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“great location, super service”
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Carlton Inn Midway
Ranked #46 of 189 Hotels in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
Burlington, Canada
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“great location, super service”
Reviewed 13 November 2013

Just came back from 4 days of seeing the Chicago sites. Hotel was perfect for us. 5 minute walk to Orange Line. Shuttle from airport to hotel, great breakfast to start the day. Spent 12 hours seeing the sites and then 12 hours at hotel. Hotel service was great. Just the little things that made it like when they gave us a list of nearby restaurants and grocery stores, a CTA card that would of cost us $5 each, free Wi-Fi. Room was clean, bed was firm and TV worked fine. The only drawback was the nearby traffic noise. Once in a while big trucks would drive by, but for what we paid for the room, I could live with it. I guarantee there would be noise in a fancy downtown hotel. When we were walking downtown there was constant sirens all the time.
Would go back in a heartbeat.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 12 November 2013

We booked a room at the Carlton Inn because of its proximity and shuttle service to Midway International Airport, and arrived late the evening before our flight. Although the hotel is rather rundown and in need of some updating, we were very pleased with the front desk staff and the overall service. Unfortunately, we had no time to sample the breakfast offerings. Our shuttle arrived and got us to the airport as promised, and we left our car in the hotel lot for a week.
We were even more pleased with the return shuttle service. We called the hotel upon landing in Chicago, and our shuttle was outside before we had even retrieved our bags, and the friendly driver hadus safely back to the hotel in good time. I recommend this hotel for brief stays.

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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Reviewed 7 November 2013

I will definitely visit this hotel again. The front desk lady, Valerie is very helpful. Cosy bedroom with very nice breakfast. Free shuttle from hotel to nearest Pulaski train station. Direct CTA to Chinatown via 62 Archer. Good location... 18 minutes to Roosevelt downtown station.....

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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Reviewed 24 October 2013

I go to Chicago every year for a full week of work. The people who work at Carlton Inn remember me. They are the most friendly, helpful, courteous hotel folks I've ever come across. The rooms are neat and clean. I like having the refrigerator and microwave in the room. I need those! For my job, this hotel is the perfect location. It's a free and quick shuttle ride from Midway and it's easy to get on the Stevens Expressway. There is a good grocery nearby, small non-chain restaurants, a Target, etc.
I will emphasize that the staff at Carlton Inn Midway are the reason this is a great place to stay. They go out of their way to take care of you and are genuinely friendly and helpful. See you next year!

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled on business
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Liberty, Kentucky
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Reviewed 22 October 2013

Great staff service, good clean rooms, good food. Stayed for a couple of days, and it was still pleasant afterwards. We would recommend it to anyone staying in this area of Chicago. Will be staying here again in the future! ~Xavier

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Longmont, Colorado
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Reviewed 21 October 2013

The Carlton Inn near the midway airport is a decent friendly place to stay.The room was clean if not well appointed. The bed was horrible, lumpy and hard on one side and lumpy and soft The grounds and surrounding area was clean and well kept. The staff was always friendly and helpful. They were also very responsive to room requests. But, the best reason to stay at the Carlton Inn is the shuttle service. In particular one driver who made our stay terrific. He picked us up from the airport with pleasant conversation, made a couple suggestion for where to eat and helped us out with some necessities we had forgotten. He ran us around a couple more times always pleasant and helpful. He also teaches martial arts to kids at the local rec center. He is a true chicagoian. They serve a free continental breakfast, but don't be fooled the pancakes taste like rubber. Do try out Pindos for breakfast. The neighborhood is not the greatest so do take them up on the free shuttle service. The L is only a couple blocks away and they will shuttle you over. If you take a cab into downtown it will cost $25-$30. All in all the Carlton is not the Hilton, but worth the money so if you go say hi to our driver for us.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Virginia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2013

This is a very nice two-story motel in a nice residential area near the Chicago Midway airport. Their shuttle service provides convenient access to Midway and to nearby restaurants and grocery stores. The Pulaski station of the Chicago Transit Authority "L" system is less than a five minute walk from the motel. The rooms are clean and well maintained. I will stay here again on my next visit to Chicago.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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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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