The majority of the conference will take place in McCormick Place West but there are also some sessions at various hotels, depending on the unit sponsoring them. Detailed location information for sessions will be available when the Scheduler opens.

How to book a hotel room:

You must already be registered for the conference to reserve a hotel room.

If you need assistance with anything housing-related please contact our housing vendor onPeak at 800-584-9047 or [email protected]

If you are already registered individually or through the bundle, please access your personalized registration dashboard via your registration confirmation email to access the hotel booking system. Your password is your confirmation/attendee ID. Any registration-related questions can be directed to  CompuSystems at 708-486-0706 or [email protected]

Accessible sleeping rooms are available in our hotel block. When booking your hotel room, you can request specific aids or services needed for your stay. Please be sure to reconfirm your needs with the hotel prior to arrival. If you require accessibility assistance to book your housing, please call onPeak at 800-584-9047, Monday through Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm CST.

Housing Rates

2017 Annual Conference Hotels

Hotel Rates


Hotel Rates


Hyatt Regency Chicago - HQ

151 E Wacker Drive

$208/$208 $233/$258

Hilton Chicago - Co-HQ

720 S Michigan Avenue



Aloft Chicago City Center

515 N Clark Street


Courtyard Chicago River North

30 E Hubbard Street


Courtyard by Marriott Magnificent Mile Chicago Downtown

165 E Ontario Street


DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Chicago - Magnificent Mile

300 E Ohio Street


Fairfield Inn & Suites River North

60 W Illinois Street


Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park

200 N Columbus Drive


Hard Rock Hotel Chicago

230 N Michigan Avenue


Hilton Garden Inn North Loop

66 E Wacker Place



Hotel Cass, A Holiday Inn Express at Magnificent Mile

640 N Wabash Avenue


Hotel Chicago Downtown, Autograph Collection by Marriott

333 N Dearborn Street


Hyatt Centric The Loop

100 W Monroe Street


Hyatt Chicago Magnificent Mile

633 N Saint Clair Street


Hyatt Place Chicago Downtown/River North

66 W Illinois Street


Hyatt Regency McCormick Place

2233 S Martin Luther King Drive

$231/$231 $256/$281

Inn of Chicago Magnificent Mile

162 E Ohio Street


InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile*

505 N Michigan Avenue




JW Marriott Chicago

151 W Adams Street


Kinzie Hotel

20 W Kinzie Street



Loews Chicago Hotel

455 N Park Drive


Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile

540 N Michigan Avenue


Palmer House Hilton

17 E Monroe Street


Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, Chicago

221 N Columbus Drive


Renaissance Blackstone Chicago Hotel

636 S Michigan Avenue


Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel

1 W Wacker Drive


Residence Inn Chicago Downtown/Loop

11 S LaSalle Street


Swissotel Chicago

323 E Wacker Drive


W Chicago City Center

172 W Adams Street



Wyndham Grand Chicago Riverfront

71 E Wacker Drive


*Rates above are variable rates depending on room type.

Please note: Rollaway beds may not be permitted in rooms with two beds. Please contact the hotel to verify their policy on rollaway beds.


If you try accessing the registration system with an assistive technology and experience difficulty, please call CompuSystems at 708-486-0706 or 866-513-0760.

If you require accessibility assistance to book your housing, please call onPeak at 800-584-9047, Monday through Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm CST.

Hotel Reservation Deadlines and Information

You must be registered for the Annual Conference to make a housing reservation. Hotel reservation requests will be accepted until May 23, 2017, subject to availability. Rates are quoted for the room, not per person, and all rooms are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Special rates are available only when you book directly with onPeak. All rooms are subject to applicable tax. All requests must include six choices. Make sure to give accurate dates of arrival and departure for everyone occupying the requested room. PLEASE NOTE: onPeak does not assume the responsibility of pairing guests for double occupancy or in multiple housing units. After May 23, 2017, onPeak will continue to make reservations on a space available basis only (i.e., register early to get the hotel of your choice).

Hotel Confirmations, Cancellations, or Changes

Confirmation of the room reservation will be acknowledged by the travel desk and sent within 72 hours. If you have any questions regarding your reservation, or to make changes or cancellations, contact onPeak at 800-584-9047, not the hotel. One night’s room and tax guarantee to a credit card is required to hold hotel reservations. All changes and/or cancellations prior to June 15, 2017, must be made through onPeak. After June 15th, changes and cancels must be made direct to the hotel at least 72 hours prior to arrival date for most hotels.

Don’t Be A “No Show!”

If you have a confirmed room reservation and find that you are unable to attend the conference, be sure to notify the ALA Housing Desk or the hotel holding your reservation. If you don’t, the room will be left vacant (when it could be used by another attendee), and you will lose your deposit.



ALA is pleased to announce that our official contractors for housing and registration services are CompuSystems Inc. (registration) and onPeak (housing), who work with us to provide both exhibitors and attendees with new and expanded services to make the conference experience better. 

Accept no substitutes!

Please be aware that there are companies out there that claim to provide housing and registration services for the ALA conferences that are not affiliated with ALA in any way. The chances are quite good that sometime soon you will receive a fax, e-mail transmission or phone call, if you haven't already, that offers you cut-rate housing. The author's apparent intent is to convince you that the offer is made on behalf of ALA. It is not. Many exhibitors have become the unwitting victims of these room block poachers who secure exhibitor lists from Internet Web sites and membership databases from the membership directories that associations produce.

DON'T BE MISLED! Housing for ALA's Annual Conference and Midwinter Meeting is handled exclusively by onPeak.

Everyone loves a bargain. Poaching housing blocks, however, is not about better prices - it is about highly suspect ethics and service.

When ALA secures sleeping rooms at hotels for our conferences we do so in order to assure that our attendees and exhibitors are adequately accommodated. We also need the hotels for meeting space for the numerous sessions. This involves contracting the rooms and space with many hotels, but doing so exposes us to cancellation and attrition policies. We hope you will support ALA's efforts to thwart the efforts of room block poachers when making your housing arrangements.

Thank you for your support.