What is the appearance of the hotel? Check the entrance and reception
The hotel had the same design as the convention center.
There was a spacious area, and the front desk was in the far back. It was simple and modern, with a very comfortable atmosphere. The front staff worked swiftly and smoothly.
There were sofas and tables at the lobby. There was also a concierge desk.
Tourist information brochure placed in the lobby.
There was a touch panel guid in the lobby.
Guest room floor corridor.
View from the elevator hall.
What is the Twin Room like?
Guest room entrance door.
There was a full-length mirror on the left side of the room and a closet next to it. There is a bathroom across the closet.
The guest room was mainly white and modern, creating a cozy feeling. Sound proofing was good and I was able to stay in a very quiet environment. All the furnitures were clean and in good condition. The photographs and paintings with the motif of the building representing Chicago were decorated casually.
The beds was just right size,, height and hardness, so I was able to sleep comfortably.
The bedside table had a phone and an alarm clock.
Opposite the bed was a luggage stand, a TV, a desk and chairs.
The TV seen from the bed.
It was nice that there was a large desk, and I thought that it would be nice for people staying for business.
Next to the desk there was a chair.
The room had a large window. Because a solid blackout curtain was installed, I was able to make the room completely dark when going to sleep.
The view from the window was McCormick Place, but I could only see the exterior wall.
I could see Downtown Chicago in the far distance. I could see Michigan Lake too, but it was not the best view.
There was a sink right near the entrance.
There was a bathtub and a toilet on the right side of the wash basin.
The shower was fixed on the wall. The water pressure was strong enough.
The size of the bathtub was enough for one adult to lie down and was separated by a waterproof shower curtain.
Shampoo, conditioner, and body soap were prepared above the bathtub.
Under the sink were three types of towels. (bath towels, face towels and hand towels)
On the right side of the sink, were tissues, glasses and soap.
Amenities were prepared on the left side of the wash basin. There were body lotions, toothbrushes, combs and cotton swabs.
There was also a hair dryer under the sink.
Closet and safe
There was a closet.
In the closet there was an iron, ironing board, extra blankets, a luggage rack, a laundry bag, a cafe corner and a safe.
The safe the type that sets the 4-8 digit PIN.
Mini bar and cafe
There was a cafe corner in the closet. There was a coffee maker and instant coffee.
On the desk, there was an ice bucket and a 500ml water bottle water that was charged.
There was nothing in the refrigerator.
Restaurants and shops in the hotel
Dining options are “Sixes & Eights” which is an Asian restaurant, “Third Star” serving international cuisine, “Arc Bar” on the first floor, and a cafe and convenience store.
“Arc Bar” located on the first floor.
It was an casual American food.
Chicago’s famous buffalo wings.
Starbucks in the “Market.”
You can buy daily necessities and souvenirs at the “Market”.
They sold various kind of drinks.
Facilities in the hotel
There is a fitness center on the fourth floor, which is open 24 hours a day.
The fitness center also offers towels.
The fitness center has a locker room with a key and a shower room.
There was also a sauna in the locker room.
Next to he fitness center was an indoor pool.
Ice machines and vending machines were installed on each floor.
There was a laundry room on the 4th floor. There were four washing machines and four driers.
There was an exchange machine and a microwave next to it.
There is also a vending machine for detergents, so you do not have to bring your own.
Next to the front desk on the first floor, was a business center with computers.
Environment around the hotel
The hotel is located south of downtown. There are many new buildings in the area, and it is very beautiful. However, there are areas that are said to be dangerous, so I do not recommend walking alone at night. Some people walked from the hotel during the day to Lake Michigan. It is also directly connected to the railway station, and you can use the railway to reach downtown at 2-3 stations.
Staff and customer base
All of the staffs at the hotel were kind and polite, and I felt the hospitality suitable for a high class hotel. Everyone was well trained and professional.
With the hotel attached to McCormick Place, Chicago’s largest convention center, many business people and researchers attending the conference were staying here. Also, many people who were attending the Chicago marathon were staying as well.
From O’Hare airport it takes about 30 to 40 minutes by taxi. You can also take the train as well. There seemed to be no restaurant within walking distance. It is also located just south of downtown, near one corner of Chicago that is considered unsafe. Access to the main tourist spots is within a few minutes by car and it is very convenient. You can easily find taxis, and cars from the car dispatch service will come to the entrance.
Chicago Museum of Art.
I went to Chicago to participate in the Chicago Marathon. It was my first time, and I enjoyed my stay very much. The furniture of this simple modern hotel was the best for my taste and I was able to stay comfortably. In addition, the restaurant and the stalls are well stocked with products. It was nice to be able to walk to the Conference hall easily. For those who need to be at McCormick Place for business or academic purposes, I recommend staying at this hotel.