I was in Chicago for the weekend, visiting some family and meeting friends for a few days. My hope was to find a decent hotel close to the downtown area I would be going to most and not be too expensive.
Most hotels in the area were outragiously high (around $300 a night). I finally found the Howard Johnson, but saw mixed reviews here and at other sites. I took the chance and was pleasantly surprised. The room was clean and decently maintained. It was an older hotel, with older furnishings, but I basically wanted a clean room to sleep and shower in. And HoJo provided it!
It was easlily within walking distance to Hard Rock Cafe, House of Blues, Coyote Ugly, Rock Bottom Brewery and many local restaurants. The area was nicely lit, and felt safe. And if you needed to go further around town, it was easy to get a cab.
For my next trip to Chicago, this will be the first place I check for availability.
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