Chicago hotels

Where is best area to stay in Chicago. Downtown,Loop,Mag Mile that’s where all the hotels are popping up on orbitz. Never been to chicago any info would be appreciated. 

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  • mattsavardmattsavard Posts: 131
    Loop and mag mile are both solid areas with tons of options. 
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  • JojoRiceJojoRice Atlanta, GAPosts: 977
    Downtown near the red line. 
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  • jjsimon99jjsimon99 ChicagolandPosts: 4
    Bargain  - the Congress Hotel is good for the price. Old but not dirty old and in a good location.
    Better than bargain - The Whyndham Grand on Wacker is good. Great sale going on at Hotels.com right now for this place.
    $$$ - Swissotel. Great hotel and location but not cheap.
    All are close to the red or brown line and will get you to the park in short time.
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  • mattsavardmattsavard Posts: 131
    edited February 14
    Booked at the Congress a week ago. Exploring other options but tough to be the locale/price combo. 

    CONSIDERING making the move to Palmer House Hotel... seems nicer / more well updated. Would be about $20/night more. Thoughts? 
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  • JOEJOEJOEJOEJOEJOE Posts: 8,783
    Booked at the Congress a week ago. Exploring other options but tough to be the locale/price combo. 

    CONSIDERING making the move to Palmer House Hotel... seems nicer / more well updated. Would be about $20/night more. Thoughts? 
    I have stayed at both.....for an extra $20/night, I'd upgrade to the Palmer House....is it still a Hilton?
  • I stayed at the Hyatt on Wacker which seemed to be right downtown.  Great location if you want the downtown experience.  Not super close to Wrigleyville.  Nice hotel in a great part of the city.
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  • bflynn1bflynn1 Posts: 986
    I always stay in the River North/Michigan Ave area and just hop on the Red Line to Wrigley. 
  • laa1025laa1025 Posts: 64
    JOEJOEJOE said:
    Booked at the Congress a week ago. Exploring other options but tough to be the locale/price combo. 

    CONSIDERING making the move to Palmer House Hotel... seems nicer / more well updated. Would be about $20/night more. Thoughts? 
    I have stayed at both.....for an extra $20/night, I'd upgrade to the Palmer House....is it still a Hilton?
    Yes, it is a Hilton.  There is a Red Line stop right outside the door, so it is super convenient for getting to Wrigley.
  • I have a room at The Indigo on Dearborn & Goethe just a block off the Red line. Is this a decent area? Thanks for any help.
  • know1know1 Posts: 6,497
    edited February 14
    We booked the Knickerbocker. Seemed like a great deal given its location.
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  • risrisrisris Posts: 12
    know1 said:
    We booked the Knickerbocker. Seemed like a great deal given it's location.
    Knickerbocker is a good hotel.  Stayed there once before.  Couldn't have been nicer.   Would stay there again
  • Booked at the Congress a week ago. Exploring other options but tough to be the locale/price combo. 

    CONSIDERING making the move to Palmer House Hotel... seems nicer / more well updated. Would be about $20/night more. Thoughts? 
    Without question for $20 per night, move to the Palmer House Hotel. 
  • I have a room at The Indigo on Dearborn & Goethe just a block off the Red line. Is this a decent area? Thanks for any help.
    Yes.  It's in the Gold Coast. It's a great area.  A lot athletes from the Bulls and Blackhawks live in the Gold Coast neighborhood.  Short walk to my favorite Chicago deep dish pizza place Lou Malnati's.
  • Eroom21Eroom21 CanadaPosts: 80
    Last timed we stayed at the James and we loved it; however they have since started charging a resort fee which is bullshit, so we switched the Godfrey.
  • I booked an Aibnb, less than 2 miles from Wrigley, 5 min walk to the EL with a 12 min ride. Or we could walk about 30 mins and get there. Right around the corner from Kingston Mines. About 110 a night.
  • TH113769TH113769 Posts: 190
    Just booked Palmer House - thanks for the suggestion!  Tyler
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  • kaseylilykaseylily Michigan, USAPosts: 99
    Has anyone ever stayed at the Hotel at Midtown? I was wondering what its like to get to Wrigley from there...and if its a good place to stay too?
  • ryan_kellettryan_kellett Posts: 13
    edited February 15
    kaseylily said:
    Has anyone ever stayed at the Hotel at Midtown? I was wondering what its like to get to Wrigley from there...and if its a good place to stay too?
      It must be fairly new, because I haven't heard of it. It looks pretty cool from the pictures.  It would be about a 15 minute Cab or Uber ride each way to Wrigley. If you are just planning on going to and from Wrigleyville its probably not a bad spot. You could easily hop a cab or   to Lincoln Park or Bucktown.
    If you wanted to sight see during the day there are probably better locations.  The area where the Hotel at Midtown is in transition from somewhat old industrial to newly developed stores. IMO, it lacks the neighborhood feel of many parts of Chicago, without the benefit of places to immediately explore around there.  One of the biggest pluses of Chicago is, besides the public transportation, the fact that it is a very walkable city.
    If you don't care about those things and just want to cab to and from your hotel and other means, by all means book it. 

    Edit: The hotel looks Steampunk and badass .
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  • whoyouare72whoyouare72 Chicago ILPosts: 1,521
    I am hoping to stay at hotel Zachary
  • kaseylilykaseylily Michigan, USAPosts: 99
    kaseylily said:
    Has anyone ever stayed at the Hotel at Midtown? I was wondering what its like to get to Wrigley from there...and if its a good place to stay too?
      It must be fairly new, because I haven't heard of it. It looks pretty cool from the pictures.  It would be about a 15 minute Cab or Uber ride each way to Wrigley. If you are just planning on going to and from Wrigleyville its probably not a bad spot. You could easily hop a cab or   to Lincoln Park or Bucktown.
    If you wanted to sight see during the day there are probably better locations.  The area where the Hotel at Midtown is in transition from somewhat old industrial to newly developed stores. IMO, it lacks the neighborhood feel of many parts of Chicago, without the benefit of places to immediately explore around there.  One of the biggest pluses of Chicago is, besides the public transportation, the fact that it is a very walkable city.
    If you don't care about those things and just want to cab to and from your hotel and other means, by all means book it. 

    Edit: The hotel looks Steampunk and badass .
    Thank you for your advice. I really appreciate it! 
  • KC138045KC138045 Columbus, OHPosts: 2,053
    Now that I'm going to the Saturday shoe too I booked 3 nights at The Whitehall Hotel.  Looks like a short train ride to and from.

    Anyone else staying there?
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  • booked 4 nights at Chicago Getaway Hostel
  • 1upstate1upstate Posts: 23
    staying at the Residence Inn on Walton for 4 nights. We've never been to Chicago so we're staying downtown. Hopefully, friends and family, with experience can guide us. 
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