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Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

5555 N. River Road, Rosemont, IL 60018
+1 847-692-2220
Review Highlights
Large, and well organized.

The convention center has shuttle buses going to the various conventions. Restrooms are... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Sue M
Normal Convention Space

Normal Convention Space. A long long long walk to parking garage. Large enough to accommodate most... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Edward P
Frankfort, Indiana, United States
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5555 N. River Road, Rosemont, IL 60018
+1 847-692-2220
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The convention center has shuttle buses going to the various conventions. Restrooms are conveniently located.

Thank Sue M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Normal Convention Space. A long long long walk to parking garage. Large enough to accommodate most any show or convention. Numerous food vendors but very little space to sit to eat. Climate control was very good.

Thank Edward P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was here for the PLMA show in November - overall an average facility - pluses for its size, lighting, and space. Loses points for an awful drop-off area, too few washrooms, and confusing floor space.

Reviewed 21 October 2017

Have attended many tech conferences here over the years. It is close to hotels/restaurants and the airport which makes things easy. The facility is quite large and is beginning to hit the "out of date" point but overall a nice facility. Wifi usually costs extra...More

Thank Travis K
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

Nice clean event location. Directions were easy to navigate. Restrooms were very nice. Conference rooms were chilly, bring a sweater to have along.

Thank Tera B
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

As the driver who drops off a conference participant , often with difficulties, I was extremely happy with the Stephens center and their easily maneuvered drop off area. There is a designated turn lane and a large area for easily picking up or dropping someone...More

Thank scb7253
Reviewed 24 September 2017

This town is currupt ...everything there is creepy... the staff at this convention center included its all owned by one family who cover up crime for the gain of the town.

Thank Kash M
Reviewed 4 September 2017

I've attended national conventions here three times over the last few years. The place is HUGE and kept clean (including rest rooms). It was very easy access to O'Hare Airport. It is the first stop by light rail and the small station is only about...More

Thank rayhP3182GU
Reviewed 28 August 2017

Its acceptable when you have no other place to eat. Basically the only place to eat in the convention center. Food is over-priced for what it is.

Thank tiques2016
Reviewed 28 August 2017

While not as big as McCormick downtown, it's much more manageable. There are many hotels attached to the property via walkways and the parking garage. One huge thing it has over McCormick is the massive amount of restaurants in the immediate area. They have done...More

Thank Frank D
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3 March 2017|
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Response from Anne S | Reviewed this property |
2nd floor
Marc S
3 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.