The Standard Club is not a full-service hotel, but rather a City business club which offers hotel-style rooms as part of their club facilities. My girlfriend and I stayed here for 2 nights for a wedding which was taking place in the Club's ballroom.
As a business club, staying at the Standard Club means losing out on some of the amenities of a full-service 4-star hotel. The front desk is not manned 24 hours, there isn't a true concierge and the room service menu is limited. Further, the rooms and public spaces are dated. The room itself reminded me of what a 4-star hotel room looked like in the 1990's.
That said, what the Standard Club lacks in style and service, it makes up for in price. On the weekend we were staying in Chicago, most of the typical 4-star chain business hotels were charging somewhere between $350-500/night, whereas we paid around half of that at the Standard Club. As such, it can be a good option for someone looking for value, but wanting a room that is a little bit nicer than at the 2-3 star range.
The best part about the Standard Club is its location. Right in the loop, the property is a short walk from Grant Park, Museum Campus, Michigan Avenue and all the traditional core sites of a tourist to Chicago.
While I personally prefer to stay in nicer 4-star properties for most of my trips, for the price I was paying, the location and the good service I received from staff, I can see where the Standard Club can offer a good niche for travellers looking for a good-location value option but not wanting to go to a budget hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Enjoy the charm and magnificence of Chicago from the comfort of The Standard Club. Established in 1869, the Club’s current location, near the financial and cultural districts of downtown Chicago, is in close proximity to many area attractions. The historic clubhouse features sixty overnight guest rooms and suites, athletic facilities complete with indoor lap pool and whirlpool, as well as various elegant dining options. Luxurious accommodations offer our guests the comforts of a small, private hotel with the vast array of amenities today’ business and leisure travelers expect. Renowned for its food and service, The Standard Club features an exquisite dining room in addition to our Grand Ballroom and various multi-purpose private banquet facilities. Our Business Center provides guests with access to a fully-equipped business office during their stay. All of these amenities and services are available to our guests. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Standard Club Hotel Chicago