Crowne Plaza Chicago Magnificent Mile
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So we arrived in Chicago tired but impressed with our new destination.Chicago seems to us to be about the size of Melbourne, a clean, attractive city, abound with Spring flowers and situated on a Lake Michigan which is huge, more like a bay.
Canals run into the city. We walk and take a taxi tour to get a rough idea of the layout …
Nice relaxed wake-up this morning, short shuttle bus journey to terminal 5. Boarding passes printed, bags dropped off, security passed & time for breakfast. One choc croissant & mug of tea later, time to browse some shops! Big perfume section in the duty free :) & no I didn't spend before getting on the plane. Longish flight......about …
Sunday 24th February 2013
Our first full day in Chicago. We bought a two day pass for the Trolley Bus from the attendant at The Water Tower.
Our first stop was Willis Tower where we joined a small line (45min wait) to go to the viewing platform. If we ever return to Chicago we'll visit The Hancock Tower as I believe that has better views.< …
Krissica stayed here on Apr 8, 2010 during their trip titled: Krissica's Great Adventure.
This was not my first time to Chicago, but it was my first time to the Avenue Hotel (which is a Crowne Plaza if you care). The location is great - right in the heart of everything that matters in Chicago. Great pizza...museums...Navy Pier...shopping...people watching ...bars...restaurants---you name it. The team of people that checked me in, and I …
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Shuttle bus service
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
Friendly & accommodating. Easy check in, good room & a central location.
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TravelPod Member ReviewsCrowne Plaza Chicago Magnificent Mile
Historical Traveler Reviews Crowne Plaza Chicago Magnificent Mile
Great Location, Indifferent Staff
Stayed here in October 2004 for 3 days. Hotel location was great, pool on 39th floor had great views (although cold weather made it out of bounds), room was spacious and clean.
Our problem was a leaking water pipe inside walk in the closet which soaked some of our clothes. When we reported it to housekeeping they could only offer to move us rooms, as we were leaving next day this was not worthwhile. When I asked what I was supposed to do with wet clothing staff suggested I use a hairdryer or alternatively I could use laundry service, which I would have to pay myself, they refused to pay, and advised clothes would not be back until after I departed. Despite the location I would not stay at hotel again due to staff attitude.
I just got back from Chicago for a one night stay to do some business.
Not recommended I'm afraid
Good points:- Location close to shops and Michigan Avenue, Good View of city from our 28th floor room. Price not too bad on expedia for an expensive city. Let me check in early (after much persuasion and begrudgement- despite room being ready).
Bad Points:- Might have been bad luck but we encountered the most ignorant staff I've ever met. Very rude and abrupt. One of the doormen was also of this nature. So much so that I am writing a complaint to the company. Room itself was barely average. Must have been dusty as I started wheezing there too.
Sorry folks but this was a bad choice!
This hotel has a great location! The rooms were kind of cramped. The phone charges were quite expensive. It is a nice place to stay if you do not plan on spending much time in your hotel.
A group of 4 of us stayed at the Radisson Chicago on E. Huron for a long weekend for New Years Eve, Dec. 31st, 2003. The regular rooms are small but the location is great! We got an upgrade to a corner suite on the 29th floor for being newlyweds which was very nice of the front desk staff. The suites are fantastic and quite large. The hotel is one-half block East of Michigan Avenue. Shops in the immediate area are Brooks Brothers, Express, Cole Haan, Starbucks, Nordstrom, Burberry, etc. Great location in the middle of the Mag Mile.I'll stay there again.
Excellent Hotel, Excellent Location
Our three night stay at the Radisson last winter was outstanding for the price. From the very beginning the staff did everything to please us, beginning with my request for a bouquet of flowers to be waiting in our room upon arrival for my wife's birthday. A large bouquet was waiting for us when we arrived to our room, and I was charged the exact amount I told the concierge to spend. The location could not be any better, so close to Michigan Avenue's shops and great restaurants. The bar and restaurant next to the hotel lobby were both outstanding.
Although our room was not fancy, we did have a corner bedroom with separate living room, providing a view of Downtown Chicago as well as Lake Michigan. We will be back whenever possible.
Good hotel, great location
We stayed here for four days back in September. The hotel is a good standard. The room was big and well furnished. The batroom was fine (no not everyone uses bath mats!). The two best things about the hotel are it's location and it's rooftop pool up on the 39th floor. Most attractions are in this vicinty as well as many restaurants and bars.
The view from the roof was fantastic, especially magical at night.
Coming from "lowrise" London we really enjoyed the spectacular cityscape on show. The only downside to this hotel was the breakfast arrangements. Only a buffet (and a poor one at that). We actually ate breakfast in the hotel next door most mornings! Overall a good hotel at a good price in an excellent location.
Our stay at the Raddison was very satisfactory but probably would not go back. Room looked tired. We didn't get a bath mat, called housekeeping and was told they don't put them in unless requested. (excuse me, doesn't everyone use a bath mat?). Granddaughter loved the pool on top floor, that too looks like it could use a general overhaul. Convenient to Michigan Avenue and the bus service in Chicago can't be beat.
Happy 20th anniversary
just returned from a weekend shopping trip with my wife to celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary. the radisson met all of our expectations. clean, large room. great view of michigan ave. very friendly staff in all areas. super location just a half block off michigan ave. we are already planning a trip back this summer with our children. you can be sure we'll stay there again! this is not a 5 star uppity hotel. just a great hotel at a great price.
Nice Hotel for the price
Small but nice lobby. Room was very clean, nicely decorated. Staff was friendly. Spent most of the time out on the town but this is a nice hotel for crashing at night, but without feeling like a low budget place.