Comfortable, convenient & a good value
Posted 29-Aug-2018 on Hotels
This trip, we are driving along Route 66 so decided to stay at the here because of its history and proximity to the start point for Route 66.
Check in was efficient & friendly. The room was clean & fairly well maintained. However, we had difficulty getting into our room as the door constantly stuck. The bed was adequate but seemed hard for a hotel bed. The TV was mounted high so we were not forced to perform contortions in order to work the remote like some other hotels. There was adequate counter & nightstand space and electrical outlets to recharge cell phones & other electronics were convenient.
The area is very walkable. We were able to walk the couple of blocks to take photos of the "Route 66 Begin" sign & had a pleasurable walk to nearby Grant Park & Buckingham Fountain.
Pricing ($135) was a lot higher than we normally spend but we were OK with it due to the location in relation to Route 66 & the hotel's history. I was really disappointed that, on top of the cost of the hotel, they charge $44 (yes... Forty-four dollars) for us to park our car and that's WITH getting a validation from the hotel. Other parking lots in the area charge $16-$20.
Overall, our stay was comfortable & convenient but the price point with the exorbitant parking fees does not even come close to being a good value. We won't stay here again if we're ever in the area.
Comment from Hotel Management
15-Sep-2018 by None, Hotel Management
It appears that you have sent your review to the wrong Super 8, as we are located in Dwight Illinois. I would however like to apologize for any inconvenience you had during your stay at one of our locations. Since I don't know where you stayed in the Chicago area, I am unable to pass your information on to them. However if you are going to be returning to the "Route 66 Beginning" along Route 66, Our location is less than 1/4 mile from Old Route 66 off of Hwy 47 in Dwight and you would be more than welcome to stay with us if you are in need of a place to rest. Thank you for taking the time to review your stay, and we hope you'll give us the opportunity to to welcome you to Dwight Illinois.