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Red Roof Inn Chicago Downtown - Magnificent Mile
Ranked #159 of 190 Hotels in Chicago
St. George, Utah
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“Great Location.”
Reviewed November 21, 2010

We were lucky enough to have a corner room on the top floor, so we had lots of windows and a nice view. It wasn't the fanciest place- carpets and beds were old obviously, but the bathroom was small but clean and the room was fine for a budget place. I was worried by some of the reviews, but we enjoyed our stay. The location is great- only one block off Michigan Ave. Super convenient for walking to explore the city. Staff was nice, especially doormen and valet parking guys- they were friendly and gave us tips on restaurants. In short, I'd stay here again, especially considering the affordability factor. You do have to pay extra for parking, and it is valet only, but that's typical of places in large cities.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled with friends
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Reviewed November 21, 2010

Loved this hotel for its location. I stayed for 7 nights and was a great spot from which everything thats great about Chicago is easy to access. Walking distance to the Magnificent Mile shopping, lots of places to eat, Pizzera Uno & Quattrros were a 5 - 10 minute walk and Garretts popcorn is basically across the road.
Rooms where small, bathroom was very small however we were hardly in the room so I am never fussed about that when I travel. Beds where made each day and clean towels where provided, staff where helpful with directions, providing bowls and cutlery when we ate in one night - really can't complain. Would stay again if visiting Chicago.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled as a couple
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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed November 19, 2010

We came to Chicago for a group trip. Here's our overview:
- Smells like cat and cigarettes
- Pee stain on carpet - still wet.
- Grungy bathroom floor
- Corners of room dirt filled
- Stains on lounge chair
- No bedspread - looks like old drapes
- Bed sags in the middle, as if 30 years old?
- Bathroom floor looks like someone threw up
- Toilet runs for ten minutes
- T.V. remote does not work

Sitting here scared to sleep. Shoes are still on, too scared to take off.

Survival to be determined..

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled on business
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Wisconsin
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11 reviews
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Reviewed November 14, 2010

Eight of us stayed at this hotel in September for a Girls Week-End in Chicago. Location was great as we wanted to stay close to Michigan Avenue. Valet service and front desk service was great. Check in went very smoothly also. Our room were adequate for the short period of time that we were in them. For the dollars that we spent it definitely was worth it.

  • Stayed September 2010
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Elgin, Illinois
1 review
Reviewed November 11, 2010

it was clean having nearby ice and soda machine made it better only thing that wasn't so great was the air conditioning was stuffy and warm in the room,

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled as a couple
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DanaPaul
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Reviewed November 8, 2010

My husband and I traveled through Chicago, IL on business. We decided to stay a night in Chicago as I had never been there and had always wanted to see the city. We booked this hotel over the phone from downtown Chicago. When we pulled up, a very nice valet came and took our vehicle. The lobby was very small and the people at the front desk were pleasant. We were given a room right away. The room was not very big, not very clean and looked as if it hadn't been updated since Al Capone was alive! The internet was slow and, in fact, my husband had to call a 1 800 # to get internet service! The bathroom was tiny and the hotel had a smell that was a cross between roadkill and a burnt tuna cassarole. Next time, we will plan/reserve ahead. I would not recommend this hotel to anyone.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled on business
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North Carolina
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Reviewed November 1, 2010

This hotel is older for sure, small rooms, darkish hallways, so-so lobby. But really how much time do you plan to spend there? If you want to get an incredible value just a stone's throw away from the Miracle Mile, book early and you'll be shocked at how low the rate is. The gals behind the counter are super nice and helpful. I didn't hear any other guest noise. Plenty of in-room coffee. Pantene (!) products in bathroom. And to top it all off, there's a Trader Joe's right down Ontario. This is great for handy snacks and lunchy foods without the eat-out price. This hotel is right near the Mus of Contemp Art as well as the old water works and tower. Do something different and go to the LUMA on free Tuesdays. Catch the 146 down Miracle Mile direct to the Field, etc. The only drawback to this hotel is being close to Northwestern's hospital means you'll be hearing ambulances at night.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled on business
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Property: Red Roof Inn Chicago Downtown - Magnificent Mile
Address: 162 E Ontario St, Chicago, IL 60611-2809
Location: United States > Illinois > Chicago > Magnificent Mile , Near North Side
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #159 of 190 Hotels in Chicago
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Red Roof Inn Chicago Downtown - Magnificent Mile 2*
Number of rooms: 191
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
*Beginning March 1, 2017, Red Roof Inn Chicago Downtown – Magnificent Mile will be temporarily closing. This historic building in the heart of Downtown Chicago will undergo a 360-degree, multi-million dollar renovation; every aspect of the Inn will be touched and we are very excited to reveal this new and improved hotel. Stay tuned, as there are more magnificent details to come!* ... more   less 
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