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Is Barack Obama Worth Spending a Night In This Room?

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October 23, 2008 at 10:15 AM | by | ()

Last night, campaign aides confirmed that Senator Barack Obama is preparing to throw the country's biggest party -- or the biggest sobfest, depending on which ticket you support -- at Chicago's Grant Park.

As one of the the Windy City's most revered public spaces, and the beneficiary of more than a decade of a multi-million dollar renovations, this may very well be the country's biggest post-election party hot spot the night of November 4.

There's only one hotel that's closest to all the Election Night action: The Best Western Grant Park Hotel. But is Barack Obama or any candidate for that matter, worth spending a night in a room that looks like that? Eeek.

Then again, convenience may win out here. You can literally walk just a few steps from the park back to the hotel after the party/sobfest at any hour.

Incredibly, there are still plenty of rooms available, with rates from $150 to $200 for a double room.

Tripadvisor's 97 reviews are generally positive, with a low percentage of nattering nabobs of negativism complaining about the decor (of course), parking, and noise.

If politics ain't your thang, the hotel is still centrally located near The Art Institute, Navy Pier, Sears Tower, Adler Planetarium, Shedd Aquarium and The Adler Park Zoo. You just have to ask yourself if your poor eyes can stand the room decor.

[Photo: BW Grant Hotel]

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