View of Chicago River from room. Great location.
Posted Jan 6, 2017
We were able to check in early at around 11am, which was great. Room was excellent with everything in good & clean condition. While the hotel was a short walk from Michigan Ave (as opposed to being on the Mag Miles), I thought the location was nevertheless excellent. We had a good view of the Chicago River from our window, as well as the upper part of the Hancock Building. The hotel was connected to the Ped Way system, through which we walked to Millennium Station without having to encounter the cold weather outside. The little food store in the hotel hobby appeared to open until quite late (no idea if it's 24/7), which we found to be convenient when we came back still hungry at past 1am. Also, for those interested in trying out Chicago-style deep dish pizza, Giordano's is within 5-minute walk -- be warned though, the line could be very long! We went in without reservation one day at around 7:30, and were told that the wait was 1 hour 45 minutes. Besides Giordano's, plenty of other food options around the hotel, including Flattop Grill (highly recommended). Also, I was rather pleased that the housekeeping staff did not start knock on our door as early as 10am on the day of check-out, unlike some other hotels we've stayed at (even with privacy-please sign on the door).