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Bellwood Hotel

1409 W Diversey Pkwy, Chicago, IL 60614
Bellwood Hotel
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Dallas, Texas
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

IT WAS HORRIBLE. I was screamed at. I was threatened. Insulted and Harrassed by the employee, Pat. She was so sweet, until I asked for a receipt. She threw my money at me and said "go somewhere else if you want a receipt. We don't give them till you check out" I literally had to BEG her because it was... More 

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1 review
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2012

pat the head boss is very mean to her staff and the customers the hotel is not has clean has it looks in your photo i heard pat say to a customer that you cant tie your shoes on the stairs beca ue mite go up stairs that is rude the maintenance is not done they smoke in the bathroom... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2011

I've stayed at the Bellwood several times and the location is wonderful. If there are bedbugs, they are quite discreet. The rooms are dingy but not dirty and acceptable for the price. Unfortunately I recently had an experience with staff that cancels out these borderline virtues. On the night in question they only had availability at the top of their... More 

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kentucky
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2010

I have stayed at the Bellwood several times over the past 4 years. The manager has never been anything but polite/friendly and helpful. The staff with the exception of one person have always been friendly and kind. Yes it is not as great as the Hyatt but the price is'nt as big and the money I save staying here let's... More 

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Madison Wisconsin
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2010

I have stayed at this hotel many of times with no incedent until this past weekend. I ocassionally come in to town from nearby Wisconsin and the Bellwood is in a convienent location on the near north east end of Chicago. Lots of stores, bars, and the lake front is also nearby. Fortunately one could check in and not have... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2009

I found this hotel online and contacted them as I wanted a budget hotel in the Gay Area of Chicago known as East Lake View. Several hotels came up in the area, but all of them were between $250 and $450 for a 2 night stay. The Bellwood advised they didn't take reservations and you just had to turn up... More 

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chicago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2009

Stayed here a few times and it was really clean and motel staff is really nice and helpful! its very cheap considering the area its in and the quality of the room.

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Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2009

On my previose (first-time) visit to Chicago, I booked three nights at the next-to-cheapest place I could find, which was a traveller's hostel a couple miles from the Bellwood, , where I had one fo the worst lodging expereinces of my life. If I only had known that for a few dollars more per night, I could have gotten a... More 

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Mobile, AL
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2009

I really like this hotel, it is really nice and clean and has a nice price for the night. They also advertise weekly rates for $190. I and my partner wanted to rent for a week, and the application would take a day process. The Manager only shows up according to her employees once a day. Well she review our... More 

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84malibu
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2008

How can you book a hotel in advance, regardless of reviews, if they refuse to take reservations? This may be a great deal, but it's reduced to an as-available basis on the day you want to stay there. How stupid is that?

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