There’s a lot to consider when purchasing monthly parking, from amenities to when you’ll actually need to park your car. Chicago monthly spots can range from $40 to $515. So it’s important you know exactly what you’re looking for before committing to a spot.
To help you get started, we’ve created a step by step guide to finding monthly parking.
Keep reading to learn the easiest and best ways to find affordable monthly parking in Chicago!
Making dozens of calls or walking around to different garages is a major hassle. Use SpotHero to compare monthly parking rates and reserve a spot online from the comfort of your home!
If you’re short on time and don’t want to call around, we’ve highlighted the neighborhoods with the best rates available for booking online.
Here are the most affordable parking facilities in each Chicago neighborhood:
|Neighborhood||Monthly Parking Rate||Online Reservations?||Address|
|The Loop||$225||Book Now!||111 W Jackson Blvd|
|River North||$255||Book Now!||360 W Hubbard St|
|Magnificent Mile||$160||Book Now!||937 N Rush St|
|Old Town||$215||Book Now!||1560 N Sandburg Terrace|
|Gold Coast||$215||Book Now!||1560 N Sandburg Terrace|
|Lincoln Park||$140||Book Now!||2215 N Clifton Ave|
|Lakeview||$175||Book Now!||635 W Grace St|
|West Loop||$170||Book Now!||817 W Lake St|
|Wicker Park||$120||Book Now!||1456 N Artesian Ave|
|South Loop||$135||Book Now!||1130 S Michigan Ave|
|The Loop – Commuter||$170||Book Now!||Millennium Park Garage|
While searching online is the most efficient way to find monthly parking in Chicago, you also have the option to call individual companies for quotes. Below is a list companies you can call to discuss monthly parking options.
|Pioneer Parking Inc.||http://pioneerparkinginc.com/||(312) 664-3700|
|LAZ Parking||https://www.lazparking.com/||(312) 577-7985|
|Mid-City Parking||http://www.midcityparking.com/||(312) 664-1400|
|7th St Garage||http://www.seventhstreetgarage.com/||(312) 648-9770|
|Hunter Parking Inc.||http://www.hunterparking.com/||(312) 264-6019|
Before you get started, here’s some background information if you’re looking to save money.
1. Be flexible about location to save over $200 – The higher demand for a parking spot, the more expensive it will be. If you’re willing to park a little further away from your desired location, you can save hundreds of dollars.
For best results, consider lots or garages within a 6 block radius of your destination.
2. Park near an El station and take the train downtown - Chicago has a great public transit system, the CTA. If you’re looking to save big on monthly parking, we suggest parking outside of downtown near the train.
Chicago neighborhoods with convenient El parking include:
3. Consider what time of day you need parking - Something you may not realize is that there are actually a lot of monthly parking options. Be careful to not overpay for a monthly parking option you don’t really need.
If you commute to the city during the business week, for instance, you could pay a different monthly parking rate than someone who only needs parking on the weekends.
Check out this blog post for a full rundown of your monthly parking options.
4. Book a spot online - To make sure you’re getting the best Chicago monthly parking deal, we recommend comparing your options with an online parking service. Many of the spots listed online are already discounted. Their location and accessibility are also described online.
If you’re particular about certain amenities for your monthly parking spot, it’s worth doing a bit of extra research to make sure you get it right.
To make it easier for you, we address two important amenities below: valet parking garages and handicap accessible.
Most of the garages in Chicago that offer monthly parking are self park only. But if you’re commuting downtown for work every day, we can understand the desire to park as quickly as possible so you can get to work and start your day. A good way to get in and out quickly? Valet parking.
We did some research and here are 16 garages in Chicago that offer valet service, and have monthly parking:
|Address||Monthly Parking Rate||Reservation Link|
|120 N LaSalle St.||$360||Book Now|
|222 N Lower LaSalle St.||$325||Book Now|
|111 N Wabash Ave.||$325||Book Now|
|165 N Wabash Ave.||$275||Book Now|
|60 E Randolph St.||$275||Book Now|
|315 N LaSalle St.||$200||Book Now|
|165 N Canal St.||$245||Book Now|
|318 N State St.||$200||Book Now|
|300 N State St.||$145||Book Now|
|33 W Kinzie St.||$200||Book Now|
|108 W Kinzie St.||$200||Book Now|
|151 E Wacker Dr.||$150||Book Now|
|17 E Illinois St.||$190||Book Now|
|59 W Grand Ave.||$200||Book Now|
|159 W Erie St.||$270||Book Now|
|118 E Erie St.||$229||Book Now|
It’s kind of surprising that not all parking garages are handicap accessibility in Chicago, but unfortunately there are quite a few that aren’t. Make sure to ask your parking operator ahead of time if they are handicap accessible, and don’t assume they are.
FEATURED HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE GARAGE – 117 N Wells St.
Monthly Rate: $360 | Book Now >>
To save you some time, we made a list of our favorite resources for finding monthly parking deals in Chicago.
Check them out here:
- SpotHero Chicago - Looking for a monthly parking garage in Chicago? Compare options and book a spot on this online platform.
- Chicago Monthly Parking – Find out how to get the cheapest Chicago monthly parking deals on this site dedicated to parking in the city.
- Parking.Chicago – This Chicago parking website has an entires section dedicated to tips and resources when looking for monthly parking.
- SP+ Parking – As one of the largest national parking companies, SP+ has plenty of monthly parking options in Chicago.
- Craigslist Individuals and parking companies alike will list monthly parking spots on Craigslist. Take a look.
- Metra Parking – Commuting from the suburbs? Find a monthly parking spot at a Metra station near your home.
- Yelp - Curious what other people have to say about their Chicago monthly parking garages? Read some Yelp reviews here.
- Cheap Monthly Loop and Downtown Chicago Parking - A blog post with some tips to find cheap monthly parking downtown.
1. Is there a Chicago monthly parking app?
Try the following resources to learn more about parking apps in Chicago:
- Parking apps rush to fill competitive space – Chicago Tribune
- No, seriously, another parking app is launching in Chicago – Crain’s Chicago Business
2. What are the average monthly parking rates in Chicago?
Depending on where you’re parking your car, the rates will vary. Near the Loop you can get monthly parking from $190-$425. If you want a heated garage rather than an outdoor lot, you will have to pay extra.
If you’re looking north of the city, in Lincoln Park for example, the rates are a bit cheaper at $180-$289.
3. Is there long-term parking at O’Hare Airport?
Yes! Going on a long business trip or vacation and need somewhere safe to store your car? Some offsite airport parking companies offer long term parking for that very reason.
Check out these resources to learn more about long-term parking at O’Hare:
- Chicago O’Hare International Airport Parking Guide – Airport Parking Guides
- The Ultimate O’Hare Airport Parking Guide – Parking.Chicago
4. Where is the cheapest monthly parking in Chicago?
According to SpotHero, the cheapest monthly parking spot in Chicago is 500 W Monroe St. at $40 a month.
However, if you look closer into this price, you’ll notice that the price is only for nights and weekends. Perfect for someone commuting to the suburbs, but not ideal for someone looking for commuter monthly parking.