Ratings based on 738 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
3.1 out of 5
69% of guests recommend
3.5 Room cleanliness
3.4 Service & staff
3.3 Room comfort
2.8 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from Honolulu, HI

Close to Lake Michigan and University of Chicago

Posted 29-Sep-2014
Second stay at hotel. Convenient to UChicago and Metra line. View of Lake Michigan. Free shuttle to university and downtown Chicago. Helpful staff. A little run down but clean. There was a small gap between the top of the door and door frame. Otherwise, everything was in good condition. Enjoyed BBQ ribs and football game broadcast in hotel lounge/restaurant. Plenty of free parking. Safe area.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from Cincinnati

Nice inexpensive hotel next to Lake Michigan

Posted 25-Sep-2014
Pros: Location
Cons: Will have improved appearance when renovation is complete
Hotel is aged and under renovation, but my wife and I had a comfortable 2 day visit while I attended a conference at McCormick Place. Bridge over Lake Shore Drive provides access to walk/bike trail along the lake. Near park and close to restaurant next door and others on 53rd Street and nearby. Located in middle/professional class neighborhood with high rise apartment buildings which overlook the lake. Walking distance to bus and train lines, but I took a taxi to McCormick Place (about $10 + tip).
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller

Convenient place

Posted 24-Sep-2014
The good things are 1) shuttle to downtown and the university 2) free parking 3) good neighborhood.
1 out of 5
by A verified traveller

Awful

Posted 23-Sep-2014
First room stank of smoke and mold. Second room stank of mold. We left and are asking for our money back
2 out of 5
by A verified traveller

Needs work

Posted 11-Sep-2014
Location: Was close to the train and highways so easy to go places
When I arrived I was told that the hotel had been taken over by a new company and they were carrying out renovations. When I went into my room I did not have to use the card to swipe the outside door so anybody could have walked into the hallway. Whenever the outside door was opened my room door rattled. I tried to use the phone to make a local call but it would not work, I called the front desk twice and was told they would take care of it but still would not work. I tried to use the TV remote to change channels but could only get about 1/2 of them to work. When I woke up and went to have a shower found that I was sharing the bathroom with 3 small spiders as well.
2 out of 5
by A verified traveller

Felt like a bad motel

Posted 09-Sep-2014
This place is very shabby and I've stayed in some very marginal places all over the world over the years. The room was clean, but the furniture was from 1950 or so. From the lobby I crossed parking lot, passed a sleeping security guard and some (friendly) drunks, and climbed a shabby old stairway to my room. It's on Lake Shore Drive and the lake is right there but not visible from the room. It's apparently undergoing renovation, though. Convenient to the U of Chicago. It should have been cheap!
3 out of 5
by A verified traveller from Mississippi

30 minute walk from Museum of Science

Posted 06-Sep-2014
My stay was quiet. The hotel is older. The hotel room didn't have a fridge or microwave. The only updates were the bathroom and TV which helped. They are obviously updating hotel. I went to third floor and they new carpet, paint, and doors in the hallway.
3 out of 5
by A verified traveller from Brookly

Nice pool, and empty. Room Damp and smelly.

Posted 31-Aug-2014
Pros: the empty large pool
Cons: the dampness
Location: in walking distance of nice part of Hyde Park
The pool was very nice, and the weather very humid. The room was somewhat damp and smelly. The breakfast awful, the bar dismal. I moved to an airbnb apt in Hyde park after one night. And I am 61 years old.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Families
by A verified traveller

It is a good choice to visit Chicago

Posted 23-Aug-2014
Pros: Good location. The room is clean.
Cons: WIFI is terrible. It is better to provide refrigerator and microwave.
The room is clean. Good location. But the wifi is terrible, it will be disconnected every several minutes. No refrigerator no microwave no breakfast.
2 out of 5
by A verified traveller from Elkhart

Not what I was expecting

Posted 18-Aug-2014
Room itself was alright. Clean and nice. Our TV had HORRIBLE reception. Some channels you couldn't even make out. They are doing an insane amount of construction on the upper level and from 5:00 am forward we were woken up on and off by tools, walking, banging around, etc. People walking around at all hours of the night, some sketchy. Free parking but the spots are limited and tiny. Enter the rooms from the outside. Reminded me of a motel more then anything.