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“Great location, good value” 4 of 5 stars
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Club Quarters, Wacker at Michigan
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   75 East Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL 60601 (Downtown / The Loop)   |  
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Ranked #63 of 178 Hotels in Chicago
Chicagoland, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Great location, good value”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2012

I stay here when I am in Chicago for an overnight shopping or theater weekend stay. There is not a grand lobby or staircase but a small comfortable elevator lobby. The rooms are on the smallish side but are well appointed, clean and comfortable. I was recently assigned a room with a lovely view of the Chicago River. The hotel is only steps away from the magnificent mile in one direction and about the same distance from the loop and the theater district in the other direction. I have found staff to be efficient and professional. I think this is the best hotel value in the city.

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 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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Lexington, Kentucky
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2012

This is a budget hotel and does that VERY well. It is extremely well designed, with sleek, well coordinated and contemporary room interiors, combined with a dreamy white marble entry staircase, and elegant artwork. But it is the extra features I appreciate, such as good lighting and adequate shelving in the bathroom, in addition to all standard items. The location can't be beat. I was sent here when I came for a meeting by a national organization and they chose well. The hotel feels like a boutique hotel, with its friendly staff and cozy second floor, lounge, with LOTS of free munchies, coffee, tea and sodas. One feels at home. Unless you have five star pretentions, make Club Quarters at 75 Wacker your choice for downtown Chicago.

Room Tip: Rooms toward the river are a bit more expensive than those toward the back. We were offered an upgr...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Kokomo, Indiana
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2012

This hotel is unique in many ways. The rooms have an uncanny size, and a key card is needed once inside the elevator to get to your desired floor. Outside of that, my stay was great. The $35 valet is highly recommended. Service was speedy (provided that you call 15-20 mins prior to picking up your vehicle so that it's ready when you come out of the door). In/out privileges are unlimited and the valet staff was professional and friendly. The hotel staff made check-in and checkout expedient as well. The room itself (a Superior Suite) was comfortable for its size with a nice, artsy sliding door for the bathroom, a spacious closet and decent fridge and fancy desk area. The cream of the crop is the breath-stealing view of the Chicago River with its might historic drawbridges and the bustle of city life below. The windows to the rooms open completely and do not lock in the raised position, so be careful (especially with your camera when taking pictures out of the window). Great value. The small size of the rooms is made up for with all of the great things to do for blocks, or even feet away.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Waterloo, Canada
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43 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

Stayed 1 night, 2 rooms (1 Suite $164/night + 1 Club/small size with partial river view $119/night) in Nov 2012. It's $100+ cheaper vs. other hotels for that 1 night

+ Excellent location, we walked everywhere and easy to get to by bus. It is right by Hotel 71, and easy access to bus - 6, 124, 146, and anything on Michigan Ave
+ Free wi-fi, club lounge (coffee)
+ Rooms are clean, decent size even for Club size (Double bed instead of Queen advertised though)
+ River view is pretty, even better if you have "full unblocked view". Our 1205 was blocked about 30%, facing the Trump tower directly
+ They offered luggage storage after check-out in a locked room. You need to get someone to help you though


- Rooms without views, given its great location, kinda disappoint. I went up to the tower for some views but none found in Stairs

* Late-check is $35 to 3 pm standard rate; $84(?) to 6 pm

Room Tip: Check lobby for upgrade rates. It was $15/night to Superior and $25/night to Suite for our night..so...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

The major advantage of this hotel is it's location. Perfect image from the windows, close to everywhere in downtown. I spent nearly 1 week in Chicago at there and almost walk to everwhere from the hotel. But the room is not so luxury, not bad. According to the price, it's not cheap. But you give this money to location in my opinion...

Room Tip: Rooms that see the river has a good view, espaicilly in night.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Portland, Oregon
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13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

The perfect place for the biz traveler to Chicago who wants a good location but does not require (or may not have the time for) the amenities and other trimmings that higher-priced hotels in The Loop have on offer. The room was certainly no bigger than it needed to be, but it was absolutely quiet and came with a stunning view over the cityscape. I found the hotel's staff courteus and helpful. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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81 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012 via mobile

great location. well managed. reasonable. our room was small but much thought was given to making it comfortable.
good food close by. staff helpful. business friendly. recommend and will stay here again if in Chicago. note: bring very
warm clothes if visit Chicago in winter. subway and bus locations encourage walking and that's much better when warm!

Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Address: 75 East Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL 60601
Location: United States > Illinois > Chicago > Downtown / The Loop
Amenities:
Kitchenette Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
#8 Best Value Hotel in Chicago
#35 Romantic Hotel in Chicago
#38 Luxury Hotel in Chicago
#43 Family Hotel in Chicago
#66 Business Hotel in Chicago
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Club Quarters, Wacker at Michigan 4*
Number of rooms: 247
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Club Quarters Chicago -- Wacker at Michigan is a superbly located hotel, which resides in the legendary Mather Tower. Built in 1928, the hotel features state-of-the-art amenities and attentive, but never overbearing, service. Just one block from the world-famous Magnificent Mile and steps from the Chicago River, guests will delight in the fact that the hotel is characteristically Chicago yet uncharacteristically priced. We look forward to your visit! ... more   less 
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