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Review of Travelodge Hotel Downtown Chicago

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Travelodge Hotel Downtown Chicago
Ranked #135 of 187 Hotels in Chicago
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
“Parking?”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2014 via mobile

Passing through, one night in Chicago for the first time. This was one of the few hotels that had vacancy. Booked a room, but was not aware that there was no parking provided by the hotel. There was a parking structure across the street that wanted $60 for over night parking. On a tight budget I thought it was a bit much. I asked the front desk if there was anything close by and cheaper, but all I was told was "no sorry." Luckily the helpful bellhop said that I could park on the side of the street until 8am. Saved me some mula. As far as the room goes, it was nicer than expected from an older hotel. Two beds, clean, bathroom in order, and surprisingly quite. Overall, a decent stay for one night

Stayed August 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
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Toronto, Ontario
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2014

I killed a cockroach on my first night. Didn't see any others. On my second day, my room key wouldn't work. I went to the front desk, got a new key and it still wouldn't work. A maintenance man had to come and change the batteries in the lock, delaying me from an urgent work assignment.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2014

This was an abysmal place to stay. We had reserved for two nights; and we called to say we would not be there the first night but wanted the second night AND we did agree to pay for the first night at the original good rate BUT when we got there we were hijacked for a DOUBLE rate for the second night after we did pay for the first night. It only got worse from there. The room TV remote only goes up or down one channel at a time and when we asked for a channel guide we were told they did not have one. We had to call down for more towels the next day and could not get face towels even then. The A/C had to run at full blast to even keep the room habitable and it was noisy. We asked for a list of restaurants in the area and were told they did not have one nor know of any..... seriously? (this was just laziness) The location is good is the only thing I can say good about the place. I have never had cause to give such a bad review before.

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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Berkeley, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2014

I stayed at the Travelodge this August. We mostly stayed there because it was cheap for Chicago and close to multiple el lines (and buses) and the loop downtown area. If anybody is a blues fan, Buddy Guy's Legends bar is two blocks away. It's a block from Michigan Avenue and Grant Park and the massive Buckingham Fountain.

The place definitely isn't fancy and attempts at decor result in a mish-mash, like in the lobby. But it was clean (some worn parts of the carpet), reasonably quiet (especially with the air conditioner on), pretty much dark at night (though the curtain was a little small). We had no problems with water pressure or doors, and the room was actually a pretty good size, which was mostly useful for the desk. The beds were fine. Also there are some restaurants and bars on Printers Row, a couple of blocks away.

The biggest issue was that the elevators were slow and small. The hotel made a good effort to deal with that by taking people in the freight elevator, which has to be run by an operator. Overall--good if you want a reasonably priced well located hotel and don't care about decor or trendiness.

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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Omaha, Nebraska
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2014 via mobile

We had a very nice big room. The bed was heaven to sleep on. BUT we had no hot water, even after letting them know we needed it fixed. Most of the desk staff needed lessons in customer service.

For example, when we arrived our room was not ready so we asked if we could leave our bags there. The woman at the desk (on Sunday Aug. 17) flippantly told us to give them to Humberto, she did not even ask him to help us. Meanwhile Humberto is goofing around with one of his co-workers. The elevators were very slow and there was no channel guide for the television.

Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Chicago, Illinois
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6 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2014 via mobile

Given the insane cost of downtown hotels, this location is great for a short term stay at a reasonable cost. The closest major attraction is Museum Campus, which includes the planetarium and field museum. The Art Institute is also pretty close. Theres a Thai restaurant connected to the lobby that we didn't try, but its a convenient dining option. The rooms are comfortable and clean and the staff is friendly. Nothing outstanding here, but its a nice place to lay your head and not think about going bankrupt.

Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Travelodge Hotel Downtown Chicago

Property: Travelodge Hotel Downtown Chicago
Address: 65 E Harrison St, Wabash St & Harrison St, Chicago, IL 60605-1614
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Region: United States > Illinois > Chicago > Downtown / The Loop
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #135 of 187 Hotels in Chicago
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2 star — Travelodge Hotel Downtown Chicago 2*
Number of rooms: 233
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