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“This motel was the worst experienced of my life” 1 of 5 stars
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Skylark Motel
2.0 of 5 Motel   |   5435 S Archer Ave, Chicago, IL 60638 (Southwest Side)   |  
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Ranked #155 of 177 Hotels in Chicago
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“This motel was the worst experienced of my life”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2008

My mother booked this hotel after as we had an early morning flight out. It was one of the most horrifying experiences of my life. My first clue should have been the fact that the front desk clerk sat behind bullet proof glass. The second was the kick marks on the front door. There were holes in the wall and the ceiling and then I noticed a note on the back of the door that told you, if someone was to knock at your door you should not open it, call the front desk immediatly. I refused to sleep because I feared for my saftey. There was fighting going on in the room next door and later on many other noises coming from that room.

At 1:00 AM we finally called a cab and spent the remainder of the night at the airport. I felt much safer there. Do not ever stay at this hotel.

Stayed September 2007
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  • Sleep Quality
    2 of 5 stars
  • Location
    1.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    1.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2 of 5 stars
  • Value
    1.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    1.5 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2008

If staying near Midway Airport, do not stay at any hotels/motels nouth of the airport on Cicero Avenue, including this one. This hotel is located approximately two minutes nouth of Midway Airport right off Cicero Avenue on Archer Avenue. For some reason this hotel is listed as being in Bedford Park, but it is in Chicago. Bedford Park is a small town southwest of Midway Airport.

This is a property that caters to the locals and is a worn and dated property. The area around this hotel has street walkers and I witnessed one who was across the street on and off going from this property back on to Archer Avenue every 30-60 minutes. Definitely not a location you would want to stay at with family or if you want to feel secure.

There is a 24 hour restaurant on the southwest corner of this intersection and a Burger King on the southeast corner. About a three minute walk east on Archer Avenue is a restaurant that has more variety including gyros, Italian beefs, Chicago style hot dogs, big baby's and much more.

If you must stay near near Midway Airport, stay south of the airport in Bedford Park. The hotels there are right off Cicero Avenue and they are hotels run by chains.

  • Liked — Nothing - it was a bad experience and I did not feel safe.
  • Disliked — It is a location for locals and certain clientel.
  • Stayed January 2008, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Address: 5435 S Archer Ave, Chicago, IL 60638
Location: United States > Illinois > Chicago > Southwest Side
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Ranked #155 of 177 Hotels in Chicago
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Skylark Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 54
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