Staying in Chicago with 6 friends (mid twenties) for a weekend away Oct 25-28. I have been to Chicago and have stayed at the Hard Rock. I enjoyed my stay there and the location, but the rates for that weekend are in the mid $ 300s. Thinking of trying to find another hotel in Chicago for maybe mid $200s a night. Needs to be a good location to bars and resturants, hopefully able to walk there. Not sure if I should try the W Lake Shore Drive or the Westin Michigan Ave. Our group likes to go out and have fun so we don't want to stay anywhere too stuffy, but definitely would like clean and decent rooms. Any input would be great!