Stay at a B&B, Guesthouse or Hotel near Wrigley Field

Attending a Chicago Cubs game at Wrigley Field is a time-honored tradition for many families, even if they’re not die-hard baseball or Cubs fans. While staying in downtown Chicago is an option, staying closer can be just as much fun because you’ll be staying in some of Chicago’s most vibrant neighborhoods.

Traditional hotels are harder to come by since Wrigley Field is in Wrigleyville but there is a Days Inn Chicago very close to the field. Fun little tidbit about this hotel: it was once called the"Rock and Roll Days Inn" because it hosted famous rock stars and bands including Sheryl Crow, Kurt Cobain, Alanis Morissette, Dave Mathews, Foo Fighters, Smashing Pumpkins and the Red Hot Chili Peppers. 

But since Chicago is a city of neighborhoods and Wrigley Field is within a neighborhood, you’re more likely to find quaint boutique hotels like the Inn at Lincoln Park or Roscoe Village Guest House (which is great for larger groups or families who are looking for more of a home than a hotel).

The lakefront trail is close to Wrigley Field but if the weather doesn’t allow you to enjoy a workout outdoors, hotels such as the Majestic and The Willows provide workout privileges to nearby by fitness facilities.

If driving, make sure to pay attention to parking restrictions which go into overdrive during Chicago Cubs games. 


Chicago Cubs fans love watching their team play in Wrigley Field but the next best thing is watching a game from one of the iconic Wrigley rooftops. The Inn at Wrigley Field is home to one such rooftop and, therefore, literally steps away from the famous field. Giving guests the feeling that they're spending time in a fully-furnished apartment in the heart of Wrigleyville more than a hotel, the property has fun with the room names which include the Grand Slam Suite and MVP Suite. There are only six suites but each suite allows between one to nine guests per suite. On-site parking is not available but if you're a Cubs fan, the location can't be beat.

Recommended for Hotels near Wrigley Field because: The hotel only offers six suites but each suite allows between 1-9 guests and is literally steps away from Wrigley Field.

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Don't blink when you're walking down busy Halsted Street to find this Victorian Bed and Breakfast because you might miss it. Set smack dab in the middle of Boystown, it's very conveniently located within walking distance to many bars and restaurants as well as short walk (about 10 minutes) to Wrigley Field and the lakefront trail along Lake Michigan. The garden apartments are tiny but have their own bathroom while the upstairs units have to share a bathroom. Parking can be tricky although not impossible to find. Street (permit, provided) parking is available and metered parking can be found nearby. Two parking lots about half a mile away is a safe bet for those who definitely need to know parking will be available.

Recommended for Hotels near Wrigley Field because: A very budget-friendly option for those who want access to many of the city's attractions but with a homey feel.

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If you don't mind staying in a bed and breakfast where the innkeeper isn't on site or you prefer a home environment all to yourself, the Roscoe Village Guesthouse is a great alternative to a hotel and priced right. It's close to the Brown line and #50 bus which makes is very easy to access downtown Chicago as well as many of the city's attractions. As its namesake suggests, the home is located in Roscoe Village, well known for its family-friendly atmosphere. Parking usually isn't a problem and there are several great restaurants and shops within a short walking distance.

Recommended for Hotels near Wrigley Field because: Great for larger groups and families, Roscoe Village Guesthouse is located in the heart of one of Chicago's favorite family-friendly neighborhoods.

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A historic property, The Willows (formerly the Surf, and located on Surf Street), is four stories tall and has a vintage feel to the place. Guests who've stayed here love the fact that it's a budget-friendly option and close to many of Chicago's top attractions without being in the heart of the hustle and bustle of the city. It offers many of the hotel amenities one would expect such as a free continental breakfast and wifi and while the hotel doesn't offer an on-site fitness facility, it does provide complimentary passes to the Lakeview/Lincoln Park Fitness 19. The club features cardio and weight machines and fitness classes including Pilates, yoga and zumba.

Recommended for Hotels near Wrigley Field because: Complimentary continental breakfast is available but Ann Sather's is nearby and worth a visit!

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Not everyone wants to stay in downtown Chicago and this East Lakeview hotel is attractive for those who want to stay in one of the city's neighborhoods and is still close to many attractions. The hotel, nestled within a tree lined street and looking very much like an apartment building, features many amenities travelers look for in modern hotels: complimentary continental breakfast, wifi and 24-hour coffee and tea service. It also provides guests with afternoon cookies in the lobby every afternoon. Self-parking is available for a fee. The hotel is within walking distance to several attractions and a visit into downtown is easy with the nearby Red Line and buses.

Recommended for Hotels near Wrigley Field because: Don't forget to pack your workout clothes. Guests can use the East Lakeview Fitness Formula Club.

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Nestled in vibrant Lakeview neighborhood and steps from Wrigley Field (home of the Chicago Cubs), this charming Chicago hotel feels like a boutique as you walk up its paved brick path and enter under its striped awning. Guests enjoy the contemporary décor as they surf the web using the hotel's free WiFi, watch premium cable television on flat panel TVs or read the newspaper delivered to their door. Complimentary bottled water and in-room refrigerators and microwave ovens makes saving leftovers from nearby restaurants easy. Complimentary continental breakfast is included but there is a very limited seating area. The Red Line el train is steps away.

Recommended for Hotels near Wrigley Field because: The Red Line elevated train is steps away and guests can find themselves in downtown Chicago within 30 minutes.

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City Suites Hotel
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At first glance you may not notice the building houses a boutique hotel. The art deco décor can be found throughout the lobby and rooms. Complimentary continental breakfast is served daily while 24-hour coffee and tea service is available in the lobby. Street parking can sometimes be found nearby or self-parking with 24-hour in-out privileges is available for $22. The hotel, located in Chicago's Boystown area, is near the lakefront path and within walking distance to many Chicago attractions. It's also adjacent to the elevated (el) train and noise can be a factor if your room is alongside the el. If you're not a heavy sleeper, ask for a room on the quieter side of the building.

Recommended for Hotels near Wrigley Field because: Unless you're a heavy sleeper or don't mind noise, ask for request a room on the quiet side of the building.

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Days Inn Chicago

The Days Inn Chicago was once known as the "Rock and Roll Days Inn" because it hosted famous rock stars and bands including Sheryl Crow, Kurt Cobain, Alanis Morissette, Dave Mathews, Foo Fighters, Smashing Pumpkins and the Red Hot Chili Peppers. As the story goes, Sheryl Crowe was found rollerblading through the hotel lobby one time (which was not permitted). These days, the landmark hotel welcomes visitors from all over the world because of its close proximity to the downtown area as well as attractions such as the Lincoln Park Zoo and Wrigley Field, both within walking distance. Guests enjoy free wireless Internet access in each room, as well as satellite television, valet laundry and dry cleaning. Complimentary continental breakfast is served each morning in the breakfast room.

Recommended for Hotels near Wrigley Field because: Days Inn Chicago is within walking distance to the Lincoln Park Zoo and Wrigley Field.

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Craving to stay in an authentic 1920's prohibition style bed and breakfast with a speakeasy in the basement? The Old Chicago Inn is for you. The rooms are on the tiny side if you expect spacious rooms but most people who come to Chicago aren't hanging out in their rooms anyway. Continental breakfast is served daily and dinner vouchers are provided good to dine at Trader Todd's (two doors south of the Inn). Complimentary wi-fi is available and a printer allows guests to print tickets and boarding passes. A small on-site library features books on Chicago's culture and history. Room 13, is the Inn's speakeasy located in the garden level where resident mixologist Ted Carlson serves up classic American cocktails using recipes that date back to the age of jazz and earlier.

Recommended for Hotels near Wrigley Field because: Street parking permits are provided for local street parking (usually can be found within a few blocks) so you don't have to pay for parking.

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Just a short walk away from The Inn at Lincoln Park, an historic, European style hotel with architectural details that harken back to the early 1900's are the scenic shores of Lake Michigan, Wrigley Field and the Lincoln Park Zoo. It's also conveniently located just two miles from downtown. If you'd rather not walk the two miles, local transportation is a block away. The hotel is budget-friendly and provides 71 rooms and a meeting/event space. Complimentary continental breakfast and 24-hour coffee and tea service is available in the Lobby. On-site VIP parking is an option or off-site parking for $15.

Recommended for Hotels near Wrigley Field because: The historic Inn at Lincoln Park is just a few blocks from Wrigley Field and Lake Michigan and a short two mile walk from downtown.

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