Thank you so much for your suggestion...................I appreciate your help. I will certainly have a look at the Oakbrook area. The price for a 4.5* is amazing. We snagged the Conrad downtown for July 19 - 23 for $125 on the hotwire Travel Ticker. We are very pleased with this as any other deal we have come across is not available for the dates we are looking for. Wondering if there is an important convention going on that week. Anyways, thanks again for your help.