I stayed here for a week in Sep or so in 2012. The hotel was obviously undergoing some kind of large scale interior remodel at the time; it needed it, because the place looked and felt like something in the Soviet Bloc.
The lobby looked new, but it's the ONLY place where I could get their shockingly slow internet. The pool area looked somewhat sketchy from afar so I didn't check it out. The walk from the front desk to my room on the 3rd floor was approximately 3.5 miles, including an elevator that always stopped on the 2nd floor whether there was anyone there or not, and hallways with the ambiance of a ghost movie.
The room was up to par with everything else there. Only half the channels worked and some were in black & white somehow (NFL Network), it looked decently clean though. The beds were unforgiving, I never got under the covers because I was roasting in that room due to there being no AC (Front desk told me the city of Chicago shuts off their AC that time of year. I don't know whether it was true or not but it didn't help my situation.). The toilet made this loud whistling sound for about 3 hours every time it was flushed, and the walls were thin enough I could clearly hear conversation in the next room. My key card deactivated 3 different times during my stay. (I was told by the front desk apparently they wipe if they are near anything metal, magnetic, if a strong wind condition came through, I don't know.)
Upon requesting new cards the front desk, they didn't ask for any kind of identification they just swiped and handed the new cards over (at least they were friendly?). I have not nor do I plan to go back. After previous good experiences with Ramada, this place was a disaster; possibly with the new remodel conditions will improve and they wont have a parking lot with broken glass on it.
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