I stayed with a friend for 2 nights so we booked 2 queen beds. The room was called 'contemporary', not sure why. The good: the location, there are lots of restaurants in the area and you are just off Michigan Ave., if that's why you're there. Quick walk or cab ride to most of Chicago's attractions. The beds were really comfortable and each bed had 4 pillows that were also nice. The hotel staff was nice and efficient, no problems checking in or out, and the doormen were helpful.
The bad - the bathroom is miniature and there is no vanity in the bathroom or outside. Quite a challenge for 2 ladies with makeup, hair dryers, etc. The bathroom also had no fan and got totally steamed up while showering making for damp clothes and a challenge to dry your hair. The room was showing it's age with slightly askew toilet paper holders, rust on the fixtures, stains on the carpet and ancient lamps. (Maybe they were the contemporary part?) The room and bathroom really felt like it could use a good scrubbing from top to bottom, not just a change of sheets and a quick wipe down. Not enough plugs for the modern age of gadgets. We had to unplug the clock and lamps to charge our phone and ipads and use our hair straighteners, etc. The in room a/c was noisy and drove me crazy when trying to sleep.
If it's the only place left for your price point (that's what happened with us), then it will do. But if you have a few choices, I'd pick someplace else.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Experience the essence of the Windy City, without the high price, at the Inn of Chicago. Just a half-block from the famed Magnificent Mile - where the city's best shopping, dining, and nightlife can be found. We offer a reasonably affordable alternative to the more expensive Chicago boutique hotels. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Inn Of Chicago Magnificent Mile, An Ascend Collection Hotel Hotel Chicago
- Hotel Chicago Magnificent Mile
- Magnificent Mile Hotel Chicago
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