As a first time travelers to Chicago on a budget, the Carlton Inn Midway was the ideal hotel for our visit. It is conveniently located near the Pulaski Orange Line Station that takes you right into the Loop in 20 minutes. The hotel will even transport you to and from the station hassle free. When booking the room, I mentioned that I was a first time visitor. They put together a fantastic information package with tips on what restaurants to eat at and some of the major attractions. The Carlton Inn MIdway may not be a 4 or 5 star hotel, but their service, clean rooms and helpfulness are top notch.