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Pharma EXPO

The Best Hotel Rates in Chicago are Right Here

Hotels will sell out quickly, so make your reservations early! Book your room through Pharma EXPO’s Housing Office (ExpoVision) to receive these benefits:

  • The guaranteed lowest rates for the dates of the show—negotiated exclusively for show attendees and exhibitors
  • Automatic adjustment if rates drop after you make your reservation
  • Complimentary shuttle service from your hotel to McCormick Place and back
  • Excellent service from our staff throughout your stay, as needed 

Please note: All reservations require a deposit equal to the first night’s rate plus tax.

Free Shuttle Bus Service

Shuttle buses run between Pharma EXPO-designated hotels and McCormick Place from 7 am to 10:30 am and 3 pm to 6 pm every day of the show. Buses depart every 15 to 20 minutes for most hotel routes; less frequently for others. 

Metra Train

As an alternative to the shuttle buses, the Metra electric commuter train runs between downtown Chicago and McCormick Place. Tickets are $2.75 each way and the trip takes less than 10 minutes. 

NOTE: Be wary. Hotel room scams being reported with increased frequency.
The Chicago Convention and Visitors Bureau has reported hundreds of complaints from tradeshow managers (PMMI included) regarding exhibitors who have booked rooms through a “3rd party room broker” and ended up at sold out hotels with no reservations and no recourse for the payment of rooms. The Official Pharma EXPO Housing Office (ExpoVision) requires only a credit card guarantee without any contracts to secure hotel room reservations. Any company requiring deposits and/or full prepayment should be viewed with extreme suspicion.