One of the most famous train and transport hubs in the United States, Chicago’s Union Station is a destination in itself. The location is so impressive that The American Planning Association voted Union Station’s Grand Hall as one of America’s “Great Public Spaces” in 2012. With twenty sets of tracks converging at the station, around 50,000 passengers pass through this massive station each day. While this is quite impressive, it is actually only about half as many as the number of people who utilized it in the 1940s—the heyday of train travel.
The first thing passengers see when they step off a train in Chicago is the visually stunning Grand Hall. This awe-inspiring space features 112-foot ceilings, vaulted skylights, marble floors, huge Corinthian columns, grand balconies, staircases, and oversized furniture. While impressive by description, it is a space that you must see in person to appreciate fully.
Built in 1925, Daniel Burnham designed Union Station. The over-the-top design, Beaux Arts style and beauty, bring to mind the uninhibited mood of the “Roaring Twenties.” This grand design did not happen by accident. When train travel was more popular amongst commuters and travelers in the US, Chicago held an extremely important position in the world of train transport. It was the most important central hub between the East and West. Today Amtrak and Metra (Chicago's commuter and suburban rail services) utilize many of the twenty tracks that converge at the station.
While some people find themselves visiting Union Station at the start or finish of a journey by rail, there is beauty, history, and fun in the building itself. Visitors to Union Station feature a wide variety of shopping and dining options, as well as travelers’ necessities.
The waiting room and Great Hall are open each day from 5:30 a.m. to 12:40 a.m. Ticket agents are on hand to assist customers looking to travel by rail. Union Station is a transfer point for all types of public transportation to the city. Whether you make it your destination or you are just passing through on a longer trip, you and your family are sure to appreciate the wonders of Union Station.
Shuttle service to and from O’Hare Airport and the CTA Blue Line is available for $5 per person per trip. For local attractions, restaurants, and businesses within 5 miles of the hotel, complimentary shuttle service is available. Find great value in our IHG Rewards Package or our Park Stay & Go Package!
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4 Floors; 119 guest rooms; 100% smoke free hotel; Wired and Wireless High speed internet; refrigerators in all rooms; lap top size safes; 24 hr business center, 24 hr fitness center; indoor pool; 32" wall mounted LCD HD TV's; complimentary shuttle; fuel efficient guest transportation; award winning on site restaurant; conveniently located in the heart of DuPage county, just off of I-355 and I-88.
You can get a ride to Chicago O'Hare International Airport and many businesses in Arlington Heights with the hotel's free shuttle from 07:00 to 22:30 Mon-Sun. Just ask the Front Desk to help schedule pick-up and drop-off times.
Guests of our hotel's property near Chicago enjoy free Wi-Fi access, a complimentary hot breakfast and an indoor pool. We are located in close proximity to O'Hare International Airport and all the best attractions.
Holiday Inn Itasca completed their renovation adding 32 inch flat screen TV’s and triple-sheet beds to the rooms and updating all public areas. Kem's restaurant offers an array of food options for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Take advantage of our free shuttle within a 5 mile radius, free Wi-Fi internet access, indoor pool and Fitness Center. Plan your meeting or event in one of our Banquet Rooms.