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Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

5555 N. River Road, Rosemont, IL 60018
+1 847-692-2220
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Great Convention Center

The convention center made it easy to find meeting rooms and accommodates a lot of people. The... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Nikki A
Very good in its own way

First, the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center is not nearly as big as McCormick Place along the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Chicago, Illinois
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5555 N. River Road, Rosemont, IL 60018
+1 847-692-2220
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The convention center made it easy to find meeting rooms and accommodates a lot of people. The rooms were clean.

Thank Nikki A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First, the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center is not nearly as big as McCormick Place along the lakefront in Chicago. The Donald E. Stephens Convention Center (formerly known as the Rosemont Convention Center) only has exhibition space of about 840,000 sq. ft., compared to the...More

Thank Allen21096
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went to an event there today. Staff are very courteous. There should be more bathrooms available. Easy to access the faculty by bus, train, taxi, and Uber. Food is what you would expect - overpriced but not that bad.

Thank Shawn F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very big and clean. The staff is very friendly. Easy access but very very large. A lot of walking. 3 miles just at the National Convention. Parking is not convenient. $15 a day and no validation at convention center. A long walk from the convention...More

Thank asg31b
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My last trip here was 2005, there were still the same 3 Rosemont Police directing traffic and pedestrian attendees near the main entrance ! Apparently they cannot afford a simple traffic light ? When you walk near the entrance there are people smoking you have...More

Thank Tim H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Convention center very clean and spacious. Adequate bathroom facilities. Loved the complimentary Wi Fi. Link ways to different hotels makes it easier to get around. Overall a very good area for large and small events.

1  Thank Denice G
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

I've been to two different conventions just this year alone at the Douglas E. Stephens convention center and it continues to amaze me at how clean and well kept the center is. The staff there is wonderful, friendly, and very helpful. The convention center is...More

Thank chelseam362
Reviewed 7 July 2017

-Restroom options are limited. -Rooms for smaller sessions are far from the main Halls. -It's quite a walk from the Convention Center Parking (located behind Hilton, Embassy Suites and Double Tree).

Thank Green P
Reviewed 28 June 2017

Came here for the weekend because there was an expo going on. It was really big and spacious and walking distance from my hotel which was perfect.

Thank Kim B
Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

Large venue with escalators and a walking tunnel from other parking areas. Very open area. Nothing spectacular.

Thank Countryjules
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3 March 2017|
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Response from Anne S | Reviewed this property |
2nd floor
Marc S
4 February 2017|
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Response from R G | Reviewed this property |
Your better off to stay within walking distance or at a hotel that provides a free shuttle service.
Peter S
8 June 2015|
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Response from BunnyFish7 | Reviewed this property |
Not a direct shuttle. However, you could take the L. The L has a station inside the airport. Take it one stop to Rosemont. From there, it is a short walk to the convention center and area around it.