Hotel & Transportation

Conference Hotels

UPDATE: The Fairfield Inn (March 13 deadline) and Hilton Garden Inn (March 20 deadline) still have rooms available at the SAH rate. Be sure to book by the deadline in order to receive the SAH rate.

Fairfield Inn & Suites Chicago Downtown/River North
 (Alternate Hotel)

60 West Illinois Street 
Chicago, Illinois 60654

SAH Room Rate
$185 + tax - this room rate has expired
SAH Reservation Link

Hilton Garden Inn Chicago Downtown/Magnificent Mile (Alternate Hotel)

10 East Grand Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60611

​SAH Room Rate
​$190 + tax this room rate has expired
SAH Reservation Link

Holiday Inn (Headquarters Hotel) SOLD OUT

Chicago Mart Plaza River North
350 West Mart Center Drive
Chicago, Illinois 60654
View map
Driving directions to the hotel

SAH Room Rate
$179 + tax (tax is currently 16.4%)
SAH Reservation Link

If you receive a sold-out message, please call the hotel directly at 312-836-5000 and ask for In-House Reservations.

Guest Parking
Parking is $45 a night with in-and-out privileges. Self-parking is available 1.5 blocks from the hotel at the Martpark Garage for overnight guests and event attendees. Parking tickets can be validated at the front desk for a discounted fee.

*** An Important Message About Housing Vendors ***

It has come to our attention that another company inaccurately representing itself as our "housing vendor" is contacting individuals in the SAH community, soliciting business. Specifically, they will offer to make hotel reservations within the SAH hotel room block on your behalf, and some will also misrepresent that they are calling from one of the three hotels used for the SAH conference.

SAH is not utilizing the services of any housing service for the Annual Conference to be held in Chicago.

Hotel reservations for the SAH 68th Annual International Conference should be made via the web reservation system links above or directly with the hotel and ask for in-house reservations. Be sure to identify SAH to obtain the discounted rate. If you provide your credit card information to any of these unauthorized vendors, your card may be charged but you may not have a reservation when you arrive in Chicago.

If you have any questions about the SAH hotel block or general questions about SAH 68th Annual International Conference, please contact Kathy Sturm, at  

Room Shares

Interested in sharing a room with another member during the conference? Use the Room Shares in Chicago discussion thread to find a roommate.



Distance from the Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza River North:

Chicago Midway International Airport - 11.6 miles
Chicago O'Hare International Airport - 17.7 miles
AirCare is a new service that covers flight mishaps for $25 on domestic flights.

CTA Bus & Train Service

Visit the Chicago Transit Authority website for information on CTA bus and train service, including trip planners, schedules, fare info, maps and alerts.

Base/Regular Fares
(as deducted from Transit Value in a Ventra Transit Account)
'L' Train Fare  $2.25
Bus Fare  $2.00
(up to 2 additional rides within 2 hrs 

Other Fares   
'L'train fare from O'Hare
(Deducted on entry at O'Hare station, only, if paying from Ventra Transit Account pay-per-use value) 
 Bus fare with cash on bus  $2.25

Taxi Cabs

Yellow Cab Chicago has a fleet of over 1,600 taxicabs. Call 312-829-4222, text your complete pickup address to 312-300-6894, or order online at

Use this Cab Fare Calculator to estimate your rates.


Request a ride using Uber Chicago and get picked up within minutes. 

Uber on the App Store on iTunes
Uber Android Apps on Google Play


SAH has partnered with Parking Panda to allow visitors attending for the day or a few hours to purchase guaranteed parking near the conference. View real-time availability and pricing at many locations within easy walking distance to the Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza. Simply present your purchase confirmation at the selected location, and this serves as your payment with no additional payments or fees ever. Parking availability is very limited, so it is strongly recommended that you purchase your parking for the conference in advance. 

Please note: The Parking Panda discount is for attendees driving to the conference for the day. This is not recommended for overnight parking, nor is this discount intended to be used for overnight parking. 

Use this Exclusive Partner Code for 20% off your first reservation: SAH20
Reserve your parking here:

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