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“Basic but in a good location” 3 of 5 bubbles
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Travelodge Hotel Downtown Chicago
Ranked #133 of 189 Hotels in Chicago
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
“Basic but in a good location”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2012

Stayed here with may aunt when we went to visit my brother in Cincinnati (cheaper to fly to Chicago and bus down to Cincy...go fig) in Sept of '10. Anyway we were visiting Chicago and picked this place for it's location to things and price. We got a good deal on a three night stay and I think I know why. This is an older building which seems to not have been updated for quite a while. The front desk was helpful in terms of addressing our concerns. Our first room was basic however it wreaked of cigarette smoke. Though the rooms are non-smoking it seems all the years of smoking are now embedded in the walls, ceiling, and carpet. We asked for another room which they did find for us. We got a slightly larger room with a kitchenette. The bathroom was nice and large since we got a handicap accessible room (this was good for my aunt). Though basic it was a nice step up from the first room.

The room contained 2 full sized beds which were OK, nothing special about them. Though the room was large it was facing the street so it was noisy at night till about 1am or so. after that it was OK. The AC was old and noisy so it did help drown out some of the noise but of you don't want any noise this may not be the place for you. I wold say around a 2 star hotel and that incudes the location as a plus. It is situated between the happenings of Magnificent Mile and the large number of museums towards the southern end of town. There is also a Red Line stop a couple of blocks away for getting around.

There are other hotels in the area which may be nicer and perhaps only slightly more so do our homework and compare for your intended travel dates and you could be in for a very pleasant stay.

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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with family
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2012

We usually make the Travelodge our first stay whenever we want to be in The City. It's inexpensive and located across the street from Grant Park, and within walking distance of The Chicago Museum of Art, The Field Museum and Shedd Aquarium. The Red Line Harrison Station is only two blocks away. Our first room was small and dusty. We were happily upgraded to a larger double kitchenette at no extra cost! It's not fancy, yet you do get just a bit more for your buck. The free WiFi , location just off Michigan Avenue, access to food stores, and public transportation, are major bonuses. If push comes to shove there are better hotels right across the street!

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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2012

As my first visit to Chicago and being a poor college student...I resorted to this hotel. If only I knew..I would have paid 1 million more dollars to go anywhere else. A park bench is cleaner and more safe. I got scabies (not knowing) thinking I just had a temporary itch...It turned into a 5 month HORROR FEAST of itching. EXCRUCIATING. DON'T GO HERE. I AM SERIOUS. YOU WILL GET SOMETHING..IF NOT SCABIES..BED BUGS..OR SOME DISEASE.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled solo
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2012

This was one of the worst hotels I've ever stayed in. Dirty, 20 years overdue for remodeling, small room, poor service and elevator ride was a scarey experience. They initially checked me into a room with someone else in it and as I waited at the front desk to get a new room there were several other guests behind me that had the same issue.

The shower was coated in someone elses hair and the chair in the room looked like it hadn't been cleaned in 10 years. Old single pain windows on cold windy Chicago night didn't make for a good nights sleep.

I asked for an iron to be delived to my room three times and it never came.

Would recommend staying anywhere else but here.

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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled on business
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank michael c
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2012

I stayed here with a friend during a visit in December 2011. There's no doubt the hotel is well located, it's a short distance from Michigan Avenue, the main Chicago shopping street.
When we arrived, we spent around 15 minutes just chatting to the chap on reception and the bell boy about various things, mainly sport! All the staff are very friendly and helpful, our room safe broke at one point and they couldn't do enough to help fix it straight away.
However the standard of the rooms could be slightly better, they just look a little tired.
The walls & furniture look like they need updating to keep up with the competition and the bathroom was freezing. There was no source of heat to it that we could find and the window just let the icy draught right in even when shut (it wouldn't open).
So you had to be very quick when using the bathroom!
I'd say if Travelodge spent a bit of money updating this hotel and making the bathrooms a bit more 'user friendly' it would be a 4 or 5 star rating for sure.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Travelodge Hotel Downtown Chicago

Property: Travelodge Hotel Downtown Chicago
Address: 65 E Harrison St, Wabash St & Harrison St, Chicago, IL 60605-1614
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Region: United States > Illinois > Chicago > Downtown / The Loop
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #133 of 189 Hotels in Chicago
Price range (per night): ₹ 5,176 - ₹ 14,303
Hotel Class:2 star — Travelodge Hotel Downtown Chicago 2*
Number of rooms: 233
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