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Where do you stay when you go to Chicago?

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    vestanpance
    vestanpance
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    Thinking about doing a long weekend in Chicago next month. I’d love to hear some suggestions on cool places to stay. We’re not picky about the hotel and would rather have a cool surrounding area then fancy amenities.

    close to the train lines is a plus for sure.

    go!

    #554810
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
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    #554811
    vestanpance
    vestanpance
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    Walker said:
    https://www.airbnb.com/s/Chicago–IL

    I’ve been tempted by that for sure…

    #554812
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
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    I’d go with someplace like this… small studio apt for $99 bucks a night:

    https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/1624547?s=1c02

    #554813
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
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    We rented a studio apt in DC for $98 a night via airbnb when we went there back in the Spring and really enjoyed it. Felt like a “local” to have an apartment for a few days, rather than a hotel. And we spent most of our time out seeing the sights rather than being in our room, so it was nice to not have to pay $200-300 per night for a centrally located hotel.

    Do it! ;)

    #554814

    buckeyecpa
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    New this past October and in a great location

    Thompson Chicago

    Jetsetter usually has decent rates on Thompson Hotels. I’ve stayed with Thompson in Chicago, NYC, and LA. All have been great stays.

    #554815

    racegeek
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    W stayed at a place called the ACME Hotel last year, and it was great. The location in River North is fantastic, and it has a fun, funky, rock n’ roll kind of vibe. And the Red Line train is less than a block away. You might want to check it out.

    In any event, have a great time on your trip to Chi-Town. What an awesome city!

    #554816

    hungrywoolf
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    We stayed in a B&B in the Oak Park neighborhood. There are a few to choose from but we stayed at this one:
    http://www.undertheginkgotreebb.com/
    We drove to Chicago and staying in Oak Park we were able to park for free and then use public transport during our stay.

    #554817

    Paul
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    #554818

    zp945
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    I’d second looking at Jetsetter.com for options http://www.jetsetter.com/search?q=chicago&checkin=&checkout=&type=Organic&source=oltabottom

    The only one on this list I’ve stayed at was The James. It was nice and within walking distance of most of downtown, plenty to do without a car.

    #554819

    pez
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    If you’re doing the touristy stuff there, check out the City Pass or Go Chicago card. We did the Go Chicago card, but it was summer so we were able to do 3 boat cruises, which were almost worth the cost of the card themselves.

    #554820
    Lauren Wilson
    Lauren Wilson
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    Bucktown and Wicker Park are my fave areas, so my vote for being close to awesome stuff is…

    HOME Page – Ray’s Bucktown B&B in Chicago

    Last time I was there, we were in River North at the Dana

    http://www.danahotelandspa.com/

    Cool hotel, although the River North area really isn’t my jam.

    #554821

    anillo
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    To get slightly off topic, the high rise in Wicker Park at North/Damen/Milwaukee is being converted into a boutique hotel. Unfortunately that doesn’t help you right now. But I second that Wicker Park/Bucktown is a much better neighborhood to stay in than River North/Streeterville.

    #554822

    bastardsuperstar
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    Days Inn at Lincoln Park is far and away the best value I’ve found. not fancy pants, but a perfectly cozy place that’s close to damn near everything I end up doing.

    #554823
    vestanpance
    vestanpance
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    thanks for the ideas

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