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Majestic Hotel
Ranked #52 of 188 Hotels in Chicago
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Rehovot, Israel
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“Excellent!”
Reviewed October 20, 2012

Simply loved the hotel - the best we had on a month long trip in the north eastern USA and Canada.
It's located not far from the center of Chicago, in a quiet and lovely area, on a small one way street. The bus station is very near - less than a block away, and it's the best solution to visit the center of Chicago without having parking problems there. The buses come frequently, there are at least 2-3 lines that make a stop there and go to the center, so the waiting is short.
The area is beautiful and has english-style houses - very nice to take a walk. Seems safe in the evening too.
Wrigley Field stadium is close by and there are parking places in the next street (Byron St.) which are reserved for Cub's fans during the games. This and the fact that the streets there are small and have very few not-reserved parking places, makes it difficult to find parking outside. The hotel offers parking for $22. Lucky for us, we were there just during days when there were no Cub games and we found a good parking place for free, on Byron street. We left the car there for 3 days and used the bus.
The hotel is right near Lakeshore drive and Lincoln Park, which allows to visit the park (it's a very long park), see many people jog and visit its attractions.
The staff was very friendly and helpful, and especially Mona, who really became our friend. We were staying in a room right across her desk. She gave us great tips and advice - to use the bus, recommended a good hamburger restaurant, take a boat tour and more. Each evening we would return and tell her about our experiences. We never had such a good relationship in any hotel ever (and we do travel a lot).
Right after the entrance to the hotel there are about 6 steps down to the reception desk and the rooms, so it is something to consider for handicapped people.
The hotel offers complimentary tea, coffee, coockies and fresh fruit from the afternoon and on. The hotel has no real lobby, so this is located in a 'guestroom', which has several armchairs and sofas and some more cushioned places to sit. The furniture is in an old luxurious style and is comfortable to sit and relax.
The breakfast is also held in that guestroom, which sometimes creates a bit of a problem to find a seat. There is only one low table in the middle, and if a group occupies the sofas and armchairs around it, all is left are a few places to sit, without a normal table. These places are separated from eachother, so each has to find his own place. It does create an unusual atmosphere and a unique experience, but I find it less comfortable than a normal dining room. Maybe it was because a large group remained sitted after breakfast and continued talking and reading newspapers, while others tried to find a sit and eat...
Breakfast is complimentary and good - eggs and sausage, bagels, Philadelphia cheese, jams, yogurts with fruits, fresh fruits, etc. There were no vegetables (and neither in any hotel we stayed in the USA or Canada, except one in NYC).
The suite was very big and consisted of 2 rooms. There was an AC unit + ceiling fans in each room. Furniture was good, big flat screen TV's - in both rooms, very comfortable beds, a kitchenette with a microwave and a small refrigirator.
Wi-fi internet was free and fast.
All in all - definetly recommend to stay there, even considering the small drawbacks I mentioned.

Room Tip: We loved the suite across the reception desk
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 19, 2012

We stayed 2 nights at this lovely hotel and enjoyed the great access to Lakeshore as well as the proximity to the great bar and restaurant scene of Wrigleyville. The standard rooms are small, it's true, and the elevator would make one with claustrophobic tendencies sweat a bit, but the staff was friendly and efficient and the breakfast was better than average. Loved that they had coffee available before the publicized 7 am. Parking for $22.00/night a bit of a pain but I guess that's Chicago. We plan to return.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed October 16, 2012

We enjoyed our recent stay at the Majestic. It's in a great location, just a few blocks from Wrigleyville, across Lakeshore from the lake and a few blocks from Boystown. We were able to get to the hotel from ORD via public transport with no problem for +/- $4 per person.

Staff were beyond friendly and helpful. It's an old building, but elegant. The room was average sized for a hotel and everything was very clean. The bed was very comfortable. The TV was a little strange as it's some fancy new internet TV that they were real excited about it. It froze a few times on us and we couldn't get NBC to work, which seemed weird. We weren't there to watch TV, so it wasn't a big deal though.

Free breakfast buffet wasn't very good-- but there are 3 grocery stores within 3 blocks where you can procure cheap breakfast.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Weymouth, Massachusetts, United States
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Reviewed October 16, 2012

I just spent 5 days at the Majestic and had a wonderful experience. The hotel staff are very professional but very friendly as well. They gave great restaurant recommendations and I never had any issues with my room. The hotel is on the older side but still very nice. Was not the biggest fan of breakfast but does offer a good variety. I would stay there again. Great location.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
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Brooklyn, New York, United States
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Reviewed October 16, 2012

I plan to stay here again on my next visit to Chicago. The hotel feels more like a bed and breakfast because of the amazing customer service and personal attention to your needs. It is a historic building so it feels charming and less like a cookie cutter chain hotel. The location was great. I could walk to a ton of restaurants or take a jog on Lakeshore Drive (If I jogged.) It was close enough to the nightlife but tucked away enough to feel quaint and quiet.

Room Tip: The elevator is small and the rooms aren't gigantic. Don't pack your whole house to bring he...
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Columbus, Ohio, United States
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Reviewed October 16, 2012

I recently stayed at The Majestic and received above and beyond customer service from the staff. We brought in quite a large group, and the staff was always available to help find restaurants for us, give suggestions of places to go during the week, etc. Super friendly, and super accommodating. It was one of the best stays I've had at a non chain hotel that had a great location. I highly recommend The Majestic.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
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Weymouth, Massachusetts
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Reviewed October 15, 2012

I recently planned an event for my company in Chicago and needed to find a venue where we could stay overnight and have our meetings. The Majestic was the perfect place. The location is perfect because it is close to the city but a bit more quaint than staying in the heart of downtown. What stood out the most was the customer service. Everyone I came into contact with was polite and willing to go the extra mile to make sure I had everything I needed and make recommendations when I was in need of ideas. Jennifer, the Director of Sales and Mona were the most memorable but the rest of the staff was also top notch. I would definitely recommend staying at The Majestic to all of my friends, family and colleagues. I would also like to recognize the parking garage that is used by the Majestic. They were fantastic and shared the same gold star customer service as the Majestic. I had a colleague with a broken leg so we needed to get our rental car in and out of the garage several times a day. This was not a problem at all and they were always very polite and prompt.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
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Property: Majestic Hotel
Address: 528 West Brompton Place, Chicago, IL 60657
Location: United States > Illinois > Chicago > Lakeview
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
#14 Best Value Hotel in Chicago
#27 Romantic Hotel in Chicago
#28 Business Hotel in Chicago
#31 Family Hotel in Chicago
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Majestic Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 52
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Chicago hotel located near Lake Michigan. One block south of Addison and Lake Shore Drive ... more   less 
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