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Courtyard Chicago Downtown/Magnificent Mile

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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Kalamazoo, MI
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This hotel is basic for mag mile. Nothing stood out about the entire experience there. The workers were nice.No problems with the staff. The room decor was not fresh or updated and The bathroom was small. For the price we paid, we were underwhelmed with the facility. With so many other options, we won't stay here again.

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Dallas, Texas
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28 reviews 28 reviews
26 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great location, close to Michigan Avenue, lots of restaurants and bars in the area to walk to. Also relatively close to red line out of O'Hare. Room was good, on-par with Courtyards. Didn't notice any sounds, so it was quiet. You are downtown, so, obviously you get some city noise, but you get that anywhere downtown. In-lobby Starbucks was nice.... More 

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Vernon Hills
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There are two big problems with this property. First, the mattress is hard. So hard, I did not sleep well either night I stayed that the hotel. Unless you like ultra-firm mattresses, you won't like the beds here. Second, the walls facing the hallways are not sound-proofed. As such, I heard everything that was said in the hallway. It wasn't... More 

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Director_of_Sales_CY, Director of Sales at Courtyard Chicago Downtown/Magnificent Mile, responded to this review

Thank you for your thorough review. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience the mattress and noise caused you. Our goal is to exceed guest expectations during their stay. This has been brought to our Director of Front Office and Housekeeping to correct the mentioned concerns. Thank you for your feed back and thank you for your time. We hope you... More 

Lakeland, Florida
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I had a queen bed in a corner room. He was there for business and I tagged along. The bed was comfortable. The bathroom was nice. It had good water pressure. There is a desk, mini-fridge, big TV, and iron in the room. All of the hotel staff were very friendly. Great location. You can walk to... More 

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Director_of_Sales_CY, Director of Sales at Courtyard Chicago Downtown/Magnificent Mile, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing the Courtyard as your choice of accommodation. Our hotel works hard to meet guest expectations and we are grateful for you to share your experience. Our location is very convenient, we love being in the heart of Chicago. You are correct; we have easy access to all the various types of transportation. Our team works hard... More 

Pawleys Island, South Carolina
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46 reviews 46 reviews
11 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel is one block off Michigan Avenue. It is clean, comfortable and well-priced. It does not get better than this. The employees are very cheerful and helpful. It will be our new home when we go to Chicago.

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Director_of_Sales_CY, Director of Sales at Courtyard Chicago Downtown/Magnificent Mile, responded to this review

Thank you for the list of reasons to why you like the Courtyard! We are grateful we had the opportunity to host your stay. You are right about our location; we are in the heart of the Magnificent Mile close to all of our local attractions. Thank you for the great comments about our staff, we strive to meet guest... More 

Minneapolis, MN
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Don't assume what you reserved is what you get. I reserved a double bed room and got a king bed room which was an issue based on my travel situation and the front desk told me too bad. They offered no solutions. I cancelled my next night stay and went to a real hotel that cares. This was my second... More 

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Director_of_Sales_CY, Director of Sales at Courtyard Chicago Downtown/Magnificent Mile, responded to this review

Thank you for your thorough review. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience you experienced upon check-in. Our goal is to exceed guest expectations during their stay. This has been brought to our Director of Front Office to correct the mentioned concerns. Thank you for your feed back and thank you for your time. We hope you will reconsider our hotel... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our room was booked months in advance for a bachelorette party. Check in time was suppose to be 4pm but our room wasn't available until 5:30. We were told to just hang out without an actual estimate of how long the wait would be. It was only after we got up and asked twice did we get a realistic answer.... More 

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Director_of_Sales_CY, Director of Sales at Courtyard Chicago Downtown/Magnificent Mile, responded to this review

We apologize for the inadequate experience you had upon checking into our hotel. We are embarrassed that your room was not prepared upon your arrival and your luggage was misplaced. Our goal is to reach above and beyond guest expectation and this is not our standards. Please accept our apology and we do hope you will allow us the opportunity... More 

Franklin, Tennessee
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90 reviews 90 reviews
20 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While in Chicago for a conference, my husband and I spent 5 nights at this hotel. The selling point for any hotel near Michigan Ave. is its proximity to shopping, restaurants and business/conference centers. This hotel fits all of the above. We were able to walk to most restaurants on our list (with a couple of Uber rides because of... More 

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Director_of_Sales_CY, Director of Sales at Courtyard Chicago Downtown/Magnificent Mile, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing the Courtyard by Marriott as your accommodation in Chicago. We couldn’t agree with you more; we love our location. We are in the heart of the Windy City, only steps away from restaurants and shopping, and only a few blocks from Chicago’s main attractions. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed our staff, we work hard... More 

Canada
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62 reviews 62 reviews
10 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Located a 3 minute walk from Gino's East Pizzeria (best pizza in Chicago). Walking distance from many things, very close to Michigan Ave with a lot of upscale and interesting shops, close to museums. The service in the hotel was excellent and the room service was more affordable than nearby restaurants!

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Director_of_Sales_CY, Director of Sales at Courtyard Chicago Downtown/Magnificent Mile, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience. We are located in the center of Chicago’s best shopping on Michigan Ave. We are a few blocks from Millennium Park and Navy Pier. A variety of restaurants and the main attractions are all within walking distance from our front entrance. We are glad you dined with us at Viand; the menu was just... More 

Hannibal, Missouri
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Great place to stay! Rooms were clean and staff was friendly. Pool was very nice. Walking distance to our trolley tour. They held our bags for us after we checked out until it was time for us to head back to the amtrak station. We had a great trip to Chicago! Would definitely stay here again.

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Director_of_Sales_CY, Director of Sales at Courtyard Chicago Downtown/Magnificent Mile, responded to this review

Thank you for your sincere comments. We are so happy that you had such an enjoyable stay in Chicago. We couldn’t be more grateful for your positive thoughts about our staff. We work hard to exceed guest expectations and to make every guest feel welcome. We hope we can host your next stay in Chicago! More 

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Magnificent Mile
Over 400 stores pack the concrete along Michigan Avenue, the eight-block stretch known as Magnificent Mile. This area between Oak Avenue and the Chicago River is more a shopping paradise than a full-out neighborhood. For prime upscale shopping, this is the place to go. It’s busy, energetic, and packed with shoppers. You'll also find hundreds of restaurants and dozens of hotels, all on the mid- to high-end scale. Some of the city’s most iconic buildings like the Wrigley Building, John Hancock Center and other architectural marvels define the magnificence of this neighborhood.
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