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Howard Johnson Inn Downtown Chicago

720 North LaSalle Street, Chicago, IL 60610
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Ranked #122 of 176 Hotels in Chicago
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice reception at the hotel. There was no fridge in the room and I needed to store insulin but the receptionist was really helpful and accommodating putting it in their staff fridge. Rooms were basic but clean and had everything we needed and for the price, who can argue?!

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41 reviews 41 reviews
34 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were on a tight budget and Chicago was already blowing that up. We booked here due to the price and the location. We were a little worried due to some of the review but hopeful because of the other half of the reviews. Seemed 50/50. We got there quite early (like in the morning). The hotel staff were quite... More 

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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

The price and location of this place attracted us! Definitely the cheapest hotel in downtown Chicago. Don't stay here if you are use to luxury. This is a place for one of those one the budget travelers. The hotel is a little bit ran down, but it has a bed, a clean shower, clean sheets. What else do you need... More 

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014 via mobile

Excellent location for exploring Chicago and very affordable. The hotel is in dire need of some TLC but if you can put up with that then you probably won't find another hotel at this price in a centrally located position. We were able to explore downtown on foot, or using the excellent cycle hire system.

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South Wales, UK
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29 reviews 29 reviews
22 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

This hotel was in a marvellous location in the middle of downtown. It doesn't look that good from outside, a little run down and the hallway in the block we stayed looked shabby, however the room was very clean and comfortable. The block we stayed in also needed a room key card to get in so the hotel and the... More 

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12 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Stayed here for 6 nights in september.Very run down.Like other reviews this hotel is a dump.mildrew cracked baths rusty showers.stainned carpets.was given a chance of refund but could not find hotels close with any rooms I could afford.manager told me hotel was being knocked down at end of september .Best thing if true,staff were ok trying to do a good... More 

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Jefferson City, Missouri
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65 reviews 65 reviews
9 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Don't expect fancy but it is adequate. Easy check in, It may look sketchy but once we got in the room, we felt totally ok with it. Especially based on the price and location! Great neighborhood, with lots of restaurant and coffee shops within walking distance. Also close to the train, buses and more. We were here just one night... More 

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