Rated 4.1 out of 5 by 428
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DentistDon Charming
We had walked by and seen this location in the past. Very quaint-looking so when I took my wife to the city for her birthday I opted to stay there. Very friendly staff, fabulous location. Being an old boutique hotel from the 20's the rooms a bit small as expected but wonderfully appointed. Corey (sp?) at the front desk was genial!!
October 15, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by mikeFTLAUD Great choice in downtown Chicago- will be back!
This hotel was great!!!! It was a stylish mix of the old and the new. The front desk wasted no time getting me my room key and and I was in my room in no time. The security was good. Room keys for front door and elevator after dark. The small room size was typical for a downtown hotel. The room very stylish, well appointed and there was a good use of space. There was lots of natural light in the room. The windowed bathroom was a good size and also had lots of natural light which is rare for a hotel bathroom.
I appreciated the 24 hr coffee, tea, and ice water in the lobby. The business center was on the second floor and actually everything worked including the printers and there was lots of paper and pens so i did not have to run anyone down for anything. The gym and vending machines were also on the second floor. Everything there worked as well and was in good repair.
The breakfast was served in the inviting great room which is just past the front desk. This area consisted of tables, wall to wall booths, couches, tray tables and chairs along with flat screen tv's. There was also an additional room for additional seating during the breakfast hours. Well done! I did not have to fight for a table/place to eat! Breakfast was a typical HI Express breakfast and there were not outages of anything so that was appreciated.
I could not complain about anything!
The only BAD part of my stay WAS ACTUALLY HAVING TO LEAVE!!
Thanks so much. I will be back
October 11, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Tuttereaux very pleasant stay
I was pleased with the room, the bed, the service and the staff. I would stay here again, and would recommend this hotel to anyone wanting to stay in a nice, centrally located part of Chicago.
October 11, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by tom777F great location
The location is great! We had a very good experience with the hotel engineer. As there was loud noise from outside which was really disturbing during night the engineer (John if I remember correctly) came to the room and decided to switch that fan off. Really nice. He also brought an additional bed to the room and provided extra blankets to make the (not so comfortable) rollaway bed much more comfortable. Thanks a lot John!
October 10, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by evebee Great place and friendly people
Enjoyed the comfy and cozy rooms. Everyone was very nice and helpful. breakfast bar is somewhat limited (didn't care for the 'eggs' or sausage patties). Overall, I would stay again!
October 9, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by MeAgain very good
Very good place to be. Well located. Real downtown. Very busy, but that is OK for Chcago. Comfortable room. Good breakfast. Cosy restaurant.
Very attentive and helpfull staff at the check-in and the doormen.
Stayed 2 nights and enjoyed it.
October 8, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by beuro great location
great location for magnificent mile, comfortable hotel, but not the friendliest of staff
October 8, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Mack06 Best Location
Hotel location is stellar. Slept well, no noise issues. Room was very small, but modern and clean. Building is old, so the elevators are few and slow. Workout room is not good. Staff is great. It's so nice to have breakfast included. It does shut down promptly at the posted time. My daughter and I had an excellent experience.
October 7, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JosephP Value at great Location
I would expect a hotel at this location to charge more or, at this price, be inadequate in regards to room size, staff service, etc but this is not the case here. Very good value and nice rooms, would stay again.
October 4, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Eyes3937 Desk service and bellmen excellent...Helpful.
Good location and comfortable. Liked the fact we could open window!
October 4, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MLCJ Great location
Comfortable bed, liked accessibility to Michigan Ave , plus walking distance to many attractions. Would like to have a small frig. All in, good experience
October 3, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Poodleparent Great Location
This is the old Cass Hotel which was getting a little run down and seedy. Holiday Inn has redecorated and the result is inviting. Room was small (2 double beds) but livable. Staff was very friendly and greeted us each time we returned to the hotel. You can't beat the price and location for Chicago. Only 2 short blocks from Michigan Ave. and the Magnificent Mile! Good breakfasts with lots of selections. Stayed here 4 nights and will definitely return.
October 3, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Ginger11 My favorite place to stay in Chicago
This is the most quaint and cozy hotel. I love staying here and have on a number of occaisions. The rooms are cute and modern. The rooms remind me of dorm rooms, but if you don't need square footage it is the best place to stay for the price. It is withn walking distance of Michigan Ave and great resturants and fun. The breakfast is great and the staff are warm and friendly.
October 1, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by jsc48 great service
Although the hotel room was very small it was clean, modern, and comfortable. There was a free breakfast every morning that was good. The best part of our stay was the friendly and helpful staff. they go out of their way to make you feel at home and help you with making arrangements for visits to local attractions. The locations is perfect because it is in walking distance to many of those attractions.
September 30, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MrsMLR Had a really nice trip...
We stayed at the Holiday Inn Express - Magnificent Mile for 3 nights. Overall, our stay was excellent.
Just a few of things we kept saying over and over again was:
- the location is perfect!! - nice and close to all the "things to do" in Chicago
- the staff were very friendly and helpful
- continental breakfast was very good - lots of choices
- the rooms:
- are a little small, but they have made great use of the space
- clean and modern
- bed was very comfortable
We really didn't have any "cons", but I want to give an honest review, so I should just include a couple very minor things:
- I wish there a few more "healthy" options at the breakfast - maybe more of a variety of yogurt - the kind
offered was very high in fructose corn syrup - but again, there
were lots of other great choices (ie. eggs, sausage,
- the air conditioning in the room was a little loud when it came
on during the night
Again, overall we had a great stay at this hotel. We will definitely stay there again when we go back to Chicago.
September 30, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Fred95 Great Location, Friendly Staff
While the rooms are very small, we found that it accommodated our needs very well. The location was perfect. Walking distance to the subway, Hop On/Hop Off, and lots of great restaurants (Hugo's Frog Bar, Centro, Portillo's, Harry Carey's). Princess greeted us with a smile, and called our room after we were settled to confirm that everything was okay. We had one request, and it was immediately handled.
While housekeepers seldom get mentioned, we feel that Bianca deserves special recognition. She did an excellent job of refreshing and refurbishing our room.
We believe one of the primary reasons the front desk staff and concierge are so friendly and helpful is due to Jackie's leadership role in daily operations.
We will definitely stay at this Holiday Inn Express when we return to Chicago.
September 28, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Truecua Cass Holiday Inn
Rooms were very small, but up to date. The location was pretty good as well.
September 27, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Turkjr Room size and attitude
My company recently held a convention in Chicao and some of us where put up at this property. Location seemed great as it was close to restaurants and other activity in "downtown' area.
I was quite disappointed in the size of the room as there was little or no space to do anything but sleep. As a business traveler I expected to be able to have space to do some work after a day on convention floor.
I had an outside room and it was very noisey.
My last night there my sleep was interupted by rowdy and drunk people outside my room. When I called down to complain, the desk clerk said that when they sent someone up there was no noise so therefore she could not make an adjustment to my room charge. She also stated that they were guest too, and sometimes people get drunk, loud and swear.
She really did not seem too concerned that as what I called a good guest was unable to sleep due to the guest making noise.
September 26, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by MarieColsGA Great Service However...
I like the Holiday Inn Express brand primarily for consistency. Although the staff was wonderful, the property was a huge disappointment. Our room was tiny, with barely enough space to move around. There was no counter space in the bathroom and only one side table for the bed (not on my side). I won't recommend the hotel to friends because I think you can find a better property for much less (and I have in the past through travel websites).
September 25, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by oubozfan Great Service, nice room
This is a very clean hotel located in a prime location for shopping, nightlife, etc.... The best part about this hotel other than location is the wonderful customer service. The front desk personnel are so very friendly, the valet crew is top notch, and the cleaning staff is spot on. I you can afford downtown Chicago prices, this place is a must.
September 25, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DCJosh Excellent, clean, reasonable price, and good location
Holiday Inns (Part of the Intercontinental Group) are always clean and good value. This one is in a terrific location and very reasonably priced, except that the price varies dramatically with conventions being in town. If they would simply keep the price constant (it's not like the rooms suddenly changed) this would be a fabulous bargain in Chicago. Even at the high prices during conventions, though, its reasonable, clean, pleasant, and very well run.
September 23, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by AgandKoldie Customer service is excellent.
We came here for my boyfriends birthday. The location is excellent and walking distance to many attractions. The room is small, however, we were only in there to sleep. Overall, great experience. My boyfriend stated "best birthday he has ever had"!
September 21, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Tracychgo Very comfortable - small yet initimate feel
I stayed at the Holiday Inn Express Mag Mile for a 3-day weekend. The hotel is very clean and very comfortable. The staff is excellent! They are so friendly - not a grumpy one in sight. This really makes a difference. Hello, good morning/afternoon, how are you, a smile...simple things that make a difference.
The size of the hotel is a bonus for me. I tend to like the boutique style. I find the larger the hotel the longer the wait is for elevator, service etc... The smaller size gives more of a relaxed environment. I also like the smaller rooms, so the room size was perfect for me. But I travel to Europe a lot so very similar to Euro standard size rooms.
The location is also really hard to beat. A really great product!!!
September 21, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Tim005 Room met our expectations.
Nice room. Nice location. Good price. Great staff.
September 16, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by LitteRockLouie Friendly Staff!
Everyone is really friendly. The rooms were somewhat small but comfortable. The hotel is located is a great area. Convenient to shopping and eating establishments. We would and probably will stay here again!
September 10, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by RonMexico17 Best Cheap Option near Michigan Ave
I stayed at this location for 1 night and had a great experience. The room was a tiny bit cramped but I found everything else to be exceptional. The staff was attentive and pleasant. 2 water bottles as a welcome gift was very nice. The Linens were comfortable and the room and bathroom were very clean and updated. I would consider this to be the best budget hotel option near Michigan ave. Shortly after I stayed at the Holiday Inn near the Merchandise Mart and I preferred the Holiday Inn Express.
September 9, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Virquinray Smiling, helpful Staff
Happened on this Hotel by accident and will now stay here every time we are in Chicago. Within walking distance of great restaurants, things to do, the Pier and the Staff's recommendations were superb!
September 9, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by AngelCVJ Great Place
The hotel is great, is on a great area, everything was within minutes from there, the staff is awesome, 100% sure i'm staying there on my next trip to Chicago
September 8, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by MaPnRac Just right
Got a last minute deal and arrived late evening. Room was small, but comfortable, adequate and in a perfect downtown location. Breakfast was outstanding. The entire hotel is clean and inviting. Valet parking is convenient and price-appropriate with in/out privileges. Staff is knowledgeable and friendly. Definitely recommend this hotel.
September 6, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Synsyn Match box room
The rooms were extremely small. I have never stayed at a hotel so small. The parking was also too expensive. Nicer hotels in the same area parking rates are cheaper.
September 5, 2013