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Donald E. Stephens convention center - this October was home to SMTAI (for those involved in the... read more

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Timisoara, Romania
Can be a pain to get to

We drove in to go to the motorcycle show. From in front of the building it took 45 minutes to park... read more

Reviewed 18 November 2018
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5555 N River Rd, Rosemont, IL 60018-5117
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All reviews comic con wizard world trade show sky bridge across the street mccormick place great location large venue nice facility this place is huge easy access o'hare airport within walking distance parking garage plenty of parking event starbucks
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Donald E. Stephens convention center - this October was home to SMTAI (for those involved in the Electronics Industry it clearly rings bells). And I was there, what I found: - location - in Rosemont Il - you can come by car , across the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 18 November 2018

We drove in to go to the motorcycle show. From in front of the building it took 45 minutes to park and get into the Center. Yesterday, it was about 10-15 minutes.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Keith J
Reviewed 18 November 2018

I took My son and family there for a Midwest comic convention It was a lots of fun Big, and a lots of things to see nice !

Date of experience: July 2018
Reviewed 17 November 2018 via mobile

A show in Rosemont is always a good experience as everything is layed out in a perfect way to move around easily. Food options could be better, but service is still good.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank claand1968
Reviewed 26 October 2018

Minutes from Chicago's O'Hare Airport and surrounded by topnotch restaurants and hotels, the Stephens Convention is well positioned to attract conferences of all sorts. I've been coming here for a number of years to attend the annual Assembly Show. Early on there were some problems...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 17 October 2018

The place is large, with many event rooms, and good facilities. Very professional, relaxing and accommodating

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank MFWales
Reviewed 9 October 2018

I was in town for a trade show and this place was very nice, plus the location is great because it's close to the airport!. The staff at the event was very helpful and well!

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Jeffrey B
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Ive been to many of these places over the years. The facility has all the amenities one would need while there. Yes they price gouge food and drink but it is what it is. The facility is very well kept and Im there about once...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank HamilTravel8
Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

This was my first time attending a convention of this size, but this convention center was easy to navigate, despite it's huge size. The place is absolutely gorgeous as well, especially within it's architecture! Absolutely stunning!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank coyotegirl28
Reviewed 29 August 2018

The Donald E. Stephens Convention Center is an outstanding venue for comic-con conventions since it has several show floors and breakout rooms for panels etc.

Date of experience: August 2018
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23 August 2018|
Response from Linda D | Reviewed this property |
847-692-2200 is the only number I have.
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Response from cynthiasE17LU | Reviewed this property |
We stayed at the Marriot Suites. Not within walking distance, but a lyft or Uber can take you there for a small fee.