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The Fisher Building
Ranked #152 of 188 Hotels in Chicago
Brooklyn NY
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27 reviews
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“Good Alternative”
Reviewed 4 August 2006

This is an apartment NOT a hotel...but it's great! Getting used to the el train that was mere feet from your window may be an issue (and it was for me in spite of the fact that I live in Brooklyn NY just three blocks from an elevated train -- but the difference between 3 blocks and 30 feet is huge in this case...), but if you have a long stay this is a much better alternative than a hotel.

I went to peapod and ordered groceries to be delivered rather than have to travel on the train to the nearest grocery store. The desk people at the Fisher Building are VERY, VERY nice and accommodating, and deliveries of all kinds were treated professionally.

For some reason the corner of S. Dearborn and Van Buren (where this building is located) is a hangout spot for homeless men. Maybe it's the shade, maybe it's that they can beg from commuters...whatever the reason, they are there almost all the time. As a New Yorker I neither ignored them nor engaged them, but rather simply co-existed with them (as I do here at home). They were all fairly friendly.

For a long-term stay where you want the flexibility of making your own meals in your own kitchen, stay here. If you want room service and maid service, don't. Personally, I loved it.

  • Liked — Location, staff
  • Disliked — The elevated train
  • Stayed July 2006, travelled on business
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Reviewed 3 January 2006

We loved this building. It was conveniently located in the Loop and near the El. The first floor had retail establishments such as dry cleaners and a convenience store. We also had high speed internet in our room along with the full size kitchen. The furniture provided was beautiful and very upscale. We originally booked our stay because our daughter is moving to Chicago and wanted to check it out. Since we enjoyed the building and the management so much, she has decided to live there long term. Bring a blowdryer with you, though, since one is not provided in the apartment.

Stayed November 2005
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Additional Information about The Fisher Building

Property: The Fisher Building
Address: 343 S Dearborn St, Chicago, IL 60604-4000
Region: United States > Illinois > Chicago > Downtown / The Loop
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #152 of 188 Hotels in Chicago
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — The Fisher Building 3*
Number of rooms: 184
Also Known As:
Fisher Building Chicago

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