are better protected from relocation.
  • Block rooms help support the conference. Meeting space rental and future room rates are based on in-the-block bookings, helping to keep the overall cost of your registration lower. Future cost savings for all depends on strong in-the-block bookings.

Don’t Forget the Housekeeper!

Guests usually remember to tip the bell person or the concierge because they come face-to-face with these service providers. Many forget about one of the hardest working groups in the hotel industry: the housekeeper. Housekeepers are often women and work for low wages. The American Hotel & Lodging Association suggests leaving housekeepers $1 to $5 per day (on the higher end for luxury properties), and urges guests to tip every day, not just at the end of the stay. This is because different housekeepers might take care of the room on different days during the guest’s stay.

 

Travel and Parking

 

Transportation to/from the Hilton

  • The Hilton has complimentary parking. Click here for driving directions.
  • The hotel has a free airport shuttle.

Airport Transportation
Shuttle service departs the Hilton Minneapolis / St. Paul Airport Hotel for the Minneapolis / St. Paul International Airport daily at 4:00am. The shuttle service continues to depart on the hour and on the half hour until 1:00am and is available Sunday – Saturday.

From MSP Airport to Hilton
Upon arrival and collection of checked luggage, please phone the Hilton at 952-854-2100 to notify the dispatcher that you are ready to be picked up. The dispatcher will request your call-back number and verify whether you’re in Terminal 1 (Lindberg Terminal) or Terminal 2 (Humphrey Terminal.) The shuttles will pick up every 30 minutes at approximately the 5/10 and 35/40 after each hour between 4am and 1am. Please follow directional signage to the Ground Transportation Shuttle Area or inquire at an Information Desk. Wait times at Terminal 2 (Humphrey Terminal) may be a few minutes longer than Terminal 1 (Lindberg Terminal.)

From Hilton to MSP
Courtesy shuttles depart the hotel lobby on each hour and half hour beginning at 4:00am until
1:00am daily. Please be in the lobby 5 minutes prior to the scheduled departure. The shuttle driver will announce the departure and assist with luggage.

  • The hotel also offers complimentary transportation to the Mall of America.

Mall of America Transportation

Courtesy shuttles depart the hotel lobby at 10:20am and every hour thereafter until10:20pm, 7 days a week. The MOA pick-up and drop-off area are in the same location and shoppers returning to the hotel are encouraged to be ready for pick-up at 25/30 minutes past each hour.

The Light Rail

The METRO Blue Line runs close by the hotel, with a stop about a 10 minute walk from the hotel (just on the other side of a large block).

At the light rail station (American Blvd. Light Rail Station Southbound to Mall of America) the rail arrives once every 10 to 15 minutes. There is a daily schedule at the station showing the exact times of arrival. These trains are known to arrive on schedule. The light rail is a 24 hour service; although the wait time between trains increases in the later evening and into the morning hours. According to the posted schedule It will take 8 minutes from this stop to the Mall of America. The light rail also goes north into Minneapolis. Visit the MetroTransit website for times and schedules.
A ticket for fare $1.75, and is good for 2 1/2 hours. There are ticket machines at the stop which take cash or credit.


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