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SureStay Plus Hotel by Best Western Chicago Lombard
2.5 out of 5
222 E 22nd Street, Lombard, IL
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The price is $64 per night
4.4/5Excellent! (4,142 reviews)

"very nice clean place for stay modern look friendly staff"…"

Reviewed on May 26, 2020

SureStay Plus Hotel by Best Western Chicago Lombard
HI Chicago
1.5 out of 5
24 E Ida B Wells Drive, Chicago, IL
The price is $68 per night
4.3/5Excellent! (1,622 reviews)

"I liked everything about it. The 2nd floor with all the activities"…"

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2020

HI Chicago
Freehand Chicago
3.5 out of 5
19 East Ohio Street, Chicago, IL
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The price is $92 per night
4.2/5Very Good! (2,848 reviews)

"At the heart of downtown Chicago - convenient location for bars, cafes, restaurants, food and shopping stores, public transportation, state and federal offices, job staffing companies, etc. and of course, at a reasonable price."…"

Reviewed on Apr 1, 2020

Freehand Chicago
Hotel Chicago West Loop
2.5 out of 5
1622 W Jackson Blvd, Chicago, IL
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The price is $69 per night
4.1/5Very Good! (1,515 reviews)

"I liked the fact it was clean and I felt comfortable going to sleep there...I like that room floor was wooded tile because I don't like carpet so many germs can hide there...and I like that it was affordable.."…"

Reviewed on May 4, 2020

Hotel Chicago West Loop
Regal Inn - Chicago O'Hare Airport
2 out of 5
2448 Mannheim Rd, Franklin Park, IL
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The price is $57 per night
4.1/5Very Good! (1,076 reviews)

"No complaints. Room was clean, staff was amazing."…"

Reviewed on Mar 12, 2020

Regal Inn - Chicago O'Hare Airport
The St. Clair Hotel – Magnificent Mile
2.5 out of 5
162 East Ontario Street, Chicago, IL
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The price is $79 per night
4/5Very Good! (1,181 reviews)

"Nice room , And the staff was very friendly I will stay here again"…"

Reviewed on Apr 1, 2020

The St. Clair Hotel – Magnificent Mile
Chicago Getaway Hostel
2 out of 5
616 W Arlington Pl, Chicago, IL
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The price is $52 per night
4/5Very Good! (1,889 reviews)

"This property was fun to stay at and would be even funner during a normal, non-COVID 19 time. Staff was friendly and it was in a great location!"…"

Reviewed on May 28, 2020

Chicago Getaway Hostel
Chicago South Loop Hotel
3 out of 5
11 W 26th Street, Chicago, IL
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The price is $134 per night
4/5Very Good! (3,866 reviews)

"Clean, peaceful and quiet. Housekeeping was amazing."…"

Reviewed on May 27, 2020

Chicago South Loop Hotel
Ohio House Motel
2.5 out of 5
600 North LaSalle Street, Chicago, IL
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The price is $76 per night
3.9/5Very Good! (1,599 reviews)

"Great stay! Rooms seemed recently updated too. Parking and location are a HUGE plus. Only note is the walls are thin, so depending on who is next to you you may want to sleep with the TV on"…"

Reviewed on May 23, 2020

Ohio House Motel
Heart O' Chicago
2 out of 5
5990 North Ridge Ave, Chicago, IL
The price is $73 per night
3.6/5Good! (1,246 reviews)

"The turn left into the property is a bit tricky. Free parking was a plus l."…"

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2020

Heart O' Chicago
Motel 6 Chicago N Central-Arlington Hgt
2 out of 5
441 W Algonquin Rd, Arlington Heights, IL
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The price is $45 per night
3.6/5Good! (653 reviews)

"Friendly staff..very welcoming and has your priorities in interest. Very clean and up to date. Thank you!"…"

Reviewed on Apr 21, 2020

Motel 6 Chicago N Central-Arlington Hgt
Red Roof Inn Chicago - Northbrook/Deerfield
2 out of 5
340 South Waukegan Road, Deerfield, IL
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The price is $53 per night
3.6/5Good! (1,558 reviews)

"The location really cool and peaceful. Prices are affordable."…"

Reviewed on Mar 12, 2020

Red Roof Inn Chicago - Northbrook/Deerfield
Inn of Chicago
3 out of 5
162 E Ohio St, Chicago, IL
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The price is $95 per night
3.6/5Good! (6,572 reviews)

"The Property was nice, very comfortable atmosphere, near restaurants and cafes."…"

Reviewed on Mar 24, 2020

Inn of Chicago
Motel 6 Elk Grove Village - O'Hare
2 out of 5
2881 Touhy Ave, Elk Grove Village, IL
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The price is $40 per night
3.6/5Good! (2,087 reviews)

"Need a hotel on a budget? This is the perfect spot for you. The staff is incredible, and the rooms are big & the beds are comfy. Always love coming here!"…"

Reviewed on May 26, 2020

Motel 6 Elk Grove Village - O'Hare
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Chicago O'Hare South, IL
3 out of 5
777 East Grand Avenue, Bensenville, IL
The price is $88 per night
3.5/5Good! (2,528 reviews)

"It was convenient, near the airport. Nice location but easy to miss your turn. The computer didn't have any internet connection to print off important papers that I forgot to do however, the gentleman working the desk was super nice and gave me him work email to do it for me."…"

Reviewed on Mar 6, 2020

Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Chicago O'Hare South, IL
Motel 6 Elk Grove Village
2 out of 5
1000 W Devon Ave, Elk Grove Village, IL
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The price is $36 per night
3.4/5 (1,845 reviews)

"The rooms are super clean, and everybody is so super friendly. Seems to always be one of the least expensive hotels in the area!"…"

Reviewed on May 26, 2020

Motel 6 Elk Grove Village
Travelodge by Wyndham Downtown Chicago
2 out of 5
65 E Harrison St, Chicago, IL
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The price is $57 per night
3.4/5 (4,822 reviews)

"Great Gem of a hotel. Love it and will definitely recommend"…"

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2020

Travelodge by Wyndham Downtown Chicago
O'Hare Inn & Suites
2 out of 5
4101 Mannheim Rd, Schiller Park, IL
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The price is $62 per night
2.9/5 (2,435 reviews)

"For the price, it was worth it. Was perfect and shuttle to airport excellent"…"

Reviewed on Mar 18, 2020

O'Hare Inn & Suites
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Cheap Hotels in Chicago

Chicago offers cheap accommodation options and a variety of places to visit, making it a great getaway spot for budget travelers. In addition to its well-known attractions like Millennium Park and Willis Tower, this destination is home to Grant Park and Lincoln Park, which you can enjoy while spending very little.

If you're searching for affordable places to stay in Chicago, you can choose from the 456 budget accommodations in the area. These options offer competitive rates and have earned good reviews from travelers searching for a bargain:

Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Chicago O'Hare South, IL - 3-star hotel. You'll find free buffet breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking at this property. Guests who stay here appreciate its comfortable rooms and good location.

Chicago Getaway Hostel - Customers like this 1.5-star hostel for its proximity to public transportation and quiet guestrooms. It offers free continental breakfast, free WiFi, and air conditioning.

O'Hare Inn & Suites - At this 2-star hotel, you can take advantage of free continental breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Reviews mention the quiet guestrooms and proximity to shops.

Motel 6 Elk Grove Village - 2-star hotel. You'll find free WiFi, free parking, and a 24-hour fitness center at this property. Guests who stay here appreciate its comfortable rooms and overall value.

Chicago South Loop Hotel - Customers like this 3-star hotel for its proximity to public transportation and comfortable beds. It offers free WiFi, free parking, and air conditioning.

Planning Your Trip to Chicago

Haven't settled on travel dates? Use these temperature and rainfall averages to get an idea of the best months to visit so you can maximize your time.

  • Hottest months: July, June, August, and September, with an average temperature of 83°F
  • Coldest months: January, February, December, and March, with an average temperature of 20°F
  • Rainiest months: May, June, July, and August, with an average rainfall of 4.05 inches
  • Driest months: February, January, December, and March, with an average rainfall of 2.31 inches

Sightseeing In and Around Chicago

Chicago attracts visitors with its theater scene and acclaimed art galleries, and offers plenty to see and do without spending a fortune. You can budget for the popular local attractions that are highest on your list, such as Millennium Park and Willis Tower, and choose other low-cost activities to fill your itinerary. Explore and snap photos of landmarks like John Hancock Center, or check out the area's cultural spots like Chicago Cultural Center and Ford Center for the Performing Arts Oriental Theatre.

Chicago is also notable for its:
  • Skyscrapers
  • Architecture
  • Monuments
  • Museums
  • Entertainment
  • Shopping

Getting Around Chicago

The closest airport is 8.6 mi (13.9 km) from the city center in Chicago, IL (MDW-Midway Intl.). If that doesn't suit your budget, you can look into flights to Chicago, IL (ORD-O'Hare Intl.), which is 15.7 mi (25.3 km) away. Nearby metro stations include Monroe Station, Monroe Station, and Adams-Wabash Station. If you want to see more of the area, hop aboard a train from Millennium Station, Chicago Van Buren Street Station, or Chicago Union Station.

Frequently asked questions

What is Chicago like for travelers on a budget?
Chicago has cheap accommodation options and a variety of places to visit, making it a great vacation choice for budget-conscious travelers. In addition to its well-known attractions like Millennium Park and Navy Pier, this destination is home to Chicago Riverwalk and Grant Park, which you can enjoy while spending very little.
What's the best budget-friendly accommodation in Chicago?
Based on reviews, Chicago Getaway Hostel is a popular 2-star property for our travelers looking for an economical choice, and features free breakfast and free WiFi. Other good options to stay on the cheap include HI Chicago and Motel 6 Elk Grove Village - O’Hare.
What's the seasonal weather like in Chicago?
The hottest months are usually July and June with an average temp of 72°F, while the coldest months are January and February with an average of 30°F. Average annual rainfall for Chicago is 39 inches.
What is there to see and do in Chicago?
Chicago attracts visitors with its theater scene and top museums, and offers plenty to see and do without spending a fortune. You can budget for the popular local attractions that are highest on your list, such as Millennium Park and Chicago Theatre, and choose other low-cost activities to fill your itinerary. Hunt for bargains with some shopping at Navy Pier and Water Tower Place, or check out the area’s cultural spots like Field Museum of Natural History.
What's the best way to get around Chicago?
The nearest airport is Chicago, IL (ORD-O’Hare Intl.), 15.7 mi (25.3 km) away. However, if that doesn’t suit your budget, the next closest is 8.6 mi (13.9 km) away: Chicago, IL (MDW-Midway Intl.). You can walk to nearby metro stations including Monroe Station (Red Line), Monroe Station (Blue Line), and Adams-Wabash Station.

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