OK, so the past several trips I’ve made to Chicago, I’ve “pricelined” myself tickets in the loop (or North Mich Ave) for about $90/night. It’s always been nothing but great. This has always come with the whole "I’m on vacaction, etc, part of the trip routine, so I always say “what the hell” when it comes to what I pay (yes, $100 is a lot of money for me). I’ve never needed a car on these trips, and getting around the major areas I want to is never a problem (using 90% redline, 10% other lines).
So now I’ve got tickets to Radiohead in Chicago a week from today (Monday), and damn if those rooms aren’t now coming in at $350+ per night :eek: . So, the question is motel availability along accessible train stops. There is no “nice” requiremnet here, but I’m not particularly interested in the something that’s not safe either (although I’d probably be fine with it if I had to).
I know there are Chicago dopers galore. Any recommendations? Flying southwest into Midway, by the way.