Hotels and Travel Information
The conference will be held at Loyola's Water Tower Campus (Thursday 9/19) and Lake Shore Campus (Friday 9/20 and Saturday 9/21). The Water Tower Campus is located in Chicago's downtown Magnificent Mile area, while the Lake Shore Campus is located on Lake Michigan in the North Side neighborhoods of Edgewater and Rogers Park.
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Hampton Inn Loyola Station
1209 W Albion Street
Chicago, IL 60626
The Hampton Inn, located across the street from Loyola's Lake Shore Campus, will be the main conference hotel. The group rate is $149 per night for 9/18 and 9/19 and $239 per night for 9/20 and 9/21. Book online now or call 1-800-426-7866 and mention the group name Catholic Imagination Conference.
Holiday Inn Chicago North-Evanston
1501 Sherman Avenue
Evanston, IL 60201
Located in Evanston, just north of Chicago. Shuttle service will be provided to and from the conference on Friday and Saturday. Shuttles will leave the hotel around 8:00 AM and leave from the conference around 6:00 PM. See the hotel front desk for details.
A group rate of $219 is available for 9/18, 9/19, and 9/20.
Book online now, or, if you wish to book by phone, call (847) 491-6400 and ask for in-house reservations. Mention that you are coming in for the Loyola Imagination Conference and the dates that you would like to reserve. Mention Group Code: LCI. Be sure to reserve prior to the reservation due date of Friday, August 19, 2019.
The Whitehall Hotel
105 E Delaware Place
Chicago, IL 60611
If you prefer to stay downtown on the Magnificent Mile, close to the Water Tower Campus, the Whitehall is a good choice.
A group rate of $159 is available for 9/18, 9/19, and 9/20.
Book online now, or, if you wish to book by phone, call 312-573-6389 and use the group name Catholic Imagination Conference. Be sure to reserve prior to the reservation due date of Saturday, August 20, 2019.
As an alternative to a hotel, many Airbnb options are available near Loyola in the surrounding Rogers Park and Edgewater neighborhoods.
For general parking information at Loyola, see the University's visitor parking information. More information on parking for the conference will be posted here as it becomes available. For those staying at our participating hotels, shuttle service to and from the conference will be available at designated intervals.
On Saturday 9/21, 50 additional parking spots will be available at Sacred Heart School just a few blocks south of campus on a first come, first served basis.
Loyola University Chicago's Lake Shore Campus is conveniently located near the CTA Red Line and along CTA bus route 147. We encourage all who are able to take advantage of public transportation, carpooling, walking, or biking.