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Amber Inn

3901 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60653-2105
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Ranked #139 of 178 Hotels in Chicago
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice, clean, comfortable. We got a double room on the 3rd flood. Theres both elevators and stairs on both sides of the building. The hallway are a little scary. Room was clean, beds are comfortable clean smell. Mine refrigerator and microwave. On site free parking.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

As you can read from some of the reviews, this place is in a neighborhood undergoing revitalization. When we pulled into the courtyard to park, some of the rooms looked in very bad condition, almost scary. Dirty and torn curtains and windows, and beat up air conditioning units made us wary of even staying. Our room was on the third... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

We were in Chicago for five nights in the spring of 2015. We found the Amber Inn to be a wonderful place to stay. In terms of hospitality, I would give the hotel 6/5. All the staff were very friendly and went that extra mile in service. We were given a lovely, spacious room on the third floor which was... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

If you have to stay here then it's because it's all that fits in your budget or everything else is booked. We went through 3 different rooms before we found one acceptable and was woken up at 6 am by an industrial fan outside the room that would make the mirror on the wall shake. But I've seen worse. ..... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

At first, I was thinking I was going to smell smoke and just be in a dirty room. Boy was I surprise, Diane the front desk clerk is so charming and helpful, she was training a beautiful young lady who smile was great. When I got in room 302 oh I was in heaven. The room was beautiful and smell... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

The staff at Amber Inn were very friendly, the rooms were ok, very very basic, loud plastic covers on the beds and paper thin sheets. No refrigerator/shampoo/hair dryer/wifi etc. But the restaurant next store is AMAZING southern food - Pearl's Place with great old soul/jazz posters. The subway is very close and convenient as well. But the area where the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

I booked over the internet and did not see the other reviews until after I had already booked. At first I was REALLY leery about staying, that was until I got there. While it is an older motel and the area isn't perfect this is NOT a bad place. The area is in the process of revitalization. The service was... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

I booked over the internet knowing that it would be "basic". Be warned, the hotel is old, run down, dirty and in a bad neighbourhood- even the cabs couldn`t believe I was staying here. But it is cheap, close to the convention center and the reception is friendly.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014 via mobile

The worst hotel in America, dirtiest rooms I have ever seen, the lights did not work, oh and hope you didn't actually want to watch tv. When the locals ask you where your staying, and they respond with oh the hooker hotel, not a good thing unless your into that. One thing that might have been handy was a complimentary... More 

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