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Travel & Accommodations

The 2019 National Gathering on Christian Initiation™ will take place at the Loyola University Chicago Lake Shore Campus. Located in Rogers Park, along the shores of Lake Michigan, Loyola's Lake Shore Campus is located 7 miles north of downtown Chicago and within steps of public transportation.


Hotel Information

Hampton Inn Chicago - North Loyola Station
1209 West Albion Ave, Chicago, IL 60626
www.chicagonorthloyolastation.hamptonbyhilton.com
Phone: (312) 265-5800
Check in: 3:00 PM
Check out: 12:00 PM

Rooms Available: July 1, 2019 – July 3, 2019*
Discounted Rate: $144.00 per night

*Please note: The Hampton Inn has a limited number of rooms that cannot be increased when the capacity is reached. It is recommended that you reserve your room as early as possible. Additional housing is available on campus for groups and individuals.

Perks

  • Located across from Loyola University
  • Rooftop terrace views of Lake Michigan
  • Free in-room wireless internet
  • Free hot breakfast
  • Gym/Fitness Center
  • Bar area
  • Beverage area, complimentary
  • In-room refreshment center
  • Snack Shop

To reserve a room at the Hampton Inn Chicago North-Loyola Station Hotel, please call 800-426-7866 and mention NGCI 19 or visit http://group.hamptoninn.com/NGCI2019.

For more information about the accommodations, visit the: Hampton Inn Chicago-North Loyola Station website.

Group Housing Information

Loyola Lake Shore Campus – Santa Clara Hall
1000 W. Loyola Ave
Chicago, IL 60626
https://www.luc.edu/conference/housing/summerhousing/residentialhousingoptions/santaclarahall/
Phone: (773) 508-8090
Check in: 3:30 PM
Check out: 10:30 AM

Apartment suites available on the evenings of July 1 and July 2, 2019
Discounted Rate: $240.67 per night (cost includes a 17.4% hotel lodging tax)

Each apartment can house up to four guests. When four people share the suite, it totals approximately $60 per person, per night. When two people share the suite, it totals approximately $120 per person, per night.

Each apartment-suite includes:

  • Standard Amenities - Two extra-long twin beds, dressers, desks with chairs; Sheets, pillow, pillowcase, blanket, bath towel, hand towel, and wash cloth; Shampoo, lotion, bar of soap, and cup; Basic cable access (TV not included).
  • The linens you receive when you check-in to your room are yours throughout the duration of your stay. If for some reason your linens need to be changed, you need to ask the At Your Service Desk for a laundry bag to exchange them.
  • Apartment-style units have fully-equipped kitchens with microwave, refrigerator, dishwasher, oven, and stove. A living room is also included.
  • Available Upon Request: Iron and ironing board, Pots/pans and cooking utensils ($25 a week or $5 a day), Hangers, and Hair dryer.
  • Special requests for your room may also be made (i.e.: allergic to cleaning products, board for the bed); Loyola needs 72 business hours advance notice.
  • Building Amenities: Air conditioning/central air, 24-hour security, self-serve Laundry facilities ($5 laundry card), Lounges, Wi-Fi access ($10 fee per device, good for duration of stay).
  • Please Note: Extra items are available upon request and are subject to availability.
  • Each apartment needs to be under one reservation and paid by that person. If several people share a room, you will need to split the cost between yourselves. We are sorry that campus housing cannot do this for you.

To reserve an apartment visit https://lodging.luc.edu and enter promo code ltp2019.


To view the layout of the Santa Clara Apartments visit: https://www.luc.edu/media/lucedu/reslife/3dtours/santaclara_206_quad.jpg.

For a 3D tour visit: https://luc.hosted.panopto.com/Panopto/Pages/Viewer.aspx?id=defb49c5-d468-4f37-a09b-a8c6014792a1.

Directions

Loyola University Chicago – Lake Shore Campus
1032 W. Sheridan Road
Chicago, IL 60660

To / From O’Hare International Airport


Taxi service $50–$55
UberX $30–$40
Lyft $30–$40
Estimates from https://ride.guru/
Blue Line Train: 24-hour service; cost is $2.50 one-way per person (from O'Hare a $5.00 premium fare applies); travel time to Rogers Park is 1 hour 30 minutes; take Blue line Forest Park train to the Washington stop; Walk to Red Line (through Block 37); take Red Line Howard train; exit red line train at LOYOLA station. The Hampton Inn is approximately 5 minutes via Sheridan Road to 1000 W. Loyola Ave. Fare cards or daily passes can be purchased at the station. For more information visit: http://www.transitchicago.com/riding_cta/how_to_guides/buyingfare.aspx.
All prices are approximate and subject to change without notice.

  • Follow the signs indicating “Downtown Chicago” and I-90 East (Kennedy Expressway).
  • Take the Lawrence Avenue Exit.
  • Turn left on W Lawrence Ave, then left again at N Cicero Ave.
  • Turn right at Forster Ave and follow it towards the lake.
  • Turn left at Sheridan Road and follow it Northbound.
  • After the road turns left, you will reach the Lake Shore Campus.

To / From Midway Airport


Taxi Service $50–$60
UberX $34–$40
Lyft $34–$40
Estimates from https://ride.guru/
Orange Line Train: Hours are 5:15 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.; cost is $2.50 one-way per person; travel time to Rogers Park is 1 hour 26 minutes; take Orange line Loop Train to Roosevelt; at Roosevelt take Red line Howard Train; exit train at LOYOLA STATION. The Hampton Inn is approximately a 5 minute walk on Sheridan Road to Albion Avenue. Santa Clara Hall is approximately 5 minutes via Sheridan Road to 1000 W. Loyola Ave. Fare cards or daily passes can be purchased at the station. For more information visit: http://www.transitchicago.com/riding_cta/how_to_guides/buyingfare.aspx.
All prices are approximate and subject to change without notice.

  • Take Cicero Avenue north to I-55 (Stevenson Expressway).
  • Follow signs to Lake Shore Drive North.
  • Follow Lake Shore Drive north and follow it until it ends at Sheridan Road.
  • Turn right (north) onto Sheridan Road and proceed about one mile to Loyola.
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Greyhound Bus Station

630 W. Harrison St.
Travel Distance: Approximately 10.9 miles

Options for getting to and from Loyola include:
Taxi -Travel Time: 22 minutes
CTA -Travel Time: 50 minutes

Megabus Stop

Canal & Van Buren
Travel Distance: Approximately 10.9 miles

Options for getting to and from Loyola include:
Taxi - Travel Time: 21 minutes
CTA - Travel Time: 48 minutes

Railway

Loyola CTA Station
Travel distance to Hampton Inn: Approximately 0.2 miles
Walk Travel Time: 3 minutes

Travel distance to Santa Clara Hall: Approximately 0.3 miles
Walk Travel Time: 5 minutes

Union Station
Travel Distance: Approximately 10.3 miles

Options for getting to and from Loyola include:
Taxi - Travel Time: 21 minutes
CTA - Travel Time: 50 minutes

Ogilvie Transportation Center
Travel Distance: Approximately 10.1 miles

Options for getting to and from Loyola include:
Taxi - Travel Time: 25 minutes
CTA - Travel Time: 50 minutes

Union Railway Station
Travel Distance: Approximately 10.3 miles

Options for getting to and from Loyola include:
Taxi - Travel Time: 20 minutes
CTA - Travel Time: 50 minutes

Travel times will largely depend on traffic.

Driving Directions

Take I-65 to North of Merillville.

  • Take Illinois Tollway I-90 (Chicago Skyway) into Chicago.
  • Illinois Tollway 1-90 (Chicago Skyway) joins with I-94.
  • Take the 53C exit to I-55 N/Stevenson Expressway/Lake Shore Drive/22nd Street.
  • Keep right, follow signs for I-55 N/Stevenson Expy/Lake Shore Dr and merge onto I-55 N/Stevenson.
  • Use the left two lanes to take the U.S. 41 N/Lake Shore Drive N exit.
  • Take N Lake Shore Dr. to Sheridan Rd. Make a right onto N Sheridan Rd.
  • Make a right at Kenmore Ave to access main parking structure at Loyola University Chicago.
  • Take Interstate 55 to Lake Shore Drive.
  • Take Lake Shore Drive to N Sheridan Rd. Make a right onto N Sheridan Rd.
  • Make a right at Kenmore Ave to access main parking structure at Loyola University Chicago.
  • Take I-57 North to I-94 (Dan Ryan Expressway) and I-90.
  • Continue on I-90/I-94.
  • Take the 53C exit to I-55 N/Stevenson Expressway/Lake Shore Drive/22nd Street.
  • Keep right, follow signs for I-55 N/Stevenson Expy/Lake Shore Dr and merge onto I-55 N/Stevenson.
  • Use the left two lanes to take the U.S. 41 N/Lake Shore Drive N exit.
  • Take N Lake Shore Dr. to Sheridan Rd. Make a right onto N Sheridan Rd.
  • Make a right at Kenmore Ave to access main parking structure at Loyola University Chicago.
  • Take the Illinois Tollway South (I-94 East) to Edens Expressway (also I-94).
  • Follow I-94 to W Touhy Ave. Take exit 39B.
  • Continue on W Touhy Ave.
  • Turn right onto N Sheridan Rd.

 

Parking Information*

Parking at Loyola University Chicago
Access Main Parking Structure at Sheridan Rd and Kenmore Ave
Parking is a flat rate of $7 (Cash or Credit at the pay station or Parking Office).
Parking Office: 773-508-7036
lscparkingservices@luc.edu

Visitors and Guests may also park in the Fordham Garage ($5). The Parking Office is located on the first floor of the Main Parking Structure. Visitor garages close nightly at 2 a.m. Overnight Parking is prohibited in this garage.

 

Parking at Hampton Inn Chicago - North Loyola Station
Valet parking only, includes in/out privileges
$35 for 24 hours (additional fees if over 24 hours).

 

Nearby Parking Options

 

The Morgan - Public Parking Garage
1210 W Arthur Ave (at Sheridan & Arthur Street)
Chicago, IL 60626
Cash only, does not include in/out privileges
Also, you may check with various parking apps on your smartphone. As of July 2018, this garage was accessible on ParkWhiz.

Mon-Sunday - All day
10 hours $8
16 hours $13
24 hours $18

To find the most affordable parking options, we recommend visiting websites such as SpotHero or ParkWhiz. These websites will allow you to view your parking options, compare prices, and reserve your spot in advance. Both SpotHero and ParkWhiz also have apps that you can download and access from a smartphone.

*All prices current as of July 2018. Pricing is subject to change without notice.

Extend Your Trip

Festivals, concerts, art, comedy, and baseball—the summer sun glistening off Lake Michigan and tourists gathering in Millennium Park. There is no better time to visit Chicago than the summer. Scheduled prior to the Fourth of July, the National Gathering on Christian Initiation™ offers the perfect opportunity to extend your trip to the Windy City and enjoy all that Chicago has to offer.

Attractions

Museums

Comedy

Festivals

Sports

Concerts (TBA)

Theater (TBA)

Catholic Churches

Join us in the Windy City!