Home to the NBA's Chicago Bulls and the NHL's Chicago Blackhawks, the United Center is a must-see attraction during any visit to Chicago. Although it was opened in 1994, the United Center has recently been renovated to fit more guests comfortably and to install new features such as a giant scoreboard.
The United Center has a history steeped in tradition, with three NBA Championships and two NHL Stanley Cup Championships. Hanging from the rafters of the United Center are retired jerseys of some of the greatest athletes in their respective sports, including Michael Jordan's #23. A visit to the United Center highlights why Chicago is such a good sports town.
In addition to hosting more than 80 Bulls and Blackhawks games during the year, the United Center also holds the Big 10 Men's Basketball Tournament in March, the WWE and many more sporting events.
When the NBA and NHL seasons go on hiatus, the United Center transforms into a spectacular arena for concerts and musical events, the Barnum & Bailey Circus and political events like the Democratic National Convention.
Visiting the United Center
The United Center is easily accessible by public transportation. Simply take the CTA Purple, Orange, Brown or Green rail lines to Madison, and the United Center will be just a short walk away. Because it is located in the heart of Chicago, finding a hotel near the United Center is easy.
Although the United Center does not offer guided tours, the stadium is open daily for visitors to purchase tickets. In addition to purchasing tickets at the Box Office, tickets can be found through the venue's website or through a third-party vendor.
Once inside the United Center, visitors are encouraged to explore every nook and cranny. Keep your eyes on the Jumbotron for the chance to spot former Chicago sports stars who make it a point to attend many games at the United Center. Do not worry about going hungry because the United Center has numerous concessions, including the legendary Extreme Loaded Dog.
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!
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.
Bar Louie, a casually cool neighborhood restaurant & bar features warm, upbeat surroundings with contemporary photography, mosaic tiling, wood-paneled walls, modern lighting and plasma televisions, making it a favorite gathering place for family and friends.
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.
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.
Regardless of if your travels have you staying with us for only one night or long term stay, know that the Holiday Inn & Suites - Carol Stream offers guest rooms & suites to fit every need of a traveler to Carol Stream, or other nearby towns like Bloomingdale, Glendale Heights or Hanover Park. We offer various suite layouts ideal for Extended Stay travel or for those who just "deserve it".