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There are rooms available at the Palmer House from hotels.com for two nights Monday and Tues checking out on Wed for $813. Found it on http://www.travelaxe.com or if I had my choice because I like staying in the neighborhoods there is a room at the Best Western Hawthorn Terrace near Boys Town and Wrigley (GO CUBBIES!)for a total of $474 for two nights. I've stayed at the Best Western and it really isn't that bad of a place and the neighborhood is nice too with a Jewles (sp) about two or three blocks away and Charbucks and a few other coffee shops not too far.

 

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Greg

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Nothing like searching and having travel sites come up with

hotels like 30 miles away in Itasca or Northwest Indiana...

I try to only stay downtown.

 

This is where knowing the city comes in. I have 3 suggestions:

 

1) Try a hotel broker. I know a great one in Chicago that will

personally do their best to get you something:

 

http://www.8888hotels.com - call or email them and tell them you are

desperate. A REAL person in Chicago with actual hotel contacts

will assist you free of charge.

 

2) Try a B&B - lots to choose from many with WiFi, etc:

 

http://www.athomeinnchicago.com/Reservations.asp -

checks multiple B&B listings in Chicago with one search

*This site has several properties with available rooms!*

 

http://www.chicagobandb.com/ - this one looked nice to me,

(probably sold out.)

 

3) Try the Hotel Blake (near Printers Row): http://www.hotelblake.com

Their suites are supposed to be great. I checked and believe

they have rooms available that did not come up on your internet

search. Catch is a 3-night stay is required so you would have

to check out of the Palmer House & check-in there on SUNDAY.

Rooms look a bit pricey - at $529/night and I would ask for

a quieter upper floor. Tell them you are famous and want

to be upgraded to a suite.

Their suites have 12-foot ceilings, and triple sheets!

 

Hmm..can I come?

 

Lookin4hotties

 

update: as of 9am, the Hotel Blake is 100% booked.

Wow, things really do look *tight* around town!

I would try a B&B. Otherwise if you get really *hard up*

there are always a few "interesting" motel choices, unless

you give up and try far outside the city. Apparently there

are 2 huge conventions going on right now in Chicago. Even

many suburban hotels are sold out too... WOW not good!

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ROOMS AVAILABLE FOR RICK

 

Check on priceline.com, in the Northwest suburbs, and there is a Marriott for $179 and a Hyatt in Woodfield/Schaumburg for $209. You are not bidding on these; the price is offered and guaranteed. Both are very nice areas and just off I 90/94. They are out a bit beyond O'Hare. Compact cars are currently leasing for $11 - $13 / day at O'Hare if you bid on priceline. Rooms at the Super 8 in St. Charles, west of Chicago 35 mi., are going for $69 and available. Etc. Have fun.

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RE: ROOMS AND PARKING FOR RICK

 

If you don't know the Chicago area, clients from the north or northwest sides of the city, and that would probably include most of your clients, would find it easier and faster to get to Woodfield than they would to get to downtown Chicago. They would also probably save $30 on parking.

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Rick gald you and Derick found a place and you're vey welcome. You have one of the sexiest voices I've heard in a while. Maybe if outr paths cross I can put a face to that masculine voice of yours.

After your stay I'd love to hear what you thougt of the place you stayed at. I'm always up for trying new places to crash in Chicago.

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Greg

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>Rick glad you and Derick found a place and you're vey

>welcome.

 

Actually...the agent hasn't called us back to confirm so we don't truly have it yet. Priceline really spoiled us...we're not used to these alternative methods. But we're still working on it!

 

>You have one of the sexiest voices I've heard in a

>while. Maybe if our paths cross I can put a face to that

>masculine voice of yours.

 

I totally forgot to say the same about you, Greg...very sexy, masculine voice, too. I hope we do get to meet face to face! :9

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Way off the point, but I would be glad to be shed of the Palmer House. Stayed there 3 diff times and must have rubbed them the wrong way. Nothing but bad experiences. Each time, my room-service breakfast even came with little individual jam jars already unsealed and used by somebody else. Sloppy seconds I will take with men but not marmalade.

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To Do In Chicago

 

Hi Rick,

 

While you are in Chicago, be sure and

 

1. jog along the Lakeside Path which runs all along Lake Michigan and the beaches and harbors from the far north of the city down to the south side. The lake breezes are so fresh and the scenery is so spectacular, you will never be able to duplicate the experience. You can get on anyplace - just go east from your place until you hit the lake, and there is the path. It is level, safe, beautiful, fun, and good for you!

 

2. visit Millenium Park at Michigan Avenue and Randolph Street, just north of the Art Institute. It will probably be Mayor Daley's greatest legacy. See the permanent sculpture like the "Cloud" by Anish Kapoor and "The Fountain," but there is also a temporary exhibit outdoors of sculpture of Mark di Suvero. This is all part of Grant Park and is on the Lakefront.

 

3. ride the ferris wheel at Navy Pier at dusk, also on the lakefront. The views of the lakefront and the skyscrapers of downtown Chicago at dusk as their lights come on, from the top of the ferris wheel, are breathtaking. There is no other view like it in the world.

 

Have fun! Chicago is a great and beautiful city!

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hey You Sexy Bois! Try the Allerton Hotel! Really a Great hotel and amazing customer service! Graet for incalls. Nice baths and beds.

Also, check out the Extended Stay Suites in Skokie. They WILL have room... with kitchen and large beds. It's a safe suburban area not far north of downtown Chicago and relatively close, (fast drive on freeway), to boistown. Tons of free parking for Clients there.

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If the Lakeview studio doesn't work out, try the Best Western University Plaza in Evanston. Looks like they have rooms for $250-ish checking in on 9/24 and out on 9/26. It is a quick drive or "L" ride from Andersonville and Boystown and is located in a very nice section of Evanston. Tons of shops and restaurants and a few blocks from Lake Michigan. If the heat wave continues, you could take advanatage of Dempster Beach, 6 blocks east. If not, it is a great area to walk around, particularly the Ridge Historic District to the west and the Lakeshore Historic District to the east and the campus of Northwestern University to the north. You could do in-calls and take advantage of the affluent dudes who work in the northern 'burbs and want the city feel without the city commute.

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>Rick & Derek - Hope everything worked out for you both -

>P.S. Let us know where you ended up staying!

 

It did work out. Thanks, everyone, for the input. We've been to Chicago many times (we have family here) and we've seen the sights and know the hotels (but thanks anyway for the above suggestions!). Things really were completely booked in the city due to big conventions. We ended up at the Palmer House (as you knew), then the Holiday Inn in Elgin, then the Affinia, then back to Palmer House, then the Hilton on S. Michigan Ave., and we'll probably spend the last day with family. Whew. We've met some really great guys but all of this checking in-and-out is a real pain-in-the-ass (and not the kind Derek now likes). :p

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