I'm writing this review based on a stay in July 2013.
I had initially booked a "Double Bed Room" (or are they single rooms?), but they are quite tiny, don't have a stand-in shower, seem to be next to the noisy elevator and are not really worth it. In July all American hotels are really expensive, and the "Excellent" value rating I gave only applies after the upgrade.
I inquired about the possibility to change rooms after the first night (elevators 'pling-plong'-ing all the time) and I was upgraded to a high-floor Mini King Suite with a desk, couch and city view!
+ Location (next to Willis Tower, Millennium Park, multiple EL train stations, shopping on State) but only if you like Downtown.
+ Free upgrade to "mini King suite" (I think) when I complained about the noise. Bathroom also had a proper stand-in shower, some rooms don't.
+ Great HD cable.
+ An empty fridge, microwave, coffeemaker, ironing.
+ A business center with free printing (useful and not a given), a fitness room and a pool (didn't use).
+ Basic continental breakfast included.
- Noisy (the Washington/Wells station, the street below, noise from other rooms, the corridor, elevator if close by). Bring earplugs if you're a light sleeper (I am).
- Housekeeping didn't seem to vacuum floors or replenish shampoos.
- Changing rooms didn't go as planned (I talked to one person, left luggage after 9AM for another person, came back probably at 5-6PM and the next person was completely unaware of anything. He was also clealy annoyed of the whole complaint since they were busy with bookings.
- Downtown (at least this area) closes pretty early, so you'll have to find somewhere else to have dinner. Same with CVS's etc.
- No safety box in room.
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