There are very low rates for 4* hotesl in downtown Chicago on Easter weekend, but I got no deals on Priceline. In 4* and 3.5* North Michigan Avenue-River North zone I bid up to $65 without success. These 4* hotels were at or under $100! Drake, Sheraton, W Lakeshore, Avenue Crowne Plaza, Whitehall, Millenium Knickerbocker. In 3.5* the Wyndham was $89. So I booked the Conrad Hilton (PL 4*-former 5*)for $105 (advance purchase) with free internet and coffee/tea. Hilton Honors members get hot breakfast if over Blue level. I've wanted to stay there and the lowest no-penalty rate was $175. Aftet I booked, I saw Hotwire rates have dropped. Several 4.5* and 4* properties in downtown zones are $76-$90 - probably James, Conrad, Omni, or Palmer House Hilton.