Holiday Inn Express Hotel Cass

Address: 640 North Wabash Ave, Chicago, Illinois, 60611, United States | 2 star hotel
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The Holiday Inn Express, formerly known as the Cass Hotel, is conveniently located on North Wabash Avenue, part of the bustling Magnificent Mile district. Its position in the heart of Chicago puts travelers next to the thriving downtown area and one block east from Rush Street's nightlife. Shopaholics will find Michigan Avenue, the home of Water Tower Place and the Nordstrom Mall, just two blocks away.

Satisfied visitors have praised the Inn's affordable tariffs, which are lower than most nearby establishments, like the Four Points by Sheraton or The James. Despite renovations in February 2013, the guest rooms retain a retro charm. What the hotel lacks in modern polish, it makes up for with old-fashioned hospitality. Guests report that the employees they met during their stay were friendly, courteous, and always willing to go the extra mile.

The hotel's on-site restaurant only serves breakfast, which is included in the room rate. Several Italian eateries and steakhouses are located within walking distance, to make sure hotel guests will never go hungry in the evenings. Additional perks like free high-speed Internet access, free local calls, satellite/cable television in all rooms, and an on-site fitness center help add value to this Holiday Inn.


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This 2 star hotel, located in the Near North Side area of Chicago, is near Holy Name Cathedral, Supernatural Chicago, Nordstrom, and Niketown.
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    TravelPod Member ReviewsHoliday Inn Express Hotel Cass Chicago

    Reviewed by megsy1381

    Cute, retro and comfortable

    Reviewed Sep 15, 2013
    by (4 reviews) , Australia Flag of Australia

    A lovely comfortable hotel near the centre of town and very resonantly priced.

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    Chicago, United States

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of

    Reviewed by pjnedry

    Old Hotel and Service to Match!

    Reviewed May 27, 2013
    by (3 reviews) Blanchard, Michigan , United States Flag of United States

    This is the old Cass Hotel--opened many years ago when the room prices were $2! The rooms have been upgraded, but they are very small, typical of older properties.

    The biggest problem was the door frame. The door was wedged tightly upon opening and closing. It had to be pushed and pulled on opening and closing.

    There was no quick fix for this; but after getting to the right person, there was an adjustment made on the bill. The location is convenient--2 blocks from Michigan Avenue and lots of restaurants in the area.

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of

    Historical Traveler Reviews Holiday Inn Express Hotel Cass Chicago

    Bare, but sufficient


    the cass hotel was just what i expected for the price. it was a mere $64/night during late june. it's basically just a place to sleep, there's no pampering or perks. the only anemity it does have is cable television. the room and bathroom are small, but decently clean. tiny soap bars are provided. the best thing about this hotel would have to be it's central downtown location.

    Good Hotel and Great value


    We stayed two nights while sightseeing and attending two baseball games. All public transportation within 3-4 blocks, good restuarants close by, and good shopping in area. Hotel is older but very ciean and staff is very polite and hepfull. Parking garage is next door.

    Outstanding Value


    We have stayed at the Cass Hotel seven times over past six years. It is very clean and staff is friendly and responsive. Location in North Bridge area off Magnificent Mile, great restaurants, "L" stations and can't be beat for the price. Highly recommended.

    Had a great month


    exellent room rates; During my stay in dic. 2002 for the German Christkindlmarket I always were attended professional and friendly, housekeeping and mantainance are welltrained and help in any situation quickly. the only negativ point are the high telefoncosts even for internetconnection they are charging high prices. Nervertheless a very nice place to stay, I will be back this year for another month!

    Good Deal, Good Location


    I have stayed in this hotel twice, I was sorry to hear this hotel has no availability on my upcoming trip to Chircago. This is a plain simple hotel, but is close to alot of great attractions, restaurants and shopping. Beware, there were no washcloths at either of my visit, so if you need one to bathe, you might want to bring your own

    Clean, Cheap, Great Location


    This hotel is great - cheap (we found an amazing deal on their website during a very busy weekend) and were even upgraded to a king size bed which I had requested at no charge. On the small side, but the room was clean and adequate for our needs. Also the location is amazing - near everything and there is an El stop only a few blocks away.

    Affordable, good location!


    Rooms were very clean. Good atmosphere. Within walking distance of lots of attractions, restaurants, Navy Pier. Better than I expected!

    Clean place


    this is my second time stayin there and i love is and will be back soon. if your lookin for reasonable room rate well the cass hotel is the place.

    Cheap, plain, good


    Me, my Wife and 2 Children (ages 6 and 10) stayed here.

    Very simple room, but fine for us. The room had 2 double

    beds and wasn't big but was big enough considering we weren't doing anything but sleeping there. The location,

    write in the middle of the madly developing "Miracle Mile"

    district in Chicago, was great. Easy access to the El. Other guests seemed to be international youth backpakers,

    international low budget businesspeople, and bargain hunter


    The best places


    I went to the cass hotel and,I like what i saw clean room good house keeping friendly people and the sea of happiness lounge is wonderful. I enjoin myself and i goin back soon.

    TripAdvisor Reviews Holiday Inn Express Hotel Cass Chicago

    4.00 of 5 stars Excellent

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