The Westin is a nice property. Very clean, comfortable, modern rooms. Polite and efficient staff. My only complaint was the noise level during a weekend stay in June. I'd have to compare the noise to a spring break hotel*. There were receptions each night I was in Itasca.
Loud/drunken shouting throughout the night, and at times what sounded like drinking games rang through the building. The rooms encircle an open area in the center of the hotel; the noise in the lobby and on each floor carries throughout the guest areas. Someone shouting on floor six was easily heard on floor twelve. And, unfortunately, the open floor plan seemed to encourage people to shout at friends across the floors.
I strongly suspect that the noise is not an issue nights when the Westin isn't hosting weddings. Also, while the hotel is right on the interstate, I could not hear a bit of traffic on floor twelve.
*Disclaimer: While I maintain that the noise level was quite high, the noise volume issue is where my comparison to spring break ends. At no time was I concerned about safety (mine, or that of others), and at no time did I encounter anything that might be even close to inappropriate behavior. The property was spotless. It was simply a volume issue that I've never encountered at any hotel hosting a wedding/event, other than a stereotypical spring break.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- An O'Hare perimeter hotel, The Westin Chicago Northwest is located just 12 miles from O'Hare International Airport and 27 miles from downtown Chicago. 50,000 square feet of meeting and event space. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Westin Chicago Northwest Hotel Itasca
- Westin Itasca
- Itasca Westin