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“Old World Class” 5 of 5 stars
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Union League Club
65 West Jackson Blvd., Chicago, IL 60604 (Downtown / The Loop)   |  
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Ranked #109 of 177 Hotels in Chicago
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Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
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“Old World Class”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2007

If you are looking for a charming old club, look no further. Every floor was filled with world class art and the staff was polite, friendly and helpful. Breakfast buffet was plentiful and delicious. Free internet computer access in the library. A very relaxed and pleasant experience with excellent location close to the Chicago Board of Trade. Room was small but a good value for the money. Priced very reasonably for this location in the Loop. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed March 2007, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2006

I've stayed at better discount motels that are in better shape, have a better atmosphere, and are more updated.

I stayed here as a result of a conference that I was attending at the Union League Club. I figured for the convenience it was going to be worth it. Boy was I wrong. This building does have a lot of history and it shows. The conference areas are in great shape, but it seems as if the hotel rooms are an afterthought, if a thought at all. Too bad, since with a facelift, this could be a very special place.

The interior of my room was worn. The bed, including blankets, sheets, and pillows looked old. I felt dirty sleeping at this facility. My closet door wouldn't shut. The bathroom was small with little to no counter space. The toilet was leaking and the wallpaper was peeling. The ceiling fan tried to work, but just could never get going. The handle was loose on the exterior door to my room and looked to be in danger of falling off the door. My curtains did not close all of the way unless I held them in place with something heavy (a Chicago phone book did the job). One of the windows looked directly into an office less than 10' away. The walls are paper thin with no sound insulation, so your neighbor's business is your business.

The location of this facility is the only thing that it has going for it. Right in the heart of downtown Chicago. You are walking distance from everything including a ride up to the top of the Sear's tower. I will definitely return to Chicago for a longer visit in the future, but the Union League Club will not be retaining my business. Please do yourself a favor and do not stay here since they force a pretentious atmosphere on you, but don't back it up with clean and modern living arrangements.

  • Liked — Nothing...ok the location, but nothing else. I swear.
  • Disliked — Everything...ok the location was fine, but everything else was terrible.
  • Tips/Secrets — Do not book a room at this facility.
  • Stayed October 2006, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2006

Tired and worn. We stayed @ the Union League Club for the weekend in April 2006. Not impressed in the least. The bed was horrendous--we did not get ANY sleep all weekend. The matress was marshmellow soft. The pillows were nasty. Carpet and furnishing were worn. Tiny bathroom. LOUD heating system that will keep you up in the middle of the night. Would never join and would never stay there again. Did not like anything about it.

  • Stayed April 2006
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2005

The Union League Club of Chicago prides itself on tradition. I spent 5 days here while on business. This facility must have been grand in its day. Alas, no longer. It's tired and dowdy and does not appear as elegant in true life as it does on the website.

It is clean and reasonably priced ( $169 daily ) and is well located in Downtown Chicago close to The Mercantile Exchange and a short walk from the Art Institute and Millenium Park. Staff are polite but services are limited.

Jeans are not allowed Monday to Friday. While this is probably to maintain a sense of distinction and tradition, I suggest a major makeover of this hotel would achieve the same but with more credability.

I would not choose this hotel on my next visit but it may be suitable if your budget is restricted.

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Additional Information about Union League Club

Address: 65 West Jackson Blvd., Chicago, IL 60604
Location: United States > Illinois > Chicago > Downtown / The Loop
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#11 Best Value Hotel in Chicago
#94 Business Hotel in Chicago
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 182
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