Howard Johnson Inn Downtown Chicago

720 North LaSalle Street, Chicago, Illinois, 60610, United States | 2 star hotel
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A change of trains

A travel blog entry by witheyski on Aug 02, 2014

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... distance was through the trees so it broke up the horizon. It was not until we saw houses or farms or the ruler straight roads that it was obvious that it was not England.As we had an early lunch we crossed the Mississippi river at Burlington. This is the boundary between Iowa and Illinois at from now on the landscape started to flatten out to give the views of miles and miles of crops. The most common crop was corn and it could be seen in ...

On the Trail of the Elusive Pygmy Hippoo

A travel blog entry by gflacke on May 01, 2014

1 comment, 13 photos

... back on our bikes we soon encountered a marathon (separate to the March of Dimes) for which a few roads had been closed. An especially handsome law enforcement officer gave us instructions on how to ride around the roadblocks, and I was so distracted I nearly crashed my bicycle.


That evening Elizabeth and JD took me to Howl at the Moon, which was (fortunately) not an activity but rather the name of a dueling piano bar in downtown Indianapolis. This was an ...

New and Creative Strategies for Exercising

A travel blog entry by possessive949 on Dec 11, 13

... Along with all the working out you do, help yourself by getting proper nutrition. The good news is that there are no real rules about how you get this exercise.

If the idea of getting it all over with at once in a gym isn't appealing, use these tips for working in smaller exercises throughout the day. When you do these different work outs, that gives it all variety and helps prevent you from getting stale and ...

Oz Park

A travel blog entry by chris_a on Sep 17, 2013

3 photos

... tea there - including a shared apricot galette. We backtracked a little to Clifton Avenue, and headed north up this street, admiring the gardens as we went. I have read that most of Sheffield’s residential and commercial buildings were erected between 1875 and 1905; it was subsequently one of the first communities in Illinois to be designated a National Historic District because of this architectural characteristic. In the 1950s the town fell ...

All about water today

A travel blog entry by westportfrosty on Aug 09, 2013

11 photos

... water. I hadn't realised that dolphins swim upside down before today. There was a baby beluga so we saw her trying to nurse... Mum didn't seem to want a bar of it. The babies are dark coloured and must become white as they mature. We also got to watch a 4D movie - on Planet Earth. 4D, wtf? That's what I thought, but now I know - we had snow drifts, water sprayed at us and chairs that vibrated as well as stabbing us in the back as the sealion was attacked by a ...

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Location

This 2 star hotel, located in the Magnificent Mile/River North area of Chicago, is near Narcisse, Douglas Dawson Gallery, Carl Hammer Gallery, and Arms Akimbo.
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    Historical Traveler Reviews Howard Johnson Inn Downtown Chicago

    Great hotel

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    My husband and I took the Am Trak from Kalamazoo to Chicago for 3 days in Sept. HoJo's is a wonderful value for the travelers who want to be within walking distance to virtually anything. The room was large enough and had a a seperate area with a mirror, sink and hair dryer, besides the shower and toilet and also another complete vanity. great for when two people are trying to get ready at the same time. The beds were comfortable and the room was very clean. I would recomend this hotel to anyone who wants to spend there money on having a good time in Chicago and not accomadations. Trust me you will need every dime for the outreageously priced drinks at the bars. (4.50 for a bottle of miller lite). Pretty rediculous if you ask me. If you go to the signature room on the 96th floor of the Hancock tower, be prepared to open your wallet WIDE 18.00 for two beers. Other than the prices for drinks we had a great time. Division street had the best prices on drinks. We will be back next year at HoJo's. Also Luna cafe had a great breakfast with fast and very friendly service. Check in clerk was also friendly and let us in our room before check in time.

    Excellent!

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    Excellent hotel! Great price, FREE parking, and very clean and quiet. Perfect location to everything. The diner was a good place to have breakfast. I am definitely staying here again!

    Great Location, Friendly Staff, Authentic Diner!

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    I wouldn't normally write reviews, but the hotel was in a great location, and the staff were particularly helpful - strongly recommended. For a solo traveller it is maybe expensive (for my type of budget) but the central location is a huge bonus! Oh, and the diner is cheap, and has a real authentic feel - especially the booths!

    A rare gem in Downtown Chicago !

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    Three of us just returned from 3-night stay at the HJI in Chicago and can confirm it is all true: location, price, free parking, staff incredibly friendly and helpful (plenty of advice for good and cheap restaurants, blues/jazz places, coffee/tea refills), next door diner similarly welcoming with friendly waitresses and huge portions, large and clean rooms, was very quiet too... All this in one of 2 motels in D/T Chicago... Stayed in double room very comfortably... Nothing to envy to 'proper hotels', really ! Congratulations for such a successful operation and a job very well done.

    An absolutely cracking bargain!

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    As budget hotels go this has to be one of the best. The room was very clean and comfortable and the staff were very friendly and helpful. The location provides easy access to major tourist attractions and in addition to the hotel restaurant, there is also good food to be had within easy walking distance. Easy, free parking was also a bonus.

    Excellent location - unbeatable value

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    Thought the place was great - just what an American budget place should be - including the great diner attached.

    Really close to everything - walking distance to Mag Mile and Rush St and cheap cab everywhere else.

    No frills but if all you're looking for is a bed in the windy city for a couple of nights - it's hard to beat.

    Other guests not the best

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    The hotel was fine, as others had mentioned, clean, cheap and decent location. The negative comment I have has to do with the other guests.

    People coming into the hotel hallways yelling and screaming quite loudly (obscenities too) between 1 a.m. - 4 a.m. kept me awake most of the night. The walls were thin.

    I might stay here again, but I wouldn't consider taking my kids to a place like this.

    You might be better off at one of the inside rooms - closer to the hotel check-in desk. We were streetside - farther away - and their was also music from another club/business/whatever that we could hear in our room until 2 a.m.

    Cheap as chips!

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    Well it is an odd looking place, but the rooms were spacious and clean.

    It was within walking distance of the magnificent mile and some brillaint resturants, not to mention McDonalds wierd McGriddles! Don't order a pizza though to be delivered I think we had THE most expensive pizza ever and it wasn't even edible!! However the hotel was cheap and cheerful and did the job for us.

    Great value

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    Not fancy, but neither is the price. Comfortable rooms. Parking is free and totally secure, unlike many of the big hotels. Terrific location in the heart of the River North district. Easy walk to Michigan Ave, cheap cab to everything. Coffee shop has good food, excellent service. I have stayed here 1-4 times every year since 1979 with never a bad experience.

    Did I mention FREE parking

    from

    This was a fantastic bargain. The rooms were nice & clean. It was just a few blocks off of the magnificent mile. And did I mention FREE parking! Great for a weekend getaway with the friends or for couples living on the cheaper end. Will definately stay again.

    TripAdvisor Reviews Howard Johnson Inn Downtown Chicago

    3.50 of 5 stars Very Good