We travel to Chicago many times a year and have stayed in about 20 different three - four 4 star hotels there. Hotel Felix should NOT be considered a four star. Not even a 3 1/2.
Nice walk-in shower
Nice towels and bath products
Excellent TV w/ great high def reception
'Whole Foods' down the block
Trains relatively close (abt. 5 blocks)
EXCEPTIONALLY SMALL ROOM!!!
No extra chair. There was JUST the desk chair for sitting. Anyone else had to sit on the bed.
Pillows were all the same - and very THICK.
Complimentary one-size-fits-all robe appeared to be a women's size 10.
No coffee maker in the room.
No surface space to put anything, especially suitcases.
No dressers. There are four large drawers built-in to the bottom of the bed. This worked OK for us but older folks might find the bending and kneeling to be a challenge. When the drawers are open they are major obstructions and no one can pass by.
If someone was sitting at the desk, you nearly had to crawl over the end of the bed to get around them!
No light on the clock for night-time viewing.
Very few outlets for charging cell phones, etc.
The heat was hard to control and noisy. When it cycled on, you would get a blast of cold air in your face, even though the vent was on the opposite wall.
I rarely write a bad hotel review on TA. In fact, most of the time I am delighted with our room. The Hotel Felix, though, was disappointing in so many ways. I guess the smallness of the room was the worst aspect. Three days of climbing over the bed to get around the ONE desk chair in the room did not create warm-fuzzies.
Other folks wrote about how welcoming the staff was. No one ever said one word to us. Not a "Hello" or "Welcome". Nothing. But that is no big deal. I only mention it because it is in sharp contrast to many other postive comments about the staff. While we were there, a man came to the front desk saying that the room he was just assigned was already occupied. I read about this happening in other traveler's posts, too.
Apparently there is free coffee in the lobby in the morning. We weren't told about this but over-heard reception telling another guest about it. When we went downstairs for coffee at 8:00 a.m., there was only decaf remaining.
I would not want to stay here again. The room seemed too small for even one person to move about comfortably. From the hotel pics, it looks like there are rooms with a desk chair plus another chair. At least ask for that when booking a room.
But the TV was awesome!
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