Wrigley Field, known as the "Friendly Confines," is more fulfilling than a deep-dish pizza and offers better views than the Hancock Observatory. The second-oldest ballpark in America, Wrigley Field is the centerpiece of Wrigleyville and Lakeview, two north-side Chicago neighborhoods consisting of causal bars, working-class homes and lovable losers. The area near Wrigley Field offers a mix of hotels and motels to satisfy any budget.
Majestic Hotel Chicago
Offering the closest hotel to Wrigley Field and promotional rates for baseball fans, the Majestic Hotel Chicago is an upscale, boutique property. The 52 rooms are traditionally decorated with tapestries, poster beds, dark wood molding and fully equipped workstations. The hotel also provides suites that feature an additional sitting area and wet bar. The hotel's red brick exterior invites guest into a simple but elegant lobby.
Best Western Hawthorne Terrace
Best Western Hawthorne Terrace brings a national brand to within walking distance of Wrigley. The boutique hotel provides a contemporary design with modern conveniences like a 24-hour staff, Wi-Fi, fitness center and room service. Guest rooms feature hardwood floors, an earth-tone color scheme, flat-screen televisions and free bottled water. Rates include complimentary continental breakfast.
Old Chicago Inn
The homey Old Chicago Inn is a bed and breakfast a few blocks from Wrigley Field. Set in a three-story, early 20th century building, the property maintains its nostalgic ambiance with quaint rooms and a lobby warmed by a fireplace. The inn offers 10 distinct rooms. Rates include continental breakfast, dinner for two at Trader Todd's, passes to a local gym, Wi-Fi, robes and a parking permit. For the baseball fan, the Wrigley Suite is a must, as it is decorated with Cubs-themed artwork and memorabilia.
Days Inn Chicago
The Days Inn Chicago, blocks from Wrigley Field, has been continually recognized as the best Days Inn property in America. Set in an early 20th century building, the hotel features 133 guest rooms, all with Wi-Fi, free weekday newspapers and complimentary membership to Bally's gym. Rates include complimentary breakfast. Days Inn Chicago provides guests with a comfortable lobby for socializing and a meeting room for business travelers.
Willows Hotel Chicago
A historical landmark of Chicago, the Willows Hotel Chicago is footsteps from Lake Michigan's shores and a few blocks from Wrigley Field. The trendy Lakeview property is decorated in 19th century French decor, from the lobby's faux furnishings to the guest rooms' paisley throw pillows. The hotel's 55 rooms are equipped with Wi-Fi, robes and a work desk. Rates include an evening social hour in the lobby, breakfast and passes to Bally's.
Heart O' Chicago
The Heart O' Chicago is the cheapest accommodation near Wrigley Field. The motel is about three miles from the ballpark, but taking the No. 22 bus will have you there within a half-hour. Heart O' Chicago provides a budget price tag but still offers free Wi-Fi and complimentary breakfast. The motel has one- and two-bedroom guest rooms with cable television and daily maid service.
- MLB: Wrigley Field
- Chicago Transit Authority: Route 22
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