Our group of three (one couple, one friend) booked this hotel to attend a beer festival at the Bridgeport Arts Center, located 2 miles away from the hotel.
While this hotel is priced on par with others closer to downtown, we received a $50 discount for the event we were attending, which was a major factor in our decision. Take note, the location is much better suited for McCormick Place travels and not wanting to walk right out and be Downtown. FREE PARKING.
Check in was easy, and we were allowed to check in at 1130, way before their listed check-in time which was very convenient. Sadly, the ATM was out of order and we had to visit the next nearest ATM which is a Chase Bank ATM at 19th and State. Cabs were ready and waiting at 1230 when we needed one for our journey to the festival.
The room was plenty spacious and the pillows were wonderful. Bathroom was large, but water pressure was very low. Rooms were quiet aside from the rumble of what sounded like loud A/C/HEAT venting in the walls. We never heard a peep from other guests. Luckily we were on the opposite side of the hotel and didnt have to deal with the loud music from the club downstairs, which other reviewers have mentioned. I would not have been able to sleep through that.
When we returned from our event we grabbed food (wings and a burger) from the bar and ordered a few Budweisers. Prices were reasonable. However, when we asked to order the bartender stated the kitchen wouldnt be ready for an hour, yet other guests sat right down and ordered food from her...she never came back and informed us of the kitchen being ready. We flagged her down again and ordered anyway. It seemed to be a major inconvenience to the bar staff to have to take food orders. At least the wings were good.
Neighborhood: Its South End Chicago. Close to the Dearborn Homes, but I never felt unsafe. Parking is well lit and fenced in with an attendant.
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- 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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