We stayed at the Affinia through the Travelzoo deal ($99/night + free parking) and couldn't have been more impressed. The lobby was gorgeous (maybe a little small but who cares - it's the lobby). The staff was gracious, polite and accomodating. The doorman offered to get us a cab and sincerely asked us about our adventures. The desk staff offered to find us reservations or directions. We were pampered! The room exceeded our expectations. We even loved the "white noise" options on the alarm clock. Being next door to a medical center we worried the sirens might disrupt our sleep but the white noise completely canceled out any street noise.
While room service would have been nice, we didn't miss it at all with Gino's next door, wonderful dining on Michigan Avenue just steps away and Walgreens around the corner, we had everything we needed.
The location was especially convenient. The hotel was in between wonderful shopping on Michigan Avenue, Water Tower Place, the 900 Shops and the John Hancock Tower. We were in love with this hotel and hope we can afford to stay there when the construction is complete in March (speaking of construction, we barely even noticed it).
Even parking is convenient. We had free parking through Travelzoo (which saved us about $40/night) but there is a parking ramp across the street.
This hotel made our first Valentine's together special.More