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“Great for U.Chicago visitors” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Hyatt Place Chicago-South/University Medical Center

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Hyatt Place Chicago-South/University Medical Center
Ranked #24 of 187 Hotels in Chicago
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Brooklyn, New York
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29 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Great for U.Chicago visitors”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2014

We stayed here for U. Chicago admitted students weekend. I am so glad we discovered it because this is definitely where I will stay whenever I visit my daughter. It is a 20-minute walk from campus, but there is also a free shuttle provided by the hotel. The Metra, going to the museums downtown, is just 2 blocks away. There are some nice restaurants within a few block area, plus an ice cream/fudge shop across the street. The room was nicely designed, peaceful. A 3' wide divider defines a seating area with sofabed separate from the beds. There was a hot breakfast buffet every morning. They have a 24/7 gallery menu, which is reasonably priced (unlike room service) with light fare. You call down and order from the desk, and they call you back when it is ready for you to pick-up. The front desk and housekeeping staff were very friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Dobson, North Carolina
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2014 via mobile

My wife and I attended a small family reunion May 15-20 and were pleasantly surprised by the hotel and staff. The lobby was very appealing and comfortable and the breakfast there was very good. Easy to get around the area and nearby bus to take into downtown. It was a quaint neighborhood with neat movie theatre and fudge factory across the street.

Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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Spokane, Washington
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43 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2014

It's a good thing that this new Hyatt Place is as nice as it is because it's really the only thing going in the Hyde Park/Kenwood area of Chicago. The room was very comfortable, the amenities were nice, and the service ranged between adequate and very good. The included breakfast buffet was also above average. Best of all though was the location. 53rd & Harper is such a great location for the nicer restaurants in Hyde Park/Kenwood, and just a block from the Metra train platform.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Lafayette, CA
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66 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2014

My family stayed here one night as we visited the University of Chicago. It was a convenient location and I was able to find free street parking for overnight. The breakfast was much better than I had expected and had hot burritos and sandwiches. The decor of the hotel and room were fresh and modern and very clean. The bed was very comfortable and fixed my ailing back from the previous hotel. They have a shuttle to the University, but we did not use it. If we are going to the University of Chicago again, we will definitely try to book here.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank dnadad
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New Jersey
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49 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2014

The staff was wonderful. I really enjoyed my stay. Every staff member from the front desk o the house keeping asked if I needed anything. They gave an excellent dinner recommendation for me to try Chicago deep dish pizza and made sure I knew it took 40 minutes to cook, so that I planned accordingly. It was easy to get the car from the lot by texting and the car arrived right out front of the hotel. Breakfast had a variety of hot and cold foods and opened up really early which helped my schedule.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Durham NC (USA)
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75 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2014

A hotel like this is long overdue in the Hyde Park area, and this one is ideally located, just steps from shops & restaurants and only 2 blocks from the Metra station and express buses to downtown Chicago. The room I had for a recent business trip was unusually spacious (large L-shaped sofa to sit on) with a very modern and super-clean bath (glassed-in stall shower was also nice and large). The staff seemed quite friendly and helpful on issues ranging from transport, to making change for a $10, to getting a cup of coffee after breakfast had finished. The free breakfast is impressive, with a tasty range of fresh hot and cold items -- definitely a cut above the kind of motel breakfast that is normally offered without charge. The pool is tiny, only for dipping, but the fitness room more than adequate (there is also a good gym across the street). No complaints whatsoever -- everything was as it should be.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Bradenton, Florida
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303 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2014

As a lot of people come to find out, South Side in Chicago has a horrible reputation. Some of it is deserved, some not. However, staying at any hotels in the country and the world, I would be hard pressed to find another experience that would be close to staying at this hotel; everyone goes out of their way to be friendly, pleasant and helpful, at all times. This is, in my mind, what the hotel experience should be. The view is not the greatest, but it is a Hyatt Place that is better appointed than a lot of them, so I would highly suggest this place. If we go back again, we will stay here again, if we cannot get rooms on the Magnificent Mile at the Park Hyatt or Hyatt Regency.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Mali_Urke
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Additional Information about Hyatt Place Chicago-South/University Medical Center

Property: Hyatt Place Chicago-South/University Medical Center
Address: 5225 S Harper Ave, Chicago, IL 60615-4113
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Region: United States > Illinois > Chicago > Hyde Park
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #24 of 187 Hotels in Chicago
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Hyatt Place Chicago-South/University Medical Center 3*
Number of rooms: 131
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