I stayed here in Nov 06 in the hotel.
Upon arrival in O'Hare airport, we had to order a taxi and made the unfortunate mistake of ordering from a private taxi firm. I would recommend you call American Taxi company who'll charge you a flat rate fee of $28 dollers as opposed to our taxi company.
The hotel is situated in an area which appears to be developing, and as a result, it's very quiet and can appear to be quite unnerving. However, after walking around parts of Chicago (outside of downtown), you soon discover that Oak Park is probably considered as a safer neighbourhood.
The staff at the Reception were cold and blunt, and given that people in Chicago are generally very friendly, this really stood out.
Polyester pillows were requested upon booking and were not adhered to. We were not told by staff at Reception or Housekeeping that we had goose filled pillows. We went to reception to enquire about them and was told we must be mistaken because all the pillows are synthetic, although the tag stated Goose Filled Feathers.
We also asked for a map of the local area and the gentleman handed us a piece of paper without the hotel marked. I had to ask him where the hotel was on the map! Most hotels I've stayed in describe the local area and explain where you can catch the local transport to get into town if the hotel is not located in the heart of the city and provide a map.
We tried appetisers in Poor Phil's were service and food was very reasonable.
The room is of a very good size, and the kitchenette is certainly a bonus.
Given the nightly prices of hotels in downtown chicago, this is a good alternative for those who do not want to pay ridiculous amounts of money or stay in lower classed hotels.
The El (metro/tube) is less than 5 mins walk away and is the last stop on the Green line (Harlem/Lake). There is also Oak Park train station which is on the Metra which goes to Union station in downtown chicago, however, i bought a 7 day pass for the CTA which allows unlimited travel on the El and busses.
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