First of all.. yes, this hotel is NOT in the center of downtown. That is good and bad. It's bad, obviously, because you're going to need to drive (or take a cab) to get down there (too far to walk.) However, this can actually be a big positive.
We stayed in two hotels a month ago when we visited Chicago. The first hotel was in the heart of North Michigan Ave, while the second was Chicago South Loop. The first hotel was small, expensive, and didn't have many amenities. It was in the middle of downtown which helped.
However, two days later we stayed in Chicago South Loop. Again, this hotel is away from downtown, but still only a ~20 mn drive. The hotel rooms are very, very nice. They are large, spacious, and very comfortable. Not only that.. the staff is AMAZING! They truly look out for you. They accommodated us very well and made sure we had everything we needed.
This hotel is closer to China Town and we were actually able to walk over there -- which was nice.
So yes.. this hotel isn't in the heart of downtown. But it's a great deal, great staff and great rooms.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Chicago South Loop Hotel is the second closest hotel to McCormick Place Convention Center. It is located within the Chicago Museum District, Chinatown and Bronzeville neighborhood. The hotel is located 4 miles south of Chicago's City Center, 9 miles east of Chicago Midway Airport, and 22 miles Southwest of O'Hare International Airport. ... more less
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