My wife and I stayed here on a recent visit to Chicago thinking based on the reviews that it would be a wonderful experience, and we found it to be anything but. So many previous reviews mentioned what a great value it was, so I was initially surprised when booking the room to find that the rate was the same if not more than many other properties in the area. My thoughts after so many glowing reviews was that it would be worth it. How wrong I was.
The rooms were noisy, as were the fellow guests and the housekeepers, who thought nothing of talking loudy and slamming doors regardless of the hour of the day. The pool was tiny and always packed, making having a quiet swim or soak in the hot tub impossible. The breakfast area was jammed, leaving no seating area available and people hovering like vultures until a seat became available.
The area isn't close to anything and required a long walk, train ride, or cab ride to get anywhere. The bed coverings were paper thin, and the A/C was oddly tempermental, one minute cutting completely out and leaving the room roasting, another minute constantly recirculating and creating a nonstop draft in the room (of course the windows were sealed shut, making simply getting any fresh air impossible). The windows in the room looked directly into an office building with close, intimate views of people at their desks, and the blackout curtains had to be completely drawn for any kind of privacy. This left the room as dark as a cave for our entire visit. It seems the concept of sheer curtains or blinds hasn't occurred to anyone at this property.
At the end of our visit, we were far worse for the experience, having slept very poorly and feeling like we had to fight for the in house breakfast, peace and quiet, etc. Not a hotel I'd be recommending by any means. We've learned our lesson trying to bargain shop, especially considering this wasn't even really a bargain, and for the same money will be staying at a nicer property on future visits to Chicago.
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