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    Bought tickets yesterday for the May 30th VH show at Allstate. My wife and I are heading up from St. Louis that morning. She wants to hit Ikea (some store) on Saturday. Started doing some homework on expedia and travelocity for a decent but not crazy priced hotel that would be in the area of the arena and her store. Just wanted to ask someone from that area before I made a decision. Any help would be appreciated.
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    Hack, I can't vouch for any of the hotels, but I'll try to help. Since the Allstate is close to O'Hare, I imagine you'll find quite a few hotels in the area. There are a couple even within walking distance of the arena. In fact, if you look back to the thread from the last Chicago show, I believe several board members stayed at one of the hotels close to the Allstate, that may help you decide. IKEA is right off the expressway about 15 minutes away (west) from the Allstate. I'm not sure what the going room rates are these days, but as long as you stay close to the area I don't think you'll find anything that bad.

    I'll be more than happy to give you a few opinions if you have an area you're looking at or a specific hotel you're interested in.

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    [QUOTE=Hack;985898] She wants to hit Ikea (some store) on Saturday. QUOTE]


    Oh man, if your wife is anything like mine, you'll be in Ikea with her for what'll seem like YEARS, buddy. YEARS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jackpar5150 View Post
    Hack, I can't vouch for any of the hotels, but I'll try to help. Since the Allstate is close to O'Hare, I imagine you'll find quite a few hotels in the area. There are a couple even within walking distance of the arena. In fact, if you look back to the thread from the last Chicago show, I believe several board members stayed at one of the hotels close to the Allstate, that may help you decide. IKEA is right off the expressway about 15 minutes away (west) from the Allstate. I'm not sure what the going room rates are these days, but as long as you stay close to the area I don't think you'll find anything that bad.

    I'll be more than happy to give you a few opinions if you have an area you're looking at or a specific hotel you're interested in.

    Jackpar
    Thanks for replying. I'm on a break at work right now. I'll pm you tonight or tomorrow at the latest. I have all the hotels that expedia and travelocity had minimized on my computer at home. I'd like to hear what you think before we decide on one.
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    Oh man, if your wife is anything like mine, you'll be in Ikea with her for what'll seem like YEARS, buddy. YEARS.

    I've been with her a few times and it truly is amazing. She told me once that Ikea is to her what Van Halen is to me. Is that unbelievable? The day after we saw VH in Houston in 2004 we went. Saw a bunch of people in VH shirts which was cool. Beyond that, it's torture.
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    You'll have no problem finding a hotel close to the Allstate Arena, I'd be more concerned with the checkout line at IKEA
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    Quote Originally Posted by RayBan View Post
    You'll have no problem finding a hotel close to the Allstate Arena, I'd be more concerned with the checkout line at IKEA
    Ikea is the Swedish Wal-Mart. The furniture is crap. Go for the votives.

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    Hack,
    I searched the previous Chicago thread and found several people stayed at Best Western O'Hare. Its .5 miles from Allstate Arena and is $149 per night unless you're a AAA member which is $10 less.

    I'm in the same situation, driving from STL w/a friend to see the show. I also picked up tickets yesterday and was surprised to see floor seats still available in section 2 on ticket master. I saw them in KC, STL and couldn’t pass up the opportunity to see the second to last show of this tour. Hopefully Eddie is still sober, if so it will be another great show!

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    Quote Originally Posted by orion View Post
    Hack,
    I searched the previous Chicago thread and found several people stayed at Best Western O'Hare. Its .5 miles from Allstate Arena and is $149 per night unless you're a AAA member which is $10 less.

    I'm in the same situation, driving from STL w/a friend to see the show. I also picked up tickets yesterday and was surprised to see floor seats still available in section 2 on ticket master. I saw them in KC, STL and couldn’t pass up the opportunity to see the second to last show of this tour. Hopefully Eddie is still sober, if so it will be another great show!
    You and I are thinking the same thing. Second to last show of the tour, Friday night, 4-5 hour drive; have to go. We're probably gonna make a reservation tonight at a hotel. Thanks for the info on the Best Western.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hack View Post
    You and I are thinking the same thing. Second to last show of the tour, Friday night, 4-5 hour drive; have to go. We're probably gonna make a reservation tonight at a hotel. Thanks for the info on the Best Western.
    Great minds think alike. I just scooped a nice pair for this show off ticketmaster too. Will be show #5 for me for the tour, and you said it perfectly...one last time to see them that works for my schedule!

    Hey, try tripadvisor.com for a list of hotels along with reviews and ratings. You can search Chicago, then pick O'hare from the dropdown and you'll find out which ones are worthy and which are dives. It's a great resource. As already mentioned, there are quite a few within stumbling distance from the arena.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shaker View Post
    Great minds think alike. I just scooped a nice pair for this show off ticketmaster too. Will be show #5 for me for the tour, and you said it perfectly...one last time to see them that works for my schedule!

    Hey, try tripadvisor.com for a list of hotels along with reviews and ratings. You can search Chicago, then pick O'hare from the dropdown and you'll find out which ones are worthy and which are dives. It's a great resource. As already mentioned, there are quite a few within stumbling distance from the arena.
    Thanks Shaker. I've never heard of tripadvisor. I'll check it out. Stumbling is the perfect word by the way. I really think we will get something within walking distance if we can. I guess save on parking.
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    We decided to go again after seeing them in Milwaukee.

    We scored tickets in the 14th row on the floor.

    We are staying at the Holiday Inn Express which is about 2 blocks from the Arena. Should be a nice walk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kansas666 View Post
    We decided to go again after seeing them in Milwaukee.

    We scored tickets in the 14th row on the floor.

    We are staying at the Holiday Inn Express which is about 2 blocks from the Arena. Should be a nice walk.
    Even if it costs a few bucks more walking distance is ALWAYS the way to go. Driving and parking is such a hassle, not to mention its nice to drink as much as you want without worrying.

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    Just made a reservation at the Best Western O'hare for the May 30th show. I can cancel/change all the way up to the day of . Any thoughts from anyone who knows the area?
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    The Westin is pretty nice down there, and close to the arena.
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