While I agree an in-room safe would be nice I really cannot find much to complain about. We stayed for a week in April 2012 and requested a room by the elevator and our request was met.
The room was clean and had a nice work area. As we were Hilton Honors members the wireless was free, but you had to re-enter your code about every 8 hours which was somewhat annoying. Unlike the sister Hilton property Hampton Inns which provide comped breakfast-the breakfast was $11.99 at the Doubletree. Cannot review since we were out of the rooms by six a.m. each morning.
The heating/cooling was dated but regulated room temp fine. The shower head was less than six feet high so if you are tall you will need to bend. The toilet had a problem flushing the first day but was repaired quickly.
As mentioned the staff was very friendly and efficient. There is a complementary USA today each morning as you exit the elevator.
The fitness room is small but there is a bicycle, treadmill and two stepper/elliptical machines in addition to free weights. Most have a recepticle for an ipod and attached TV. There is a TV which has no remote to control channel/volume, so if it gets annoying it is necessary to unplug the unit. Near the fitnes room is a decent indoor pool.
All in all the Doubletree is a decent, clean, efficient mid-range hotel. It is close to the large mall and restaurants, shops, etc some within walking distance i.e., John Barleycorns. The price online was $99.00/night but we negotiated a cheaper rate. With the number of rooms in the immediate area and in the nearby villages my experience tells me hotel rates should favor the guest unless there is a large convention or attraction, so negotiate.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Doubletree Hotel Chicago/Schaumburg is located on National Parkway and is close to numerous office buildings such as Zurich, Motorola, and IBM. Our hotel in Schaumburg is a short drive to numerous restaurants and is within walking distance of the Woodfield Mall. It is located just 25 minutes northwest of O'Hare International Airport and 30 miles from downtown Chicago. This hotel provides in room complimentary WiFi, cordless phones and voice mail. Complimentary 24-hr Business Center. Hotel Guests can take advantage of our complimentary shuttle service within a 5 mile radius. ... more less
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