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Cheapest Parking Free parking maybe?

#1 User is offline   Kyuu 

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 01:07 AM

So, any free parking? I doubt it.

Anyways. I've skipped the previous 2 ACENs. Where's the cheapest parking available these days? Already looked up info. for the CTA lot:

$5.00 for 0-14 hours
$8.00 for 14-18 hours
$12.00 for 18-24 hours

Ugh, I remember when this lot used to be $3.00 for 24 hours. Anything better than that? I intend to commute Thurs-Sat.

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 06:56 AM

View PostKyuu, on 19 April 2012 - 01:07 AM, said:

So, any free parking? I doubt it.

Anyways. I've skipped the previous 2 ACENs. Where's the cheapest parking available these days? Already looked up info. for the CTA lot:

$5.00 for 0-14 hours
$8.00 for 14-18 hours
$12.00 for 18-24 hours

Ugh, I remember when this lot used to be $3.00 for 24 hours. Anything better than that? I intend to commute Thurs-Sat.

For daily commuting the CTA lot would be the lot I would choose.

For those staying at the con and do not mind a short trek. O'hare airport Lot F is $9 per 24hours. Basically its park here, take the parking bus to the airport terminal and walk to ground transporation to take the shuttle bus from the airport. The Embassy Suites bus leaves from door 3.

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 07:39 AM

CTA, is that the parking area slightly north of the Hyatt? I parked there last year, plan on it again, and can't remember the prices.
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Posted 19 April 2012 - 07:44 AM

View PostEkqo, on 19 April 2012 - 07:39 AM, said:

CTA, is that the parking area slightly north of the Hyatt? I parked there last year, plan on it again, and can't remember the prices.


Yup that's the one.

And I think magicalgamer is right in that the O'hare parking is probably cheapest though it is a bit of a to-do to get to and from there and the con. I wish I new more but I'm lazy and will pay whatever the Hyatt charges me.
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Posted 19 April 2012 - 07:54 AM

Awesooome, now I can give my group more accurate parking costs to pitch in for. :D And it's a lot cheaper than I thought it'd be, so we all save money now! xD Thanks!
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Posted 19 April 2012 - 12:38 PM

CTA, pretty much. In the past Denny's let me park there wih no worries but it appears theyre more strict now due to so many people. They told me if I stayed I'd get towed. Darn. :P
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Posted 19 April 2012 - 03:00 PM

View Postmagicalgamer, on 19 April 2012 - 06:56 AM, said:

For those staying at the con and do not mind a short trek. O'hare airport Lot F is $9 per 24hours. Basically its park here, take the parking bus to the airport terminal and walk to ground transporation to take the shuttle bus from the airport. The Embassy Suites bus leaves from door 3.

This is the one I always recommend as well. It may be out of the way, but it's the cheapest, transportation to the hotel is free and you have the police and the TSA keeping your car safe.
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Posted 21 April 2012 - 05:23 PM

The CTA lot is really your best bet, unless your willing to park really far away.

And do be careful about leaving your car a bit past the paid for time, I got a parking ticket there, just 45 minutes after the time expired once.

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Posted 21 April 2012 - 09:49 PM

Hello! Can somebody help me to find help me with finding the CTA parking lot you are talking about on the map, please?

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Posted 21 April 2012 - 09:58 PM

Don't read the previous post, I've already found it)) But is it safe to walk there? It looks like a highway without any commodities for pedestrians.

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Posted 21 April 2012 - 10:00 PM

View Postchiba_no_koibito, on 21 April 2012 - 09:58 PM, said:

Don't read the previous post, I've already found it)) But is it safe to walk there? It looks like a highway without any commodities for pedestrians.

There is a sidewalk on both sides of the street.
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Posted 22 April 2012 - 09:07 AM

The highway is an overpass. You can walk safely under it.
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Posted 22 April 2012 - 02:39 PM

Are there not any parking garages at the hotel?This is the first year I'm driving, so I have no idea.

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 02:48 PM

View PostKii, on 22 April 2012 - 02:39 PM, said:

Are there not any parking garages at the hotel?This is the first year I'm driving, so I have no idea.


There are, though this thread was looking for the cheapest parking and the hotels are not going to be the cheapest.
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Posted 22 April 2012 - 03:05 PM

View PostTheStrongJaeger, on 22 April 2012 - 02:48 PM, said:

There are, though this thread was looking for the cheapest parking and the hotels are not going to be the cheapest.


Alright. Thanks! I panicked a little.

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 03:56 PM

You may be able to park where the truckers leave their trailers.
http://maps.google.c...d4499c15acc513d
I remember parking here years ago so I don't know 100% if it's still free.
It's kinda far though (at the west end of Balmoral Ave.)
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