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Hotel Information

Exterior Hotel at Night

In 2014, MuseCon will be held at the Westin Chicago Northwest in Itasca IL, the same hotel we have been in for the last few years.


The Westin Chicago Northwest
400 Park Blvd.
Itasca, IL 60143
United States
Phone: (630) 773-4000
Fax: (630) 773-4088

An O'Hare perimeter hotel, The Westin Chicago Northwest is located just 12 miles from O'Hare International Airport and 27 miles from downtown Chicago.

Our four-star, four-diamond hotel is situated in the Chancellory Business Park and three miles from the Schaumburg/Woodfield business district, convenient to such companies as Arthur J. Gallagher, Sun Microsystems, Hitachi, and NEC Display Solutions.


To reserve your room, start at

Posted room-block close date is July 8, 2014. Please reserve your room early. The hotel has gotten pretty full in years past, mostly due to weddings and other events in the area. In addition, the more reservations we have, the better the hotel treats us in terms of function space and "extras". Your help last year enabled us to add another function room to our space, and we had more programming for our members!


Style Rate
2 Double Beds $99
1 King Bed $99
Suite $149

Driving Directions

Get directions from the hotel:

Or from google:

From South
Take Interstate 294 North to Interstate 290 West. Take the Thorndale Avenue Exit and turn right. Turn left at the first light, Park Blvd. Hotel is located 1/2 mile on your right.

From West
Take Interstate 90 East to Route 53 South. Proceed on Rt-53 to the Thorndale Avenue Exit. Turn left onto Thorndale and continue to Park Boulevard. Turn left on Park Boulevard and the hotel is located on the right.

From East
Take Interstate 90 West to Route 53 South. Proceed on Rt-53 to the Thorndale Avenue Exit. Turn left onto Thorndale and continue to Park Boulevard. The hotel is located on the right.

From North
Take Route 53 South to the Thorndale Avenue Exit. Turn left onto Thorndale and continue to Park Boulevard. The hotel is located on the right.

Toll Roads

Many of the roads in and around the Chicago area are toll roads. That means, when you travel along them, you have to pause every so often and toss money into the automated machines (or hand it to a tollway employee). The Illinois Tollway Authority has set up a system called "I-PASS" to make paying tolls easier (and cheaper) for those who plan ahead. Tolls are half price for those with I-PASS than those without it.

When you open an I-PASS account, you receive a small white plastic device called a transponder that is mounted on your windshield. As your vehicle travels through a toll plaza, a radio antenna sends a signal to your I-PASS transponder that triggers the deduction of a toll from your account. Note that I-PASS, E-ZPass and i-Zoom can be used interchangeably and are accepted in 14 states by more than 20 different facilities.

Lots of information about how to get an I-PASS unit can be found on the Illinois Tollway website. This website also includes information about construction and closures along their roads.

Selected Hotel Amenities

  • High Speed Internet Access in All Guest Rooms (Extra Charge)
  • Television with Internet Access and Wireless Keyboard in Guest Rooms (Extra Charge)
  • Down Pillows
  • Refreshment Center
  • Express/Video Checkout Available
  • In-Room Video Games
  • Hairdryer
  • Refrigerators Available (Extra Charge)
  • Radio/Alarm Clock
  • Rollaway Beds available
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Coffee Maker with Starbucks Coffee
  • Grab Bars In Bathroom
  • WestinWORKOUT® Room
  • Disability Accessible Room
  • Knock Light (Hearing Impaired)
  • Throw Pillows
  • Sprinklers In Room
  • Turndown Service
  • Rich Fabrics
  • Smoke Detectors in Room
  • In-Room Movies
  • Wake-up Service
  • 100% Non-Smoking Guestrooms
  • The Westin Heavenly Dog Bed Available
  • Dual-Line Cordless Telephone
  • Desk
  • In-Room Safe
  • Accessible Shower and/or Bath
  • Ergonomic Desk Chair

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