Hilton Garden Inn Chicago O'Hare Airport
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... Rob arrives home at 3:30, and we get ready for the car to arrive at 4. Cat arrives on time, however we learn that our flight will be an hour late. No worries, we have the Sky Club.
Security live for Priority Boarding is non-existent, and we head up to the Sky Club.
We enjoyed the free drinks and snacks in the Sky Club (are we on the Concierge Lounge on the ship?). Rob went down to grab Wendy's ...
... fancy" terms were used for the food and quite a few "odd" sculptures. It was just an odd place. We were all kind of deflated with this meal.
- Everybody had water or a soda (wow, that is a first on this trip)
- P had Lee-Nah's Spicy Pad Thai
- Z had a Breast in a Bun (fancy name for chicken sandwich)
- C and M both had Sizzling Beef Stir Fry, which was nothing special
Breakfast at the B and B, it was very ...
... and enormous. Stunning views of Chicago's skyline all the while learning, learning! I know I was probably the only one in our family listening!! But either way, awesome.
One piece of advice that we did note The barkeep suggested that we NOT take the kayak ride on the Chicago River; if anyone were to fall in, we would have to rush to the hospital for a tetanus shot! Yikes. We steered clear (but did see some tourists risking their health). We also ...
... down so hard that you couldn't see the plane at the next gate.
Once the storm passed the plane still had to be fueled and we were not the first on the list. Two hours late we lifted off. On the way out we flew past the most impressive thunderhead I have ever seen! It must have reached 35000 feet high. Glad the pilot went beside it and not through it!
... incidentally by a slow guy wanting to conserve fuel by only doing just above what counts as idling the engine. We take our time getting to the terminal, but on a side note, our trip was eco-friendly. Whoo.
The texting from Mary Jo relaying messages from Craig become slightly more frantic the longer we go. Craig is not sure that they will hold the plane, but hey, it's just 7:00 so we have 15 minutes, right?
Sooo, we get off the train make it to the international ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHilton Garden Inn Chicago O'Hare Airport Des Plaines
Highest temperature while we were here 24, lowest temperature, 1. Totally worth the wind burn on our face and frozen snot on our face feeling!
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hilton Garden Inn Chicago O'Hare Airport Des Plaines
My husband and I stayed here (in room 711) for 5 days (Friday through Tuesday) and had a great experience! The hotel is very clean, the staff were always pleasant, and the room service (food) was outstanding. They have a complimentary office on the first floor with 24 hour guest access that has two computers (both with high speed internet) as well as a fax and copy machine. That was a definite plus and helped me stay in the loop while out of town! Other amenities that were very nice were the pool, jacuzzi and fitness room. They are minutes away from O'Hare airport, and have a free shuttle that operates 24 hours a day as well.
We (family of four with two boys ages 11, 8) stayed at the Hilton Garden Inn from April 28th-May 2nd. We really enjoyed our stay (although the rooms are a little small and AC a bit noisy when running)) I would highly recommend this hotel. The kids enjoyed the pool each night and we had it all to ourselves on Sunday night. The rooms were spotless
each day. Another plus was the refrigerator in the room. The staff was pleasant and we did use the shuttle to and from the convention center. We would definitely stay here again.
Stayed here during the wrestlemania weekend, and had a fantastic time. The room was clean, well appointed and comfortable. The staff for the main part were helpful and friendly. As other posters have said, the shuttle is a real god send, taking you to the CTA station or any of the fantastic restaurants in the area.
I stayed at Hilton Garden Inn OHare in the lead up to Wrestlemania XX. I was a lone female traveller, am used to travelling all over Europe/UK/USA and this hotel was the best. The staff were wonderful from the initial contact over the phone when I called from UK to re-arrange my stay, and whilst I was there. I have gone back there again for another night's stay it was so good! The breakfast was an added bonus! It was included in my rate, but I would have gladly paid $11 for this feast! Room service was really prompt and good, and any other problems were sorted quickly - not that there was any problems as such. If I travel to Chicago again this is my hotel of choice - so convenient for everywhere and if I want to go downtown just a shuttle to Rosemont CTA and off I go. Can't thank the staff enough they were so welcoming and friendly - Thank you!!!
After returning to Chicago O'Hare after a week of vacation and so-so hotels, it was wonderful to come to the Hilton Garden Inn. Check in staff was friendly & efficient. Rooms were spacious, spotless and were equipped with coffee maker, microwave and small fridge. Bathroom was large and clean. Nice flat screen tv and work table with Mira chair and an extra lounge chair with ottoman.
We stayed at the Hilton Garden Inn O'hare 4/8/06-4/11/06 and were completely satisfied and pleased.
I stayed at this hotel because I didn't want to stay in downtown Chicago. It was perfect. The hotel is about 8 months old and the staff was bending over backwards to make sure I visit again. If I come back to Chicago, I will stay there. As I walked by the front desk, they actually said hello and smiled. I was wondering if I had something on my face, because it felt so unusual. I guarantee if more businesses would do things as simple as saying hi and smiling, people would come back. The only bad thing I have to say about this place is that when we first walked into our room, it smelled like cigarette smoke. But I think the smell came from the housekeeper because it went away after the first night. All, in all, I would recommend this hotel to anyone wanting to visit the Chicago area.
Stayed in this hotel for a weekend trip to Chicago with my mom, and it was fine. The beds were very clean and comfortable, and the room was in fine shape -- nice and tall showerheads! Really, I'm 6'4" and I didn't have to stoop. I appreciated that.
I will preface my comments by stating that I have stayed in a few hotels that were a lot worse, but the Hilton Garden Inn in Des Plaines needs some work, particularly with respect to their customer service.
As I will say in all reviews, you have to know what to expect when you choose a Hilton Garden Inn. This is not a 4-star hotel (like a regular Marriott) but nor is it the stripped down Hampton Inn. This level of hotel appears to be somewhere in between, making it a good choice for the business traveler who either cannot spend $200 a night or just doesn't need the ammenities of a more expensive hotel- we paid $149.