I just got back from a conference in Chicago. Although I have been to the Windy City several times, this was a series of firsts for me. Landing at Midway Airport on Southwest Airlines is much simpler than arriving at O'Hare. The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) has a train stop right at the airport, the Orange line. Since it is the end of the line, you can only go one way; Downtown! An easy change at Van Buren to the Brown Line avoids any crowds at the Loop. Head towards Kimball. In a few stops, you are at the Merchandise Mart which is an indoor mall. Walk through the mall and over the enclosed walk bridge to the Chicago Sun Times building, the Holiday Inn lobby is on the 3rd floor. Total cost? $2.25 one way. Just as easy to reverse course at the end of the trip and head back to Midway!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Enhance your family vacation, corporate travel, or romantic getaway by staying at the Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza River North. Located atop the Chicago Sun-Times building presenting the best views of the Windy City from a unique 15th floor atrium lobby, our full-service hotel welcomes you with 521 newly redesigned guestrooms and suites, stellar service, and premium amenities that are most comforting to both leisure and business travelers. Amenities includes complimentary Wi-Fi throughout guestrooms and lobby, LCD flat-screen TVs with cable, premium channel access, and Pay Per View movies, over sized work desk, heated indoor atrium pool, 24-hour fitness facility, complimentary business center, and Concierge services. Guests of the contemporary Mart Plaza will find themselves in the middle of downtown Chicago's bustling River North area offering the top restaurant and nightlife options, within walking distance of the Loop, the main business district, and Michigan Avenue, aka the "Magnificent Mile" where chic shops and restaurants abound. Walk across the fully enclosed pedway into the Merchandise Mart where you can ride a train to just about anywhere in the city, including attractions like Navy Pier and Millennium Park. Plan a visit to Chicago and let the Mart Plaza and our award-winning staff provide you with a memorable experience and lasting impression. The Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza River North is located 3 miles from Chicago's McCormick Convention Center, 12 miles from Midway International Airport, and 18 miles from O'Hare International Airport. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn Chicago - Mart Plaza Hotel Chicago
- Holiday Inn Mart Plaza
- Chicago Holiday Inn