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Ohio House Motel
Ranked #131 of 192 Hotels in Chicago
Reviewed 12 June 2012

Dirty. Bedbugs. Human fluids on the comforter (hey - that's not comforting), thin blanket, and sheets. Room smells like death. I stayed here because everything between downtown and ORD was booked. Next time, I'll upgrade and sleep in the bus station.

  • Stayed: June 2012
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7  Thank aronsolomon
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Management response:Responded 25 June 2012

Thank you for staying at The Ohio House Motel during your recent trip to Chicago. We apologize for any inconveniences you may have experienced during your visit. Over the past two years, we have made many upgrades to our motel, such as new carpeting and furnishings in most rooms. As you know, the only room available on that day you checked in was a smoking room. We are sensitive to the fact that for a non smoker, a smoking room can be unpleasant, but you agreed to take the room under the circumstances. Please allow me to reassure you that our rooms are inspected daily for cleanliness and to give our guests the highest level of guest satisfaction. And, like most hotels, we employ a nationally known pest control company to ensure that our rooms are pest-free. Anything less that that is unacceptable to our motel. Upon your return to Chicago, please call me directly so that I may make a reservation for you in one of our newly renovated rooms.

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Reviewed 11 June 2012 via mobile

We stayed here on a road trip across the states. We chose this hotel mainly for the location and the free parking. The motel has the same comforts as motels you find along the highway, only this one is downtown of a major city. The biggest advantage of this motel is also the biggest disadvantage. Being in the middle of the city you get a great deal of noise. 2 busy streets, a gym and a nightclub around the corner can affect your night sleep. It didn't bodder us at all, great stay for a reasonable price!

  • Stayed: June 2012
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2  Thank Dimitri T
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Larry J, General Manager at Ohio House Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 28 November 2016

Thank you very much for taking the time to review your recent stay with us. I assure you that this has been addressed by proper management. We truly appreciate your feedback

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Reviewed 4 June 2012

Great value and location.. but beds are very uncomfortable...cardboard would ne better...and if you are not a heavy sleeper,then prepare to not get any sleep.you can hear everything through the Windows..and sat night at three in the morning.when the bars let out is like the movie fast and the furious.

  • Stayed: May 2012
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2  Thank piz26
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lmanager, General Manager at Ohio House Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 8 June 2012

Thank you for choosing The Ohio House Motel for your stay in Chicago. We apologize we did not meet your needs during your last stay. Our recent upgrades have included all new bedding as well as new air conditioning, renovated rooms, and microwaves and refrigerators in select rooms. We assure our guests a most clean comfortable stay. Please call us again and we will asign you to a room that best meets your needs Thank you.

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Reviewed 30 May 2012

My girlfriend and I drove through Chicago and stumbled upon this place. It was the only place we could afford so we decided to give it a try. Boy were we sure disappointed! There was a couple days of heat, 90+, and our room was super hot. We asked the office folks to turn on the a/c and they said they would. It came on for maybe a few minutes. We thought if we went sightseeing and came back later, that the room would be cool. Sadly, it was still hot even after the sun went down. The place is decent and the rest of the stay was fine; staff was nice, rooms pretty clean. But I wouldn't recommend coming here on really hot days.

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank JT357
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lmanager, General Manager at Ohio House Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 4 June 2012

Thank you for choosing The Ohio House Motel during your visit to Chicago! We have been making many improvements to our property recently. Our goal is 100% guest satisfaction and comfort. We are making the necessary adjustments to our new and upgraded system assuring you a most comfortable stay. Thank you for letting us know.

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Reviewed 29 May 2012

Was told by an employee at the thermostat in the rooms are DUMMIES and that if a guest calls to complain that staff is to tell them that the temperature can be controlled remotely.

Their home office does not want guests to know that the thermostats are dummies.

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled solo
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2  Thank Withheld798
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lmanager, General Manager at Ohio House Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 4 June 2012

Thank you for choosing The Ohio House Motel during your visit to Chicago. We have made many upgrades and improvements here to reassure our guests they have the most comfortable stay! We are currently making the necessary changes to our new a/c system to continue to be the best value in town!

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Reviewed 25 May 2012

We stayed 5 days here,the location is excellent,very central.prize is resonable,room is fine but the problem is with room tempreture control,we can not controll tempreture from our room,its control by menegment office........,lots of good resturants nearby.

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Larry J, General Manager at Ohio House Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 28 November 2016

Thank you for your excellent review of The Ohio House Motel! I'm so happy to hear that you enjoyed your time with us. We truly appreciate your feedback and I can assure you that it will be passed along to the appropriate departments. Please come back and see us again sometime!

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Reviewed 24 May 2012

There are very few bargain hotels on the North Side and this is one of them. It could not possibly be more convenient. Plus, there's free parking (first come, first serve) and the biggest McDonald's you've ever seen across the street. It's kind of a treat to stay in a Chicago motel that feels like a small town roadside place. No huge lobbies to navigate (or stumble through!), just an average + room in a good part of town. You get what you pay for and you get a lot of convenience and the comforts of home here.

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  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled solo
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Larry J, General Manager at Ohio House Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 28 November 2016

Thank you very much for taking the time to review your recent stay with us. I assure you that this has been addressed by proper management. We truly appreciate your feedback!

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Additional Information about Ohio House Motel

Address: 600 North LaSalle Street, Chicago, IL 60654
Region: United States > Illinois > Chicago
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #131 of 192 Hotels in Chicago
Price Range: £64 - £215 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Ohio House Motel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 50
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Ohio House Motel offers 2 star accommodations in the heart of downtown Chicago. We are walking distance from Chicago's finest attractions and are located in Chicago's River North neighborhood with free parking, Wi-Fi, HDTV, and free breakfast when you book us direct! The Ohio House Motel offers the best value lodging in downtown Chicago! ... more   less 
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