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Freehand Chicago
Freehand Chicago
3.5 out of 5.0 19 East Ohio Street, Chicago
Free Cancellation
4.2/5 (2,077 reviews)
$69/ night for 2 guests

Cheap place to stay near Michigan Avenue

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2017
BudgetBarDining
Travelodge by Wyndham Downtown Chicago
Travelodge by Wyndham Downtown Chicago
2.0 out of 5.0 65 E Harrison St, Chicago
Free Cancellation
3.3/5 (4,300 reviews)
$67/ night for 2 guests

Close to every where, clean and cheap for downtown

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2018
BudgetDiningFree Wifi
Motel 6 Elk Grove Village - O'Hare
Motel 6 Elk Grove Village - O'Hare
2.0 out of 5.0 2881 Touhy Ave, Elk Grove Village
Free Cancellation
3.5/5 (1,611 reviews)
$40/ night for 2 guests

Nice shuttle with cheap parking

Reviewed on Feb 17, 2017
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Ohio House Motel
Ohio House Motel
2.5 out of 5.0 600 North LaSalle Street, Chicago
Free Cancellation
3.8/5 (1,165 reviews)
$62/ night for 2 guests

Super centric!!! Awesome property!!! I really love beeing there!!! Its basic but good, just that when u are in first floor you will hear the sound of the people above!!!

Reviewed on Feb 18, 2019
BudgetFree ParkingParking
Red Roof Inn Chicago - Northbrook/Deerfield
Red Roof Inn Chicago - Northbrook/Deerfield
2.0 out of 5.0 340 South Waukegan Road, Deerfield
Free Cancellation
3.6/5 (1,430 reviews)
$48/ night for 2 guests

A spectacular room at a budget price.

Reviewed on Jan 2, 2018
BudgetFree WifiWifi
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Chicago O'Hare South, IL
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Chicago O'Hare South, IL
3.0 out of 5.0 777 East Grand Avenue, Bensenville
Free Cancellation
3.7/5 (3,023 reviews)
$69/ night for 2 guests

Easy shuttle with cheap longterm parking.

Reviewed on Apr 1, 2018
BudgetTransportation ServicesBreakfast
Chicago Getaway Hostel
Chicago Getaway Hostel
1.5 out of 5.0 616 W Arlington Pl, Chicago
Free Cancellation
4.1/5 (1,583 reviews)
$53/ night for 2 guests

Good Cheap and best gateway hostel and good service.

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2018
BudgetWifiInternet
O'Hare Inn & Suites
O'Hare Inn & Suites
2.0 out of 5.0 4101 Mannheim Rd, Schiller Park
Free Cancellation
2.9/5 (2,405 reviews)
$60/ night for 2 guests

Budget hotel 10 min from ORD

Reviewed on Apr 22, 2017
BudgetTransportation ServicesAirport Transportation
SureStay Plus Hotel by Best Western Chicago Lombard
SureStay Plus Hotel by Best Western Chicago Lombard
2.5 out of 5.0 222 E 22nd Street, Lombard
Free Cancellation
4.4/5 (3,686 reviews)
$56/ night for 2 guests

The "cheap" room was cramped - the layout and shape of the room left little room to move or relax and located in a ...

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2018
BudgetBreakfastFree Breakfast
The St. Clair Hotel – Magnificent Mile
The St. Clair Hotel – Magnificent Mile
2.5 out of 5.0 162 East Ontario Street, Chicago
Free Cancellation
4.2/5 (164 reviews)
$70/ night for 2 guests
BudgetWifiFree Wifi
Hotel Chicago West Loop
Hotel Chicago West Loop
2.5 out of 5.0 1622 W Jackson Blvd, Chicago
Free Cancellation
4.1/5 (1,027 reviews)
$68/ night for 2 guests

This hotel is a good “budget” option for travelers who can’t afford to spend much money on a hotel room.

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2018
BudgetMicrowaveParking
Chinatown Hotel Chicago‏
Chinatown Hotel Chicago‏
1.5 out of 5.0 214 West 22nd Place, Chicago
2.7/5 (1,135 reviews)

Very Nice Budget Hotel- Great Location.

Reviewed on May 8, 2018
BudgetAir ConditioningWifi
HI Chicago
HI Chicago
1.5 out of 5.0 24 East Congress Parkway, Chicago
Free Cancellation
4.3/5 (1,305 reviews)
$58/ night for 2 guests

Highly recommended for those who are on budget.

Reviewed on Nov 21, 2017
BudgetRecreationWifi
Motel 6 Elk Grove Village
Motel 6 Elk Grove Village
2.0 out of 5.0 1000 W Devon Ave, Elk Grove Village
Free Cancellation
3.2/5 (1,406 reviews)
$39/ night for 2 guests

The price was cheap and the room was clean.

Reviewed on Jun 11, 2018
BudgetWifiFree Wifi
Chicago South Loop Hotel
Chicago South Loop Hotel
3.0 out of 5.0 11 W 26th Street, Chicago
Free Cancellation
3.9/5 (3,467 reviews)
$76/ night for 2 guests

Cheap and best to stay in Chicago.

Reviewed on May 30, 2017
BudgetParkingFree Parking
Inn of Chicago
Inn of Chicago
3.0 out of 5.0 162 E Ohio St, Chicago
Free Cancellation
3.6/5 (5,508 reviews)
$69/ night for 2 guests

The hotel is in the middle of the action, and has lots of good but cheap food around.

Reviewed on Mar 5, 2018
BudgetDiningWifi
Motel 6 Chicago N Central-Arlington Hgt
Motel 6 Chicago N Central-Arlington Hgt
2.0 out of 5.0 441 W Algonquin Rd, Arlington Heights
Free Cancellation
3.5/5 (422 reviews)
$42/ night for 2 guests

The location is right near hotel, although they charge $28 for airport, I’m a cheap ass.

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2018
BudgetParkingMicrowave
Heart O' Chicago
Heart O' Chicago
2.0 out of 5.0 5990 North Ridge Ave, Chicago
3.6/5 (1,087 reviews)
$93/ night for 2 guests

There are decent cheap restaurants in the area.

Reviewed on Jul 23, 2018
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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.