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“Great affordable hotel In downtown Chicago”
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Hotel Felix
Ranked #121 of 192 Hotels in Chicago
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Reviewed 31 March 2012

We got this hotel on Priceline for an 85 dollar bid - we didnt know what to expect but we were happily surprised. The hotel was very nice and they upgraded us to a king size room no problem. The location was perfect and we walked mostly everywhere (Mag Mile, Yolk restaurant, Samba sushi) Great times. The doorman were fantastic. The valet was a bit needy on the tips bothering me about a tip I gave the doorman. The frontdesk was nice but not as enthusiastic as the doorman when you come "home". all in all a great gamble and a fun hotel nice, clean, and in a great location. ( I was annoyed at a late night noise from the lobby and when I called the front desk they took care of it. So no harm no foul.)

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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georgejordan, General Manager at Hotel Felix, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2012

Thank you for your recent review of our hotel and for staying with us while in Chicago. We're thrilled you appreciate our wonderful doormen and fantastic location. Regarding the issue you raised with the valet, we're looking into the issue and conducting remedial training as necessary. Thank you again and we hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed 27 March 2012

We recently stayed at the Hotel Felix with my wife and two small children for a 4 day trip to Chicago. We ended up with the hotel after Pricline accepted a bid for $85.00 dollars a night during the week in March. The hotel is located downtown near, Michigan Ave, and the shopping district. Its only about a 5 block walk to shopping and eating on Michigan Ave. The area around the hotel is loaded with places to eat for families and business professionals. The Hotel has within a 2 block area, Whole Foods, Walgreens, 7 Eleven, Rain Forrest Cafe, Gitos East (Pizza), McDonalds (coolest McDonalds I've ever been in 2-stories with escalators), Chop House, and Hard Rock Cafe, and Hotdog and pasta chains. All of these places are within a 5-8 minute walk. Its just a Great area. The Hotel was very nice, new and clean. The staff was very friendly and getting a cab easy. We never heard another person in the hotel trhough the walls and the rooms and hotel were very clean. The only two drawback were the rooms are small (no fridge) and their is a church mission near by for homeless to eat for free. I would stay in this hotel again and felt very safe in the area. Great Hotel.

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled with family
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georgejordan, General Manager at Hotel Felix, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2012

Thank you for your review following your stay in Chicago. We're thrilled you, your wife and two children stayed with us for your 4 day trip. We're so happy to hear you enjoyed our prime location in the heart of downtown Chicago, near the city's finest shopping, attractions and restaurants. We're also very happy to hear you enjoyed our outstanding staff and clean, sleek rooms. We hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed 26 March 2012

Pros- very clean
nicely decorated (contemporary)
friendly staff
comfortable bed

Cons- very small rooms (smallest I've ever had in a hotel. Kept banging knee on bed corner)
no pool or hot tub
about a 6 block walk from Mich Ave (not extremely far, but far enough)
no coffee maker or fridge in room (however, front desk did offer free coffee)
very shallow sinks in bathroom which made it difficult to use
shower only in room (no tub)

Our overall experience of this hotel was very average. We were surprised it was a 4 star rating. We will most likely not stay at Hotel Felix ever again due to the distance from Mich Ave, the extremely small rooms, and the lack of pool/hot tub.

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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georgejordan, General Manager at Hotel Felix, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2012

Thank you for your review following your stay with us at Hotel Felix. We're so happy to hear you enjoyed our chic, modern decor, outstanding staff and comfortable bedding. In regards to the size of the room, we pride ourselves on our eco-friendly standards. Regarding the coffee in rooms, we offer complimentary Metropolis organic local coffee and teas each morning in the lobby. Thank you again and have a great day.

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Reviewed 25 March 2012

Had stayed here before, both times on priceline/hotwire hidden deals, and both times have been left with the same impression: it's a nice hotel but wow, are the rooms small. I actually banged my leg on the bed trying to walk around it because there was so little space between it and the wall. Other than that, everything was fine: nicely decorated, comfortable bed, pretty good restaurant, great service. A little annoyed that we had to pay $3 for wine glasses and a corkscrew from room service, but at least they came quickly. If you don't mind extra small, "boutique" style room (ie plan on going out more than staying in and working), the amenities are nice and the location, while not on Michigan Ave itself, is great.

Room Tip: King rooms are claustrophobic, get two doubles for a little more space.
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  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled on business
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georgejordan, General Manager at Hotel Felix, responded to this reviewResponded 27 March 2012

Thank you for your recent review following your stay with us. We're happy you enjoyed our chic, modern decor, comfy beds and wonderful location in the heart of downtown Chicago. While our rooms are cozy in nature, we're proud of our eco-friendly efforts and standards. We hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed 22 March 2012

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georgejordan, General Manager at Hotel Felix, responded to this reviewResponded 27 March 2012

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Reviewed 19 March 2012

Look, I have stayed in my fair share of hotels, and Hotel Felix is pretty nice. Bid appropriately on Priceline and if you end up there, then you should be happy enough.

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled solo
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georgejordan, General Manager at Hotel Felix, responded to this reviewResponded 27 March 2012

Thank you for your review following your stay with us. We're glad you enjoyed your time at Hotel Felix and we hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed 16 March 2012

Oh boy,
Unfortunately my family and I were placed at this hotel as a result of a priceline bid for a 4 star, this hotel is anything but a 4star. I'll reiterate the sentiment from other travellers here...the queen rooms are microscopic. My 6 year old son who has had a fair share of nights in hotels, as we travel fairly often, upon untering the room said ..."mom this room is ridiculous"..lol. hmmm (I wonder if he could spell ridiculous)
Simply getting from the bathroom to the bed involved thought so that you didn't knock your leg on the hard wooden frame of the bed, which we each did a couple of times. Requesting a different room was to no avail as the front desk staff informed us that they were fully booked (definitely believable as it was flower show weekend in Chicago), they were however willing to show another queen room, that unbelievably was smaller than the one we were in. I think my chuckle and expression conveyed the "ridiculousness" of the space and the hotel clerk informed me that this was a boutique hotel. As if to say the definition of a boutique hotel is one with very small rooms.
During our short one night stay, one of the maintenance staff tried to enter the room and then immediately apologized saying that she though that the room was unoccupied, later on that evening, closet hangars were brought to us when we didnt request them. The hubby and I had a good laugh...murphys law. The one service caveat was the doorman... excellent excellent excellent... he always seemed to appear out of nowhere to get the door or offer up a cab
Now on to the goodies:
The location is about 5 blocks west of Michigan avenue, so not in the heart of the shopping district but close enough if you dont mind the walk.
If you have children, Rainforest Cafe, McDonalds and a the super reasonable Barnelli's Pasta Place is within a couple of blocks south of the hotel. A couple blocks north of the hotel there is an "outside" parking lot that was less expensive than hotel parking.
There are restaurants everywhere on every corner near this hotel so, lots to eat. The hotel also had a restaurant that we did not really have an opportunity to try, so no comments there.

Anyway, for the business no-frills traveller or the crash and dash-budget conscious single... this could be your place (if the price is right). Not a place I would recommend for families, I'd look first towards Michigan Ave. 4 star hotels as on the non-event weekends rates are sometimes less than $100 per night.

Room Tip: Try to get a King room, I hear they are "bigger"
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  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Hotel Felix

Address: 111 W Huron St, Chicago, IL 60654-8706
Region: United States > Illinois > Chicago
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#8 Green Hotel in Chicago
#29 Spa Hotel in Chicago
#69 Luxury Hotel in Chicago
Price Range: $108 - $393 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Felix 4*
Number of rooms: 225
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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