My wife and I spent two nights at the Holiday Inn Merchandise Mart for an anniversary weekend and were quite pleased with the location, convenience to trasportation, and overall cleanliness of the hotel. Checkin took all of two minutes and was quite efficient. The room appeared to have been refurbished recently with new carpeting, and what appeared to be relatively new furniture. Our room faced north, and the view of the city was awesome. Mind you, the best view is to the south, but no matter where your room is you will have a great view of the city. We had breakfast in the Italiasia restaurant both mornings and were very impressed with the good variety of food on the buffet. Everything was fresh and tasted great. The pool looked nice, but we did not have time on this visit to try it out. To sum it up, we have found a new getaway weekend hotel as the Holiday Inn Mart Plaza compares quite favorably with it's competition and is a good value by comparison.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Enhance your family vacation, corporate travel, or romantic getaway by staying at the Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza River North. Located atop the Chicago Sun-Times building presenting the best views of the Windy City from a unique 15th floor atrium lobby, our full-service hotel welcomes you with 521 newly redesigned guestrooms and suites, stellar service, and premium amenities that are most comforting to both leisure and business travelers. Amenities includes complimentary Wi-Fi throughout guestrooms and lobby, LCD flat-screen TVs with cable, premium channel access, and Pay Per View movies, over sized work desk, heated indoor atrium pool, 24-hour fitness facility, complimentary business center, and Concierge services. Guests of the contemporary Mart Plaza will find themselves in the middle of downtown Chicago's bustling River North area offering the top restaurant and nightlife options, within walking distance of the Loop, the main business district, and Michigan Avenue, aka the "Magnificent Mile" where chic shops and restaurants abound. Walk across the fully enclosed pedway into the Merchandise Mart where you can ride a train to just about anywhere in the city, including attractions like Navy Pier and Millennium Park. Plan a visit to Chicago and let the Mart Plaza and our award-winning staff provide you with a memorable experience and lasting impression. The Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza River North is located 3 miles from Chicago's McCormick Convention Center, 12 miles from Midway International Airport, and 18 miles from O'Hare International Airport. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn Chicago - Mart Plaza Hotel Chicago
- Holiday Inn Mart Plaza
- Chicago Holiday Inn