Assuming a budget of ~$150 per night (need only a clean room and a good shower - would not like to pay for Gym/Pool and conference rooms..) I found no deals in the Loop or downtown area (where I will be spending most of my time). I am willing to commute and will be much obliged to have some recommendations regarding other Chicago neighborhoods (as close as possible to the loop, safe and with good public transportation) for my search,
Particular hotels recommendations around this price range will also be appreciated! (I will be visiting Chicago Sept 12-16) . THX!