I don't want to be mean, but this place was just so odd and irritating that it moved me to write my first ever Trip Advisor review!
It's supposedly some kind of athletic club, tho I didn't get it...and Sunday - the one day we actaully planned to use the gym - it was CLOSED! What is that?! And what's the deal with the dress code? This place is not anywhere near fancy-schmancy enough to warrant a dress code. Puh-lease!
And as a woman, I found the room's bathroom quite irritating - there was no place to put my stuff! Even tho the room was relatively large, it had a pedestal sink that was just slanted enough that nothing stayed. And so they had a little glass slef - except that was slanted, too - everything rolled off! And the toilet was next to sink, but since there was no seat cover, I couldn't really put stuff there either, for fear of falling into (public) toilet - ew! But hey - thanks for the magnifying mirror at hip height, even though there was no chair in site (odd)!
Also, the concierge desk seemed to be staffed with people who didn't know the area? Really?
Location: is was reasonably close to points of interest, but the exact block it was on was slightly scary and rundown.
On the plus side, the bed was comfy enough, and they had extra pillows in the room.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Enjoy the charm and magnificence of Chicago from the comfort of The Standard Club. Established in 1869, the Club’s current location, near the financial and cultural districts of downtown Chicago, is in close proximity to many area attractions. The historic clubhouse features sixty overnight guest rooms and suites, athletic facilities complete with indoor lap pool and whirlpool, as well as various elegant dining options. Luxurious accommodations offer our guests the comforts of a small, private hotel with the vast array of amenities today’ business and leisure travelers expect. Renowned for its food and service, The Standard Club features an exquisite dining room in addition to our Grand Ballroom and various multi-purpose private banquet facilities. Our Business Center provides guests with access to a fully-equipped business office during their stay. All of these amenities and services are available to our guests. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The Standard Club Hotel Chicago