McCormick Place

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Attend an event at the United States’ largest convention center, which features hyper-modern facilities and huge exhibition spaces connected by promenades and sky bridges.

McCormick Place is both the biggest convention center in Chicago and the biggest one anywhere in the U.S. This vast, sprawling complex is an impressive feat of architecture and engineering that was founded well over half a century ago. Attend an event here to get a sense of its incredible scale.

The convention center opened in 1960 after several decades that had seen Chicago host a few large-scale events without having ideal facilities. These included the 1933 Century of Progress Exposition (World's Fair) and a large railroad expo in 1948. When you visit today you will see a convention center that has been expanded multiple times since it was established. However, it still bears the name of “Colonel” Robert R. McCormick, the Chicago Tribune editor and publisher who led the campaign for the city of Chicago to build an exhibition hall. McCormick was a fascinating figure, known for, among other things, his opposition to the U.S. involvement in World War II.

Join the almost 3 million visitors who come to McCormick Place each year. Explore the four interconnected buildings that make up the convention center. Between them they provide an area of an astonishing 2.6 million square feet (240,000 square meters) of exhibition space. Other facilities include six grand ballrooms, more than 170 meeting rooms and a vast 4,249-seat theater. Stop at the stores scattered around the convention center and its outdoor spaces as you walk the connecting passageways and sky bridges between the buildings.

Stay in the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, conveniently located at the convention center, to be close to the event or conference you are attending. Many of the rooms in this hotel offer beautiful views of the famous and striking Lake Michigan.

Find McCormick Place a short drive from downtown Chicago, near the western bank of Lake Michigan. Trade fairs, conferences, summits and exhibitions are among the events held here. Visit other attractions within walking distance including the city’s Chinatown and the huge waterside Shedd Aquarium.

Top Hotels Close to McCormick Place

Best Western Grant Park Hotel
Best Western Grant Park Hotel
2.5 out of 5
1100 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL
The price is $70 per night from Jan 26 to Jan 27
Located in The Loop, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Grant Park and Columbia College Chicago. Field Museum of Natural History and John G. Shedd Aquarium ...
3.7/5 Good! (2,847 reviews)
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LondonHouse Chicago, Curio Collection by Hilton
LondonHouse Chicago, Curio Collection by Hilton
4.5 out of 5
85 East Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL
The price is $127 per night from Feb 17 to Feb 18
Located in The Loop, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Chicago Theatre, Michigan Avenue, and Chicago Riverwalk. Grant Park and Millennium Park ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (2,910 reviews)
"We loved our stay! The property is walking distance from just about everything and the staff was wonderful."

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2022

LondonHouse Chicago, Curio Collection by Hilton
Hampton Inn Chicago McCormick Place
Hampton Inn Chicago McCormick Place
3 out of 5
123 East Cermak, Suite 100, Chicago, IL
The price is $88 per night from Feb 1 to Feb 2
Located in South Loop, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Wintrust Arena and McCormick Place. Soldier Field and Grant Park are also within 2 mi (3 km). ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (858 reviews)
"Clean, quiet, and great location walking distance to bars and restaurants"

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2022

Hampton Inn Chicago McCormick Place
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Best Lodging Options Near McCormick Place

Best Western Grant Park Hotel
Best Western Grant Park Hotel
2.5 out of 5
1100 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL
The price is $70 per night from Jan 26 to Jan 27
Best Western Grant Park Hotel
LondonHouse Chicago, Curio Collection by Hilton
LondonHouse Chicago, Curio Collection by Hilton
4.5 out of 5
85 East Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL
The price is $127 per night from Feb 17 to Feb 18
LondonHouse Chicago, Curio Collection by Hilton
Hampton Inn Chicago McCormick Place
Hampton Inn Chicago McCormick Place
3 out of 5
123 East Cermak, Suite 100, Chicago, IL
The price is $88 per night from Feb 1 to Feb 2
Hampton Inn Chicago McCormick Place
Hyatt Regency McCormick Place
Hyatt Regency McCormick Place
4 out of 5
2233 S Martin Luther King Dr, Chicago, IL
The price is $139 per night from Jan 21 to Jan 22
Hyatt Regency McCormick Place
Hilton Garden Inn Chicago McCormick Place
Hilton Garden Inn Chicago McCormick Place
3 out of 5
123 East Cermak, Suite 300, Chicago, IL
The price is $87 per night from Feb 4 to Feb 5
Hilton Garden Inn Chicago McCormick Place
Marriott Marquis Chicago
Marriott Marquis Chicago
4 out of 5
2121 South Prairie Avenue, Chicago, IL
The price is $127 per night from Jan 22 to Jan 23
Marriott Marquis Chicago
Home2 Suites by Hilton Chicago McCormick Place
Home2 Suites by Hilton Chicago McCormick Place
3 out of 5
123 E. CERMAK ROAD, Chicago, IL
The price is $90 per night from Feb 2 to Feb 3
Home2 Suites by Hilton Chicago McCormick Place
The Wheeler Mansion
The Wheeler Mansion
4 out of 5
2020 South Calumet Avenue, Chicago, IL
The price is $245 per night from Jan 27 to Jan 28
The Wheeler Mansion
Congress Plaza Hotel
Congress Plaza Hotel
3.5 out of 5
520 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL
The price is $89 per night from Jan 23 to Jan 24
Congress Plaza Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.