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Best Western Grant Park Hotel
Ranked #124 of 192 Hotels in Chicago
Reviewed October 19, 2010

If you are looking for a nice location to stay while in Chicago, you must stay at Best Wester Grand Park.... now, if you care about your sleep, the cleanlines and the staff.... go some where else.

Several times, I woke up in the middle of the night due to the noise of the toilets at other rooms made. You can hear everything inside your rooms. The doors opening, the showers and the TVs of others.

The AC was quite noisy too.

Breakfast

I purchased the American Breakfast plan and it was truly disapointing. Everyday the same eggs, the same hash brown. It was all the fat you can imagine.

I loved the location, but I am not sure that I would stay there again.

  • Stayed: October 2010, traveled on business
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Reviewed October 19, 2010

I stayed at this hotel for a 4 day business trip. When I got there the front desk staff was incredibly nice, very helpfull.
Now the hotel..... First the air conditioner is quite loud and it wouldnt let me sleep all night, I had to turn it off the other nights so I could get some sleep. Internet would work sometimes only, not all the time, and for most times I had to call someone from maintenance, at the end I just gave up and never used it again. The location of the hotel is quite good. most things are just a $10 fare away. the hotel is also quite clean, but another thing that catched my attention most of the time is when I was leaving or entering the hotel, no one was there to get the door for you, most times you hade to do it by yourself, even if carrying packages and bags.

  • Stayed: October 2010, traveled on business
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Reviewed October 18, 2010

The Best Western Grant Park Hotel is ideally located for seeing the sights in downtown Chicago. Located across from Grant Park at 11th Street, it's within walking distance of Soldier Field, the Museum Campus (with the Field Museum, Aquarium, and Planetarium), the Art Institute of Chicago, the Miracle Mile, Millenium Park with the new Cloud Gate, and, of course, Grant Park.

The serivce we received was exemplary--everyone had our best interests in mind, from check-in to check-out. The staff is WONDERFULLY helpful and thoughtful, and even gave us a room upgrade (which we didn't have to ask for) upon check-in! The room (a mini-suite) had a lovely view of Michigan Avenue and the park, was nicely appointed and spacious, and had a refrigerator and microwave. Our only disappointment was that the beds were double beds (a little tight for two sleepers), and the mattresses very soft so that they sagged in the middle.

The neighborhood is quite safe and very nice, with many restaurants within a few blocks. The best choice for breakfast is Yolk, which serves fabulous food just around the corner.

I would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone planning on spending time at the Chicago lakefront; just be sure to ask for a room with queen beds, and as firm a mattress as possible. Then you'll have the perfect stay!

  • Stayed: October 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 8, 2010

We travel to Chicago quite frequently to visit our son who is a student at Columbia College Chicago. We found the Best Western Grant Park and wouldn't stay anywhere else. Close to everything in the loop and easy access to "L" for access to airports and elsewhere. The staff is so nice and works so hard to accommodate the guests. We have tried other locations but cannnot find a better value or better location.

  • Stayed: October 2010, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 4, 2010

Stayed at Grant Park Best Western Hotel for 2 nights. Absolutely fantastic location, so extremely close to everything and all within walking distance. Felt so completely safe. Could not get over the cleanliness of the area. Hotel was old, but clean, a bit noisy at night (trains) Good value for the price. Beds were very comfy....they need to buy new pillows, very thin and lumpy......but would definitely stay here again...

  • Stayed: October 2010, traveled with friends
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Reviewed September 14, 2010

The Best Western Grant Park was the perfect place for our group to stay. The location was ideal, within walking distance to Museum Campus, the train station, and many restaurants. The staff was helpful throughout the entire trip--planning, arrival, stay, and departure. I would reccomend the Best Western Grant Park to anyone traveling to Chicago that wants to have top-rate service, at a great location and for a very reasonable price!

  • Stayed: September 2010
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Reviewed September 10, 2010

Stayed for 2 nights at this hotel and found it adequate for my needs. Bed was very comfortable, though the pillows were very thin. Bathroom was clean, and non-smoking room did NOT have smokey smell.
Front desk personnel could be friendlier, and the housekeeping staff needs to stop knocking on doors at 8am to clean the rooms. After first day, made sure to place the "do not disturb" sign on outside doorknob.
Big plus for me was that the hotel was right across the street from the Metra station I needed to use to go to Hyde Park and the University of Chicago. There is a Subway, Starbucks, Caribou Coffee, and Jewel grocery store all withing walking distance. Would have liked to have a mini fridge in the room. Would stay again for the value and location.

  • Stayed: September 2010, traveled solo
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Address: 1100 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60605-2308
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Location: United States > Illinois > Chicago > Downtown / The Loop
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
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Ranked #124 of 192 Hotels in Chicago
Price Range: $66 - $273 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Best Western Grant Park Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 172
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to one of the most fascinating, culturally rich cities in America where you can discover everything the city has to offer from your convenient Chicago hotel. A superb location and competitive price isn't mutually exclusive. When you stay at this comfortable Chicago hotel, you're within walking distance to Museum Campus where Shedd Aquarium, Alder Planetarium, Field Museum and Soldier Field await. You're also right across from Grant Park where the Taste of Chicago, Lollapalooza and other exciting music events happen. Maybe picking up some keepsakes or high fashion is more your speed - and you're in luck. Just one mile away is the famous shopping district Magnificent Mile, and 1/2 mile away is Navy Pier. In town for a special event? McCormick Place Convention Center is also just one mile away - close enough to enjoy a leisurely stroll in the neighborhood or a quick cab ride away. A fantastic location isn't the only thing waiting for guests. These private, deluxe rooms feature spacious living, divine beds, and free Wi-Fi so you're always connected. Consider your downtown Chicago hotel your official home away from home. Everything you need is right here, complete with friendly staff to ensure your stay is fabulous. Don't miss out on our full American breakfast. The most important meal of the day is located in our full service restaurant, so indulge yourself. Enjoy platefuls of sizzling hot eggs and waffles. Delectable sides of flaky pastries and fresh fruits are sublime. Of course, there's an assortment of hot and cold cereals and yogurt, too. Complete the meal with premium 100% Lavazza coffee. Whether you're in town for business or pleasure, we've got you covered. It's all about location (and of course affordability), so there's no need to look any further than this Chicago hotel. All the perks of the city are right at your doorstep. Book your next stay at the BEST WESTERN Grant Park Hotel and know that you (and your travel plans) are in good hands! Enjoy your stay. Please be aware our hotel pool is closed for renovations until further notice. In addition lobby and exterior renovation are currently in progress. We apologize for the inconvenience. ... more   less 
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