I chose this hotel on the basis of TripAdviser comments and was not disappointed. It was close to the Quincy and Adams stops on the Orange line from Midway airport (about half an hour's ride). The hotel is located in the business rather than the tourist area but, importantly, in close proximity to the Chicago Architectural Foundation office where many of their tours start and where there is a large 3D model of the city, 20 minutes walk from the dock where their boat leaves for the river/lake architectural cruise, close to the Sears Tower (so I could easily get there early to avoid the queues; the hotel gives a discount on tickets), the Art Institute, Grant (great free outdoor concerts) and Millennium Parks, and near many of the original "skyscrapers". I felt safe in the neighbourhood although there were limited dinner opportunities appropriate for a single person. However, I found a few lighter options amongst the bangers and mash and steak pie on the menu at The Elephant and Castle on the ground floor.
Complimentary wi-fi was great. The only disappointment was that even though I'd requested a room on a high level, I was on the 5th floor and the bottom half of the window was frosted due to the close proximity of neighbouring buildings.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated in the heart of "the Loop," the contemporary Central Loop Hotel is steps from all of Chicago's major business and cultural destinations such as Chicago Board of Trade, Chicago Mercantile Exchange, Grant Park, the State Street shopping district and the Art Institute of Chicago. Tailored for seamless business trips and leisure travel alike, the Central Loop Hotel provides an array of thoughtful amenities, including free, fast WiFi throughout all areas of the hotel, free chilled, purified bottled water, an inviting Living Room/lounge area for relaxing, socializing, and working with work stations and wireless printing capabilities. Well-appointed guest rooms and suites are outfitted with premium bedding, multipurpose workspaces, LCD TVs, and convenient recharging outlets and USB ports at bedside and desk. We proudly offer the comfort and class expected by the most discerning business and leisure traveler. ... more less
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