We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Where to stay for a Cubs game

usa
Level Contributor
217 posts
29 reviews
Save Topic
Where to stay for a Cubs game

Does anyone have a suggestion where to stay for a Cubs game? We will be bringing our two boys 6&9 to the Friday night August 17th game and plan to spend the night. I would like it to be under $300 and free breakfast would be good. Is it possible to find a place that we can walk to the ballfield from the hotel? thanks

Illinois
Destination Expert
for Chicago, Illinois
Level Contributor
46,507 posts
67 reviews
Save Reply
1. Re: Where to stay for a Cubs game

There's really only one property within walking distance - the Best Western Hawthorne Terrace. You'll have a better choice of rooms and rates if you stay downtown. You can take the CTA red line train to Addison. It's a 1/2 block walk to Wrigley. Transitchicago.com for details.

Rensselaer, Indiana
Level Contributor
7,100 posts
Save Reply
2. Re: Where to stay for a Cubs game

I think that the Best Western Hawthorne Terrace might now require a three-night minimum stay (via their website), although you might luck out and find days due to a cancellation.

usa
Level Contributor
217 posts
29 reviews
Save Reply
3. Re: Where to stay for a Cubs game

Is it safe to take the train or should we try to drive and park somewhere? Any recommendations for a family friendly hotel around Michigan Ave.? Thanks

Illinois City...
Level Contributor
5,650 posts
7 reviews
Save Reply
4. Re: Where to stay for a Cubs game

If you're looking at just 8/17, I'd stay at the Hampton Inn downtown - $229, free breakfast and 1 block from a subway station that will take you right to the game. You would head Northbound to the Addison station. Wrigley's 2 blocks West. Hampton (312) 832-0330

The Westin River North would be a less expensive option and nicer hotel at $219, but no breakfast and a few blocks further (not a vast distance by any means, but a few blocks further) from a subway station. The Westin is next to the House of Blues complex. In the HOB complex is a beautiful, very modern bowling alley called the 10 pin. That may be a fun Saturday morning activity a short distance from the hotel before you depart. Westin phone number: (312) 744-1900.

tallahassee, fl
Level Contributor
26 posts
1 review
Save Reply
5. Re: Where to stay for a Cubs game

Definielty safe to take train. Just went to Chicago and stayed on Mag Mile (coutryard) and went to game and felt very safe. Much funner/nicer area for familys then Wrigleville. Courtyard wes great no free breakfast though.

Chevy Chase...
Level Contributor
52 posts
24 reviews
Save Reply
6. Re: Where to stay for a Cubs game

The Willows Hotel on Surf St. might also be an option. It's a 15 minute walk to Wrigley (or you could hop on a bus that takes you within a block).

The hotel is on a residential street not directly surrounding the ballpark, so you won't get any of the crowds in that area, but there are still plenty of restaurants, bars, and shops around the corner.

Chicago
Level Contributor
1,460 posts
Save Reply
7. Re: Where to stay for a Cubs game

Good info on Wrigley and the surrounding area -- www.outoftheballpark.com

8. Re: Where to stay for a Cubs game

-:- Message from TripAdvisor staff -:-

This topic has been closed to new posts due to inactivity. We hope you'll join the conversation by posting to an open topic or starting a new one.

To review the TripAdvisor Forums Posting Guidelines, please follow this link: http://www.tripadvisor.com/pages/forums_posting_guidelines.html

We remove posts that do not follow our posting guidelines, and we reserve the right to remove any post for any reason.

Removed on: 06 September 2009, 12:47