Stayed March 2012. Other reviewers have written long narratives so I'll cut to the high points:
-- Fair location (about 4 blocks from Michigan)
-- Comfortable bed
-- Relatively low cost
-- Free WiFi
-- Small rooms as noted (about half the size of a typical two queen, or a bit smaller)
-- Sink slow-running and shallow (wind up dipping your hands in the pool of runoff water)
-- Low price tends to attract obnoxious younger guests (several groups of drunk kids who looked barely old enough to be drinking in the first place)
-- Thin walls so you can easily hear said neighbors running through the halls or yelling at 2 am
-- $42 parking charge
I chose Hotel Felix for a short stay because of the low listed price given the location, but the parking charge cuts down on the difference between other hotels in the area. The room size didn't bother me since (as another reviewer said) I didn't come here to stay in my room, but don't fool yourself -- you're not getting a luxury hotel at a bargain price. The management seems to put a lot of effort into things that don't really affect the quality of the stay -- LEED certification (gets them a tax break but not clear what it does for the customer), trendy wallpaper and mirrors, and the amusing management response to *every comment* on the thread, transparently fluffing themselves and attempting to defuse any criticism, even if legitimate. Dear management, it's great that you're reviewing feedback, but if you really care about your customers, show them by taking care of them while they're staying with you.
In sum, it's a fair option for one person or a couple who just need a place to crash, especially if you're on a budget, but next time I'll pay the difference for more space and attention.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 4-star boutique luxury hotel in hip River North district, steps to Mag Mile / Galleries / Clubs. Sophisticated Accommodations; Relaxed Rates. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Felix Hotel Chicago