Courtyard by Marriott Chicago Elmhurst/Oakbrook Area
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Last night was one of those nights you're really glad don't happen very often while on the road. When everything goes wrong that could go wrong (well, maybe a slight exaggeration; the Idris is still alive and kicking, I'm feeling better than I have in days). Here are some highlights:
We left the campground around 4pm and because of the inane way our GPS sent us, the entire drive to Elmhurst (what should have been a little over ...
Most of our lives, we mosey around trying to make sense of what is in front of us. Of course, there are defining moments of self-understanding that add one more piece to the chaotic puzzle that is our life, but very rarely are we given the opportunity to get to know ourselves on a completely raw and unadulterated level. I've challenged myself to describe the person I truly am, stripped of all ...
... and are suitably impressed. Somehow the 2hours gives me the bright idea that after check in I will do the laundry - I think this is the dirt talking! Nicole showers and lies down as I watch a bad tv programme on my ipad in the laundry room, happy to escape into the world of normality for a little. A glorious shower later and we decide to head out into downtown Chicago - the aim is to see the fireworks at the ...
... FLL and discovered the 2:47 flight from there to Houston was canceled. Some passengers were evidently rebooked out of MIA on the remaining seats from that airport. Oh shoot. Then the real bad news – the last flight out, the 5:15 from MIA to IAH – was now showing sold out. Last night there were 28 seats open, so I figured worst-case scenario is I’d make it out then. But now those remaining seats were all held to accommodate passengers from the canceled ...
... anyway, so we didn't feel like we were missing out too much. We popped into a cafe for a drink and snack and then decided to head back into Chicago city centre for the evening. By the time we got back, we were pretty bushed from all the walking (that we keep on doing!) We couldn't really be bothered to go back out for dinner, so instead grabbed some soup and noodles from a CVS for our tea and retreated to our room for the evening.
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center