If you're not traveling to visit Chicago (the city) and would like to stay in the SW suburbs, this is the place to stay (unless you'd like to pay less than ~$150/night). It's definitely a drive if you're going to the city.
The good: Reservation/check-in and out were smooth, no extra charges. My brother, husband and I stayed in a single king room- the sofa was large enough to accommodate my brother although he could have easily fit on the king bed- which was oh-so-comfortable (too bad I don't remember much of my sleep due to the open bar at a party we went to). They sold us a packet of tylenol for $1 (2 tabs, steep price but very much needed). The gym was well equipped with weights and cardio machines. The bathroom was a little awkward since my kid brother was with us but very nice with plush bathrobes- I'm pretty sure there was a tv in the mirror but had no idea how to use it. The toilet was separated from the shower and from the tub (we could have easily had a person in each without seeing each other- but we didn't do that)
The bad: Did I mention location? Even if you ask for higher floors, I doubt you'd get much of a view of anything besides maybe the roof of a parking garage.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Arista, affiliated with Preferred Hotels & Resorts, is the Illinois’ first LEED-certified hotel and serves as the focal point of CityGate Centre, a one-million-square-foot, mixed-use lifestyle center. The hotel features 144 rooms, 10,000 square feet of meeting space, a state of the art fitness center and two signature restaurants including SugarToad and CityGate Grille. ... more less
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