Stayed at Hotel Felix June 22 - June 25 for business trip.
Hotel Lobby and ammenities-
I was very impressed by the overall decor and ambience of the hotel. It's very trendy and pleasant. There is a spa, fitness room, and business center with 3 desktops. I used a spa one evening for ashi massage. It was good, not the best, but I did enjoy it. You get $20 off coupon when you check in. So, the price was reasonable. There is also a restaurant Elate adjacent to the hotel. I went there for breakfast and dinner. All I have to say - WOW. Omelete was unbelievable, the best I've ever had, and trout in the evening didn't disappoint. Be prepared to spend at least $20 for breakfast and $50 for dinner. But it was well worth it.
Even though many people stated that rooms were small, I found them to be just perfect. After all, you don't go to downtown Chicago to spend your time in the hotel. That said, I can see how it could be tight for 2 people considering there is not much closet space but there are drawers under the bed so that's a big plus. Flat screen TV, free HBO, and free wi-fi is in every room. The bed was very comfortable, the bathroom was very big and finally, no tub. I loved the shower. Very contemporary decor, with light and dark colors and no more of that casino green/red/yellow carpeting. A couple of minor setbacks - bathroom sink was very shallow, virtually no room for hands under the faucet. With respect to cleanliness, the only reason I gave it a 4 was due to the fact that black carpeting tends to attract dirt and I could see some dirt scattered near the elevator doors.
Hotel Staff / Valet -
The hotel staff was super friendly. It took only a couple of minutes to check in / check out. Valet guys were always ready to assist. One suggestion, contact valet staff 15 to 20 min prior of needing your car. Otherwise, you may get frustrated waiting for it. The parking lot they use is 5 blocks away from the Hotel Felix. The cost is $42 per day with in and out privileges. I first thought of using adjacent parking lots but it didn't make sense due to only $2 to $5 difference in price.
Final toughts -
Considering the location, decor, ammenities, and friendliness of the staff, I highly recommend travelers to give this hotel a try.
- 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