I stayed here as part of a girlfriends' getaway. To give us extra space, we reserved two adjoining rooms and were giving one king and one double. This worked out fairly well as there were three of us and the night owls took the double. :)
The rooms are tastefully decorated and comfortable, however some of the outside elements of the hotel (particularly the carpets) are terribly worn and stained. We were on the 10th floor and passed three stained areas on our way from the elevator to our room - one spot was large and looked bleached out. A little disconcerting.
We got a good deal on the rooms - $79 each - so that tempers my review a bit. Being charged a $10 "convenience fee" seemed a bit steep for the privilege of Starbucks-brand coffee in our room (we didn't drink) and for 2 bottles of water. To our unpleasant surprise, we found remnants of a prior guest's lunch in our fridge (no telling how long it had been there) and that some of the bolster pillows on the bed had no discernible pillow cases (not sure when the last time they were cleaned).
This hotel has a large and visually impressive atrium but it is LOUD. It didn't help that there were three different weddings being held the night we were there and the guests decided to tire their kids out by allowing them to run back and forth through the hallways, shrieking and screaming until about 11pm. That's not the hotel's fault per se, although the sound carried throughout the place (we were 2 floors below and yet thought it was right outside our door) and it would have been nice had a staff member ridden up to ensure some peace and quiet.
For what we needed and what we wanted to pay, it was okay. It wasn't very far from all the attractions in Schaumburg and if you didn't want to do that drive, there appeared to be a number of options closer to the hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- An O'Hare perimeter hotel, The Westin Chicago Northwest is located just 12 miles from O'Hare International Airport and 27 miles from downtown Chicago. 50,000 square feet of meeting and event space. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Westin Chicago Northwest Hotel Itasca
- Westin Itasca
- Itasca Westin