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“Very satisfied with Hotel Felix..9/10 !!...recommend (see comments)”
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Hotel Felix
Ranked #116 of 192 Hotels in Chicago
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Reviewed August 23, 2010

I got this Hotel on Priceline. I bid $105/night for Downtown 4*...got Hotel Felix...for 3 nts...with taxes and fees..it came to around $375, I think..this was close to same price advertised on Hotel's website for weekday rates (or Hotel was running special prices??)...so didn't save much with Priceline...

after I won the bid was kinda down as I read about the rooms being very small at Hotel Felix...

after staying there for 3 days...I have to say myself and my GF relly liked the Hotel Felix...we had a corner room...nice view and queen size bed...room is definitely on the small side...would be a real tight squeeze for more than two people to stay in this room...

but bed was great...nice flatscreen TV...nice bathroom...my GF liked the soap /shampoo...said it was very nice...

my GF used the Spa/massage/facial ..she said it was great...again space in Spa is a bit
limited but she said it was really nice and staff were great...bar /lobby is also nice...though again pretty space small area...

ate one morning at Hotel Rest (Elate)...had breakfast...we both thought food was excellent...fresh...nice presentation...decent service...though a bit pricey...for two...$40-45

front door guys/valet at Felix were so helpful...they recommended places to eat/site seeing...very helpful...really liked that...

BTW...I won a bid for another single nite during the same Chicago stay (bid 105 again for 4*) and got the Hilton Palmer House on Monroe...they gave us one double bed...which I know technically they can do (as that is all Priceline gaurantees)...good thing myself and my GF are not too big...this Hilton room had no view and room was smaller than Hotel Felix...some wallpaper in room was peeling...bathroom ceiling was in primer...some rust on shower head...very old TV...bed pillows were bad....checkout was 11am...was not too impressed...was thinking how good Hotel Felix was compared to what Hilton gave us...
though Palmer House does offer great location...Hotel Building itself is kinda neat..nice lobby...when at Hilton..it felt like we were on an assembly line...missed the personal touch of the Hotel Felix...

Anyway, I would give the Hotel Felix a 9/10...highly recommend...

Note, if travelling with more than two people..I would be wary of using Priceline if bidding on a 4* Hotel in Downtown Chicago... as I was saying, Hotel Felix would be a real tight squeeze for more than two people to stay in a queen size bed room...and if u won Hilton Palmer House and they gave u one double bed...things could be pretty bad...

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Reviewed August 22, 2010

Good location. Very safe area. The hotel met our expectations. It was very clean and the staff was helpful. Free wireless internet, where other hotels charged. The self parking was right across the street, which we used instead of valet. We will stay there again if the price is right!

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Reviewed August 20, 2010

I booked this room through Priceline which I have used successfully in the past. I will never stay at the Felix Hotel again and I will never use Priceline again for fear of booking a hotel as bad as the Felix. The rooms are so small that within minutes of walking into the room I got a headache, my heart started racing, and I felt dizzy. I am not claustrophobic but this room is just uncomfortably small. We were given a room with what the hotel calls a queen size bed. When we questioned the staff about the size of the bed they admitted that it is a "European" queen. The bed that they call a queen is smaller than a full size bed. There is no tub just a shower. I am not sure how they can rate this a 4 star hotel. We are going to find somewhere else to stay for the night. What a waste!

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Reviewed August 17, 2010

Stayed here this past week for business and stayed the weekend for personal. Booked through Hotline - ok rate - however not what I would consider a 4 star. I have stayed in several hotels in downtown Chicago and rooms much bigger same or lower rate. Room so small if another person was traveling with me would be annoying how we would be tripping over each other. No in room coffee maker, front desk told me due to it saves energy. Really a 2 cup coffee maker! When I had to run the water for several minutes before it got warm for a shower. Complimentary coffee and tea in lobby - when you are trying to get ready for business and head out the door - no time. Air conditioner worked great - however unlike other reviews - was so quiet I wasn't sure it was working.
Bed very comfortable. While I understand you don't spend a lot of time in your room - you at least need room to walk around in.
To my co-workers I called it the 'Ikea Dorm Room Display"

  • Stayed: August 2010, traveled on business
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Reviewed August 15, 2010

We stayed two nights in this hotel that we got on Priceline (it wasn't cheap even there) during the first week of Chicago. It was listed as a 4 star. It was a major hassle to get two beds even when we were willing to pay for them (it appeared there was a strange person handling reservations who was unwilling to give us a 2-bed room even though the front desk said one was available and we were willing to pay extra- very weird). The manager finally was involved and handled changing the reservation to 2 beds, although when we checked in it was mysteriously changed back to one bed?? Okay, we finally got the 2 bed room and then found that there was barely enough room to walk between the beds and the desk at the foot of them. No kidding, I've stayed in several older hotels with small rooms but this took the cake. It had nice decor, lovely bed linens, a comfortable bed, a nice flat screen TV, and everything looked new, but it was just a tiny room. (Apparently they're all small according to a conversation my husband had with someone at the front desk- he got the impression that alot of people comment on it.) Even the hallways, lobby and bar were unusually small. The bathroom had just a shower (although a nice size stall). The staff was nice and there was a place to self park across the street that cost $35 per day, which isn't bad for downtown Chicago. The location was good because it was close to the Rain Forest Cafe, Ed Debevic's, and quite a few other places. In the end, I don't think I could recommend the hotel as a 4 star, at least in comparison to other 4 stars in Chicago. The rooms were just too small.

  • Stayed: August 2010, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 13, 2010

Booked room for two nights through Priceline. Room was small but very well decorated and new Beds were very comfortable..
The Location was great . Only complaint was the noisy aircondiioner that interrupted our sleep. The location of the air conditioner so close to the thermostat made it difficult to control room temperature.
Staff were extremly friendly and helpful.

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Reviewed August 10, 2010

Worst, most expensive Chicago hotel I've stayed at in several trips over past 20 years! I may never use Priceline again! This is not a 4star hotel! Rooms are size of closets. First room we were given was not made yet. Second room had a bug on the bed. Third room had an odor but we gave up and stayed. The room temp was irregular, stuufy & the AC was so loud we turned it off at night. Was Lollapalooza weekend & paid $240 on Priceline because my husband had a conference that weekend. Stay at Red Roof Inn instead!

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Address: 111 W Huron St, Chicago, IL 60654-8706
Location: United States > Illinois > Chicago
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#8 Green Hotel in Chicago
#29 Spa Hotel in Chicago
#68 Luxury Hotel in Chicago
Price Range: $96 - $406 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Felix 4*
Number of rooms: 225
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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