We actually stayed here for a girls trip in June 2010. Loved every thing about the place. They should market this hotel for girl trips because it was just perfect. In fact, there were several other guest there for the same reason. Continental breakfast on every floor near elevator. Just don the rope and slippers they have for you and step out of your room to get the muffins, bagels, yogurt, fresh fruit and coffee. This is enough to get your day started. You come to Chicago for the great food and restaurants and this location puts you right in the middle of it all. for I am originally from the Chicago area, but have been gone since 1995. this was by far the best time I ever had in Chicago. Cocktail reception was wonderful. It is in a tiny room and fills up fast, but it's free so complaining about that would be ridiculous.
I would stay here again and hope to plan another girls trip again in 2012.