The reviews I read about this hotel were very accurate. If you want expensive towels, shampoos and such, then you will be very disappointed with the hotel. If you want to be downtown right in the middle of all the fun without spending a fortune, and you want a safe, clean hotel with a courteous staff, then you will be very satisfied. I traveled with my two male business partners. One can be kind of finicky so he wasn't really thrilled with the hotel (until he found out how much money we saved, and used on good food and wine later!) and the other has traveled all over the world and is a little more forgiving. Make sure to take your own travel size shampoo and conditioner, and taking your own towel isn't a bad idea. Or just buy a Chicago souvenir beach towel on your first day and use that. The towels definately need replaced. The beds are small, but the linens are clean and the beds are comfy. My remote control didn't work great, I think it needed a new battery, but I didn't come to Chicago to watch TV, so I made do. The rooms are small, actually tiny. If you ever traveled to Europe during college on a budget, then you probably stayed at hotels just like this one. But the best thing about the hotel is it's location. You are only a block or two from some of the best food, shopping and nightlife in the US. Go with VERY low expectations and you won't be disappointed. The neighborhood is safe, the hotel is well maintained overall, and I felt very safe there. The staff was very accomodating. My purse was stolen (be careful...Chicago is a thief/scammer paradise...don't put your purse over the back of your chair, do NOT stop for anyone offering a shoe shine, and don't set your purse at your feet) and the staff was so helpful with calling the police, letting me make calls and use the internet to get all my cards cancelled. I will stay at this hotel again!!
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn Express Chicago
- Holiday Inn Chicago