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Residence Inn Chicago Downtown
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   201 E. Walton Place, Chicago, IL 60611 (Near North Side)   |  
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Drogheda, Ireland
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39 hotel reviews
Reviews in 37 cities Reviews in 37 cities
172 helpful votes 172 helpful votes
“Home from home”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2008

Obviously part of the Marriott chain so that pretty much lets you know what to expect in advance. Two bed suite was huge (950 sq feet). In brief, full kitchen, 3 flat screen tv's, absolutely massive living area with free wifi and hugh windows with beautiful views of lake Michigan ( we were on 18th floor ) and a free breakfast. Air Con and heating was perfect and it needed to be because of the snow and minus 7 temperatures.

Valet parking was $45 per day and in fairness was probably worth it and the guys did an excellent job with the cars.

Location was brilliant being just 100 yards off the North end of the Magnificient Mile ( Water Tower End ) and slap bang beside all the interesting tourist sites including Hancock Tower, Navy Pier and the impressive Lincoln Park.

The girls on reception were always friendly and up for a chat.

All in all a very pleasant all suite hotel in a very pleasant city and hopefully we'll be back in the not too distant future.

  • Liked — Amazingly homely in a big city
  • Disliked — Only one bathroom in a two be suite
  • Stayed December 2008, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 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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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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  • Service
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  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Chicago
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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2008

I stayed at the Residence in while attending a conference at an adjacent hotel. The staff was very welcoming and accomodated my request for a room on a lower floor. The rooms were extremely spacious, more so than most Residence Inns. The room was sparkling clean and cleaned perfectly each day. There was a good selection at breakfast each day, as well as at the dinner reception on one evening.

  • Liked — Convenience to the Magnificent Mile
  • Disliked — Fitness room not very good - no free weights
  • Stayed December 2008, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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32 hotel reviews
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2008

This hotel has a great location (about a block from Trump Tower and right across the street from the House of Blues). This hotel is brand new so it is very clean and the room is decorated nicely and clean. There was no bathtub in our room which I missed, but the shower was large. The only thing I have to complain about is that breakfast was a madhouse. Granted, it was the weekend of Lollapalooza, but it was ridiculous. There was not enough food and no organization. the breakfast area was too small.

  • Stayed August 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Nashville, TN
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2008

This is a fantastic hotel! The location is great, it's close to everything, but off the Magnificent Mile, so it's quiet. The rooms are really nice sized. Having a mini kitchen is so convenient. The staff was wonderful. Free breakfast every morning! It was a nice variety, and there was something different every day. HIGHLY recommend this hotel.

  • Liked — everything!
  • Disliked — ?? what's not to like!
  • Stayed November 2008, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Indiana
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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2008

I knew this would be a great hotel from the moment I called directly to book our room, which is 50% larger than typical hotel rooms. Walton Street is very quiet, but just a 1/2 block from Michigan Ave. Oustanding Rosebud steakhouse is just across the street. We were pleasantly surprised when we opened the door to see how large the one bedroom suite really was. IMMACULATE kitchen with full size stainless appliances, wood floor and a dining table. The living room boasted a large plasma tv, stylish sleeper sofa, a recliner, another soft chair, end tables, and a coffee table which stowed a pull out ottoman. Even with a king size bed, a large dresser, another large plasma tv, and two large night tables, the bedroom was very spacious and included a large double wide closet. Considering it was myself and three teenage girls, one drawback was the small size of the bathroom and the lack of counter space for the separate vanity area. The elevators ran slowly at high traffic times. I LOVED the complimentary 24 hour coffee bar in the lobby which included hot tea and cocoa also. The included hot breakfast was adequate and consisted of the usual along with cold cereals, yogurt, fresh fruit and juices. The staff was extremely pleasant and very helpful. Valet parking is $45, typical for any hotel in Chicago, but these guys were very charming and polite. Even though we had to check out, valet pulled our car around to load our luggage and then reparked it so we could eat and shop for the afternoon before leaving for home. If you want a clean, large room with polite and gracious staff, this is the place to go. If you're lucky, you might run into Vince Vaughn coming out of his apartment at the Palmolive which is just a few doors down!

  • Liked — room size, friendly, helpful staff, 24 hour coffee bar, location
  • Disliked — slow elevators
  • Stayed November 2008, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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ILLINOIS
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45 hotel reviews
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102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2008

The hotel is in a nice quiet location a block away from Michigan Avenue and has valet only parking. The rooms are very clean and modern with a nice flat panel television and modern appliances. Breakfast and dinner was below average compared to other Residence Inns that I have frequented. Elevators seemed to have technical difficulties frequently. Workout facility is poor at best. Treadmill, bicycle, recumbent bicycle and elyptical machines are filthy and users have to view the TV by looking at it in the mirror(TV set up behind equipment.)

  • Liked — Location
  • Disliked — Poor workout facility
  • Stayed November 2008, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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youngstown, ohio
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7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2008

Stayed one night in two-bedroom suite - three adults and one child. The room was immaculate - modern furniture, 3 flat screen tvs, spacious, great kitchenette area stocked with everything you need - full-size fridge, microwave, dishwasher, coffee maker, stove, plates, etc. We were very comfortable.

Easy walk to all of the shops on Michigan Avenue and good restaurants, but ordered deep-dish pizza and a salad from Giordano's which was great for the little one, who was a bit cranky after a long day and would not have done well out in public. A number of other restaurants also deliver to the hotel.

Breakfast wasn't goumet, but did the job.

We loved staying here and would recommend it to anyone, especially families.

  • Liked — Beautiful room; spacious; location; value
  • Disliked — Nothing
  • Stayed October 2008, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Address: 201 E. Walton Place, Chicago, IL 60611
Location: United States > Illinois > Chicago > Near North Side
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#48 Family Hotel in Chicago
#56 Romantic Hotel in Chicago
#73 Business Hotel in Chicago
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Residence Inn Chicago Downtown 3*
Number of rooms: 221
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