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Carlton Inn Midway
Ranked #53 of 192 Hotels in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed October 21, 2007

If you don't need the luxury of a higher priced place to stay, and you want a convenient location with a very helpful staff, this is a good choice. Bathroom facility could be better...like at least a shelf for toiletries; and the only cleansers provided were the gel and shampoo... in the shower. Towels could double as exfoliators! And the telephone was across from the foot of the bed. The Internet was very slow. But we didn't mind as everything else compensated. The staff even offered to drive us to a movie theater 8 miles away!

  • Stayed: October 2007, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 20, 2007

While the management was extraordinarily helpful there are definately things you should be aware of before booking here.
The area is as described by a previous reviewer however we did not feel safe walking in the neighborhood after dark. That was a limitation because if we didn't feel comfortable walking to & from the orange line, we were forced to be in the room before dark. It is about a 5 minute walk to the orange line, however the ride to the loop from this location is about 30 minutes.

The rooms are clean, but old and there was definately a very musty smell that was quite unpleasant and I never did get used to it. The planes overhead were so loud, it was hard to hear the TV unless the volume was turned up to the point that I was afraid it would disturb those next door. I think we got the same room as the other reviewer that said the bathroom door hit the toilet, unless they are all that way!

It seems to be the choice of truckers because there were several trucks in the parking lot the nights we stayed. Lastly, it was not convenient to downtown Chicago unless you intend to go there and stay all day (no easy return midday for rest to enjoy a later evening). Although the management could not have been more considerate, we will not choose this motel again for the above reasons.

Stayed: October 2007
4  Thank isabella07Pa
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Reviewed October 15, 2007

This was a great hotel because the staff is so friendly and accommodating. They are willing to drive you the subway station or bus stop and they were helpful giving feedback on places to go. Place was clean, safe and comfortable. I recommend this to anyone looking for good neighborhood service.

  • Stayed: September 2007, traveled with friends
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4  Thank kdoyle26
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Reviewed October 12, 2007

Very convenient and nice place to stay. Staff went way out of their way to accommodate us when we left our bag at the hotel. I plan on staying here again in the future.

  • Stayed: September 2007, traveled with family
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4  Thank liketotravel033
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Reviewed September 5, 2007

We've now stayed at Carlton Inn Midway on two successive Chicago tripsover two summers, and would recommend it to anyone, anytime. Its convenience to Midway Airport and the CTA system are good points. The good restaurants close by, especially Pindos, are also pluses, as well as the neighborhood "feel" of the area.

But far and away, the cleanliness and comfort of the rooms, the courtesy and friendliness of the entire staff, and the reasonable rates put it on top of my list for any trip to the Windy City.

You can pick any "name" hotel where you'll pay a lot more, but you won't find a better "deal" or finer people than right here.

Steve Ross
Birmingham, AL

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Reviewed August 14, 2007

We had a family reunion and celebrated a birthday while at the Carlton Inn Midway in Chicago. The hotel was nice, clean, convenient,
accomodating, and knowlegeable about sites to see and how to use the public transportation. The shuttle service was ABSOLUTELY perfect. A nice and affordable stay.

Stayed: August 2007
6  Thank Visitor007
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Reviewed August 9, 2007

We loved our stay at the Carlton Inn Midway this summer which started with the airport shuttle. At the motel, the staff was so very accomodating and helpful. Also, the location was great as we could walk to the Orange line rail and travel all over the city. Our room was clean and comfortable. (Some counter space in the bathroom would have made the little room more convenient). At the staff's advise, the nearby Pindo's family restaurant was also great. All in all, our stay at the Carlton Inn Midway was very enjoyable and we would highly recommend it to anyone who doesn't need luxury, but just wants a truly nice, clean, friendly and comfortable stay. Thank You!

  • Stayed: July 2007, traveled as a couple
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6  Thank DotNeb
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Additional Information about Carlton Inn Midway

Address: 4944 S Archer Ave, Chicago, IL 60632-3623
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Location: United States > Illinois > Chicago
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#3 Best Value Hotel in Chicago
#23 Family Hotel in Chicago
#72 Romantic Hotel in Chicago
#74 Business Hotel in Chicago
Price Range: $103 - $162 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Carlton Inn Midway 2*
Number of rooms: 72
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Carlton Inn Midway offers the amenities and services of home or office. We are located 1.8 miles from Midway Airport with complimentary 24-hour transportation to and from. Whether you are in Chicago for a convention at McCormick Place or Shopping the Magnificent Mile we are 7 miles from the downtown area, with easy driving access via I-55 and around the corner from the Orange Line Elevated Train, a 15 minute train ride to downtown. ... more   less 
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