Courtyard By Marriott Chicago O'Hare
No availability found through our partners. Please contact the business directly or check some of our recommended alternatives.
Travel Blogs from Des Plaines
A hot day was expected today - 31C - so the decision was made to continue our exploration of the department stores in nearby Michigan Avenue, leaving walks to other shopping precincts for another, cooler day. We passed by the stores we visited yesterday without feeling that we needed to pop in again - yet - and were interested to see an Amish couple (different to the two we had seen yesterday) waiting out the front of the Sheraton Hotel. It must be an appropriate ...
... up the chance to dine at the Longhorn Steakhouse. I saw some people set up in the back here with lawn chairs so maybe the fireworks will be visible from here... we'll soon find out.
Dinner was great at Longhorn but it was almost ruined by ESPN showing Joey Chestnut winning the Nathan's hot dog eating contest over and over again. Seriously, that's not ...
... two cities and all their expressways well.
VIP tickets got us the special treatment on the Graceland tour. All very organised and interesting place to visit with lots of authentic memorabilia on display, including an unbelievable number of gold, platinum etc records. Lots of costumes too and the house is pretty much the same as it was in the 70s. Back for a swim in the guitar shaped pool at our hotel, with Elvis music playing pool side, and then a brave walk along the road ...
... is hard to describe but as we looked out from the upper concourse we saw the most incredible lightening show. We also witnessed lightning strike the handrail meters in front of us. It was a blinding white light followed by a flame and steam or smoke. The lightning was striking so close to the stadium that very few dared to leave, so the beer continued to flow as we all watched the weather unfold over the next ...
... minutes due to air traffic control (weather) in Chicago. So we are running late, but still should have 45 minutes to make our flight.
Two hours later, we are descending into O'Hare. It's overcast and cold looking, but not a whole bunch of snow. As in none. We taxi past the international terminal and pass a large plane with a huge green shamrock on the tail. We start getting excited about the next part to the trip...and then we taxi for another 10 minutes to the FURTHEST ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Shuttle bus service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Room service