Days Inn Chicago
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Not having any particular plans for today other than to arrive in Chicago, I slept in and rolled out of Kalamazoo in the late morning. Only about 3 hours from Kalamazoo, Chicago stands tall overlooking the massive Lake Michigan (and I thought Lake Erie was big!). Seriously, it's massive. When I got to the Days Inn, I asked the front desk attendants …
... 4) always dress say thank you 5) never have chipped nail varnish (I forget the rest of the real rules) We adapted some of these rules (eg; no tags left on the bottom of high heels) and decided to form a new society of ladies of beauty and grace on the road ! True ladies of beauty and grace don't stay up and out partying too late either so we spent the evening chilling together in our hotel room :) At breakfast the next day the hostel lady asked us if we wanted to participate in the ...
... these towns, so through the night when the train pulled into the stations you woke to Christmas lights that were shining in windows and Christmas trees lit up.
I was nice and cosy with my blanket and pillow.
14th December - Saturday.
Woke to lots of snow, the countryside was very pretty, picture book scenes everywhere and there were different people sitting around us. Because of the snow we got ...
... studying the last few weeks) was just shipped to Amsterdam last week. Ouch. But fear not, they have lots of other Van Gogh and Manet and Monet and Renoir and Seruat....
We started with Fra Angelico who is an artist from the 1400's who was featured in one of the boys books. He works with tempera and gold. Really beautiful and precise but a bit flat.
After that we pretty much stayed in ...
... beer and thought it might be interesting.
It turned out to be better than I'd expected since the buildings here play a huge role in the city's history. It seems that the city was pretty much a polluted cesspit until a huge fire gutted most of Chicago in the 1800's. It was then an open invitation for architects around the world to rebuild the city, and a world fair to showcase the city onwards. The city has pretty much boomed since then.
Apparently the helicopters ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Days Inn Chicago
We just arrived home after a three night stay at the Days Inn in Lincoln Park and can thoroughly recommend it. Its central location makes it perfect for trips downtown and especially to Wrigley Field and it's only a short walk from the nearest CTA station, which makes it easy and cheap to get around (even from O'Hare). The rooms are large, clean and well equiped and the staff helpful and friendly. Lincoln Park is also an excellent area for bars and restaurants. In short the Days Inn is cheap but truely cheerful!
We stayed here several years ago and I still have the scar on my leg from climbing over the bed and radiator to get to the bathroom. As far as we saw, there was one elevator that only seemed to move when it felt like it. The room was dirty, small and seedy. With the exception of the bellman, the staff was rude and didn't seem to give a hoot if you were there or not. NO parking to speak of. We parked in a parking garage about 3 blocks away.
Would rather sleep in the park than stay here again!
This hotel is the best value in chicago, with a convenant location,great customer service, and nice sized clean and comfortable rooms.
Great value in Chicago.
Stayed here many times while relocating to Chicago. Very close to Wrigley and in the best part of Chicago. Diversey divides Lakeview and Lincoln Park, so you're literally on the border. Kinda funny cause you're actually staying in Lakeview. Not that that matters. Everything you could want in the area. The property itself is very clean and the staff is usually pleasent (Remember you're in Chicago.) Rooms are large, but don't expect a view. Great alternative to staying downtown. It's about a five mintute, ten dollar cab ride to downtown anyway. I am almost positive the reviewer from Jersey was not at the Days Inn. The property he described sounds exactly like the Lincoln Park Inn across the street. I've stayed there also. It's really bad. Oh yeah, free pass to Bally's when you stay at the Days Inn. Large movie theater right around the corner in the Landmark mall. Stay here. You'll love it.
Excellent for the price
When I booked this hotel I was worried because I got such a great rate that I thought something had to be wrong with the room but I must say the room was terrific. Spotless especially the bathrooms. Just watch the step down. Walk in closet. Rooms are also a good size. Great neighborhood.
A very bad experience
This had to be the worst hotel stay I have had in years. I was on a business trip, scheduled to stay elsewhere but was "bounced" to the Days Inn because of oversold rooms with a huge convention in town. The hotel is in poor condition. Dirty elevators, worn rugs in the hallway, but the room was the biggest shock. It was the smallest hotel room I've stayed in in ages--you had to shut the bathroom door to use the toilet because the bathroom was the size of a broom closet!!! The curtains were worn, old and filthy. In the daylight, the room looked even worse--it had not been vacuumed or dusted in quite a while. The location is very noisy and the old radiator system clangs all through the night when the heating shifts. If you just want to save money, you might be able to put up with this, but the upkeep in this hotel is terrible. Its a pity, because the location is an artistic, fun and safe district to explore. Too bad the Days Inn can't keep up with its neighbors in standards and cleanliness.
Charming little hotel
What a charming little hotel! A former Comfort Innoffered warm friendly service - the hotel is a little worn, but quite a value through Orbitz. This is certainly a more neighborhood feel for a hotel than I ever experienced before!
Loved the Days Inn!
I loved it here! I'm from Chicago,but I spent 2 days at this hotel.It was awesome..very clean and cable TV(with just about every station.)The staff was super-nice as well.Continental breakfast is served in the morning and they give you access to the gym that is right next door.The price was great too.When I stayed,it was just $70 for 2 people.Anyone will love it there!
Days Inn in Lincoln Park - felt like we were part of the neighborhood!
We LOVE Chicago, hope to move there soon, so we take about two to three trips to Chi-town a year. We are budget travelers, not too demanding (when it comes to hotel stars), we do not need a four star hotel with fancy decoration, considering as we only sleep/shower in the room. We are in town to see Chicago, not to see the four walls of the hotel room.Our second trip to Chicago brought us to the Days Inn in Lincoln Park. We used public transportation, and the red line is about three blocks from the hotel. The staff was SPECTACULAR! The hotel was in a peaceful but trendy neighborhood, with an independent movie theatre behind the hotel inside of a (mini) mall, Barnes and Nobel bookstore across the street, Dunkin Donuts and Walgreens within walking distance. The best part was that we actually felt like we lived in Lincoln Park. Amazing location. The room was clean, tidy, comfortable (small by some peoples standards, but we did not mind) and amazingly quiet. I think it is the quietest hotel I have ever stayed at, I did not hear a thing, and most hotels now days, you can hear your neighbor loud and clear. We stayed at the Essex Inn on our next trip, and even though it was right across Grant Park (fantastic location, decent price, and acceptable room), it did not feel like the Days Inn in Lincoln Park.We highly recommend giving this hotel a chance. You save some money, and get to feel like a local in that neighborhood. We actually saw the same people everyday getting coffee, and walking his/her dog... so if you see Winston (the dog waiting for his owner outside of Walgreens) don't be surprised if he jumps up on you, he does that to the locals! :)
Very freindly, clean and convenient.
The hotel and our room were always clean. The desk staff was frendly and helpful to first-time visitors. Got a great room rate, but not off the web, jsut when we called the hotel direct to book the reservation.