This hotel is located on N. Clark and Huron which is convenient and quiet. What lured me was the hype about this being a green hotel. Uh, I didn't see it. They did not ask guests whether linens needed to be laundered each day. There were no separate bins to recycle and no instructions about it.
Since this is a hip party hotel for the "20 somethings", they rock all night on weekends but the hotel security does ask them to pipe down after 10:30PM. Otherwise, the staff is kind but not terribly helpful.
I asked to be placed away from the pop and ice machines. That didn't happen.
I had to request an extra blanket three times before I got one.
The desk lamps give off a quarter's diameter of light. Literally. I couldn't read at my desk. I was told that this was "green" but it worked like a pen light or flash light. However, it could be that the new generation only uses Kindles, Iphones, Ipads and lap tops. They literally had no traditional desk lamp on the premises.
Speaking of Iphones, there were no phone books in the room. Maybe they are now obsolete since younger generations obtain this data from their portable electronic media sources.
They did have a business center from which I obtained phone numbers and addresses.
Coffee is served in the lobby each morning.
So to get data or get awake, I had to leave my room which happened frequently and was not relaxing. Again, I am not sure that relaxation other than partying is the reason folks come to this hotel.
The rooms are very small which would have been okay except that the wooden base of the bed is designed to hit the guests in the shins. Guests in the business center were laughing about that as we hobbled to our guest computers.
It took me a half-hour to figure out that the dresser drawers were in the bed base. There is not alot of storage space in the room.
Bottom line, come here if you want to party and/or tote electronic media sources. Forget it if you need to work and you still use non-electronic media to read and write.
- 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