Posted 17 April 2012 - 07:19 AM
Elgin stations are not convenient to hotels and I don't know if there are taxis there. Elgin has gone a bit downhill.
If distance is no problem, the Metra goes to Woodstock, which has a small hotel a block from the Metra station. Again, not sure of the price, but there are other hotels which the waiting taxis can take you to.
However, the Metra station for some of the trains is about 3 blocks from Union Station in Chicago. Don't know if you were aware of this.
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