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“Be warned: Tiny Rooms”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Hotel Felix

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Hotel Felix
Ranked #118 of 187 Hotels in Chicago
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“Be warned: Tiny Rooms”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2012

The lobby of the hotel is very cool and the location is nice (somewhat off the main drag, exposing you to the less touristy areas). However the rooms are so small! It was fine for a one-night business trip with one guest, but I can't imagine spending a weekend in the city and having to come back to this room every night. It's sparse to say the least. The bathroom sink (while modern) is so small you can barely fit both hands underneath to wash your hands! That being said, the rates are usually cheaper than other hotels in the area and the place was clean.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled on business
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georgejordan, General Manager at Hotel Felix, responded to this review, 25 May 2012
Thank you for your review following your recent stay with us. We're happy to hear you enjoyed our chic decor and convenient location. In regards to the size of our rooms, while cozy in nature, we're proud of our eco-friendly efforts. Thank you and we hope to see you again soon! Have a great day.
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2012

We enjoyed our stay at the Felix. The location and amenities were amazing. But, be warned the rooms are as tiny as they look online. This was not an issue for us, as we were so busy out sightseeing & dining that all we did was use the room for peaceful sleep.
We will return.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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georgejordan, General Manager at Hotel Felix, responded to this review, 3 May 2012
Thank you for your review following your visit. We're so happy to hear you enjoyed your stay, our convenient location and high quality amenities. We hope to see you again soon, have a great day!
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2012

Booked the room through Hotwire for a wedding in downtown Chicago. Price per night was $100 less than what people were paying at the wedding hotel (Sofitel) and the location was perfect. Nice restaurant in the lobby. That being said, the room was incredibly small. It was, maybe, 60% the size of other hotel rooms that I've stayed in with the queen size bed taking up half of the living space. Pretty tight for two people trying to get ready for a wedding. Also, it's a "green" property which seemed to translate to a low flow shower head...the kind that leaves you still feeling dirty after you get done. Also, the iron in the room had gunk on it that went unnoticed until it had stained my brand new shirt. In the end, I'd never pay full price for this hotel but it was ok for the price and location.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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georgejordan, General Manager at Hotel Felix, responded to this review, 2 May 2012
Thank you for your review following your stay with us. We're thrilled you enjoyed our prime location in the heart of downtown Chicago and Elate Restaurant, the organic eatery adjacent to the hotel. While our rooms are cozy in nature, we're proud of our eco-friendly efforts. Thank you again and we hope to see you again soon.
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2012

Stayed here for 3 nights and was glad all I had time to do was sleep in the room because I might have gone crazy. The room was ridiculously small for 1 person, the location was good, bathroom was OK, my drain kept clogging and housekeeping left the floor really wet. My "neighbors" were really loud at night so I had to keep my iPod in to get some sleep. I would suggest another Chicago hotel over this one if you're traveling to Chicago. If you're just staying for business (sleeping/showering) it get's the job done.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled on business
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georgejordan, General Manager at Hotel Felix, responded to this review, 2 May 2012
Thank you for your review following your stay. While our rooms are cozy in nature,we're proud of our eco-friendly amenities and efforts. Regarding the issue with housekeeping, we will look into the situation and conduct remedial training as necessary. Regarding the noise level, we encourage our guests to communicate any concerns with us and we'll do our best to remedy the situation. Thank you again and we hope to see you again soon. Have a wonderful day!
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2012

The Hotel Felix is nicely refurbished from a seedy old joint of some ill repute and ample history. The rooms are small, at least ours were, but the location is great, especially if you're CTA--bound and enjoying Chicago's neighbourhoods. The rooms were quiet, but a little too sterile in their modernity. And maybe for a younger crowd they're just fantastic, but it all felt too much like a downtown Tokyo businessman's mausoleotel you see on PBS travel shows. This is the city of big shoulders, after all, and mine had to go sideways too often to really please me. They did have some sort of a bluebox for recyclables, and a method to indicate whether to change, or not, the bedding. The restaurant downstairs was nice, but there was no bucket of eggs or such at our breakfast. The lobby bar was more fun and endearing to our guests.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with friends
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georgejordan, General Manager at Hotel Felix, responded to this review, 30 April 2012
Thank you for your recent review and for staying with us while in the Windy City. While our rooms are cozy in nature we're proud of our environmental efforts and amenities. We're happy to hear you enjoyed Elate, the organic restaurant adjacent to our hotel, and our fun and energetic lobby bar. Thanks again and we hope to see you again soon!
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Additional Information about Hotel Felix

Property: 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
#32 Spa Hotel in Chicago
#67 Luxury Hotel in Chicago
Price range (per night): ₹ 7,844 - ₹ 31,700
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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