I have been staying at ESA in Hillside since mid-April, waiting for the completion of my home rehab. With a 60 lbs German Shepherd, it sur4ely was not easy to find a place! From the very first contact, the staffers at ESA here were most friendly, professional, and accommodating. Believe me, at first I thought, "oh my, these young folks may be difficult to deal with.." WHY? Because most of this last generation communicates differently with the baby boomers than we are accustomed to... The ease of getting service, the speed of how requests are accommodated, the patience and kindness with which all communication occur (mine and those I observed around me) were simply heart warming. Especially for an extended stay, when one is somewhat dependent on those around you.
The simple basic room I had at a reasonable cost was sufficiently spacious and the kitchen and WIFI worked very satisfactorily. Shopping of all short is within a reasonable walking distance and a cinch to drive to; there are plenty of malls nearby, too, and the City (except during rush hours) is accessible by car within 20 minutes --- there is playground nearby (about a city block way) and plenty of places for sniffing dogs to wander on the leash with you. The neighborhood is friendly if you are - greet you and engage in a chat if needed. Housekeeping is responsive and friendly - the janitor and "help me fix this" man has the patience of a saint - and the young staff is well-trained and organized.
Security is responsive should guests become loud - which actually has not happened during my long stay but I noticed security walk the premises as did the Hillside Police patrol several times each day and night in their patrol cars. The hotel is near an expressway (I290) ramp, so normal caution is advised. The convenience of the expressway and a Metra Station with parking for a small fee is within 1.5 miles and adds to the convenience. There are plenty of restaurants which will deliver and while here you MUST try DiLeos - some of the best Italian food in these parts of Chicagoland.
So, between the staff and the location and the conveniences I can only highly recommend choosing Hillside ESA for short term or long term accommodations.
My gratitude for your welcoming attitude!
PS headquarters: add a few benches outside and think about extending the gran-n-go br4akfast with some healthy alternatives.. although fresh fruit was good!
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