PARKING & TRANSPORTATION | DIRECTIONS | RESTAURANTS | HOTELS

PARKING & TRANSPORTATION

Parking is available at the Parkway Bank Entertainment District right across from the Convention Center. Parking is $15 for 24 hours. This facility has 8,500 spots available and more information, including directions, is available at their website.

Parkway Bank Entertainment District at Rosemont
5501 Park Pl
Rosemont, IL 60018

Parking is also available at nearby hotels, but is typically more expensive.

FREE SHUTTLE

The city of Rosemont offers a free shuttle called “The Entertainment Circulator” that runs every 7-8 minutes. It runs Monday through Thursday from 7:30am – 12am; Friday and Saturdays from 8:30am – 3am and Sundays from 10:00am – 9:30pm. Be sure to check their website for the most up-to-date information.

This bus route makes stops at:
• Chicago Transit Authority’s Rosemont Blue Line Station (access to downtown Chicago)
• Parkway Bank Park (access to restaurants, bars and entertainment)
• The Fashion Outlets of Chicago
• Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

DIRECTIONS

The Donald E Stephens Convention Center is easily accessible from O’hare Airport, the city, and major highways.

Address:

Donald E Stephen Convention Center

5555 N. River Road

Rosemont, IL 60018

From O’Hare International Airport

The convention center is located 4 minutes from the convention center. Numerous hotel shuttles are available. Consider taking a taxi or Uber/Lyft ride as well. If driving:

  • East on Interstate I-90 to River Road South exit.
  • Proceed south on River Road about half mile to Bryn Mawr

FROM THE CITY

From downtown, you can take the Blue Line out to Rosemont and then hop on the “Entertainment Circulator” Shuttle which makes stops every 7-8 minutes.

If driving:

  • West on the Kennedy Expressway (I-90) to Northwest Tollway (I-90).
  • Exit River Rd. and turn right at the light.
  • Proceed south on River Road about 1 mile to Bryn Mawr

FROM THE SUBURBS OR NEIGHBORING STATES

From Southbound Tri-State Tollway (I-294):

  • Exit at Balmoral Ave. (pay toll).
  • Turn Right on Balmoral Ave. and move into the left lane.
  • Merge left and follow signs into the Parking garage or go thru the underpass to get to the front of the Parkway Bank Park where parking is available.

From Northbound Tri-State Tollway (I-294):

  • I-294 S toward Indiana/O’Hare. From there exit IL-19 Westbound- Irving Park Road.
  • Turn right at US-12 W/US-45 N/Mannheim Rd then take a slight right at Balmoral Ave.
  • Turn Right on Balmoral and merge left. Go over I-294 bridge.
  • Follow signs into the Parking garage or go thru the underpass to get to the front of the Parkway Bank Park where parking is available.

From the West (Rockford)

  • I-90 E towards Chicago, then take the I-190W / I-294 S toward O’Hare/Indiana.
  • IL-19 Westbound- Irving Park Road
  • Turn right at US-12 W/US-45 N/Mannheim Rd then take a slight right at Balmoral Ave.
  • Turn Right on Balmoral and merge left. Go over I-294 bridge.
  • Follow signs into the Parking garage or go thru the underpass to get to the front of the Parkway Bank Park where parking is available.

RESTAURANTS

The Donald E. Stephens Convention Center has food available at its cafeteria-style restaurant. Additionally, concession stands and a Starbucks is located in the venue lobby.

A wide variety of food and restaurant options are available within walking distance to the convention center including:

For more information about restaurants, you can visit the Parkway Bank Park Entertainment District website.

HOTELS

There’s a wide range of hotels directly across from the convention center for your convenience! We have worked with the hotels in the area to secure special rates for those coming from out of town, going to the after party or staying the weekend!

Check out the following hotels

Embassy Suites

The special room rate will be available until June 20th or until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first.

Double Tree

The special room rate will be available until June 22nd or until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first.

Crown Plaza

By providing the group name or the group code “M1R” individuals will also be able to make reservations by calling 1-877-337-5793.
Reservations must be made on or before the cutoff date of June 20th, 2019 in order to be eligible for the group rate.
2175 E Touhy Ave
Des Plaines, IL 60018
Rate: $99.00
Free shuttle available to convention center

The special room rate will be available until July 15, 2019 or until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first.   By providing the group name or the group code “Meow Meetup”  individuals will also be able to make reservations by calling 847-635-1300. Reservations must be made on or before the cutoff date of July 15th , 2019 in order to be eligible for the group rate.