Northmere the SRO Hotel
Travel Blogs from Chicago
... level store devoted to all food from Italy. Free tastings, free demos on pasta and bread making. The biggest rib eye on the bone that I have ever seen. You can even play bocce. Purchased prosciutto for lunch from over 25 (from 5 regions of Italy)
Lovin' Fleetwood Mac's blues period.
Postcard writing to the Aunts and Uncles whilst playing the blues.
Walked to Diner ...
... great as Cindy’s. We chitchatted with a couple Asians with huge paparazzi-like cameras (they used them for photos like other people used their cell phones) and downed our cucumber mule drinks, politely refusing their invitation to yet one more visit to a rooftop bar at The Godfrey. We then made our way home where I just barely had enough energy to change into PJ’s before I passed out into blissful slumber.
We slept in ...
... that is absolutely fine, but just queue up and keep me company for the time being. Before he knew it, well after an Indian family took a slightly long time of the ledge overstaying their welcome, Colm and myself were both on the ledge having a picture taken. Result he was on the ledge! He refused to sit on the ledge like I did or look down, but he was on it and that was the main thing. I have won the battle of heights just not the war yet!
We had another exhausting but ...
... occurred. Thus Chicago is a busy, bustling city and there is less acknowledgement of you as a person than in other cities we have stopped at. Hotels here are very expensive, as are Guest houses, even in the outskirts. Our guesthouse, which had good Tripadvisor reviews, is full of strange sculpture and art with Death Head titles ! The room was fortunately very comfortable with a good breakfast the following morning. Entering the metro is through tall metal turnstiles...an ...
... day was yet another busy day: we went to the planetarium to get a good view from Chicago from far away as it is placed on a spit of land on the edge of the bay of Lake Michigan. Then finally we tried the traditional Chicago hot dog: Vienna beef hot dog, poppy seed bun, onions, relish and mustard: no ketchup! Then we got the ferry across Lake Michigan to navy pier to be complete tourists and go on the Ferris wheel! Then we took a stroll down the wrong end of navy pier and ended up in ...
Other places to stay in Chicago
Magnificent Mile, Chicago | 5 star hotelfrom $172
- VERY NICE HOTEL
- Pleasantly Surprised
- Avoid this hotel!
The Loop, Chicago | 5 star hotelfrom $197
- Top Notch Hotel
- Nice hotel & great location
- Mixed review
The Loop, Chicago | 4 star hotelfrom $174
- Enjoyable Stay
- Would stay here again!
- Whats all the hoopla
Streeterville, Chicago | 3 star hotelfrom $195
- Great Free Breakfast & Happy Hour!
- Exactly what we needed
- Are you kidding? This place is super-fabulous-great-terrific
The Loop, Chicago | 4 star hotelfrom $204
- Cool Hotel
- Sleek decor but need to work out the kinks
- Some things to keep in mind....
Gold Coast, Chicago | 4 star hotelfrom $152
- Better than Home
- Millenium Knickerbocker
- Not again here either
Magnificent Mile/River North, Chicago | 3 star hotelfrom $155
- Allerton Chicago!
- Great Hotel
Magnificent Mile/River North, Chicago | 3 star hotelfrom $217
- Great hotel
- Loved the Wyndham!
- Great location, Great Room
Magnificent Mile/River North, Chicago | 4 star hotelfrom $191
- Weekend getaway
- Loved It
Magnificent Mile/River North, Chicago | 4 star hotelfrom $182
- Heavenly Bed IS heavenly
- Fabulous Location...Room a Little Small
- Exquisite corner room view of the Mag Mile!!!
Magnificent Mile/River North, Chicago | 4 star hotelfrom $213
- GREAT BEDS!!
- Best night's sleep in town!
- Breakaway Offer
The Loop, Chicago | 4 star hotelfrom $206
- Nice staff-terribly trained
- Very nice hotel; I was pleased
- Have to check it out!
Magnificent Mile/River North, Chicago | 5 star hotelfrom $195
- A pleasant and upbeat experience
- James was OK, but not fantastic
- Great Hotel, Great Location
Loop, Chicago | 3 star hotelfrom $190
- Some great views.
- Hotel 71 rocks!
- Potential but not a four star.
River North, Chicago | 3 star hotelfrom $136
- Great View
- Don't go for the pool
- Excellent! I Highly Recommend!
The Loop, Chicago | 3 star hotelfrom $162
- Nothing Spectacular
- Great Chicago Lodging
- Fantastic hotel! Great rates!
Magnificent Mile/River North, Chicago | 4 star hotelfrom $203
- Good service hit and miss
- Stay some where eles!!!
- Very Hip W
Magnificent Mile/River North, Chicago | 4 star hotelfrom $163
The Loop, Chicago | 4 star hotelfrom $170
- We Will Definitly return!
- A room with NO BED????????
- Not up to par
Magnificent Mile/River North, Chicago | 4 star hotelfrom $197
- I Will Never Stay Anywhere Else!
- Wonderful food, great design and atmosphere
- Great bathrooms
The Loop, Chicago | 5 star hotelfrom $208
- Fantastic Fourth
- Shocking experience!
- Wonderful getaway at the Fairmont
The Loop, Chicago | 3 star hotelfrom $139
- Creepy, creepy, creepy
- Made our stay in Chicago wonderful.
Magnificent Mile/River North, Chicago | 4 star hotelfrom $184
- They ruined Mothers Day!
- Loved The Drake!
- Loved the Drake
Magnificent Mile, Chicago | 5 star hotelfrom $209
- Excellent Hotel
- A great hotel.
Central Chicago, Chicago | 4 star hotelfrom $151
- Worst Hotel Ever Experienced
- ***BEWARE*** Choose another hotel in Chicago
- Holiday Inn Chicago
O'Hare Airport, Chicago | 3 star hotelfrom $111
- Great hotel!!!
- Another soulless Hilton
- Mixed feelings...