This hotel is located near the airport and about 20 minutes by cab, 40 by train, to downtown Chicago.
I booked three weeks in advance. My work was sending me to Chicago and I needed a hotel for two days. I stumbled upon this place one night and decided to book it.
I was staying two days and the hotel offers a 20 dollar discount per stay if you stay only two days or less. Pretty nice.
Upon checking in you will notice there is no lobby here. Just a desk. I checked in at 2 am and had to wait for service. The lobby is only open 7 am to 11 pm. There was a language barrier with me and the lady at the desk. Luckily I would only need to talk to her when checking in and out. She asked us for our name and for some odd reason would not allow us to charge the room to another one of our credit cards. Who knows why but after checking in she gave us a room key and a passcode for the internet.
There is a washer and dryer area here. Room service will cost you. You get free towels if you bring them to the front desk daily. If you would like room service it will be 5 dollars a day or after 7 days you get a complimentary cleaning. If you are complaining about this, then do not stay here and go to the Holiday Inn down the street.
My room had a full sized fridge, a shower/bath combo, a desk area, cooking area, microwave, and a coffee pot. This was nice. Why stay at a basic hotel when for the same price you can stay at a place like this?! It's like living at home!
The place was very quiet. Not much traffic in the hallways because most of the people were staying for a while. You can hear the planes overhead, but you are at an airport so it is to be expected.
The tv in the rooms need updated but if you are in Chicago there is plenty of stuff to do instead of sitting in your room.
The internet here was pretty basic. No ground breaking speeds but good enough for basic browsing.
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- Also Known As:
- Extended Stay Des Plaines
- Des Plaines Extended Stay