Paganicon is at the Crowne Plaza Minneapolis West, 3131 Campus Dr in Plymouth, MN. It is located northeast of the intersection of I-494 and MN 55.
Go to Northwest Blvd (from MN 55, east of 494) and head north. Then, make a left on Xenium Blvd, and the hotel is just ahead on the left.
Standard room rates are $109 per night, plus tax. There are also some larger rooms (Presidential, Diplomat, Executive) available that cost extra ($139-$309) – prices are quoted through the block.
In previous years, we have sold out more than a month before the convention so book early if you want to be guaranteed a room. We will update the website as soon as possible once we are sold out, and offer alternate suggestions, so if a room is showing as not available, please contact us at “operations” at Paganicon.org to confirm. We have put THE ENTIRE HOTEL in our block for Friday and Saturday, but obviously not for the adjacent days, because the hotel wants to keep some rooms open to the public before the con begins and after it ends. They often have to expand the number of rooms in our block for Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday several times. We WILL sell out of Friday and Saturday night rooms, but we have never sold out of Thursday and Sunday night rooms. So, if the room you want is available when you ask for just Friday-Sunday, but shows as not available if you expand into additional days, the hotel may just need to up the block numbers for those surrounding days again. Go ahead and book the two-night reservation and then email or message us and we can assist you in expanding it to the check in/check out day you actually want.
Please note: the hotel has changed the way their web reservations link looks from previous years. The button to the right will take you to what looks like a general reservations site, but it has our rate code imbedded in it. If you change the check in/out dates to March and click “search” it will give you the correct prices and availability.
You’re not required to stay at the hotel – but it’s a great way to make the most of the weekend. You don’t need to leave early to drive home (many people like that part), and it helps us get even better contracts for space for future events allowing us to provide even more fun (we like that part).
The hotel is entirely non-smoking.
The hotel has a lot of great points for those with access or mobility concerns.
- Our event is on multiple floors (three) but there are two different elevators located in key areas
- Bathrooms include room to maneuver and handicapped stalls
- Accessible sleeping rooms are available on request
- Sleeping rooms have mini-refrigerators to store medications or special foods
- Our vendor room and art show have aisles wide enough for wheelchairs or other mobility devices
- The hospitality/party suites are open areas that should be easier to navigate
We should note that we do not expect this to be a scent-free event (some of our vendors sell incense, oils or other scented items), though we always request of vendors, ritualists and attendees to be careful in their use of scent and to consider those with scent allergies. In addition, the pool is located in the enclosed health club attached to the hotel on the opposite side of the sleeping room area, and nowhere near the conference.
There is, unfortunately, a mezzanine area that can only be accessed by stairs, but there is no formal programming or convention events in that area. It is for extra seating only.
We work closely with the hotel to try and provide a range of vegetarian, vegan, gluten free, nut free, sugar free and other allergy-friendly options. However, if you have any serious restrictions, you may want to consider bringing some food with you in case. Note that there are also many restaurants within 10 minutes of the hotel, and many of them will deliver. A list of local food options is available upon request.
Unfortunately, there are no buses or trains that go to the hotel on the weekends. We recommend posting on our Facebook page if you are looking for a ride share.
If you require additional services for vision or hearing loss, or any other issues, please contact us at “info” at Paganicon.org as soon as possible so that we can work with you and try to find a solution. We are a small organization with a limited budget but we will do our best to make our event as enjoyable as possible for everyone.