In downtown Chicago, hotel parking rates can climb high. However, some hotels offer free parking or special packages that include complimentary parking.
Chain Hotel Choices
Every guest room comes with a free parking spot at Best Western River North in downtown Chicago. Choose a standard room or a suite with living room and private sleeping area. The hotel has an indoor swimming pool, rooftop deck and on-site fitness room. Parking is also free for guests at the Howard Johnson Inn Chicago Downtown. This property with standard rooms, as well as suites equipped with microwave ovens and mini-refrigerators, has an on-site restaurant. Ohio House Motel is a budget-priced downtown property with free parking, subject to availability. Some of the standard rooms at this motel have mini-fridges and microwave ovens.
Luxury Lodging Options
The Wheeler Mansion, a restored 1870 mansion and National Historic Landmark, has free parking for guests. All its rooms are decorated with antique furniture and unique art. Luxury suites have fireplaces, spa baths and European art pieces. This hotel offers free breakfast and 24-hour complimentary coffee and tea service. At the Ritz-Carlton Chicago, parking is complimentary if you book a room with the Chicago Escape package. This package includes a 15 percent discount on room rates if you stay more than one night. This Four Seasons high-rise hotel has standard rooms and suites. Luxury suites each have two full bathrooms.
Hotels with Parking Packages
At downtown’s Embassy Suites Chicago, valet parking in the hotel garage is complimentary if you select the Park and Play package when you reserve a room. The hotel has standard rooms and two-room suites. Breakfast is free, and so are afternoon receptions with complimentary beverages and light snacks. Book a room at the Holiday Inn & Suites Downtown Chicago under the Chicago Free Parking Package or Triple Play Package and parking is free. This property has an on-site gym, restaurant and bar, as well as an outdoor rooftop pool and deck.
At Nearby Hotels
Chicago Lake Shore Hotel is 6 miles from downtown and offers free parking. Many of the standard rooms and suites at this lakefront property include views of Lake Michigan or the lake and downtown Chicago. The hotel has an on-site gym, restaurant and outdoor swimming pool. Free parking is available at several hotels about 9 miles from downtown near Chicago’s Midway Airport, including Carlton Inn Midway and Best Western Inn & Suites Midway Airport. The Chicago Transit Authority’s Orange line is a rapid transit train that travels several times daily between the Midway area and downtown.