I have stayed at the Buckingham Club several times over the past several years. On weekends you can often get a room for $200 or less. On my recent Presidents Day weekend trip it was under $150 a night.
There are only about 20 rooms here, all ringing the 40th floor of the newer of the Chicago Board of Trade buildings. Check in is a bit unusual as you enter the office building and check in at a small desk in the lobby. You are then given two keys, one that allows entrance into the building and elevator, and a second that is a traditional room key.
You have to take two elevators to get to your room, which is a very minor inconvenience.
Rooms themselves are very nice with amazing Chicago views. While rooms on the North and East sides face the city, we actually like the south facing rooms with views of the lake, river, train stations, and aircraft landing and arriving at Midway.
Location is convenient to Union Station, CTA, and loop attractions like the Willis Tower. It is a bit far from some of the traditional tourist spots in Grant Park or the Magnificent Mile. Also, while the neighborhood is vibrant during the business day, there are not many restaurants nearby that are open during the nights or on weekends.More
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