PUDDLE 2018 will take place at the Holiday Inn Chicago-Elk Grove, in Elk Grove Village, IL. . We are very excited to return to the Holiday Inn!
1000 Busse Road
Elk Grove Village, IL 60007
Hotel Local Phone: (847) 437-6010
Hotel Website: http://www.hielkgrove.com
Corporate Toll-Free Number: (888) HOLIDAY
Room Booking Information:
A limited number of rooms are guaranteed at the convention rate, so book early! You can call to book a room or book online. Be sure to use the code PDS and tell them you are coming to the PUDDLE doll show.
2018 information: The room rate is $92 per night plus 13% tax and is available for June 21, 22, and 23. Breakfast is not included. Guests can choose rooms with one king bed or two double beds. Room reservations have to be made by May 25, 2018 to get the convention rate. Check-in is 3:00 pm and check-out is 12 noon. Keep in mind that there are a limited number of rooms available at the event rate, especially on Thursday, so book as soon as you can. In 2017 the hotel was fully booked on Friday and Saturday.
The Holiday Inn Chicago-Elk Grove is conveniently located near O’Hare International Airport, about a 15-20 minute drive away. Taxis are readily available and cost about $20-25 one way (including a 15% tip). The hotel offers an airport shuttle, for which there may be a small fee. (Check with the hotel if you are concerned.) If you take the shuttle FROM the airport, make sure you are on the correct Holiday Inn shuttle–there are many other Holiday Inns in the area.
By public transit:
The recommended method of public transit from the city of Chicago is the CTA Blue Line to O’Hare Airport. From there, you can catch the hotel shuttle (see above) to make it to the event.
The hotel is not far from Interstate 90, if you are driving. There is plenty of free parking available at the hotel.
Need a place to eat during PUDDLE? See the info and maps below.
The hotel restaurant, Shelby Campbell’s Almost Famous Restaurant & Cocktail Lounge, has great food. It’s the site of the Saturday night post-PUDDLE group dinner (everyone’s welcome!) and while historically service has been slow, in 2014, it was fabulous. For adult attendees of PUDDLE, it serves a variety of alcoholic beverages.
For fast food within walking distance, there is a Quiznos and a Panda Express across the street for sandwiches and Chinese food, respectively.
There is also a Starbucks across the street in the same shopping center. (Great for that early-morning mocha fix after a late Friday night drinking tea and chatting with friends!)
If you have access to a car, you have a few more options. Portillo’s, a local Chicago favorite, and McDonald’s are located a few blocks to the south. There’s also a Dunkin’ Donuts to the north.
Mitsuwa Marketplace is 3.5 miles from the hotel, so it’s just a quick 10-minute drive away! (However, it can get busy on Saturdays during lunch, so it may take a while if you want to have lunch there.) It has tasty Japanese, Korean, Chinese, and Japanese-American food. Don’t miss the Pastry House Hippo bakery tucked away inside the grocery store side of the market!