U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Illinois > Chicago
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
 
Old 02-11-2008, 12:06 PM
 
22 posts, read 79,029 times
Reputation: 13

Advertisements

Hey me and my friend we'll be in New York for ten days around 23rd of May and then we plan on flying to Chicago to visit for 4days since i plan on moving there in September!

So i was wondering if any of you could recommend me safe, cheap hotels to stay at which are located along the Michigan avenue, close to the millenium park?!
I hear best western is a good option?! Any other ones?

oh and i was kinda wondering, does anyone know what the temperature will be like around that time of month?

Thanxx for all your help
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 02-11-2008, 12:52 PM
 
Location: Tower Grove East, St. Louis, MO
12,063 posts, read 29,565,126 times
Reputation: 3777
That's a pretty busy tourist time, so deals on hotels may be few and far between.

The weather should be very nice around that time- but that could mean anything from 65-90 haha. probably upper 70s- but who knows!?!
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-12-2008, 03:44 PM
 
22 posts, read 79,029 times
Reputation: 13
haha i hope so thanks for that

Anyone else ?
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-12-2008, 03:53 PM
 
7,297 posts, read 14,353,424 times
Reputation: 3727
As far as hotels go, that's really the most expensive part of town. hotels.com and such are probably your best bet.

Accuweather.com does a 15 day forecast, so 2 weeks from your trip you can get a better idea of what to expect.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-13-2008, 08:13 AM
 
Location: Tower Grove East, St. Louis, MO
12,063 posts, read 29,565,126 times
Reputation: 3777
if you don't really care what hotel you stay at I would suggest using hotwire.com. They don't tell you the name of the hotel before you book but they give a few pieces of vital information. First off, they tell you the location, so there won't be any major surprises there.

But the most important piece of info they give you is the tripadvisor.com rating. You can then take that rating and see on tripadvisor what people are saying about hotels that have that many stars. If it's really bad, don't book it.

You can often get a great deal this way, though typically it's better for last minute travel.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-14-2008, 02:06 AM
 
Location: Tucson, AZ
33 posts, read 156,547 times
Reputation: 20
I have to travel to Chicago for work once every couple months, and we always stay in "vacation rentals," not hotels. They are (usually) FAR cheaper. Craigslist has a TON of listings devoted to this, in housing under the subcategory vacation/short-term rentals.

I've stayed at most of the big hotels and, IMO, many of the vacation rentals we've stayed in have been nicer. Many of them have been gorgeous highrises with incredible views and top-of-the-line amenities for as little as $80/night. As I said, my company usually just goes through Craigslist, but perhaps some locals know the names of companies that cater to short-term stays.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-14-2008, 06:03 AM
 
22 posts, read 79,029 times
Reputation: 13
wow thanks for that information guyz! I highly appreciate it cause i hope on staying somewhere which is acceptable and safe!
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-14-2008, 06:30 AM
 
Location: Where the sun always shines..
1,939 posts, read 5,905,409 times
Reputation: 817
I don' t know much about hotels, but the weather could end up to be a bit cool. Pack long pants and a sweatshirt. While the weather can be nice, it could also be much cooler by the lake, and once the sun goes down it could very well get chilly.. Not to mention that lake wind!
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-14-2008, 06:48 AM
 
Location: Chicago
4,676 posts, read 9,424,819 times
Reputation: 3141
Quote:
Originally Posted by NewFLGal View Post
I don' t know much about hotels, but the weather could end up to be a bit cool. Pack long pants and a sweatshirt. While the weather can be nice, it could also be much cooler by the lake, and once the sun goes down it could very well get chilly.. Not to mention that lake wind!
That's good advice. That time of year, it can be in the upper 70's in the burbs, but still around the low 60's near the lake.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-14-2008, 04:04 PM
 
22 posts, read 79,029 times
Reputation: 13
thanks for that!
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Settings
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2020 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Illinois > Chicago

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2021, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Contact Us - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37 - Top