This property is located in the Boystown area of Chicago, north of downtown, and is well suited for guests looking to explore this area of the city or guests looking to travel around Chicago via car or public transit. There are two public transit access points (bus and subway) less than a 1-minute walk away.
This hotel is 100% smoke free and all rooms include free Wi-Fi, bathrobes, a flat screen TV, a mini-fridge, a separate sitting area, a sofabed, a workstation, a hair dryer, an iron and ironing board, a mini-bar and air conditioning. Select rooms also include a microwave. Rooms are furnished with two double beds, one queen bed or one king bed.
For $9.99 per 24 hours, guests can access Wi-Fi through their in-room TV, as well as unlimited on-demand TV and movies, listen to music, print and play games. Parking is available on site for an additional fee of $22 per night (including in-and-out privileges). Pets are not permitted.
A free breakfast is served daily from 7 am to 10 am. A 24-hour complimentary beverage station is available and free cookies are served in the afternoons. This hotel does not have an on-site restaurant, however, there are several restaurants located within a 5-minute walk of this hotel.
Other on-site amenities include safe deposit boxes, a 24-hour front desk, dry cleaning service and luggage storage. Free passes are also provided to a fitness centre, Number One Gym, which is 3 minutes away on foot.
Vic Theatre, which is a performing arts venue, is 2 minutes away on foot, while Wrigley Field, home of MLB's Chicago Cubs, is a 12-minute walk away.
Northwestern University is about a 10-minute drive away. The Art Institute of Chicago (on Michigan Avenue) is about 15 minutes away by car, while the famous Willis Tower, a skyscraper with a glass-box lookout in downtown Chicago, is about a 20-minute drive away.
O'Hare International Airport (ORD) is a 25- to 45-minute drive away, but guests travelling during peak times may want to allow 60 to 70 minutes for travel time. (All walking and driving time estimates: Google Maps)
Verified by a front desk agent on July 16, 2013: Free breakfast hours and pet policy.
Among the reviews sourced for this editorial, guests were most happy with the hotel's location and the staff. Many reviewers mentioned that the hotel provided convenient access to the public transit system, while many other guests found restaurants and entertainment nearby. A few reviewers said that Wrigley Field was an easy walk from this hotel.
The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly, knowledgeable and helpful service. One guest said that she was amazed at their service.
Many guests described their rooms as clean and generally comfortable, while a few reviewers appreciated the in-room mini-bar and mini-fridge. A couple of guests specifically mentioned that the beds were comfortable.
A couple of reviewers enjoyed the food at the free breakfast.
There were a few common concerns found for this hotel, among the guest reviews used for this analysis.
Several guests complained about noise disturbances. A couple of reviewers noticed noise from the neighbouring subway trains, while a couple of other guests complained about creaky floorboards in the halls. One reviewer was disrupted by rowdy guests in a neighbouring room, while another guest was disturbed by traffic noise.
A couple of guests agreed that their rooms were small, while a couple of other reviewers thought that their rooms were in need of some updating.
Expedia.ca gave this hotel an average score of 4.2 out of 5, with 90% of 298 guests recommending the property.
ranked this hotel #72 out of 165 hotels in Chicago, with an average score of 4 out of 5, from 212 reviews.
The author called the hotel on July 16, 2013 to verify some information.