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Chicago hotels?
« on: October 08, 2018, 07:44:10 AM »
Need to find a room for two nights.  Going to the United Center and doing downtown stuff, but downtown hotels are insanely expensive.  What's the best burb for accessibility vs price?

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Re: Chicago hotels?
« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2018, 09:11:10 AM »
I've stayed by O'Hare a couple of times in the past.  There are tons of places close to the Blue Line.

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Re: Chicago hotels?
« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2018, 10:12:06 AM »
Yeah, i'd go with Rosemont or there are a couple of options in Oak Park, which is a much nicer area. Both are at opposite ends of the blue line, with direct access to United Center and Downtown. You could always check rooms at Longman & Eagle too, but need to book well in advance.

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Re: Chicago hotels?
« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2018, 10:19:10 AM »
Yeah, i'd go with Rosemont or there are a couple of options in Oak Park, which is a much nicer area. Both are at opposite ends of the blue line, with direct access to United Center and Downtown. You could always check rooms at Longman & Eagle too, but need to book well in advance.

Have the kid with us, so Longman was out.  They only have single bed rooms.  Thanks for the tips!

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« Reply #4 on: October 08, 2018, 10:26:33 AM »
Mikerphone is in Elk Grove Village, also adjacent to Rosemont/O'Hare, looks to be mostly budget options, but there is a Sheraton closer to the airport. There's also some top notch ramen and Japanese places nearby.

Here's a map of hotels near Mikerphone

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Re: Chicago hotels?
« Reply #5 on: October 08, 2018, 10:32:24 AM »
Try the One Night app or Hotel Tonight?  Sometimes you can catch a great deal for downtown hotels at the last minute.
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Re: Chicago hotels?
« Reply #6 on: October 08, 2018, 10:33:57 AM »
Booked this throwback hotel https://www.carletonhotel.com/  Looks like the train is about a block away.

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Re: Chicago hotels?
« Reply #7 on: October 08, 2018, 02:49:40 PM »
Booked this throwback hotel https://www.carletonhotel.com/  Looks like the train is about a block away.

Nice! That’s a good one. Poor Phil’s is right around the corner, good beer selection and seafood pub grub. A handful of average breweries right there, Kinslahger is pretty good, it’s a little further though.

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Re: Chicago hotels?
« Reply #8 on: October 08, 2018, 11:16:52 PM »
Booked this throwback hotel https://www.carletonhotel.com/  Looks like the train is about a block away.

Used to stay there a lot back in the early days of my old job and its Chicago travels (company had an account with them). The hotel is MUCH nicer than the motor inn, that's for sure (mostly got stuck in the motor inn but every so often we got upgraded). It's definitely convenient to everything via the train (though always had a vehicle since I had to tool around much of the city working at our stores).