In chicago for a conference and had preferred the James before, I chose to go to the Dana this time. The rooms and rates seemed appealing and practical, however, it was an experience of contrasts.
Check in was quick and clear. Got a great room on the 24th floor. Stayed in many a hotel but I really enjoyed the room, top to bottom glass windows facing the downtown chicago, which must be one of the best city views. Great linens, proper, well equipped minibar, good free wifi. Great products from Lather. Nice central location in chicago.
However, poor sound isolation. I arrived saturday night which appearantly is the nights out for party people in the hotel. There is a rooftop bar which i enjoyed until very late but much worse were the obnoxiously loud party people next door which i could follow with every word and drink. Sound proofing is a means of privacy in a hotel, and this was NOT present. The restaurant downstairs was devoid of any ambiance. Merely a passing through place. On checking out the clerk could not be disturbed. So minus on the service.
Went to a steakhouse in a nearby hotel and the place was bustling with so many folks for the conference. The dana was sadly silent and empty. But great great room, good location, and soundproofing would help More
- Free Wifi
- Breakfast included