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Zoo, Wrigley Field

In Chicago's lively Lakeview neighborhood, this award-winning Days Inn is about 1 mile from Lincoln Park, the Lincoln Park Zoo, Wrigley Field, and the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum. Downtown Chicago is 3 miles south.

Free WiFi

Guests can enjoy complimentary wireless Internet access throughout the hotel. Days Inn Chicago is 100-percent nonsmoking.

TVs with HBO

Guestrooms at this Chicago hotel offer laptop safes, coffee/tea makers, hair dryers, voice mail, and cable TVs with pay movies and HBO. Beds have duvets or triple sheeting.

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Numerous dining options, from sushi to diners to classic Chicago pizza, are within a short walk.

Complimentary wireless Internet access is available throughout the hotel. Along with a 24-hour front desk, the hotel offers complimentary newspapers, valet parking (surcharge), 24-hour Airport shuttle services, copy, fax and printer services, and dry cleaning service. Days Inn Chicago is a smoke-free property. Pets are not allowed.

The hotel was once known as the Rock and Roll Days Inn because of the dozens of bands that stayed there before they hit the big time. These include Radiohead, the Dave Matthews Band, Wilco, Nirvana, Sheryl Crow, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Airport transportation (surcharge) 
  • Total number of rooms - 133 
  • Number of floors - 4 
  • Valet parking (surcharge) 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Computer station 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Free use of nearby fitness center 


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Valet parking (surcharge)

Room Amenities

  • Premium TV channels 
  • Pay movies 
  • Premium bedding 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Bathtub or shower 
  • Desk 
  • Television 
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible) 
  • Satellite TV service 
  • Flat-panel TV 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Free newspaper 
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge) 

Where to Eat

Nearby restaurants

Nando's Peri-Peri Chicken

Fornello Trattoria

Kuma's Too

Jimmy John's

Select Cut Steakhouse

Renaldi's Pizza

Tandoor Char House

Kingston Mines

Edwardo's Natural Pizza

Penny's Noodle Shop


Nearby Things to Do

  • Bicycle rentals nearby 


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • In-room accessibility 
  • Roll-in shower 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time ends at 11 PM

Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Minimum check-in age is 18

Special check-in instructions:


Check-out time is noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 10 per night.


  • Pets not allowed

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.


Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Airport shuttle fee: USD 50.00 per person
  • Valet parking fee: USD 40 per day (in/out privileges)
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 10 per night
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

  • Chicago Days Inn
  • Days Inn Chicago
  • Days Inn Hotel Chicago
  • Days Inn Chicago Hotel Chicago
  • Days Inn Lincoln Park
  • Days Inn Chicago Hotel

Awards & Affiliations

  • This property is affiliated with the International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association (IGLTA) and welcomes lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) guests.

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4.2 out of 5
93% of guests recommend
4.5 Room cleanliness
4.5 Service & staff
4.1 Room comfort
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Chicago Lncoln Park/Lakeview Stay

4 out of 5
Posted Feb 9, 2017
Pros: Location! Easy access to public transportation, walking distance to Restaurants, shopping, bars and Lake Michigan/Lincoln Park waterfront.
Cons: Currently, the hotel is undergoing renovation, floor by floor with major changes/improvements coming.
Location: Great independent film theater on the same block, Stan's donuts and Starbucks too. New Banana Republic store a block away as well as Trader Joes.
Outstanding, friendly staff makes staying here a delight from check-in to check-out.
Comment from Hotel Management
Feb 12, 2017 by sray@daysinnchicago.net
Thank you for all the "pros" in your review and please come see us again when the "cons" are finished. Thank you for your patronage.
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Great Lakeview location

5 out of 5
by from Elmhurst, IL
Posted Feb 7, 2017
Pros: Big room, walk-in closet, nice bathroom, outlets were easy to access
Cons: some softer pillows to choose from would be nice
Location: Tons of restaurants, small theaters/improv nearby. Nando's PeriPeri, Kuma's Too, Stan's Donuts, Starbucks, Trader Joe's, Wow Bao in this same block.
This is a really nice little hotel! Our hotel room was extra roomy and very comfortable. We loved the location and had dinner at Kuma's Too just down the block, then had a Stan's Donut and coffee for breakfast - also in the same block as the hotel. The hotel DID offer free continental breakfast, but we opted for the famous donuts at Stan's! We parked our car at the parking lot on Clark St next to LA Fitness. I wish the hotel could have validated that ticket, but sadly they don't do that. FYI It did cost $27 to park overnight there. We had a pleasant stay at this hotel and would definitely go back there.
Comment from Hotel Management
Feb 12, 2017 by sray@daysinnchicago.net
Thank you for your compliments. I will pass the note regarding the pillows on to the Executive Housekeeper. Please come see us again and thank you for your patronage.
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business stay

5 out of 5
by from Pa
Posted Feb 6, 2017
Pros: staff is very welcoming
Cons: i feel the breakfast could be better. they advertise having waffles and they do not
Location: the location is awesome allot of good shopping and restaraunts
i travel often on business, i will be working at our Chicago office on and off for the next year. 2 weeks out of most months will be spent in Chicago. i will stay at this hotel for all of my stay. the staff is very welcoming and makes me feel like i am at h ome
Comment from Hotel Management
Feb 12, 2017 by sray@daysinnchicago.net
Thank you Tobey. We are always happy to welcome you. Unfortunately the complimentary continental breakfast has been discontinued during the renovations. We will be very happy to recommend any number of spots in the neighborhood. Thank you for your continued patronage.
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Overnight for a concert

4 out of 5
Posted Feb 6, 2017
We only stayed one night, literally to see a concert then go home. Parking was off-site in a garage a few blocks away, but other than that, it was great. Clean and relatively quiet, which I was not expecting as the street outside was busy and loud.
Comment from Hotel Management
Feb 12, 2017 by sray@daysinnchicago.net
Thank you for your comments. Parking in the city is always at a premium and we have worked hard to find the most economical for our guests. Please come visit again. Great concerts at Wrigley Field this summer.
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Hotel great but guests not

4 out of 5
Posted Feb 6, 2017
The hotel was very nice and our 1st night was perfect. The 2nd night at 3a my husband had go in the hall and ask all the drunk people coming in to be quiet. It was fine again after 4a
Comment from Hotel Management
Feb 12, 2017 by sray@daysinnchicago.net
Thank you for your valuable comments. I hope that you contacted the front desk regarding the noisy neighbors. We have strict rules in the hotel about noise and the security staff would have attended to the situation immediately. Hopefully you will give us another chance. Please come see us again.
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4 out of 5
Posted Jan 24, 2017
Always a great place to stay. Good breakfast. I always refurn. That's all
Comment from Hotel Management
Jan 25, 2017 by sray@daysinnchicago.net
Thanks for the compliments. Since you stay regularly you know that everyone is welcome and we are happy that you are here. Keep an eye for the exciting changes on the way.
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Nice hotel and good location

5 out of 5
Posted Jan 16, 2017
Hotel staff was friendly and accommodating to help us switch to switch rooms to a room with a king size bed. Rooms were clean and comfortable.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jan 17, 2017 by sray@daysinnchicago.net
Thank you for your comments. We do try to do everything possible to accommodate all of our guests. Please come see us again.
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5 out of 5
Posted Jan 13, 2017
Quick, but nice stay. I would recommend to other travelers.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jan 16, 2017 by sray@daysinnchicago.net
Thank you for your nice comments and for your patronage. Please come see us again soon.
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Very good hotel! Would stay again

4 out of 5
by from Ohio
Posted Jan 10, 2017
Great for visits to this area, super nice little clean room, very nice front desk people, great location. Easy to do valet parking, we just used the pay yourself lot which was also easy. Would definitely recommend this and would come back.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jan 16, 2017 by sray@daysinnchicago.net
Thank you for the compliments. We strive to always be friendly and professional. The neighborhood is safe and exciting. We are glad you found the self park garage which is a close and convenient alternative to valet. Please come see us again soon. Thank you.
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Nice hotel for my short stay.

4 out of 5
by from North Carolina
Posted Dec 13, 2016
Pros: centrally located, clean, friendly staff and very helpful and attentive.
Cons: Newer, more quiet air condition/heater units. Move guest room away from storage area or whatever it is used for.
I was there for a short visit with friends. I was pleased that it was centrally located to where I needed to be, in a safe location, with plenty of places to eat within walking distance. The staff were very friendly, helpful, and attentive. Big thank you to Frankie for helping with what could have been a big difficulty for me. The fact that he helped make it easier to rectify and I'm very appreciative. The room was spacious enough, comfortable bed, and clean. The ONLY thing I could complain about would be the heater/air condition was extremely noisy, so much that I couldn't hear the TV when it was running, and the room was located right next to an "employees only" area that must have been the area where things are stored, cause there was a lot of noises at all hours. It would be better if there was no guest room near that area. Otherwise my stay was great.
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