My husband and I stayed here with our 12 month old daughter. I may have had a more positive review of this hotel if it had just been the two of us.
The hotel looks great. The outside is nice and everything inside is very clean. My only issue with the ground floor is there's 6 steps to get from the front door to the lobby and elevators. There's no ramp to get the stroller up; I had to get help from either my husband or the doorman if he were available every time. They do have a wheelchair lift that I remember, should there be someone who needed assistance. For me, it was just a huge pain.
Check-in was easy and they even gave us a pack and play. All of the staff over our entire 4 day stay were very friendly.
The room was nice and clean. It would have been a great room if we didn't have a baby with us. It was too tiny for our family. We had to set up the pack and play in the hallway next to the door and the bathroom. Also, we had a ton of noise from the hallway. I'm not sure if it was a particularly loud group of people (they were shouting) or if the walls are that thin.
The bathroom was kinda small, but serviceable and clean. There was a coffee pot in the room and a nice flat-screen TV, but no fridge or anything. There was also a nice little bench seat that gave it a cozy feel.
Breakfast was good. There were quite a few tables, but they were kinda busy and not many empty ones. They had a good mix of hot and cold things.
Over all, I would stay here again if I wanted to save money by not staying on Michigan Ave. Although it was small for a family, I think it would have been great for a couple or for close friends who didn't mind sharing the space.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to our Holiday Inn Express Magnificent Mile Hotel. Our downtown Chicago hotel, conveniently located off Michigan Avenue on the Magnificent Mile, is situated in the heart of Chicago near several businesses and attractions. Business travelers will appreciate our downtown Chicago hotel location near major companies such as Deloitte, Boeing, AT&T, Sun Microsystems, Computer Sciences Corp. and Northwestern Hospital. Flying into Chicago? Our Chicago hotel is close to O'Hare (18 miles) and Midway (12 miles) Airports, saving time for the busy executive. Staying at this landmark Chicago hotel will make it easy to visit popular Chicago attractions like the Shedd Aquarium, the Art Institute, Navy Pier, Lincoln Park Zoo and Millennium Park. Catch a game with one of the 16 professional sports teams in town. At our Chicago downtown hotel, you're just 2 blocks away from Michigan Ave, Chicago's Magnificent Mile. Newly renovated, this historic Holiday Inn Express Magnificent Mile hotel has 175 guestrooms and 3 suites. The public areas reflect 1920s Beaux Arts' architecture and feature a great room with comfortable seating areas for the complimentary Express Start breakfast. Our Chicago hotel provides a chic, urban setting that is Wi-Fi friendly, stylishly updated and convenient to downtown businesses and attractions. Whether you visit Chicago for business or vacation travel, stay comfortably at our Magnificent Mile hotel. ... more less
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