Subject: RE: ZINE Chicago
Hi, Debbie... if you're on a limited budget, you may want to stay in one of the Neighborhood Inns. We stayed in the Majestic last summer....not real sure how close the EL is to the hotel, but the bus stop is very close -- about half a block. You could call the hotel and ask. We took the bus everywhere, using a CTA pass -- which can be purchased online. The hotel isn't luxurious, but it's clean and comfortable, and the price was very good for Chicago. Breakfast is included... not fancy, but adequate -- little containers of Dannon yogurt, bottles of juice, sweet rolls, and boxes of cereal, coffee and tea. We usually walked over to Einstein's Bagels or Starbucks, which was about 3 or 4 blocks away, to buy tea, though, as the water in the hotel was never hot enough to brew tea, no matter what time it was. I suspected that they just put hot tap water in the insulated pots. My husband said the coffee was fine, though. Our room was small and very simple, but the bathrooms were very nice, and there were lovely terry cloth robes, and we just loved the neighborhood. The hotel is located very close to Wrigley Field -- it was about a 10 minute walk. It's not too far from Belmont -- we walked back to the hotel from Belmont at night and felt safe. It was quite a long walk, though :-) Quicker to take the bus. The hotel is located about half a block from the lake, and there's an underpass, so you can walk over to the park along the lake.