Unfortunately my family and I were placed at this hotel as a result of a priceline bid for a 4 star, this hotel is anything but a 4star. I'll reiterate the sentiment from other travellers here...the queen rooms are microscopic. My 6 year old son who has had a fair share of nights in hotels, as we travel fairly often, upon untering the room said ..."mom this room is ridiculous"..lol. hmmm (I wonder if he could spell ridiculous)
Simply getting from the bathroom to the bed involved thought so that you didn't knock your leg on the hard wooden frame of the bed, which we each did a couple of times. Requesting a different room was to no avail as the front desk staff informed us that they were fully booked (definitely believable as it was flower show weekend in Chicago), they were however willing to show another queen room, that unbelievably was smaller than the one we were in. I think my chuckle and expression conveyed the "ridiculousness" of the space and the hotel clerk informed me that this was a boutique hotel. As if to say the definition of a boutique hotel is one with very small rooms.
During our short one night stay, one of the maintenance staff tried to enter the room and then immediately apologized saying that she though that the room was unoccupied, later on that evening, closet hangars were brought to us when we didnt request them. The hubby and I had a good laugh...murphys law. The one service caveat was the doorman... excellent excellent excellent... he always seemed to appear out of nowhere to get the door or offer up a cab
Now on to the goodies:
The location is about 5 blocks west of Michigan avenue, so not in the heart of the shopping district but close enough if you dont mind the walk.
If you have children, Rainforest Cafe, McDonalds and a the super reasonable Barnelli's Pasta Place is within a couple of blocks south of the hotel. A couple blocks north of the hotel there is an "outside" parking lot that was less expensive than hotel parking.
There are restaurants everywhere on every corner near this hotel so, lots to eat. The hotel also had a restaurant that we did not really have an opportunity to try, so no comments there.
Anyway, for the business no-frills traveller or the crash and dash-budget conscious single... this could be your place (if the price is right). Not a place I would recommend for families, I'd look first towards Michigan Ave. 4 star hotels as on the non-event weekends rates are sometimes less than $100 per night.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 4-star boutique luxury hotel in hip River North district, steps to Mag Mile / Galleries / Clubs. Sophisticated Accommodations; Relaxed Rates. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Felix Hotel Chicago