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The Willows Hotel, Chicago

The Willows Hotel is a three-star, boutique-style property situated on a tree-lined street in downtown Chicago. Fifty-five rooms have modern décor and are equipped with free Wi-Fi.

8.5 Guest Rating

Chicago Getaway Hostel, Chicago

Located in Lincoln Park, the chic-and-cheap Chicago Getaway Hostel is a solid choice for budget travelers.

8.3 Guest Rating

The Seneca Hotel & Suites, Chicago

Situated just one block from Chicago’s Magnificent Mile shopping strip, the four-star Seneca Hotel has 190 rooms packed with amenities.

8.6 Guest Rating

DeWitt Place, Chicago

Located just steps from Chicago’s harbor and close to the Magnificent Mile shopping strip, the DeWitt Place hotel has 83 one-bedroom suites and studios, all with a kitchenette.

8.4 Guest Rating

Hostelling International Chicago, Chicago

Hostelling International Chicago, a big hostel located within walking distance of Chicago’s main sights, offers 500 cheap and Ikea-fied dorm rooms.

8.6 Guest Rating

City Suites Hotel, Chicago

Centrally located just north of Chicago’s Lincoln Park and close to all the downtown action, the City Suites Hotel is a three-star property featuring a unique Art Deco style.

8.3 Guest Rating

Best Western Grant Park Hotel, Chicago

Centrally located across from Chicago’s Grant Park, the two-star Best Western Grant Park Hotel offers 172 rooms within walking distance of many other attractions.

7.2 Guest Rating

Howard Johnson Inn - Chicago, Chicago

The Howard Johnson Inn is a two-star place with simple rooms in an unbeatable location in downtown Chicago. Many of the major tourist sights are within walking distance.

7.2 Guest Rating


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Who are we? EuroCheapo is a guide to cheap hotels in Europe, and in Chicago, among a few other American cities. Since 2001, our editors have been finding the best affordable hotels in popular European and American destinations.

Chicago is a city that can be welcoming to budget travelers, with a wide variety of affordable hotels, restaurants and attractions. Sure, downtown’s full of exclusive restaurants and clubs, but you can just as easily find some of the country’s best pizza and bars with free music. Similarly, the city’s two- and three-star hotels welcome Cheapos with friendly rates throughout much of the year.

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