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Residence Inn Chicago Downtown/Magnificent Mile
Ranked #108 of 192 Hotels in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed June 2, 2009

clean and good hotel for ourfamily

  • Stayed: March 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 1, 2009

This is your typical Residence Inn which is good if you need a refrigerator and a place to eat in the room. The studio king was good for 2 people, but I wouldn't recommend it for 3 or 4 people because you would be tight on personal space and closet space.

Good central location where you can catch the bus to basically anywhere in the city (i.e. #151 Lincoln Park Zoo, #66 Navy Pier, #146 Museum Campus, #10 Museum of Science and Industry). If you prefer cabs you'll never have a problem since there are so many right outside the door.

There wasn't a problem with noise from outside or with the neighbors. Free breakfast wasn't a problem, it was never crowded even at the peak times. Although there were only 2 elevators it was never an issue. But, we visited in late May so I don't know how it is during the summer.

The room was clean and the bed was comfortable. I don't think the sofabed would be comfortable at all, and the blanket for the sofabed is very thin.

The free internet was a plus although it was not wireless (you have to plug in).

Overall it was a pleasant stay and I like it because every time we went to the bus stops close to the hotel and boarded the bus it wasn't crowded, but as the bus went down Michigan Ave. (Mag Mile) it would fill up.

FYI- You can see the fireworks from the Navy Pier if you walk all the way down Walton to Lake shore Drive (Wed @9:30 and Sat @10:15)

  • Stayed: May 2009, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 1, 2009

just hosted a wedding in chicago memorial day weekend, so needed a comfortable place for all the out of town guests. this hotel was perfect for people coming for 3-4 days. most stayed in the 1 bedroom suite-this has an oversize bedroom and a separate large living room. we got very inexpensive AAA rates.good breakfast included. lobby is a great "hang out" area. hotel feels like one is staying in a condo in a posh part of town. what with a busy wedding weekend, we didn't need a pool. don't stay here if you need one. staff was excellent.

  • Stayed: May 2009, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 26, 2009

Such a surprise for a really nice hotel in the downtown Chicago area. Good deal and very friendly staff! Greeted you everytime you walked around somewhere.

  • Stayed: May 2009, traveled with friends
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Reviewed May 12, 2009

A friend and I stayed here for a long weekend vacation. Before we came, we did a lot of looking online at the hotel. However, when we got to the hotel things just seemed to different; from the lobby to even the exterior. The room was just ok, but the maid service was great. We got new towels and different amenities everyday, along with a fresh bed-change. The elevators were extremely slow and the front desk was just semi-helpful. The free breakfast was definitely "free". Overall this hotel was just fine for what we needed because we mostly just slept there. It is in an awesome location, with the Magnificent Mile just a few blocks away. For a booking rate of $89.00/night this was a decent place to stay.

  • Stayed: May 2009, traveled with friends
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Reviewed April 28, 2009

This is a well located hotel with attractive, updated rooms. I stayed in a studio with a modern kitchen, flat panel TV, and a clean, comfortable bathroom (shower only). As usual at this level Marriott, internet service is free. When I first walked in, I was amazed by what I got for the money. Add in the excellent location, friendly service and lake views and it seemed hard to beat.

What I found the first night, though, greatly changed my impression. The bed was lumpy with a depression on the side closest to the bathroom. I suppose that's where most guests have slept over the years. Too bad the bed was forgotten when the other renovations were carried out. Worse yet, the quiet room I requested turned out to be anything but. The elevator is old and noisy. Even though I was across the hall and two doors down, I could hear the elevator whirring up and down all evening long and again the next morning. It was nearly impossible to sleep except in the few quiet hours after midnight.

I'm a huge fan of Marriott so it is takes a lot to write anything negative. But until they replace the old elevators and beds, this property doesn't live up to its potential. If you do choose to stay here and you are a light sleeper, you should request a room at the FAR end of the hallway.

  • Stayed: April 2009, traveled on business
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Reviewed April 28, 2009

My 2 daughters and I stayed at this hotel for two nights and had a great experience. The location can't be beat, we walked almost everywhere and never felt unsafe at all. The room was very clean and the kitchenette was really lovely. The bathroom was clean and updated with a separate sink/vanity area which helped when 3 women were trying to get showered and dressed! The breakfast was excellent with lots of choices and plenty of room to sit. One of my daughters is a fitness freak and she had no complaints about the fitness center. This is not a luxury hotel obviously but everything was clean, updated and more than adequate. The staff was friendly and helpful. The only things that I would consider "cons" were the elevators are very small and noisy, and when we had the sleeper sofa out it was very crowded in the room. Other than those 2 things it was a very pleasant and affordable stay.

  • Stayed: April 2009
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Address: 201 E Walton Pl, Chicago, IL 60611-1685 (Formerly Residence Inn Chicago Downtown)
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Location: United States > Illinois > Chicago > Streeterville , Near North Side
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#49 Romantic Hotel in Chicago
#52 Family Hotel in Chicago
#73 Business Hotel in Chicago
Price Range: $117 - $372 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Residence Inn Chicago Downtown/Magnificent Mile 3*
Number of rooms: 221
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