We booked at the Wyndham when the Hancock area hotel where we normally stay was not an option. I have to say that we weren't sure what to expect, but that we were pleasantly surprised. We stayed in a Junior Suite on the 18th floor and can't think of one complaint about the room, The room was quiet, clean, plenty big (two rooms), had a huge bathroom with a gigantic soaker tub and nicely tiled rain shower. It even had two refrigerated drawers which were useful to keep food items in. The beds were also very comfortable. The fitness center had a wide variety of equipment and a killer view of the river, especially at night. Each time we were there, it wasn't very busy. The hotel location is definitely a positive. It is within easy walking distance to the loop and upper Michigan Ave, as well as the bus, L and trains. The only negatives would be that we had asked for an upper floor with a river view. We ended up on the 18th, which was fine, but didn't get the river view. Maybe next time. Also getting onto the WiFi took a ridiculous amount of time and work. We ended up having to be talked through the process by someone from the carrier, who was very nice and stated that "this happens all the time." Luckily, we weren't in a hurry, otherwise it would have been maddening. We have travelled all over the world and in the USA and never, once, has this ever been an issue. In this day and age, Wyndham needs to get this resolved. It seems like they don't want to spend the money on this piece of the puzzle. For a Chicago hotel that gets a lot of business travelers, I would think that this is unacceptable. Even so, we will be back.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Wyndham Grand Chicago Riverfront boasts an unrivaled location in the heart of the city--where the Chicago River and North Michigan Avenue meet. Freshly renovated, the hotel updated guest rooms, 24-hour complimentary fitness and business centers, and Hoyt's Chicago-an in-house restaurant located on the lobby level of the hotel. This all-day dining venue features culinary delights inspired by Midwestern tastes and locally grown produce. Whether you're visiting Chicago for business or leisure purposes, you'll find yourself within minutes of your destination--the Loop, Michigan Avenue, Millennium Park, Navy Pier, the River North District and more. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- 71 Hotel Chicago
- Hotel 71 Chicago