Luggage Storage in Chicago

Luggage Storage in Chicago

Chicago's most convenient luggage storage locations to drop off your bags to enjoy your day. Starts from just $1/hour. Store your baggage today!
Luggage storage in Chicago

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How it works?
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1. Book
Use our map and choose a shop to store your luggage.
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3. Pick up
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Hourly storage per bag


Pay no more than $10/day

· One-time handling fee of $2

· Insured up to $2000 per bag

· Free cancelation anytime

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Can you store luggage in Chicago?

You can now keep your luggage in many convenient places around Chicago. Knock Knock City offers flexible, secure luggage storage at a low price with up to $2000 of insurance per bag. Store your bags at our convenient locations so you can enjoy all that Chicago has to offer.

You’ll be given one of our branded zip ties that you can use to securely close your bag. Unlike other luggage storage options, we make it easy for you by offering pre-booking through our website. It’s $1/hour (Pay max. $10/bag per day). The rate is the same for all sizes of bags, backpacks, luggage to make it simple. Finally, we understand that plans change, and offer a free cancellation policy at any time, from anywhere. We want to make your bag storage in Chicago an easy, stress-free experience!

Wondering where to store your luggage in Chicago?

Here is the location where you can store your bags for a few hours or days:

Luggage Storage Millennium Park

Knock Knock City Is Bringing Luggage Storage to Chicago

Chicago is a paradise for the curious, the cultured, the foodies, and the adventurous alike. You may have come to The Windy City for any number of different reasons, from trying their famous pizza to experiencing the Chicago Riverwalk or Lincoln Park Zoo. But no matter what you plan to do, your day can really be thrown off by having to drag your luggage everywhere you go. With the closure of Chicago O’Hare’s luggage storage, there’s a general lack of options out there for storing your bags. But not for long!

At Knock Knock City, we partner with stores and shops in convenient locations to make storing luggage in Chicago easy. Drop off your bags at one of our partner locations, seal it yourself with a complimentary branded zip tie, and explore the city with no limitations! The owners and staff of each location are thoroughly trained in security and will take good care of your personal items while you’re away. For even more peace of mind, each bag you store with us is insured for up to $2000. We take pride in providing secure luggage storage for Chicago travelers.

Unlike other luggage storage companies, we will only charge you for the time you actually use with us. It’s $1/hour (Pay max. $10/bag per day). The rate is the same for all sizes of bags, backpacks, luggage to make it simple. We understand that plans can change on a dime when you’re traveling, which is why we also offer a no-fee cancellation policy for the ultimate in convenience.

Chicago Luggage Storage Guide

Luggage Storage Near Chicago Parks

One of Chicago’s premier areas to explore and stretch your legs after a long flight is Grant Park. Located on the shore of Lake Michigan, Grant Park offers walking and biking trails, playgrounds, close access to food places, and attractions like museums and aquariums. An easy way to visit Grant Park is via the Amtrak system that runs through Union Station. Conveniently, they also offer luggage storage there! If you have a ticket, they’ll charge you $10 per bag to store your luggage for the day. If you don’t have a ticket, they still allow you to store your bag, but charge $20 for a day of storage.

Name: Union Station
Type: Public transportation
Address: 225 S Canal St, Chicago, IL 60606
Type of storage: Daily
Price: $10 for ticket holders, $20 if no ticket

Name: Grant Park
Type: Park
Address: 337 E Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60601
Offerings: Walking and biking trails, playgrounds, art, food
Price: Free

Luggage Storage at Chicago Museums

Chicago has a wide variety of museums that span everything from nature and science to contemporary art to surgical history - and beyond! No matter what your interests are, you’re sure to find a museum that will entertain you for hours. Several museums even offer luggage storage. The Art Institute of Chicago ($1 per bag, cash only), the Field Museum of Natural History ($3 per bag), and The Museum of Science and Industry ($3 per item) all offer a place to check your luggage for a small additional fee. Generally, these check rooms are only for use by visitors of the museum.
Name: The Art Institute of Chicago
Type: Art museum
Address: 111 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60603
Type of storage: Daily, for museum visitors only
Price: $1 per bag, cash only

Name: Field Museum of Natural History
Type: Natural history museum
Address: 1400 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60605
Type of storage: Daily, for museum visitors only
Price: $3 per bag

Name: The Museum of Science and Industry
Type: Science museum
Address: 5700 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60637
Type of storage: Daily, for museum visitors only
Price: $3 per bag

Other Luggage Storage Options in Chicago

Chicago is currently struggling with a lack of luggage storage options. However, Knock Knock City will shortly be opening several convenient, affordable locations in The Windy City that you can use to store your personal items, backpacks, and luggage. In the meantime, there are a few options available to travelers who want to explore without having to lug their bags around. Many hotels will store your bags if you plan to check in later that day, or if you’ve checked out but still want to do some sightseeing before your flight. Some hotels with membership programs, such as Marriott, may also be willing to store luggage for their rewards members even if you’re not staying with them. Check with the front desk to see what they can do for you.

There’s Something for Everyone in Chicago

Affectionately dubbed “The Windy City” by locals and visitors alike, Chicago is famed for its stunning architecture, tall skyscrapers, and incredible museums. Located on the shore of Lake Michigan, it also offers opportunities for fishing and boating. And let’s not forget about its world-famous pizzas and other foods, which will leave you wishing for a larger stomach!

A Crash Course in Chicago Travel

One of the first things to be aware of when visiting Chicago is that it can get very cold there. If you’re visiting during the late fall and winter months, we highly recommend bringing hats, gloves, closed-toed shoes, and a warm coat. Chicago has reliable cab services, just make sure to tip the standard rate of 15% to your driver afterward. Or, if you plan to do a lot of traveling within the city, your cheapest option is probably to buy an unlimited pass for the L (elevated train) or bus system.

Things To Do In Chicago

If you’re only in Chicago for a couple of hours and just want to get a good walk in before catching your next flight, we recommend going straight to Millenium Park. Here, you can enjoy public art, sculpture, free activities, and more! Don’t forget to check out the iconic Cloud Gate while you’re there. If you’re a nature lover, you’ll really enjoy the Garfield Park Conservatory, where you can explore several rooms full of exotic plants, art, and even an indoor lake. And don’t forget about Chicago’s amazing selection of world-class museums. The Art Institute of Chicago, Field Museum of Natural History, and the Museum of Science and Industry are just the tip of the iceberg!

Name: Millennium Park
Type: Park
Address: 201 E Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60602
Offerings: Walking and biking, art and sculpture, food
Price: Free-$

Name: Garfield Park Conservatory
Type: Park
Address: 300 N Central Park Ave, Chicago, IL 60624
Offerings: Rare/exotic plant viewing, indoor lake, athletic fields
Price: Free, but groups of 10+ must book ahead of time

Shopping in Chicago

If you’re a shopping aficionado, we recommend jumping in a cab and going straight to The Magnificent Mile. Besides being renowned as one of the most incredible city avenues in the world, it’s also shopper’s paradise. Over 460 stores (and 270 restaurants) are packed into this 13-block stretch of Michigan Avenue. Whether it’s designer clothes, shoes for all occasions, souvenirs, artwork, or household decor, we have no doubt that you’ll be able to find everything you’re looking for and more.

Name: The Magnificent Mile
Type: Neighborhood
Offerings: Architecture, lodging, shopping, retail, food, drink, entertainment
Price: $-$$$$

Places To Eat And Drink

No trip to Chicago would be complete without trying one of their famous pizzas! You’ll be able to find a pizza place that fits every budget and palette, but if you need a suggestion, we recommend Bongiorno's Italian Deli and Pizzeria. They’re affordable, delicious, and serve large portion sizes. If you’re craving an All-American, all-vegan meal, try The Chicago Diner. Breakfast lovers will want to try the unique pancakes and waffles at Wildberry Pancakes and Cafe. And if you’re craving exotic tastes, try the delicious Indian and Nepali offerings at the Chicago Curry House.

Name: Bongiorno’s Italian Deli and Pizzeria
Type: Restaurant
Address: 405 N Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60611
Offerings: Italian cuisine
Price: $

Name: The Chicago Diner
Type: Vegeterian restaurant
Address: 2333 N. Milwaukee Ave
Offerings: Vegetarian and vegan takes on classic American recipes
Price: $$

Name: Wildberry Pancakes and Cafe
Type: Breakfast restaurant
Address: 130 E Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60601
Offerings: Breakfast foods
Price: $$

Name: Chicago Curry House
Type: Asian restaurant
Address: 899 S Plymouth Ct, Chicago, IL 60605
Offerings: Thai, Nepalese, and Indian food
Price: $$

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
When do I pay?
We charge your card after you pick up your bags, only for the duration of your storage! When you arrive at the host location, our host scans your QR code. That processes the check-in in our system. When you go back to pick up your items, our host scans your QR code again, processing the check-out. We accurately track the hours, calculate your total and seamlessly charge your card on file. If you booked a spot but didn’t show up, you don’t pay anything. All payments are protected and processed by Stripe. We are 100% cash-free.
How much do I pay?
It’s $2/hour or $12/day per bag. The rate is the same for all sizes of bags, backpacks, luggage to make it simple.
Is my bag safe?
Yes. Safety comes first. We deliberately vet all our host locations and provide training to ensure that your bags are in good hands. We provide each location with our custom numbered zipties to seal the zippers of your bag. Your items are stored in a private space at the location, and we provide $500 insurance per bag. There are certain types of items that you can not store such as illegal items, items with sentimental value or living things. You can see a full list in our Terms & Conditions. We stored thousands of bags and all we heard is how grateful travelers and commuters are for releasing the burden of their bags and enjoying their time in the city.
How do I book a spot?
Bookings are only made online. It’s very easy and fast to book: Click on the city that you’d like to store your bags in, on our homepage. When you’re on the map, choose a convenient host location and click on the purple luggage icon to select it. You’ll see the “Book” button. When you book, you’ll receive a confirmation email and a QR code on your screen. That means you’re all set, you can head to the location to store your bags.
I’d like to become a host, how do I sign up?
Thanks for considering joining our host network! We’d love to have you on board. Please email your contact information to [email protected], or leave it at our Become a Host page and we’ll get in touch with you about the next steps!
What’s the benefit to hosts?
As a retail shop, you’ll get increased foot traffic, potential new customers and generate supplemental revenue, completely for free! To learn more or to see if you qualify, leave us your contact information at [email protected] or on our Become a Host page and we’ll get in touch with you!
Can’t find an answer to your question?
We have 24/7 chat to make sure that all your questions are answered. Drop us a message and we’ll get back within 30 minutes.
About Knock Knock City
The problem
Picture this: you’ve just arrived at your destination after sitting on a plane for a few hours. You want to stretch your legs and explore your favorite city until your hotel or Airbnb check-in; or you’ve got another long flight and want to make the most of that layover. But there’s a problem: you don’t want to drag your luggage all over the city. What do you do?
The solution
At Knock Knock City, we’ve experienced that problem, so we came up with a way to fix it! We work with local shops and businesses in convenient locations so that travelers just like you have a safe place to store their luggage while sightseeing. All of our locations are carefully vetted for security and the hosts are given in-depth training on handling and safety - which not all luggage storage locations can say. You can store everything from backpacks to luggage for the same low price!
Why we are awesome
Every person’s storage needs are different. Maybe you arrived earlier than your check-in time, maybe you want to enjoy the city after checking out, or maybe you’re a local who needs to store their gym bag in between a workout and dinner with friends. We only charge you for the time you actually store your luggage with us, at a flat $2 per hour. Since schedules can be unpredictable, we also offer a no-fee cancellation policy. Additionally, each bag you store with us is insured, so you can truly have a worry-free experience.
Besides our flat $2 hourly rate, we also offer extended storage options: $12 per day, $49 per week, and $149 per month. Our host locations have great perks for travelers such as offering bike tours, souvenirs, snacks and most of them apply discounts special for Knock Knock City customers!
Carry Less, Do More.
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Carry Less, Do More.
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