In all my years traveling and staying in hotels, I have never been exposed to having to evacuate during a fire. After checking in, there was a fire alarm and nobody really bothered until some people started talking at the corridor. So we thought we better check it out too. It was indeed a fire alarm and we had to use the staircase to go down to the lobby. The Rosemont fire brigade came and after investigating it was probably a false alarm. It was an experience and now I know what should be done in case of a fire.
I have always requested for high floor rooms and being given only 2nd floor room, I was not so happy but I was glad in the end as I do not have to run down many flight of the stairs in the event of fire. From hindsight it was good.
It was a very big hotel that caters for people attending conventions and I guess if you are staying away from the elevator, it would be a long walk to your room. The door of the room was not designed in such a way to close gently as you would hear many people slamming their door. Also there was one morning, the room attendant was vacuuming the corridor and servicing the room next door and was talking loudly with I don't know who, around 8am. That was disturbing as I was still on bed.
I do not like the room decor as it was very old and room were not well lighted. The room size was big and the bathroom was huge for American standard. The only thing about this hotel was it did not provide any room slippers and personal grooming amenities eg cotton bud or cotton pad. It did not have any shower gel/foam and considering there was a bath tub there. Only provided bar bath soap.
It was not close to any amenities or shops except for the Chicago Fashion Outlet and it was a 5-10 mins walk. I did not bother to walk as I took the free Pace Bus at the convention centre to and from the Outlet back to the hotel. That really helps to ease the pain of my leg after a long day of shopping. This bus takes you to the train station as well, so you could go down Chicago city.
Perhaps I would try the other hotels next door i.e. Hilton or Crown Plaza. The rates for this hotel was not attractive too. I checked out after 2 nights and off to Doubletree Schaumburg.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Doubletree O'Hare Rosemont is located adjacent to the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center and five minutes from O'Hare International Airport (ORD) via our 24-hour complimentary hotel shuttle. Recently award 4 Diamond AAA rating. Hi-Spd Internet available in guest rooms for a nominal fee. Parking with in/out privileges: $26/day; Valet Parking: $30/day. ... more less
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