Originally Posted by supersplitz
Awesome, thanks for the quick response!
I found a room in the Central Loop Hotel for an avg of $182 per night on expedia.com and a room in the Wyndham Blake Chicago for an avg of $218 per night. Good prices? Anyone know anything about these hotels?
I'm not from Chicago (moving there in Sept.) and know nothing about these hotels, but just from traveling a lot, you should be able to do a bit better than that, especially considering you're booking so far in advance.
I booked this 4 star hotel: http://www.jdvhotels.com/hotels/lincoln/
for $115 per night and I only booked it two weeks in advance (normal price was listed at $180ish). Haven't stayed there yet but even though it's not in the loop, it seems like really good value.
Edit: if location is a top priority then obv it's worth paying the prices you mentioned...