Freshman Away, Parents to Play

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September 27, 2005 at 1:17 PM | by | ()

College. Every parent's dream and nightmare. The most traumatic bit perhaps is the actual depositing of your son or daughter in the dorm room of their dreams and needing to stay in a place that is close enough for you to ease into your empty nest gradually--you know, be available with your checkbook and stuff.

If your son or daughter chooses to go to school in a large city such as Chicago, there are several hundred hotel options, but when you are dropping over $30,000 for school you probably aren't in the mood for a tricked out hotel. The Lincoln Park Days Inn is a prime spot for dropping your freshman off and reliving your twenties, without putting you further in debt. Unlike other Days Inns, this one is in an old and idiosyncratic building. Odd angled rooms, bath tubs with claws, and in some rooms, courtyard views. The court yard is in fact an asphalt covered roof top with air vents that has been beatified by a plaster/cement living room suit on astro turf lawn/rug, yeah, no kidding. One may have to see it to believe it. This, coupled with the waffle maker in the dining room and the free Bally Total Fitness membership, will make you feel like you never even left your McMansion--well, sort of, remember this isn't the Ritz or anything.

C'mon y'all you gotta go budget once in a while, might as well be at a non rat trap with free WiFi, right?

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