Chicagofilter: guesthouses or inexpensive lodging options in Hyde Park?
January 7, 2014 11:47 AM Subscribe
I'll be attending an event at the University of Chicago, and need to find a place to stay nearby. The block of hotel rooms reserved for attendees is still more expensive than I'd like, especially x2 nights. Is there anything like a guesthouse or more dormitory-type accommodations available near campus? (Is this a total pipe dream?)
posted by Austenite to Travel & Transportation around Chicago, IL (18 answers total)
I have friends in Chicago, but all of them live in Lakeview. I've been discouraged from trying to commute to and from Hyde Park from there, especially on a Saturday morning/night, when the event takes place. So, staying near campus seems to be a better option. If they or I am mistaken in this - or if there's an area that's a little closer that might still be a reasonable commute on a weekend - please let me know! I've looked over other Asks about the area, but most of them seem to be about living or moving there rather than finding temporary accommodations.
I've stayed at places in other cities (Minneapolis, NYC) that are laid out more like dormitories, and are less expensive on a per-day basis. (This
is an example.) Is there anything like this near the University of Chicago campus?
If not, the event organizers have reserved a block of hotel rooms near campus that cost $120 a night. Is this about as inexpensive as I can expect things to be in that area, or are there other options that are slightly less expensive? (I'm a graduate student.) Even a difference of $10 - $20 a night would help.