Hotels near University of Chicago
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Planning on watching your favorite team play at the University of Chicago but aren't sure where to stay? Fortunately, there are plenty of options, whether you want to stay close to the university or would prefer a downtown hotel. Located on the University of Chicago Campus, Stagg Field Stadium is home to the Chicago Maroons football club, where matches take place throughout the fall. It's not just about the football, though. Throughout the year, you'll be able to watch basketball, baseball, soccer, tennis and more — played by both women and men. 

Hipmunk's Best Hotels near University of Chicago

Chicago's Essex Inn
Chicago's Essex Inn
800 S Michigan Ave, Chicago
from $79
Hampton Inn & Suites Chicago Downtown
Hampton Inn & Suites Chicago Downtown
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4.3
33 West Illinois Street, Chicago
from $84
The Talbott Hotel
The Talbott Hotel
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4.7
20 E Delaware Pl, Chicago
from $118
Hard Rock Hotel Chicago
Hard Rock Hotel Chicago
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4.0
230 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago
from $119
Sheraton Grand Chicago
Sheraton Grand Chicago
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4.2
301 E North Water St, Chicago
from $97
Kimpton Hotel Allegro
Kimpton Hotel Allegro
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4.3
171 W Randolph St, Chicago
from $99
DeWitt Place
DeWitt Place
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4.1
900 N Dewitt Pl, Chicago
from $88
Dana Hotel and Spa
Dana Hotel and Spa
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4.4
660 North State Street, Chicago
from $107
Homewood Suites by Hilton Chicago Downtown
Homewood Suites by Hilton Chicago Downtown
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4.3
40 East Grand Avenue, Chicago
from $116
Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile
Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile
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4.1
540 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago
from $97
More About Hotels near University of Chicago...

Stay Close to the University

Closest to the university is the eco-friendly Hyatt Place Chicago-South/University Medical Center. There, you'll find a flat-screen television, free Wi-Fi in your room and an MP3 music player to help you unwind after a day on campus. If staying healthy is a priority for you when traveling then take advantage of the hotel's indoor pool and fitness center, open 24 hours a day. The Hyatt Place Chicago-South/University Medical Center features a restaurant, coffee shop and bar, so you're covered for all meals. 

For a cheaper alternative, look to stay at the Chicago Lake Shore Hotel, located slightly further away from the Hyatt Place Chicago-South/University Medical Center but still within walking distance. If you're a student looking to get some work done during your stay, you'll appreciate the desk in your room and the daily cleaner to help keep things tidy. If you visit during the summer months, take advantage of the outdoor pool, and the fitness center is open 24 hours a day year-round. There's even a free shuttle bus to take you to nearby attractions in Chicago. 

Airbnb Is Affordable

With over 50 options within walking distance, Airbnb gives you the opportunity to experience college life with a local. If you're a huge sports fan, look for a private room in a house with students to fully immerse yourself in the celebrations on game days.

Prefer a little more privacy? There are plenty of options for you to rent an entire place for your stay. In addition to the peace and quiet, you'll be able to cook in a private kitchen, get online with a dedicated Internet connection, and experience life as the locals do. Prices range between $50 and $150 a night, with just as many private room as entire homes. 

Hostels Save You Money When Staying Downtown 

Hostels are fantastic if you're looking to save as much money as possible. They're your cheapest option when it comes to accommodation and are great for meeting people, too. Chicago isn't a big hostel city, but there are still a few decent options. 

The HI-Chicago offers great value for money for a downtown hostel, ranking in the top for "best location" in North America in the HostelBookers Awards for Excellence 2010. There, you can find six-bed dorms for just under $37 per night, with a 10-bed dorm costing $32 per night. Enjoy the complimentary breakfast, take advantage of the close transport links that get you to the University of Chicago campus, and relax with a few games of pool in the games room. 

For a more affordable hostel stay, look at the Holiday Jones SRO, where you can stay in a six-bed dorm for just $16. Located in the diverse neighborhood of Wicker Park, you'll be perfectly located for nights out in local bars and restaurants with newfound friends. With great public transport connections, you'll still be able to reach the university when needed.

No matter where you decide to base yourself, Chicago's great public transport network and wide variety of accommodation means you'll never be stuck for somewhere to stay.

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