Below is a list of suggested Chicago hotels and lodging for the convenience of students and trainees coming to Chicago for Design Engine courses and training. 

Chicago Hotels and Lodging

The Guesthouse Hotel 773.564.9568
Contact for questions and rates
Majestic Hotel 773.404.3499
Contact for questions and rates
Crowne Plaza Chicago Metro Hotel
Lauren Stroud – [email protected]
Business Travel Sales ManagerAsk for the Design Engine Corporate rate
Red Roof Inn Chicago
Red Roof Inn Downtown Chicago312.787.0868Mark Calderone will help with Design Engine Corporate rate (usually $49 to $69)
Howard Johnson Inn312.664.8100Eric Simon, General Manager – [email protected]Ask for the Design Engine Corporate rate. Free parking and a restaurant on premises
Embassy Suites Chicago
Embassy Suites Downtown Chicago312.943.3800($159.00 – $359.00)
The Palmer House Hilton
Hilton: The Palmer House312.726.7500Iconic, world-class downtown Chicago hotel and gateway to Chicago’s rejuvenated Loop scene.
Holiday Inn Downtown Chicago
Holiday Inn Downtown Chicago312.957.9100
Sofitel Chicago
Hotel Sofitel Chicago312.324.4000Our favorite building in Chicago and definitely not the cheapest hotel.
Chicago Seneca Hotel
Chicago Seneca Hotel312.787.8900European style hotel starting at $109/night
Hyatt Regency Chicago
Hyatt Regency Chicago312.565.1234
Intercontinental Chicago
Intercontinental Chicago312.944.4100
Ohio House Motel
Ohio House866.601.6446Free Parking and restaurant on premises ($70 to $80.00/night).
The James Hotel
James Hotel312.337.1000($159.00 – $359.00)
The Sutton Place Hotel Chicago
The Sutton Place Hotel Chicago312.266.2100


Chicago Hostels

Chicago Getaway Hostel
Chicago Getaway Hostel773.929.5380616 W. Arlington Place | Chicago, IL 60614[email protected] | Mat Meadows – general manager
Hostelling International Chicago
Hostelling International Chicago312.360.030024 E Congress Pkwy, Chicago, IL 60605~ $20/night