As one of the largest cities in the United States, Chicago is a crowded place… even for people who head there on vacation! With over 30 million tourists visiting the city from across the world every year, finding a place to stay when you’re in Chicago on an extended vacation may seem a bit daunting. One option you might consider for your stay is one of the vacation condos Chicago has to offer.
Chicago has a huge assortment of vacation condos for the individual, couple or family who has chosen the city for their vacation. Most of Chicago’s condos extend along the coastline of Lake Michigan, providing a spectacular lakefront view for visitors. Another large area for condos is the west of the city, and the downtown business core is growing with condo options at a surprising rate.
When choosing one of the vacation condos Chicago has available to visitors, you’ll need to consider that staying in a condo is probably only feasible for travelers spending a week or more in the city. Otherwise, you’ll pay for a week’s stay and only use a few nights. However, for those in the city for an extended time, it may be a better option than paying for a week’s stay in a hotel. Chicago vacation condos generally go for around $1,200-$2,500 per week, depending on location and size of the condo.
Availability for each condo should be kept up to date by the property owners, and typically your vacation condo will have a wide assortment of appliances and amenities that you wouldn’t otherwise have access to at a hotel or campsite. Things like air conditioning, hot water, high-speed internet access, cable television and parking are typical things to look for when considering a vacation condo, and it is important to ensure that the condo has all necessary kitchen appliances: oven, full refrigerator, microwave and coffee maker.
Many condos also have a pool onsite, and it’s important to clear with the condo owner when this can be used and whether or not you need a special pass or ID to access the pool. Vacation condos often have a condo community fitness center for residents and guests to use, which should be inquired after as well.
Since the vacation condos Chicago tends to have available vary from time to time during the year, and are rented out by the owners themselves, it’s important to remember that you’re dealing with real people and not a condo association or landlord when you stay there. Search online to find your best available options, and read testimonials from other people who have stayed in the condo for their vacation. Essentially, vacation condos are apartments owned by other people in a building and rented out to travelers, although the owners are still subject to the regulations of the building landlord. Since you’re dealing with the apartment owners themselves, you want to be sure you’re getting the best deal available, and that other people have been happy with their stay.
The best thing about vacation condos in Chicago is their proximity to the waterfront view, and many of the city’s main attractions are located on the waterfront – just a quick jaunt away from your condo!
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