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Great location and in hotel amenities Luxury hotel once upon a time, but lack of appropriate upkeep drops it down a couple notches. Not a bad hotel, just not luxury anymore.
While the exterior of The Congress represents the bygone days of a once glorious hotel, the interior is, sadly, the result of age, poor maintenance, and general neglect. The very first impression I got was the malodorousness that permeated the entire facility. Upon entering my room, the odor was insulting as, clearly, this hotel once permitted smoking (but apparently made no effort to eliminate the persistent smell. The furniture must've been obtained from the local Goodwill as it was well-worn and mismatched. Cracked tile on the bathroom floor made the entire experience unpleasant. Hey Congress owner, it's time for a remodel!
only suggestion for improvements I would have would be the doors to get into the different wings look like service entrances- out of character with the rest of the décor- could use an upgrade.
Way past it's prime...
All the major sites are walking distance from this hotel. LOCATION Our room smelled like cigarette smoke. It was so bad it penetrated our clothes. Also, they had water issues during our stay. There was no water coming out and after they "fixed" the issue there was brown water coming out. The hotel has beautiful designs, but it looks run down. All of their furniture looks beat up. The drapes in our room had holes. The front desk had mediocre service. The bellman were very friendly though. This place has lots of potential because of it's design and location. They just may need new management.
Location was good. Bathroom was not good at all.
For the condition of the the hotel, was MUCH cleaner than I expected. Staff were also very cordial. All I can say is that this was like the Happiness Hotel of Muppet fame. Not one dime has been spent on any hotel upgrades since 1976. Because of the baroque splendor it once had, this hotel is popular for weddings (maybe guests are blindfolded until they arrive in the ballrooms??) All was shabby, falling apart, and rundown with tons of springbreak-like behaving young adults. Walls paper-thin.
Beds are comfortable and the staff is very friendly. Onsite parking is cheaper than others in downtown Chicago. Wifi could be better. The rooms are older in style and decor, but that is to be expected in a 100+ year old hotel.
Margarit at the front desk was phenomenal, and Diaz in security was very helpful.. We came out to catch a couple of Cubs games and sight see. We did not spend much time in our room, which was good because overall comfort was about a 3 out of 10. Old, old old. Reminded me of that 1960's home with the pocket doors, and diamond like door knobs, but has NEVER been updated. A place to lay your head and store your luggage and no more. Although I must admit the pancakes in the rear restaurant from the front desk were GREAT!!!! Cold, I mean COLD water in the bathroom. Peeling wall paper. Hotel really needs to be gutted and updated like yesterday. For $200.00 per night the overall appearance of the hotel was about $40.00 per night. Yes we had a good view of Buckingham Fountain over Michigan Ave. And that is the only thing that gave us some, just some of our money's worth.
The location was perfect The ice machines did not work, went to 11 and 12th floors.... Neither worked. WIFI did not work on the 10th floor the entire stay. In fact it only worked in the lobby for us.
Great location and rich history - opened up the windows for cool air at night.
so many fruit flies in the bathroom! the showerhead was so clogged that the shower sprayed over the curtain and all over the bathroom mirror, leaving about 3 streams of lightly pressured water to shower with.
The location is good: close to subway, next to park, easy to get food to eat. I thought this is a 4-star hotel. When I saw the entrance of this hotel, it looks like 4-star. But when I got into the room, I thought I was in a 2-star Inn. The coffee maker is dirty, full of dust. The computer is not working and not able to off screen. The decoration of the room doesn't look like 4-star. Also, when the guest at next room used the bathroom, the loud "boom" sound would shock you. The WiFi is only free at lobby. The speed is really slow. When I refused to pay $30 for upgrade room with WiFi, the staff looked not happy. My teen girl was very disappointed for her trip to Chicago. She always wants to stay in hotel but this time she didn't want to stay longer.
The amenities were great. I was given a larger room than expected with a nice (but not lake) view. The location was great and all staff were friendly and helpful. My room was quiet and the bed was very comfortable. My room was also very clean and the tv had a lot of channels. Also, the building and common areas are absolutely gorgeous. I loved the gym facility and going for a swim after a stressful day. My only complaint is that there was a lot of loosely supervised young kids at the pool at 9pm. Would be nice if they had some hours for adults only.
Loved the Luxurious Amenities this hotel offers. Our room was comfortable, cold, and dark. All we needed was a fan to soothe me to sleep and upon calling the front desk, they delivered a fan to our room. Only negative I have is that our room had poor lighting. I'm a makeup artist so lighting is key for anyone to put on makeup, let alone a professional makeup artist like myself. Upgrade the lighting please!!
need upgrade. Wall paper in bathroom peered off. Mattress was uneven and too soft. Too dark in the room even in the daytime.
Great location for walking to a concert at soldier field Waited line for 30 minutes to check in and that was for the Hilton Honors pre-checks. Regular check in line was likely 45 minutes+. Keys to our room didn't work. Had to wait in line another 30 minutes for new keys. When we returned at midnight from TS concert and tried new keys they did not work either. Waited 45 minutes for security to open door with 3 small exhausted children. After calling 4 times for security and no luck I finally spoke to a manger and he came and let us in. Was supposed to put new keys under door overnight that was not done. Never received a working key the entire stay. Needless to stay they comped my room. I still had to pay the ridiculous $69 for parking. We will not being staying here again.
Glasses which were used and kept aside for replacement were again kept in the same position for usage. they were not replaced just like any other utilities. overall very nice place
I loved the location of the hotel. It was close to all that o came to town for. Plus the view from my room was spectacular! It was very easy to get a taxi, as the doorman did it for me. The staff was so helpful and friendly. Definitely will be returning on my next trip to Chicago! The only real complaint I can make about the hotel is the Herb n Kitchen on the main lobby floor. They claim to serve Starbucks which they do, but it tastes nothing like the real thing. The ingredients in my frap started to separate-- pretty sure te syrup was expired. But other than that, the rest of the hotel was amazing. I look forward to future stays there.
My hotel was right acros from the park..a short walk from the museum and aquarium, as well as a ferry to the pier! The room was clean and large, and the staff was friendly and helpful. The lobby was beautiful! Hotel also has a large pool..was over all very impressed, would stay again on a return visit! That I had to leave!
Great Location and staff. Booked direct with Hilton for same price with a better cancellation policy and free WIFI for HHonors guests. Plenty of parking around hotel (spothero.com)
Large lift lobby, never needed to wait for lifts Exorbitant price for outdated facilities. Extra charge for gym use, for 2-hour checkout extension, poor Wi-Fi coverage, HHonors login doesn't match room reservation detail. Do your wallet a favour and stay elsewhere.
A Very Walkable City with wonderful waterfront area and Great Food at Lou Malnati's and Gene & Georgetti. Museums, Aquarium, Planetarium, Soldier Field, Jazz Clubs and Great Restaurants...Everything is centrally located in and around Grant Park which is right across the street from the HILTON CHICAGO. The bed pillows were AWFUL! mushy and no support. A minor point, that would NOT prevent me from staying there again. My biggest CON was the cost of parking $56/day (self park) or $70/day (valet), for the cost of the room it should be included. Also in-room WiFi is an additional charge, should also be included.
Beautiful view and rooms Rooms got hot at night and had to shower to feel better about it
Incredibly beautiful hotel. The lobby is a masterpiece. I felt like I was transported in time...with modern amenities close by. Wish there was a refrig in the room but other than that, this trip was perfect. I plan to visit The Palmer many more times.
Location Beds were lopsided, couldn't sleep on it.
Gorgeous lobby with polite staff. The bed was incredibly comfy and the room fairly clean. We had a room that shared a door with another room. It was EXTREMELY loud despite the gentlemen next door speaking in normal volume levels. They had their tv quite low, yet we could hear every word. It made us very uncomfortable. We chose not to make a fuss out of it since we had a terrible drive in and we were only staying one night. The bathroom was TINY.
Walk into the grand lobby and you feel like you're part of Chicago history. The rooms are a little small.
The check in was smooth and easy. Our attendant answered all of our questions and made great suggestions for food and activities. I will say, i had the BEST caramel macchiato at the Starbucks that is in this hotel. I told the barista then, and i'm saying it again now, it was hands down the best! The bed seemed really firm which is unusual for hotels, usually they are plush.
The main lobby and bar were beautiful and relaxing areas and the hotel is well maintained and clean. Rooms and bathroom were very small and the building is definitely an older building. That being said, the interiors were clean and well taken care of, and the common areas were very well kept and beautiful.
Décor in the lobby was fantastic, staff in the restaurant were wonderfully attentive. Excessive noise due to an event with 200 high school and young adults. They were allowed to run up and down the stair wells until 4am even after complaining to the front desk. I expected the Palmer House to be luxury accommodations, but found in reality they do not care about their guests. Host at the Honors desk was very short and abrupt.
The hotel is historic, but apart from the lobby, which is impressive, the historic details are not well preserved, so overall it feels less like a grand old hotel and more like just an old and run-down hotel. The room was small; carpet was worn out; drapes hideous; no fan in the bathroom; a tray of junk food was set out on display front of the bed, which could not be moved without incurring a charge, so it was like we were sleeping in a convenience store.
We had a lovely room, very well decorated. The bed and pillows were very comfortable. It was quiet and the staff was extremely personable whenever we came across them. The lobby itself is worth a visit. It's like stepping into a guided yesteryear. The paint on the back of the bathroom door was flaking. The tv is too small and it was hard to get the remote to work with it from the beds.
In the middle of everywhere I needed to be! Near read line, near great restaurants and near the bean. Bed was a bit too uncomfortable and no water pressure in shower.
Efficient and clean
Location was great. Near millennium park and downtown attractions Never experienced worse hotel staff than this. From the bell man to reception to guest services
Like the decor, rooms were warm and clean, bathroom big and well-lit. Gym was fine, too
The location was nice. Boring hotel, average style rooms and amenities for the price range hotel
Loved the atmosphere, very pretty, very nice hotel. Had a wonderful stay and would definitely recommend it.
Everyone was just so helpful - whether it was advice on the train system, to off the beaten path restaurants or activities, all of the staff went out of their way to help us enjoy our trip to Chicago. The room was very quiet - we seldom heard any noise outside of our door. There was a bit of construction outside the hotel, but even that added to the peace we felt at the facility.
Location, location, location Two blocks from Chicago 'bean' - cloud gate and parks. Front of hotel with construction for 'E' was not pretty -- but we never heard any noise in our room.
I was delighted to be upgraded to a suite, which was very attractively and comfortably furnished - I'm a fan of Mission style. The location is great. Only a few yards away from the Madison-Wabash CTA stop, easy walking distance to Millenium Park, Art Institute of Chicago, the lakefront, many fine restaurants, and the Lyric Opera. Having Ada's downstairs is also a plus for breakfast or lunch. I wish the hotel would provide real glasses for drinking instead of soft plastic cups.
Was a bit of a mess but it will end. Not all rooms have a desk for computers
It's hard to exactly explain the understated but rich comfort of the Silversmith.They've put a lot of effort into getting the interior design just right, in the lobby as well as in the rooms, both of which are very comfortable. The staff is welcoming and friendly. All in all this is one of the best hotels we've ever stayed at, and we've stayed at many. I guess in a nutshell I would say it reminds me of a Kimpton hotel, but with a more quietly dignified attitude. I was underwhelmed by the restaurant downstairs, but it doesn't really matter since there are plenty of dining options in that part of the Loop
We got a great rate on kayak. The room was spacious, bathroom was huge, and shower was great. Lots of storage and hangers. Staff was extremely helpful, very nice, and very quick when help was needed. The view of the room was awful. We looked at a very dirty alleyway with a view of a brick wall. Also our truck was damaged by the valet service. They assured us they would make it right, so that's why I still gave them 4 stars.
Didn't stay here long but got upgraded to a beautiful suite. Great facilities, decor, etc. Staff were very friendly and welcoming. Definitely a great choice!
This is a charming boutique hotel in the heart of the South Loop. Well worth a stay.
Talk to Bennie when you get there. He'll get you set up downtown.
Hotel was very well kept; rooms were spacious; location was great for business Hard pillows, hard mattress, street and hallway noise
Great hotel, well updated. Nice bathrooms and beds. The restaurant downstairs was incredible. The best smoked salmon Benedict I've ever had! Will go back.
The hotel was beautiful and in a perfect location - within minutes of everything there is to do in Chicago. The number one reason I will go back to Hotel Blake is the concierge, Showtime. This man knows everything there is to do and will go out of his way 100% of the time to help you out. We had an amazing time and can't wait to go back. I can't think of a single thing.
Easy parking at lot next door. Easy unload in front of hotel. Great staff at hotel helped with transportation and restaurant choices. Hotel had large rooms and big bathrooms with large modern showers. Hotel allowed us to check our bags and leave them at hotel after checkout on Sunday so we could sightsee all day and get car out of parking! City noises all night but we were too tired from all our activities to be affected at night! No pool or hot tub but we knew that ahead of time. Overall best big city hotel experience we had!
Loved it all! Our new favorite place!
Spacious,luxurious, close to a lot of great sites such as the museums and shopping and site-seeing places. Great to have breakfast included in the price of the room! Not very helpful at first with the parking for the workers didn't know the streets well to give directions to the parking garage and were really trying to have valet parking as the only choice at twice the price at $44/day!
The staff was friendly , I asked for an extra mattress for my child and they sent it immediately and at our arrival night it was rainy and the door man gave us umbrellas to use.The location of the hotel is good too. 1- The breakfast was poor and it was at the reception area (no room for breakfast), It shouldn't be called continental as they serve only donuts and croissant with canned juice and coffee. 2- the room has no fridge, 3- the coffee maker was in the bathroom.4- the internet was so slow. 4- parking costs $44 a night which is too much though all the 4-5 stars hotels I have been to around the world have their own free parking lots for hotel costumers.
Hotel's location within walking distance of everything. Spacious rooms and nice decor. Friendly staff. We'll come again!
The staff was funny and nice.. Best part of our stay was the shower and no one complained of the noises. ;)
Walk in shower was nice, bathroom very spacious. Bed was comfortable. Nice location to restaurants and the river. Staff very helpful, especially Dan. Dan was awesome and helped us book another night so we could be in the city longer. Good price too. A few shower tiles were dark, possible mold. It only had one door so water splashed everywhere. A palm-sized piece of the wall was missing and FYI if you don't want to hear street noise such as sirens and honking ask for a room away from the street, you won't get the best view but you'll be able to sleep without interruption.
Room and facilities Breakfast was unacceptable...a bed&breakfast have million times better breakfast
Very pleasant and helpful doorman. The breakfast and the way it was served couldn't be worse.
Great location. Nice helpful staff. Computers in lobby came in very handy printing out Cubs tickets. Sofa bed and two doubles was perfect for my family. Price was excellent compared to other options. Hallways a little outdated. Really no big negatives.
The location and price cannot be beat! Check in was quick and staff were polite. We got just what we needed, a place to sleep close to downtown, nothing more, nothing less. The place is kind of dingy and run down looking. They never cleaned our room. Not very modern. No mini fridge in our room.
We stayed for 3 nights. We had a room with view of the lake. The price was great and we had access to all of the usual attractions either by foot or by bus.
Fine enough Under construction
Great service and nicely remodeled. Loud wall a/c unit that woke us when it turned on while we slept.
Location Smelled bad No microwave or mini fridge
I was visiting Chicago for a conference in Fields Museum. This location turned out to be a the best. I walked to the museum. The stay was comfortable.
location weight room was terrible, rusted weights.
Staff was wonderful. Rooms were clean and plenty of mid priced restaurants within a block or two for casual drinking and dining. Grant Park is across the street and you can walk to Lake Michigan on large marked and paved pedestrian routes that go under all the roads and over the train tracks. Two major events in the area pushed the room price higher than normal and they are making improvements to modernize but not there yet. Hallway to our room had slight odor.
Staff were very friendly and accommodating. I was able to check into my room early. Good hotel for the price. The room leaves something to be desired. The bed is not comfortable and the room was rather dingy, but you get what you pay for.
hotel was at a perfect location close to Field museum, skydeck, millennium park and lot more. Comfort and luxury at low price. No free Parking available
the entire staff! very helpful,informative,friendly and courteous! restaurant wasn't very good! menu wasn't very large and the food wasn't very good!
All of above. Check in very easy. Felt safe needing key to elevator upper floors. Great breakfast. Staff warm welcoming very helpful. Found an empty Jack Daniels fifth bottle under bed. Not ours.
The staff was very friendly and the room was very clean and well appointed. The location is also very close to many of the attractions that we were seeking out. within walking distance of Millennium park and Navy Pier.
Location, cleanliness, staff. Its a minor thing, but choices of pillows are too thick for side and stomach sleepers. Parking expense.
Staff was great, very knowledgeable and quick to give recommendations and directions. Breakfast had a lot variety and protein and fresh fruit options. Walls were thin, I heard a conversation in the next room at 11pm. Also WIFI access was too complicated to log in from a smartphone that I gave up since I had very limited time in Chicago.
The room was very clean and the bed was awesome. I liked the color choices for the room.
I appreciated the modern design of the room and the comfort of the bed. It was quiet and yet we were merely a walk away from everything that we were interested in seeing/visiting. I wish that I did not have to call from overseas just to confirm my reservation. The front desk personel reserved a nice room for us and made sure that we were not bumped from our room. I had to confirm 30 hours prior to our arrival since I was flying in from overseas and not arriving until 7p. This hotel is also fully non-smoking which was GREAT for me! The breakfast could be better. Once they ran low on food, they did not replenish.
The staff were all very helpful and friendly, especially the woman at the front desk when we checked in. The location was excellent for walking and conveniently situated to mass transit. It was all pretty okay.
Location, rooms, breakfast
The hotel was well located for our purposes--within walking distance of shopping and many attractions. The room was clean, the bed comfortable, and staff efficient. Breakfast was the typical Hampton Inn fare which is good quality geared to a wide variety of tastes and preferences. The facility was an older building that had been retrofit. Our room was a little smaller than other Hampton's. This hotel is probably better suited to a couple than to a family with younger children. But it was efficient and did the job. Décor was funky and different which can work either way depending on perception. Overall, the space worked for us.
The location of this hotel was great. We were in walking distance to everything we wanted to see. Valet and front desk staff were very friendly and helpful. Housekeeping service was very good. The food at the continental breakfast was great, and varied from day to day. The only thing that could be improved is the breakfast area. Where the food is served is very congested and there are not many tables.
The staff were very friendly and helpful. The location is great Yeah, the housekeeping time were at different hours during our stay. Sometimes early sometimes later in the day. it would have been nice if the bathroom/toilet had been sealed to show they have been sanitized.
The room was comfortable and large enough to have a small sitting area. I liked the extra high ceilings because the room felt much larger than the floor space. The beds were comfortable and the furniture in good condition. There was a complementary coffee and tea bar in the lobby with fresh fruit and sometimes cookies. This was a nice stop over before heading back to the room. The breakfast closes on the dot at 10am. This isn't convenient because younger people (I'm 28 years old) like to sleep in a little later. I prefer to get going around 10 or 11am. This is a simple fix, extend the breakfast hours by an hour. I'd like to see more plants indoors at this hotel because the city starts to wear on me after a while and getting a fix of nature is relieving.
The room we had was amazing. The view was amazing. The hotel itself was amazing. The lady who checked us in was very very rude, we booked 2 double beds a month I'm advance and she leads to tell me that we did not. We told her that we wanted 2 queen beds and she lies and says there aren't any rooms available with the bed arrangement we want. When I pull out the paper and show her the we had 2 queen beds, she goes to talk to another person and than a room that fits what we wanted magically appears. Other than this ridiculous incident all of the other staff was very very nice. Avoid checking in with the African-American girl with braces.
Great location and valet parking is great after long drive "Historic " structure inside
For Chicago Michigan Avenue, the price is good for quality, clean rooms. Yes the room is small but very functional. Large bathrooms and plenty of storage.
The hotel was fantastic as well as the staff.It was clean and the bed was extremely comfortable. Great recommendations for activities and food. We had the the tasting menu at Mercat restaurant and had some of the best food we ever tasted. We will definitely be staying here the next visit to Chicago!
The room was comfortable and updated. There was an employee who listened to me (Iesha) and displayed professionalism and good customer service when there was a HUGE error in the room reservation on the part of Kayak/Get a Room. Lobby was inviting, The hotel forced me to upgrade my room and pay more per night due to the reservation made through Kayak/Get a Room which did not secure 2 double beds for 4 people. They contract with Kayak but you still need to call the hotel directly to be sure you are receiving the room you requested. Does not make sense to contract if you still need to call them directly. They did not clean the room during the stay unless asked directly.
Great location, clean room, friendly service Food service only began at 6am.
Staff promptly covered our mistake of a missing room with a walk-in and helped the family stay together during the vacations!
We liked the cleaning lady. She was kind and the most professional. We also liked the gentlemen who helped us get a cab. He was kind and treated us like family. I didn't like how I specifically paid for a standard dooblw queen room months in advance for three days only to arrive and they tell me, "sorry we on have one queen a couch and a cot". This was not a first come first serve. They told me on the phone specifically what i would have. He room unpaid for. Never once did they try to accomidatw me the next day or offer a discount for the inconvenience.I paid over 700$ so my older boys could sleep on a cot that hurt his back and a roll out couch that the springs poked through . This was our first time to Chicago.
Great accommodations for the price, friendly staff with awesome recommendations, clean and in a great location. Would definitely recommend! Only real negative was that the room was constantly too hot with no way to adjust heater or turn on air conditioning. Had to have the window open the whole time to keep temperature down and was still way too hot. Microwaves to reheat food would also be a great addition.
Staff was very accommodating. There was no hassle and no charge for a pull-out bed. They even granted us an extra hour when we were running late on departure. Sadly, I can't give them a perfect rating. On the floor beneath the desk in our room I found a dirty old razor blade. I firmly believe that this was in place for quite some time because of how it was embedded into the carpet. Had one of my children discovered it first it would have ruined our entire vacation.
My room had a beautiful view and the staff were extremely helpful and friendly. Decor is a bit dated and the pool was a too green for me to feel good about swimming in it.
Housekeeping, doormen, and one front desk clerk were very nice. Bedbugs and other staff debating it with me.
Nice pool. Parking was overpriced and when I asked the receptionist for assistance in locating cheaper parking, she told me that I would just have to walk around and find it. The security guard was very helpful in assisting me with that. Turns out a cheaper parking garage was actually next door. Got into my room to discover that they checked me in for the wrong room. I had ordered and had a confirmation receipt for a standard double, she had given me a single queen. When I tried to call down from the room phone, I could never get through to the front desk. When I called from my cell phone as a new customer, I was able to get through and it took some arguing and reluctance on the clerk's part and a long hold before they would honor the receipt I had for the room I paid for. I had ordered and paid for my room over a month in advance. No hotel restaurant or bar, which forces you to go next door to the Hilton and discover how much nicer their place is. I will not be staying here again.
Decent price great location south loop great value. Small bathroom
Good location, comfortable
Location + king room was very comfortable 1 elevator broken
great location Sheets too short, wouldn't stay on bed.
Substandard hotel that charged a a five star rate. Wish I would have slept in my car'.
it was ok to spend the night. we had to pay for parking $60 per night
The room was a good size-a bit plain, but comfortable. The entry/exit to Grant Park for the Chicago Marathon was directly across the street. You couldn't put this building in a better place. Great location.
Clean room, hallway, and downstairs facilities. Friendly & well informed staff. Three medium sized elevators. Small cramped room with tiny bathroom. Even on the 10th floor the sound of blowers in the alley made for an incessant, loud hum all night long. Screaming crickets would have been more welcome. Then the steam radiator heat wasn't turned on until 10pm. My room was about 60°F when the pipe-knocking finally began. The restaurant downstairs was overwhelmed in the morning since only two people were working - though the food was pretty good. I waited 20 minutes to order at the counter and another 20 minutes at the table until my pancakes were finished. 15 minutes later I was finished. Parking is not included and my plans kept me in downtown until 3:30. So I put my things back into my car at the garage across the street after breakfast. When I collected my car it had been parked there for 23.5 hours, yet I paid $15 dollars extra for a second night as I was ready to leave after 2pm. Still cheaper than another night in a hotel plus I was home in about 4 hours anyway.
The only friendly people working at this hotel are the two porters that worked in the lobby. They were friendly and helpful. Especially the man working the night shift. I found every person I talked to at the front desk to be short and rude. I asked about where to park for the best price and he acted like no one ever asked that question before and was rude about his answer. Never mentioned validation to reduce the fee - found that out on my own. Scowled at the mere mention of early check-in and never offered to take luggage. This man needs a new job where he doesn't talk to people. Came back later to talk to a younger guy, thought he would be friendly - but no smile, no helpful tips. Blah. Then the rooms were unbelievably old and run down. Warning: NO BLOW DRYERS in room.
Location, location, location, couldn't have been better. Lobby was beautiful, unlike the rather drab rooms. Cleanliness was impressive and the room maid was such a doll! The Hotel security were both friendly and helpful. It is nice to be recognized and have a cheerful face to see each morning and evening. The front desk clerk was...well there is no other way to put it, absent. In the four days I stayed there I never once found the man at his appointed front desk but was hidden somewhere in the back room. This man never offered anything of help, including baggage help etc. When I did speak with him it was terse and inadequate. Surely didn't make me feel welcome. He should get another job in which he does not deal with the public.
Location - close to downtown Not accomodating on providing sufficient late-check out.
We enjoyed our stay, location is very convenient close to all major attractions. When I arrived person at reception desk told me that my reservation was cancelled though in fact it was not. Customer Service was very helpful to locate my reservation. I just do not understand why hotel staff could not see it.
It's was close to everything so I could explore during my layover and get some .rest. It was good for the price. But I would stay there again. It is next to a loud people mover. Also when they redid the hotel they took to many short cuts peeling paint exposed pipes no breakfast
I really like that is was close to everything. Everything was with walking distance, train, stores, buses, etc. The room was clean and well kept. The room was a little bit hit due to the heater. Try to turn it off but it did not work. Opening the window a bit did the trick.
Parking garage right across the street. Beds were small uncomfortable cheep pillows and sheets. Staff at front desk was rude and not welcoming. Very loud Banging noise on the pipes around midnight. View from Windows was an abandoned building. Only gave us one coffee cup and no water cups.
The people were wonderful. We were able to check in early, and they let us check our bags after checkout so we could explore the city for a little longer before we had to leave to go home. The people and proximity to Michigan Avenue, Millennium Park, etc. were what made our trip. The window air conditioning unit kept the room very comfortable, and there was a safe in the closet, which was nice to have. It was what you would expect from a Travelodge: old, fairly clean, somewhat comfortable mattresses, nothing extra. I am very glad I brought my own hair dryer because they did not have one in the room.
This is a comparatively affordable hotel and a good value for short, busy-schedule business trips. If you don't need the extra amenities and if you want a convenient, clean, no-fuss "place to stay" it's a good find. It is also close to the downtown Universities, making it easier for the moving in (or out) of your college student(s). Although there are many food choices within a few blocks, it would be nice if there was a breakfast choice, that was open early, in the building.
Location, a block from Michigan Ave, but rooms are in poor conditions. Rooms not good conditions, should be panted.
the staff were very cooperative and freindely. economical hotel in an excellent location the smell of the room
They give me lots of informations about traveling.It really helps me a lot!!!
It was very clean, great downtown location, employees were very nice and provided lots of info on the area like where to eat and what to do. The place was fairly quiet, provided breakfast, and had sitting areas with nice leather arm chairs.
Very convenient location. Friendly staff and guests. Linens hadn't been changed on my bed even though I arrived after 4 pm. Room was quite noisy throughout the night with people coming and going. Some one left early about 5 am and left their light on. Part of the hassles of being in a hostel with no curfew.
Safe, welcoming environment. GREAT location close to a variety of attractions, amenities and public transportation.
This place is really good, the staff was amazing and the environment was lots of fun -- without being noise at all! The Location can not be any better. An A+! Water pressure in the room showers needs lots of help!
I liked very much the fact that the room and the bathroom were very clean and the fact that was a safe place and of course the fact that I could lock my BAGGAGE....cause when you share the room with different strangers you never know what you can "loose"....:D The only thing that I didn't liked was the fact that the breakfast was to poor.
well organized, clean rooms.
Nice set up, cafe on ground floor. Community kitchen with fridgerators. You can cook whatever you like and bring back leftovers.. Have to pay 10c a minute for computers onsight.
I saved a ton of money. My room was noisy because of roommates and the train tracks right outside the window.
friendly staff difficult to stay on top of cleaning (kitchen and bathrooms) when so busy
Every member of staff, from front desk to housekeeping, were outstandingly friendly and helpful
Beds very comfortable. Location was perfect. Lighting in bathroom not good at all. Height of tub could be a problem for kids and short adults.
Very unique hotel with cool public spaces and furnishings. Friendly, helpful staff. across the street from the cloud sculpture at millennium park. Highly recommend!
Great location, and beautiful view from the rooftop bar. Renovations in the building are really wonderful, and we enjoyed having coffee in the morning in the lobby area. Unfortunately, the hotel can't decide if it's catering to its guests, or the long line of people waiting to get up to the rooftop. Elevators were extremely slow, and we were told not to take the stairs, even though there was no sign saying staff only. Additionally, the design of the room trumps function. I wish there was a place to hang my towels. And it was dark--I had to move my suitcase underneath the light to find my clothes. And yes, the shower leaked everywhere and was a little cold. But it all looked nice.
Public spaces, vibe, decor, the radio in room. The inability to do a normal load of laundry -- either by myself or by the pound -- they only offered laundry with rates like $5 per pair of underwear was a major hassle/shockingly overpriced. Rooms are pretty small and most face an old factory-type building, but that's no big deal.
This hotel has a really nice "members only" feel to it like a stodgy old man city club with out the stodginess. it is beautifully decorated and the rooms were not your usual doer and feel. There are so many different venues to choose from that we could have never led the hotel. The drinks and food are a bit pricey, but it fits. The only thing I would change about the room is that we wished there was an in room coffee maker. With all of the other stuff they put in the room to charge you for, a coffee make would have been nice. Also, we had to order ice from guest services as there are no ice machines on the floor.
Loved the location the staff and the bed Hated not having a tub , shower only . The room view was a metal structure and a concrete wall . The room was very small.