Chicago - Market Days

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    Jul 29, 2011 2:14 AM GMT
    So a friend and I would like to come to Chicago for Market Days (Aug 12-15) and we can't find a hotel available in the area to save our lives. Does anyone have any suggestions?
    and yes, i realize we have probably left this way later than we should have.
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    Jul 29, 2011 4:04 AM GMT
    MascTOguy saidSo a friend and I would like to come to Chicago for Market Days (Aug 12-15) and we can't find a hotel available in the area to save our lives. Does anyone have any suggestions?
    and yes, i realize we have probably left this way later than we should have.


    Why don't you rent a room at Steamworks? It's in the heart of the gay district and all the rooms have beds. People will assume you're there just for sex, but there's no rule that says you can't sleep there too!
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    Jul 29, 2011 1:42 PM GMT
    Have you looked into the Days Inn on Diversey? It's a Days Inn, but it's i think less than a mile from the strip and there's so much to do around it. There's also a Best Western at 3400 n. broadway, right down the block from all the action. Something much nicer and still in lincoln park is the belden stratford, which gets good reviews.
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    Jul 29, 2011 2:07 PM GMT
    shoelessj saidHave you looked into the Days Inn on Diversey? It's a Days Inn, but it's i think less than a mile from the strip and there's so much to do around it. There's also a Best Western at 3400 n. broadway, right down the block from all the action. Something much nicer and still in lincoln park is the belden stratford, which gets good reviews.


    I've stayed at the Best Western and I have stayed at the Belden Stratford. Belden is very nice but the Best Western is closer and more than acceptable especially since on this weekend you should not be at a hotel for anything other than it is time to sleep. These hotels, however, are iffy on having rooms on any weekend during the summer. You may have to be farther out than what you really want to be. If you enjoy yourself and want to return next year, maybe make reservations while you are town this year at one of the close hotels.

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    Jul 29, 2011 2:48 PM GMT
    I almost forgot my standard advice for people in this situation of no place to stay- You can always go out to the clubs in the evening and try to hook up with a local. Fuck yourself a place to stay.
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    Aug 03, 2011 8:20 PM GMT
    There's a Super 8 a few miles north on Sheridan, close to the Red line.
    It also provides free parking.

    Or you can try to "priceline" (or some such) a place downtown.

    There does appear to be a severe shortage of hotels in/near boystown.


    Another alternative than fucking yourself a place to stay (which could be trickier when traveling with a friend) is couchsurfing:

    http://www.couchsurfing.org

    http://www.gaysurfers.net