Where to stay in Chicago?

guitar101guitar101 Sutton, ONPosts: 271
edited March 2013 in The Porch
any advice on what areas of the city to look in .....or perhaps more importantly, where to avoid? Im looking around on airbnb.com but without knowing the city all to well its kind of hard to narrow it down. I stayed in rosemont, il for lollapalooza 07 and would like to avoid it this time as the train ride was a bit of a pain.
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  • 8181 Needing a ride to Forest Hills and a ounce of weed. Please inquire within. Thanks. Or not.Posts: 58,276
    loop, river north, mag mile, water tower
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  • RatsTJRatsRatsTJRats BostonPosts: 409
    Im staying at the Congress Plaza, heard good things about the area, if you dont mind an out of date hotel
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  • KimmiebyromKimmiebyrom Posts: 1,812
    I'm staying in Wicker Park, about 20 mins from Wrigley.
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  • jen.ryanjen.ryan Posts: 307
    lots of threads on here - just search chicago hotel - wrigley hotel - tons will come up.

    staying at hard rock - booked on priceline through an "express deal" for $143/night.
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  • if you are booking rental on airbnb, look at map, but neighborhoods....first one's that people mentioned, river north, loop, lincoln park....additionally old town, lakeview/wrigleyville are the closest areas to the park, followed by lincoln park...lincoln square probably wouldn't be too bad.

    Stay out of the South and west sides....the west loop is fine.

    Have to let us know what you get on airbnb, will be interesting
  • dont know how long you are planning on staying in Chicago but we stayed here where we went to lollapalooza last year:
    http://chicago.spsuites.com/vacation-re ... pt/gallery
    It was right around the corner from the train and only about 15 mins into the middle of the city. There were lots of really amazing restaurants around it and its on the trainline from O'Hare.

    It was really handy having the space in the apartment

    Anyway no doubt someone will say its too far away and no good but it was fine for me and my friends travelling from Ireland :)

    Nice neighbourhood for sure....I was happy wandering about on my own :)
  • Leezestarr313Leezestarr313 Temple of the catPosts: 14,063
    I was staying at Wicker Park with some very nice people via airbnb after PJ20. The place was close to the train station, it was perfect.
  • if you like old school, the Congress Plaza is cool. Plus you can walk across the street and see the fountain from the begining of Married with Children.
    TRobinson wrote:
    Im staying at the Congress Plaza, heard good things about the area, if you dont mind an out of date hotel
  • starmap3333starmap3333 Posts: 3,807
    hampton inn is always good... downtown, subway ride to wrigley... AND... free breakfast. i rest my case.
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  • When my work was paying for it, I would always stay at the Hyatt Regency on Wacker Dr. The big bar is cool with a nice view, but expensive if you are paying for it yourself. Close to magnificent mile, navy pier and the loop.
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  • carly316carly316 WIPosts: 332
    I can hook you up at the Marriott on the Magnificent Mile (Michigan Ave - in the heart of downtown) if you can help hook me up with 1 ticket. It's an awesome hotel. We stay there often just for fun. Please, I can't afford what these brokers and scalpers are asking for (and I won't support them). :!:
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