The majority of the conference will take place in McCormick Place, but there are also some sessions at various hotels, depending on the unit sponsoring them. Detailed location information for sessions will be available in mid-April 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 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 our new registration vendor CompuSystems at 708-486-0706 or

If you are not yet registered, visit the Registration Rates page to get started.

If you need assistance with anything housing-related please contact our new housing vendor onPeak at 800-584-9047 or


housing map

Download a PDF of the Housing map.

Download a PDF of the Amenity Chart for Conference Hotels.


2013 Annual Hotels

Hotel Rates

Hotel Rates

Avenue Crowne Plaza 
160 E. Huron St. – CI, BC, F, P, RS



Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile
540 N. Michigan Ave. - CI, BC, F, P, RS



Courtyard Chicago Downtown/Magnificent Mile
165 E. Ontario St. Mile - CI, BC, F, P, RS



Courtyard Chicago Downtown River North
30 E. Hubbard St. - CI, BC, F, P 



Hard Rock Hotel Chicago
230 N. Michigan Ave. - CI, BC, F, RS



Hilton Chicago
720 S. Michigan Ave. -  BC, F, P, RS



Hotel 71
71 E. Wacker Dr. - CI, BC, F, RS



Hotel Sax Chicago
333 N. Dearborn St. - CI, BC, F, RS



Hyatt Chicago Magnificent Mile
633 N. St Clair St. - CI, BC, F, P, RS



Hyatt Regency McCormick Place
2233 S. Martin Luther King Dr. - BC, F, P, RS



Hyatt Regency Chicago
151 E. Wacker Dr. - CI, BC, F, RS



Intercontinental Chicago
505 N. Michigan Ave. - CI, BC, F, P, RS



JW Marriott Chicago
151 W. Adams St. - CI, BC, F, P, RS



Palmer House Hilton
17 E. Monroe St. - BC, F, P, RS



Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, Chicago
221 North Columbus Dr. - CI, BC, F, P



Red Roof Inn
162 E. Ontario St. - CI



Renaissance Chicago Downtown
1 W. Wacker Dr. - CI, BC, F, P, RS



Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers
301 E. North Water St. - CI, BC, F, P, RS



323 E. Wacker Dr. - CI, BC, F, RS



W City Center
172 W. Adams St. - CI, BC, F, RS



Westin River North
320 N. Dearborn St. - CI, BC, F, RS



    Key: BC=business center; CI= complimentary internet; F=fitness center; P= pool; RS=room service


    If you try accessing the registration system with an assistive technology and experience difficulty, please call CompuSystems at 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 June 6, 2013, 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 June 6, 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 16, 2013, must be made through onPeak. After June 16th, changes and cancels must be made direct to the hotel at least 72 hours prior to arrival date for most hotels.

    Information related to hotels, boycotts and unions:


    ALA is pleased to announce that starting with the 2013 Annual Conference, new official contractors will provide housing and registration services. CompuSystems Inc. (registration) and onPeak (housing) will be working with us to provide both exhibitors and attendees with new and expanded services to make the conference experience better. Representatives from both companies will be available at the Midwinter Meeting to meet with you and discuss your needs for the Annual Conference. Visit them in the Annual Conference Booth #743 in the exhibit hall.

    Accept no substitutes!

    Please be aware that there are companies out there that claim to provide housing and registration services for the ALA Annual Conference 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 for ALA's Annual Conference. 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 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.