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What $200 Gets You at Hotels Around Town

Whether you're looking to drop $20 for a six-bunk dormer at the Wrigley Hostel or $445 for a lake view room at the Four Seasons, our city's eclectic mix of accommodations has you covered. So, let's say we've got about $200 to burn, the Saturday night of Fourth of July weekend (the 6th) to book, and no set neighborhood in mind. What are our options? You're in luck, dear reader, because we did the online scouring for you -- and found plenty of places to sleep off a weekend of red, white, and blue Jello shots in style or just keep the celebration going:


? Acme Hotel Company Chicago, $194: There's only one room left on our chosen weekend at this brand spanking new River North hotel that's been earning accolades from the likes of The New York Times. With Lather bath products; hip décor; and an optional "Hair of the Dog" package (two bottles of Powerade, aspirin, and a gift certificate to MBurger) for an extra $25 to cure what ails you after a night on the town, this one gets points for creativity.



? Palmer House Hilton, $199: Getaroom.com will get you a discounted evening at this 140-year-old Chicago landmark sandwiched between the Art Institute, Millennium Park, and State Street's shops. Standard big-name hotel niceties such as wireless access, flat screen TVs, an indoor pool, whirlpool, sauna, and fitness center come with.


? The W Chicago Lakeshore, $199: Waterfront digs and the W chain's signature chic-ness plus a rooftop lounge, indoor pool, and pet-friendly amenities.


? Longman & Eagle, $185: Whiskey is king at this Logan Square restaurant/bar/inn. In addition to the 148 kinds of the spirit, the place has six rooms for overnight guests complete with funky touches like a vintage Akai cassette tape console and accompanying mix tapes, modern furniture, and custom artwork and wall coverings.


? The James, $224: A boutique option not far from Michigan Avenue's shopping district, The James has a chic, minimalist vibe and a coveted "Hottest New Beach Hotel" award from Travel + Leisure magazine to tout. Fancy extras include complimentary triple-distilled in-room water, a warm towel with lemongrass oil (who'd have thunk an oily towel could be so appealing?), and "a nightly homemade turndown treat" – we're not exactly sure what that means but we like the sound of it.


? Hotel Indigo, $208: This more colorful chainlet of the InterContinental Hotels Group (Holiday Inn, Crowne Plaza, etc.) boasts a Gold Coast location, fitness center, and original art by William Olendorf. But you'd better be into the color blue.


? Welcome Inn Manor, $169: For a historic stay on the South Side, turn to this 1893 Queen Anne residence offering free shuttle service, fireplaces, and a traditional B & B decor. There's also an in-room bottle of wine dying to be cracked.
·Hotels Week 2013 [Curbed Chicago]

—Gwendolyn Purdom