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The host hotel and convention site for NARCON 2008 is The Kahler Grand Hotel located in downtown Rochester, Minnesota.  (The same location as NARCON 2007.)

A block of rooms at the Kahler Grand has been set aside for NARCON attendees.  A special rate of $85 per night (plus taxes) has been arranged.  Rooms must be booked by February 27, 2008 in order to lock-in at that rate.

To reserve a hotel room at the Kahler by phone, call 1-800-533-1655.  Be sure to tell them that you are attending NARCON to get the special room rate.

To reserve a hotel room using the Web, just click on the following link:


This link provides direct access to the hotel reservations system for our event.  If you log-in to the Kahler reservations system using this link, you just need to select your check-in/check-out dates, enter your contact info, select your preferred room type (1 King bed, or 2 double beds) and enter your credit card info.  Once you enter the information, the reservation is complete and you’ll be directed to a reservation confirmation page.  (Should take less than two minutes!)

If you choose to make your reservations on-line without using this link (by starting at the Kahler web site), select “Group Reservations,” then enter attendee code “NRCN” so the room nights/reservation is credited to our account (and, more importantly, so you get the NARCON room rate of $85 per night). 

The Kahler Grand Hotel
20 SW Second Avenue
Rochester, Minnesota 55902

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Check-In is 3:00pm.  Check-Out is 12:00pm.

The Kahler Grand Hotel is a first-class hotel. Amenities include:

  • Hotel shopping complex, with over 60 stores, boutiques and specialty shops

  • Recreation center, including pool, whirlpool, and sauna

  • Climate-controlled pedestrian skyway and subway, connected to shops, restaurants and the Mayo Clinic Complex

  • Fitness center, with upgraded cardiovascular equipment and universal gym

  • Healing Touch Health Spa, located in The Kahler Complex, with a range of features and services

  • Grand Grill, serving delicious, home-style fare in a comfortable setting

  • The Lord Essex, offering outstanding specialty cuisine

  • Martini's, featuring Rochester's largest Martini selection

  • Starbucks, serving high-quality, whole-bean coffees and espresso beverages

  • Arrezzio Pizza, made fresh to order for in-room dining

  • Bakery Basket, offering quick items, including bagels and cinnamon rolls

  • Onsite service of nationally recognized brands, including Starbucks, Hallmark, and TCBY

  • 707 guest rooms, ranging from world-class suites to economy rooms

  • 24-hour business center

  • Safe deposit box

  • Parking in connected ramp

  • High-speed Internet access in select guest rooms

Parking in the hotel ramp is complimentary for NARCON attendees staying at the host hotel - based on availability of space in the ramp.  Note that there is a height limitation in the hotel ramp.  Some very tall vehicles, such as some tall full-size vans, will not fit. 

Downtown Rochester Map (234K pdf)

Close-up Map showing Parking and Loading Zones (145K pdf)


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