2019 Travel, Lodging & Parking Information
MQX Quilt Festival - New England
Manchester, New Hampshire
April 9-13, 2019
Tuesday, April 9th - Ice Cream Social (kickoff event), a few classes begin
Wednesday, April 10th - Classes begin, Vendor setup, Awards Ceremony, Sneak Peek Preview
Thursday, April 11th - Classes, Public Quilt Show, Vendor Mall, Free Lectures, Quilters Fun Night
Friday, April 12th - Classes, Public Quilt Show, Vendor Mall, Free Lectures, Banquet
Saturday, April 13th - Classes, Public Quilt Show, Free Lectures, Vendor Mall
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.
New York to Manchester - click here for Greyhound Bus service information
Boston to Manchester - click here for Boston Express information
The DoubleTree Hotel ConventionCenter 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 often fills early on show days. Please use the satellite parking lots and garages and hop onto the MQX Shuttle Bus. See below for details:
The MQX shuttle bus will transport from 7 am to 3 pm and 4 pm through 10:30 pm picking up at all the MQX hotels listed here as well as parking garages and parking lots in the area. It will be making a constant loop and the expected wait time will depend on the time of day, traffic and amount of passengers. All hotels, lots and garages are within less than a 3-mile radius. The shuttle will likely run every 20-30 minutes during operating hours.
MQX would like to thank the management at the DoubleTree Hotel for assisting MQX in offering this service to our attendees.
Additional Parking Information - During show days, the Doubletree has contracted with the Citizens Bank parking garage (1.5 blocks) to accommodate MQX students and attendees. The map below has indications where the Doubletree is (yellow Circle), Citizens Bank (green oval) and the direction(s) of each one-way street. The shuttle will make regular 20-30 minute rounds.
DoubleTree Convention Center parking garage is $6 when validated at admission, $12/24 hours for hotel guests
The map below is the likely route for the MQX Shuttle Bus. The largest parking garage in the lower left is the Radisson parking garage. Should it fill, please use one of the other parking areas. The shuttle will run approximately every 20 minutes.
SHUTTLE INFORMATION - Click here for parking areas and schedule.
NOTE: APRIL 11, 2019 - We have been informed that the Citizens Parking Garage fee was changed in the last 30 days to $13 for the day. We were completely unaware of this upcoming fee increase.
***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 at The Center of NH 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:
Should your phone call be sent to central reservations, the Group Code is MQ2
The DoubleTree (a Hilton Property) formerly known as the Radisson / Manchester Downtown Hotel
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: $130** Single/Double,Triples ($140**) and Quads ($150**)
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 14, 2019. Reservations canceled after February 14, will forfeit the deposit. Early checkout incurs a fee of $75.
Rate cutoff date - March 14, 2019
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
Rates: $159 Single/Double (2 queen beds) triples & quads available at the same rate.
King size beds may be available by request
Rate cutoff date - March 20, 2019 - rooms booked AFTER this day may not receive the MQX rate
Any reservation canceled on or after 4/5/19 will be subject to a cancellation fee of $159.00
Please call the hotel directly and ask for MQX Quilt Festival room block.
Comfort Inn (1.6 miles from convention center)*
298 Queen City Avenue
Manchester, NH 03102
Rates: $94 standard double occupancy - two queen beds
$89 standard single occupancy - king bed
Rate cutoff date - March 9, 2019
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
The EconoLodge is NOT recommended, please read reviews before booking