Spent 3 nights here for a scientific conference
Location is excellent my room looked over the river- and you are right across from the river walk park- perfect for walking or jogging. Very close to Michigan avenue and shopping , museums- you can easily walk along the Magnificent mile, to Millennium Park, Chicago Art Institute and Navy Pier. I highly recommend the Architectural tour by boat-incredibly well narrated by a lecturer from a college with an MSc in Art History- was a fabulous intro to Chicago.
Rooms are spacious modern and clean and well air conditioned. Was comfortable and quiet.
The concierge was very helpful and friendly- made restaurant and boat tour reservations very efficiently.
Dining- I had a burger outside on their river front patio the first day -very good, but breakfast and particularly room service are overpriced and so is the minibar- I found a good place across the street for breakfast and next to it a good coffee place, as I found the hotel prices over the top even for a big city hotel and besides the burger and one breakfast, I went outside for everything else.
I particularly don't like the amount they charge for internet and that they even charge you 2.25 for making a toll free call- unnecessary and irritating considering the price of the room. I am a Starwood preferred guest and I think that should include internet- there should be some perk and would make me more likely to chose this hotel chai in future.
Conference venue was for the most part ok, but the first day there was very loud disco music in the room next door that drowned out our speakers. the organizers asked several times to get it stopped- the management was not very responsive as it went on all morning, and this loud noise was particularly surprising at a morning session (8 am -noon).
Overall a nice hotel, in a good location, but a bit pricey for a scientific conference.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Sheraton Grand Chicago is Chicago's premier downtown riverfront hotel, just off Michigan Avenue, and within a short walk of Navy Pier, Millennium Park, museums, shopping and entertainment. The hotel offers spectacular views of either Lake Michigan or the city skyline. Guests enjoy deluxe accommodations, including Sheraton's Sweet Sleepersm Beds, in-room safes, coffee makers, in-room refreshment center, high-speed Internet access, cable television with movies and video games. Club guest rooms, located on the top four floors, feature plush robes, turndown service, complimentary continental breakfast and afternoon hors d'oeuvres. There are five distinctive restaurants and lounges, including the acclaimed Shula's Steak House, health club, indoor swimming pool, sun deck, sauna, and massage therapy. ... more less
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