My company was attending a conference at McCormick Place and all the hotels in the city were completely booked, and we found Bridgeport when looking at surrounding areas. It really is a quaint B&B just outside the city, but a quick 10 min ride to downtown and the conference center. The area is not tourist friendly (meaning no shopping/dining places within walking distance). You will need to call a cab/uber to do anything, but short/cheap ride. They do provide shuttle service to the convention center. The rooms are dated, but keep in mind this is a historic building and business.
This place would be perfect for a family or a group of people looking to stay in the same "room". I had a two room suite that was very spacious. There was a small kitchen area, bedroom with 2 twin beds, medium hallway that led to the bathroom and the other bedroom that had a queen bed, a couple of reclining chairs and a t.v. There is plenty of space for a group of 4 people to share. Each bedroom (2) had it's own door.
The breakfast was AMAZING! If you stay there, you MUST try the french toast. French toast is one of my favorite breakfast items, so I have had my fair share over many, many years. This was by far the best french toast I have ever had! It was actual thick french bread slices, which I have never had as french toast. I typically drench mine in syrup, but didn't even need to add a drop. It was baked with (what I think) syrup, butter, and magic. The crust was crispy, and the inside was warm, soft, sweet deliciousness. If I was a local, I'd be a regular at the cafe.
If you want new, middle of the city, hip hotel - then this is not the place for you. If you're open minded, like a great deal, and don't mind a 10 min ride to city center, then you'll love it at Bridgeport. If you do book Bridgeport, get the french toast!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Above his legendary restaurant, Polo Cafe and Catering, chef-owner, and now innkeeper, Dave Samber continues to offer "something different...something wonderful!" in his spacious 2 and 3 bedroom Bridgeport-themed suites with private bath and complimentary parking, plus free shuttle service TO local trains and McCormick Place. You'll also be treated to Dave's scrumptious breakfasts and his weekend brunches: Bloody Mary Brunch on Saturday and HALLELUJAH!! Sing-along GOSPEL Brunch on Sunday. It's all part of their real Chicago Hospitality. ... more less
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