Had a pleasant stay here at the Courtyard. I was originally staying at the Embassy Suites on N State St but moved a few blocks to take advantage of Marriott’s stay two nights at different hotels and get a free night at any Marriott with a Category 4 or less.
I requested an early check-in and I arrived at 12:30 and I was glad they accommodated my request. Front desk could only give me a room that ‘overlooks the pool’ though. I was okay with it, I thought, why would I have a problem with a room that overlooks the pool? Well, the room is an inside room with a window that overlooks the indoor pool. The room was nicely decorated with an Asian minimalistic decor, the room was spotless with two queen beds. The bed was too soft for me but I like firm beds. It had a nice flat screen tv and the free wifi in the room was very strong, didn't have an issue with it at all.
It also had a fresh clean smell to it and it was toasty warm. Especially by the bathroom. I realized later on that the room was also close to the laundry room, no wonder it smelled nice and fresh. I didn't mind it since I wasn't staying at this hotel very long. I would definitely ask to be moved if I was staying longer. But just in case they ask you if your willing to take a room that 'overlooks the pool' don't take it.
The staff were very nice and the concierge was very pleasant and his welcome seemed genuine. Front desk was very helpful too.
Eventhough I was given probably the worse room they had and I'm sure they would have transferred me if I complained, I would definitely here again. The Golden Mile is less than a block away and Garett's popcorn is just outside the entrance and their amenities were great and their rates were competitive. And great restaurants everywhere.
If you want seafood, Joe's seafood is not far from the Courtyard. Very good food and excellent service. You need reservations unless you want to eat at 10pm if they even have a table available but they do online reservations which was helpful.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Stay steps from Chicago's Magnificent Mile at this upscale downtown Chicago Courtyard by Marriott location. The Courtyard Chicago Downtown Magnificent Mile offers newly renovated guest rooms, an indoor pool & fitness center, a Starbucks in the lobby for your morning pick-me-up, complimentary WiFi, and the lobby is home to the trendy new Copper Fox Gastropub which is top-rated on Yelp. The location is ideal for visiting the Windy City; just minutes from the Loop business district, Navy Pier, Lincoln Park Zoo, McCormick Place, and premium shopping along Chicago's famous Magnificent Mile. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Courtyard Chicago Downtown/Magnificent Mile Hotel Chicago
- Chicago Marriott
- Chicago Courtyard