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“Small doesn't matter.”
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Inn of Chicago
Ranked #138 of 188 Hotels in Chicago
Maynard, Massachusetts
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“Small doesn't matter.”
Reviewed 23 April 2012

Booked this hotel through lastminutetravel.com. Got a great price for two nights. Hotel was in a great area of Chicago. Within walking distance to the Navy Pier and shops on Michigan Ave. It is about a 10 minute walk to the train station if you are looking to head to a Cubs or ChiSox game. The room was basic but very clean. If you like to work out, the gym on the third floor was perfect. They had free weights and a few treadmills. I would definitely stay here again. BUT BEWARE OF THE CRAZY PARKING PRICES IN CHICAGO.

Room Tip: The basic rooms are small. If you have a choice, book a suite. It might be worth it.
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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St. Louis, MO
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Reviewed 19 April 2012

I have stayed at the Inn of Chicago many times. The rooms are nothing extraordinary. They are small with no extra ammenities. (Not even free wi-fi.) The place is not expensive and I think reasonable for what is offered. The walls are a bit thin so be prepared to hear everything going on in the next room. The hotel is in the perfect place, walking distance to shopping and even Navy Pier if you want to walk a little farther. There are a bunch of good restaurants nearby. After a long day out walking around or even a long day at the office the martinis at the Inn Bar are a welcome treat.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with friends
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KokuaHospitality, Guest Services at Inn of Chicago, responded to this review, 7 May 2012
Dear LifeofLauren2,
Thank you for your continued loyalty to the Inn of Chicago. We are glad to hear that you felt our location and accommodations are worth the value you paid. It would be great to exceed your expectations upon your next stay.
Best,
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East bay, CA
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Reviewed 18 April 2012

New, modern, but small rooms....surprisingly so. Easy to use check-in kiosk for airport in hotel check-in lobby...Lavazza coffee next door...convenient to MM.....

Not great deal, but fair for location....can be spotted from Hancock T!

Stayed May 2011, travelled solo
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L.A.
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Reviewed 12 April 2012

Booked here for the excellent location downtown. You're right in the heart of the hotel district and somewhat near the subway and very close to bus stops. I'll say that we enjoyed our stay but there were some things that took away from the experience of a four night residence.
The biggest issue is the walls are too thin, we could hear our neighbors having loud conversation constantly (luckily they only arrived our last nights stay) and the service employees are quite loud in the morning (we came from the west coast so we needed to sleep in). The rooms are small, I'll call them cozy but we did find that two to a room is quite full with bags and other miscellaneous stuff. The room windows don't open which usually I don't mind but since the A/C-Heater unit is old I would've liked some fresh crisp air from our 20th floor perch. An air vent in the bathroom is good but not when it's loud and covered in dust. Bed was comfortable but lacked support, the mattress probably needs replacing or at least a monthly flipping.
On the positive side the lobby staff are helpful and professional; we got answers and assistance whenever we needed it. The lobby area is a nice hangout and adjoined next door
to a Lavazza cafe which was crucial to getting our day on the go! The elevators work fast and there are three which helps with rush hour. The hotel bar is a pleasant area and we got our drinks fast and strong, with an easygoing bartender. The roof terrace affords nice views but only offers services in the warm months. The A/C-Heater unit while old did work well. Shower was adequate with plenty of hot water for both of us even on such a packed floor.
We got lucky with the weather so the hotel was a great starting point for walks near the river and across downtown. There are some good restaurants located nearby and not too far with a little bit of footwork. If you can get a deal to stay here it's a good bet for a night or two.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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KokuaHospitality, Guest Services at Inn of Chicago, responded to this review, 20 April 2012
Dear shocktop,
Thank you for sharing your candid feedback with us. We apologize that you were subjected to loud neighbors on the last night of your stay. We completely sympathize and also regret to learn that our housekeeping staff was apparently noisy during the morning hours. In regards to the mattress and bathroom vent, we will address these items with the appropriate departments and appreciate your honest feedback. We hope to be able to better serve you in the future when you return to Chicago.
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Oak Harbor, Washington
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Reviewed 10 April 2012

Our room was simple, very basic bathroom, bedroom. No fancy bedding or ammenities. But can't complain, it was a good value and we enjoyed our stay.
There was a group of loud guests that woke me in the middle of the night talking outside my room when they were returning for the night, but once they entered their room, I didn't hear them again.
Might want to consider parking at a train station and taking the train into Chicago to stay here. All the parking garages around there are 44 dollars a day, adds up quick! I felt like I rented a hotel room for my car when I paid for parking!

  • Stayed April 2012
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Additional Information about Inn of Chicago

Property: Inn of Chicago
Address: 162 East Ohio Street, Chicago, IL 60611-3105 (Formerly Inn of Chicago Magnificent Mile, an Ascend Collection hotel)
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Region: United States > Illinois > Chicago > Magnificent Mile , Near North Side
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #138 of 188 Hotels in Chicago
Price range (per night): ₹ 7,526 - ₹ 23,096
Hotel Class:3 star — Inn of Chicago 3*
Number of rooms: 359
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Experience the essence of the Windy City, without the high price, at the Inn of Chicago. Just a half-block from the famed Magnificent Mile - where the city's best shopping, dining, and nightlife can be found. We offer a reasonably affordable alternative to the more expensive Chicago boutique hotels. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
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