My wife and I along with our four month old daughter were on vacation in Chicago and after plentiful research on available hotels during our stay we opted for this location simply due to the great rates along with several reviews posted here on TripAdvisor.
The hotel: It's an Inn. It's a long, 2 storey building with access to the rooms independently from the outside. The back of the property peers over residential fences into back yards. Mildly eerie at night but we still felt fairly safe. Walking distance to the METRA station, short drive to the CTA yellow line.
We arrived relatively late on a Thursday evening and the front desk attendant was absolutely friendly but seemed quite disorganized.
Since it was late and our infant was already well passed bed time, we just wanted to get to our room and relax. As we put our keycard into the slot and opened the door, the door stopped due to the door latch being pulled over. All of a sudden a light turned on and I quickly shut the door - SOMEONE WAS ALREADY IN THIS ROOM SLEEPING! We started walking away but the door opened and a man standing in his boxer shorts asked what we were doing. We apologized in embarrassment and returned to the front desk. The attendent was very apologetic and only offered two bottles of water for the troubles... Ooookay. Let's just say I kept our door double locked every night after this - and hid all valuables as best I could.
The room is adequate. It's clean, mildly musty but nothing that we worried about; A fair amount of room and the bathroom (although a weird layout) was sufficient (but what's with the bathtub?? It had to be the smallest one I've ever seen). The marble touches show signs that they've upgraded at least something.
Another thing that could've made things nicer would've been to at least get a 'hello' from the cleaning staff. They seemed very indifferent to guests - and not just us.
The breakfast area each morning was a very good addition: especially the 'pancake printer'. You HAVE to see this thing - too cool.
We were told by a cabbie that this is in a good neighborhood and although the first impressions were very poor, we ended up extending our stay an additional night after all.
TL;DR: Very awkward first impression, would've been nice if the staff were better trained, good breakfast, excellent value: Average Inn.
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