(Closed) Hotel recommendations in Chicago

posted 8 years ago in Chicago
Post # 3
79 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Our room block is at the Hard Rock Hotel, Hotel 71 and the Palmer House Hilton. I used hotelplanner.com to get rates- and then contacted the hotels directly. 

Post # 4
2192 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

We are getting married at the Hard Rock and will also be using the Fairmont and Travelodge – Downtown as well.  The room prices in the area ran from around $125-$240.  I was looking at Memorial Day weekend too so it should be lower on other weekends.  I used hotels.com and based it a lot on location i.e. proximity to ceremony/reception site, price and reviews, in that order.  Hope that helps!

Post # 7
284 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I’m not sure what your price range is, but the Drake and Hotel Sutton are both nice!

Post # 8
521 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012 - Salvage One, Chicago

@baletrina – Well hello fellow Memorial Day Bride!  I’ve just started looking for hotel rates and the lowest I’ve gotten so far is $199 for that weekend.  Have you found anywhere less expensive?  I’d love to figure out how low it’s feasible to go…I don’t want anyone spending an arm and a leg for my wedding.

Post # 9
2691 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

Do not go to the Grand Plaza. It is cheap, a great location, and the hotel itself is pretty, but the staff is extremely rude and the rooms were kind of gross. We had a really terrible experience with them.

Post # 10
162 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009 - The 19th Century Club

The InterContinental usually does pretty low room blocks. It has a great location, a Starbucks in the lobby, and they have a lot of weddings and wedding blocks there, which means it can be pretty chaotic on a Saturday, but they’re really accommodating and the staff is always really friendly, rooms a nice, etc.

Post # 11
367 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I typically stay at Hotel Sax. It’s in a good location and is trendy, but comfortable. Good staff. Very clean. I love the asthetic. We book through priceline and get a low rate. The only drawback is there is a lounge or nightclub off of the lobby. We didnt hear anything, but usually get a higher floor. If you are right next to it, it might be an issue, but I can’t say that for sure. It’s also next to the House of Blues and they share a driveway so it can get crowded late at night. But, everywhere in Chicago has valet and parking is a B everywhere, so it wasnt any worse than anywhere else.

Post # 12
916 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

We recently stayed at the Downtown Marriott for a wedding.  The wedding guest rate was $129/night, which really surprised us, but it was a huge wedding held in one of their ballrooms (400+ guests, almost all stayed at hotel).  

The hotel itself was really nice, and the location was great.  

Post # 13
780 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Date Triplets!!!!

We decided to go with the Essence Suites for our room block.  When I visited, the staff were nice, the rooms were large and clean and $116 per night plus tax.  Rooms include a free buffet style breakfast as well. 


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