Best Hotels Near UIC Pavilion Are Also Within Walking Distance

Chicago’s UIC Pavilion, the 9,500-seat multi-purpose arena, located on the city’s West Side, is conveniently located near The Loop, which makes it very easy to find great hotels within walking distance or just a short cab ride away.

If walking distance is your preference, the Crowne Plaza Chicago - The Metro and Chicago Marriott at Medical District are just a few short blocks away. Just a tiny bit farther (but still within a mile) is the W Chicago – City Center and JW Marriott Chicago, both located in the city’s financial district. A few blocks south is the Holiday Inn Chicago Downtown.

The Trump International Hotel and Tower Chicago boasts a deluxe spa on-site if relaxation time is part of the itinerary.

The UIC Pavilion opens its concessions stands during most events, whether it’s a boxing match, musical performance or basketball game, but its convenient location near Little Italy and Greektown makes it very easy to dine well nearby. For those driving, parking is available for visitors at the UIC Pavilion within UIC’s parking structures and parking lots. Parking rates will vary depending on the event.

Hotels near Chicago’s UIC Pavilion range from budget friendly to deluxe, depending on one’s needs and budget. It’s close proximity to The Loop and UIC campus and medical district provides visitors many options from which to choose.


History buffs will appreciate the living and breathing piece of Chicago history in the lobby of the historic Palmer House Hilton Hotel. Guests and visitors can often be found in one of the plush seats in the lobby staring at the 21 frescos which pay tribute to Greek mythology and love. The Michelangelo-esque mural was originally created in the 1920s by French muralist Louis Pierre Rigal. Guests can enjoy room service, city views, luxury bedding, satellite television and WiFi. There are also three restaurants (including Lockwood, a fine dining establishment), a beauty salon and a gift shop. Guests also have access to Balance Spa and Fitness located within the building and features a 10,000 square feet fitness center, indoor pool, Jacuzzi and steam rooms.

This high-rise accommodation in Chicago is adjacent to the Merchandise Mart and offers a great launching point for all city ventures. The Holiday Inn Chicago - Mart Plaza is centrally located with a great position for both business and leisure travels, the Willis Tower is a few blocks from the street level of the hotel building, as are the Magnificent Mile, the Navy Pier and the Art Institute. Guest rooms offer Chicago River views, room service, satellite television and Internet access. On-site amenities include a lobby lounge and bar, a restaurant, an indoor lap-size pool, a sauna and a well-equipped fitness center.

Located off LaSalle Avenue, in heart of the Central Loop near the financial district and Willis Tower, Club Quarters, Central Loop is a full service hotel offering a full range of accommodations in a club--like atmosphere. The hotel offers many complimentary services from WiFi to a fitness center and access to the Club Living Room. Elephant and Castle Pub and Restaurant, an authentic English pub, is on the premises. Parking is available at a discount at a nearby garage or valet park your car. The hotel is within walking distance to Greektown and the UIC Pavilion as well as Millennium Park.


The Trump International Hotel is one of the top-rated hotels in Chicago. It is located within walking distance of Michigan Avenue. Guests rave about the clean and spacious rooms, though some find them a bit starkly furnished. Credit is given for modern amenities like flat screen televisions, full kitchens and refrigerators. Guests also love the floor to ceiling windows, which offer superb views of the Navy Pier, and the pillow menus that allow guests to pick the pillow that suits them best. Guests find the second floor bar, Rebar, to be stylish and boisterous and give excellent ratings to the hotel's room service. The health club and pool area are also given positive reviews.

Holiday Inn & Suites Chicago - Downtown

There are countless attractions and destinations reachable by foot surrounding the Holiday Inn Chicago Downtown, making it a privileged launching point for both working and relaxing guests. Those who have come to the accommodation in Chicago for pleasure will find that the Navy Pier, Grant Park, the Shedd Aquarium, the Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum, the Magnificent Mile and UIC Pavilion are all within walking distance of the lobby doors. The Clinton Blue Line subway in practically in its front doors making it very convenient if traveling to or from O'Hare Airport. Guestrooms and suites offer a wide variety of sizes and price points and include room service, Internet access, satellite television, valet laundry and quiet comfort. A restaurant is adjacent and there are plenty of business and meeting facilities, a fitness center and a swimming pool for guests to enjoy.

W Chicago - City Center

Set in the middle of the Chicago Loop, guests of the W Chicago City Center hotel are able to walk out the door and be right in the heart of the financial district as well as Willis Tower, the Civic Opera House, and the Art Institute of Chicago. Built in 1922 and renovated in 2009, the 369 room modern hotel welcomes guests in a lobby with 24-hour reception and check-out services, a hotel safe and currency exchange facilities. After a long day, guests can enjoy the comfort of their double or king-size bed outfitted with the hotel's 'signature pillowtop' mattresses, 350-thread-count sheets and down comforters, or connect to the high-speed Internet access. The hotel also features a car park and garage. Public transportation is very close and cabs are plentiful and readily available outside the lobby.

Located at the corner of LaSalle & Adams, architect Daniel Burnham-designed the building that houses the JW Marriott Chicago luxury hotel which soars above skyscrapers within the city's financial district. The hotel offers 581 luxury hotel rooms and 29 beautiful suites, a world-class 20,000-square-foot VALEO spa and wellness center. The guestrooms have plush bathrooms with stand-alone tubs and separate marble showers, terry bathrobes and world-class toiletries. The Executive Lounge offers free Wi-Fi and a comfortable space to relax. The hotel is within walking distance to the UIC Pavilion, theater district, Willis Tower, the Art Institute of Chicago and Michigan Avenue shopping.

Hotel Blake, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member

Located in the South Loop, Hotel Blake is a boutique hotel with 162 guest rooms (some have vaulted ceilings) that provides easy access to many Chicago attractions. The financial district is just steps away while many of the sights along Michigan Avenue are just a few blocks east. O'Hare Airport is just 18 miles and public and private transport are easily accessible just outside the building. Guests can expect WiFi, room service, valet laundry and dry cleaning service and flat-screen TVs with premium channels. The bathrooms have deluxe rainfall showerheads. On-site amenities include a fitness center, restaurant, bar and lounge area. A complimentary breakfast buffet is available each morning.

Chicago Marriott at Medical District /UIC, just one block south of Interstate 290, is removed from the congestion of Chicago's Loop, yet just minutes from downtown. The elegant, European-style hotel is within 1 block of University of Illinois at Chicago and Rush University Medical Center. Family and business travelers alike will enjoy the location of this Chicago hotel which is near Little Italy restaurants, United Center (home to the Chicago Bulls and Blackhawks), U.S. Cellular Field (home to the Chicago White Sox), Soldier Field (home to the Chicago Bears) and McCormick Place. Guests will enjoy a view of the city's skyline at an affordable price.

The diversity and strength of this city stands all around the centered Crowne Plaza Chicago - The Metro, offering guests of all purposes a privileged launching point into all sectors of the Windy City. This modern and colorful Chicago hotel is snuggled in just a few blocks from the bustling business and commercial districts, while in the opposite direction, the shopping, entertainment, historical, and theater districts beckon to the leisurely visitor. Each guest room at the Crowne Plaza Chicago - The Metro offers valet laundry, small pet occupancy for a fee, room service, cable television, wireless Internet access, CD players, coffeemakers and climate control. Amenities include an on-site restaurant, a bar and lounge area, a health club and a fitness center.


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