Hotel & Travel

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Hotel Registration

The Fourth International CREA Conference will take place at the Palmer House Chicago.

Address: 17 E Monroe St., Chicago, IL 60603

Phone: 1-(312)-726-7500

Click here for hotel registration.

 

Nearby Restaurants:

Casual Restaurants

Restaurants Nearby

Breakfast Venues

Check out the Chicago Travel Guide here for things to do in Chicago!

 

Travel Information

CREA Receptions & Socials

CREA Welcome Reception

September 27, 2017

5:00pm at the University Club

Address: 76 E Monroe St, Chicago, IL 60603

The University Club is approximately .3 miles from the Palmer House and about an 8 minute walk. Exiting the Palmer House at Monroe Street, proceed east 2 blocks, towards Lake Michigan. The University Club is on your left; just before reaching Michigan Avenue.

 

Getting to the Palmer House & Parking

AIRPORT INFORMATION

There are two major airports that serve the Chicago area: O’Hare International Airport located 18 miles and approximately 45-60 minutes from the Palmer House Hilton and Midway International Airport located 12 miles and approximately 30-45 minutes from the Palmer House Hilton.

Transportation and flight information for both O’Hare International Airport and Midway International Airport can be found at: www.flychicago.com

 

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

Taxi Information:

Approximate taxi fare from Chicago O’Hare International Airport to the Palmer House Hilton is $39.00 and $27.00 from Chicago Midway Airport. All Chicago taxis accept credit cards. 

 

Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) Train Service:

The CTA has a very integrated train system. Current rates are $2.25 per ride and passes may be purchased at a kiosk at every train station. The train system operates at both O’Hare International Airport and Midway International Airport. Visit the Chicago Transit Authority website (http://www.transitchicago.com) to plan a trip around Chicago using public transportation.

 

Train Information from O’Hare Airport:

The Blue Line Train is located at the airport

Take CTA BLUE LINE TRAIN (BLUE LINE – SOUTHBOUND-LOOP)

Get off at the Monroe/Dearborn stop

This stop is 1 block west of the Palmer House at Monroe and Dearborn

 

Train Information from Midway Airport:

The Orange Line Train is located at the airport

Take CTA ORANGE LINE TRAIN (ORANGE LINE – NORTH-LOOP)

Get off at the State/Van Buren CTA stop

Walk .26 miles on N State Street

Turn right on E Monroe

 

Driving Information:

Driving Directions to the Palmer House Hilton Hotel

From O’Hare Airport or from the North via Highway 90/94 (Approx. 18 miles)

  • Take Highway 90/94 East (Kennedy Expressway) to downtown Chicago
  • Exit at Monroe Street (exit #51E- immediately after Madison St. exit), turn left
  • Proceed approximately 11 stop lights down Monroe Street
  • The Palmer House Hilton will be on your right as you cross State Street

 

From Midway Airport or from the South via Highway 55 (Approx. 11 miles)

· From Midway, take Cicero Ave. North 2 miles to Hwy 55 (Stevenson Expressway) North

  • Take Hwy 55 North approx. 6 miles to the interchange for Hwy 90/94 West (Wisconsin)
  • Continue on Hwy 90/94 West approximately 2.5 miles
  • Exit at Monroe Street (exit #51E), turn right
  • Continue approximately 11 stop lights down Monroe Street
  • The Palmer House Hilton will be on your right as you cross State Street

 

From the South via Highways 65, 80, 57 or 90/94 (West)

  • Take Hwys 65, 80 or 57 to Hwy 90/94 West (Dan Ryan Expressway) to Chicago
  • Exit from 90/94 West at Monroe Street (exit #51E), turn right
  • Continue approximately 11 stop lights down Monroe Street

 

From the West via Highways 290

  • Take Hwy 290 (Eisenhower Expressway) East to downtown Chicago
  • Hwy 290 becomes Congress Parkway as you enter downtown
  • You will first pass under two buildings: US Post Office and Chicago Stock Exchange
  • Five traffic lights past the Chicago Stock Exchange is State Street, turn left
  • Proceed 4 traffic lights to Monroe Street, turn right
  • The Palmer House Hilton is immediately on your right

 

From Lake Shore Drive North or South

  • Exit at Randolph Street Exit (located just south of Navy Pier)
  • Drive West on Randolph (From the North: turn right…From the South: turn left)
  • Continue on Randolph approximately 6 traffic lights until you reach Clark Street, turn left
  • Proceed 4 traffic lights to Monroe Street, turn left
  • The Palmer House Hilton is 2 traffic lights down Monroe on your right, just past State Street

 

TIME ZONE

Chicago is in the Central Time Zone. Daylight savings time is in effect from the second Sunday in March until the first Sunday in November.

 

WEATHER

Average daily high temperature in April is 14 degrees Celsius or 57 degrees Fahrenheit. Average low is 4 degrees Celsius or 39 degrees Fahrenheit.The weather can vary widely in Chicago during the spring, so you'll want to pack accordingly -- for instance, the record April high is 91 degrees, the record low is 11 degrees.

 

NEARBY ATTRACTIONS

The Palmer House Hilton website provides an Area Guide that lists nearby attractions at http://www.palmerhousehiltonhotel.com/areaguide.html

 

Visit the Chicago Convention and Tourism Bureau website (http://www.choosechicago.com/) for additional information about Chicago.

 

PARKING IN CHICAGO

There are four public parking lots within 2 blocks from the Palmer House Hilton.  It is best to contact the parking lot ahead of time if you will need in-and-out privileges as not all parking lots offer this service.  Signs at any of the four parking garages will also provide this information. 

 

InterPark

231 S Wabash Ave

312-322-3330

Self and Attendant Parking / Cash or Credit Card

  • Take ramp left for I-94 West toward Chicago Loop (north)
  • Keep straight onto I-90 W / I-94 W / Dan Ryan Expy W (northwest)
  • At exit 51H, take ramp right for I-290 West toward Chicago Loop / Congress Pkwy (east)
  • Keep straight onto W Congress Pkwy (east)
  • Turn left onto S Dearborn St (north)
  • Turn right onto W Monroe St (east)
  • Road name changes to E Monroe St (east)
  • Turn right onto S Wabash Ave (south)
  • Arrive at S Wabash Ave (south)

     

    InterPark

    17 E Adams St

    312-554-0112

    Self Parking / Cash or Credit

  • Take ramp left for I-94 West toward Chicago Loop (north)
  • Keep straight onto I-90 W / I-94 W / Dan Ryan Expy W (northwest)
  • At exit 51H, take ramp right for I-290 West toward Chicago Loop / Congress Pkwy (east)
  • Keep straight onto W Congress Pkwy (east)
  • Turn left onto S Dearborn St (north)
  • Turn right onto W Monroe St (east)
  • Road name changes to E Monroe St (east)
  • Turn right onto S Wabash Ave (south)
  • Turn right onto E Adams St (west)
  • Arrive at E Adams St (west)

     

    Standard Parking

    131 S. Dearborn St

    312-267-6867

    Self Parking / Cash or Credit Card

  • Take ramp left for I-94 West toward Chicago Loop (north)
  • Keep straight onto I-90 W / I-94 W / Dan Ryan Expy W (northwest)
  • At exit 51H, take ramp right for I-290 West toward Chicago Loop / Congress Pkwy (east)
  • Keep straight onto W Congress Pkwy (east)
  • Turn left onto S Dearborn St (north)
  • Turn right onto W Marble Pl (east)
  • Arrive at W Marble Pl on the right (east)

     

    InterPark

    30 W Monroe St

    312-853-1555

    Self and Attendant Parking / Cash or Credit Card

  • Take ramp left for I-94 West toward Chicago Loop (north)
  • Keep straight onto I-90 W / I-94 W / Dan Ryan Expy W (northwest)
  • At exit 51H, take ramp right for I-290 West toward Chicago Loop / Congress Pkwy (east)
  • Keep straight onto W Congress Pkwy (east)
  • Turn left onto S Dearborn St (north)
  • Arrive at S Dearborn St on the right (north)

 

Millennium Garages

Millennium Garages provide underground parking in the heart of the city and consist of the following three facilities: Grant Park North, Grant Park South,and Millennium Park Garage.

 

Millennium Park Garage

5 South Columbus Dr.

Chicago, IL 60601

 

$14 – Early Bird: Monday – Friday

(In between 5:00 – 10:00 a.m. out by 7:00 p.m.)

$23 – 0 to 3 hours

$25 – 3 to 12 hours

$26 – 12 to 24 hours

     

From the south or north on Michigan Avenue, turn east onto Randolph Drive and move to the center lane. This lane becomes the down-ramp to middle Randolph. At the bottom of the ramp, turn right at the first stoplight onto Columbus Drive and follow signs into Millennium Park Garage.

 

Grant Park North

25 N Michigan

Chicago, IL 60602

 

$14 – Early Bird: Monday – Friday

(In between 5:00 – 9:00 a.m., out by 7:00 p.m. with a minimum stay of 6 hours)

$14 – 0 to 60 minutes

$24 – 60 to 80 minutes

$26 – 80 to 100 minutes

$30 – 100 minutes to 8 hours

$31 – 8 hours to 24 hours

     

  • Take I-55 East towards Chicago/Lake Michigan
  • Take the Lake Shore Drive North exit
  • Follow Lake Shore Drive North to the Monroe Street Exit
  • Take a Left on Monroe Street
  • Follow Monroe Street to Michigan Avenue
  • Take a Right on Michigan Avenue
  • Garage entrance is located on your left in the middle of Michigan Avenue

 

Grant Park South

325 S. Michigan Avenue

Chicago, IL 60604

 

$14 – Early Bird: Monday – Friday

(In between 5:00 – 9:00 a.m. out by 7:00 p.m. with aminimum stay of 6 hours)

$10 – 0 to 40 minutes

$13 – 40 to 60 minutes

$20 – 60 to 80 minutes

$24 – 80 to 100 minutes

$28 – 100 minutes to 8 hours

$30 – 8 hours to 24 hours

$20 – Evening Rate: Monday – Sunday (In after 4:00 p.m. out by 5:00 a.m.)

 

  • Take I-55 East towards Chicago/Lake Michigan
  • Take the Lake Shore Drive North exit
  • Follow Lake Shore Drive North to the Monroe Street Exit
  • Take a Left on Monroe Street
  • Take a Left on Columbus Drive
  • Take a Right on Congress Parkway and merge into the Right hand lane
  • Bear Right around the circle to Michigan Avenue
  • Take a Right onto Michigan Avenue
  • Garage entrance is located on your Left in the middle of Michigan Avenue