Macstock’s Venue & Hotel

The Elara Convention Center

at the Holiday Inn Crystal Lake

Macstock VIII will be held at the Elara Convention Center in Crystal Lake, Illinois.

Just 40 miles northwest of downtown Chicago, Macstock’s venue is located within the Holiday Inn Crystal Lake, a full-service hotel offering over 20,000 sq ft of function space, a restaurant & bar, and plenty of “hangout” space — including, just off the indoor pool, an outside seating area that overlooks the adjacent Lake Acorn.

The Elara Convention Center offers free WiFi for all Macstock attendees plus plenty of free parking.

Coffee and water will be available and Macstock’s catered lunch Saturday and Sunday will be served just a few steps from the main Macstock conference room.

Have questions? Contact Us!

Stage Left Cafe Interior facing windows that look out on to Woodstock Square
Stage Left Cafe Interior facing windows that look out on to Woodstock Square

Book Your Stay!

Macstock’s Discounted Room Block

Newly renovated and host to Macstock VIII in 2024, the Holiday Inn Crystal Lake offers amenities including a resort-like indoor pool & pool deck, an on-site Business Center, a Fitness Center, and a full-service restaurant, the Three Oaks Lodge Restaurant and Lounge right on site.

Room perks include free WiFi, HDTVs with premium channels, microwave, mini fridge, Keurig coffee makers, and triple-sheeted bedding (individual room amenities viewable via booking link).

The Holiday Inn Crystal Lake has set aside a block of rooms for the nights of July 11-14 2024 at the discounted rate of $119.00/room per night! They will hold these rooms until June 11, 2024, or until all rooms have been reserved, whichever comes first.

Address: 800 South IL Route 31, Crystal Lake, IL 60014

Book a Reservation: +1-888-HOLIDAY (+1-888-465-4329)

Contact Front Desk: +1 (815) 477-7000


Check-in Time: 3:00 PM
Check-out Time: 11:00 AM
Cancellation Policy: Change or cancel for free anytime before 6 PM on Wednesday, July 10, 2024

Looking to get around town? Please inquire at the hotel’s front desk about shuttle service within the Crystal Lake area including the Pingree Metra Station (commuter rail) for taking day trips to Chicago without the driving and parking hassles!

To Reserve a Room by Phone:


Group Code: “MSC”