November 18, 2013 2:51 pm at 2:51 pm #99696
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!November 18, 2013 2:54 pm at 2:54 pm #554810November 18, 2013 2:56 pm at 2:56 pm #554811November 18, 2013 2:57 pm at 2:57 pm #554812
I’d go with someplace like this… small studio apt for $99 bucks a night:November 18, 2013 3:00 pm at 3:00 pm #554813
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! ;)November 18, 2013 3:54 pm at 3:54 pm #554814
New this past October and in a great location
Jetsetter usually has decent rates on Thompson Hotels. I’ve stayed with Thompson in Chicago, NYC, and LA. All have been great stays.November 18, 2013 5:52 pm at 5:52 pm #554815
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!November 18, 2013 6:50 pm at 6:50 pm #554816
We stayed in a B&B in the Oak Park neighborhood. There are a few to choose from but we stayed at this one:
We drove to Chicago and staying in Oak Park we were able to park for free and then use public transport during our stay.November 18, 2013 8:30 pm at 8:30 pm #554817November 18, 2013 8:59 pm at 8:59 pm #554818
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.November 19, 2013 1:01 am at 1:01 am #554819
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.November 19, 2013 1:49 am at 1:49 am #554820
Lauren WilsonParticipantNovember 19, 2013 3:57 am at 3:57 am #554821
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.November 19, 2013 11:11 am at 11:11 am #554822
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.November 19, 2013 2:02 pm at 2:02 pm #554823
thanks for the ideas
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