Hotels in East Chicago, Indiana

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East Chicago overview

East Chicago is a budget-friendly place distinct for its live music and sports, and known for its marina and casinos. You're sure to appreciate the ample coffee and bar options. Families will find plenty of fun at Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum and John G. Shedd Aquarium. Make plans to visit the popular University of Chicago and McCormick Place. A family- and business-friendly area, East Chicago also has something for everyone.

Where to stay in East Chicago

With a wide assortment of lodging choices to choose from, East Chicago has options to suit everyone's style. There are 316 hotels in the East Chicago area and you can shop as many as 104 deals for rooms on, some with discounts of up to 65%.
  • • 65 2-star hotels with an average price of $47 per night
  • • 127 3-star hotels with an average price of $71 per night
  • • 87 4-star hotels with an average price of $109 per night
  • • 25 5-star hotels with an average price of $159 per night

Here's the top hotel based on 138041 user reviews of East Chicago hotels: Ameristar Casino Hotel East Chicago

How to get to East Chicago

Fly in to Chicago, IL (MDW-Midway Intl.), 17.7 mi (28.5 km) from downtown East Chicago. Chicago, IL (ORD-O'Hare Intl.) is the next closest major airport, 32.6 mi (52.5 km) away.

What to see around East Chicago

Outdoorsy fun is on hand like strolling the marina and sporting events, along with attractions such as:
  • • Indiana Harbor
  • • Buffington Harbor
  • • Hammond Civic Center
  • • US Cellular Field
  • • Soldier Field
Sights especially popular with families include:
  • • Childrens Museum of Oak Lawn
  • • Deep River Water Park
  • • Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum
  • • John G. Shedd Aquarium
A top draw is the area's live music scene, as well as places like:
  • • Bronzeville Children's Museum
  • • Midwest Carvers Museum
  • • Chicago Museum of Science and Industry
  • • Oriental Institute Museum
  • • Smart Museum of Art
Some top places to visit in the area include:
  • • University of Chicago
  • • McCormick Place
  • • First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
  • • Field Museum of Natural History

When to visit East Chicago

Wondering when's the best time to visit? Here are seasonal norms to help you plan your trip:

Seasonal temperature averages
  • • January-March: 52°F day, 14°F night
  • • April-June: 82°F day, 33°F night
  • • July-September: 84°F day, 48°F night
  • • October-December: 69°F day, 17°F night
Seasonal rainfall averages
  • • January-March: 10.0 inches
  • • April-June: 11.5 inches
  • • July-September: 11.0 inches
  • • October-December: 8.2 inches