"Very nice, will stay again. Good location not far from the Mile. " More

By a verified traveler on Fri 27 Oct 2017

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Hotel Description

At Chicago South Loop Hotel you'll be 1.4 km (0.8 mi) from McCormick Place and 2.7 km (1.7 mi) from Guaranteed Rate Field. Highlights at this hotel include in-room free WiFi, free Internet, and LCD TVs.

Satellite TV, coffee/tea makers, and free weekday newspapers are featured in all 232 rooms. You'll find nice touches like soaking tubs, slippers, and free toiletries to enhance your stay. Additionally, refrigerators, hair dryers, and phones are available.

The hotel's own bar/lounge is a nice place to enjoy a drink. 2500 square feet (232 square meters) of event facilities include 2 meeting rooms and conference space, and other business amenities include a 24-hour business center. Added amenities include free WiFi in public areas, a fitness center, and a coffee shop/café. There's also the convenience of free self parking.

This 3-star Bronzeville hotel is 2.9 km (1.8 mi) from Soldier Field and 4 km (2.5 mi) from Art Institute of Chicago.

Chicago South Loop Hotel ratings based on 75 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.9 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0
5 out of 5
Very nice, will stay again. Good location not far from the Mile.

Posted by on Oct 27, 2017

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Nov 13, 2017 by Zeke

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us, it is greatly appreciated. I hope to see you back soon.

2 out of 5

Dirty hotel no where near the loop

The hotel is 1/2 a mile from the green line and a full mile to the red line. The hotel was dirty including the "fresh" towels. Good luck on getting the room cleaned daily unless you are up at 9am - the maid service does not return once they have passed your room. The hotel ran out of pillows ... what hotel runs out of pillows? Don't trust the name of the hotel that it is close to the loop. It is NOT near ANYTHING!!!! No food, no convenience stores - nothing close by!! The vending machines were empty of product. Gift shop never opened the 5 days we were there.

Posted by , from Tampa, FL on Aug 13, 2017

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Sep 7, 2017 by Zeke

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us, it is greatly appreciated. I hope to see you back soon.

3 out of 5

Not in the best part of town well-maintained thou

Elevator was out on one day location was out of the city again staff was really polite rooms were relatively clean, the foyer entrance way had a strange chemical odor to it every time we entered and there's definitely no extras

Posted by , from y on Jun 4, 2017

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Jun 6, 2017 by Zeke

Dear JJ, Thank yo for taking the time to share your feedback with us, it is greatly appreciated. I would like to apologize for our elevator being out of order and the smell in the lobby. I hope to see you back soon and give us a second chance to make things right for you.

5 out of 5

Nice Hotel

Very nice and spacious room! I would stay here again.

Posted by on May 29, 2017

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May 31, 2017 by Zeke

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for sharing your feedback with us, it is greatly appreciated. I am glad you enjoyed our spacious rooms and I hope to see you back soon.

4 out of 5

Close to McCormick Place

Pros: The rooms are spacious and comfortable.
Cons: It would be a plus to be able to get some kind of breakfast here.
Location: As already noted, the hotel is near to McCormick place. Chinatown is also nearby.
I've stayed here several times while attending a conference at McCormick Place. It's within walking distance of the convention center - about 20 minutes. Plus it's more reasonably priced than other options.

Posted by , from Enon, OH on Jan 31, 2017

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Feb 7, 2017 by Thomas Schabow

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a wonderful 4-star rating. We are always glad to hear from our loyal guests and we look forward to seeing you on your next trip to Chicago.

4 out of 5


Enjoyed this low-key, unpretentious, clean, lovely, bright hotel. It is well-maintained, well-staffed, and welcoming, with a diverse guest population, friendly atmosphere, and knowledgeable staff. At first we were disappointed to find ourselves in the South Loop, which is not a cultural/tourist area, but it turned out well--refreshing and less expensive than being in the midst of the crowded North Loop/downtown area. Just be aware that it takes a bus or train or cab to get to those areas where the museums, Navy Pier, Millenial Park, etc. are, cultural attractions that can't be found in the south end of town. The hotel, however, is near Chinatown, which is worth seeing and has a lot of good restaurants, with very reasonable lunch specials. At first we were displeased to be away from the North end of town but in the end were actually glad. We would stay again and highly recommend this hotel, if the location works for you.

Posted by , from NYC on Jul 27, 2016

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by Thomas Schabow - Front Office & Marketing Manager

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a nice rating and some great feedback. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us even with the South Loop area being towards the South edge of downtown and not on the north end. We look forward to seeing you on your next trip to Chicago.

4 out of 5

Nice hotel. Very reasonable.

Rooms spacious and comfortable. Staff friendly and helpful. Only complaint-cafe not open on Monday.

Posted by on Jul 6, 2016

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Jul 10, 2016 by tk

Greetings, Thank you for taking the time to review our property. It is nice to hear you found our accommodations spacious and comfortable and found our staff friendly. That is what we like to hear! We apologize for any inconvenience you encountered for our cafe not being open on Monday. It is independently owned and operated and Mondays is the one day the proprietor closes the cafe. Thank you for your feedback and we hope you visit us again soon.

5 out of 5

Good location, would stay again.

Pros: See above.
Cons: Nothing
Location: See above
The positive reviews I checked before making the reservation were correct. This is a nice quiet well maintained hotel just out of the congestion of others close to downtown hotels. The staff was most helpful. Parking is a plus. Rooms were spacious and very clean. Mine appeared to be recently remodeled. Large bathroom. I will stay there again.

Posted by on Jun 2, 2016

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Jun 6, 2016 by Thomas

Thank you for leaving us a wonderful rating and detailed review!

4 out of 5

Big city experience with small town pricing

Pros: Beds were very comfortable. Staff is wonderful. Free secure parking. Free internet. Very quite hotel.
Cons: More attention to detail by maintenance and housekeeping as to whether something needs to be fixed and if a room has been cleaned.
If you have ever spent time in Chicago you know that paying for parking can cost a small fortune. So a hotel that is close to the downtown Chicago with free, secure parking and internet is a God sent. The hotel is very quite and clean. The staff is outstanding. Very friendly and helpful. Lots of parking available in both a secure and unsecured lot. A small coffee shop is located in the hotel. So why not a "5" star rating across the board? On our second night we couldn't get back into the room. It was 11:30 pm at night. So back down to the front desk for another set of keys. They also didn't work. So back down again. The clerk gave me some hard candy and a $10 gift certificate to Walgreens for our troubles. Very nice of her. Back up to the room, still couldn't get in. Back down to the front desk. Now security came back up with us and they couldn't get in either. Long story short, an hour later we got into the room to discover that it also hadn't been cleaned. Fresh towels and coffee for the morning were immediately provided and without asking a 40% discount was applied to the cost of the room for the day. Sometimes things go wrong but the staff worked very hard to make it right for us. I would definitely stay there again.

Posted by , from Saint Louis, MO on May 2, 2016

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May 6, 2016 by tk

Greetings Margaret, Thank you for your detailed description about your recent experience with us. I am sure it will be useful for potential guests. It is nice to hear you found our accommodations comfortable, staff friendly and complimentary parking of value. Should your travels bring you back to Chicago, we would love to have you as a guest again! Thank you for sharing your positive sentiments.

2 out of 5

Just say no ...

Upon arriving, the gentleman at the desk was very nice, gave us some information and our keys. We got into the room to find dirty, stained pillowcases and sheets, the elevator was broken so you had to use the service elevator with the cleaning staff's carts and the GARBAGE. Front desk guy told me to get to Navy Pier to take the bus that would pick us up across the street and the last stop was Navy Pier. We took his advice, and after an hour bus ride through the ghetto, we found out the bus did NOT go to Navy Pier at all. Then we had to get a different bus to get there and it took 2.5 hours. THEN my daughter left her glasses in the room. When we got home and I realized it, I called, they said they found them (they apparently weren't going to call me to tell me) and they would just charge my card the shipping cost to send them to me. Shipping cost according to FedEx was $11.57, they charged my card $44.97. NOT HAPPY.

Posted by , from Wisconsin on Apr 25, 2016

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May 20, 2016 by tk

Greetings Heather, Thank you for your review. It is disappointing to hear your experience with us was less than stellar. We apologize for any inconvenience you experienced with our lift being out of service. From your description of your travels on our city bus, it sounds like you stood on the wrong side of the street and took the bus going into the opposite direction. The 29 State Street bus' last stop heading north is definitely Navy Pier. When guest's provide their credit card information to have items shipped via FedEx, the hotel does not charge the guest. The information is provided directly to FedEx and they charge accordingly. Thank you for bringing these matters to our attention, so we can better serve our guests in the future.

About the Chicago South Loop Hotel

Location 11 W 26th Street, Chicago, IL 60616

Property Features

There's a coffee shop/café on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. A 24-hour business center and meeting rooms are available. A computer station is on site, and both WiFi and wired Internet are free in public spaces. Event space at this hotel measures 2500 square feet (232 square meters) and includes conference space. A fitness center, multilingual staff, and concierge services are also featured at the business-friendly Chicago South Loop Hotel. Limited free parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 3-star Chicago hotel.

  • 1 building
  • 232 guestrooms or units
  • 5 levels
  • 3 conference rooms
  • 2500 sq ft of conference space
  • 232 sq m of conference space
  • Built in 2008
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Business center (24 hours)
  • Conference space
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Beauty salon
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • ATM
  • Elevator
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Free WiFi
  • Refrigerator


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet


Free self parking , Free RV, bus, truck parking , Parking (limited spaces) , Free parking nearby


  • Airport: Chicago, IL (ORD-O'Hare Intl.) (34.4 km / 21.4 mi)
  • Train station: Chicago 35th Street-Lou Jones-Bronzeville Station (1.9 km / 1.2 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking and RV/bus/truck parking

Room Amenities

Chicago South Loop Hotel offers 232 air-conditioned accommodations with coffee/tea makers and complimentary weekday newspapers. 32-inch LCD televisions come with premium satellite channels. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations with deep soaking bathtubs, slippers, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and blackout drapes/curtains. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Deep soaking tub
  • HD television
  • Satellite channels
  • Premium channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Weekday newspapers (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Slippers
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include a fitness center.


If you need to make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when booking your stay.

  • Roll-in shower
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 1 AM
  • Minimum check-in age is 21


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.


  • No pets allowed


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed. The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cribs (infant beds) available


Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: USD 100.00 per stay

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

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