Price From $100
'Hood River North, a high-foot-traffic neighborhood between Chicago Avenue and the Chicago River. Walkers enjoy an eclectic mix of upscale art galleries, trendy restaurants, and perennial crowd-pleasers such as the Hard Rock Cafe.
First Impression A suburban roadside motel transplanted to the city. Many of the rooms at the two-story complex face the parking lot next to a kitschy "Ohio House Motel" sign.
The Rooms While they're hardly luxury suites, the rooms offer all of the basics at a more-than-fair price. Expect clean, serviceable quarters that are surprisingly quiet, given the neighborhood's bustle.
Plus Sophistication is a short walk away. You'll find art galleries, antiques stores, four-star restaurants, and stylish late-night bars.
Minus If you're looking for cozy, boutique touches in your accommodations, this motel isn't for you.
Free Wi-Fi? No. Wi-Fi is available for $10 per day.
Credit Cards Accepted Visa, MC, AmEx, Discover, Diners Club.
Details Doubles from $100.