The Chicago Theatre District pulses with an electric energy that spans decades of style and art. Historic buildings with distinctive Chicago architecture and a world-class lineup of Broadway-style shows mark the historic downtown Chicago Theatre District. Cadillac Palace, Oriental Theatre, Auditorium Theatre, and the Bank of America Theatre, located below the Hampton Inn Majestic, are major Theatre District landmarks. The Bank of America Theatre opened as the Majestic Theatre which was originally built as a mixed use theatre and office building in 1906 and was the tallest building in the city at the time. Notables such as Harry Houdini and Lily Langtry graced the stage during the height of Vaudeville. The Majestic closed during the Great Depression and was shuttered for 15 years. In 1945 the theatre was remodeled and much of the original design was retained. The Majestic stage became well-known with performances of Guys and Dolls, South Pacific, & Carousel.
The Loop is the historic city center of Chicago, home to the city's government seat and the Theatre & Business Districts. Grant Park, the Art Institute of Chicago, Joffrey Ballet, the Goodman Theater, & the Chicago Symphony Orchestra are Loop attractions located near the Hampton Inn Majestic hotel.
Transportation & Directions
Getting to and from the Hampton Inn Majestic is easy, with the abundance of downtown Chicago transportation options. Perfectly central in Downtown Chicago's Loop, the Hampton Inn Majestic is located within two blocks of numerous subway or ‘El' train stops, as well as CTA busses. The hotel is one block from the CTA Red & Blue line trains & two Blocks from the CTA Orange, Brown, Pink & Purple line trains. Our boutique hotel is centrally located near world-class shopping, restaurants, museums, parks & thrilling sports entertainment. Cruise the Chicago River, tour historic landmarks like the Chicago Cultural Center, or explore Chicago's diverse neighborhoods. No matter what you're in the mood for, you'll discover it all in downtown Chicago. We are located 12 miles from Midway Airport & 17 Miles from O'Hare Airport. If you are enjoying Chicago without a vehicle, you have three options to get to the hotel from the either O'Hare or Midway Airports.
A taxi the most convenient way to get from the airport, however it can be expensive. A taxi will cost you an estimated $45-$55 depending on traffic.
Next, there is a paid shared shuttle via Airport Express. There is a shuttle desk located in the baggage claim area the charges are around $30 per person. Shuttles leave every 15 minutes. For more information, including fare quotes, visit: airportexpress.com
If you are looking for something more upscale than a taxi, private transport can be arranged with LimoBank. LimoBank can arrange Sedans, SUVs, Limousines & Charter Bus Services. Hampton Majestic partners with LimoBank to give our guests a 20% discount using this link
Finally, the least expensive option is public transit. This option is $2.25 per person. Follow sign in the airport to "CTA Trains to City." If you are new to riding public transit, we suggest visiting transitchicago.com. Click on "Riding the CTA," & review the "How-To Guides" to familiarize yourself before arriving.
From O'Hare:Board the CTA Blue line train, the train only goes one direction from O'Hare International Airport towards downtown Chicago. Exit at the Monroe stop & follow signs to the Monroe Street exit, walk up the stairs, this will bring you a block away from the hotel. Exit the North East exit, come up the stairs & follow Monroe St with the one way. The hotel is on the left above the Bank of America Theatre just past Dearborn St.
From Midway:Board CTA Orange line train, the train only goes one direction from Midway Airport towards downtown Chicago. Exit at the Wabash / Madison stop & walk down the stairs to street level, this will bring you 3 blocks away from the hotel. Go against the one way on Wabash 1 block, then turn left onto Monroe St against the one way. The hotel is on the right just past State Street on the right hand side just past the Bank of America Theatre.
Chicago, Illinois Attractions & Things to Do
- Millennium Park, - 2 blocks
- Hotel is above the Bank of America Theatre
- Willis Tower - Skydeck, - 5 blocks
- Navy Pier, - 2 miles
- Soldier Field - Bears Football, - 1 mile
- United Center - Bulls Basketball, - 3 miles nba.com/bulls
- Blackhawk's Hockey, chicagoblackhawks.com
- Wrigley Field - Cubs Baseball, - 7 miles
- US Cellular Field - White Sox Baseball,
- 5 miles
- Shedd Aquarium - 1 mile
- Field Museum, - 1 mile
- Michigan Avenue Shopping, - 1 mile
- State Street Shopping, - 1 block
- Adler Planetarium, - 1 mile
- Museum of Science and Industry, - 8 miles
- McCormick Place Convention Center, - 2 miles
- The Art Institute of Chicago, - 3 blocks
- Block 37, - 2 blocks
- Macy's on State Street, - 3 blocks
- Grant Park, - 2 blocks
- Water Tower Place, - 2 miles
- John Hancock Observatory, - 2 miles