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Fairfield Inn & Suites Chicago Downtown/Magnificent Mile
Ranked #46 of 187 Hotels in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
Sydney
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10 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great Location”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 3, 2008

What a lovely hotel. We were given a suite, which was absolutely beautiful. The rooms were very spacious and the beds were extremely comfortable. The hotel is located within walking distance of the Magnificent Mile. Breakfast was provided at no additional charge and was the best we experienced on a 16 State USA tour.

  • Liked — Everything
  • Disliked — Nothing
  • Stayed January 2008, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
Helpful?
Thank Aussie_Visitors
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Minneapolis, MN
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2008

We spent a night here. We got a great deal, it was like $150 and that included valet with in/out privileges ($40) and 2 tkts to the Field Museum ($50).
The room is a little on the small side, but it's very clean and the staff was very helpful and friendly. The hotel is located 2 blocks from Michigan ave. There are no restaurants in the hotel, but there are a bunch of good ones nearby.
We were very happy and definitely will look to stay here again in the future.

  • Liked — location
  • Disliked — size of room
  • Stayed January 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
Helpful?
Thank RentAFerrari
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Greenville, North Carolina
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21 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2008

The Fairfield is clean and newly renovated, with an attractive (if minimal) lobby. Free WiFi is available in the lobby and the 2nd-floor breakfast room; I also managed to find some other WiFi from my fifth-floor room. Breakfast is good, as free hotel breakfasts go. If you've got business downtown, the location can't be beat. Very firm and comfortable mattress. Friendly, helpful staff. A great value for the price!

  • Liked — Clean and comfortable at a reasonable price
  • Disliked — Nothing.
  • Stayed December 2007, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
Helpful?
Thank brianinc-ville
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Laurel
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2007

Chicago's Marriott Fairfield was a great place to stay on Magnificent Mile without paying a mortgage payment for four nights. I have stayed in more than 5 different hotels in downtown Chicago (I prefer 4-5 star hotels). The average price is at least $350 or more per night. However, I have never visited Chicago in November and it seems that the okay hotels wanted more than $300 per night and the luxury hotels wanted $499 and up per night which is absolutely crazy unless you are a "rock star." If you are a parent visiting your college kid, all of your money is needed to spend on your struggling college student (smile). The hotel was very very clean, staff were very polite, the continental breakfast was the best and inclusive in your daily room rate. And, if you are driving and need to get to the expressway, it is a straight route to major thoroughfares.

I am glad that I decided to stay at the Marriott Fairfield and would definitely stay again. It was in a great location. And for those folks who gave the hotel a low rating, they are probably unhappy in their lives and are a pain in the ...................... for most people they meet. Also, I've stayed in many European hotels that were more costly and much much smaller. In comparison, the room was like a suite and the beds more comfortable.

  • Liked — Cleanliness of the hotel, continental breakfast and location
  • Disliked — No complaint
  • Stayed November 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
Helpful?
5 Thank lilpie
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Oslo, Norway
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25 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2007

Stayed for 6 nights, and thought it was an ok hotel in a great location.
To find good hotel deals in Chicago is not easy, I learned that even an ordinary hotel room can cost more than $400 a night, which I find absolutely insane.
This hotel was the cheapest Marriott option in town. We paid around $250 per night, not too bad.
Continental breakfast included.
The room was nothing special. The interior was nothing to write home about, but the bed was comfortable (Marriott's beds are the best).
The room was of standard size, but I guess small for american standards.
Desk staff seemed very busy, and not particulary helpful. They seemed almost annoyed when asked a simple question. When we asked for an adapter they just gave us an adress where we could buy one. I think it is very strange that a hotel in a major city don't have adapters.
Anyway, we loved the location, walking distance to many of the main attractions, including Navy Pier, and would recommend this property if you do not wish to pay the ridiculous prices some of the other hotels are charging.

  • Liked — Many restaurants in the area. Close to the Magnificent Mile and shopping, as well as Navy Pier and also walking distance to the
  • Disliked — Some of the staff didn't seem to be very service minded.
  • Stayed October 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
Helpful?
7 Thank Øivind H
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Austin, Texas
Level Contributor
26 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2007

I could not find a room in Chicago so I "settled" for the Fairfield Inn on Orchard in downtown, one block off the Magnificent Mile.

The staff was super fast and friendly. The suite was large and very clean. The room was quiet and everything worked. I got a great rate (well under $200) and I will now stay there rather than the more expensive hotels around the corner. I had to give up nothing! A great value and location.

  • Stayed September 2007, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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5 Thank sbalch
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Pittsford, New York
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120 reviews
57 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2007

Fairfield Inn properties are generally in less urbanized location, they are more commonly found around town malls than downtown. Thus the Marriott Fairfield Inn and Suites, 216 E. Ontario St., sits rather incongrously in Chicago center city, on a relatively quiet street less than 3 blocks from Chicago's Michigan Avenue in the Magnificent Mile district. Within walking distance are the Chicago River, John Hancock Tower, Navy Pier and shuttle access, Water Tower Place and Millenium Park.

I found the interior to be simple, but clean and well maintained. 1402 overlooks Ontario Street, and does get the noise from the occasional loud vehicle. There is no in-house restaurant, the breakfast self-serve area is healthy and offers good choices. Within a block of the Fairfield are: 1 sub shop; two Japanese restaurants, an Indian restaurant, donut/coffee shop, a high end dinner dining establishment, corner bar and grille and others. So this is a convenient, comfortable, reasonable value hotel in an outstanding area of Chicago.

1402 was a relatively small queen, but well outfitted and suitable for one or two people. As you can tell I liked this property and recommend it. Staff is friendly and outgoing to guests. Valet parking exists but I didn't use it.

  • Liked — Location, upkeep, convenience
  • Disliked — No swimming pool
  • Stayed September 2007, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
7 Thank BZT
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Property: Fairfield Inn & Suites Chicago Downtown/Magnificent Mile
Address: 216 E Ontario St, Chicago, IL 60611-3258
Phone Number:
Location: United States > Illinois > Chicago > Streeterville , Near North Side
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#14 Best Value Hotel in Chicago
#38 Business Hotel in Chicago
#44 Family Hotel in Chicago
#50 Romantic Hotel in Chicago
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Fairfield Inn & Suites Chicago Downtown/Magnificent Mile 3.5*
Number of rooms: 185
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to our Marriott Flagship Fairfield Inn & Suites Chicago downtown hotel. Our unique, contemporary hotel features 15 stories, located in the heart of the Magnificent Mile, with 185 guestrooms and suites. We are friendly, fun, but yet down to business. We provide a comfortable, affordable oasis in Chicago’s Downtown. All rooms include breakfast and high speed Wi-Fi Internet. We are one of the closest hotels to Navy Pier and Michigan Avenue shopping. ... more   less 
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