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Old 06-14-2011, 03:51 PM   #1
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Anyone know of any decent (clean, basic, not too expensive) hotels in chicago that are walkable distance from a fun area? Not sure what area I should stay in for my trip next week. I have a couple days and thought it would be fun to hit a few taphouses and see whatever the town has to offer. Any help or direction is appreciated.

 
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Old 06-14-2011, 03:57 PM   #2
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Anyone know of any decent (clean, basic, not too expensive) hotels in chicago that are walkable distance from a fun area? Not sure what area I should stay in for my trip next week. I have a couple days and thought it would be fun to hit a few taphouses and see whatever the town has to offer. Any help or direction is appreciated.
Have you been to Chicago before? I think the criteria you listed are mutually exclusive.

Most of the good tap houses, breweries, etc are not in the heart of the downtown area. They are in trendier neighborhoods like Lincoln Park. Haymarket is in the West Loop.

 
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Old 06-14-2011, 04:00 PM   #3
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Here are a couple to consider:

http://thepublicanrestaurant.com/

http://hopleaf.com/

http://www.piecechicago.com/flash/index.html

Be prepared to take taxis or drive around a bit.

 
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Old 06-14-2011, 04:12 PM   #4
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Yep. I haven't been there in a very long time though (since I was a kid). When I said cheap I meant relatively. I know most places are pretty expensive. Thanks for the advice!

 
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Old 06-14-2011, 04:30 PM   #5
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I would hit Hotwire and the like to try to find a decently priced hotel anywhere near the loop (ie. downtown) -- from there generally it is walking distance and a CTA pass or Metra ride to some great places:

CHICAGO BEER MAP!

--- outside the city - but reachable via Metra - and worth the trip!
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Old 06-14-2011, 06:01 PM   #6
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--- outside the city - but reachable via Metra - and worth the trip!
Flossmoor Station
Not worth the time and effort to get there if you're just making a weekend of it... JMO.

Lots to do within the city limits.

 
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Old 06-14-2011, 08:19 PM   #7
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Thanks for the advice everyone. That beer map will be very useful as well!

 
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Old 06-15-2011, 06:15 PM   #8
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Got a nice room at Hyatt for 65 dollars. Cant beat that!

 
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Old 06-16-2011, 01:56 PM   #9
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Good call. We went and got a very nice price on a Hotel on the strip. Near the museums we wanted to check out. And it was not a bad cab ride to the Haymarket either.

Save money on the HOtel and spend it on good beer!

 
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Old 06-17-2011, 11:19 AM   #10
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The mariott across from the AMA is great I think it on Ohio I'm drawing a blank( lived there for 6 years but still can't remember streets). It puts you right across the street from rock bottom. Also puts you close to elephant and castle on Huron which is a great place.

 
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