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Hotel Felix
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   111 W. Huron St., Chicago, IL 60654   |  
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Ranked #112 of 174 Hotels in Chicago
GreenLeadersGold level
Minneapolis, MN
1 review
“Best hotel I've ever stayed in!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2009

This hotel was amazing! Every staff person we encountered was fantastic. The front desk was quick with check-in and also went the extra mile to help us find a personalized birthday cake. The doormen were great and very fun, even giving us all umbrellas for our trip back to the airport. The location was excellent and I would highly recommend this hotel. Our room was immaculate (along with the rest of the hotel) and the beds were incredibly comfortable. The only downside I can even think of is the rooms are a bit small but even with four adults, we managed just fine. I'll definitely be returning!!! Thanks Hotel Felix for a great weekend!

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled with friends
    • 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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FelixManager, Manager at Hotel Felix, responded to this review, April 15, 2009
Happy. Naturally. from the Hotel Felix.

Thank you for choosing us for you recent trip to Chicago. It's wonderful to hear how pleased you were with our staff. Hope the birthday cake was just as good.

We look forward to seeing you and yoru companions again.
Safe Travels.
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Cardiff
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2009

Hotel Felix had only been open for a week when we stayed there, and a few teething problems are to be forgiven. For example the bar hadn't been installed, but what was there looked like it will be fine. The staff were very helpful (directing us to a good local restaurant for example), good free internet access & a basic but OK complimentary breakfast.
The location is convenient for a 5 minute walk to the Water Tower and Michigan Avenue. Good restaurants are nearby (Quartinos and Fogo de Chao for example).
However, one thing that can't improve with time is the size of the rooms. Our bedroom was tiny, with hardly any space to walk around the bed. Two open cases and it was mostly used up. If you travel light, then it might be OK.

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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FelixManager, Manager at Hotel Felix, responded to this review, April 15, 2009
Happy. Naturally. from the Hotel Felix.

Thank you for choosing us for you recent trip to Chicago. I'm happy to hear you the staff assisted you getting around town.

When our restaurant opens in July, we will cease doing the complimentary continental & offer full dining options. We expect that you will see a significant improvement in our breakfast at that time.

I am so sorry that you weren't pleased with the size of the room. As a historic building, we do have many configurations of rooms to fit different needs of travelers.

We hope to see you again when you can try our dining options & give us even more valuable feedback. Safe Travels.
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West Lafayette Indiana
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 hotel reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2009

The Hotel Felix is a newly remodeled property that just opened for guests in March 2009. The location is excellent, just a couple of blocks from Michigan Avenue (Magnificent Mile) and near lots of popular sites. The hotel has a modern slightly European decor. The rooms are small and a bit cramped, but the space is utilized well. The small rooms are not really a problem for most people because you're probably not coming to this part of Chicago to hang out in your room. The staff were attentive and helpful. Our room had no bulbs in the lamp and a non-functional phone when we checked in. These were fixed immediately. The beds are very comfortable. The hotel is trying to be green, so valet parking is free if you have a hybrid car. Otherwise it's a very pricey $42/day. There was a little confusion at check-out. I'd already pre-paid on Hotwire, but was asked to pay again. The problem was solved however and not really an issue. Overall this is a nice place, with a great location in the heart of Chicago.

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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FelixManager, Manager at Hotel Felix, responded to this review, April 15, 2009
Happy. Naturally. from the Hotel Felix.

Thank you for choosing us for you recent trip to Chicago. I'm pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit.

We appreciate your candid feedback about some items not being to standards in the room, such as the phone. We will certainly ensure these types fo things are checked daily so as not to occur again.

As a eco-friendly hotel,we are very pleased to offer complimentary parking for hybrid vehicles, as you mentioned. We will continue doing so. For standard vehicles, parking in downtown Chicago can be expensive but we have ensured we are priced $5-10 below our competitors.

Thank you again for your kind remarks & feedback. We hope to see you again when you return to Chicago. Safe Travels.
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2009

Felix is a new and clean hotel with really friendly and helpful staff. The only problem was our room that was absolutely too small. It could be enough for one person but not for two adults and a baby. We really enjoyed the breakfast and the friendly staff but I can not recommend this hotel for families with kids.

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Hotel Felix

Address: 111 W. Huron St., Chicago, IL 60654
Location: United States > Illinois > Chicago
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#7 Green Hotel in Chicago
#28 Spa Hotel in Chicago
#52 Luxury Hotel in Chicago
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Felix 4*
Number of rooms: 225
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
4-star boutique luxury hotel in hip River North district, steps to Mag Mile / Galleries / Clubs. Sophisticated Accommodations; Relaxed Rates. ... more   less 
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Felix Hotel Chicago

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