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Travel & Accommodations

The 2024 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 Room Block

Our hotel room block has been filled.

Hampton Inn Chicago - North Loyola Station
1209 West Albion Ave, Chicago, IL 60626
Phone: (312) 265-5800

Check in: 3:00 PM
Check out: 12:00 PM

  • 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

For more information about the accommodations, visit the Hampton Inn Chicago North-Loyola Station website: https://www.hilton.com/en/hotels/chiyohx-hampton-chicago-north-loyola-station/.

Additional Room Blocks

Hilton Orrington/Evanston

1710 Orrington Ave, Evanston, IL 60201
(4 miles away, 15-minute drive, 30 minutes on mass transit)
www.orringtonevanston.hilton.com 
Phone: (847) 866-8700
Check in: 3:00 PM
Check out: 12:00 PM

Rooms available on the evenings of July 30 and July 31, 2024.
Discounted Rate: $169.00 per night

To reserve a room at the Hilton/Orrington Hotel, please call 800-445-8667 and mention the National Gathering on Christian Initiation (group code 91T) or visit Hilton Orrington/Evanston to make your reservation online.

Reservations must be made by Friday, June 14, 2024.

Hyatt House Chicago/Evanston

1515 Chicago Ave, Evanston, IL 60201
(4 miles away, 15-minute drive, 30 minutes on mass transit)
https://www.hyatt.com/en-US/hotel/illinois/hyatt-house-chicago-evanston/chixe 
Phone: (847) 864-2300
Check in: 3:00 PM
Check out: 12:00 PM

Use this link to receive a 15% discount on the published room rate.

Holiday Inn Chicago North-Evanston

1501 Sherman Ave, Evanston, IL 60201
(4 miles away, 15-minute drive, 30 minutes on mass transit)
https://www.ihg.com/holidayinn/hotels/us/en/evanston/chine/hoteldetail
Phone: (847) 491-6400
Check in: 4:00 PM
Check out: 12:00 PM

Use this link and select the "Good Neighbor" rate to receive a 15% discount on the published room rate.

Airbnb

Visit www.airbnb.com and search for options in the Rogers Park neighborhood.

Campus Housing Information

Lodging is available on the campus of Loyola University on the evenings of July 30 and July 31. Please note that campus housing amenities are much more limited than typical hotel accommodations.

To reserve campus housing, visit https://lodging.luc.edu, select your dates, and enter promo code ltp2024. Please note: After entering your search terms, the displayed price is for your entire stay.

Reservation deadline is Friday, July 26, 2024.

Santa Clara Apartment Suites
Loyola Lakeshore 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

Single Occupancy Options and Rate:

  • Santa Clara Lock-Off: $150.00 per night (plus 17.4% hotel lodging tax for a total of $176.10 per night)
    • This is a single bedroom/bath unit in a two-bedroom/bath suite.
    • Includes a shared common area/kitchen.
    • Another NGCI participant will be assigned to the second bedroom/bath unit in the suite.
  • Santa Clara Apartment: $219.00 per night (plus 17.4% hotel lodging tax for a total of $257.10 per night)
    • This includes two bedroom/bath units and a shared common area/kitchen.

To have two individuals in a "Santa Clara Lock-Off" or three to four individuals in a "Santa Clara Apartment," please contact LTP at NGCI@ltp.org for additional information.

Francis Hall Dormitory Rooms
Loyola Lakeshore Campus – Francis Hall
6314 N Winthrop Ave.
Chicago, IL 60660
https://www.luc.edu/reslife/halls/francishall/
Phone: (773) 508-8090
Check in: 3:30 PM
Check out: 10:30 AM

Single Occupancy Rate: $100.00 per night (plus 17.4% hotel lodging tax for a total of $117.40 per night)

Standard Amenities:

Building Amenities:

  • Air conditioning/central air, 24-hour security, self-serve Laundry facilities ($5 laundry card), Lounges, Overnight parking ($8 per night).
  • Please Note: Extra items are available upon request and are subject to availability.

Directions

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

To / From O’Hare International Airport


Taxi service $49.47
UberX $31.32
Lyft $31.68
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: https://www.transitchicago.com/howto/buying-fares/.
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 Foster 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 $64.35
UberX $41.23
Lyft $41.23
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. Fare cards or daily passes can be purchased at the station. For more information visit: https://www.transitchicago.com/howto/buying-fares/.
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
Blue line from Clinton to Jackson stop; transfer to Red line Howard train and exit train at Loyola Station.

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
Blue line stop at Canal and Van Buren to Dearborn and Jackson; Transfer to Red line Howard train; exit train at Loyola Station.

Railway

Loyola CTA Station
Travel distance to Hampton Inn: Approximately 0.2 miles
Walk Travel Time: 3 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: 49 minutes

Ogilvie Transportation Center
Travel Distance: Approximately 10.1 miles

Options for getting to and from Loyola include:
Taxi - Travel Time: 23 minutes
CTA - Travel Time: 49 minutes

Union Railway Station
Travel Distance: Approximately 10.3 miles

Options for getting to and from Loyola include:
Taxi - Travel Time: 21 minutes
CTA - Travel Time: 49 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.

 

Parking Information*

Parking at Loyola University Chicago
Access Main Parking Structure at Sheridan Rd and Kenmore Ave
Parking is a flat rate of $8 (Cash or Credit at the pay station or Parking Office).
Parking Office: 773-508-7036
campustransportation@luc.edu

Visitors and Guests may park in the Main Structure or the Fordham Garage. You may pay with Cash or Credit at the pay stations or the Parking Office. 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.

 

Hampton Inn Chicago - North Loyola Station
Valet parking only, includes in/out privileges
$40 for 24 hours (additional fees if over 24 hours).

 

The Morgan - Public Parking Garage
1210 W Arthur Ave (at Sheridan & Arthur Street)
Chicago, IL 60626
877-909-6199
Cash only—Also, you may check with various parking apps on your smartphone. As of January 2024, this garage was accessible on SpotHero.

Mon-Sunday - All day
10 hours $9.00
16 hours $14.00
24 hours $19.00
Does not include in/out privileges.

*All prices current as of January 2024. Pricing is subject to change without notice.