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Postby Michelle V » Thu May 21, 2015 8:12 am

Couple of questions here.

If I get a hotel out by the airport, how easy is it to drive to events.

If I stay downtown can you take the train with out having to carry your bags up stairs to the hotel? My right knee can't handle that anymore. Thanks.
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Re: Couple of questions

Postby annie » Thu May 21, 2015 9:01 am

> If I get a hotel out by the airport, how easy is it to drive to events.

Which airport? There can be quite a difference in ease and travel time.

In general, parking is more of a concern than is driving and travel time. Parking downtown is usually available but not cheap. Parking in the Lakeview (Boystown) area can be a challenge. Parking in the Oak Park area is easy.

> If I stay downtown can you take the train with out having to carry your
> bags up stairs to the hotel? My right knee can't handle that anymore.

Again, which airport? (and which hotel?) I'm familiar with many "no climb" subway/el routes but it depends on from where to where. :)
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Re: Couple of questions

Postby Michelle V » Fri May 22, 2015 10:53 am

Idlewild

annie wrote :
> > If I get a hotel out by the airport, how easy is it to drive to events.
>
> Which airport? There can be quite a difference in ease and travel time.
>
> In general, parking is more of a concern than is driving and travel time. Parking
> downtown is usually available but not cheap. Parking in the Lakeview (Boystown) area
> can be a challenge. Parking in the Oak Park area is easy.
>
> > If I stay downtown can you take the train with out having to carry your
> > bags up stairs to the hotel? My right knee can't handle that anymore.
>
> Again, which airport? (and which hotel?) I'm familiar with many "no climb"
> subway/el routes but it depends on from where to where. :)
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Re: Couple of questions

Postby annie » Fri May 22, 2015 11:00 am

> Idlewild

Say what?

That's the old name for JFK in NYC. This is in Chicago. Do you mean O'hare by chance?
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Couple of questions

Postby External Poster » Fri May 22, 2015 11:56 am

This posting is from: amanda
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Some of the downtown L stops have elevators (Clark/Lake, Jackson, just
to name a couple on the Blue Line.) Buses are low floor, without stairs,
and can be "knelt" a bit for ease of stepping on/off or pulling a piece
of luggage.

I'll let others comment on driving, but some of the O'Hare airport
oriented hotels (especially in Rosemont and near the Cumberland L stop)
are conveniently located near transit.

~ Amanda


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