2014 Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium
The Commons Hotel
615 Washington Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55414
+1.612.379.8888 or 1.800.822.6757
Online Reservations

The Commons Hotel is the host venue for the 13th TAPPI ACFS Symposium. This industrial schoolhouse chic property embodies a sense of inner geek in a chic setting, embracing diversity through the common desire to discover, with an uncommon experience. Explorers satisfy the whims of their inner geek with a Book Butler, in-room art galleries, and alchemist mixology lessons. 

TAPPI has negotiated a rate of $150 + tax, per night for single and double occupancy. Be sure to identify yourself as an attendee of the TAPPI Advanced Coating Symposium when making your reservation to get this rate. Rooms outside our block may be at a higher rate. 

The Hotel Reservation deadline is September 13, 2014.


  • Self-parking for $15/night. Self-Parking is located directly behind the hotel in the flat parking lot. Overflow parking is available in the Washington Street ramp which is connected via skyway on the 3rd level - there are vehicle size restrictions.
  • Valet Parking available for $25/night.
The Commons Hotel is located approximately 20 minutes away from the Minneapolis St. Paul International Airport (MSP). Taxis and car rentals are available. Avis offers special discounts off regular rates for participants. To reserve your car, call 1.800.831.8000 and refer to the code AWD: #U226600.

Driving Directions from MSP: 
  • Head southwest on Glumack Dr
  • Continue onto Airport Ser Rd
  • Continue onto Glumack Dr
  • Keep left at the fork and merge onto MN-5 E
  • Take the exit toward Shepard Rd/River Rd
  • Turn right onto Gannon Rd
  • Take the 1st right onto S Mississippi River Blvd/Shepard Rd
  • Continue to follow S Mississippi River Blvd
  • Turn left onto N Mississippi River Blvd
  • Continue onto E River Pkwy
  • Turn left to stay on E River Pkwy
  • Take the 1st right onto SE Harvard St
  • Turn right & The hotel will be on the right