Sophisticated(sometimes shabby) in Great Location
Posted Sep 6, 2016 on Expedia
All of the staff was very welcoming, friendly and willing to assist with our requests and questions about the city. The hotel is located close to Lincoln Park and within an easy walk to the Magnificent Mile, and good restaurants/clubs, but also far enough away that you are surrounded by hundreds of people. However, a drawback to this is actually late-night dining. We arrived near midnight from CA and found very few options that were not also busy pubs/clubs.The location feels sort of like the upper east side of NY with beautiful homes (few other hotels seemed to be nearby unlike downtown).
The lobby of the hotel is beautiful and constantly dimly lit. If feels like something out of The Great Gatsby with seemingly original features left from the past like mail chutes and older elevators.
The room was a good size, we had a corner unit so the light in the morning was amazing, and the bed was comfy. At first glance it's a beautiful room. However, after being there you start to see it isn't in great shape. Some problem areas were:
- thin carpet with several large stains from water and (possibly) bleach.
- bathroom was (strangely) unnecessarily large, oddly set and sparse. Bathroom seemed more like something you would find in 2 star chain motels.
- a few small-ish holes in the comforter
- VERY little storage if you want to unpack
While none of the problems were big enough for us to complain about as we spent very little time in the room, I would have expected more for the stars.