The Peninsula Chicago
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Date: June 16, 2014
From: Chicago, IL,
Union Station S Canal St south of Jackson Blvd.
To: Cincinnati, OH,
1213 W Central Parkway
... of a clown screaming in a room, sitting on a toilet reading a magazine and saying wired things close up to the camera; I walked out pretty mentally scarred. However, all in all, the museum was really thought provoking; I had a brilliant time and spent about 3 hours there! Afterwards, I had lunch in millennium park which was a great setting paired with the first beautiful sunny day I had experienced since being in Chicago. Flower gardens that you can walk round, the ...
... of existing medicines as well as allergic reactions, as they may have an effect on both vision as well as surgical procedure.
Answering of all questions as well as describing techniques as well as threats involved.
Conclusion of needed documents, incorporating an Updated Approval Form.
Should stay away from all ointments as well as colognes around the eyes as well as face on the time of surgery.
Had to set up for transportation after surgical treatment. ...
... security, buy my ticket, and get into the elevator to go up to the Skydeck (a mere 110 floors!). On a clear day up there, you can see anywhere between 65 and 80km away. Being afraid of heights, I was a little hesitant about standing on the glass ledge, but I YOLO'd (ew, sorry..) it and stood on it. Ok, it was a big deal for me. After an hour or so on the Skydeck, I decided to head to Millennium Park. On the way, however, I came across one ...
... a modern age!
Leave hotel having consigned our heavy bags to storage to be collected later. Not as hot as yesterday, yet. Looking to top up our dollars by exchanging some pounds, directions from the desk staff at the hotel. On our way its apparant something is about to happen. We hear drums and along a completely closed street comes a parade of special needs clubs. Bands, drummers, ...
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The Peninsula is either letter perfect or head-scratchingly wrong.
From an Asian couple, They welcomed us...
I could not understand the 1-star Asian reviewer who felt discriminated against [11/16/2003]. My wife [born in the Far East] and I [born near NYC] are both full-blooded, unquestionably picture-perfect Asians. On the numerous occasions we've been to the Peninsula, we have been very welcome in all areas. Maybe we were lucky. We have NEVER been bounced.
The best in the world
The Peninsula group of hotels is the epitome of luxury, taste, style and class. If you want the best and want to experience a staff that will anticipate your needs, then stay at ANY of the Peninsula Hotels. I have stayed at the propeties in Chicago, Los Angeles and Bangkok. All are at the top of their league...by far! For a guest of The Bar at the Chicago hotel to imply discrimination at an Asian hotel company is absurd! While staying at the Chicago property for 5 nights, I encountered many Asian employees. There is NO discrimination here. You will only experience the most pleasant hotel stay of your life. Not to be missed!!
The Peninsula Chicago is one of the nicest hotel facilities this hotel snob has visited in 20+ years of travel. The room service, maid service, health club, beds, HVAC & room lighting are outstanding & exceptional.That's why it's such a shame one can hear those in adjacent rooms sneeze, cough, flatulate, argue & engage in sex. (Although not necessarily in that order).It's also shameful that the front desk ignored my 1st request to change rooms. On the final day of my visit, after being kept awake from 5am by the room next door's ongoing alarm buzzer, I was moved...but not before security personel were sent to confirm my complaint! Furthermore, this (former) repeat customer has not heard from anyone representing the property regarding his complaints or concerns in the month since this incident.Notwithstanding the exquisite facility, I prefer sleep to luxury.
Worth every penny
We stayed at the Peninsula on 12/27. From the time we checked in until the time we left we received outstanding service. Upon arrival we were upgraded to a junior suite that overlooked Michigan Avenue and the Water tower. Our room had a spacious bathroom and a super comfortable king size bed. The room was extremely well appointed with everything you could hope to need during your stay. There is a beatiful atrium area on the second floor where they serve afternoon tea and live jazz in the evening. There is a cool bar with a fire place that is also located on the second floor. The hotel is located in the center of great shopping and restaurants. From talking with others this is now "The" place to stay in Downtown Chicago. It is expensive but worth it. I will be back.
I travel for my job and stay at hotels all over the world. I have had plenty of experience with the cream of the crop, as well as average hotels. And... when not on planes... I live in Chicago, so I know a thing or two about the local hotels. I've stayed there 5-6 times.
I went there with friends on a Saturday night after dinner. It was a friend's birthday, so I was dressed pretty well. I was able to get into the bar, but I then left and went to the bathroom. Imagine my surprise when I was told that I couldn't re-enter the bar, because it was 'too crowded.' I calmly and politely asked if I could at least see if my friends were still there. One of the 'bouncers' went in to check and came out about 30s later saying that there was noone by my friend's name in there. I tried calling my friends, thinking that they had left.
Started out at the W Hotel Lakeshore...checked out after being there 10 hours...absolutely horrible...found out it was an old Days Inn, in my opinion it still is, with a coat of brown paint and a 250.00 a night increase in price (the worst hotel)...moved to the Penisula the next day...I can't even begin to tell you how wonderful this hotel is...I travel the world and the service, attitude, quality of this hotel was the best I have EVER seen...the staff was more than friendly. Every staff person from the front desk to people you would see in elevators acknowledged you with a hello, how are you, how is your day...they were definetly TOP NOTCH...the W Hotel lake shore was $279.00 a night and the Penisula was $379.00...the extra $100.00 a night is more than made up for in the size of the room, the amenities, the spa, gym, service, etc. A wonderful hotel that i will stay in on every visit to Chicago.
Very Disappointing and Overrated
The service level at the hotel bordered on horrible. The staff had an attiutude and were unfriendly and the level of cleanliness in my room was poor. THe location is great but other than this the hotel should not get high ratings.
Lobby Dining & Dancing
What a treat to dine and dance in the sophisticated lobby of the Chicago Peninsula this past Saturday (3/25/2003)! We were actually booked for the Shanghai Terrace. But in passing thru the lobby, we heard the magical music of Stephanie Browning and her trio. We could not leave. After a magnificent dinner by a most attentive staff, we had three incredibly pleasant hours as we danced and danced .. just like an old-time movie. Total costs less than a C-note, but pricelessly valued memories for my wife and me.