Green Party 2008 National Convention - Chicago - July 10th-13th


Palmer House Hilton, Convention Headquarters

The headquarter hotel for the 2008 GPUS Presidential Nominating Convention is the Palmer House Hilton, located in the heart of downtown Chicago, about 2 blocks from the Chicago Symphony Center, the site of the nominating convention to be held on Saturday July 12th.

The majority of events are being held at the Palmer House Hilton, including National Committee meetings, platform hearings, workshops and a presidential candidate forum. Make your reservations for the Palmer House by calling them directly at 1-877-865-5321.

Please use the Green Party's code “GRP” and mention the Green Party of the United States.

The Palmer House Hilton
17 East Monroe Street
Chicago, IL 60603
1 877 865 5321


Singles are $205 a night; Doubles are $230; Triples are $250 and Quads are $270. Prices do not include applicable taxes. The hotel requires the first night as a deposit in order to confirm a room reservation. Checks and major credit cards are acceptable to establish prepayment.

Room Sharing

One way to reduce lodgings costs is to share a room with other Greens. We encourage Greens sharing rooms to stay at the Palmer House Hilton -- they will be close to the convention activities and there will be many more chances to socialize and learn about the Green Movement from others.

The first places to look for Room Shares are your own State Party and its convention delegation. As the convention draws near, we will be providing a Room Share bulletin board.


While we encourage convention visitors to stay at the Palmer House Hilton, hostels offer an alternative. Unfortunately, few of them are in downtown Chicago, and most will require travel time to and from the convention site. Fortunately, Chicago's public transportation is accessible from most of the hostels.

Chicago International Hostel
6318 N Winthrop
Chicago, IL
(773) 262-1011
Arlington House
616 W Arlington Place
Chicago, IL
(773) 929-5380
International House (HI-AYH)
1414 E. 59th Street
Chicago, IL
(773) 753-2270
Chicago Summer Hostel
731 S. Plymouth Court
Chicago, IL
(312) 327-5350
Cass Hotel
640 N Wabash Avenue
Chicago, IL
(312) 787-4030
Hosteling International Chicago
24 East Congress, Parkway, at S State Street, The Loop,
Chicago, IL
(312) 360-0300
Hotel Wacker
111 W. Huron St.
Chicago, IL
(312) 787-1386
Leaning Tower – YMCA
6300 W. Touhy Avenue
(847) 647-8222
Bed and Breakfast/Chicago
PO Box 14088
Chicago, IL 60614
(312) 951-0085
American Youth Hostels Incorporated
2232 W. Roscoe St.
Chicago, IL
(773) 327-8114
Fat Johnnies Last Resort
2822 West 38th Place
Chicago, IL 60632

Home Stays

Some Chicago-area Greens have generously offered to host convention visitors. There are a limited number of spots, and we would like to reserve them for those delegates and observers in the most need of lodging support. For this reason, we are asking that you please attempt to share a Palmer House Hilton room with other Greens from your State Party delegation, or elsewhere, before requesting a Home Stay.

If you would like to request a Home Stay, please contact us at:


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