Ignore all the bad reviews about this hotel - had a great time there.
Staff were friendly and it was right beside the L station.
- Free Wifi
When we arrived they noticed that the guest before us had taken the keys. We were there a little early but we had to go to the cubs game so the front desk held our bags until after the game. when we arrived back they had the new key ready for us and handed us our bags. The room is smaller than usual, but it is sufficient. Train stop is very close and there are lots of good places to eat and tea shops all around and they are very cheap. Just as a note if you take the train anywhere after the Sox 35 exit (Chicago White Sox) be careful about walking around, just hop on a bus and it will be much safer.
other than that Chicago is great and the hotel is great.
just one other note. watch out for beggars there are a lot in Chicago. very few by the hotel except one followed us from the train station to the hotel harrasing us. The hotel made him leave.
We booked this hotel by calling it directly which resulted in a lower price than through the online websites. We liked this hotel, it was a good basic hotel and it was a very good value for the price. It is in the heart of Chinatown only about 3 blocks from the Red Line so is just a few stops from downtown and in what seems like a safe area. The staff was friendly and spoke English well. It is on 3 floors, no elevator. The room was small but large enough for us and contained a queen bed, desk, 2 side tables at the bed, a chair and a stool and had a small closet. There was a shower in the bathroom. The room was clean and was cleaned every day of our 3 night stay. It was quiet and the individual air conditioner worked well. There was a kitchen room on the lower floor with coffee, a microwave, refrigerator and free internet. We would stay there again.
We were looking for a reasonably priced, central, hotel in Chicago to stay for 2 days before embarking on a Route 66 motorbike tour.
I had some hesitations booking this hotel after the mixed reviews I read, but the price difference to other centrally located hotels was considerable, so we booked it in the end.
The rooms are small for two people, but they're clean. The staff was friendly and there's a little tea kitchen at the back with a microwave and a soda machine.
It's only a short walk to the train station and only a few stops to the Loop. Provided you like Chinese food, you have more options for dinner than you can poke a stick at.
A big Wallmart for stocking up on travel supplies is just around the corner.
If you're looking for a reasonably priced place to stay in Chicago and don't mind the small rooms, then this place is perfectly okay.
1. Today we finally got confirmation that we have scabies. It is treatable and we will be ok in a few weeks. At first we thought we had BedBugs (This would be HUGE HUGE problem) and the emotional stress from this was gigantic. We then went to the doctor who thought we had foliculitus but finally now we know after more then 2 weeks we have Scabies. We could only have received them from here.
2. They say they have parking for pay there but these guys haven't paid their bill or something with the contract place so it didn't work and it was a HUGE hasstle.
3. Other then 1 and 2 it seemed clean and was a nice place near the RED line and everything. I would have recommended this place if it wasn't for number 1 but lets face it number 1 is huge.
I have done a lot of traveling and have never picked anything up from a hotel before!
Find somewhere else to stay and just visit Chinatown instead!
It was decent for the price..Took awhile for the shower to heat up. But it was an alright place to stay. We stayed 2 nights and Im thinking about staying there again.