CUG 2015 – Arriving In Chicago

Conrad Hotel


Hotel Map: 521 North Rush Street; Chicago, Illinois 60611-3507

Google Map with Social Event Locations.

Note: There are 2 entrances to the hotel, the main entrance on Rush Street and an entrance on Michigan Avenue (through Nordstrom’s. As you enter the main level of Nordstrom’s, there is an elevator to theleft that will take you to the hotel’s main lobby).


On-site hotel valet parking is $65/day or self-parking is available for $45/day. This rate includes in-and-out privileges. For discount parking, without in-and-out privileges, try SpotHero.

Transportation to/from O’Hare and Midway International Airports


From O’Hare International Airport

Take I-190 ramp to I-90/I-294/Chicago.  Merge onto I-90E (12.4 mi). Take exit 50B toward Ohio St E (1.1 mi). Continue onto W Ohio St and turn right onto N Rush St. Destination will be on the left.

From Midway International Airport

Travel north on Cicero Ave (2.2 mi). Turn right onto the I-55N/Stevenson Expressway ramp to Chicago. Merge onto I-55N/Stevenson Expressway (6.6 mi). Merge onto U.S. 41 N/Lake Shore Drive N exit on the left (0.8mi). Take the Columbus Drive exit on the left toward I-290 (1.6 mi). Turn left onto E Lower Wacker Drive, then turn right onto Lower Michigan Ave. Turn left onto E Grand Ave. Turn left at the first cross street onto N Rush Street.

‘L’ subway system

The train that travels from O’Hare (ORD) International Airport is the Blue Line. Travel time is approximately 50 minutes. Traveler(s) would disembark the train at the Grand station (Grand and Halsted) and board the CTA bus #65 toward Navy Pier. Traveler(s) would disembark the bus at the Illinois & Rush street stop. Conrad Chicago Hotel is just across Illinois Street on the left.

Alternate route: Disembark the Blue Line (towards Forest Park) at the Clark/Lake station and walk .6 mi (approximately 15 minutes) to the hotel. Walking route: Head west on West Lake Street; turn right onto North State Stree. Turn left to stay on N. State St. Turn right toward N. Rush Street. Turn left at Wabash Avenue. Turn left onto N. Rush Street. Travel time for this route is 51 minutes.

The train fare from O’Hare Airport is $5. Bus fare is $2. Transfers (up to 2 additional rides within 2 hours) are 25 cents. For more detailed information, please see: CTA Fares & Tickets

For more information on riding the ‘L’ train, please take a look at this ‘How-to Guide: Riding the ‘L’ train’.


The typical minimum charge for a taxi is $45 to/from O’Hare (ORD) Airport and $35 to/from Midway (MDW) Airport. Please check with the taxi service for rates.


Airport Express O’Hare Airport Shuttle is available for approximately $30 one way (shared van service) and you can be taken directly to and from Conrad Chicago Hotel. Shuttles depart from O’Hare (ORD) Airport every 10-15 minutes for downtown Chicago. Ticket counters and loading zones are at Door 1E across from baggage claim 6, at Terminal 2, Door 2E across from JetBlue baggage claim, Terminal 3 Door 3E across from baggage claim 9, and Terminal 5, just outside Door 5E.

Midway Airport Shuttle is available for a fee of approximately $25 one way (shared van service) and you can be taken directly to and from Conrad Chicago Hotel. Shuttles depart from Midway (MDW) Airport every 15 minutes for downtown Chicago. The ticket counter and loading zone is located at Door 3, lower level across from baggage claim. Reservations are NOT necessary.


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