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Freehand Chicago
Freehand Chicago
3.5 out of 5.0 19 East Ohio Street, Chicago
Free Cancellation
4.2/5 (1,846 reviews)
$86/ nightfor 2 guests

I love the vibe of this hip hotel. The private quad was charming and cozy. Awesome eclectic design. The café lounge was super welcoming. It just has a wonderful Euro vibe to it.

Reviewed on Nov 18, 2018
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 (4,147 reviews)
$63/ nightfor 2 guests

Hotel was nice, staff was great! The heater in our room made a lot of noise. Sounds like someone’s on the outside of the heater banging on it with a hammer every 5 minutes or so. But other than that, it was great! Thanks

Reviewed on Nov 13, 2018
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 (1,507 reviews)
$40/ nightfor 2 guests

Shuttle service to O'Hare is great--24 hours/day! Television needs program guide. Staff were all friendly!

Reviewed on Nov 19, 2018
Ohio House Motel
Ohio House Motel
2.5 out of 5.0 600 North LaSalle Street, Chicago
Free Cancellation
3.7/5 (1,068 reviews)
$69/ nightfor 2 guests

The property was simple, but clean and ready at time

Reviewed on Nov 9, 2018
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 (1,384 reviews)
$47/ nightfor 2 guests

Always sweet and nice at check in... my room floor was dirty but over all no issues

Reviewed on Nov 16, 2018
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 (2,872 reviews)
$66/ nightfor 2 guests

It was well worth $70. The hot tub was cold, but the pool was like 92 degrees, which was awesome. Standard breakfast.

Reviewed on Nov 18, 2018
Chicago Getaway Hostel
Chicago Getaway Hostel
1.5 out of 5.0 616 W Arlington Pl, Chicago
Free Cancellation
4.1/5 (1,506 reviews)
$28/ nightfor 2 guests

Super clean, very modern beautiful hostel, I was very impressed. Only thing that could make it better is to have a bar!

Reviewed on Nov 16, 2018
O'Hare Inn & Suites
O'Hare Inn & Suites
2.0 out of 5.0 4101 Mannheim Rd, Schiller Park
Free Cancellation
2.9/5 (2,339 reviews)
$58/ nightfor 2 guests

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Reviewed on Nov 20, 2018
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 (3,553 reviews)
$60/ nightfor 2 guests

Clean rooms and good location, walking distance to a great restaurant. Only issue I had was pillows were small and very firm, like sleeping on rocks.

Reviewed on Nov 17, 2018
The St. Clair Hotel – a Red Collection Hotel
The St. Clair Hotel – a Red Collection Hotel
2.5 out of 5.0 162 East Ontario Street, Chicago
Free Cancellation
4.2/5 (42 reviews)
$76/ nightfor 2 guests

Staff friendly and quick, room very clean and updated. Great location. If you just need a clean and modern place to sleep, then this is a great place. If you spend time in the room (small basic room), then get a larger room. Just steps from Michigan Ave and many great restaurants and bars. Would ...

Reviewed on Nov 19, 2018
Hotel Chicago West Loop
Hotel Chicago West Loop
2.5 out of 5.0 1622 W Jackson Blvd, Chicago
Free Cancellation
4.1/5 (933 reviews)
$63/ nightfor 2 guests

The hotel room, lobby, and gym are clean, and the facilities appear to be fairly new. I felt very comfortable spending two nights in my room. Each room has a full fridge and microwave, all the basic toiletries (shampoo, towels, washcloth), and air conditioning/heating. The gym has two treadmills, ...

Reviewed on Nov 16, 2018
Chinatown Hotel Chicago‏
Chinatown Hotel Chicago‏
1.5 out of 5.0 214 West 22nd Place, Chicago
2.7/5 (1,133 reviews)

Budget hotel with flexible access to the attractions.

Reviewed on Aug 28, 2018
HI Chicago
HI Chicago
1.5 out of 5.0 24 East Congress Parkway, Chicago
Free Cancellation
4.3/5 (1,252 reviews)
$65/ nightfor 2 guests

proximity to downtown, really centralised. it is very cleaned, peaceful and well organised. The complimentary breakfast was excellent.

Reviewed on Nov 17, 2018
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 (1,336 reviews)
$36/ nightfor 2 guests

This was my 2nd time there and as before no complaints the front desk was great

Reviewed on Nov 13, 2018
Chicago South Loop Hotel
Chicago South Loop Hotel
3.0 out of 5.0 11 W 26th Street, Chicago
Free Cancellation
3.9/5 (3,348 reviews)
$85/ nightfor 2 guests

Clean, classy hotel. Pleasant experience for an out of towner.

Reviewed on Nov 12, 2018
Inn of Chicago
Inn of Chicago
3.0 out of 5.0 162 E Ohio St, Chicago
Free Cancellation
3.6/5 (5,358 reviews)
$63/ nightfor 2 guests

This hotel’s location can’t be beat — just off Michigan Avenue

Reviewed on Nov 19, 2018
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 (393 reviews)
$42/ nightfor 2 guests

Very good I loved it very nice staff and always clean

Reviewed on Nov 12, 2018
Heart O' Chicago
Heart O' Chicago
2.0 out of 5.0 5990 North Ridge Ave, Chicago
3.6/5 (1,063 reviews)
$93/ nightfor 2 guests

Fantastic and a bargain. Thought it might be noisy but really quite.

Reviewed on Nov 13, 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.