Chicaago for an overnight from the airport?

May 1st, 2005, 10:06 AM
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Thanks, ms_go!

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May 1st, 2005, 10:07 AM
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Hmmm. With great senior rates at Hyatt, and a probably craving for a good Morton's or Gibon's steak after a month plus in Europe, that sounds like a good plan. Kathy can come join us there for dinner -- and easy to tell her we already made plans to stay there!
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May 17th, 2005, 08:13 AM
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Just returned from weekend trip to Chicago. Stayed at the Holiday Inn O'Hare Kennedy, just south of the Rosemont area. Rate was under $100 per night, XLNT service, restaurant was very good, hotel provides free shuttle service from O'Hare & w/in 2 miles of hotel to restaurants, shopping etc. Domenick's market 2 blocks away. Wonderful Vietnamese/Thai w/great Pho across the street. Free immediate WiFi. Only drawback, no biz ctr, however used FOC Summerfield Suites Hotel computer for computer printing.

Rosewood restaurant in Rosemont/O'Hare area is a traditional steak restaurant serving XLNT steak & chops. The seafood dish w/grouper & scallops was to die for.
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May 17th, 2005, 08:55 AM
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Patrick, I think the advice to stay near the airport is good advice but I would suggest heading into the city on the Blue Line, as opposed to eating at one of the airport sattelite restaurants. Although they are convienent, you get no real feel for the city near O'Hare as it is well outside the center of the city. Gibsons and Mortons are easily doable by public transportation and you could meander down Michigan Ave. after dinner to walk the steak off before heading back to the hotel.
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May 18th, 2005, 04:54 AM
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Patrick, agree with above poster. Stay out at the airport, but come into the city.

If I might make a suggestion, depending on when in the summer you are traveling through, take the Blue Line into Chicago - disembark at Washington/Dearborn stop (Daley Plaza).

Walk three blocks east to Millennium Park for one of the free Grant Park Symphony concerts at the Frank Gehry-designed Jay Pritzker Pavilion. Maybe your friend in Evanston could pick up a picnic meal for you all to enjoy? There are a number of places in the city where you can pick up gourmet picnic baskets (with or without wine).

Then afterwards, just return via Blue Line to your hotel.

Maybe this might be of interest to you. It's a wonderful way to spend a casual summer evening with a friend.

P.S. If you were going to stay in the city, I'd recommend Burnham Hotel at State/Washington - 1 block from that Blue Line stop.
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