Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 232
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by jiweed Only one glitch
This was one of the better stays at a motel. Sharon , at the front desk, Javier, the chaufer, breakfast staff, and the great maid service, made this an enjoyable stay.
The only annoyance was from a front desk staff named Gigi. Extemely annoying as to scheduling an impromptu complimentery transportation ride. Her English was not the easiest to deal with, but we made it work.
We truly recommend talking to another head desk staff. All other desk staff were more than willing to possibly help out , as best as could be given, numerous times over, during our 4 day stay. JW
June 27, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by SiteSeeing2014 Quiet rooms and great Breakfast buffet.
We brought our grandchildren for a trip to see sites and family. The pool was wonderful, the kids spent a lot of time in it. The breakfast buffet has something for everyone and the kids loved watching the Pancake machine make pancakes. Great time there. Also it was handy being next to the shopping area. We could walk to the stores and pick up anything we needed.
June 26, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by 1x2y3z First Disappointment
I've stayed at this HIE probably 20 times since the end of January. Other than seeing front desk staff come and go, it's a great place to stay. The shuttle is also a great plus.
However, this particular stay was awful.
I am a gold rewards member. I checked in smoothly. I was asked if they should use the card on file. I sad, "Yes."
That night at 11:45 pm, I was summoned to the front desk because there was a problem with my card. I was upset. I took my credit card and gold rewards card. The front desk (two women) started to ramble about paying. I cut them off. I held up the gold rewards card and asked if it meant the slightest to them. I used a different card which was accepted. I was so insensed that I didn't bother to find out which card they had on file.
I got an apology and 5,000 points offered when I checked out.
This was an anomaly for this HIE, but it happened. It shouldn't have if management did some staff development.
Would I stay here again? I am not sure.
June 25, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by CCapps Only issue was the lack of Cinnamon Rolls
I came to Chicago with my girlfriend, and a couple of our friends and we had planned to stay in the city, but due to Pride weekend the city was booked full.
Driving to the hotel, the event and out to dinner was super easy from this location, even with the construction going on around town. The surrounding stores (Super Target, a few restaurants, and boutiques) are super handy, especially if we were staying longer.
The staff seemed a bit flustered by some guests coming and going when we arrived, but they were acknowledging everyone and super friendly.
The room was clean, the beds were great as well as the option to choose a pillow type. The hotel was very quiet despite being near a road and being full of teenagers.
My only issues were that after staying at another Holiday Inn Express in PA a few weeks earlier, we were expecting cookies at the desk and cinnamon rolls at breakfast. The breakfast was fine, but we joked about missing the cinnamon rolls and then saw a sign on our way out of town with the cinnamon roll on as part of the logo... ha! We also were unable to find an ice machine, but as we didn't really need one, it was a non-issue.
Thanks for a great stay!
June 25, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 Good hotel a little farther from downtown
This hotel is close to O'hare airport, which is not a negative by any means. A little airplane noise, but nothing noticable. I normally stay much closer to downtown but due to a conference at Merchandise Mart I stayed here due to the price. It is a comfortable hotel. The only thing that was lacking was eating within walking distance, as there is only a Panda Express and Home Run Inn within short distance.
June 24, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by classic car overall good hotel
everything was fine, even though we had to get a suite due to we had extra family, being that we were military we didn't receive a discount, though when we checked out another guest was offered a discount for the gov't rate so that left a bad rememberance of our stay.
June 22, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by dodiRN Great stay
We stayed here when visiting the Chicago area with our grandson. The hotel is very clean , provides good amenities and an indoor pool is always a plus for us . We faced the street side but had very little traffic noise . There is always coffee available, also a plus for us . The staff is very professional and courteous. We were made to feel like valued guests . The breakfast selection is superior to that of other hotels we have stayed at in the past . The hot tub and pool are very clean but we did not use the hot tub , as it was 93 degrees outside . There is shopping within easy walking distance , a plus for myself . The room was spacious and the beds were great . The shuttle took us to the blue line train free and picked us up . This was amazing , saved us some stressful driving and parking .
June 21, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Yesgirl Hotel not clean
The hotel was not clean. Entrance of hotel is important to be clean and make guests feel welcome. The entrance fireplace was full of dust from top to bottom. Our room was not clean full of dust everywhere. The bathroom had a mildew smell, we believe it was from the shower curtain. One of the lamps had a burn out bulb. When we extended the sofa bed it was full of dust like it had not been used in a while. The ironing board had a nasty smell to it and dirty. Our bench in our room was stained. Staff did not make us feel welcome being from out of state.
June 21, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by chillaxin mama comfortable and clean
room was comfortable and clean, kids loved the pool. continental breakfast had a wonderful variety
June 21, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by TEH1988 Great stay!
Great stay with resonable drive to downtown Chicago. We came for a mini vacation and had a wonderful time. Partly due to stay at Holiday Inn Express.
June 19, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Jeff Lee Very Poor Front Dest Service
When I check in on 6/9 Monday around midnight, the front desk was giving the wrong password for the wifi. The password was for 6/8. In fact, I did ask the fron desk to double check the password for 6/9, but she just insisted there is nothing wrong with the passpord. It causes me not to use the wifi all day and lost the meeting with my customers. Besides, I also asked the restaurant information, but she told me there is no such information to provide. However, the next day I asked the same question to the front desk, and I did get a A4 size of list from the front desk.
This is such a poor service ! How can the front desk not to provide the right password to the customer and lie to me there is no restaurant information ! Everything is in the drawer......
June 18, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by BostonBusinessTravelers Staff is a hit or miss when it comes to friendliness
The Woman who checked us in was amazing and went above and beyond to accommodate our needs. Unfortunately the Women who worked the night shift was the exact opposite; we received constant attitude from her and when we ask for help with a problem she did nothing.
Even with that issue; overall it was a good place to stay and I would stay there again.
June 16, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by tonto14 Fitness Cnter
Horrible, no towels, now water, extremely poor selection of exercise equipment. Stationary bike had no straps for the pedals and it wobbled when riding. The A/C unit did not work properly. No free weights offered.
The staff was friendly and courteous. I did have a problem checking in as I made a reservation for three rooms under my name. When we arrived and tried to change the names on two of the rooms, my reservation was cancelled. The desk staff explained this was normal but it had never happened to me before.
June 16, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by PRB23 One night stay- leisure
My girlfriend and I stayed here for one night to spend a day at the Shedd Aquarium. We were very pleased with the service, quality and cleanliness of our stay. The hotel staff was very polite and helpful in giving us some transportation tips. We will definitely be staying at this hotel again the next time we are in Chicago.
June 16, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by BSU football My experience
Room was ok, not up to usual HIE standards in my opinion. Pillows and bed not as good as most. No rewards offered for gold members.
June 13, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Brenda2105 A Great Place To Stay
This was a great place to stay, did not stay long but it was a great and pleasant visit. I went for a church conference and anyway, the staff was great, pleasant and helpful; loved the location being it was by a strip mall which was very convenient. Just loved my stay and if I come back to that area I would stay there.
June 12, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Jake5445 Great room and service
Great room, front desk and breakfast except no cinnamon rolls.
June 11, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Ladel Beautiful Room
Enjoyed my stay in the King Suite, but did not like to smell the unusal smoke odor going to the room in the elevator. I thought this hotel was smoke free.
June 11, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Ginika Good Hotel, but Rude Staff
I would have enjoyed staying in this hotel but for the staff members, especially the men at the Reception. They are horrible, very rude, and angry at customers. Not sure they appreciate their jobs. One of them--tall and huge (not sure if he is white or Hispanic) is the worst--was scolding some customers and threatened to quit his job. I wonder what he is doing there in the first place if he does not like/want the job. I do not think he deserves the job anyway because his behavior is adversely affecting the hotel. I would not want to stay at the hotel again because I do not want to encounter him.
No room service; you have to go down to get whatever you want.
June 4, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JamesAV Way more than I had expected
I had not stayed at a Holiday Inn Express before and was a little wary, but it totally exceeded my expectations. The furnishings both in the common areas and guest room were up to date and in good condition and actually very nice to look at.
Only disappointment was the powdered eggs at breakfast, but the staff were all great. I would stay here again.
June 4, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by TJpit Pleasantly surprised
I haven't stayed in a Holiday Inn recently, but I was pleasantly suprised by the accommodations at the Chicago West-O'hare Airport Area Holiday Inn Express. The front desk staff, particularly Gigi was extremely friendly and helpful, recommending a wonderful dinner location that we enjoyed immensely. Everything about my stay was enjoyable and I will definitely stay her when I come back to the area.
June 3, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by T56MI Everything is great. No problems
The front desk staff/shuttle drivers are great, fun to be around. I'm here for months and they are like my extended family. Makes me feel welcome. Don't change a thing.
May 26, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Business Guest Frequent Guest
Rooms are clean and the beds are comfortable. The staff could be a little friendlier and I would recommend that you double check on your wake up call as they miss calling on some mornings.
May 25, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jimica Comfortable quarters
I like that the staff was courteous. It is nice to have some one say good morning evening or whatever.
May 22, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by KathyBR Clean, Comfortable, Wonderful service
I stayed one night while stranded due to Chicago airports being closed. Very clean and comfortable stay with pretty good food available within safe walking distance. (Also a Super-Target available to buy clean socks and toothbrush.)
Outstanding service. They made an unusual effort to help me catch their shuttle from O'Hare.
The cost was high, due to high demand. It's probably a great value under normal circumstances.
May 17, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by ann157 clean , comfortable, good location
Hotel donated a night's stay to Special Olympics which I purchased in an auction. Thought that was a great donation for the company to make! The room was very clean and comfortable. Liked the way the heat and air adjusted easily. Only complaint was broken ice machine, but that was minor.
May 14, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Cardbird Good Stay
Everything was good--lobby, room, pool area. Breakfast was great, with lots of choices and helpful staff. My only concern was that front desk staff seemed overtaxed at check in and check out--only one person working the phones and guests...resulted in interruptions and delay.
May 7, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by xuzhou1990 Good Experience
I've got a good experience during the stay in this hotel for 2 nights. Front desk staffs are really friendly, they kept my package properly and reminded me to collect it. In the room, it was clean and big enough. The shuttle bus from the hotel to the airport is fast, just 15 minutes. I'll choose this hotel in the future.
April 12, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Big Jake Wonderful experience
I had a pleasant. Stay at this hotel, the room was very clean, the hotel was clean and the vending area was accessible. The staff was knowledgeable and friendly. I requested a wake up call and received a phone call at the exact time I requested. Also, check out was quick and professional. The overall experience was fantastic, I, will definitely stay here again.
April 6, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Barbie48 Good, except breakfast
Frozen french toast? I have never experienced that before. Also, was hoping for the signature HI Express cinnamon rolls, which were not offered and they were out of yogurt. This was at 7:30 am! Poor planning
March 19, 2014