Raffaello Hotel September '09 Posted Oct 1, 2009
The Raffaello staff was super....especially since they upgraded us to a suite which had 2 flat screen TV's, refrig. w/bar, microwave, & plenty of coffee available. The bed was really comfy w 4 fluffy pillows. The BR could be private from the sitting area which was a nice feature. The maid staff actually tucked in the sheets rather than letting them hang. We loved visiting the garden roof (we were there 4 nights). We took the subway from O'Hara w/ no problems & also to all the museums, etc. Much of our sight seeing was near.& we walked everywhere shopping & eating, etc. The Feast (less than 2 blocks) is a great restaurant for breakfast & evening. We also liked Mike Ditka's Steaks & esp enjoyed the singer who sounded just like Frank Sinatra. He also sang Dean Martin, Johnny Cash,plus the steaks were delicious. We highly recommend the Field Museum & Art Institute, as well as Shedd's Acq. & the Planatarium. The stained glass museum at the Navy Pier was beautiful & aactually an unexpected treat. The 1 1/2 hours Arch. Tour on the river was very informative & the guide was very informed on all the buildings. I would certainly stay in the Raeffllo again & highly recommend it. They were helpful w/directions & info. The Lobby is small, but adequate & there being no restaurant was not a problem for us as there are plenty of nearyby places to enjoy a good reasonable meal or an expensive one. They have fitness room but we were too tired to utilize it.