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Carlton Inn Midway
Ranked #47 of 188 Hotels in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
Austin, Texas, United States
1 review
“Loved It!”
Reviewed 22 May 2012

When we first arrived, this hotel staff was very warm, welcoming, and helpful. The room was completely stocked and very tidy. After we got settled in we received a phone call from the front desk notifying us that there was an indiscretion with Expedia. The hotel quickly rectified the situation in our favor and put our minds at ease, so that we could enjoy the rest of the evening.
The breakfast at the front lobby consisted of fresh coffee, doughnuts, orange juice, and a Dunkin Doughnuts sausage biscuit muffin, which happen to be what we needed on the run. Upon our return from the days events our room was restocked with fresh linens and cleaned, without us having to ask(which has happened at other hotels). When leaving we were given a sincere farewell and all in all I would absolutely recommend this hotel.

Room Tip: all the televisions could go no higher than 51, so there was no noise disturbance between rooms.
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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with family
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Staten Island, New York
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Reviewed 21 May 2012

We were travelling by car so we chose the Carlton rather than parking in the Loop. Our trip in on the EL was about 20 minutes and we got personal recommendations for food and tours nearby and in midtown. The free breakfast was enough to keep us going as we toured. We could have had a ride to the EL or any nearby restaurant but it wasn't necessary. We did take advantage of a lift in to Chicago's Union station where we caught a train. home.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with family
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Santa Maria, California
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Reviewed 21 May 2012

Dont waste your time looking. Stay here if you are going to Chicago. A staff which was caring, friendly, and fun. The cost was half of the big time operators, and worth what it cost. The place was clean, comfortable, and with an interested security staff. A safe, secure place to stay. Enjoyed the breakfast (free), and it was next to the Orange line elevated to downtown, and Midway Airport. They provide transportation services which were first class. A perfect location. Easy to go where you wanted from here. Fantastic!

Room Tip: Quiet, and comfortable. All were very clean. Looked around, couldn't see a problem with any of...
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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Fountain Valley, California
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Reviewed 20 May 2012

My sister and I stayed for two nights at the Carlton. We loved the personal touches!
If you looking for a cheap motel, this the one to consider.
The staff is personable and are eager to share their ideas of things to do in Chicago. They will transport you to the train station (which is literally around the corner). The staff wants to make sure you leave Chicago with a great impression of their town! And the ride to the airport at 4:30 am by the staff was great.
The rooms are standard for a motel. The beds are standard. The room is a good size. I didn't feel terribly cramped and limited. It was clean with standard amenities. And each room has photos of the owner's dog. That tugged on my heart strings.
They don't have to put out breakfast but they do. Yogurt, bulk donuts and egg sandwiches from Dunkin Donuts.
Make no mistake. It's a big city. You need to be conscious of your surroundings. But I don't think it's a scary neighborhood.
You will be pleasantly surprised with this great gem!!

Room Tip: you can buy train passes from the front desk.
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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with family
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KALISPELL
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4 reviews
Reviewed 16 May 2012

My daughter and I were in Chicago for a business convention. The staff at the Carlton Inn were helpful in providing a public transportation pass at a reasonable cost, printing directions to local attractions we wanted to see, offering advice on restaurants, and providing prompt shuttle service to the airport, train, and restaurants in the area.
The front desk staff found a room with two beds even though they were full . We highly recommend this hotel and plan to stay here again next year when we attend the convention.

Room Tip: Let the staff know what your needs are.
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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled on business
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Assen, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 10 May 2012

With the help of the AAA-tourbook and Map we made our choice for the Carlton Inn because of its location. It proved to be a very good choice as we could simply walk to the elevated train station and reach 'The Loop' in about 20/25 minutes.
We got excellent advice at the desk about where to go foor food and the attractions and bought (at the desk) 3-days public transport cards and 3-day hop-on hop-off cards for the trolley/bus system.
All this helped to make our 3-day stay a great success. The room was fine and breakfast was good as well.
We can certainly recommend the Carlton Inn to anyone looking for a place to stay during a touristic trip to Chicago!

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Palm Bay, Florida
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Reviewed 3 May 2012

Clean room in with no unpleasent surprises. Comfortable bed to give us a good nights sleep,
Mini frig kept our drinks cold and a microwave heated our morning coffee. We were pleased with
our choice when we entered the room. What really set this place apart from other place we stayed
at was a staff that exceded any of our past experiences. Shuttled us from and to Midway airport.
Offered rides to and from nearby stores. Just friendly helpful people.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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Property: Carlton Inn Midway
Address: 4944 S Archer Ave, Chicago, IL 60632-3623
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Region: United States > Illinois > Chicago
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Chicago
#26 Family Hotel in Chicago
#72 Romantic Hotel in Chicago
#74 Business Hotel in Chicago
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2 star — Carlton Inn Midway 2*
Number of rooms: 72
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Carlton Inn Midway offers the amenities and services of home or office. We are located 1.8 miles from Midway Airport with complimentary 24-hour transportation to and from. Whether you are in Chicago for a convention at McCormick Place or Shopping the Magnificent Mile we are 7 miles from the downtown area, with easy driving access via I-55 and around the corner from the Orange Line Elevated Train, a 15 minute train ride to downtown. ... more   less 
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