The hotel has the typical "needs to be updated" feel to it. Front desk was helpful and expedient, although not overly friendly. The room was clean and comfortable, nothing broken, no bugs, and no smells, as stated in some other reviews.
I slept through the night, which is an anomally for me. Typically, the bed is not comfortable, the air conditioner/ fridge is noisy, elevator noise, road noise, slamming doors, etc keeps me up. No complaints on this go round. The hotel is a couple hundred meters South of E Algonquin, which is a very busy road and I had no issues with traffic noise. O'Hare is about 10 km away and I do not recall hearing jet engines overhead. Located about 2 km West of the Tri-state and 2 km North of the Dan Ryan. This means I was close to the interstates, but could not hear them.
The pool (indoor) was clean and a good size for doing laps, long but not wide. I do not recall furniture and it did not have the "Let's hang out by the pool" feel. The pool room could use a redo. The drop ceiling was a little delapidated and the windows need to be replaced. It reminded me of an old inner city YMCA. The windows are the old slide single pane which were icy and cold given it was around 20 degrees. I spent time in the lobby on my laptop and was able to get some work done. Wi-Fi worked well throughout the hotel and I was able to linc to my car as well with no issues.
Breakfast was the typical fare for BW. Nothing great, but nothing bad either. Fruit was good.
The hotel was comfortable and really gave me nothing to complain about. It was cheap, clean, and served its purpose. If in Des Plaines again, I would book another stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The BEST WESTERN Des Plaines Inn is a first-class hotel located only 3½ miles away from O'Hare Airport and very convenient to Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, home of the Rosemont Expo, and All State Arena, Honeywell, home of the Rosemont Horizon and about 3 miles from the newly opened Rivers Casino. We are 17 miles away from Chicago downtown and one mile away from Des Plaines Metra station. We are 3½ miles from Blue Line which operates 24 hours from downtown to Rosemont.We offer you deluxe accommodations with complimentary hot breakfast, an indoor heated pool, fitness center, meeting room and free parking. There are several major shopping centers located from 3 to 8 miles from the BEST WESTERN Des Plaines Inn.We provide complimentary airport shuttle from O'Hare once upon check-in and once upon check-out. We have undertaken a major renovation project to give a comfort stay for our guests. ... more less
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