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Special Hotel Rates for Conference Attendees
Venue Directions and Parking Information

Hotel Information

A block of rooms has been reserved in Rochester, MN at the following hotels:

Hotel Room Rate  Reservations 

Kahler Grand Hotel
20 Second Avenue SW  
Rochester, MN 55902

Standard King or Double:
$139 plus tax    

--Book your room online or call (800) 533-1655.

--To receive the group, rate mention the Group
Name,"2017 MLA Annual Conference" when
making reservations.

Kahler Inn and Suites
9 3rd Avenue NW
Rochester, MN 55902
Standard 2 Queens:
$149 plus tax

--Book your room online or call (800) 533-1655.

--To receive the group, rate mention the Group
Name, "2017 MLA Annual Conference" when
making reservations.


Reservation Deadline

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

A limited number of rooms are blocked at these hotels for MLA attendees; therefore, we cannot guarantee rooms will be available through the reservation deadline. 

Venue Directions and Parking Information

Mayo Civic Center 
30 Civic Center Drive Southeast
Rochester, MN 55904-3701
Phone: 507-328-2220


Located at 30 Civic Center Drive SE in Rochester, MN, the Mayo Civic Center lies along the Zumbro Riverbanks in the heart of downtown. Just minutes from hotels, shopping, restaurants and the renowned Mayo Clinic, the Mayo Civic Center is easily accessible via major highways and offers a variety of convenient parking options.

Driving Directions

Map of Downtown Rochester


When attending events at the Mayo Civic Center, look for the Parking Logo which will direct you to available lots and ramps.

--The Civic Center Ramp is located on the West side of Civic Center Drive across the street from the center. The entrance is located on 1st Avenue.
--The Civic Center South Lot is located across the river from the Mayo Civic Center and offers an additional 240 parking spaces.
--Civic Center Lot is North of the building. All-day parking is $3.00.

Parking Meter Hours - Meters are enforced 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday, except major holidays. Meters are not enforced after 5:00 pm on weekdays or on Saturdays or Sundays.

Handicapped Parking - All Rochester public parking ramps have marked designated handicapped parking spaces available. There are also a few designated spots on the Center Street bridge near Mayo Field. Vehicles with state issued disability plates or permits may park at city meters for up to 4 hours, with the exception of 30 minute meters. These vehicles are also eligible for a 50% discount when parked in a cashiered municipal ramp. 

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