On balance this was a good hotel for the $88 + taxes I paid per night. Its only a short walk to the centre of Chicago and is close to the lake etc and the rooms were fine, definitely a cut above budget places I've stayed in for the same amount.
The one (pretty big) drawback is the noise. I had a room on the 8th floor of the north side of the hotel (i.e. not directly onto Michigan Avenue, but it was still horrendously noisy. The windows are single glazed and so you can clearly hear all of the traffic as well as the elevated train, which runs close by.
To further add to this noise, my room (824 I think) was also near the lifts and an ice-making machine (which must have been powered by a large tractor engine considering the noise).
On the second night I moved rooms down the corridor away from the lifts and bought some earplugs, and then slept fine.
I am a light sleeper and noise does wind me up when I’m trying to get to sleep so you can maybe ignore my opinion if you never have a problem (although previous reviewers have also commented on the noise).
I would use this hotel again but wouldn't forget to bring earplugs.
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