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New post 20 Feb 2008, 14:23
rsp33 wrote:
Anyone who's been to interview have a good recommendation for hotels fairly near campus?

i stayed at international house on 2 occasions. its only a couple blocks from the bschool, but it is a pretty crummy place. very loud hallways and you will most likely have a communal bathroom. its cheap though, around $60-70/night.

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New post 20 Feb 2008, 14:26
:-D That's true about the I-House. But the I-House also has 2 suites with attached baths etc. that are also available, but they're pretty popular with visiting faculty. The Quadrangle Club also has some nice rooms but they're generally sold out.

Stay at a proper hotel downtown and bus it to campus within 25 mins if you really want to be comfortable. The Hilton Towers on S. Michigan can often be had for $75 - $85 a night on Priceline.com or Hotwire.

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rsp33 wrote:
Anyone who's been to interview have a good recommendation for hotels fairly near campus?

i stayed at international house on 2 occasions. its only a couple blocks from the bschool, but it is a pretty crummy place. very loud hallways and you will most likely have a communal bathroom. its cheap though, around $60-70/night.

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New post 20 Feb 2008, 14:38
Hey dosa I know that feeling. Chin up - you'll get into Wharton and Kellogg - especially kellogg that way you'll still be in Chicago as a member of our Gmat club skull and bones.

dosa_don wrote:
DING...sort of hurts as I thought I had the best shot at GSB and now didnt even get an invite...thought my essays were good and my why chicago part was very personal. My PPT was neat (I think). Do down to Wharton or Kellogg or else its going to be Ross...

Good luck guys!!!

PS: Just want to thank Rhyme and Avi for all the help with this application!!!!!

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New post 20 Feb 2008, 15:14
I was pretty comfortable at the dorm rooms of I-House, and the 10 minute walk to Harper Center can't be beat (along with the $70/night cost).

Sorry to hear about the dings, dosa and everyone... keep your head up!
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New post 20 Feb 2008, 15:16
I booked a 3 star hotel near the downtown loop at ~USD100 / night. Costs USD 1.75 to get there by train - unbelievable (in Sydney its AUD 24 for a return train ticket to the airport).

kryzak wrote:
I was pretty comfortable at the dorm rooms of I-House, and the 10 minute walk to Harper Center can't be beat (along with the $70/night cost).

Sorry to hear about the dings, dosa and everyone... keep your head up!

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New post 20 Feb 2008, 15:24
Where are you staying, bsd? I hope it's not the Congress Plaza or the Essex Inn.
There are also some really drab "3-star" hotels downtown that nowhere close to being worth $100/night.

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I booked a 3 star hotel near the downtown loop at ~USD100 / night. Costs USD 1.75 to get there by train - unbelievable (in Sydney its AUD 24 for a return train ticket to the airport).

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New post 20 Feb 2008, 15:26
OH NO !!! I think it IS the congress Plaza !!!...

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Where are you staying, bsd? I hope it's not the Congress Plaza or the Essex Inn.
There are also some really drab "3-star" hotels downtown that nowhere close to being worth $100/night.

bsd_lover wrote:
I booked a 3 star hotel near the downtown loop at ~USD100 / night. Costs USD 1.75 to get there by train - unbelievable (in Sydney its AUD 24 for a return train ticket to the airport).

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New post 20 Feb 2008, 15:34
I am staying at the silversmith or something.

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New post 20 Feb 2008, 15:44
the Congress plaza is a horrible hotel.....if you have a chance, change your reservation. Check out some reviews on yelp.com.

http://www.yelp.com/biz/congress-plaza- ... ss%20hotel

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New post 20 Feb 2008, 15:59
I was very lucky with hotwire.com, I got the Hilton close to the Millenium Park for U$79 8-)
I'll arrive in Chicago next Mar/5, and will stay until the 9th night.
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New post 20 Feb 2008, 16:15
The Palmer House Hilton is a nice hotel for that price, kwam. You can catch the bus to Hyde Park right outside!

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I was very lucky with hotwire.com, I got the Hilton close to the Millenium Park for U$79 8-)
I'll arrive in Chicago next Mar/5, and will stay until the 9th night.

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New post 20 Feb 2008, 17:19
Are you guys talking about Admit Weekend? I am hosting drinks Friday night, you guys should join my "outing".

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kwam wrote:
I was very lucky with hotwire.com, I got the Hilton close to the Millenium Park for U$79 8-)
I'll arrive in Chicago next Mar/5, and will stay until the 9th night.

i really dont like the deal with not showing what hotel you are signing up for until after you pay

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kwam wrote:
I was very lucky with hotwire.com, I got the Hilton close to the Millenium Park for U$79 8-)
I'll arrive in Chicago next Mar/5, and will stay until the 9th night.

ok, i rolled the dice on hotwire and i will also be at the palmer hilton. wont arrive till thursday march 6th though.

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New post 20 Feb 2008, 18:27
use betterbidding.com or biddingforravel.com. These sites help you "guess" the hotel with some considerable certainity.

dabots wrote:
kwam wrote:
I was very lucky with hotwire.com, I got the Hilton close to the Millenium Park for U$79 8-)
I'll arrive in Chicago next Mar/5, and will stay until the 9th night.

ok, i rolled the dice on hotwire and i will also be at the palmer hilton. wont arrive till thursday march 6th though.

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solaris1 wrote:
The Palmer House Hilton is a nice hotel for that price, kwam. You can catch the bus to Hyde Park right outside!

kwam wrote:
I was very lucky with hotwire.com, I got the Hilton close to the Millenium Park for U$79 8-)
I'll arrive in Chicago next Mar/5, and will stay until the 9th night.



yes, that is a GREAT price for the Palmer House !

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New post 20 Feb 2008, 19:54
Hi tsaditya, I'm from SE Asia too. I sent in my official transcripts beginning of Feb and they were reflected in the system Feb 13. Think you may want to call them up to check.

tsaditya wrote:
has anyone sent in their transcripts directly from the school and has ur status been updated on Chicago's online portal. My transcripts were posted from Singapore 1st week of Jan but the Official Transcript Received Status is still not changed.

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New post 20 Feb 2008, 19:57
Exactly -- I've done the same thing each time I've needed to book hotels in Chicago and I've always managed to get the Hilton Towers, the Palmer House, the Omni (not the fancy one on N. Michigan) or the Wyndham for around 80$ a night.

dosa_don wrote:
use betterbidding.com or biddingforravel.com. These sites help you "guess" the hotel with some considerable certainity.

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New post 20 Feb 2008, 23:00
Great, I'll keep that in mind - the next time :(

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New post 21 Feb 2008, 01:30
too late I guess... I've booked in the I-house... I hope I will have a good nights rest.

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