Hotel

Our new convention home will be the Sheraton Grand Chicago in downtown Chicago, Illinois. Located at 301 East North Water Street, Chicago, Illinois, 60611. Throughout our discussions with the Sheraton this past year, we have been delighted by their commitment to make our experience an outstanding one. We are excited to make this space our new home!

https://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/chigs-sheraton-grand-chicago/

Room rates

Rates are $121 per night plus taxes for a King or Double Bed room. You can make a reservation via the link below.

https://book.passkey.com/e/50220215

Parking

Capricon has arranged for discounted parking at the Sheraton during the run of the convention.  The details are:

  • Parking at the Sheraton will be $15/day for convention members.
  • This rate is available even if you are not staying in the hotel.
  • Hotel guests will have first access, so it cannot be guaranteed for non-guests.

Parking at the hotel does not include in/out privileges.  We are aware this causes problems for some members and have arranged for a number of parking passes that will include in/out for people with need (mobility, health, etc).  Passes are limited, please contact us at hotel@capricon.org if you need to request one and we will do our best to accommodate you.

Hotel parking is also available for non-guests of the hotel.  Validation will be available at the front desk of the hotel.  Details on the parking validation process for discounted rates will be made available soon for those opting to not stay at the hotel.

If the parking fills up, or if you would prefer not to worry about altering your plans if it fills up before you get on site, we have noted that Spot Hero has 3 discounted parking options across the street from the Sheraton that have shown rates of $14 to $22 for parking sessions of at least 12 hours.  These 3 lots have shown themselves to be consistently the cheapest in the area on Spot Hero so far:

  • 225 E North Water Street
  • 400 N McClurg Court
  • Ogden Plaza Garage (300 E North Water Street)

Spot Hero prices are subject to change but can be purchased in advance, so you could possibly lock in $14 for 12 hours of parking during Capricon right now and be set.

It should be noted that the Ogden Plaza Garage is an excellent choice if it can be booked because that garage elevator connects to the Sheraton directly via an enclosed walkway.  For folks with mobility issues, there are a couple of low door jams to work around, but it is fairly wide access and there are no stairs.  You will enter the hotel on the same level that the Capricon program panels will be held.

Travel

By Car

If traveling by car or cab from the airports, anticipate at least an hour and fifteen minutes from door to door.

Public Transit

From O’Hare International Airport –

Follow the directions to the Blue Line to Forest Park.  Exit the train at Washington and transfer to one of the following buses: 29 (State) or 124 (Navy Pier) at State Street and Randolph Street. Estimated travel time from O’Hare to Hotel Lobby is 1 hour and 25 mins.

From Midway International Airport –

Follow directions to the Orange Line and exit the train at State & Lake.  29 (State) bus picks up at State & Lake.  Estimated travel time is 1 hour and 10 mins.

From Union Station (Metra, Amtrak) –

124 (Navy Pier), 157 (Streeterville/Taylor) or the 151 (Sheridan) all depart from the transit hub south of Union Station.  Estimated travel time is 30 mins from Union Station to the Hotel Lobby.

From Ogilvie Transportation Center (Metra) –

Head north to the Green/Pink Line at Clinton to Cottage Grove/Ashland (Green) or Loop (Pink).  Exit at State & Lake and catch the 29 (State) and exit at Illinois & St. Clair.  Estimated travel time from Ogilvie to Hotel Lobby is 20 mins.

157 (Streeterville/Taylor) and 124 (Navy Pier) departs Ogilvie from Canal & Madison to the southeast. Estimated travel time by bus from Ogilvie to Hotel Lobby is 25 mins.

From Millennium Station (Metra, South Shore Line) –

Exit to Grant Park (Randolph & Michigan) to take the 124 (Navy Pier) bus.

Exit to Michigan Avenue to catch the 151 (Sheridan), 157 (Streeterville/Taylor), or the 3 (King Drive) – exit the bus at Michigan & Hubbard.

Estimated travel time from Millennium Station to Hotel Lobby is 12 mins.

For all CTA bus and train questions or to use their trip planner head to transitchicago.com. Not all services run 24/7 and changes to service hours or removal of stops may occur.

For bus & train fares for the CTA – purchases can be made at Ventra Vending Machines located at:

  • Chicago Union Station (Metra, Amtrak)
  • Ogilvie Transportation Center (Metra)
  • Millennium Station (Metra, South Shore Line)

For further fare information, download the Ventra app available with GooglePlay or AppleStore.

Metra/Amtrak/South Shore Train Lines –

A more detailed Hotel FAQ will be made available soon.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact hotel@capricon.org and someone will be happy to assist you.