WESTIN CHICAGO RIVER
Ideally located ..
Upon arrival, the porters makes you feel safe and at home, delivered your luggage to your room and park your car. Perhaps a distinctive feature of a Westin hotel… the lobby is not adequately spacious and not well lighted on the entrance until you get to the reception desk. With no sofas or chairs around, the overflow crowd has to spread out a few steps away to the Bar/Restaurant area where you are warmly greeted by a restaurant staff to take your orders.
Location wise, it is centrally located to all restaurants, entertainments, a walking distance to the Magnificent Mile, and minutes away on a taxi drive to Chicago Art Institute, Lake Shore Drive and Navy Pier.
My room on the 3rd floor is overlooking the Chicago River and it’s congenial exchanging photo shots with the tourists onboard the river boats. The room is quite spacious, comfortable bed with down comforters and pillows and a bathroom with shower/tub, adequately furnished with all the essential toiletries including a bath robe. A pair of slipper might have prevented me from tiptoeing around the dark carpeted floor, but I may have gotten one if I had asked for it either for a fee or free.
Buffet breakfast at Ember restaurant was nothing to brag about. The bacons were getting oily and chewy, the scrambled eggs needs a dash of salt and pepper, diced potatoes looking sleepy and unappetizing. One thing good was the taste and texture of their coffee was exceptional. It’s a medium bodied coffee, smooth, not winey and does not have an invasive aroma.
Service at this hotel was excellent from the porters, receptionists, bartenders to the restaurant servers. All of them were outstanding, considerate, and gracious.
I joined the crowd of satisfied customers to this Chicago Westin Hotel.
July 14, 2014
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Westin Chicago River North allows guests a chance to experience relaxation and renewal while maintaining access to all of their favorite Chicago activities. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Westin Chicago River North Hotel Chicago
- Westin Chicago River North
- Chicago Westin