Chicago Journals

Is Chicago? Is not Chicago?

An October 2003 trip to Chicago by oogabooga

Conrad Chicago Photo, Chicago, Illinois More Photos
Quote: A simple explanation--everything in life either IS chicago or it is NOT Chicago. For example, the Cubs ARE chicago. The Lincoln Monument clearly is NOT Chicago. Come explore.

Conrad Chicago

Hotel | "Le Meridien"

Conrad Chicago Photo, Chicago, Illinois
Absolutely elegant hotel. The most spacious hotel suite I have ever had in a major city. Attentive, caring staff. Excellent health club with a view overlooking the west of the city and O’Hare airport.

A room decorated in Merlot and Metal. Very French. Gigantic bathroom with marble bathtub and clear glass shower. Very similar to the Sofitel, but, in my opinion, slightly better.

Extremely expensive parking, but this IS Chicago. Conveniently located above the shops of N. Michigan Ave. mall. Walking distance to everything but Detroit.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on December 6, 2003

Conrad Chicago
Chicago, Illinois 60611

W Chicago Lakeshore

Hotel | "W Chicago-Lakeshore"

W Chicago Lakeshore Photo, Chicago, Illinois
The W Lakeshore is too trendy for you. It does not matter who "you" is. Whether fashion model, millionaire producer or bricklayer, the staff of the W will go as far as they can to inform you that YOU are clearly not cool enough for their standards. That being said. Nice beds. Lots of really beautiful people who will ignore you at the two bars that you will wish you were able to get into those nice beds. You won't be able to. The hotel bouncers will laugh at you. Interesting open washroom concept that actually allows you to fling your feces from across the room into the waiting toilet bowl on the other side. If that's your kind of thing. The location of this hotel is unique; however, it is...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on December 6, 2003

W Chicago Lakeshore
644 N. Lake Shore Dr.
Chicago, Illinois 60611