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Chicago Hotels-Best deal for convenient and safe places? [#permalink] New post 07 May 2008, 07:35
Hola! I figure plenty of folks on here have been heading to the greater Chicago area for business and school research. I will be heading there for a vacation of sorts, and I am curious if anyone has recommendations for reasonably priced (Say, less than $140 a night) hotels that are relatively central (no more than a 10 minute train ride from the "marvelous mile" or whatever it is called) and in a reasonably safe area. Bonus points for things that don't require a train/bus ride to get to things. Will be going mid-week in early june (tuesday-thursday night)
On priceline/hotwire we can find for about $140 a night for a hotel in "downtown", but as y'all are aware you don't find out the exact hotel until after you pay on those services!

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Re: Chicago Hotels-Best deal for convenient and safe places? [#permalink] New post 07 May 2008, 08:18
Try the Hotel 71 at 71 E. Wacker. It's downtown and probably the cheapest good hotel in Chicago. I think for your time frame rooms are about $125 or so a night, which is really cheap for downtown Chicago. I'll be there two weeks later for business and I'm paying $250 a night. Try searching on kayak.com, it's the best travel search site on the web hands down.
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Re: Chicago Hotels-Best deal for convenient and safe places? [#permalink] New post 07 May 2008, 08:45
there was a discussion on hotwire a while back, and somebody suggested using betterbidding.com to guess hotwire hotels with good accuracy. kwam and i both stayed at the palmer house hilton for $79/night.
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Re: Chicago Hotels-Best deal for convenient and safe places? [#permalink] New post 07 May 2008, 14:15
If you look up betterbidding.com or biddingfortravel.com you will be able to guess what you are likely to end up with.

EDIT: I see that dabots has already covered this :)
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Re: Chicago Hotels-Best deal for convenient and safe places? [#permalink] New post 07 May 2008, 15:33
Thanks for the information folks! We will be booking sometime inthe next week, so if anyone else has info please feel free to add it.
One side note - how safe/convenient are the trains. It looks like most of them run all night - is there any issue riding them at 2am?
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