My husband and I lived in Chicago for four years, so when we went back recently to visit friends for a weekend, we weren't concerned with getting a top-of-the-line hotel to experience the city from. We wanted a good location, a comfortable room, and that was about it. We found a great deal at Hotel 71 through Easyclicktravel.com and found that the TripAdvisor reviews we'd read about the hotel were fairly accurate.
We checked in late on a Friday night due to a delayed flight. The man working the reception desk seemed a little spacey and first gave us a key to an occupied room--we went up there with our luggage and opened the door to find it chained and the TV on inside! We went back to the front desk to request a second room--this time we got a smoking room after we had requested nonsmoking. Finally, the 3rd room they gave us fit the bill. The chaos upon check-in is the one true complaint I have about Hotel 71.
The room was clean and comfortable and a great deal for the price we paid. The tub in the bathroom did drain a bit slowly, but not enough to bother us. The staff were all kind and attentive and the location truly can't be beat. I think my husband summed it up best by saying that the Hotel 71 is a hotel that probably used to be really great, but has languished a bit over the years and could use a little TLC. For the price we paid, though (about $115 a night), we felt we got a great deal of value for our money.
If you are planning your first trip to Chicago, though, I would recommend not going with the Hotel 71 just to save money--splurge on a nicer hotel in the same River North area and enjoy your experience in the city!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Wyndham Grand Chicago Riverfront boasts an unrivaled location in the heart of the city--where the Chicago River and North Michigan Avenue meet. Freshly renovated, the hotel updated guest rooms, 24-hour complimentary fitness and business centers, and Hoyt's Chicago-an in-house restaurant located on the lobby level of the hotel. This all-day dining venue features culinary delights inspired by Midwestern tastes and locally grown produce. Whether you're visiting Chicago for business or leisure purposes, you'll find yourself within minutes of your destination--the Loop, Michigan Avenue, Millennium Park, Navy Pier, the River North District and more. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- 71 Hotel Chicago
- Hotel 71 Chicago