Rooms in Downtown Chicago are going fast — make sure you're registered with a hotel, and sign up to attend the 2018 Local Independent Online News Publishers conference today!
Rooms are available in the LION block at the Best Western right across the street from the conference site for all nights except Saturday, which is sold out (you might catch a random room if you try to book that night separately): https://www.bestwestern.com/en_US/book/chicago/hotel-rooms/best-western-grant-park-hotel/propertyCode.14120.html
The Congress Plaza Hotel has rooms in a LION block on Tuesday-Friday nights. Saturday's sold out: https://reservations.travelclick.com/5054?groupID=2366664&hotelID=5054#/datesofstay
The Traveloge, just a few blocks north, has rooms through Friday, with Saturday sold out: https://www.wyndhamhotels.com/travelodge/chicago-illinois/travelodge-hotel-downtown-chicago/overview
Club Quarters Hotel in the Central Loop has rooms for all nights: https://clubquartershotels.com
Holiday Inn Express, just north of the river, has rooms for all nights: https://www.ihg.com/holidayinnexpress/hotels/us/en/chicago/chimm/ The Holiday Inn just on the west side of the Chicago River from the Loop also has rooms for all nights: https://www.ihg.com/holidayinn/hotels/us/en/find-hotels/hotel/rooms?qCiMy=92018&qCiD=9&qCoMy=92018&qCoD=14&qAdlt=1&qChld=0&qRms=1&qRtP=6CBARC&qSlH=CHIWH
The Blackstone has pricey rooms: https://www.theblackstonehotel.com, as does the Intercontinental: https://www.ihg.com/intercontinental/hotels/us/en/find-hotels/hotel/rooms?qCiMy=92018&qCiD=9&qCoMy=92018&qCoD=14&qAdlt=1&qChld=0&qRms=1&qRtP=6CBARC
The Hampton Inn has rooms, just north of the river: http://hamptoninn3.hilton.com/en/hotels/illinois/hampton-inn-and-suites-chicago-downtown-CHIHSHX
As does the Fairfield Inn, also in River North: https://www.marriott.com/hotels/maps/travel/CHIFT-fairfield-inn-and-suites-chicago-downtown-river-north/
The Blake has rooms, including Saturday: https://www.hotelblake.com
The Palmer House is sold out, as is the Hilton Chicago.
If you've got a double room, think about sharing it to save a few bucks and enable somebody else to attend: https://www.lionpublishers.com/conference/roommate_roster
You can take a glance at the conference map to get an idea of other hotels in the area — there are plenty more in the River North section, about a mile away (and close to the Billy Goat Tavern!).
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