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    Hotel in downtown Chicago

    Head to Chicago in a few days any good suggestions on how to get a cheap hotel in downtown?



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    Re: Hotel in downtown Chicago

    I'm looking as well. Been trying Priceline, with little luck. Worked well last summer, got a 4 star for about $90. No such joy this time around.

    Even looking at the regular sites, seems there isn't much available Sat night.



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    Re: Hotel in downtown Chicago

    Depends on what you're doing. I just went with the wife and kids a month ago. We stayed at the best western in grant park. It was the cheapest place we could find in the loop (and it felt like it too). The upside was we were taking them to the aquarium and field museum so it worked out pretty well and we were about 2 blocks from a subway/el station.



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    Re: Hotel in downtown Chicago

    PALMER HOUSE



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    Re: Hotel in downtown Chicago

    Quote Originally Posted by Ylabhunter View Post
    Head to Chicago in a few days any good suggestions on how to get a cheap hotel in downtown?
    Try the Howard Johnson on LaSalle. It is close to the loop. Like 6-8 blocks from Harry Cary's and good eating places. It is very clean around there. and they have fenced in parking. Last time I was there it was about $125 and it if you look in travel booklet (like you get from travel centers there are specials from time to time. I think they have a website.



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    Re: Hotel in downtown Chicago

    Quote Originally Posted by Broodwich View Post
    PALMER HOUSE

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    Re: Hotel in downtown Chicago

    I've always had good luck with Hotwire.com



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    Re: Hotel in downtown Chicago

    If you can get past the smell, I've spent a few nights in a hollowed out horse carcass in an alley behind the Hancock building before. Its a GREAT location, close to lots of shopping, restaurants and attractions. Really, all it will cost you is a few bucks for some oats to lure in a horse and I'm going to assume that you already have all of the other tools to get the job done. Thank me when you get back!


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    Re: Hotel in downtown Chicago

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    Head to Chicago in a few days any good suggestions on how to get a cheap hotel in downtown?

    Check out the Inn of Chicago...stayed there two weeks ago



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    Re: Hotel in downtown Chicago

    Quote Originally Posted by tamjam View Post
    If you can get past the smell, I've spent a few nights in a hollowed out horse carcass in an alley behind the Hancock building before. Its a GREAT location, close to lots of shopping, restaurants and attractions. Really, all it will cost you is a few bucks for some oats to lure in a horse and I'm going to assume that you already have all of the other tools to get the job done. Thank me when you get back!
    I too have spent a couple evenings here. I would recommend upgrading to the Clydesdale for the added room and comfort a family needs.



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    Re: Hotel in downtown Chicago

    I stay at the Homewood Suites every week at 40 E. Grand in Chicago. FANTASTIC Value as it has free hot Breakfast and free dinner if you want to partake. Plus...Service is outstanding.

    Another hint on cheap rates, tell the hotel you are visiting family or working at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, which is down the street. Many hotels have hospital rates!



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    Re: Hotel in downtown Chicago

    I pricelined 4 star downtown Chicago for 2 nights 9July 1st and 2nd) for $75 a night and got the Palmer House Hilton! Can't beat priceline for a good deal.



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    Re: Hotel in downtown Chicago

    Quote Originally Posted by jtdoyle1 View Post
    I pricelined 4 star downtown Chicago for 2 nights 9July 1st and 2nd) for $75 a night and got the Palmer House Hilton! Can't beat priceline for a good deal.
    This is what we did. Had a great room for the price. We parked outside the city in a CTA park and ride so we didn't have to pay the fees to park downtown.



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    Re: Hotel in downtown Chicago

    Quote Originally Posted by jtdoyle1 View Post
    I pricelined 4 star downtown Chicago for 2 nights 9July 1st and 2nd) for $75 a night and got the Palmer House Hilton! Can't beat priceline for a good deal.
    Never mind - thought this was the OP.


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    Re: Hotel in downtown Chicago

    Something in particular going on this weekend in Chicago. Not getting much available at all for Sat night.

    Was pretty pumped about this. Got the Megabus for 1.00 each way, but having a heck of a time finding a hotel down by Union to make it really worthwhile.



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