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... word does not reappear until the purchase is made. Subsequent screens call it a ticket, a permit, a Ventra etc so that only the determined are able to buy one without aid. The high level subway loop is great for sight seeing and the rest of the system is easy to use. Millennium park is a must with the giant chrome Bean, Grant fountains and lovely gardens. We planned to go to the free concert on Saturday evening ...Handel's Water Music, but ...
... had a side salad as well cause I have to eat at least some healthy food! The train and walk back was fine as well and the neighborhood I am in has a nice feel to it. The streets are quiet, with trees and not many people. I am always street smart wherever I go but at least I don't have to be paranoid when I'm walking just around the block! Off to bed soon for me... Super tired! Hopefully the weather will be okay for tomorrow so I can get some more site-seeing ...
... local ethnic restaurants in their neighborhood. Steve and Heather took me out to dinner at Outback Steakhouse; they figured I would like it since I live in Australia. We also went to see a “Rio Part II” which I thought would be a nice introductory film for the upcoming 2014 Soccer World Cup in Brazil. The movie turned out to be about parrots, but included several scenes from Rio de Janeiro as well as an animated (no pun intended) wildlife soccer match in ...
Jen and I got up at 3:30 AM this morning to make our 6 AM flight from Cleveland to Chicago. The puppies were already at camp for the next 10 days. Neither of us got much sleep, but we got ourselves together and headed over to the airport. Roads were clear, and parking was no issue, and thankfully our flight was on time. ...
... is switched off between October and April. We then wandered back to the art museum, joining the small but fast-moving queue to buy tickets. The exhibition was excellent - titled 'Impressionism, Fashion and Modernity', it explored the role that fashion played in the decision (determination?) of Impressionist painters such as Renoir, Degas and Manet to portray everyday life in a more 'modern' style. Paintings were juxtaposed with dresses from the same era; in ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Majestic Hotel Chicago
Elegant and cozy
We had a very lovely stay at the Majestic recently. The location is wonderful, in a quiet but very friendly neighborhood, convenient to major thoroughfares and especially Wrigley Field. The public areas of the Majestic were very nice, and our suite, though small, felt larger than it was. The lack of valet parking was a negative, but we learned our lesson: you just don't need a car if you're staying here. Hotel staff was helpful and friendly...even the other guests were friendly. Skip the continental breakfast, eat at Ann Sather's on Broadway. The Majestic is a lovely hotel and we will definitely return.
Good and not so good
The Majestic was a charming hotel and convenient location in Lakeview, but not without its issues. I'm a fan of the European boutique hotel and the ambiance fit the bill in this hotel. The room was well appointed but small - not a sticking point - but important to note for those that value space in a room. Bathroom was of normal size yet spacious with its tall ceilings. The water pressure in the shower was strong which was unexpected yet nice. Robes are a comforting touch.
What was an issue was the radiator banging and clanging intermittently during the night - it scared me initially (not knowing what it was), but found it an annoyance when trying to sleep. In addition to this noise, the walls are rather thin, so you can hear conversations and noises in adjoining rooms: I was awakened by a young child and parents at 6 a.m., who were starting their day, and could clearly hear their conversation in the next room. I put a pillow over my head. Not a very restful sleep at this hotel.
The continental breakfast is so-so. Lovely parlor for such a thing but I reiterate the comments that have been made on this site - paper plates and cups undercut presentation and the pastries and croissants tasted day old. This is a shame really as this upgrade would let the hotel put its best foot forward and make stylishly nicer.
I would consider coming back - in a suite to avoid ambient noise - but would most likely look for another place to stay when in Chicago.
Very nice hotel, Great Staff!!!
I higly recommend this hotel to everyone who travels to Chicago. Supper!!!!
The best in Chicago
I stayed at the Majestic Hotel on business in September, and never had a more incredible stay anywhere except at this hotel. The staff was so nice and knowledgeable about the area. Every employee greets you with a smile all day long, something that is missing in the hotel industry. I felt safe unlike staying downtown which is only a short distance away. The library room where breakfast is served each morning is a delight. Thank you everyone at the Majestic and I will be back.
It was a decent hotel. I went during a huge convention week and it beats staying at a Marriott or Hilton that charges $300-400/night. Rooms were okay, windows actually open which is a plus, free newspapers and coffee in the mornings, nice neighborhood, good restaurants, relatively close to the train. If you're there on a business trip, you could do a lot worse at the prices they charge ~$120/night.
Great hotel, close to Wrigley Field but away from the crowds
The Majestic is a perfect European style inn. We went up to Chicago for the primary purpose of seeing the Cubs play at Wrigley Field. The hotel is a about a ten minute walk from Wrigley but in a quiet neighborhood. It is also only a block away from Lakeshore Dr. and beautiful Lake Michigan. The room was very comfortable and the staff was very helpful in terms of reccomending restaurants and hailing cabs. Will definitely stay again.
Majestic a Nice Neighborhood Hotel
Stayed at the Majestic Hotel March 4-6. Lovely little hotel -- preferred it to the other Neighborhood Inn I stayed in, City Suites, only because the neighborhood was quieter (no EL keeping me up at night). City Suites is more convenient, though. The Majestic has clean rooms, a lovely common area, nice heavy curtains to keep the light out and a very helpful housekeeping staff. The only things in my mind to keep it from a slightly higher rating is that the parking garage is about three blocks from the hotel and the front desk staff during the day seemed very confused (I am sure I was overcharged for parking because of his confusion), although the staff at night was most informative and helpful. Overall a nice place to stay, and I would stay there again.
Not up to Par
The hotel is in a great neighborhood location. The rooms are nice but at the price charged they should be. We found the staff not very helpful (taxis not ordered, parking not explained, etc.) The continentail breakfast is not as good as ones I've had in Days Inn on the road and everything is served in styrofoam with plastic utensils - find for an overnight place on the road but not what one would expect from a hotel trying to imitate a fine english hotel.
I think there are definitely better values and I would not stay at this hotel again nor recommend it. A luxury price should equal a luxury experience rather than just an ordinary stay.
Wonderful Neighborhood Hotel
My husband and I stayed at the Majestic in August and found it a wonderful small and quiet hotel in a lovely neighborhood. Within easy walking distance to Wrigley Field and the EL and easy access to other transportation to the museums and aquarium, ect. The morning continental breakfast was quite nice and in a warm atmosphere. The one small glich was handled immediately and most satisfactorily and we will definately stay there again!
I stayed at the Majestic hotel in Chicago and I enjoyed it! The hotel lobby is very cozy and elegant. The staff is very friendly and helpful! I would higly reccommend this hotel to everyone who visits Chicago!!