My son and I stayed at the Chinatown hotel for 3 nites recently-he's still in college and wanted to go to Chicago to do some sightseeing. My wife did not go-only he and I went. I don't need 5 star hotels myself and neither did my son. We have gone to other cities over the past 5 years. We spend little time in the room except to sleep and take a shower. We cover a lot of territory and see as many tourist attractions as possible.
Chinatown hotel is basic, clean and has an excellent location for the money. It's only two blocks to the tram ($5 for an all day pass is great). We try to cover the most distance and see all we can in a short time period. It was great for our purpose. The staff was very nice (all spoke english except one older gentleman). Our room was very clean and the bathroom was quite large. We did not see any bugs while we were there. Although there was no elevator, climbing to the second floor was no problem for us. Parking is available two blocks away if needed. Although we had a rental car, we found a parking space on the street in front of the hotel every nite.
I love Chinese food and so does he. There are many fine restaurants very near. We ate at a different one each nite. They gave so much food, we just ordered one plate with an extra order of rice. That was plenty for both of us. The prices were very reasonable for dinner.
Each afternoon or early evening when we returned to our room, the bed was made, bathroom was cleaned up, and everything straightened up very nicely.
In summary I found the hotel great for our needs. No, it's not a four or five star hotel. But it was clean, very cheap and had a great location and we really liked it for the money. I would certainly go back in the future if I needed to go to Chicago.
If anyone has any questions, I would be glad to answer them by email if you want.
- Also Known As:
- Chinatown Hotel Chicago
- Chinatown Hotel Sro Ltd
- Chicago Chinatown Hotel
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in the heart of Chicago's Chinatown, the Chinatown Hotel offers convenience at a low rate. We are 2 blocks away from the Chicago Subway station, 5 minute Taxi ride from The Loop, and 6 blocks away from McCormick Center. Our staff is fluent in Chinese and English, with 24 hour service available at the Front Desk. All our rooms come equipped with free Internet as well as Cable TV with English and Chinese channels. ... more less
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