PUDDLE 2019 will take place in the Woodfield Ballroom, Grove Room, and Elk Room at the Holiday Inn Chicago-Elk Grove, in Elk Grove Village, IL. We are very excited to return to our favorite Holiday Inn for the 10th time in a row! They have been wonderful hosts for us.
- Address: 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
Booking a Guest Room:
A limited number of rooms are guaranteed at the convention rate, so book early! You can book online or call the hotel directly at 847-437-6010. Be sure to use the code PUD (new for 2019) if booking online or tell them you are coming to the “PUDDLE Doll Show 2019” if booking over the phone.
- The room code for booking online is different from previous years — use PUD
- The room rate is $95 per night plus 13% tax and is available for June 13, 14, and 15.
- Breakfast is not included, but breakfast vouchers may be purchased in advance for $10 each.
- Guests can choose rooms with one king bed or two double beds.
- Room reservations must be made by May 30, 2019 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 night, so book as soon as you can. Our hotel room block has filled, been expanded, and filled again for the past few years.
Traveling to the Venue:
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). 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!
who’s the best PUD? while PUDDLE would like to claim that title, there can be only one.