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“Great place for the money” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Chicago South Loop Hotel
Ranked #97 of 188 Hotels in Chicago
Wilmington, De
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137 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Great place for the money”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 13, 2012

Been here a few times and for the price, you can't beat this place. Of course, it's in the city do you do have the L, and traffic, but you also have FREE parking. The rooms are a nice size with large bathrooms. Both the cafe and bar are overpriced with lousy service. It meets my needs for have an inexpensive place to sleep in Chicago.

  • Stayed April 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 11, 2012

Stayed there for the 2 nights in late March. I didn't find the neighbourhood to be all that scary. True it's not really close to anything but it's less than 10 minutes to walk to the Red Line station called Cermack/Chinatown and that gets you downtown easily or to any other connecting line you need. The room was large and very clean, excellent shower, average fridge and tv. Wasn't bothered by street noise at all. Overpriced breakfast at the onsite restaurant but pleasant service. Would happily stay there again.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Cincinnati
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31 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 31, 2012

I have stayed at this hotel twice, in March and November 2011. The rooms are very good, but not luxury.

The neighborhood and safety is a subject of many reviewers' comments. I walked to the convention center (15-20 minute walk), sometimes at night. As a middle-aged male, I was not terribly worried. Yet Chicago is a city which is similar to dozens of other US cities--you should always be careful. You will need to take a taxi from most hotels in the city to get to most destinations. Even if you drive to your destination in Chicago, parking is rather expensive. The free parking at Chicago South Loop Hotel is an infrequent amenity in Chicago.

The price of this hotel is considerably lower than other hotels within several miles! So, I see this hotel as a great find and value.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Providence, Rhode Island
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 28, 2012

Room 541
This hotel is located in a terrible neighborhood, 10 minutes away from downtown, next to a subway.
There were fights below my window at the bus stop in the afternoon and at night when the bar let out.
The subway train went by my window every 5-10 minutes until 6-7pm and then every 30 minutes until midnight. It would start up again around 4:30am.
The street itself was very busy with buses and heavy traffic. Cop cars and fire trucks went blaring by every other hour or so all night and day.
The bed was alright but the sheets were scratchy and I needed to pile on the extra blanket to keep warm.
They do not replace the soaps at all. I understand not doing so for a 2 day stay but this is unacceptable for a 4 day stay.
No HBO or HDTV to soften the blow of staying here.
The "sports" bar was overpriced and the food was ok at best and took a long time to get to us. (I will say this, bartender Lamar was the one saving grace for this establishment, he made us feel welcome and profusely apologized for the delay, even though it wasn't his fault)

Bottom line : If you are going to attend a convention at the McCormick DO NOT STAY HERE!
Go somewhere else and pay the extra cab fare.

Room Tip: If you must stay here. Make sure your room faces the inner parking lot. You will be shielded from th...
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 23, 2012

Well you get what you pay for we got the Spring Deal last year for 60 bucks a night which now you can't get anything close from this hotel under $150 bucks yes a $150 bucks GTFOFH! its OK for overnight stay but not for the prices... beware of the Birthday party's or any celebration here because if you'er driving and going out for the evening and need to park in FREE parking lot when you get back there won't be any parking spots for the REAL!!! hotel guess to park we had to park on the street and it was pretty far away from hotel good thing i had my husband to protect me :0) joking we were OK its not a really bad area just wish we were able to park in the FREE parking lot for the guess..

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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iowa
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 22, 2012

Pleasant employees, clean large rooms, and free parking! WONDERFUL!!

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank alcearosa
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Minnesota
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3 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 11, 2012

I stayed here while in town for a tradeshow at the McCormick place and while technically in walking distance, you should really get a cab. The rooms are big, but the hotel does need a make over in the not to distant future.

There is really nothing close to this hotel, so unless you have a car, be prepared to take a cab. There is a restaurant and bar connected to the hotel and the food was OK in the bar. There is also a deli that is supposed to be open at 7:30 AM but that is a hit and miss. And with no other options close to the hotel, it is very frustrating.

If you are in town for a tradeshow at the McCormick, save yourself some frustration and stay downtown.

Room Tip: Ask for a room on the other side of the hotel from the bar. It get's very loud at night.
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Chicago South Loop Hotel
Address: 11 West 26th Street, South State Street and W 26th St, Chicago, IL 60616-5093
Location: United States > Illinois > Chicago
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #97 of 188 Hotels in Chicago
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Chicago South Loop Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 232
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Experience all of the vibrant energy and excitement of Chicago, when you stay at the Chicago South Loop Hotel. Ideally located near McCormick Place and just minutes away from attractions like the Shedd Aquarium, Millennium Park, Navy Pier, Chinatown, and Magnificent Mile shopping, our sophisticated boutique hotel offers the perfect combination of classic style, impeccable guests services and a prime location in the heart of Chicago's historic Bronzeville District. Whether you're visiting the Windy City for business or pleasure, you'll enjoy modernized and spacious guestrooms, central location and fabulous service from our welcoming hotel staff. ... more   less 
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