The city of Chicago has its own place in history. Each street and corner has its own story to tell. During the industrial boom in the United States of America, Chicago was the hub of all trade. Officially established in 1833, it has grown to incredible glory and size. A few of the well-known landmarks in Chicago are Shedd Aquarium, the John Hancock centre, the Sears tower and the Buckingham Fountain. This city is also a great place for the hard-core sports fan. It is home to the prestigious sport teams like the Chicago Cubs, Chicago White Sox, Chicago Bears and the Chicago Blackhawks. Chicago also hosts many festivals like “The Taste of Chicago” which is the practically world’s biggest outdoor food festival and the “Chicago Blues Festival” where the top blues artists come to perform. With so many things to see and do, Chicago is forever popular. And when it comes to happening places as this, accommodation and bookings could be a hassle.
Chicago is perfect for it all, be it business or pleasure. There are so many factors to consider before booking your hotel, like the season in which you plan on visiting. If it is in a peak season then the prices of the hotel rooms also rise. Speak about good business. But, do keep in mind that not all that glitters is gold. There are so many hotels in candid prices which you can both afford and enjoy. But how to find them and take advantage of them is a big task. Finding a cheap hotel can be difficult as you do not want to sacrifice on more important priorities like comfort and safety.
Start off with the basics, your location. Shortlist the hotels in and around the places you wish to visit. By doing so you can also reduce your expenditure in commute. Truth is, you will discover more treasures by walking on the streets of Chicago rather than driving. Do your homework well and you are surely to find a hotel without having to break your bank. The best place for this is the internet, our holy grail to everything we want. Visit the popular travel websites like Expedia and Hotwire, and compare the prices. Here is a tip, be organised. Open a couple of websites in multiple tabs and compare the prices side by side. List down the discount rates and the amenities that the hotels provide. It will make your research easier. The best part is that most of the hotels narrows down to the hotels in Magnificent Mile, O’Hare or Midway airport. Once you find the best rate, then check out what the website is offering for the hotel you have chosen. Because the trick here is that, the hotel knows you paid in full but not the discounted rate you have paid for it.
At the North Michigan avenue you will find the best and obviously the priciest hotels. But the discounts they offer are very generous.
At the South Michigan Avenue is where you will find the cheap hotels with good amenities.
Another way to find a cheap hotel deal, is by getting to know the locals. The people of Chicago are friendly and sophisticated. They can hook you up with the best deals in luxurious hotels. But this suggestion is more valid for the socially active ones. For those who feel uncomfortable in talking to strangers, you can always contact some of the best tour guides in Chicago. They can fetch you the good deals and show you around as well.
Probably the best way to know your vacation spot and what the accommodations have to offer is by hearing it straight from the horse’s mouth. There are many blogs by travellers who have experiences and visited your vacation destinations. They have many useful insights and advices for all their readers.
A golden tip for those who love travelling is to be patient and resourceful. Ask for what you deserve, and what you deserve is a good holiday, both experience wise and financial wise. Do your research well and enjoy your vacation responsibly.