If you’re flying into Midway Airport in Chicago, there’s a greater than 50% chance you’re using Southwest Airlines, an excellent low-cost carrier. And if you’re flying on a budget airline, it’s also likely that you’re not planning to stay in a lush $270-a-night hotel, unless you got lucky on Priceline. So for Chicago visitors who are scrimping on travel and lodging costs in order to free up extra cash for playing in the city, it’s worth considering budget hotels near Midway Airport. Although most of the common tourist attractions in Chicago are near downtown or north of it, cost-conscious travelers can still crash close to Midway and take the cheap 25-minute ride into the Loop on the CTA Orange Line. In fact, even some of these budget hotels near Midway operate shuttles to the airport – and thus the train station.
Budget Hotels near Midway Airport, #1:
Sleep Inn, Midway Airport
6650 S. Cicero Avenue
Bedford Park, IL 60638
On the higher end of “budget” but still cheaper than many of its neighbors (like the Marriott, Marriott Courtyard, and Hampton), the Sleep Inn is located just one mile away from the airport. They offer a free shuttle to Midway, an exercise room, free breakfast, free newspapers, and other nice but non-extravagant amentities for a comfortable but cost-conscious stay.
Budget Hotels near Midway Airport, #2:
Extended Stay America, Chicago-Midway
7524 State Road
Beford Park, IL 60459
You may be surprised to learn that extended stay hotels often have some of the best rates, especially on the weekends, when fewer business travelers are in town. And no, you don’t necessarily have to stay in Chicago for weeks at a time to get a deal. In testing out prices, for example, I selected a random four-day weekend in July and found that this hotel unexpectedly came up with the cheapest rates of anything in the Midway area. You’ll probably get more in-room stuff than you need, and you won’t get daily housekeeping – but the deals can be surprising!
Budget Hotels near Midway Airport, #3
Best Western Inn & Suites, Midway Airport
8220 S. Cicero Avenue
Burbank, IL 60459
Always known for being cheaper than the average hotel (though occasionally a little grubbier, too), the BW chain’s Midway location is a little farther south than some of the other area hotels. That said, it’s got the standard amenities at a low cost.
Budget Hotels near Midway Airport, #4:
5335 S. Pulaski Road
Chicago, IL 60632
Just a hop and a skip from Midway on 55th, this low-frill hotel is a solid budget choice because of its proximity to the aiport and its free shuttle service.