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Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza River North
350 W Mart Center Dr.
Chicago, IL 60654

The group discounted rate is no longer available.



Midway International Airport (MDW)
5700 S Cicero Ave
Chicago, IL 60638
Approximately 11 miles to hotel from MDW

O'Hare International Airport (ORD)
10000 West O'Hare Ave
Chicago, IL 60666
Approximately 17 miles to hotel from ORD


The Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza River North offers self-parking at 41 USD per day (rate subject to change). Self-Parking includes unlimited in-and-out privileges until 3 p.m. the day of check-out. The Wolf Point Parking Garage entrance is located off the hotel drive at 325 West Wolf Point Plaza. Garage clearance is 6' 8".

Getting Around Chicago

Chicago is a walking city with an easy-to-navigate downtown grid. Madison Street divides the city north and south, while State Street divides it east and west. The State/Madison intersection marks the origin of Chicago's address grid system. Addresses are relative to the distance from that mark, with eight blocks to every mile. So an address of 3600 North Clark means that it is 36 blocks north of Madison.

Chicago Transit Authority

The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) operates the nation's second largest public transportation system – serving the City of Chicago and 40 neighboring communities by rail and bus. Pay cash for single trip rides or purchase a reloadable Ventra Transit Card or Unlimited Ride Pass for added savings.

For full fare information, transit card retailers and maps, visit the Chicago Transit Authority website. Also, look at their site for the latest updates to train schedules and routes that may affect your travel plans.

Buses: More than 100 routes lace the city; buses stop every few blocks. Several lines operate 24 hours a day. Exact change is required for cash fare.

Metra Commuter Rail

The high-speed Metra commuter rail train connects outlying suburbs to downtown and is an easy way to get into the heart of the city fast. For exact fares and route maps, visit the Metra website.


Taxis are plentiful and easy to hail downtown, at the airports and throughout many Chicago neighborhoods. You can also electronically hail (E-Hail) a taxicab through a mobile app.

Credit cards are accepted in all taxicabs by city mandate. It is standard to tip the driver about 15-20% of the fare, plus $1-2 per bag if the driver helps you with luggage. Please note that all fares and taxes are subject to change; visit the City of Chicago website for additional taxicab passenger information.

Sample taxi fare between downtown and O'Hare Airport is $40-50, and between Midway Airport is $30-35 (tip not included).

Chicago by Bike

For cyclists, information on Chicago's bike sharing program Divvy, local bike lanes, and bicycle rack parking are available at the Chicago Complete Streets website

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