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“Sleep disrupted by thin walls, lots of noise, and sunlight from windows” 3 of 5 stars
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La Quinta Inn Chicago Oakbrook Terrace
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   1 South 666 Midwest Rd, Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181-4429   |  
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Sleep disrupted by thin walls, lots of noise, and sunlight from windows”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2010

It was difficult to get a good night's sleep with such thin walls and other guests voices loudly penetrating our walls. The windows have short curtains so the sunlight pours into the room and there is no way to block it. The internet did not work the entire second day, and housekeeping showed up at 6:30 AM! The breakfast was below average and served in Styrofoam. Some rooms have been more updated than others; ours was not one of those. Also, the location was chosen because of the proximity to the city, but we had to pay tolls over and over to and from the hotel and the construction around the hotel was terrible (NOT worth it!)

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Louisville, Ky
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2010

In Chicago, this is a real bargain. For the price, the place was much more than we had expected. It was in a nice setting, the facility was bright, clean and welcoming. The room and the bath facility were large. It, was well furnished with a good bed. At night, the exterior was well lighted and one felt safe and secure. The breakfast had a nice food selection in an attractive dining area. We found the staff above average, friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Cambridge City, Indiana
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11 hotel reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2010

I cringe when I have to find a hotel room in an area I've never visited before. The reviews on here about bugs and break-ins terrify me.

But this, as other reviews have read, is a true gem. We stayed for one night from 9pm to 8am. Checkin was a breeze, they had everything printed and ready for me to sign. Checkout was just as easy. Just hand them the keys and go.

All rooms have indoor entrances (as opposed to other La Quintas I've been to). However, it's not a long walk down a long hallway. There are at least 6 exterior doors that you can enter to get you closer to your room.

Its a small place, but the rooms are huge. We had a king room and it included a recliner and two chairs for the executive size desk in the room. FREE WI-FI ! And not some spotty wi-fi either. Nice strong signal. Probably about 20 channels on the TV including HBO.

We had a fridge and microwave in the room, that was a nice suprise.

The bathroom was HUGE. You could easily fit 10 people in - if that's what you're into. Lots of counter space and good lighting.

The entire building is NON SMOKING. That's a bummer, but it smelled really nice in the room so I dealt with it.

My only complaint is that the shower head was designed for a midget. (no offense to the vertically challenged) It came to my shoulder and I'm 5'9".

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Frankfurt, Germany
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2010

My Great Lakes area vacation was basically a big circle starting and ending in Chicago. For the first four days I planned to look at the windy city itself. Personally I don't go out a lot in the evening and I typically like to have a car nearby. On the other hand, I don't like paying hundreds of dollars just to be in the middle of things. I need clean, quiet, safe. Looking at the reviews and the other available hotels in Chicago I quickly noticed that everything remotely close to downtown or the L was either very expensive or had bad ratings. It didn't take long until the La Quinta in Oakbrook Terrace made the shortlist and, partly due to the price, became my home for the first week and the last night of my trip. From my returning there you can already see that I did not regret coming for a second.
Coming from O'Hare it was only a short drive through the night. The property is rather easy to find, it's in a quiet side-street, the rooms are out back, office buildings on both sides, which makes the complete hotel pretty quiet. There are a lot of parking spaces available. During my first stay I found the big three-story hotel mostly empty (and paid little), while it was filled by three or four busses full of people attending a convention the second time (paid more...) - while having all the people in the hotel didn't make it noisy in the room, it became somewhat crowded in the lobby and breakfast room. The property itself is rather old, but I found it very well maintained on the outside and clean on the inside (well, carpet is old, windows need some water, but then again, its not that expensive). I was somewhat disturbed by the sheets that had wrinkles when I moved in. I had them changed the next day only to receive another sheet with less wrinkles, it seems they don't really know how to iron, but nevertheless, it was spotless and clean, no complaints! Contrary to some other reviews I did not have trouble with wireless internet. If you do, go to the lobby, there is a PC with a printer which I found very helpful. The staff was very friendly, helpful at all times and had my reservation handy late at night when I arrived.
The location is great: all kinds of restaurants right beside the hotel and down the roads, Oakbrook Center (a beautiful large shopping mall) is not even 5min away. I loved driving through the area, its a really decent suburb, nice houses, parks, quiet and safe. But then again, you're probably not visiting Oakbrook Terrace, so what about Chicago? Well, rushhour aside, if you have a car, the Loop is less than half an hour away, you basically can't miss it. If you want to save money (parking is critical in downtown), consider taking public transportation. No L nearby, but there are a couple of Metra stations within reach. I found parking to be an issue at almost all of them - the front desk suggested (they even had a map!) to go to Westmont, where I found parking difficult (pass required or lot closes early in the evening). The other day I chose Elmhurst, which had parking close by. In both cases, its about 5-10 minutes depending on traffic. Westmont is easy to find, 5 miles down the road, Elmhurst is slightly more difficult. The ride downtown takes roughly 35-40 minutes, trains run frequently during rushhour, hourly during the off-hours.
Summary: If you love quiet, stay here! If you like a good value, stay here! If you can do with travelling half an hour to downtown, stay here! If you want action, luxury, modern rooms or proximity to downtown, go somewhere else. This is decent and just a good value.

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Covington, GA
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28 reviews 28 reviews
28 hotel reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2010

Returned to Chicago for an extended weekend trip to return a visiting family member home. Booked 2 rooms (for a family of 4 with 2 small dogs) at this LQ in advance and got a decent rate (LQ’s rates a generally lower than most hotel chains). Read the reviews and didn’t know what to expect. We stayed at a nearby Staybridge Suites during a previous visit just a little over a month prior, so we were familiar with the area. For a discount hotel, it was a decent place. The location was about as good as you can get; near a couple of major malls, a slew of high-end to fast food-type restaurants, retail shops and corporate facilities.

The rooms were adequately sized for two people (one king bed and one double beds) with the basic amenities. Ours also included a microwave and mini-fridge. The rooms were surprisingly clean and did not look as out-dated as I expected. Fairly large bathrooms and toiletries. The continental breakfast was basic, but decent enough if you didn’t feel like going out to eat (it was cold and snowy, so eating out early in the morning wasn’t too appealing). The free wireless internet seemed reliable and fast enough. The only problems we experienced: 1) the cable wasn’t very clear in our room, so they moved us into another one which was much better, 2) the toilet in the kids’ room backed-up once, but the maintenance guy was dispatched fairly quickly to resolve the problem, and 3) although we were told we were on a non-smoking floor, we still caught the faint remnants of second-hand smoking now and again. A room deodorizer we purchased basically solved that problem. The staff was helpful and informative about the local area.

Other than that, no other major issues. Traveling with a teen and a tween now requires us to book two rooms, so we have to look at bargain and discount hotel chains. If we should return to this area, we will definitely consider staying here again.

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Pittstown, New Jersey
Top Contributor
134 reviews 134 reviews
42 hotel reviews
Reviews in 54 cities Reviews in 54 cities
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2009

The good and the bad. The good: location has easy access and is in the middle of a number of shops and restaurants. Also, the service at the hotel is very good. We had a couple of problems with the room, and the maintence fellow came right away to fix the problem. The Bad: the hotel room was tired and well worn. The breakfast room was so crowded there was a long line for the waffle machine and absolutely no room to sit. Many people had to take food back to their rooms. The free wireless connection was very slow and was sporadic.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Davenport, Iowa
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
42 hotel reviews
Reviews in 46 cities Reviews in 46 cities
273 helpful votes 273 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2009

I've stayed at this hotel a number of times this year, but am only writing a review now because I really didn't want to let out the secret of this place and have it get too crowded. But this place is truly a hidden gem in the western suburbs of Chicago. It's only minutes from Oakbrook Mall, Yorktown Mall, Drury Lane, and the expressway, but its set back on a quiet street away from noise and traffic. The rates are usually terrific, making it a great value for the location. The hotel is middle of the road, not luxurious. But its a great value not only for the location, but because the rooms are very clean, and well arranged and thought out. The bathrooms are large, and the rooms are an adequate size with a chair, closet and convenient 2 person desk. There is also free wireless internet service. If you're visiting this part of Chicago, there are more luxurious and expensive hotels nearby, but if you're looking for a reasonably priced place to rest your head, you can't beat this LaQuinta

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 1 South 666 Midwest Rd, Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181-4429
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Location: United States > Illinois > DuPage County > Oakbrook Terrace
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #5 of 8 Hotels in Oakbrook Terrace
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Hotel Class:2.5 star — La Quinta Inn Chicago Oakbrook Terrace 2.5*
Number of rooms: 154
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