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    I plan to go to Chicago, I would like to stay downtown but am having no luck finding a room. How is the transportation from O'hara to Downtown in the evening?

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    Re: Anyone plan to attend one of the BlackBerry Technical Seminars?

    I was there in July and took a car service into the city.... You can take the L if you really wanted to but i would rather take a car service... Did you check out the House of Blues Hotel??
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    Re: Anyone plan to attend one of the BlackBerry Technical Seminars?

    You can always take the train from O'Hare directly to downtown. No parking issues, either!

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    Re: Anyone plan to attend one of the BlackBerry Technical Seminars?

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    I plan to go to Chicago, I would like to stay downtown but am having no luck finding a room. How is the transportation from O'hara to Downtown in the evening?
    O'Hare to Downtown isn't bad at all if you take the train or a shuttle in there.

    Where is the confrence at in Chicago?

    Try the Congress Plaza Hotel downtown. They usually have rooms avaliable. Call them, don't check the internet site.

    Mass Transit in Chicago is great. Try one of the northern or western suburbs and just take the train in.

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    Re: Anyone plan to attend one of the BlackBerry Technical Seminars?

    There are about 3 hotels available, $450 a night is the cheapest!!

    Chris: Any idea how long the train ride is? I checked the CTA site looks like about 45 minutes then a 10 minute bus ride depending on where you go?

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    Re: Anyone plan to attend one of the BlackBerry Technical Seminars?

    http://www.congressplazahotel.com/

    Just checked, and they have rooms avaliable.

    Internet Special of $179 right now.

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    Re: Anyone plan to attend one of the BlackBerry Technical Seminars?

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    Chris: Any idea how long the train ride is? I checked the CTA site looks like about 45 minutes then a 10 minute bus ride depending on where you go?
    From the O'Hare transfer to Union Station, if I remember correct, is right around 30 minutes.

    Where is the confrence being held at?

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    Re: Anyone plan to attend one of the BlackBerry Technical Seminars?

    The conference is out by the airport at the Westin.
    I read some "scary" reviews on the hotel...?? Have you stayed there?

    http://chicago-hotels.tripadvisor.co..._Illinois.html

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    Re: Anyone plan to attend one of the BlackBerry Technical Seminars?

    Actually, now that I looked, its being held at the Westin in Rosemont, which is probably about, oh, a 10 minute cab ride from O'Hare. Are you hellbent on staying downtown?

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    Re: Anyone plan to attend one of the BlackBerry Technical Seminars?

    Quote Originally Posted by HotWax
    The conference is out by the airport at the Westin.
    I read some "scary" reviews on the hotel...?? Have you stayed there?
    I have stayed at the CP. Not too bad if they aren't on strike. Hah...

    Why not just stay at a hotel near O'Hare. Are you wanting to go into the city to do sightseeing or something?

    Right there in the Rosemont area there is Courtyard, Hyatt, Embassy, Doubletree, etc.

    If you rent a car and want to go into the city at night, you could be downtown in about 30 minutes if that.

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    Re: Anyone plan to attend one of the BlackBerry Technical Seminars?

    I think I'll plan to stay by the airport, since it's a Monday I'd like to go on Sat. and play tourist! Mainly eat and drink!! Anbody got a favorite Pub or resturant?
    I've been to the...

    Weber Grill *****
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    Su Casa - great Margarita *****
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    Joes Seafood *****

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