My family and I stayed at the Days Inn for a spring break trip to Chicago.
Four night, including taxes, was $480. We stayed there in the non-peak tourist season, but still, that rate was absolutely unbeatable for Chicago.
The location of the hotel is excellent -- right in the middle of the upscale-hip Lincoln Park neighborhood, walking distance from numerous stores, restaurants, Lake Michigan, and the Lincoln Park Zoo. There are also a lot of bars in the neighborhood, but they were classier establishments, not the dives you'll find in Wrigleyville. We felt safe walking on the sidewalk and there were no problems with noise. We had fun just walking around and exploring the neighborhood.
The hotel is about three blocks from an El station, and there are numerous bus stops nearby. It's just two or three El stops from Wrigley Field, and the bus ride to just about anywhere downtown is less than a half hour.
There is one computer available for guest use, but it's really slow and has no features, so if you plan on using the internet a lot, you should probably bring a laptop. (According to the front desk, the hotel has free wireless access.)
The lobby and rooms themselves were fine, but nothing to get excited about. They were clean, but not particularly large or fancy. Our room came with a safe, refrigerator, and microwave, which was nice.
The hallways are kind of narrow and the hotel is arranged in a maze of corridors that can be a little confusing, but that wasn't a big deal for us.
The free breakfast was pretty standard hotel fare of cereal, bagels, pastries, juice, etc.
The main disadvantage to this hotel was the lack of free parking. (Admittedly, it's probably impossible to find a hotel with free parking anywhere near downtown.) There is a parking garage behind the hotel which charges $20 for every 24 hours. We just left our car there for the week.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 2012/2009/2004 Days Inn Property of the Year (>126 rooms)! Days Inn Chicago is located in the heart of bustling Lincoln Park/Lakeview, just three miles north of downtown Chicago. Guests are within walking distance of dining, shopping and theaters as well as Wrigley Field and Lincoln Park Zoo. A short cab ride will take you to DePaul University, Michigan Avenue, McCormick Place, Millennium Park and Navy Pier. The hotel offers guests free Wi-Fi, a free access to LA Fitness next door, valet parking and upgraded bedding. Days Inn Chicago has also been called Rock and Roll Days Inn because it has been a home away from home for many known bands. You can follow us on Facebook at "Days Inn Chicago" or on Twitter as "DaysInnChicago." ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Days Inn Chicago Hotel Chicago
- Days Inn Lincoln Park
- Chicago Days Inn