Holiday Inn Express Chicago Palatine
Travel Blogs from Palatine
... a three-story steel sculpture that has been dubbed "The Bean" by Chicagoans, because of its legume-like shape. The sculpture is by world-renowned artist Anish Kapoor. The privately funded piece cost $23 million, considerably more than the original estimate of $6 million. Composed of 168 stainless steel plates welded together, its highly polished exterior has no visible seam. Standing in front of it gives you a fantastic perspective of yourself and the ...
... was wall to wall vehicles all doing more than 10 miles over the speed limit. White knuckle time for this country mouse.
Made it to Charlie and Nancys and had a well deserved drink.
I am taking the day off today while the Charlie Keppels work and do chores. It is a cloudy and thunderstormy day so I am glad to be relaxing inside.
... putting on this terrible 'tour guide' voice and it was just annoying!! The boat tour was a great way to see the city though and it was interesting hearing about some of the buildings. We also tried some famous Chicago hotdogs. They have vegetables on them and consisted of bun, hot dog, capsicum, chilli, tomato, and other things we can't remember haha they weren't as good as everyone raved on about but we had to give them a try. We then moved from ...
... was not only famous - the La Premiere Dive Bar since 1958- but filled with walls and walls of paintings of political porn by local artist- Bruce Elliott . We lucked out too because he was sitting at the bar throwing down a cold beer!
As a lover of the Blues, there was no way I was leaving Chicago without filling my soul with my favorite music. ...
... the lap of the pier and emerged into the Magnificent Mile. We walked up as far as the Water Tower, turned back an took a side street to find the Harley Davidson shop and Hard Rock Cafe. We changed our plan again here and had dinner and a few beers. The stroll back to the hotel from here was quite short and we relaxed with another beer in the hole Sky lounge bar. With an exciting day to follow, we had an early night be fresh for our first day on Route ...
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- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Business Services
- Fitness/Health center
- Free parking