My wife booked a room with two queen beds for a two night stay through HIE's website.The location was further from downtown than we wanted but we chose this since parking was free and it was located off I-290. The hotel's website said there is shuttle service to O'Hare and also to the blue line of the "L" into Chicago. We did not use the shuttle.
Check-in took longer than usual because the hotel was full the night before. This was not a big issue but we were told that instead of a room with two queen beds we were put in a mini suite with a king bed and a hide-a-bed. The front desk person said when my wife made the reservation on the website we agreed to whatever room was available. The road warriors may be aware of this but my wife wasn't. The hotel was full so she could not put us in another room. The mini suite wasn't bad but the the mattress in the hide-a-bed was thin and uncomfortable for my daughter to sleep on.
The selection for breakfast was good, the staff was busy restocking the counters both days we were there. The breakfast area was partitioned off from the main lobby which is my preference. The hot tub has a layer of foam the first day we arrived but was clean the next morning. The exercise area and pool is small. Wi-fi download 10 Mbps, upload 1.5 Mbps and was stable for me to login to my office.
Getting on I-290 was easy on the weekend but took longer during the weekdays. I gave this review a three star because of the hide-a-bed and hot tub issue. There is a Target, restaurants and a Skeecher's shoe outlet within walking distance.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located minutes from Downtown Chicago along I-290, our new Holiday Inn Express & Suites Chicago Airport West - O Hare is near some of the nation s top companies, including Westbrook Corporate Center, Actuant, SAP, Navistar, Ace Hardware and Loyola Medical Center, and with easy access to Chicago s main highways, including I-88, I-294, and I-355.Situated in suburban Chicago, our hotel is an ideal location for travelers visiting nearby attractions such as Yorktown Mall, Oakbrook Mall, Drury Lane Theatre, Oakbrook Terrace, and downtown Chicago. Chicago s O Hare International Airport is (ORD) 6 miles and Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW) is 15 miles from the hotel.All rates include our daily hot Express Start Breakfast. Our hotel guest rooms include 32' flat panel HDTVs and free wired and wireless HSIA while our suites include microwaves, refrigerators and sofa sleepers. To make your stay more relaxed and comfortable enjoy our state-of-the-art fitness center and indoor heated pool. Stay connected in our 24-hour business center. Families can enjoy the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Chicago Airport West - O Hare s easy access to many Chicago attractions such as Brookfield Zoo, Wrigley Field, U.S. Cellular Field, Soldier Field, United Center, Field Musuem, Navy Pier and the Magnificent Mile by car or by Chicago s public transportation system. ... more less
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