AYes, this hotel offers fast, free Wi-Fi throughout all guestrooms and public spaces. There is also a well-equipped business center with computers, printing, copying, and fax services. Rooms and suites feature state-of-the-art workstations plus numerous outlets and USB ports.
AYes, this hotel offers 7,484 square feet of meeting and event space with state-of-the-art audiovisual equipment. Three flexible venues include a ballroom and a boardroom, and the maximum capacity is 376 guests. Each event is paired with a designated Crowne Plaza Meetings Director who will help coordinate details including the schedule and catering. Request your event proposal today.
ALate check-outs are granted on a per-request basis only and often depend on hotel capacity. To request a late check-out during your stay, please contact the hotel in advance of your arrival by calling 1 (630) 325-2900.
ARoom service is offered at this hotel from the on-site restaurant and bar, Sip & Savor. Breakfast is available from 6:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., the lunch/dinner menu is available from 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., and a limited late-night menu is available from 10:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. All orders are subject to a $5 trip charge and a 20% service fee plus tax.
Yes, this hotel offers a full breakfast buffet plus numerous à la carte dishes on-site at Sip & Savor restaurant. The buffet features farm-fresh eggs cooked to order, bacon and sausage, breakfast potatoes, pancakes, fresh fruit, cereals, yogurt, breads, pastries, coffee, and juice. Breakfast takes place daily from 6:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and room service is also available.
AThere is free on-site self-parking at this hotel. Guests can park their cars and take advantage of free shuttle service to and from Midway International Airport and to local businesses, shops, and restaurants within a three-mile radius. The hotel's Stay, Park, and Fly Package allows for seven days of free parking with one night's stay for flight passengers traveling through Midway Airport.
AYes, group bookings are one facet of the comprehensive meeting and event services offered at this hotel, which specializes in hosting groups for business functions, corporate gatherings, weddings, celebrations, family reunions, and sports team travel. Additional features include 8,000 square feet of event space, on-site dining, and free shuttle service to Midway Airport and local businesses.
At Crowne Plaza Chicago SW - Burr Ridge there is an indoor swimming pool that is open from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Guests also have access to a 24-hour Life Time gym located 1/2-mile away from the hotel. It is a large fitness center with numerous cardio machines, free weights, and strength-training machines. Gym day passes are available at the front desk of the hotel, which also provides complimentary shuttle service to and from the gym.
AKids do not stay free and eat free at this hotel. But you will find a children's menu at Sip & Savor restaurant for breakfast, lunch, and dinner with easy-to-eat favorites like grilled cheese sandwiches, buttered noodles, and chicken tenders. The hotel also offers family-friendly features including an indoor pool, spacious suites, and free shuttle service to local businesses and Midway Airport.
Yes, Sip & Savor restaurant and bar offers Chicago-inspired eats crafted with farm-to-table ingredients. Enjoy artisan sandwiches, gourmet burgers, grilled steaks, fresh seafood, loaded salads, and indulgent appetizers. Discover signature cocktails, fine wines, and local craft beers. Sip & Savor is open for breakfast (with a la carte items and a buffet), lunch, and dinner. Room service is also available.
AThe vibrant Chicago suburb of Burr Ridge offers a lively dining and food scene with many great restaurants and bars. Burr Ridge Village Center is a foodie epicenter with an excellent steakhouse, upscale winery, Asian fusion lounge, pizzeria, and al fresco dining. Nearby you'll find authentic Italian pasta at Capri Ristorante, sandwiches at Portillo's, and pastries at Kirsten's Danish Bakery. Located at the Crowne Plaza Chicago SW - Burr Ridge, Sip & Savor offers farm-fresh cuisine in a trendy, welcoming atmosphere with artisan cocktails.
AThis is a hotly debated question and every local will give you a different answer! A few pizzerias that are agreed upon as fantastic by just about everyone include Spacca Napoli, Bongiorno's, Lou Malnati's, Giordano's, Pequod's Pizza, Pizano's, Bonci Pizzeria, Pizzeria Uno, and Gino's East.
APopular hangouts for food trucks in Chicago include Wicker Park, Humboldt Park, Daley Plaza, and the Aon Center. You'll also find them near the Willis Tower at the intersection of Wacker and Adams, and just north of Millennium Park on E. Randolph Street at Columbus. You can track food trucks on apps like Roaming Hunger and Chicago Food Truck Finder.
AChicago cuisine is hearty and rich with big, bold flavors. Classic Chicago foods include deep-dish pizza (covered with tomato sauce), Italian beef sandwiches (with sweet or spicy peppers), and Chicago-style hot dogs (an all-beef frankfurter on a poppy seed bun with mustard, relish, tomato, onions, hot peppers, a pickle spear, and celery salt).
AChicago's biggest and best food festival is the Taste of Chicago, which is held over five days every July on the shores of Lake Michigan at Grant Park. Enjoy a huge variety of samples from gourmet food trucks, lakefront booths, pop-up restaurants, and celebrity chef dining tents.
AThe best restaurants at Burr Ridge Village Center include Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant, Eddie Merlot's Prime Aged Beef & Seafood, Topaz Cafe, and Wok 'n Fire. You can also eat at The Hampton Social, Stix & Stones Pizza, and Starbucks.
AEddie Merlot's Prime Aged Beef & Seafood at Burr Ridge Village Center is consistently ranked the best steakhouse in Burr Ridge. Other popular steakhouses include Texas Roadhouse and Porterhouse Steaks. You'll also find perfectly cooked New York strip steaks and grilled rib-eyes with bourbon butter at Sip & Savor restaurant in Crowne Plaza Chicago SW - Burr Ridge.
Find long lines and so-worth-it food at Chicago hotspots like Big Star (funky Mexican street food hangout in Wicker Park), Kuma's Corner (hard-core burgers in Avondale) and the Doughnut Vault in River North (get there early!).
AThe best Chicago food tours highlight the city's unique culinary scene, from deep-dish pizzas and hot dogs to doughnuts and ethnic cuisine. Popular foodie adventures include those offered by Chicago Food Walks, Spice of Life Tours, Chicago Steakhouse Tours, Flavors of Chicago, Chicago Food Planet, Chicago Pizza Tours, and Underground Donut Tours.
ABurr Ridge is a suburb located on the southwestern edge of the Chicago metro area about 20 miles away from downtown. The drive is about 30 minutes with no traffic, with longer travel times during weekday rush hours. Public transportation between Chicago's Millennium Station and Burr Ridge, IL takes about an hour.
AThe airport closest to Burr Ridge, Illinois is Chicago Midway International Airport. Located at 5700 S. Cicero Avenue in southwestern Chicago, this major commercial airport is eight miles from the Loop and nine miles from our nearby hotel. We offer complimentary shuttle service to and from Midway Airport as well as local businesses, restaurants, and shops.
ABurr Ridge is located southwest of Chicago's city center about 20 miles away from Lake Michigan and the downtown area. This business hub and suburb is situated near the intersections of Interstates 55 and 294, just south of Highway 83. Burr Ridge, IL is found to the southwest of Chicago Midway International Airport and east of Waterfall Glen Forest Preserve.
AOur complimentary shuttle service is the easiest and most affordable way to get from Chicago Midway International Airport to our hotel in Burr Ridge, IL. If you're flying into O'Hare International Airport, the most convenient transportation to our hotel will be a taxi or rideshare service like Uber or Lyft. You can also take public transportation to Midway Airport or Hinsdale train station and our shuttle will pick you up and bring you to the hotel.
AGenerally speaking, Chicago's trains are as safe as those in any large city and locals use them all the time. That said, it's smart to take common-sense precautions. Avoid traveling alone late at night. Stay in lighted areas and watch out for pickpockets. Know where you are going and use a transit app to plan your route in advance to avoid spending unnecessary time at train stations. Remember that every train car has an emergency call button.
AThe best public transportation to McCormick Place is by taking the Green Line on the "L," Chicago's rapid transit system. Trains on the Green Line stop at Cermak-McCormick Place Station, which is located two blocks away from McCormick Place at the intersection of Cermak Road and State Street. You can also take Cermak Road #21 Bus directly to the venue.
ASome busy Chicago transportation routes run 24/7, including portions of the Red Line and Blue Line on the "L." Other trains and buses generally stop operations sometime between 11:00 p.m. and 2:00 a.m., depending on the route and the day of the week. Many train and bus lines run later on Friday and Saturday nights.
AChicago's public transportation is among the best in the U.S. It's the fourth-largest rapid transit system in the country and one of the few that offers 24-hour service on some lines. A mix of trains and buses can deliver you almost anywhere you'd like to go in the city and nearby suburbs. Express trains are often available during rush hour.
AChicago's rapid transit train system (known as the "L") is the best public transportation to the city's two airports. The Blue Line provides service to O'Hare International Airport (ORD) and the Orange Line runs to Midway International Airport (MDW). If you're flying into Midway, you can take advantage of the complimentary airport shuttle service to and from our hotel in the Chicago suburb of Burr Ridge.
Chicago's skyscrapers provide eye-popping views of Lake Michigan and the city itself. Enjoy 360-degree vistas from 1000 feet above the ground at 360 Chicago, which features an open-air observation deck. See for miles from Skydeck Chicago in the Willis Tower. Not into heights? Find fantastic ground-level views of the lake from Navy Pier and the Chicago Lakefront Trail.
AMidway International Airport is closest to downtown Chicago. It's about 11 miles southwest of the city center, compared to O'Hare International Airport at 17 miles northwest of the city center. Both are busy airports, but Midway is slightly smaller and easier to navigate. Most travelers prefer to fly into Midway whenever possible.
AChicago's weather features four distinct seasons with cold winters, hot summers, mild autumns, and cool springs. Rain is a possibility year-round, increasing in the early summer (May-June) and decreasing in late winter (January-February). Humidity is moderately high, and wind is higher than average although not extreme.
Dress in layers when you visit Chicago to be comfortable in the city's changeable weather. For winter, bring a heavy coat, gloves, and hat. Pack plenty of warm clothes for spring and fall as well. Summer days are hot, although you might want a light jacket for chilly evenings. Rain gear and wet-weather walking shoes are a good idea year-round.
ASome Chicago trains operate 24 hours per day (like the Red Line and Blue Line) while other routes stop running sometime between the hours of 11:00 p.m. to 2:10 a.m. It depends on the line, train, and day of the week (many run later on Friday and Saturday nights). Check the timetable in advance online or ask our front desk staff for help.
Chicago's train system is called the "L". While the nickname originally referred to the city's elevated train lines, it now applies to the entire rapid-transit network including underground, elevated, and ground-level trains. Featuring eight lines and over 100 miles of routes, the "L" is the second-busiest mass transit system in the U.S. Our hotel offers free shuttle service to and from the Hinsdale train station.
AYou cannot smoke in Chicago bars, restaurants, nightclubs, taverns, cocktail lounges, coffee shops, and adult entertainment facilities. If you want to smoke outside, you must be a minimum of 15 feet away from the entrance, exit, or open windows of a building to smoke.
AChicago is in the Central Time Zone, which is abbreviated as CST during standard time and CDT during daylight saving time. Chicago shares this time zone with much of the United States heartland region, including major cities like New Orleans, Nashville, St. Louis, Birmingham, Des Moines, Houston, Austin, and Dallas.
Most people think of Chicago as the Windy City because of the cold winds that blow off Lake Michigan and zip through the city streets. Another legend about the nickname holds that it was coined by the press in the late 1800s to describe Chicago's politicians and residents who were "full of hot air." Either way, dress warmly for chilly temperatures in the fall, winter, and spring.
AChicago's sales tax is 10.25%, which is a total of state, county, and city sales tax rates. The sales tax rate in Burr Ridge, Illinois (where our hotel is located) is only 7.25%. While the state tax rates are the same for Burr Ridge and Chicago, our city and our county (Dupage County) both have lower tax rates than Chicago and its county (Cook County). The total difference in tax rates is 3%.
AAirlines that fly into Midway International Airport include Southwest Airlines, Delta, Delta Connection (Delta's budget carrier), North Country Sky, Porter Airlines, and Volaris Airlines. Midway is an important hub for the low-cost carrier Southwest, which dominates the traffic at the airport and operates 34 out of 43 gates.
AThe Chicago Bean is located at Millennium Park in the heart of Downtown Chicago. The famous sculpture in the middle of AT&T Plaza, which is right above the Park Grill restaurant between the McCormick Tribune Plaza (with winter ice rink) and the Chase Promenade. Millennium Park is situated at 201 E. Randolph Street between Columbus Avenue and Michigan Avenue.
AChicago's best museum is The Art Institute of Chicago, according to review websites like TripAdvisor and Yelp. It's the second largest art museum in the U.S. and home to iconic masterpieces like Pablo Picasso's The Old Guitarist, and Grant Wood's American Gothic, and Georges Seurat's A Sunday on La Grande Jatte. See ancient sculptures, Renaissance paintings, modern pieces, and vast art collections from across the globe.
AThe Chicago Bulls play home games at the United Center, located at 1901 W. Madison Street in the Near West Side of Chicago, Illinois. This large indoor arena can be reached by public transit by taking the Orange, Green, Brown, or Purple Line to Madison Street on the "L" and then taking #20 Madison buses west.
AThere are numerous boat tours of Chicago that offer sightseeing from the waters of Lake Michigan and the Chicago River. Many Chicago boat tours depart from Navy Pier or from the south side of the Michigan Avenue Bridge. Choose between several different tour experiences, including high-speed jet boat tours, lunch cruises, architecture-themed trips, and sunset tours.
AThe best family-friendly tours of Chicago include Segway tours, trolley tours, and hop-on-hop-off double-decker bus tours. You can package bus tours with rides on the Centennial Wheel Ferris wheel. Kids also enjoy boat cruises on the Chicago River and Lake Michigan, especially the Pirate Adventure Cruise. You'll also find Chicago food adventures including pizza tours, hot dog tours, and doughnut tours.
AChicago's famous music festivals take place at many different indoor and outdoor venues. Grant Park and Millennium Park are the city's two most popular spaces for music festivals. Other hotspots include Logan Square, Union Park, Highland Park, Douglas Park, Huntington Bank Pavilion, and Toyota Park in Bridgeview (9 miles away from our hotel in Burr Ridge, Illinois).
AGrant Park is located at 337 E. Randolph Street between Downtown Chicago and Lake Michigan. Its bordered on the south by Roosevelt Road and on the north by Randolph Street. The "front yard of Chicago" is home to numerous gardens, trails, marinas, public art installations, and top attractions like Millennium Park, Buckingham Fountain, Maggie Daley Park, and the Art Institute of Chicago.
AChicago is known for its impressive skyline and picturesque waterfront setting on the shores of Lake Michigan, along with world-class museums, interesting architecture, expansive parks, and unique public artwork. America's third-largest city is also famous for its sandy beaches, vibrant musical culture, excellent shopping, pro sports teams (and fans), comedy culture, 1920s gangster history, and hearty cuisine including deep-dish pizza, hot dogs, and Polish sausage.
AThe largest auto show in North America is held annually in mid-February at McCormick Place. With about 1,000 vehicles on display, the Chicago Auto Show features cars, crossovers, SUVs, pickup trucks, and new concepts from dozens of international manufacturers. The 2019 Chicago Auto Show will be held February 9-18. Tickets can be purchased online or McCormick Place ticket booths on show days for $13 for adults and $7 for seniors and children.
Some of Chicago's beaches are natural, some are man-made, and many are a mix of the two. The majority of Lake Michigan's 26 miles of beaches are kept wide and sandy by human engineering. Sand naturally moves along the lake's shoreline, and piers and breakwaters trap some of it to create narrow beaches. These thin beaches are made bigger with fine glacial sand imported from elsewhere in Michigan to provide the beautiful beaches you see today.