Visitors to Chicago don’t need to limit themselves to traditional hotels for accommodations, although there are plenty of budget-friendly hotels to stay at throughout the city with amenities like free WiFi and breakfasts to stretch your dollars even further.
For those who wish to stay at a hotel, finding one for less than $150 a night in a metropolitan city like Chicago isn’t easy, but it’s not impossible either if you know where to look. Lucky for you, we’ve done the legwork and found several that meet your budget while still within walking distance or a quick CTA train or bus ride away from major attractions including the Museum Campus, Lincoln Park Zoo, Wrigley Field, theater district and the Magnificent Mile. In fact, to be truly budget-friendly, we considered more than just the room rate. We also took into account complimentary amenities and access to attractions either by foot or public transportation.
For those wishing to stay for extended period of time, Habitat Corporate Suites at Presidential Towers provides furnished corporate apartments rentals near the Loop making it an affordable alternative option. Or Chicago's new boutique hostel, Freehand, offers both shared and private accommodations in a hipster boutique-like setting.