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The 6 Best Chicago Hotels For All Budgets

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Updated: 9 February 2017
When you’re planning a trip to any city, accommodation is important. You want to find good quality at the right price in your perfect location, and that can mean hours of scouring travel sites to compare different hotels. Skip some of the hassle by checking out our recommendations within Chicago city limits. Whether you’re on a tight budget or willing to spend whatever it takes, we have you covered.


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Days Inn

Base your trip on the North Side for your best budget bet. The Days Inn Chicago on Diversey is the perfect destination for your stay whether you’re in town for a Chicago Cubs game, the Lincoln Park Zoo or any of the world-class museums throughout the north neighborhoods. And because of its close proximity to public transit, guests can still experience everything Chicago has to offer without emptying their wallets.

Cost: $99-$180

Days Inn, 644 W Diversey Pkwy, Chicago, IL, USA, +1 773 525 7010

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Red Roof Inn

You don’t have to sacrifice Chicago’s world-class downtown location for a good price. Stay close to the city’s best restaurants and nightlife and never miss a second of the excitement. The Red Roof Inn is just steps from the Magnificent Mile and still an economical option for traveling couples and families alike. The inn is walking distance from Navy Pier, Water Tower Place, Northwestern University and much more.

Cost: $99-$160

Red Roof Inn, 162 E Ontario St, Chicago, IL, USA, +1 312 787 3580

The Chicago River, courtesy of Pixabay

The Chicago River| Courtesy of Pixabay


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Take a turn to the south end of the Loop for a mid-range stay at the Travelodge Hotel. In between State Street and Michigan Avenue, it’s smack in the middle of downtown. Walk a short distance to Grant Park, shopping, transit and nightlife, or stay in and try their two on-site restaurants. The Travelodge also offers no additional fee for children, so bring the whole family along on your trip for fun-packed times.

Cost: $150-$500

Travelodge, 65 East Harrison, Chicago, IL, USA, +1 312 427 8000

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Hotel Chicago

Branch out to the West Loop for a stay in Hotel Chicago. It’s a great location for all your concert and sports needs at the United Center and the bustling nightlife of the West Side. The hotel offers a unique style of room that includes bunks beds to mimic student housing and youth hostels. This, along with its conservative prices, appeals well to younger and indie travelers. It also offers many standard rooms and suites.

Cost: $115-$200

Hotel Chicago, 1622 W Jackson Blvd, Chicago, IL, USA, +1 312 243 2900

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Cloud Gate at Millennium Park | Courtesy of Pixabay


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The Langham

The Langham won TripAdvisor’s #1 US Luxury Hotel award for 2016 and is indisputably one of the best places to stay in Chicago. It excels in room quality, on-site accommodations and staff service. The Langham also anchors a spot along the Chicago River in the premiere downtown area. All of Chicago’s best sights and sounds are just a short walk away, and guests have easy access to cabs and public transit.

Cost: $400-$6,000 per night

The Langham, 330 N Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL, USA, +1 312 923 9988

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The Four Seasons

Sit high in the sky at this five-star spot. The Four Seasons Chicago branch is located along the famous Mag Mile in the best shopping district in the city. Your room will be at least 30 floors above Michigan Avenue and decked out with all your luxury needs. Perks include breath-taking city and lake views, an indoor pool and spa and 24-hour concierge services.

Cost: $400-$1,700

The Four Seasons, 120 E Delaware Pl, Chicago, IL, USA, +1 312 280 8800