This is a good airport hotel, with clean and comfortable rooms and an okay breakfast. My only complaint is that the information about the shuttle service to the metro station is misleading. The hotel website says that there is a "complimentary shuttle available" TO THE METRO station. Actually, the shuttle takes one to the departures section of Midway airport, and from there it's a 10 to 15 minute walk to the Metro platform. I timed us, and it never took us less than 25 minutes total from getting on the shuttle at the hotel to taking our seats in the train at the Metro platform.
This is still workable for getting to downtown Chicago, and I'd probably stay here again just because the price is so much lower than downtown hotels. However, the information on the hotel website should clarify just how long it will take to get from the hotel to downtown. I was expecting a shuttle stop just for the Metro, so I was thinking total travel time from hotel to Loop would be about 35 minutes or so. In fact, what with the walk through the airport, our total travel time from hotel to Loop was more like 55 minutes or an hour. That's fine, but travelers need to know that that's what they're getting so they can plan accordingly.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to the Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites-Chicago Midway Airport. Conveniently located just 2 blocks south of Chicago Midway Airport and only 8 miles from downtown Chicago, the hotel offers free 24 hr. airport shuttle to and from Midway Airport, free wireless high-speed Internet access, and our new free Smart Start breakfast. The Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites-Chicago Midway Airport is the perfect base to explore attractions such as Grant Park, the Art Institute of Chicago, Shedd Aquarium, the Brookfield Zoo, Toyota Park, and Soldier Field. Just 20 minutes will put you in the heart of the Magnificent Mile, the Midwest s premier shopping district. Our business travelers will love our hotel s proximity to Chicago Midway Airport, the Bedford Park Industrial Center, Tyson Foods, and Cintas. For meetings, the hotel's French Quarter Room can accommodate groups of up to 25 and dining options abound, with nearby TGI Friday s, Dempsey s Irish American Grill, and Coaches Bar and Grill, Where Winning Never Tasted This Good! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn Express Chicago-Midway Airport Hotel Chicago
- Holiday Inn Chicago
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