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2020 Travel, Lodging & Parking Information

MQX Quilt Festival - New England
Manchester, New Hampshire 

MQX Dates: April 7-10, 2021

Tuesday, April  6th - Ice Cream Social (kickoff event), a few classes begin
Wednesday, April 7th - Classes begin, Vendor setup, Awards Ceremony, Sneak Peek Preview
Thursday, April 8th - Classes, Public Quilt Show, Vendor Mall, Free Lectures, Quilters Fun Night 
Friday, April 9th  - Classes, Public Quilt Show, Vendor Mall, Free Lectures, Banquet
Saturday, April 10th  - 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. 


HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS

 ***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. 

AS OF JULY 1, 2020, THE HOTEL IS NOT TAKING A DEPOSIT UNTIL IT IS 100% SURE THAT THE SHOW WILL HAPPEN.
 
The DoubleTree Hotel & Convention Center (all one building)
700 Elm Street, Manchester, NH 03101

Always call the hotel directly at 603-625-1000 

 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, 2021

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

603-669-2222

Information will be available in the fall of 2020.


 Comfort Inn (1.6 miles from convention center)*
298 Queen City Avenue
Manchester, NH  03102
603-668-2600

Information will be available in the fall of 2020.



La Quinta by Wyndham (1.2 miles from convention center)
21 Front Street
Manchester, NH 03102
603-669-5400

Information will be available in the fall of 2020.



The EconoLodge is NOT recommended, please read reviews before booking 

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