Please see the following for a sampling of hotels and temporary housing options within the vicinity of SAIC. Hotel prices may vary greatly, so remember to check online and call ahead regarding prices and availability. An additional list of area hotels is available on the SAIC website. Online hotel and travel websites such as Hotwire or Expedia may be of assistance to you as well.

If you need a temporary place to stay for a few weeks to a few months, the SAIC Residence Life office also maintains a listing of temporary housing options. To view this list, visit Housing and Residence Life, or contact the Residence Life office directly for tips on how to secure temporary housing.

Hotels

An asterisk (*) indicates the hotel has an SAIC preferred rate or discount, so make sure to mention SAIC when you make your reservation. Prices listed below are estimates based on a two-person room. Please note that our preferred rates and discounts are not guaranteed and can fluctuate based on availability and blackout dates. Contact the individual hotels for more details.

Near SAIC: Chicago's Grant Park & Loop Area

 NameStarting Nightly PricesLocationPhone
* Best Western Grant Park Hotel SAIC preferred rates from $89–$109 per night 1100 S. Michigan Ave. 312.922.2900
* The Blackstone, A Chicago Renaissance Hotel

From $239–$389 per night
Use code "AID" for a discounted rate of $199–209.
636 S. Michigan Ave. 312.447.0955
* Comfort Suites From $119–$299 per night.
Mention rate code "LART" for preferred rates of $99–$153.
320 N. Michigan Ave. 312.384.1208
* Congress Plaza Hotel at Grant Park From $129–$289 per night.
Mention SAIC for a $5–10 discount depending on the dates of the stay.
520 S. Michigan Ave. 312.427.3800
  Essex Inn From $178–$309 per night. 800 S. Michigan Ave. 312.939.2800
* Hampton Inn Majestic From $152–$379 22 W. Monroe St. 312.332.5052
* Hard Rock Hotel Chicago From $270–$554 per night.
15% discount on lowest available rate via this link
230 N. Michigan Ave. 312.345.1000
* Hilton Hotels, Chicago From $260–$309 per night.
18% discount on lowest available rate via this link.
   
  Palmer House Hilton   17 E. Monroe St. 312.726.7500
  Hilton Chicago   720 S. Michigan Ave. 312.922.4400
* Hotel Blake Chicago From $179–$579 per night.
15% discount on lowest available rate when you mention SAIC.
500 S. Dearborn Ave. 312.986.1234
* Hyatt Regency From $259–$803 per night.
15% discount on lowest available rate via this link
151 E. Wacker Dr. 312.565.1234
* Kimpton Hotels, Chicago From $189–$389 per night.
10% discount when you enter Kimpton Global Business #GBP26651
   
  Hotel Monaco   225 N. Wabash Ave. 312.960.8500
  Hotel Burnham   1 W. Washington St. 312.782.1111
  Hotel Allegro   171 W. Randolph St. 312.236.0123
  Hotel Palomar   505 N. State St. 312.755.9703
  Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel From $139–$479 per night 1 W. Wacker Dr. 312.372.7200
* The Silversmith Hotel Chicago SAIC preferred rates from $129–$179 per night 10 S. Wabash Ave. 312.372.7696
* Travelodge Hotel—Downtown Chicago From $129–$249 per night.
Use code "LXSD" or mention SAIC for a 10% discount.
65 E. Harrison St. 312.427.8000
* Wyndham Grand Chicago Riverfront  SAIC preferred pricing from $179–$209 per night;
Suite rates from $279 per night
71 E. Wacker Dr. 312.346.7100

Near Chicago's Magnificent Mile & River North Area

 NameStarting Nightly PricesLocationPhone
* Best Western River North  10–15% discount on lowest available rate when you mention SAIC. Some blackout dates exist. 125 W. Ohio St. 312.467.0800
  Four Seasons Hotels, Chicago From $415–$2000 per night    
  Ritz Carlton, a Four Seasons Hotel–Water Tower Place   160 E. Pearson St. 312.266.1000
  Four Seasons   120 East Delaware Pl. 312.280.8800
  Inn of Chicago From $149–$299 per night.
15% discount on lowest available rate via this link
162 E. Ohio St. 312.787.3100
  Intercontinental Hotel Chicago From $181–$547 per night 505 N. Michigan Ave. 312.944.4100
* Residence Inn by Marriott From $169–$429 per night.
Student discounts can be negotiated by phone with the sales office (312.475.1922)
201 E. Walton Pl. 312.943.9800

Near Chicago's North Side & Lakeview Area

 NameStarting Nightly PricesLocationPhone
* Hotel Lincoln From $169–$409 per night 1816 N. Clark St. 312.254.4700
  Howard Johnson Inn—Downtown Chicago From $169–$200 per night 720 N. LaSalle St. 312.664.8100

Near Chicago's Union Station

 NameStarting Nightly PricesLocationPhone
  Holiday Inn and Suites From $210–$396 per night 506 W. Harrison St. 312.324.7400

Near Chicago O'Hare Airport & Northwest Suburbs

 NameStarting Nightly PricesLocationPhone
* Hilton Garden Inn Chicago O'Hare Airport From $179–$214 per night.
5% discount on lowest available rate when you mention SAIC
2930 S. River Rd.
Des Plaines, IL
Free shuttle to and from O'Hare airport and the CTA Blue Line to downtown.
847.296.8900
  Intercontinental Hotel Chicago O'Hare From $172–$327 per night 5300 N. River Rd.
Rosemont, IL
Free shuttle to and from O'Hare with stop at CTA Blue Line upon request.
847.544.5300

 

Hostelling Organizations

Need a last-minute accommodation? Looking for an inexpensive place to stay for a few nights or longer? Try one of Chicago's hostelling organizations! The four hostels listed below are open 24/7, offer free breakfast, and provide bed linens (leave your sleeping bag at home). Extended visits for longer than 14 days can be arranged by calling the hostels. Hostels in Chicago cannot be booked by Chicago residents—those with zip codes starting "606-".

 NameStarting Nightly Rates Location Phone
Chicago Getaway Hostel $20–$70 per person per night for a shared room, $50–$400 per night for a private room.

Guests from Chicago and Chicago suburbs excluded.
616 W. Arlington Pl.
Lincoln Park neighborhood, near DePaul University
773.929.5380
Hostelling International: J. Ira and Nicki Harris Family Hostel $30–$36 per person per night for a shared room, $89–99 per night for a private room.

Sign up for a Hosteling International USA membership for discounts and deals.
24 E. Congress Pkwy.
South Loop neighborhood, near SAIC
312.360.0300
IHSP Chicago $20–$60 per person per night for a shared room (student ID or non-US passport required), $55–$150 per night for a private room. 1616 N. Damen Ave.
Wicker Park neighborhood, off Damen Blue Line CTA stop
304.268.8981
Just Passing Through Short-term rentals (for one to 12 months) at $1,450–2,000 per month

Studios, one bedroom, and two bedroom apartments available. Available furnished or unfurnished
1140 N. LaSalle St.
Gold Coast neighborhood, off Clark/Division Red Line CTA stop
312.501.3310
Urban Holiday Lofts $20–$71 per person per night for a shared room, $70–$150 per night for a private room. 2014 W. Wabansia Ave.
Wicker Park neighborhood, off Damen Blue Line CTA stop
312.532.6949