NNOC FALL MEETING NOVEMBER 18-20, 2016 Housing and Transportation Info

Oct 13, 2016 by

NNOC FALL MEETING NOVEMBER 18-20, 2016 UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS (UIC)

Housing and Transportation Info and Campus Maps

Dear NNOC Friends,
Attached please find a listing of housing options and the distance to the University of Illinois, Chicago (UIC).  Please also find information for travel from the Chicago airports to UIC and a link to campus maps.

HOTELS AND HOSTELS
Hotels and Hostels Listplease confirm all information below by phone or online as rates may change approaching the Thanksgiving holiday

Hotels *Ask for University discount at hotels (not hostels) best to call hotel directly and request best rate.

Holiday Inn – Hotel & Suites

506 West Harrison Street
Chicago, IL 60607
312-957-9100
*Starting at $139/night
.8 mile to NNOC meeting site

~ 10 minutes by CTA

 

Crowne Plaza – Hotels & Resort
733 W Madison
Chicago, IL 60661
312-829-5000
*$149-$189/night
.8 mile to NNOC meeting site

~ 15 minutes by CTA

 

Marriot Chicago at Medical District/UIC
625 South Ashland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60607
312-491-1234 Toll-Free: 1800-356-3641
*Starting at $166/night
1 mile to NNOC meeting site

~ 20 minutes by CTA

HOSTELS

AAE Chicago Parthenon Hostel
314 S. Halsted Street
Chicago, IL 60661
1-304-268-8981
$15-$75 dormitory style; $30-$120 private
.5 mile to NNOC meeting site

~10 minutes by CTA

NO ELEVATOR! Guest rooms are on 2nd, 3rd and 4th floors!

Note: If possible request an interior room.  The rooms that face onto Halsted can be noisy with late-night partying in Chicago’s Greektown.

Hostel in the downtown area:

International Youth Hostel
24 East Congress Parkway
Chicago, IL 60605
312-360-0300
*$31-37/night – mostly dormitory style; starting at $89 private (with shared bath). Free breakfast and wifi.
1.8 mile to NNOC meeting site

~20 minutes on CTA

Hostels on the north side of Chicago:

The Freehand (combination of hostel and hotel)

19 E. Ohio

Chicago, 60611

312 940 3699

One bed in a 4 bed shared quad with bathroom $45/night (nonrefundable web rate).  Hotel rooms start at $199/night.  Communal kitchen available for food preparation by guests & free wifi.

2.5 miles to NNOC meeting site

~30 minutes by CTA

 

Chicago Getaway Hostel
616 West Arlington Place
Chicago, IL 60614
773-929-5380
$28-$70 dormitory style; $59-180 private (with shared bath); $69-$190 private (with half-bath); $79-$200 private (with full bath)
4.5 miles to NNOC meeting site

45 minutes by CTA

 

Wrigley Hostel

3514 N Sheffield

Chicago, IL 60657

(773) 598-4471

$20 dormitory style, free breakfast

5.7 miles to NNOC meeting site

 

45 minutes by CTA
TRANSPORTATION

Transportation Tips
The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) is located just south and west of downtown Chicago which is called “the Loop”.  It has both an east and a west campus.  All of the NNOC events will be on the east campus.  As in all large cities, best practice is to walk with others as you travel to and from the NNOC meeting, rapid transit or hotel locations after dark.
Getting to the University from the airports  
Chicago is home to two airports:  O’Hare International Airport and Midway International Airport. There are several ways to reach UIC from either airport.  You may opt to take a taxi, bus, or subway, also known in Chicago as the ‘L’.
From Chicago O’Hare Airport 
TAXI – A taxi will cost about $50-$60 from O’Hare Airport to UIC.  There is an established taxi dispatching location on the lower level of the terminals.  Be sure the taxi meter is on during your ride and that you pay only the amount displayed on the meter (a 15-20% tip is customary).  Do not establish a set fee with the taxi driver.  Avoid the use of expensive “limousines.”  Taxi companies can pick you up at an established address.  Taxi Companies: FlashCab:  773-561-4444  YellowCab:  312-829-4222
The Continental Go Airport Express bus (lower level — O’Hare) costs approximately $28 one-way and $50 round-trip and takes you anywhere downtown.  The Continental Air Transport hours of operation are 5 am-11 pm.  You can make a reservation for the bus online or call 1-773-247-1200.  From downtown, a taxi can take you to the UIC campus for about $15.
CTA Rapid Transit – If you can carry your own luggage, you may want to take the subway, also known as the “CTA Rapid Transit train” or “L.” You can board the L directly from the lower level at O’Hare to “UIC/Halsted” stop. This is a Blue line train and is the only train that goes to O’Hare.  You can purchase a single ride ticket at O’hare and the fare will be $5.00.   The trip takes approximately 1 hour. This is a special fare from O’hare.  Regular cost of a rapid transit train trip is $2.25 and transfers are $.25.  If you plan to use rapid transit a lot during your visit you may want to purchase a Ventra Card which can be loaded with any amount needed.  The Ventra card costs $5, but if you register it online the cost is refunded to the card.
From Midway Airport 
If you arrive at Midway Airport, southwest of the city, you may take a taxi directly to the campus, or use The Continental Go Airport Express bus to go to anywhere downtown.  A one-way trip from Midway Airport costs $23 and a round-trip is $40.  The hours of operation are from 5 am-11 pm.  From downtown, you can take a cab to UIC for about $15.
Chicago Transit Authority —  You can take the Orange line “L”/CTA from Midway Airport to the “Clark/Lake” stop,  transfer to the Blue line and disembark at the “UIC/Halsted” stop.  The Orange line is the only line that goes to Midway Airport.  You can purchase a single ride ticket for $2.25 at the station and it includes the transfer to the Blue line. If you plan to use rapid transit a lot during your visit you may want to purchase a Ventra Card which can be loaded with any amount needed.  The Ventra card costs $5, but if you register it online the cost is refunded to the card immediately.

For campus directions and map see below:

http://www.uic.edu/about/visit-directions

 

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