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Top tips for finding perfect Chicago hotel deals
If you’re looking for a cheap hotel in Chicago, you should consider visiting during the low season. You'll find cheaper accommodations in Chicago in January and December.
Hotel room prices vary depending on many factors but you’ll most likely find the best hotel deals in Chicago if you stay on a Saturday. The opposite is true for, Monday, which is usually the most expensive day.
Book at least 90 days before your stay begins to get the best price for your Chicago accommodation.
The cheapest 3-star hotel room in Chicago found on KAYAK in the last 2 weeks was $18, while the most expensive was $304.
How long should you stay? KAYAK users usually book their accommodation in Chicago for 2 days.
Chicago is divided into several neighborhoods, and each one offers a different atmosphere and experience. If you want to be in the middle of the hustle and bustle, you should look for hotels in downtown Chicago in the central district, known as The Loop. All downtown Chicago hotels put you in walking distance of many of the main attractions and offer breathtaking views of the city skyline.
It's best to choose your hotel in Chicago based on the neighborhood you want to explore, not based on its proximity to an airport. There are two airports that service Chicago: O'Hare International Airport and Midway Airport. Fortunately, both are conveniently located just 15 miles and 10 miles from downtown, respectively. Though Midway Airport is closer to The Loop, O'Hare is bigger and offers more options for mass public transportation.
If you're looking for a more luxurious, quieter place to stay, book a hotel located in the Gold Coast district. Though a mostly residential area, you can still find some nice hotels with lakefront views.
Want to see what Chicago hotels have to offer? The Magnificent Mile is one of the most renowned neighborhoods in Chicago. This glitzy, high-end district has some of the fanciest hotels in Chicago. If you choose to stay here, you're saying yes to fabulous shopping in department stores and boutiques full of lively crowds of tourists. You'll also be close to Oak Street Beach, one of Chicago's 24 lakefront beaches, a popular spot for both tourists and locals.
River North is the place to stay if you want to stay out late, and it has become increasingly popular among tourists. Whether you are looking for a glamorous hotel or a cheap hotel in Chicago, River North is a good bet. There are a variety of hotels to choose from for every budget. In this district, the restaurants stay open late, and you won't be hard pressed to find bars and clubs.
You'll also be close to Oak Street Beach, one of Chicago's 24 lakefront beaches, a popular spot for both tourists and locals.
River North is the place to stay if you're looking for nightlife, and it has become increasingly popular among tourists. There are a variety of hotels to choose from for every budget, including cheap but nice, to more glamorous hotels. In this district, the restaurants stay open late, and you won't be hard pressed to find bars and clubs.
FAQs when booking a hotel in Chicago
Hotels are safe environments for travelers as long as they properly implement sanitary measures in response to coronavirus (COVID-19). However, we recommend getting in touch with the local authorities regarding safety procedures for hotels in Chicago. For more advice, please view our information page on what to know about coronavirus (COVID-19) and travel.
KAYAK users usually search for hotels in Hyde Park, Lincoln Park and adjacent to Magnificent Mile.
Magnificent Mile being one of the most popular landmarks in Chicago, many travelers enjoy staying close by. Freehand Chicago, Pendry Chicago, and Sofitel Chicago Magnificent Mile are recommended hotels on KAYAK within walking distance.
The average price of a double room in Chicago is $179 per night. In the last 3 days, KAYAK found great deals as cheap as $23 per night.
Many Chicago hotels offer valet parking or pay-by-the-day parking; however, hotels with free parking are usually outside of the city center and closer to the airports. Hotels that have some limited free parking include the Chicago South Loop Hotel and The Best Western River North Hotel.
There are a few great hotels in downtown Chicago with pools and spa amenities, including the Four Seasons Hotel Chicago and The Peninsula Chicago.
The Loop is an ideal place for families to stay. You'll be within walking distance of some of the most popular museums and cultural hotspots, the lake, and Grant Park. Additionally, this neighborhood tends to be quieter at night due to its lack of late-night bars and clubs.
Many downtown Chicago hotels located in The Loop offer views of the city, such as The Gwen, a Luxury Collection Hotel, which has views of the Hancock Tower. For views of the lake, pick a hotel on the waterfront, such as the Hilton Chicago. Staying on the river also promises some stunning views of both the city and the water.
If you're interested in a peaceful stay – a quiet honeymoon, perhaps – book your Chicago hotel in the historic Gold Coast neighborhood. More interested in easy access to all of your favorite museums? Stay in The Loop. If you're ready to bar hop and go clubbing, head over to River North.
After you launch a hotel search on KAYAK, you can refine your research by neighborhood, which allows you to pick the central Chicago districts. You can also do a search using the city map to choose a specific location, like Chicago city center.
Take a look at our extensive hotel map to find the best hotels near you.
Where to stay in Chicago?
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