If you’re in town for a Cubs game or taking in a show, and you’ll take value over glamour and service, City Suites Hotel fits the bill. It’s right by the Red Line, which can zip you to the Loop in less than a half hour (but also rumbles by 24 hours a day, so light sleepers might want to bring ear plugs), and the lake is less than a mile east. Plus, you’re surrounded by residential areas, including Boystown, comedy clubs, bars, and restaurants. Standard rooms are quite small, so opt for a suite if you expect to spend much time in the room. Breakfast is included (pastries, cereal, breakfast sandwiches) and parking is only $25, so the hotel is a definite bargain. The neighborhood here is safe, but it does feels more urban and unpredictable than downtown and River North, so use common sense. (The fact that there’s a “no public restrooms” sign at the hotel entrance says something). This property has two sister properties, The Willows and The Majestic, which are both a step up in appearance and an improvement in noise level.
City Suites Hotel
933 W Belmont Ave. (at Sheffield Ave.), Chicago 60657
Our Rating Neighborhood Lakeview Transportation Subway/El: Red Line to Belmont Phone 800/248-9108 or 773/404-3400 Prices $99–$302 double. Parking $25 in nearby lot with in-out privileges Amenities Continental breakfast, free access to nearby health club; limited room service; free Wi-Fi; afternoon cookies; 24-hour coffee & tea; microwaves in some rooms Units 45 units Book a Room Now http://www.booking.com/hotel/us/city-suites.html?aid=1254987&label=frommers-hotelpage-deeplink Web site City Suites Hotel
Map933 W Belmont Ave. Chicago
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