Doubletree by Hilton Chicago Magnificent Mile
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Day one in the windy city and it proved to live up to it's name, although perhaps it should be renamed the cold, windy, wet city.
Today we have tickets for major league baseball game six of the Chris and Leslie tour and it was the game I have been most looking forward to as we would be watching The Chicago Cubs vs The Washington Nationals …
We had originally planned to try and catch the White Sox game tonight to tick off another stadium but after our Marathon baseball viewing the day before we decided to give it a miss and hit up some our old favorites from last time.
Being very near Navy Pier we started there. Always a nice place to people watch, check out the ships and …
Today was a Wednesday day game but there were so many tailgaters today you would have sworn it was a weekend. And these people are serious. Its not like home where people are scattered around the lot and set up camp in some of the parking spaces. The attendants park everyone up side by side taking up every possible space in order. Then people …
I am now slightly off course...in Chicago now. Doing a random tour of the whole country at the moment.
My flight in San Fran was delayed from 8am to 230pm so I figured I would get out of the airport and head into the city to have a look around. I love San Francisco and it would have been a shame to be stuck in the airport and not get to go and …
Will update later, but we're planning on going to "Taste of Chicago," a broadway show, a boat cruise, take the brown line to Lincoln Square (they have some fabulous restaurants), explore Miracle Mile, or Magnificent Mile, take a trip on LSD (Lake Shore Drive) and check out the great architecture and shopping. Like to see a sporting event too.
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I stayed here for 4 nights with a friend that was on business in Chicago. The service was great and rooms were really clean. The pool was really nice as well. It was within walking distance to the Navy Pier and Michigan Ave.
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The only reason I didn't rate this hotel as "terrible" is because I have to say that the room was clean, nice and had a great view of the city.
Holiday Inn Chicago
Hotel was great, you should supply tea and milk in the rooms as not everyone drinks coffee.
Your hotel should be displayed at the ariport for contact for transport, on arriving at the airport we did not know how to get to the hotel, other Holiday Inns in the area were listed but not yours.
I stayed here with my 6-year old daughter on her spring break in March 2003. We got a good rate on the internet. I was overall very pleased with this hotel. It was in waking distance to Navy Pier. The staff were all friendly and very helpful. And while I would prefer to eat elsewhere in Chicago, with a child it was more convenient to eat in the hotel restaurant. The food wasn't bad, and the service was prompt (and kids eat free). My daughter liked the view of the city from the room and the window seat. There were a lot of families with children staying there. My only complaint would be the swimming pool, which another poster commented on. We didn't have to wait in line, but when we left there was a long line waiting to get in. It was filled with screaming children (what else can you expect at a family-oriented hotel) and the water was too cold for my daughter, and they wouldn't let her in the hot tub to warm up.
Great location. Reasonable rates. Stop.While several employees stayed here during a conference, this hotel was quickly voted "out" of our acceptable locations. How many elevators do you need to get on to find a $2.00 bottle of water? The shower curtain in five rooms were no longer water-proof, so the water first covered the bathroom floor and was stopped by the door threshold. When a new shower curtain was requested, or at least several more towels; two days later, two extra towels. Also no bathroom vent. Three employees had children. When one went to the lobby for change for the vending machines, he was turned away by the desk personnel and the consierge. An adult later went to the front desk and received change. The evening concierge gave the wrong restaurant name twice and the wrong directions four times. The indoor pool is part of a sports club in the same building. After waiting in the hall for over 30 minutes because the pool was already at capacity, it was time to swim in a pool that was so small that fourteen people made it over-crowded due to half of it being partitioned off for three lap lanes. But, that's only after the staff went around the pool deck telling parents that they had to remove their shoes to watch their children swim, even if their feet were up on a lounge chair, as there is no other areas to sit. No lifeguard on duty though. Overall opinion, it's good there are so many hotels in Chicago.
Stayed here while interviewing in Chicago a few weeks ago. Inexpensive rates found on the chain's website.
The hotel itself is nice. Nicely furnished. The work desk in my room was VERY large and the chair was a soft office like chair. Very comfortable.
There is a heath club attached to the hotel the guest have access to. Large and nice pool.
I ordered room service one night when I was too tired to go out. Efficient service and pretty good food.
I'd stay here again if I visit Chicago.
My wife and I have taken our family (three young kids) to this hotel twice now for a weekend getaway. You can't beat the location, with the close proximity to Navy Pier and loads of restaurants.
A friend and I spent a weekend in Chicago celebrating her graduation from college over Memorial Day Weekend (not the best weekend to spend in Chicago!) It is a high-rise on the lakeside of the city, and is within a few minutes walk of Navy Pier. It is also set far enough away from the hubbub of Michigan Avenue consumerism. Very nice desk staff, and checked us in very quickly and professionally. The bellhops (is that the right term anymore?) jump all over you to take your luggage, and you have to wrestle your luggage away from them (thank you, I can carry my one bag just fine!) We had asked them to hold our luggage after checkout, since we were taking the train much later in the day, and they seemed INCREDIBLY put out by it. Nice clean rooms, firm mattress, and sort of a view of the lake (a large high-rise was in the way). Bathrooms were OK (water pressure for a good shower was a problem -- but what do you expect in a high-rise?) There is a breakfast cafe, a sports bar, and a restaurant to eat, but why would you eat there when there are so many good places in the city to eat? We were forced to eat at the sports bar before we left, and it was merely OK. All in all, I would recommend this hotel if you are looking to spend time at the Pier, and want to stay a little further away from the Michigan Avenue consumerism. Hope this helps!
Having stayed in the Holiday Inn near Macy's in New York I was a little worried when I was booked into this hotel for a conference last week.
I have to say it was a very pleasant experience and I stay in a lot of hotels worldwide. I would not hesitate to bokk into it again.
We stayed here for just one night, but would stay for longer. Great location, just a few minutes walk from Michigan Avenue. Reception staff were curt but efficient. Our room on the 23rd floor was fine, with a window seat and great views of the city (and a bit of the lake!). The outdoor pool on the 5th floor was a delight, though the changing rooms were disappointing (a minor niggle, as it's easy enough to get back to one's room). (Some ducks had hatched that morning, and were wandering around the pool area. Staff tell us they come every year, and they look after them.)