Enjoying the culture of Chicago is easy on a budget. From a hearty slice of Chicago pizza to checking out the Picasso paintings at the Chicago Institute of Art, there is no end to the ways travelers can make the city fit their pocketbooks. To stay in the city on a budget, your best bet is to choose motels in Chicago that are accessible by public transportation. Finding such Chicago motels is easy since the city offers subways, buses and elevated trains for mass transit purposes.

No, you don’t need to stay at cheap motels in Chicago located right next to the subway station. Instead, staying at motels in Chicago, IL that are to be found on the outskirts of the city can be a smart choice. These Chicago, Illinois motels may be located near a bus station and that bus ride may take only 10 minutes for you to be in downtown Chicago. Travel to Union Station and Southside too by simply planning ahead.

All it takes is creative planning to create the cheapest trip to Chicago. Finding a shuttle from O Hare Airport can be a cinch too. Check with your motel to see whether it offers free airport shuttle services to pick you up.

Finding cheap eats in Chicago will also help you enjoy all that the city has to offer on little more than a dime. Perhaps you want to browse the shops on Michigan Avenue and try one of the world-famous hotdog stands on the street. Creating a cheap Chicago getaway is easy when you book your motel with Expedia.com.
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7247 N Waukegan Rd, Niles, IL
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Situated near the airport, in Niles, this motel is close to Illinois Science and Technology Park. Area attractions also include Donald E. Stephens Convention Center and North Shore Center for the Performing Arts. read more
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Super 8 Prospect Heights/Chicago Area

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540 N Milwaukee Ave, Prospect Heights, IL
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This motel is located in Prospect Heights (North Suburbs), close to River Trail Nature Center, Rob Roy Golf Course, and Northbrook Sports Complex. Local attractions also include Isaak Walton Park and Sportsman's Country Club. read more
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Best Western Inn of St. Charles

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1635 E Main St, St. Charles, IL
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Situated in St. Charles, this hotel is close to Arcada Theater, Charlestowne Mall, and Dupage Expo Center. Local attractions also include Kane County Fairgrounds and Durant House Museum. read more
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Super 8 Motel - Elgin

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435 Airport Rd, Elgin, IL
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Situated in Elgin, this motel is close to Grand Victoria Casino. Area attractions also include Sears Center. read more
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Super 8 Motel - Crystal Lake

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577 Crystal Point Dr, Crystal Lake, IL
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Situated in Crystal Lake, this motel is close to Crystal Court Shopping Center, Three Oaks Recreation Area, and Crystal Lake City Hall. Local attractions also include Crystal Lake Park and Veterans Acres Park. read more
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Super 8 St Charles

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1520 E Main St, St. Charles, IL
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Situated in St. Charles, this motel is close to Arcada Theater, Charlestowne Mall, and Dupage Expo Center. Local attractions also include Kane County Fairgrounds and Durant House Museum. read more
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Super 8 Motel - Bridgeview/Chicago Area

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7887 W 79th St, Bridgeview, IL
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Situated in Bridgeview, this motel is close to Toyota Park and Chicago Ridge Shopping Mall. Area attractions also include Brookfield Zoo and Marquette Park. read more
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Ramada Limited Joliet South

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1520 Commerce Lane, Joliet, IL
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Situated in Joliet, this motel is close to Joliet Junior College. Area attractions also include Rialto Square Theater and Silver Cross Field. read more
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Super 8 Motel - Woodstock

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1220 Davis Rd, Woodstock, IL
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Situated in Woodstock, this motel is close to McHenry County Fairgrounds, Bull Valley Golf Club, and Woodstock City Hall. Also nearby are Woodstock Opera House and Woodstock Square. read more
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Days Inn of WaukeganGurnee

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3633 N Lewis Ave, Waukegan, IL
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Situated in Waukegan, this motel is close to Waukegan BMX Track and Waukegan SportsPark. Area attractions also include Six Flags Great America and Waukegan Harbor. read more
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