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UChicago is located south of downtown Chicago in the vibrant neighborhood of Hyde Park. If this is your first time in Chicago, we encourage you to explore both our neighborhood and all our amazing city has to offer. As you have the choice to stay in Hyde Park or downtown while you’re here, to make your planning easier we have recommended hotels in both locations.

Hyde Park

If you’re staying in Hyde Park, the Hyatt Place Chicago South and Sophy Hyde Park offer comfortable stays close to campus. Located just one block apart, Hyatt Place is off 53rd Street on S. Harper Avenue and Sophy Hyde Park is on 53rd Street – a major neighborhood destination with many shopping, dining, and entertainment options. Both hotels share a convenient shuttle service within Hyde Park, and there is easy access to public transportation routes into downtown Chicago.

The hotels are only a 15-minute bus ride or 25-minute walk from campus and are also within walking distance of Promontory Point, a jutting peninsula loved by University students for its views of the city; Jackson Park, home of the coming Obama Presidential Center and former home of the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition; and the Museum of Science and Industry.

Hyatt Place Chicago South Reservation

Sophy Hyde Park Reservation


If you and your family plan to stay downtown while visiting the University of Chicago, we encourage you to explore rooming at the Hilton Chicago on Michigan Avenue. Hilton Chicago has partnered with the University of Chicago to provide affordable and accessible rooms in the heart of the city, as well as a free shuttle to campus admissions events.

The Hilton Chicago is located on Michigan Avenue, in walking distance from Millennium Park, shopping on State Street and the Magnificent Mile, Museum Campus (including Adler Planetarium, the Art Institute, the Field Museum, and Shedd Aquarium), and dozens of other attractions and restaurant options.

For every UChicago guest who stays at the Hilton Chicago, the hotel will make a donation to the University of Chicago’s Odyssey Scholarship program. The Odyssey Scholarship program provides low-income and first-generation UChicago students with financial, academic, social, and career support that enriches the benefits of a UChicago education.

Registration is quick and easy and is offered at a discounted rate for UChicago guests.

Another downtown option is The Hilton Garden Inn Downtown Magnificent Mile, which offers comfortable accommodations such as a large work desk with a Herman Miller ergonomic chair and complimentary high speed WIFI perfect for the business or leisure traveler. Hilton Garden Inn features over 6,000 sq/ft of customizable meeting space, onsite restaurant Weber Grill, room service, indoor pool and 24 hour fitness center. Hilton Garden Inn is just steps away from redline train, Michigan Avenue shopping and a plethora of dining options.

Discounted Registration for UChicago guests.

Additional Options

Explore other accommodations in the city of Chicago.