It was in Chinatown.
The place was a dump. Our bathroom didn't have a doorknob, it had a plastic cup jammed into where the doorknob once was.
Chinatown Hotel is in fascinating Chinatown. There one can forget that one is in the USA for some time. One can enjoy great Chinese food from morning till midnight. One is a short walk from the CTA Red Line which runs 24 hours. You get a simple and basic room -- hot enough shower, hard enough bed, space enough to unpack and pack, quiet enough. Microwave, refrigerator, and public computer are in the lounge.
The desk clerks seemed overworked.
The room was very small but cozy.
The streets were very noisy and the closet was bigger than the bathroom. Only one person at the desk spoke English (but she was very friendly) and the hallways were very small too.
Location and dining posibilities around
nothing, service is very bad
The tv in the room has the "China Central tv" channel, which is a Chinese language channel from mainland China.
Very loud noise from a truck outside in the morning.