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Budget Hotel w/mass transit access to both White Sox/Cubs

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Budget Hotel w/mass transit access to both White Sox/Cubs

Hi- hoping to fly in & use mass transit to attend both a Cubs game & a White Sox game

midweek around 5/20-5/24. Flights are more pricey than expected; are there some decent lower priced hotels under 100 with good access via mass transit to both stadiums? It would be my wife & I. Thanks!

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1. Re: Budget Hotel w/mass transit access to both White Sox/Cubs

You would be hard pressed to find a hotel for $100 downtown. You can try hotwire and choose the river north or loop area. Or, a private room at the HI Hostel on Congress. Or, check city suites up by Wrigley field near the red line--you can walk to Wrigley and take the red line to white sox park.

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2. Re: Budget Hotel w/mass transit access to both White Sox/Cubs

You can take the cta red line to both parks. Most tourists enjoy River North or the Mag MIle area, which in your case means find a hotel walking distance from either the Grand/State or Chicago/State stops on the red line. There's a lot of hotels, restaurants, shopping, in that area. However, it won't be under $100 as the previous poster said. Definitely try hotwire or do a blind bid on priceline if you don't care about which hotel you stay in.

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3. Re: Budget Hotel w/mass transit access to both White Sox/Cubs

Double your hotel budget. Any hotel in The Loop, River North, Streeterville or one that advertises Mag Mile will have access to the Red Line "L". If you find a hotel for under $100 per night. Run, do not walk away from it.

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4. Re: Budget Hotel w/mass transit access to both White Sox/Cubs

Hotwire has properties in the $120 range for your dates downtown in the Mag Mile area. Also consider Priceline. You will be close to a CTA red line train station.

A few more deals here - http://www.travelzoo.com/hotels/chicago/

Edited: 3:18 pm, May 01, 2014
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5. Re: Budget Hotel w/mass transit access to both White Sox/Cubs

Have no personal experience with the hotel, but Inn of Chicago is sometimes a budget-oriented possibility.

I can see on TA that for those dates that the property has less expensive rooms through bookit. But it would be over $100

Edited: 3:44 pm, May 01, 2014
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6. Re: Budget Hotel w/mass transit access to both White Sox/Cubs

Inn of Chicago is a good location

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7. Re: Budget Hotel w/mass transit access to both White Sox/Cubs

Thanks for the tips. Just looked at Hotwire; would the "Magnificient Mile North-Water Tower" or "Lakeview-Lincoln Park-Wrigleyville" areas be a good option? Also on Hotwire, I did see a listing for $122 in the " Downtown-Millenium Park-Grant Park" area, not sure if they all have decent access to transit as with Hotwire I'm not choosing the exact area,thanks!

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8. Re: Budget Hotel w/mass transit access to both White Sox/Cubs

The water tower mag mile north is probably best. If you look at the Hotwire map and zoom in you can see the M's for the cta train stops.

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9. Re: Budget Hotel w/mass transit access to both White Sox/Cubs

is staying downtown a high priority? or is the primary purpose of this trip to go to the games?

if you don't mind staying outside the city limits, but still want good access to public transit to get to the parks, check out downtown evanston..... it's about 30-45 minute ride to wrigley via the red line....

Edited: 1:43 am, May 02, 2014
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10. Re: Budget Hotel w/mass transit access to both White Sox/Cubs

Evanston is also probably 90 minutes on the red and purple lines to US Cell for the Sox.

Downtown is convenient if you are going to both as it's between the parks.

Edited: 6:46 am, May 02, 2014