As a sales professional, I stay in many hotels and this one was so bad I had to post a notice. Please, avoid the urge to get such a great price and stay somewhere else. Yes, the property is in a prime location in a beautiful suburb of Chicago, and was a decent sized room for the money, but I will never go back there again. As you drive through the parking lot, you will ask yourself it it is worth sleeping there... transients coming and going, windows cracked, blinds on the lobby falling down, beer bottles laying about, cars with flat tires in the lot, etc. Once you check in, the creaky floors, very old furnishings, and an odd smell make you want to just go back to your car and leave. When I got to my room, the window was wide open so I guessed they were trying to air out some smell, like cigarettes or something. Then I noticed that the toilet was running every so often but since I was watching TV, it didn't seem to bother me much. After I turned off the TV and went to sleep, it was after 1 am (and I didn't think anyone would do anything about it so) I tried my best to sleep with this toilet making a noise every ten minutes! It sits five steps away from the head of the bed. I closed the door and cranked up the fan to try to drown out the noise. Earlier in the evening I looked out the window and saw a tenant lighting a small cooking grill in the back of his pickup truck! The flames were 4 feet tall ...then he walked out of sight with it still burning and came back like it was no big deal. I went out and moved my car further away from him. Anyway, the Super 8 right next door looked just as bad and I think both hotels are renting by the week and month which attracts all kinds of unsavory types. I hope this saves some folks from having as unpleasant of an experience as I had.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- under a new ownership and management 2 Story interior corridor property. I-355, Roosevelt Road exit. Shell Gas and diesel nearby. Restaurants nearby. Metro nearby. FREE parking, HSIA and guest breakfast. Near college of dupage and Wheaton college. Near Odeum Sports and Expo Center, and the National University of Health Science. Indoor swimming pool. ... more less
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