Hilton Garden Inn (***)
1818 Maple Avenue,
Evanston, Illinois 60201
Room rate: $119 +tax
Block rate until 2/27/08
10 min walk to campus
Book by telephone by calling toll free to: 1-877-STAYHGI or 1-800-HILTONS, or by calling the hotel direct (not toll free) at: 1-847-475-6400. Request the "NSF Career Workshop" rate.
Book on line at www.evanston.stayhgi.com and enter the meeting code of NSF to obtain the group rate.
Northwestern University is conveniently located just north of Chicago along Lake Michigan. The closest airport to the meeting headquarters is Chicago O’Hare International Airport. Midway airport is also nearby.
Driving directions to campus from both airports can be found here.
Airport Transportation via taxi or shuttle bus:
—Taxis from the airport to the Evanston campus charge a fixed rate of about $35. There are several taxis that go from O’Hare to Evanston such as Northshore Cab at 847-864-7500 or 303 Taxi at 1-800-225-5303.
Taxis are accessible from the lower level curb-front of every terminal outside the baggage claim areas.
After collecting your baggage, or for international arrivals after passing customs, call the taxi of your choice. Let them know that you are going to Evanston. They will give you a taxi number and tell you at which terminal exit door (vestibule) your taxi will pick you up. For International guests, exit the terminal building through door 5E, wait under the sign, “Pre-arranged Taxi” for your taxi to arrive. Taxis should arrive within 5-10 min.
—Airport Express provides shared shuttle transportation for up to 10 people to/from either airport and must be reserved in advance by calling 800-654-7871. Rates start at $34 from O’Hare and $51 from Midway for the first passenger and $5 for each additional passenger. Ticket counters and loading zones for boarding the Airport Express van are at Door 1E, Door 2D, and Door 3F across from baggage claim on the Baggage Claim level.
At the international terminal Airport Express shuttles are located just outside Door 1E which is just outside of baggage claim and customs. If you do not see a van you can call their toll-free number at 1-888-284-3826, and ask a reservationist to send a van to the terminal.