Stayed 3 days in October 2012 for the Chicago Marathon; I'm a repeat visitor to this property and every trip is perfection.
HOTEL STAFF: Entire staff from front desk to housekeeping to Imeteta at the Breakfast area (she is especially professional and loves her job) - all staff is extremely polite, professional and all go out of their way for each guest. The property was sold out the 3 days I was here due to the Marathon, the Notre Dame game and a huge Media Expo.....but, even with a full hotel....no problems.
HOTEL LOCATION FOR MARATHON: Those runners looking for a hotel.....this is your Race Hotel! Location is *perfect* for racers but especially for spectators joining you. While other hotels in the Loop might be closer to the start/finish.....this hotel is 1-2 blocks from Mile 1.5, 3.0 and 11.2.....all within easy walking distance of the hotel - so no need for the L until after Mile 11. And, between seeing your racer at 3.0 and 11.2 there is time to return to the hotel for breakfast. For runners, L Red Line Grand Station is less than 5 minutes away.
ROOM: We had a corner city view studio Rm 1902.....wrap around windows.....great view. Room was very roomy for a city hotel with more than enough space for the 4 of us. The kitchen enabled us to save some money by visiting the grocery store and buying food vice eating out for every meal.
BREAKFAST: Probably one of the best breakfast offerings from any hotel I have visited in a long time....plenty of hot food, as well as cold food - never runs out.....even with the huge morning crowds....plus 3 different newspapers (Wall St Journal, Chicago Times and USA Today).
No complaints regarding this stay and will gladly provide more info regarding the hotel to any runner (or anyone else) thinking about staying here.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The newly-renovated Residence Inn Chicago Downtown River North located just north of the Loop, offers pet-friendly suites and convenient perks in the heart of downtown. Our Chicago River North hotel is only minutes from the Magnificent Mile, Navy Pier, Shedd Aquarium and the Museum of Science & Industry. Surrounded by Chicago's best restaurants, every appetite will be satisfied. If you don't feel like dining out, we offer room service from Hub 51 by Lettuce Entertain You, or you can hit the brand new, Holloway's Bar in the lobby. Each suite also has a fully-equipped kitchen with all the cooking necessities. Our newly-renovated suites also have flat-screen HD TVs, free WiFi and 50% more space than traditional hotel rooms featuring brand new mattresses + linens, new carpeting and stylish new pull-out sofas. Take advantage of full-service amenities such as valet/self-parking options, free breakfast, 24-hour gym, or top-floor indoor pool & hot tub with fantastic city views. Enjoy the value of the Residence Inn brand in vibrant downtown Chicago. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Residence Inn Chicago Downtown / River North Hotel Chicago
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