It will be my first time in Chicago !!!
We 3 (adults) are going to be there between Oct 12th and Oct 15th. Our idea is to pass all day in Chicago downtown, you know … touristic places.
My question is related to the hotel. We don’t want to spend more than $150 per night so Chicago downtown is not an option. I have read about Evanston and Skokie as good options because of train station but right now is too expensive, almost as Chicago. Then, I tried near the two airports, specially Midway who also has train station but the hotels are really creepy or in the case of O’Hare I find a bit difficult to get by public transport to Chicago downtown. So, finally I found very nice hotels (Marriot, Hilton, etc. ) in Arlington Heights at a very affordable prices (around $115). As I see in the map, this city is even further than O’Hare airport but when looking for public transport directions it gives me around 70m the time to reach Chicago Downtown. I need to take the bus who stops almost in front of the hotel and that goes to a train station (I think).
My question is if you think this is realistic, or maybe this is too far from Chicago to do the trip every day, on the morning and then at night. Or maybe you any other ideas.