I needed somewhere to stay close to the Brookfield Zoo. After some web searching I came across some hotels in nearby Oak Brook, IL. It is only 6 miles from the zoo. It was funny when trying to find the hotel with my Garmen Nuvi. The Garmen said "Now arriving at Residence Inn Oak Brook on left". But that is not what I saw on my left. I saw an office park with office buildings. After driving around the area a bit, I discovered the hotel was hidden a bit inside the office park.
I'm surprised the hotel could be hidden the way it was. Its a 5 story hotel and very long. We enjoyed our stay. I had a king size bed room that included a pull out couch. The room had a kitchenette. We had a full size refrigerator and a breakfast bar style table. The bed was comfy. Front desk staff was very friendly and helpful. We had a free breakfast each morning. It was good food and a pleasant environment.
We used the work out area, pool and hot tub. It was all nice no complaints. Pool was warm. Hot tub wasn't too cool or too warm. There were plenty of towels.
We found the Oak Brook Shopping Center near the hotel. That was an added plus. For fun we ate at the Mc Donald's restaurant on Mc Donald's corporate campus. One of the days we drove to shop at the Woodfield Mall. That is 14 miles away.
I paid $89 as a walk in for this hotel. That rate is a bargain for that area. The hotel was a pleasant surprise, it was better than what I expected. No complaints at all. Usually these Residence Inns are in a suburban area with a huge lawn. This one had nice landscaping and was mostly surrounded by parking lot. It also overlooks an expressway. I had a room on the 3rd floor overlooking the expressway, I never heard it.
Very nice place. I will stay there again. I do recommend.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Newly-renovated! Located off of I-88 near the Oakbrook Center Mall, 30 minutes from downtown Chicago our convenient location is ideal for weekend or long term stays. Our Oak Brook hotel offers apartment-style suites 50% larger than traditional rooms with fully-equipped kitchens with granite countertops, free WiFi, workstations with natural light and separate living and sleeping areas. Guests can enjoy all new modern furnishings and conveniences like complimentary breakfast, weekday evening social with snacks, beer, wine and even a complimentary grocery shopping service! Make the Residence Inn Oak Brook your weekend home for a visit to Brookfield Zoo or golfing at any one of several fine courses located nearby. Preferred by business travelers, our Oak Brook hotel is near the headquarters of McDonald's, Follett Corp., Ace Hardware, and many other large employers. Our indoor pool, fitness center, outdoor patio off the main lobby and business center make us a true stand-out! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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- Residence Inn Oak Brook
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