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2020 Travel, Lodging & Parking Information

MQX Quilt Festival - New England
Manchester, New Hampshire 

MQX Dates: April 14-18, 2020

Tuesday, April  14th - Ice Cream Social (kickoff event), a few classes begin
Wednesday, April 15th - Classes begin, Vendor setup, Awards Ceremony, Sneak Peek Preview
Thursday, April 16th - Classes, Public Quilt Show, Vendor Mall, Free Lectures, Quilters Fun Night 
Friday, April 17th  - Classes, Public Quilt Show, Vendor Mall, Free Lectures, Banquet
Saturday, April 18th  - Classes, Public Quilt Show, Free Lectures, Vendor Mall

NOTE ABOUT PARKING - The shuttle bus we have offered the last three years will no longer be necessary. There are an additional 500 parking spots available in the DoubleTree parking garage. Southern New Hampshire University had been leasing these spaces but they have now built their own parking garage which will open this summer.  

Airline Travel

 Airport options are: 

     Manchester (MHT), New Hampshire. All the hotel properties listed below provide free transport to/from the Manchester airport.

     Boston (BOS), Massachusetts. Boston's Logan International Airport has numerous rental car options as well as bus service from the airport and South Station. 

Boston Express service is the easiest and most cost-effective company to use. The bus goes from Logan Airport to downtown Manchester. The bus station is located on the same block as the Doubletree Hotel/Convention Center. 

Flight Line van/shuttle is also an option from Boston to Manchester.


Bus Service

New York to Manchester -  click here for Greyhound Bus service information

Boston to Manchester - click here for Boston Express information


Automobile Travel

The DoubleTree Hotel Convention Center is located at 700 Elm Street, Manchester, NH - there is an on-sight parking garage.

If you don't have a cellphone with GPS: 

From Route 93 North, merge onto Route 293 in Manchester, take the Granite Street exit 5, right off the exit ramp, left at the top of the hill onto Elm Street. The DoubleTree is one block on the left.

From Route 93 South, merge onto Route 293 in Manchester, take the Granite Street exit 5, left at the end of the exit ramp, left at the top of the hill onto Elm Street. The DoubleTree is one block on the left. 

From Route 95 North or South, merge onto Route 101 West, at the end, get onto Route 93 South promptly get into the right lane, take the Granite Street exit 5, left at the end of the exit ramp, left at the top of the hill onto Elm Street. The DoubleTree is one block on the left. 

The DoubleTree parking garage validated daily parking for show attendee - $6 per day. Overnight attendees is $12 per 24 hour period. 


 ***Always be aware of each hotel's cancellation policy BEFORE making your reservation, especially if there is even a remote chance that you may have to cancel.
The DoubleTree Hotel & Convention Center (all one building)
700 Elm Street, Manchester, NH 03101

Reservations may be made by calling the hotel directly at 603-625-1000 or using the link below:

 The Doubletree has a free shuttle to/from the airport (MHT). The journey is 7 miles and it typically takes approximately 10 minutes, depending on the time of day.

Rates:  $139** Single/Double,Triples ($149**) and Quads ($159**)
            2 queen or one king bedrooms available 

Please make reservations carefully: **The Doubletree will collect one night's deposit at the time the reservation is made. Deposit will be refunded if reservation is canceled by February 19, 2020. Reservations canceled after February 19, will forfeit the deposit. Early checkout incurs a fee of $75. 

Rate cutoff date - March 20, 2020

Free internet for members of the Hilton Honors Club

Overnight guest parking per 24 hour period in the attached parking garage is available at $12/night.
The daily validated rate of $6.00 (validation available just inside the entrance of the main exhibit hall and at Admission) is available for anyone visiting the show during the day. Overnight will incur the higher, $12 fee.  

Alternate Convention Hotels:

Hilton Garden Inn - (0.7 miles from convention center)
101 South Commercial Street
Manchester, NH  03101


Link to MQX Room Block:

Rate cutoff date - March 24, 2020

Rates:  $159 Single/Double (2 queen beds) triples & quads available at the same rate.
             King size beds may be available by request 

Please call the hotel directly and ask for MQX Quilt Festival room block.

Free parking

 Comfort Inn (1.6 miles from convention center)*
298 Queen City Avenue
Manchester, NH  03102

Rates:     $99 standard double occupancy - two queen beds
               $94 standard single occupancy - king bed

Rate cutoff date - March 14, 2020 

Call hotel directly to reserve MQX rooms.

Includes: Free internet service
Complimentary hot breakfast
Free parking (off street)
Call hotel directly to make reservations and ask for the MQX group rate

La Quinta by Wyndham (1.2 miles from convention center)
21 Front Street
Manchester, NH 03102

Rate cutoff date - March 23, 2020

Rate: $95 Standard Queen - two queen beds

Call the hotel directly at 603-669-5400

Includes: Free parking
Complimentary hot breakfast
Free Wifi

The EconoLodge is NOT recommended, please read reviews before booking 

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