The James Hotel in Chicago is fabulous. Mr. Monkey scored a spectacular deal on the hotel website for just $129 a night!
the special offers online -- they are particularly good during the off-season (i.e., the dead of winter, which is when we went).
But wait! We did better than $129 a night! We got upgraded from a regular guest room to a one-bedroom apartment! What?!
Mr. Monkey is just that good. He really is a travel ninja.
Our one-bedroom apartment was so spacious, comfortable, and perfect for inviting my pal HaveShoesWillEatandTravel to share the complimentary raspberry chocolate treats and champagne with us.
What a joy to meet my Internet friend in person!