This is the former Sax Hotel and it was just renamed in February 2014. Many of the cab drivers do not know where to go unless you say "Sax Hotel" or "House of Blues Hotel". The three of us stayed for three nights over a weekend and found the hotel to be extremely quiet. Very little noise from the street as our room faced Kinzie Street. The hotel address is listed as Dearborn, but you actually enter from State Street.
The room had two double beds that were very comfortable. The bathroom was huge as well. The décor seems a bit dated but all in all it was a great value. The location is near many restaurants, Harry Carry's, Weber Grill Restaurant, Rock Bottom Brewery and is convenient to walking to the shopping on State Street.
You also have two key cards. One is for the elevator while the other is for your room.
It can be a bit of a hike to the Miracle Mile, but cab far from the hotel to the Hancock Building will run you about $7 one way.
They do put a $100 hold on your credit card when you check in and release it the day after you leave for incidentals.
The room was always cleaned daily while we were out. Never saw any of the housekeeping staff but they do a great job.
The exercise room has four treadmills, a stair climber and a bike along with weights. It's small but never was crowded.
There is a bar just off the very small lobby area but there was never anyone in it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The crown jewel of the Marina City complex in River North, right on the Chicago River - Hotel Chicago, Autograph Collection is steps from The House of Blues. Featuring stylish, rooms with floor-to-ceiling windows, you'll soak in all the magic the city of Chicago has to offer. The Magnificent Mile, Merchandise Mart, Art Institute, Millennium Park, Theater District, and of course State Street's nightlife are all within walking distance. All 354 rooms and suites offer plush comforts amenities include Presidential double pillow top mattresses and 370 thread-count Egyptian cotton linens. All guestrooms feature 42-inch high definition TVs, working desk, fully stocked minibars, and floor to ceiling windows with views of the Chicago River or City. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Sax Chicago