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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.

       

Getting Here


From I-90 Illinois Tollway/Skyway

  • Take I-90 into I-90/94 to I-55 North/Lake Shore Drive Exit near 22nd Street
  • Take Lake Shore Drive north to Fullerton exit (2400 North Lake Shore Drive)
  • Turn left onto Fullerton Parkway and travel approximately one-half mile
  • The Cenacle Retreat and Conference Center is a short block west of Clark Street on the left side of the street

From I-94 Dan Ryan Expressway

  • Take I-94 Dan Ryan Expressway north to I-55 North/Lake Shore Drive exit near 22nd Street
  • Take Lake Shore Drive North to Fullerton exit (2400 North Lake Shore Drive)
  • Turn left onto Fullerton Parkway and travel approximately one-half mile
  • The Cenacle Retreat and Conference Center is a short block west of Clark Street on the left side of the street

OR

  • Stay on I-94 Dan Ryan Expressway through Chicago downtown stops where expressway becomes I-90/94 Kennedy Expressway.
  • Stay on Kennedy Expressway to Fullerton Parkway/Avenue exit (2400 North).
  • Turn right onto Fullerton and travel approximately two miles
  • Cenacle Retreat and Conference Center which will be on the right side of the street.

From I-55 Stevenson Expressway

  • Take I-55 Stevenson Expressway north into Chicago
  • As I-55 North ends, there is a choice between Lake Shore Drive North and South
  • Take Lake Shore Drive North to Fullerton exit (2400 North Lake Shore Drive)
  • Turn left onto Fullerton Parkway and travel approximately one-half mile
  • The Cenacle Retreat and Conference Center is a short block west of Clark Street on the left side of the street

From I-94 Edens Expressway

  • Take I-94 Edens Expressway east (south) into Chicago
  • The Edens merges with I-90 and becomes part of the Kennedy Expressway I-90/94
  • Take Kennedy Expressway I-90/94 into Chicago and exit at the Fullerton Parkway/Avenue exit (2400 North)
  • Turn left onto Fullerton and travel approximately two miles
  • The Cenacle Retreat and Conference Center is a couple blocks past Halsted on the right side of the street

From I-90 Kennedy Expressway

  • Take I-90 Kennedy Expressway east (south) into Chicago
  • Exit at the Fullerton Parkway/Avenue exit (2400 North)
  • Turn left onto Fullerton and travel approximately two miles
  • The Cenacle Retreat and Conference Center is a couple of blocks past Halsted on the right side of the street

From I-290 Eisenhower Expressway

  • Take I-290 Eisenhower Expressway east toward downtown Chicago
  • As you enter downtown Chicago I-290 will end as it becomes Congress Parkway
  • Take Congress Parkway to Lake Shore Drive
  • Turn left (north) onto Lake Shore Drive and travel to Fullerton Parkway exit (2400 North Lake Shore Drive)
  • Turn left onto Fullerton Parkway and travel approximately one-half mile
  • The Cenacle Retreat and Conference Center is a short block west of Clark Street on the left side of the street

Alternate Route:

  • Take I-290 Eisenhower Expressway toward downtown Chicago
  • Take I-90/94 Kennedy Expressway North to Fullerton Parkway/Avenue exit (2400 North)
  • Turn right onto Fullerton and travel approximately two miles to Cenacle Retreat and Conference Center

Transportation to the Cenacle from O’Hare and Midway Airports, Union/Amtrack Station and Greyhound Bus Terminal

Go Airport Express

773-247-1200
www.airportexpress.com
On line reservations: Enter the code "CRCC" for 10% off the rates below.
By phone: Call 1-800-284-3826. Enter the code "CRCC" for 10% off the rates below.

From O’Hare or Midway

  • Departs approximately every 15 minutes. (At busy times, it is possible that the shuttle will not bring passengers to the Cenacle.) Ask to be brought to the Cenacle Retreat and Conference Center in Lincoln Park, 513 Fullerton Parkway, just west of Clark Street, zip code 60614. It’s $50.60 for one person to/from O’Hare one way and $99.20 round trip; $40.70 to/from Midway one way and $79.40 round trip.
  • There are reduced rates for two or more travelers together.
  • $16 each for three or more persons to/from O’Hare one way and $31 round trip; $14 each person to/from Midway one way and $26 round trip.
  • Counters located in the baggage claim areas. At O’Hare, the counter is located at Terminal 1, Door E (United), Terminal 2, Door D and Terminal 3, Door E (American and Delta.
  • At Midway, the counter is located at Door 3. Allow at least one hour for either airport.
  • It’s always best to make reservations. This can be done by calling in advance or on the website: airportexpress.com
  • Please call reservations to inquire about group rates.  Use discount code "CRCC".

From Cenacle to airports

To return to either airport at the end of your stay, call Airport Express two or three days in advance, or at least four hours in advance on the day of departure, to be picked up at the Cenacle. Give the same information as above for the Cenacle location.

From O’Hare Airport via public transportation, the “L”

  • Take Blue Line CTA train from O’Hare into downtown Chicago, to the Clark/Lake stop.
  • At Clark/Lake exit train and follow signs to above ground Brown Line Train.
  • Transfer to Brown Line train and take train north to Fullerton stop.
  • Exit at Fullerton stop and go to street.
  • Head toward the lake on Fullerton (in the direction of the DePaul University Art Museum) and walk five blocks east to the Cenacle (513 W. Fullerton). It is on the right (south) side of the street as you walk east.
  • Cost: $5.00 cash

From Midway Airport via public transportation, the “L”

  • Take Orange Line CTA train from Midway to the Roosevelt Station (7 stops).
  • At the Roosevelt Station, change to the Red Line toward Howard.
  • Travel 9 stops to Fullerton Avenue.
  • Exit at Fullerton and go to street.
  • Head toward the lake on Fullerton (in the direction of the DePaul University Art Museum) and walk five blocks east to the Cenacle (513 W. Fullerton). It is on the right (south) side of the street as you walk east.
  • Cost: $3.00 cash

From Union/Amtrak Station

  • Walk to Canal & Jackson (about 1 minute)
  • At Canal and Jackson take the 156 Bus toward Belmont/Halsted  to Stockton & Fullerton  (32 minutes )
  • Walk four blocks west on Fullerton to 513 W. Fullerton

From Greyhound Bus Station

  • Take #60 Bus east to Dearborn Street.
  • Take #22 or #36 bus north to Fullerton (2400 North).
  • Exit bus at Fullerton, cross Clark Street and proceed west 1 block to Cenacle. It is on the left (south) side of the street as you head west.