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Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Lisi55 Wonderful Experience
My daughter and I recently stayed at this Holiday Inn Express for two nights. It was an absolute delight. Our room was small but adequate for our needs. The bathroom was sparkling clean, had beautiful wallpaper and wonderful old tile. Our room had been renovated but still maintained an old-fashioned ambience. The walls were painted a tasteful and relaxing gray while the windows had beautiful dove gray with white trim drapes. We slept well, the walls are thick, so it was very quiet. Breakfast was fresh, hot and tasty. Above all this HI should be especially proud of their staff. Not only did they do their jobs very well, they were very visible, not hidden away somewhere. This visibility meant they were pleasantly exchanging with visitors and making sure their stay was pleasant. Thanks to Edwin, Kirby and the rest of the crew.
Also, this HI is close to the subway, buses, Starbucks and Trader Joes.
We will definitely be back!
August 30, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Amlahsglory Great location, albeit small rooms
We stayed in a standard queen room on the 12th floor. The room itself was adequate, although quite cramped.
With this said we made the most of the space and to be fair we were out and about most of the day exploring the city.
The water when showering did run cold if you showered at the same time as everyone else in the morning.
Other than that our stay was good. Enjoyed breakfast and the August special of pancakes 8pm to midnight.
Location wise it was located well and we were able to get everywhere we wanted on foot.
Front desk and bell staff were pleasant and efficient and helped us when required.If in the area we would return.
August 29, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ilovechicago Great Kept Secret
Staff from door man to housekeeping friendly, accommodating and cheerful. Room is comfortable, bed was great with outstanding pillow: great night sleep. Location is perfect for a Chicago tourist, quick walk to train and Michigan Ave. Safe neighborhood with additional hotel security. Free hot breakfast was nice.
August 28, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by wstnghs SPIDERS
The staff was very friendly on the phone and upon check in but the 5 brown hairy spiders I found was dispicable! 2 crawled out from under the microwave, one in the bathroom and 2 others in the room. Didnt make me really want to close my eyes at night!
August 27, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by DLHill Tired Holiday Inn Express
I enjoy the HI and HIE brands, especially the recently renovated properties. Yes, this is a reasonably priced hotel for Chicago downtown, but still expensive for what you get. My room was tiny and dingy. The bathroom had stray hairs behind the toilet. There is no room for a chair or any other amenities besides a coffee maker and ice bucket. I just couldn't relax as I can in other HIE properties. The staff was polite and friendly. Unfortunately, I won't be back. Even if the prices seems low, you get what you pay for.
August 26, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Timothy64 Good location
Rooms are rather small but what can you expect for that price in Chicago downtown. Location is great just two blocks from Magnificent Mile.
August 26, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Laween Tigers @ Cubs Great stay
Location of this property was outstanding. Short walk to everything. Staff was very helpful. Even though it is an old Hotel, the renovations are great. I would recommend this Hotel to everyone.
August 25, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by thethrill Lumpy bed, poor service
When we arrived I was greeted as a platinum elite member and was told that I would be upgraded to their Executive Club Level room, it was 1501. It was the smallest Holiday Inn room that I ever stayed in. Two beds and a bench. No work desk with lamp, and no turn down service. Both beds were past there time for comfort. They were soft and very lumpy, not to Holiday Inn standards. The valet service was very poor. When we first called to have my car brought to the front of the hotel I was told it would take 5 to 10mins. for it to arrive. It took 35mins. When we returned that night there was no one in sight to drop my car off to, so I went inside and I found the valet in the dining area having a snack and watching TV. I gave him my keys and we went out to find a late night snack. As we were walking a few blocks away from the hotel we heard a car racing towards our direction. Surprise, it was my car speeding by with the valet driving way too fast. Mind you I paid $54.00 for poor service and someone abusing my car. When we returned to the hotel I went looking for the valet to tell him of my displeasure but I could not find him. Breakfast the next morning was my next disappointment, cheese and pepper omelets, sausage gravy and biscuits all ended up in the trash, not edible. While waiting 40mins. for my car I told the front desk of what happen last night and all I got was that they would look into it. Frustrated I just wanted to leave so I didn't say more. I love Holiday Inn but I will never use this hotel again.
August 24, 2015