Windycon 41 Hotel Information

Welcome to the hotel information for Windycon 41: Grimm Tales. We look forward to a dark and enlightening experience.

We return again to the Westin Lombard Yorktown Center. They are looking forward to having us back again this year as we are looking forward to being there. We have a great relationship with the hotel and we look forward to many more years here.

Come join us in this exquisite hotel that offers refreshing touches such as the Heavenly Bed, Heavenly Bath, 32″ flat screen TV, expanded work desk with ergonomic chair, High Speed Internet Access, video games, in-room coffee maker with Starbucks Coffee, and Heavenly Bath Robe.

Our room rate this year is $109/night flat rate for 1-4 people. Make your room reservations by clicking here.

If you would like a suite for private use please click here.

Suites are $159/night.

Once you have the confirmation number from the Westin then fill out the Personal Suite Request Form. Forms without a valid reservation number will not be honoured and you will have to refill out the form again when you have one. All requests for a suite for personal use are handled on a first come first served basis.

Remember to be nice to others and treat everyone as you would like to be treated. The convention reserves the right to revoke your membership with no refund for disrupting the convention or breaking any rules as well as causing trouble of any sort. If it’s illegal in Illinois or Lombard it is illegal at the convention.

Here is a link to ISFiC's Harassment Policy. We take this very seriously and so should you.

Here are a few rules you need to be aware of:

  1. You must have your badge with you at all times in order to enter or stay in any convention function.
  2. You must present your badge to any member of the staff, including our door guards, who request it.
  3. A lost badge may be replaced at Registration for the cost of an at-the-door badge.
  4. No real weapons or anything that can be mistaken for one can be carried on premises. Costume and prop weapons must be approved by Operations and Convention Security and, if necessary, be peace bonded.
  5. Any weapons purchased in the dealers’ room, real or not, must be taken from the dealers room to your room or to Operations for approval if you wish to carry it.
  6. No projectile instruments of any kind. Not real, not Nerf, nothing.
  7. No live steel period.
  8. All bladed weapons must remain sheathed at all times except for a presentation during the masquerade.
  9. If you wish to use a weapon in the masquerade you must clear it with the masquerade director and transport it directly to the event and then directly back to your room afterwards
  10. Anything used as a weapon in any threatening manner, whether real, real looking, prop, toy, or otherwise, will result in its confiscation and possibly the revocation of your membership without refund.
  11. If you damage the hotel you will pay to fix it.
  12. We want to leave the hotel in as good, or better, condition than as we found it. They like us and we like them and we want them to invite us back.

Hotel Frequently Asked Questions

What is the minimum age to reserve a room at the hotel?
The minimum age to reserve a room is 21 years old.
What charges does the hotel place on my credit card when reserving?
The Westin Lombard does not place charges on your credit card when reserving a room and no charges will be made to your credit card before you check in. However, if you fail to cancel your room by 6 PM on the day before check in, you may be charged for one night’s stay.
What does the Westin charge as a room deposit upon check in?
For each room you will need to provide a credit card, debit card, or cash to hold for room charges and incidentals. If you are using a credit card, the card will be charged the amount on the room folio upon check out. If you using a debit card, there will be a hold placed on the card immediately upon check-in for the total room and tax, plus $50 per day for incidentals. At check out the held funds that were not used will be released and depending on your bank this could take up to 10 days. If you will be using cash, you will need to provide the total cost of the room and tax for your stay on check in, plus the $50 additional per day for incidentals. At check out the balance of the deposited cash will be reimbursed minus your incidental expenses. Remember, the person whose name is on the room is responsible for all damages or missing items.
I just tried to reserve my room and am being told that the room type I want is not available for the nights I want, now what?
Contact the Hotel Liaison at hotel at windycon dot org and the room block will be expanded if the hotel is not sold out.
For what days is the room block available?
The room block is available from November 12th, 2014 through November 18th, 2014. If you wish to stay at the Westin before or after those dates, contact the Hotel Liaison at hotel at windycon dot org.
Is smoking allowed?
There is no smoking allowed anywhere within the Westin. You can smoke outside fifteen or more feet away from any door.
Does the hotel have a shuttle?
Yes, it does. The hotel will take you and pick you up anywhere within 5 miles of the hotel. You can call the bell desk to arrange this. Remember to tip your driver if you appreciate the service.
Does the Westin allow pets?
The Westin does allow dogs of fewer than 40 pounds to stay in your room. You will be asked to fill out a release form and contact form upon check in. No other animals of ANY sort are allowed except registered assistance animals. If you break this policy, you may be asked to leave the hotel with no refund of your room. If you do not have a room, you may be asked to just leave the hotel. The convention does not allow pets of any sort, except registered assistance animals, in any convention space due to allergies and liability.
Where may we post signs?
You may post signs on the triangular grids that you will find around the hotel and outside the elevator lobby on each floor the convention is using. If you are throwing a party, you may post things around your doorway and in your room using blue tape. No other adhesive is acceptable. If you would like to put things in the hallway, please contact the Party Liaison at parties at windycon dot org.
Is there Internet access? How much is it?
The Westin Lombard has wired and wireless internet available in the sleeping rooms as well as free wireless in the lobby. There will be free internet access available in the ConSuite too. The cost of the internet is $9.95 a day in your hotel room.
Can I have packaged delivered to the hotel for myself or others?
Yes you can however there are rules and fees for this. If you would like details please contact hotel at windycon dot org

If there is a question we have not answered here, then please contact us at hotel at windycon dot org.