Best Hotels in Chicago on a Budget

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Chicago Getaway Hostel

Chicago Getaway Hostel

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(Almost Free) Best Hotels in Chicago on a Budget

The best Chicago budget hotels that are hostels give guests very fun, social, and festive travel experiences.

  • Hostelling International Chicago Hostel: Perfectly located in the city center of downtown Chicago and in a notably safe neighborhood, this hostel offers guests quick and easy access to airports, bus terminal and train stations.  Getting around is easy, since you'll be within walking distance to all of Chicago's major attractions.  Have plenty of energy for the day!  You'll enjoy the daily free breakfast that also saves you money. 
  • Chicago Getaway Hostel: This cheap Chicago hotel knows how to treat guests well.  Guests eat like kings and queens at the free continental breakfast.  Want to whip up your own cuisine?  Have fun creating food magic in the self-service kitchen.  Once you're happily full, walk to all kinds of free Chicago attractions in the area.  For the attractions that do cost money, use Chicago discount coupons.  Make new friends while playing pool and foosball at the Chicago Getaway Hostel.

Incredibly Cheap Hotels

(Incredibly Cheap) Best Hotels in Chicago on a Budget

The best Chicago budget hotels that are incredibly cheap in price provide guests with more money to spend on Chicago activities and attractions.

  • The Skylark Motel Chicago Midway Airport: This very affordable Chicago hotel knows how to take care of guests.  Stay connected to social networks with free high-speed wireless Internet access.  There's no need to pay a fortune here.  Unlike at other Chicago hotels, guests at The Skylark Motel get to enjoy free parking.  Hungry as a hippo?  Fill up at the 24 hour diner Brandy's Restaurant.
  • Howard Johnson Chicago Lansing: One of the best budget hotels in Chicago, Howard Johnson is popular with visitors thanks to its free daily breakfast, free Wifi, and outdoor pool.  Get lucky, and make a visit to nearby Harrah's Casino Joliet.  Dine in the restaurants, go shopping, visit the fitness center, drink at the cocktail bar, and play some games.  If that strikes your fancy, view our full list of Chicago casinos.  Check out First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre as well, and enjoy live Chicago music acts.

Moderately Cheap Hotels

(Moderately Cheap) Best Hotels in Chicago on a Budget

The best Chicago budget hotels that are moderately cheap in price allow guests to keep plenty of extra spending money for Chicago entertainment and dining.

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  Hotel Info Nightly Rates*
1.
AmericInn Lodge & Suites
2.5
Located in Bolingbrook Bar/LoungeBusiness ServicesConciergeFitness CenterFree InternetLakesidePet-FriendlyBusiness Center

Rates Starting At

$85* Details
2.
HI-Chicago - a Chicago Hostel
1.5
Located in South Loop Bar/LoungeBusiness ServicesConciergeFitness CenterFree InternetLakesidePet-FriendlyBusiness Center

Rates Starting At

$30* Details
3.
Best Western Grant Park
2.5
Located in South Loop Bar/LoungeBusiness ServicesConciergeFitness CenterFree InternetLakesidePet-FriendlyBusiness Center

Rates Starting At

$80* Details
4.
Travelodge Chicago
2
Located in South Loop Bar/LoungeBusiness ServicesConciergeFitness CenterFree InternetLakesidePet-FriendlyBusiness Center

Rates Starting At

$89* Details
5.
La Quinta Inn Downtown
2.5
Located in The Loop Bar/LoungeBusiness ServicesConciergeFitness CenterFree InternetLakesidePet-FriendlyBusiness Center

Rates Starting At

$99* Details
6.
Howard Johnson Chicago
2
Located in South Loop Bar/LoungeBusiness ServicesConciergeFitness CenterFree InternetLakesidePet-FriendlyBusiness Center

Rates Starting At

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7.
Hampton Inn Downtown
2
Located in Near North Bar/LoungeBusiness ServicesConciergeFitness CenterFree InternetLakesidePet-FriendlyBusiness Center

Rates Starting At

$99* Details
8.
Springhill Chicago River
2
Located in Near North Bar/LoungeBusiness ServicesConciergeFitness CenterFree InternetLakesidePet-FriendlyBusiness Center

Rates Starting At

$90* Details
9.
Fairfield Inn Downtown Ch
2
Located in Gold Coast Bar/LoungeBusiness ServicesConciergeFitness CenterFree InternetLakesidePet-FriendlyBusiness Center

Rates Starting At

$79* Details
10.
Ohio House Motel
1
Located in River North Bar/LoungeBusiness ServicesConciergeFitness CenterFree InternetLakesidePet-FriendlyBusiness Center

Rates Starting At

$81* Details

Best Hotels in Chicago on a Budget

The best Chicago budget hotels give families, couples, business travelers, and solo adventurers great accommodations at prices that will keep wallets full.  The best budget hotels in Chicago provide clean, safe, and comfortable hotel rooms- for a fraction of the cost of other hotels.  The best budget Chicago hotels give travelers more money to spend on entertainment, dining, nightlife, tours, and attractions.

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