Nice enough, but will try something else next time
Posted Jan 29, 2016
I am not hard to please, nor do I have a ridiculous list of needs. Saying that to help level set this review. I stayed 2 nights, 3 days. The room shower had water rust down the metal fixtures in the shower. Outside of that it looked clean, just thought that it was strange since the bathroom appeared to be updated. The water did have a metal smell and taste to it. I didn't drink it, but it was noticeable the first night I brushed my teeth. I used bottled water after that. You may think that's just the way Chicago water smells, but I've been to Chicago plenty of times and it's not Chicago...it's the hotel.
The front desk was unprofessional or overwhelmed or stressed out (not sure which) the first 2 nights. You could tell just hearing them when waiting for your elevator. I was thankful I didn't really need to talk to them. However, the very last day of check out the guy at the desk was amazingly pleasant. So, just know you may get one or the other apparently. I didn't have issues to test the waters. I just check in and check out and hardly speak to hotel staff b/c I know they are busy and I don't really require much other than a clean room and towels.
Parking: If you were unfortunate enough to bring a car to Chicago, then either park your car farther away at a cheaper lot and take the train while you are there. Otherwise, they do offer $60 valet which includes in and out. I ended up parking it myself at the same lot they use right around the corner for $46/night.