I came with my family to Chicago to run the marathon for the second time, ours was a 6 night stay. The location could not have been better, my wife and kids had the chance to see me pass at 3 different points all very close to the hotel. In addition the distance to the marathon starting line in Grant Park is in walking distance and belive me that is something great for a runner.
The hotel is just two blocks from The Magnificent Mile and all the other touristic places in downtown Chicago are really close too; there is a lot of nice restaurants and iconic restaurants like Billy Goat that are just steps from the hotel.
The rooms are very, very clean and in general all the property is well taken care of. Rooms are small but nice, they only have two minor problems in my point of view, one is that they only have a very small closet and 3 drawers, and the other is that the tv cabinet/drawer is in between the living room and the beds so you don't have the TV in front of you but in a forced angle to the living room.
Their staff is HIGHLY motivated, specially the girl that runs the restaurant, who was happy and nice all the time we were there.
The complimentary breakfast is probably the one with wider selection that I have ever seen, food is not pre-made but made at their kitchen; they have choices for all kind eating, including healthy choices, the only minor negative thing is the cardboard plates. An early breakfast for the marathon runners will be a plus.
This is my kind of stay, well located, safe, simple, clean and with good food.
Hope to be back for next years marathon and this is going to be my place to stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The newly-renovated SpringHill Suites Chicago River North is located just north of the Loop in the city's trendiest neighborhood. Surrounded by the highest concentration of restaurants and bars in downtown Chicago, our Chicago River North hotel is a top choice for travelers. Guests love being within walking distance to Magnificent Mile, Navy Pier, North Avenue Beach, and Millennium Park. Our newly renovated guest rooms feature brand new mattresses, all-new plush bedding, stylish new sofa-sleeper, a refrigerator, microwave, and complimentary high-speed Internet Access. Start your day with a complimentary continental breakfast, and cap off the evening with dinner and drinks downstairs at Hub 51 by Lettuce Entertain You. For a more convenient stop, hit the brand new Holloway's Bar, located in the lobby. Keep up with workout routines in our 24 hour fitness center or relax with a dip in our top-floor, indoor pool & hot tub. Get the most out of your next stay with full-service amenities like self/valet parking, room service, and high-floor suites when you stay at the SpringHill Suites Chicago River North. ... more less
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