My husband and another couple stayed here based on the great deal we found online. Very pleased when we got here. Recently renovated and some areas were still under construction and you could smell just how fresh the wallpaper was. Good location (not great compared to other downtown hotels) but only a few additional minutes in a cab to get you where you need to go. Location is perfect if your Chicago activities center around McCormick Place, a Bears game, or Shedd. Front desk staff was very good and staff at the hotel bar was super friendly.