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flyer85
02-27-2008, 08:39 PM
...any suggestions about best places to stay to be close to stuff along Michigan Ave and Lake Michigan.

WMR
02-27-2008, 08:39 PM
Sleep on the el.

flyer85
02-27-2008, 08:44 PM
Sleep on the el.but then I won't be Jay Bruce's homie.

WMR
02-27-2008, 08:44 PM
but then I won't be Jay Bruce's homie.

:cry:

pedro
02-27-2008, 08:46 PM
any place but the drunk tank?

Chip R
02-27-2008, 10:58 PM
I don't know if it's still there but there was a Motel 6 on Ontario east of Michigan. I stayed there about 10-12 years ago and it was a really nice hotel. It was a few blocks east of Unos I know. AAA gave it 2 stars back in 99. Back then it was about $100 for 1 person a night.

redsmetz
02-28-2008, 06:30 AM
My cousin got a heckuva deal on Priceline.com for one of the major nice hotels in the heart of town. Named his price and they agreed. I've never used it, but you might check that out.

Ltlabner
02-28-2008, 07:00 AM
http://www.theambassadoreasthotel.com/

Stayed there last time I was in town for a trade show. Not sure of prices and what you were willing to spend.

But it was a damn nice hotel.

Reds Fanatic
02-28-2008, 07:54 AM
I stayed at the Seneca Hotel. It is on side street right off Michigan Avenue. It is right next to the John Hancock Center and you can just walk a block up to Michigan Avenue. It is nice hotel with large rooms and it was not too expensive. The rooms basically have a bedroom, living room, kitchen and dining room.

http://www.senecahotel.com/

OldRightHander
02-28-2008, 11:23 AM
I always sleep at an Oasis, but if you're not into sleeping in your vehicle, maybe that wouldn't work.

redsmetz
02-28-2008, 12:05 PM
http://www.theambassadoreasthotel.com/

Stayed there last time I was in town for a trade show. Not sure of prices and what you were willing to spend.

But it was a damn nice hotel.

I think this is where my cousin stayed booking through Priceline - he paid about $75.00 for a couple of nights - not a big room, but very swank.

Boston Red
02-28-2008, 12:20 PM
Palmer House.

timmario66
02-28-2008, 12:25 PM
Palmer House.

2nd that nomination.

RedsManRick
02-28-2008, 01:19 PM
All depends on how much money you want to spend. Places like the Ambassador, The Drake, The Allerton, The Intercontinental, or the Palmer House are really nice but not cheap. For more middle tier you've got Embassy Suites, the Westin, and the Sheraton. Not sure about lower tier than that, but all of those places are on or near Michigan Ave. Chicago is a very walkable city.

Sea Ray
02-29-2008, 08:36 PM
Here's a pretty good deal for about $100/night

http://hotels.travelzoo.com/chicago-hotels/374351

Matt700wlw
02-29-2008, 08:52 PM
Set up a tent on the pitching mound of Wrigley Field :D

Bip Roberts
02-29-2008, 08:54 PM
Id stay at the sand dunes in Michigan :ughmamoru

KittyDuran
07-02-2015, 11:39 PM
Bumping this thread up... Decided to take my first trip to Chicago last weekend (June 26-28) and stayed at the Hyatt Regency on East Wacker Drive just across the river from the Magnificent Mile. Here are some pics from my blog (along with others from my trip): http://allmyphotos.tumblr.com/post/123086072003/hyatt-regency-chicago-il-east-tower-room-2151. Picked Hyatt because they had a decent parking package. It is also the largest Hyatt with over 2K rooms which are located in two buildings. Will post more about my trip probably tomorrow.

SunDeck
07-03-2015, 11:05 PM
The Silversmith on Wabash. Right next to the El, right in heart of town. Reasonable, smallish, but nicely appointed rooms.

Joseph
07-13-2015, 04:56 PM
Bumping this thread up... Decided to take my first trip to Chicago last weekend (June 26-28) and stayed at the Hyatt Regency on East Wacker Drive just across the river from the Magnificent Mile. Here are some pics from my blog (along with others from my trip): http://allmyphotos.tumblr.com/post/123086072003/hyatt-regency-chicago-il-east-tower-room-2151. Picked Hyatt because they had a decent parking package. It is also the largest Hyatt with over 2K rooms which are located in two buildings. Will post more about my trip probably tomorrow.

stayed there a couple years ago, loved that place and the area.

SunDeck
07-15-2015, 06:44 PM
Kitty!
I was there too. Took the South Shore Line from Michigan City to the Field Museum with my kids.
Hate the Cubs, love their town.

Spitball
07-19-2015, 02:54 PM
We went to Chicago a couple of years ago and stayed at a Vacation Rental By Owner (VRBO). It was great. We our own apartment with a garage for our car. Here is a link to where we stayed:

http://www.vrbo.com/302224

We were in a neighborhood known as Andersonville. Clark Street is a block or two away, and we were able to take a bus from there to most places we wanted to go.

The VRBO site is pretty good. We have used it to rent in New Orleans, Atlanta, and Fort Walton Beach.

bounty37h
07-24-2015, 02:16 PM
The Cubs World Series Championship banquet room is empty, you can slip in there and no one would ever notice.