Hotels & Accommodation

The Congress Plaza Hotel and Best Western Grant Park Hotel have been designated official conference hotels. They offer ILDS participants a rate of $149 and $169 per night, respectively, for single or double occupancy. The Congress Plaza Hotel is conveniently located at 520 S. Michigan Avenue, just 1 block north of the conference venue, while the Best Western Grant Park Hotel is a mere 4 blocks south at 1100 S. Michigan. Both hotels are just steps from Chicago's world famous Grant Park, and both offer in-room Internet service (complimentary at the Best Western, $9.95 per day at the Congress).

Chicago has many other hotels within easy walking distance of the conference venue, Spertus 610 S. Michigan , and many more along public transportation routes that serve Spertus 610 S. Michigan.

Participants are responsible for making their own hotel reservations. Early booking is strongly advised, even if you are not yet certain whether you will attend the conference, as there are other large professional meetings in Chicago at the same time. Check your hotel's cancellation policy before booking.

A listing of nearby hotels follows, but additional hotels can be found at any of the following web sites:

Public transportation in Chicago is managed by the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) . The conference venue is easily accessible by CTA Blue, Red, Brown, Orange, and Green line trains.


Allerton Hotel Chicago
701 N. Michigan
Distance to conference venue: 1.48 miles
Sample room rate*: $146

Amalfi Hotel Chicago
20 W. Kinzie
Distance to conference venue: 1.38 miles
Sample room rate*: $139

Best Western Grant Park Hotel (conference hotel)
1100 S. Michigan
Distance to conference venue: 0.35 miles
Sample room rate*: $169

Renaissance Blackstone Hotel
636 S. Michigan
Distance to conference venue: 0.02

Congress Plaza Hotel (conference hotel)
520 S. Michigan
Distance to conference venue: 0.14 miles
Sample room rate*: From $149

Essex Inn
800 S. Michigan
Distance to conference venue: 0.17 miles
Sample room rate*: $159-$259

Fairmont Chicago Hotel
200 N. Columbus
0.96 miles
Sample room rate*: $349

Hampton Majestic Hotel
22 W. Monroe
Distance to conference venue: 0.79 miles
Sample room rate*: $139

Hilton Chicago Hotel
720 S. Michigan
Distance to conference venue: 0.17 miles
Sample room rate*: $184-$384

Hosteling International Chicago
24 E. Congress
Distance to conference venue: 0.32 miles
Sample room rate*: $36

Palmer House Hilton Hotel
17 E. Monroe
Distance to conference venue: 0.69 miles
Sample room rate*: $129

Whitehall Hotel
1130 S. Wabash
(note: second location on Delaware much farther from conference venue)
Distance to conference venue: 2.73 miles
Sample room rate*: $178

* Sample room rates subject to change without notice.