The world-class city of Chicago is overflowing with attractions suitable to traveling groups of all sizes and interests. Here you’ll encounter a city that loves its sports teams fiercely, but is rich in fine dining, shopping, architecture, and art, too. A city the caliber of Chicago presents potential visitors with an incredible number of lodging options. If you’re planning a visit to Chicago and you don’t want to break the bank—but you still want to make your trip an unforgettable time—you might want to consider a mid-range hotel. Mid-range hotels in Chicago are plentiful, and will provide you accommodations in a terrific location while providing a desirable mixture of amenities.
Your typical mid-range hotel in Chicago will make you feel comfortable and at-ease in relatively short order. The lobby will usually feature large windows that let in a lot of light from the bustling city streetscape just outside the hotel’s front doors. Inside the hotel, the public-space décor will tend toward the modern and trendy—think a dominant color scheme of black and white punctuated by bursts of primary-color accents. More often than not, located right off the main lobby there’ll be some sort of convenience store or coffee shop where you can grab drinks, snacks, or any sort of essential you and/or yours forgot to pack. The staff will be friendly and knowledgeable about the city, more than happy to answer your questions or provide you a recommendation about where to go for an enjoyable lunch off-the-beaten path.
At a mid-range hotel in Chicago you’ll have your choice of several different room layouts. Rooms here will often come with either 2 double beds, 2 queen beds, or 1 king bed—usually at a similar price point. Mid-range hotels will also often offer guests the option of fully accessible (and ADA-compliant) rooms. Occasionally they’ll have a couple different kinds of “special rooms” available. Whether this involves slightly larger rooms that come with an additional living room-like seating area or the promise of a wonderful view of Lake Michigan depends on the particular hotel. These rooms will include a standard array of desirable in-room amenities. Most mid-range hotels will have large flat-screen televisions and quality bedding, in addition to in-room coffeemakers, mini-fridges, and good-sized bathrooms stocked with complimentary bath products. Sometimes these sorts of hotels will even have a menu of a couple different kinds of suites available, if you want to splurge a little bit more while still staying near the mid-range price point.
Most mid-range hotels in Chicago provide guests an enticing assortment of on-site amenities. Parking is not cheap in Chicago, but most mid-range hotels here have their own parking garage, or they’ll offer valet parking. You’ll find mid-range hotels in their area coming standard with a small fitness center—think basic gym equipment like treadmills, ellipticals, weight machines, free weights, and yoga mats—and a business center where you’re likely to find a couple computers, a printer, fax machine, and maybe a scanner or two. Most mid-range hotels won’t have an in-house spa, but they’ll be able to direct you to one nearby. There’ll definitely be a dining option or two here, as well. These on-site restaurants/bars will have menus suitable for kids and adults, and will do room service throughout the day. There’ll probably be a coffeeshop found on the premises, too, which always comes in handy at the start of an exciting day of sightseeing.
Due to the sheer size of Chicago, and the number of hotels located throughout the city, you’re going to find suitable mid-range hotels all over the map here. Thus, as you plan your visit, it’s a good idea to consider what activities and attractions you’re most interested in exploring. This will go a long way toward helping determine which mid-range hotel option/location is best for you. Still, as a general rule, you’ll find a good selection of mid-range hotels in the River North and Streeterville neighborhoods. Staying in either of these two vibrant areas would put you near such attractions as Michigan Avenue, Navy Pier, Millennium Park, and so much more. From either of these bases, you’d also have easy access to other popular sites and neighborhoods like the Museum Campus, Art Institute of Chicago, Lincoln Park, and The Loop, just to name a few.