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New Jackson Hotel

768 W Jackson Blvd., Chicago, IL 60661
New Jackson Hotel
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Rating summary
  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    1.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    1 of 5 stars
  • Service
    1 of 5 stars
  • Value
    1 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    1 of 5 stars
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San Diego, California
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5 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

Sure, in a lot of ways this place sucked, but I didn't expect the Hilton, either. Staff was friendly, which in a joint like this, is saying something. Room was clean enough for me. Yeah, bring some wine, bring a girl, have a sense of humor, and you'll love the place. I did!

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Harrisburg, Illinois
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

My cousin and I stayed there two nights out of desperation in late December. The place stunk, there was a nasty filmy substance in the bathtub, so we didn't dare take a bath, and there was no bathroom door anyway, even if we did feel like taking one. There were burn holes in all of the blankets, and hair and... More 

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81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2011

I was referred here by manager at greyhound bus terminal. It was the most awful hotel I have ever seen. The room even smelled like urine. I did not stay. I gagged as I ran away as fast as I could. This place was breaking every health code in the book. Nasty nasty nasty!!!

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Vienna, Austria
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3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2011

Totally agree with the last 5 reviewers, it's just awful! We were looking for something inexpensive downtown as all hostels were full. The lobby was spooky, the elevator man (it's an old manual elevator there) looked stranged but we had no choice at that moment so we took the keys. Corridors dark and gloomy. The strong smell of tobacco in... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2010

I was in Chicago w/ no hotel reservations the weekend of Pitchfork, so every hostel was booked. My boyfriend and I came across this historic/run down hotel that didn't look too bad, and it was only 35/night. DO NOT let the lobby fool you. Back in the 30s, it was beautiful, with marble floors and high ceilings. The man at... More 

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Amsterdam
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2010

We stayed in the New Jackson Hotel back in 2001. We were traveling with 4 friends and we needed a place to sleep when we arived in Chicago. The New Jackon Hotel was close to the centre and cheap...! We were amazed by the hotel, it looked like it used to be nice back in the 1930's! The elevator, walls,... More 

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chicago
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2010

I lived in a building a few doors down and got to enjoy it's inhabitants every time I walked by to the train . Do not stay here. Tourists beware of it's cheap price. On the map it looks like it's in a good location. But it's a literal hell hole in a otherwise decent neighborhood. This place should be... More 

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Russellville, AR
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2008

The person who wrote the first comment was dead on. We went there and the desk clerk walked us to a room. We turned on the lights and roaches went everywhere. There was a huge fur ball on the bed. The bathtub had been ripped out and was gone. There was crack or something all over the floor. The desk... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 hotel reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2007

Let me start by saying that I've never stayed in this hotel. Nor would I, nor would anyone I know. But I feel the need to warn out-of-towners about this place... and steer clear. It seems to serve as a halfway house for several registered sex offenders, three at the moment. It would seem to be in a nice area,... More 

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