Old Colony Building
Old Colony Building
3.5

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Neighborhood: Downtown / The Loop
Often visitors' first stop in Chicago, The Loop is a good starting point to sample the city's energy and flavor. This central business district boasts Michelin-rated restaurants, upscale hotels, premier shopping, and enough arresting architecture to keep your camera busy for hours. You won’t find too many photo galleries of downtown Chicago without a shot of Millennium Park and Cloud Gate (“The Bean”), one of the most iconic landmarks in the city. A stunning skyline coupled with cultural attractions like the Art Institute of Chicago present a Downtown where work and play peacefully coexist.
How to get there
  • Harold Washington Library – State/Van Buren • 2 min walk
  • LaSalle • 3 min walk
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3.5
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pmartin172
40 contributions
Jun 2016 • Couples
After stopping here for two nights I found this clean and tidy, a little noisy but only to be expected in the heart of the city. Great roof terrace for bbq or watch tv out in the open air. Views of the lake in the distance. 2 couples sharing with kitchen great little stop. Shortage of crockery was the only issue. Fully air conditioned.
Written June 15, 2016
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James F
Reidsville, North Carolina, United States42 contributions
Jul 2013 • Couples
It is worth while to wander down South Dearborn and look at the buildings, for sure. The Old Colony Building is really the first important work of Holabird and Roche, the Chicago firm that did much of the late 19th century work in the city. It is a unique building as it has none of the many characteristics of the early Chicago skyscraper. It shares the block with the Manhattan Building, W. LeBaron Jenny's early engineering gem and with the incredibly ugly building that used to house the LaSalle Extension University of 50s matchbook fame.
Written July 13, 2013
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Isabel C
Macae, RJ116 contributions
Jul 2017 • Couples
I was looking for a place to stay with my husband to spend a 2 week vacation. We found this place. Pros: location, cleanliness, doorman, reception. Cons: my bed was too small! My husband weights over 100 kg and I weight about 90 kg. Both of us are tall. The bed had just 130 cm, hardly enough to fit us both, specially since at home we share a king size bed!
Written July 26, 2017
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SUSAN P
Vienna, VA1 contribution
Sep 2015
This short-stay apartment rental is a complete rip-off--avoid! My room had no curtains on the windows, the bed was a queen-sized rollaway cot with one sheet and one thin blanket, the floor was stained, the kitchen had pots and pans, but no dishes, and the building is full of noisy college students. When I called the number provided for assistance, I was told that they couldn't help me and that "curtains were not a service they provide." The calls to their service center kept dropping and I finally asked where they were--the answer was Armenia. I called Expedia and demanded to be relocated immediately. The whole episode cost me stress and a fair amount of money. I am appalled that Expedia listed this group on their website along with legitimate hotels.
Written September 20, 2015
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Jamie K
Raleigh, NC538 contributions
Jun 2017 • Friends
We had low expectations for splitting a two-bedroom apartment for a girls' weekend so were pleasantly surprised with the cool apartment, though sparse, handy kitchen for keeping breakfast foods, and fun rooftop with great views and hang out areas. It allowed us to be affordably walkable to Soldier Field for returning from a concert. On our last morning we heard rushing water above the bathroom before water started leaking through the ceiling. We learned the apartment above had been vacant and supposedly fixed but remaining closed, which raises lots of questions about an even worse plumbing problem. I also had respiratory issues only while in the apartment, which is concerning to me.
Written June 10, 2017
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Travel4evermore
in Hong Kong32 contributions
Jul 2016
Old building - nice apartment though. The gym is great and for sure you will need to check out the roof-top. View of the city with nice little tables, gas grills and a pool table.
Written July 10, 2016
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