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Conference Hotels

Palmer House Hilton

17 East Monroe St., Chicago, Illinois 60603. This historic hotel is the headquarters for all conference activities. Your reservation includes free Internet access and use of the fitness center. Please note that if more than one person is staying in the room, make sure everyone's name is on the reservation or your conference registration rate will be adjusted.

Palmer House Hilton Room Rates

Room Type      
Single         
Double           Triple         
Quad
   $214 
 $245
 $271
 $297

SOLD OUT! - Graduate Students Special
- A minimal number of Studio Single rooms with one double bed are available at $116. 

Hilton Chicago - Limited availability.

720 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60605. This hotel overlooks Grant Park, Lake Michigan, and Museum Campus. Bus service will be provided from the Hilton Chicago to the Palmer House. Your reservation includes free Internet access and use of the fitness center. The hotel also will provide complimentary continental breakfast every morning to MPSA attendees. All guest rooms in the hotel are non-smoking.  Please note that if more than one person is staying in the room, make sure everyone's name is on the reservation or your conference registration rate will be adjusted.

Hilton Chicago Room Rates

Room Type      
Single         
Double           Triple         
Quad
   $199
 $199
 $224
 $249


Hostelling International Chicago

24 East Congress Parkway, Chicago, Illinois 60605. This is a dormitory-style accommodation with 8-10 beds per room. Dorm room rates start at $32; semi-private rooms start at $99.  HI-Chicago is within walking distance of Millennium Park and the Palmer House Hilton. The facilities include internet access, laundry, free continental breakfast.

Travelodge Hotel Downtown Chicago 

65 East Harrison, Chicago, IL 60605. Travelodge, located in Chicago's South Loop, is a short distance from Millennium Park, Chicago's Museum Campus, McCormick Place, The Buckingham Fountain, Printer's Row, Columbia College Chicago, and The Magnificent Mile. 

  • Call (800) 578-7878 and reference the MPSA 2016 and Block Code CGMP16  in order to secure our discounted rates: Standard King or Double/Double:  $149 single occupancy, $159 double occupancy OR Deluxe King or Double/Double:  $159 single occupancy, $169 double occupancy


A Note about Hotel Reservations and Registration Rates

Why is the conference registration fee higher if I do not stay in a conference hotel?  When the MPSA negotiates a contract with a conference hotel, the association receives free meeting space in exchange for a guarantee that it will use a specific number of sleeping rooms. If attendees do not use the required number of sleeping rooms, the MPSA must pay the cost for these unused rooms, which could amount to hundreds of thousands of dollars. In addition, the more sleeping rooms that conference attendees use, the more attractive the MPSA conference becomes to a hotel, and the MPSA can negotiate even lower room rates.