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“Great location, pleasant staff” 4 of 5 stars
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MileNorth, A Chicago Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   166 East Superior Street, Chicago, IL 60611 (Formerly Affinia Chicago) (Near North Side)   |  
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Ranked #35 of 168 hotels in Chicago
Mahopac, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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“Great location, pleasant staff”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We booked this hotel through Priceline and didn't realize that the hotel would not guarantee a room with two beds. When we arrived we were offered a room with a queen bed and not even enough room for a roll away. Since I must have my own space, we upgraded to a king suite. The staff was very helpful with this and the room was so spacious! Some reviewers liked eating at Gino's next door, but neither of us were impressed and the lines were long. We enjoyed walking down St. Clair and eating at Elephant and Castle. And breakfast at the Corner Bakery on the same street was just right.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Was slightly disapointed by this hotel, but perhaps my expectations were too high.

I used to live in Chicago and visit often. Was not aware of this hotel, but saw a promotion on Jetsetter that advertised a "large suite spread out over two floors with a seperate living room, sofabed..." I decided to splurge, dreams of a duplex room dancing in my head which was perfect as we were in Chicago visiting friends and wanted a seperate place to hang out that wasn't right in our bedroom.

We arrived for our late check-in and the front desk person was friendly, but slow in getting us sorted out. We were also surprised to hear there would be an additional daily tax that was not stated in the Jetsetter price.

The first room we were shown was far from "spread out over two floors." It was a small entrance way with a desk and chair that leads down a few steps to a living room and bedroom area that are not seperated. There was a very small bathroom with one sink and a toilet with a crack in it. The living area also only had two chairs (no couch) and no coffee table so entertaining was out of the question.

We went back downstairs and were switched to another room, the exact same layout and just one floor higher (this one did have a sofabed and table). The view from the 10th floor was south and overlooked a parking structure and some basic office buildings. Nothing special.

The mini bar was oddly loud and not stocked (which for me is fine since I would rather stock it myself, but I found that strange).

The room was right next door to the elevator, but it was fine and quiet.

The lock on the door of our room was jammed and we had a few close calls with not being able to get out of the room.

At check out, I argued the addition of the daily tax as my reservation stated that all taxes and fees were included. They took some time conferring with a manager, but ultimately waived the charge.

All told, it was fine, just not special. I do think they may need to dial back their room descriptions to something that more closely resembles the truth.

Room Tip: 10th floor did not have much of a view. Ask for a higher floor.
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We have stayed at this hotel 4 times in the last year while visiting our daughter who lives two blocks away. The location is incredible. The rooms are large, very clean, and huge bathrooms. The fitness center is very well maintained. And, the staff is great! They remembered us on all of our visits. I booked the hotel on Orbitz and got a great rate every time, too. Will definitely stay here again!

Room Tip: There are two towers. We have stayed in both. One side has views of the street and are more expensiv...
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Traverse City, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Would definitely return here. It had a hip vibe, with spacious, and clean rooms. Close to everything that I wanted to be close to (Navy Pier, parks, shopping).

The unique eclectic style that the hotel had was welcoming and super friendly. Unlike most hotels where you are afraid to touch things, this hotel was really fun and trendy.

Great staff, food, and rooms.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had a good stay and enjoyed the location but got an unexpected services bill at the end of our stay. on checking-in a deposit was taken for $60 which we were told was for incidentals and were assured would be refunded at the end of our stay. On check-out $40 was deducted from the deposit for wifi which is advertised as free on the website. This low score is due to this sting at the end of our stay. Why say it will be refunded when there is every intention of this deduction.

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Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
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Dayton, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed overnight and got a King Suite. It was very comfortable. Had a large queen size sleep sofa for the kids and an extra tv for their area. Bathroom was the biggest I've seeing at a hotel in Chicago. Hotel is beautiful, super clean! Location was great! 100 meters to Michigan Ave by Neiman Marcus and Children's Steps to Apple, Saks, Zarah, VS and close by to American Girl. We travel to Chicago few times a year and from now on this is our hotel. There is a parking next door in case you don't want to use their valet.

  • Stayed July 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Hotel was very modern inside and rooms were larger than expected. Low key rooftop bar that was a must try! Front desk referred us to a great restaurant and had quick check in, check out, luggage access for the bags they held after check out and quick valet. Everything was in walking distance which was great for us wanting to experience the town.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Andrea M, Manager at MileNorth, A Chicago Hotel, responded to this review, 1 week ago
Hello crk_x2,

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback of your recent stay at MileNorth Hotel. We are delighted to read your appraisal of your room and accommodations. Happy to hear you liked our new rooftop, 52EIGHT Lounge. We appreciate your kind comments regarding the professionalism of our team. We certainly look forward to welcoming your return in the near future.

Sincerely,

Andi Miller | Marketing Manager
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Additional Information about MileNorth, A Chicago Hotel

Address: 166 East Superior Street, Chicago, IL 60611 (Formerly Affinia Chicago)
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Location: United States > Illinois > Chicago > Near North Side
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#16 Best Value Hotel in Chicago
#22 Luxury Hotel in Chicago
#25 Romantic Hotel in Chicago
#28 Family Hotel in Chicago
#48 Business Hotel in Chicago
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — MileNorth, A Chicago Hotel 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
MileNorth combines the sophistication and style of an urban Chicago hotel with the comfort of a Midwestern retreat. MileNorth puts guests in the middle of the best that Chicago has to offer. Just steps away from the famous shopping of the Magnificent Mile. An easy walk takes you to the theatre district, the lake, Navy Pier, Wrigley Building or Tribune Tower. The 213 contemporary rooms and suites offer plenty of room to relax and kick back. Dine at our own Ferris & Jack restaurant with an exceptional contemporary menu or explore the many dining options right outside our door. Enjoy the incredible views of our indoor and outdoor Chicago rooftop bar and lounge. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Affinia Chicago Hotel Chicago
Chicago Affinia Hotel
Affinia Hotel Chicago

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