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Days Inn Chicago 2.5

Lincoln Park, Chicago, Illinois

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  • Rock-and-roll history
  • Near Wrigley Field and the Lincoln Park Zoo
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free passes to LA Fitness next door
  • On-site fitness center


  • No room service or restaurant
  • No business center

Bottom Line

For a Days Inn, this 133-room hotel has a lot of history: It used to be known as the Rock and Roll Days Inn, and had many famous bands and musicians coming through. There are solid freebies on offer -- Wi-Fi, breakfast, LA Fitness passes, and on-site fitness center access -- and the rooms are clean and comfortable. The Lincoln Park area is far from most tourist sights, so if a downtown location is a necessity, look into the Hampton Inn Chicago Downtown/Magnificent Mile.

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Historic rock-and-roll crash pad


The Days Inn Chicago, located in a historic 1920s building, was once known as the Rock and Roll Days Inn: Famous past guests include Kurt Cobain, Sheryl Crowe, Radiohead, the Dave Matthews Band, and the Goo Goo Dolls. 


Lincoln Park neighborhood, close to Wrigley Field

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Located in the Lincoln Park area, the hotel is a short drive to the Lincoln Park Zoo and Wrigley Field (where the Cubs play). Major attractions like the Magnificent Mile, Museum of Contemporary Art, and Willis Tower are within a 15-minute drive.

  • Two-minute walk to shopping on N. Clark Street
  • Four-minute drive or 17-minute walk to Lincoln Park
  • Four-minute drive to Lincoln Park Zoo
  • Five-minute drive to Wrigley Field
  • Nine-minute drive to Magnificent Mile
  • 10-minute drive to the Museum of Contemporary Art
  • 10-minute drive to Navy Pier
  • 11-minute drive to Millennium Park
  • 13-minute drive to the Chicago Loop
  • 13-minute drive to Willis Tower
  • 27-minute drive to O’Hare International Airport


Clean, with basic contemporary decor


Rooms are plain, with brown carpeting, beige walls, and simple furniture. But they're immaculately maintained and impressively equipped (free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, coffeemakers, and safes; some rooms have microwaves and mini-fridges). Bathrooms are also basic, but spotless, and have wall-mounted hairdryers, basic toiletries, and shower/tub combos. Rooms facing the street may get noise from outside traffic and nearby bars, but the hotel provides ear plugs.


Solid freebies: Wi-Fi, continental breakfast, and gym access


The hotel provides a free breakfast buffet each morning, with waffles, toast, bagels, pastries, oatmeal, hard-boiled eggs, yogurt, juices, teas, and coffee. And unlike many value hotels offering continental breakfast spreads, the Days Inn Chicago actually provides a decent amount of tables and chairs in its breakfast room. In addition to the free breakfast, the hotel has a free on-site fitness center, plus access to LA Fitness next door (with an indoor track, lap pool, sauna, and whirlpool). There's a daily fee for valet parking, but Wi-Fi is free throughout the hotel. There are also vending machines, an ice machine, laundry facilities, and a 24-hour front desk staff. Pets aren't allowed.

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644 W Diversey Pkwy, Chicago, Illinois 60614-2068, United States


(773) 525-7010

Room Types

  • Executive Room
  • One Double Bed Room
  • One King Bed Business Place Room
  • One Queen Bed Business Place Room
  • One Queen Bed Room
  • Standard Room

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