There are two airports in the Chicagoland area, O’Hare International and Midway. The Westin contracts with area taxi companies to provide reduced rates to guests staying at their hotel. The rates are subject to change, please contact taxi service in advance to coordinate your ride and secure reduced rate.
Once you are at the hotel you can take advantage of the complimentary shuttle it offers to guests. The shuttle covers a three-mile radius which includes two train stations, major shopping areas and restaurants.
The city of Lombard is conveniently located in the western suburbs of Chicagoland. There is no downtown Chicago driving to contend with. Most guests will take Interstate 294 to bypass the city, and can then pick up Interstate 88 west. This takes you to Lombard. Take the Highland Avenue exit, proceed through the toll booth at the exit, and turn onto Highland Avenue. Merge right onto Route 56 east, then turn left into the Yorktown Shopping Center. Follow the road around to the back of the shopping center as the Westin shares a parking lot with it. There is parking out front of the hotel as well as a free parking ramp behind the hotel.
Guests arriving by train can use the Ogilvee Transport Center in downtown Chicago to catch a train to the Lombard train station. The Lombard train station is three miles from the hotel and the hotel offers free shuttle service to and from. To coordinate your shuttle, contact the hotel directly at (630) 719-8000.
|PACKAGES Many vendors choose to ship packages of merchandise to the hotel ahead of time. The Hotel will recieve your package, hold it for you, and give it to you upon your request. If you wish to do this, simply write the Hotel’s address on the box as the major recipient, with your name underneath. Then somewhere clearly marked you must also add the name of the show (March O Scale Meet) the date of the show, the March O Scale Meet contact for the hotel (Adam Schafer) and the Hotel’s convention coordinator (unknown at this time). This information is used as a back-up to ensure that your package is handled appropriately. The hotel does charge a fee for recieving and holding boxes ahead of time, please verify the exact amount of these charges with the hotel.
FedEX and UPS
The Hotel is also able to send out boxes from the hotel for guests who have bought more than they can carry and need to ship their new treasures home! They offer daily pick-ups from both FedEx and UPS, but the Hotel does not have any packaging materials on-site. Additionally, there is a FedEx Kinkos store very close to the Hotel.
There is parking in front of the hotel but this tends to fill up quickly. We recommend that our guests park in the free parking garage behind the hotel instead. It’s covered, secure, and complimentary.
There are two restaraunts located within the Westin, Harray Carrays and Holy Mackeral! Both are open for lunch and dinner and Holy Maceral! offers breakfast as well. Both are sit-down dining and tend to be a little higher priced. For guests who wish to find more moderately priced dining options there are literally 250 restaraunts within a 3-mile radius of the hotel with something to fit every budget, some within walking distance. There is also a free shuttle from the hotel that can take guests to and from the restaraunt of their choice.