Stayed at the Sleep Inn for a show at the First Midwest Amplitheater. Overall the rooms are very nice, value is decent, and they have a shuttle to the concert venue (but good luck getting back via the shuttle).
The details: Check in was great, there was only one person checking people in, but he was very effiecient and kept a smile on his face. We did inquire about the shuttle to the concert, he said it was free, first come-first serve, and take a phone number of a cab just in case you dont make it back. (more on the shuttle later). Room was very nice, bed comfey, nice flat screen, and the space pod shower was cool. Only thing I didn't like about the room was those damn little square pillows - hate them, get rid of them, they are useless.
Back to the shuttle, got over to the venue super fast (I recommend going a little early so you don't have to wait for the shuttle). Getting back, well thats a different story. With 18,000 people getting out of a show the only way you are going to get on a shuttle is if you hit the first shuttle back, there is just no way for cabs or shuttles to efficently get back into the venue with so much traffic exiting. We said screw it, and walked back to the hotel. It wasn't that bad with cell phone gps in hand (walk down oak park ave, to 183rd and you are there). The walk clocked in at 45 minutes, and we were moving faster than the traffic, total distance was about 1.8 miles - not bad. I don't blame the shuttle, just too much traffic. So HERE IS MY TIP: If you have plans to take the shuttle to a concert, make plans to leave the show early to get the shuttle back, OR wait for a very long time for a cab or shuttle, OR just hoof it back. If it's a nice night I would do the same as we did, take the shuttle there and walk back.
Overall, the place is nice, and I would stay here again for another concert.
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