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3.5 out of 5
19 East Ohio Street, Chicago, IL
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$88
per night
Oct 8 - Oct 9
4.2/5Excellent! (2,564 reviews)

"I really like this hotel. Great customers service, good breakfast, clean room, good location. Thanks a lot"…"

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2019

Freehand Chicago
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2 out of 5
65 E Harrison St, Chicago, IL
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$118
per night
Sep 30 - Oct 1
3.4/5 (4,396 reviews)

"The location was wonderful. Availability of staff and friendliness was an asset."…"

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2019

Travelodge by Wyndham Downtown Chicago
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2.5 out of 5
600 North LaSalle Street, Chicago, IL
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$99
per night
Sep 29 - Sep 30
3.8/5Good! (1,400 reviews)

"The property had been redone since our last stay many years ago . The parking is easy and basically at your door . Eating and shopping are an easy walk . The staff is very nice and helpful !"…"

Reviewed on Sep 17, 2019

Ohio House Motel
Image for Red Roof Inn Chicago - Northbrook/Deerfield
2 out of 5
340 South Waukegan Road, Deerfield, IL
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$52
per night
Sep 25 - Sep 26
3.6/5Good! (1,459 reviews)

"Beds are clean and comfortable.psrking is convenient and well lit."…"

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2019

Red Roof Inn Chicago - Northbrook/Deerfield
Image for Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Chicago O'Hare South, IL
3 out of 5
777 East Grand Avenue, Bensenville, IL
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$76
per night
Sep 26 - Sep 27
3.7/5Good! (3,030 reviews)

"There was bugs in the room but the staff was friendly and was able to let me move to another room."…"

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2019

Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Chicago O'Hare South, IL
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1.5 out of 5
616 W Arlington Pl, Chicago, IL
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$31
per night
Oct 7 - Oct 8
4/5Very Good! (1,698 reviews)

"Layout and aesthetic was appealing. Some staff were very friendly and accommodating while others were monotonous and unapproachable. Appreciated the breakfast spread and kitchens"…"

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2019

Chicago Getaway Hostel
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2 out of 5
4101 Mannheim Rd, Schiller Park, IL
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$69
per night
Sep 23 - Sep 24
2.9/5 (2,274 reviews)

"Super cheap and thexrooms are nice. Free shuttle to I'hare. Also 24hr White castle under 2 miles away."…"

Reviewed on Sep 17, 2019

O'Hare Inn & Suites
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2.5 out of 5
222 E 22nd Street, Lombard, IL
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$64
per night
Sep 26 - Sep 27
4.4/5Excellent! (3,851 reviews)

"PROS: *Most of the staff were professional and made me feel welcomed *Room was comfortable *Quiet area CONS: *Used toilet paper in the toilet when I arrived *Door handle was having issues opening Note: I addressed the used toilet paper the evening I checked in. The lady behind the desk took it very ..."…"

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2019

SureStay Plus Hotel by Best Western Chicago Lombard
Image for The St. Clair Hotel – Magnificent Mile
2.5 out of 5
162 East Ontario Street, Chicago, IL
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$100
per night
Sep 29 - Sep 30
4.1/5Very Good! (784 reviews)

"It was at a perfect location for all the things we went to Chicago to see/do. Convenient to the bus and sub way lines and places to eat. Room was a bit small, but very clean. Had a few issues connecting to the wi-fi also. Would stay here again next time traveling to Chicago."…"

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2019

The St. Clair Hotel – Magnificent Mile
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2.5 out of 5
1622 W Jackson Blvd, Chicago, IL
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$99
per night
Sep 29 - Sep 30
4.1/5Very Good! (1,319 reviews)

"Hotel Chicago was lovely. My husband and I had a great experience. All the staff were insanely friendly and helpful, always saying hello and making sure we had anything we needed. The rooms are small but updated/clean with a full size fridge. Full sized shampoo/conditioner/gel smelled great!! Walking ..."…"

Reviewed on Sep 17, 2019

Hotel Chicago West Loop
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1.5 out of 5
24 E Ida B Wells Drive, Chicago, IL
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$75
per night
Sep 30 - Oct 1
4.3/5Excellent! (1,472 reviews)

"Very good stay overall. Lots of free activities are hosted for visitors and the place is kept very clean. Safety is a priority- your key card is needed to open most doors, go up in the elevator, etc. Good, filling breakfast options and the hostel is located close to fast food options. Only minor ..."…"

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2019

HI Chicago
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2 out of 5
1000 W Devon Ave, Elk Grove Village, IL
Free Cancellation
$39
per night
Oct 2 - Oct 3
3.3/5 (1,581 reviews)

"Keith is amazing!! Very helpful with early check in!!"…"

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2019

Motel 6 Elk Grove Village
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3 out of 5
11 W 26th Street, Chicago, IL
Free Cancellation
$134
per night
Sep 27 - Sep 28
3.9/5Very Good! (3,587 reviews)

"We love the nice big rooms. The towels were nice and plush."…"

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2019

Chicago South Loop Hotel
Image for Inn of Chicago
3 out of 5
162 E Ohio St, Chicago, IL
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
$88
per night
Sep 29 - Sep 30
3.6/5Good! (6,028 reviews)

"Very nice, clean rooms and good service. Everything esa fine."…"

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2019

Inn of Chicago
Image for Motel 6 Chicago N Central-Arlington Hgt
2 out of 5
441 W Algonquin Rd, Arlington Heights, IL
Free Cancellation
$48
per night
Sep 29 - Sep 30
3.6/5Good! (527 reviews)

"Staff was friendly and room was clean. The only thing I did if like that much was that my room has a window to a inner space that had a lamp, which lightened my room a bit even with the curtains closed."…"

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2019

Motel 6 Chicago N Central-Arlington Hgt
Image for Heart O' Chicago
2 out of 5
5990 North Ridge Ave, Chicago, IL
$93
per night
Sep 23 - Sep 24
3.6/5Good! (1,166 reviews)

"Very clean rooms and the price was right. I should have requested rooms on the ground floor since my wife had trouble climbing stairs to our rooms on the 2nd floor."…"

Reviewed on Aug 19, 2019

Heart O' Chicago
Image for Regal Inn - Chicago O'Hare Airport
2 out of 5
2448 Mannheim Rd, Franklin Park, IL
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
$65
per night
Sep 23 - Sep 24
4/5Very Good! (955 reviews)

"Decent place for quick overnight. Older motel, drafty rooms."…"

Reviewed on Sep 1, 2019

Regal Inn - Chicago O'Hare Airport
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3 out of 5
900 N Dewitt Pl, Chicago, IL
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
$107
per night
Sep 29 - Sep 30
3.7/5Good! (1,127 reviews)

"Great location 2 mins from the lake. Set in a more resendential wealthy area of Chicago. 5 mins from magnificent mile and the 360 degree viewing tower. 20 minute walk to the river and the theatre district straight down the magnificent mile by all the high end shops. Hotel was very good value. Room ..."…"

Reviewed on Sep 7, 2019

Dewitt Hotel and 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.

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