We arrived at "The Hard Rock" suitably tired after flying in from the UK, but felt immediately revived by Van Morrison's Brown Eyed Girl playing loud and proud in reception. The receptionist who checked us in was happy, polite, efficient and sympathetic to our post flight weariness. Our room was situated on "The Who" floor with I think, two of John Entwistle's mighty base guitars in a display cabinet just outside our room door. Inside the room there was plenty of space and with Iggy Pop looking down on us and John and Yoko in the bathroom! we were in good company.
After a good nights sleep we made our way down for breakfast. Whilst my wife was happy with the fruit based meal that she chose, I had the good sense to order Eggs Benedict. Well what can I say....they were just perfect, as was the smile from the lovely lady who served us. Sadly there was no grapefruit juice available as I had hoped, but guess what? next morning I didn't even need to ask, before we were even asked for our order it just appeared on our table accompanied by a smile. We had a drink and a meal in the bar in the evening and again excellent food with friendly and efficient service.
The location of the hotel is perfect with the river just a minute's walk away, and talking of the river, if you visit and have good weather make sure you visit O'Brien's River Walk Cafe which is just below the nearest bridge to the hotel. There are too many attractions within walking distance of the hotel to mention so rest assured you will won't have time to wonder what to do if you stay.
So the staff were all great, the room was great, Van Morrison was great, but the eggs benedict were the greatest! Will we stay at The Hard Rock next time we visit Chicago? Well I rather think so, don't you?
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A downtown Chicago, IL hotel offering suites, spa services, pet friendly rooms, meeting space and wedding venues. Guests can also enjoy nightlife at the hotel’s bar and lounge. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hard Rock Chicago
- Chicago Hard Rock Hotel