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“Slum motel?” 1 of 5 stars
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Ohio House Motel
2.0 of 5 Motel   |   600 North LaSalle Street, Chicago, IL 60654   |  
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“Slum motel?”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2005

90 degrees outside, 95 degrees inside! Even with the so-called air conditioner on! This room was apparently the only one available. we ended up with a room with two twin beds on wheels w/ dirty sheets. and they were both leaning inward and the head of the bed was much lower then the bottoms. We had no choice tho all other hotels were booked and it was late. We had planned a weekend stay but after one night stay we cancelled the rest of the weekend becauseI refused to stay another sleepless, excruciatingly hot night here. After the Third Cold shower to cool down I realized that We also were not supplied with any of the normal bathroom amentities (soap, shampoo, etc.)

When i complained to the supposed manager about the heat of the room, he blatantly ordered an 80 something year old housekeeping woman to "look into" it, (........puhlease..........) and in response she looked at me and exclaimed ...... " you should thank god you even have air conditioning in these rooms, some people cant afford air conditioning." I was so humiliated, I turned and just walked away in disgust.

My advice...? Be afraid, be very afraid.

  • Stayed June 2005
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2005

We stayed for four nights in May. Comfortable room, plenty of space, clean, everything worked. No problem with noise at night. Helpful and courteous staff. Would confidently recommend this to any normal tourist. Very good value ' $89 plus tax.

  • Stayed May 2005
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2005

If you have a car and you want to stay downtown, the Ohio House may be the best choice. When you factor in what the other budget hotels charge for parking, the Ohio House is about the cheapest (respectable) lodging place downtown. Plus you can look out your window and actually see your vehicle in the parking lot. I don't like the idea of having my car in a public garage, out of my sight, as is the situation at the other cheap hotels. My only problem with the OH was noise. I stayed in the room above the office---the quietest in the motel---but it was still kind of noisy. Car stereos were the problem---- Ohio & LaSalle is a busy intersection. (The guy who thought of putting subwoofers in car stereos ought to be doing time in prison for crimes against humanity.) The traffic didn't die down until 1:00 am. And I was there on a quiet night---the disco across the street was closed. The room was clean, by the standards of budget motels, and fairly spacious.

  • Stayed May 2005
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2004

After visiting Chicago for the day, we decided to spend the night. After trying to get into several other motels with no luck(no available rooms,needed a credit card)Ohio house gave us a room,a single dirty room with two beds for $130.00. Also if you plan on sleeping, don't forget your ear plugs or you will be sorry!! There is a dance club across the street that closes at 5 am. Also the constant honking of taxi cabs ALL night long was awful. However were grateful we didnt have to sleep in our car.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2004

Wow!!! You simply won't find a better deal in Chicago. For a very reasonable fare (under $100/night, even with taxes) you get a fantastic location, very safe environment, clean and reasonably sized room, and cheap food at the diner. I was able to walk to the Sears Tower from my room (granted, it was quite a stroll, but still.) and it was pretty accessible to the subway. And the parking is free!

I have zero complaints about the Ohio House. None. If I end up back in Chicago it'll be the first place I call... if some chain hasn't tried to put a tower on top of it by then.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2004

While it's been some years since I've stayed at the Ohio House, I did have a great time in Chicago. I have recommended this place to several people since. The room and bathroom are a little dated, but very clean & NO BUGS!!. Most people go to Chicago for all that the City has to offer, so your hotel room is really for sleeping and showering. Why spend the big dollars on a room you will only be in for maybe 6-8 hours? Not to mention the free parking, right outside your door. Give it a try you wont regret it. Dont forget to go to the Coffee Shop for breakfast.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2004

Stayed there July 20-25 2004, place looks very retro and the little cafe looks like it is out of the 1960's. Rooms clean and spacious, cafe is cheap and standard diner. All major attractions downtown are within walking distance, and the bus to wrigley Field is 2 blocks away, hard rock Cafe 1 block, Spot of Trump's new building is 1 mile or so away. The Rock and roll McDonald's is across street but is being rebuilt and will not open until 2005. Free Trolley to Navy Pier is 2 blocks away. The area is really clean and I did not see any hustlers, hookers or drug dealers. Any other hotel in area starts at $135.00
Great value, great location, I can't believe some chain has not bought this place out. Free parking a plus as some hotels in the area charge for parking in addition to the expensive room. There is no pool but the beach is about two miles away.

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Address: 600 North LaSalle Street, Chicago, IL 60654
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Location: United States > Illinois > Chicago
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#97 Business Hotel in Chicago
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Ohio House Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 50
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Ohio House Motel offers 2 star accommodations in the heart of Downtown Chicago. We are walking distance from Chicago's finest attractions and are located in Chicago's River North neighborhood with free parking, Wi-Fi, HDTV, and Free Breakfast when you book us direct! The Ohio House Motel offers the best value lodging in Downtown Chicago! ... more   less 
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