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All reviews rooms are small the magnificent mile free breakfast great location trader joes yogurt two blocks downtown chicago the breakfast area mag mile place to sleep navy pier michigan ave front desk staff walked everywhere an older hotel self park
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Reviewed February 19, 2012

The hotel is located between Mag mile and La Salle in a perfect location. There are many hotels in the area but the prices will likely be higher. This is an utilitarian hotel, do not expect pampering here. At 85$/night it is great value downtown Chicago, including wifi and breakfast. Two blocks away from Grand station makes it easily accessible by public transit and with the traffic in Chicago usually congested you are better off avoiding the cabs from the airport (35 - 40 $ one way to Midway ). Keep in mind that there are two taxes charged by all hotels that total about 20% on top of the posted rate! I would say this hotel will give u a true taste of Chicago; lots of noise from emergency vehicles and drivers honking... with older hvac units there is that noise as well.... that being said bring ear plugs. Even so I still recommend this hotel for shopping trips,a family trip, a night out on the town or just a quick visit. Not so much for a romantic getaway...

Room Tip: Get a room on a higher floor
  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled solo
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HotelCass, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel Cass, responded to this reviewResponded February 29, 2012

Thanks for taking the time to write a response, we truly appreciate it. We are happy to hear you enjoyed our convenient location.

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Reviewed February 12, 2012

Conveniently located but that's about it.
Free breakfast was good actually.
Room tiny! I really took my cat and could not swing it!!!
Funny old posters from The Cass Hotel give weekly rates of $10!

Room Tip: go for twins or go somewhere else
  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled on business
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HotelCass, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel Cass, responded to this reviewResponded February 16, 2012

Thank you for taking the time to compose a response, we appreciate your feedback. We are glad to hear you enjoyed our convenient location.

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Reviewed February 11, 2012

Front desk did not recognize Platinum status and did not offer any elite benefits. The clerk who checked me in and out was unfriendly and cold. I was given a room so tiny that my walk-in closet at home is bigger! Internet connection required re-logging in every time the laptop reawakened from hibernation, which was annoying and time-consuming. The queen bed was one of the worst I have slept in, totally unsupportive and with a deep sag in the middle. Bathroom amenities were poorly supplied with some items missing. The climate control system was very uncomfortable ... it was loud, and alternated between blowing hot and cold air which was very strange. Soundproofing in the room was very poor, and noises from the street and from the hallway were both clearly and disturbingly audible. Breakfast was indifferent, they were out of hot water for tea, the omelets had been sitting in the chafing-dish for so long that they were leathery, and the bananas were bruised and over-ripe. The only good thing was the location.

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled solo
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HotelCass, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel Cass, responded to this reviewResponded February 16, 2012

Thank you for your recent stay while visiting Chicago. We certainly pride ourselves on customer service and communication. We appreciate that you shared your experience, especially as a frequent traveler, and we hope that your needs have been met through our post communication via other channels. We also will conduct remedial training as appropriate with our team to ensure the highest level of communication with guests. Again, thank you.

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Reviewed February 11, 2012

This hotel is located close to Mag Mile and has many restaurants and shops nearby. We were able to check in early and the front desk staff was very pleasant and welcoming. Our room was small, as expected in an older building, but was very clean. The bathroom had good lighting and a moderate amount of counter space. Free wireless worked great. Could have used a couple more electrical outlets near the desk and bed area. The breakfast is included and offers a nice selection of cereals, fruit, yogurt, omelets, sausage, hard boiled eggs, and my favorite - warm cinnamon rolls!

Room Tip: Rooms on higher floors have a city view
  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled as a couple
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HotelCass, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel Cass, responded to this reviewResponded February 16, 2012

Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed our convenient location and amenities. We will pass on your sweet words to our staff.

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Reviewed February 2, 2012

very nice desk staff at arrival and check in very easy,room and bathroom very good.hotel is a older 1 but i thought it was just fine.hotel is about 2 blocks from the mag mile,so there is heaps of shops close by and more places to eat than u can poke a stick at.recommmend chilles around the corner.breakfast was good with a egg choice thru to grits,potatoes and meats and ceral,youghurt and pancakes.
had a good 2 night stay and would stay again.

  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled solo
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HotelCass, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel Cass, responded to this reviewResponded February 3, 2012

Thank you for taking the time to write a response. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and our convenient location. We hope to see you again soon.

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