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  posted on 10/15/2007 at 04:22 PM
I may be making a trek to the Windy City to see one of my favorite performers at the Chicago Theatre. Anyone have a good idea of a place to stay? Holiday Inn or something similar? Thanks.
 
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  posted on 10/15/2007 at 04:31 PM
just pitch a tent on Sang's Lawn

 

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  posted on 10/15/2007 at 04:32 PM
1060 West Addison, Chicago is typically vacant this time of year...

 

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  posted on 10/15/2007 at 04:44 PM
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1060 West Addison, Chicago is typically vacant this time of year...


ROTFLMAO!!!

 

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  posted on 10/15/2007 at 04:47 PM
Responses are appreciated, but these are not very helpful.


 

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  posted on 10/15/2007 at 05:03 PM
As a life-long local, I've rarely had the need to stay downtown, but on a couple of occasions my wife and I have done mini-getaways, and both times we stayed at the Congress on S. Michigan Ave.

Nice big rooms, full service hotel w/lounge, restaurants, etc, and I think the first time was $115.00 a night, and the second time was $96.00 a night. You'd have about a one-mile walk to the Chicago Theater, but it would be a very nice walk, either up Michigan past the art and music schools and museum and Grant Park, or up State Street, which is a major shopping district (although some of the downtown schools, in their expansion efforts, are taking up more and more of the space in that area).

Good luck to you.

Who are you coming to see?

 

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  posted on 10/15/2007 at 05:41 PM
I'm with Droogie. The Congress is very convenient to anything you wish to do downtown, not too far from the El if you wish to travel farther than walking distance, it's close to Grant Park and the lakefront and the Art Museum, not too far some of the other fine lakeside museums (Field, Planeterium, Aquarium), it's got nice rooms and it's very reasonable for a downtown hotel in Chicago. This is where I usually stay when visiting Chicago (unless I'm attending a Rosemont concert then I stay near the airport). Enjoy!

 

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  posted on 10/15/2007 at 05:54 PM
The Palmer House is about 2 blocks away, but can be expensive. Your best bet is to do Hotwire - I've stayed at some really nice hotels downtown for about $89. (The Westin, Swiss Hotel, and the Holiday Inn at the Merchandise Mart)

I think TerriB and Jacquie stayed at the Crown Plaza on Halsted by Greektown - probably a cab ride to the Chicago Theatre, but might be more reasonable since it is outside the loop.

 

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  posted on 10/15/2007 at 06:07 PM
Palmer House is beautiful - love their public areas - but it is a bit more expensive. That's where I stay when travelling on the companies dime.

 

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  posted on 10/15/2007 at 06:44 PM
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The Palmer House is about 2 blocks away, but can be expensive. Your best bet is to do Hotwire - I've stayed at some really nice hotels downtown for about $89. (The Westin, Swiss Hotel, and the Holiday Inn at the Merchandise Mart)

I think TerriB and Jacquie stayed at the Crown Plaza on Halsted by Greektown - probably a cab ride to the Chicago Theatre, but might be more reasonable since it is outside the loop.


Yep, it was the Crowne Plaza. I liked the location. I still can't believe we walked from Michigan Ave., all the way to the end of the Navy Pier (to hear a cheesy band and drink beer with Lee) and then all the way back to the CP.

 

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  posted on 10/15/2007 at 06:51 PM
Ok charlie,where's your input?
 

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  posted on 10/15/2007 at 08:33 PM
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The Palmer House is about 2 blocks away, but can be expensive. Your best bet is to do Hotwire - I've stayed at some really nice hotels downtown for about $89. (The Westin, Swiss Hotel, and the Holiday Inn at the Merchandise Mart)

I think TerriB and Jacquie stayed at the Crown Plaza on Halsted by Greektown - probably a cab ride to the Chicago Theatre, but might be more reasonable since it is outside the loop.


Sang is dead-on with Hotwire and/or Priceline. I exhibit at trade shows in Chicago every year or two, and have had some great luck with Priceline, including $99 for the Drake and $75 for the Westin.

With either service, you can't pick the hotel, just the neighborhood and the "star"level", but you can get some great rates.

 

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have had some great luck with Priceline, including $99 for the Drake and $75 for the Westin.



Damn, $99.00 for the Drake? Can't beat that with a stick.

I've used Expedia a few times - maybe they're not the best for rates, but you can identify the specific hotel, unlike one or two of the other services.

 

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  posted on 10/15/2007 at 10:09 PM
May I recommend the Hotel Blake on Printers Row? It's just a couple of blocks from the Art Institute and not too far from the House of Blues (say hello to Lefty!). Lots of restaurants, and the area seemed safe at night. The softest mattress I have ever slept on!

 

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