This is a little three star motel north of Chicago. I had come to town to go to the Field Museum and decided to try and save some coin by staying in the burbs. It's about 26 miles and 40 minutes from the museum campus depending on which route you go. I found the drive rather pleasant. This is close to the Northwest University area. There didn't seem to be much to do in town but you could drive to attractions that weren't horribly far away. There is some public transportation into Chicago proper but I didn't try it. The times it was available didn't seem to be convenient. I was told that taking a cab would cost about $40. The motel has a small continental breakfast that was okay. It had: cereal, skim and 2% milk, waffles, bagles, muffins, juice, tea bags, coffee, boiled eggs, cream cheese, peanut butter, and jam etc; You can pick up a compimentary USA Today in the lobby. The room was plain. It had a sink outside of the bathroom where there was a good sized vanity area and mirror, and a hair dryer. There was an open closet that had hangers, ironing board and iron. There were two full sized beds and a night stand between them. The night stand had a Gideon Bible in it. There was a desk with a lamp that had an outlet in it. I found it somewhat dim but the plug was covenient. They had color tv with a few channels. This was something I didn't like because it would be fine to skimp on the basic cable if you're passing the savings to the clients but in this case it's just a ploy to rent expensive movies and games. There was a dresser in the room, it only had two drawers but they were rather deep. The beds were good enough as were the pillows. I thought the room was reasonably clean. I stayed on the first floor and I didn't hear much outside noise but could hear every creaking step of the people staying above me. This was something I found rather unpleasant. The parking is free and the lot is fairly small so you don't have to drag stuff very far even if you're parked at the end of the line. The staff was polite but not good with directions. I found in general that people in Chicago and the surrounding area seem to take pride in not being able to give directions to anything. Buy a map and be prepared before you go. I've stayed at nicer Baymont Inns than this and frankly expected more but I got what I paid for. Remember it's only a three star so don't expect five star. I felt pretty safe in the area and didn't experience any problems from that stand point. There is a TGIF right next door. I walked over one evening and had dinner. It's open pretty late which could be a real plus if you've had a long day in Chicago. I'll try something different the next time I go but it's all right for the plain place it is.
- Also Known As:
- Travelodge Glenview Hotel
- Travelodge Glenview Hotel Glenview
- Baymont Inn Glenview
- Glenview Baymont Inn
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