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    • Cenacle FAQ

      1. Is there a bathroom in the room?

        Bathrooms and showers are located at the end of the hallway.  Every room has a sink.

      2. What items should I bring?

        Bring personal toiletries; layers of clothes; bathrobe/shower flip flops (if desired).

      3. Do you allow children (minors) at your facility?

        The Cenacle is an adults-only facility in order to guarantee a retreat atmosphere for our guests.

      4. Do you have free WiFi?

        Yes. The reception desk staff will be happy to provide you with the access code.

      5. Are towels/linens/soap provided?

        Yes.

      6. Can I do laundry on-site?

        No.

      7. Do you have a refrigerator on-site?

        There are two refrigerators for groups in the house; it is located in the guest snack room. Please clearly label and date all items.

      8. Is there a T.V. in the room?

        No.

      9. Are there hair dryers in the room?

        No. Please bring your own.

      10. How do I have a package delivered to me?

        You can address it to:

        Cenacle Retreat and Conference Center

        Attn: Crystal Chan (for NAME OF GROUP/CONTACT PERSON)

        513 W. Fullerton Pkwy

        Chicago, IL 60614

         

        We store packages in the luggage closet just off of the lobby.

      11. Do you have air conditioning?

        Yes.

      12. Is coffee/water provided in our meeting room?

        Coffee, tea, and water is provided only if the group leader has ordered it to be delivered to your meeting room. Our snack room has fresh drip coffee ($.50/cup).

      13. What is the neighborhood like?

        Our neighborhood is one of the most walkable neighborhoods in Chicago. Within just a few blocks are restaurants, a grocery store, parks, blues clubs, jazz clubs, theaters, a Walgreens, a post office, and liquor store. The Lincoln Park Zoo is four blocks away and the beaches of Lake Michigan are five blocks away.

       

What our guests are saying

"Your facilities are superb.  They met our needs perfectly.  Your staff provided outstanding service in every respect.  All our requests and needs were attended to promptly.  Your center is unquestionably the best we have experienced."
"Wonderfully located. It's convenient to both airports and provided our room, board, and meeting rooms within a minute's walk of Lake Michigan and other gems of Chicago. And all at a reasonable rate - it's one stop shopping."
"Conducive to prayer and reflection."
"We feel the energy of hope and renewal when we are there."
"We REALLY liked the food. The only problem was that I couldn’t stop myself from eating! Very flexible as to special needs when we got there."
"Best cup of coffee I ever had.  The meal was delicious and the snacks and enormous bonus."
"Clearly a space where spiritual people had been practicing."
"We want to express our heartfelt thanks for all of the wonderful support and cooperation that we received from you and your staff. Our retreat was a truly special, inspiring experience that was made even more wonderful because of the welcome we received at the Cenacle."
"Good food, better than expected. Wild rice got great reviews, salad bar as well."
"Appreciated vegetarian options, facility very clean and staff very friendly."
"Spotlessly clean. Friendly and helpful staff."
"I'd like to commend your staff for their professionalism, warmth and assistance.  I would strongly recommend the Cenacle to any group looking for a meeting site and hope that we have the opportunity of meeting there again.  The meals were excellent and the group was thankful for the variety of meal types - vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free."