Chicago Journals

Southwest Chicago

A March 2001 trip to Chicago by Steve S.

Quote: The Southwest suburban side of Chicago can be an inviting alternative to the hustle and bustle of downtown. With great hotels and fine restaurants and a more relaxed atmosphere, next time you make a trip to Chicago think about staying in the suburbs.

Southwest Chicago

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Overview

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The best part of being in this portion of the city which includes some of Chicago's nicer suburbs (Downer's Grove, Lombard, Oakwood, etc.), is a great alternative to the business of downtown. If visiting as a tourist, you can't beat staying on the lakefront and close in proximity to the Art Institute, the Field Museum, the Museum of Science and Industry and all the popular Chicago stops, but if you're looking for a bit of quiet and a nice hotel that also comes with a better price tag, then moving out of the city a bit can be a wonderful alternative. I find this area of the city in particular to be an inviting option as hotels and restaurants are plentiful and there's still quite a bit to do and see....Read More

Amerisuites

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Hotel

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As you step into the lobby of the Amerisuites Lombard, you''ll realize that you have stepped into the lobby of an upscale hotel at an affordable price. Decorated with wood paneling and having a cozy living room type feel, the lobby itself is welcoming to a weary traveler. When you reach your room (suite) you''ll recognize that the hotel chain''s mantra of "an affordable all suites hotel" is exactly that. For slightly over $100 per night and offering great business rates below that, you''ll find a two room suite complete with kitchenette that is spacious and very clean. For the business traveler, the suites are equipped with a desk and high speed Internet access. For the leisure traveler a nice si...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 30, 2001

Amerisuites
2340 Fountain Square Drive
Lombard, Illinois 60148
630-932-6501

Ritz-Carlton Dining Room

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Restaurant | "The Weber Grill Restaurant"

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We have all grown up with the experience of the Weber corporation's backyard kettle grills, but now is your chance to experience fine dining cooked on charcoal grills by Weber's very own chefs. As you near the entrance the very large Weber grill parked in front will remind you exactly what they're known for. When you enter the front doors, you'll find a restaurant reminiscent of a very classy hunting lodge dining room. With wood paneling and vaulted ceilings and leather chairs and booths, the restaurant has a very warm inviting feeling. For a touch of humor, take a look around and notice the artwork that chronicles the barbecue grills place in American culture. From cartoons to photos, the art in...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 30, 2001

Ritz-Carlton Dining Room
160 East Pearson Street
Chicago, Illinois 60611
(312) 266-1000

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If shopping for a college and looking for a small town feel with big city opportunities, look no further than Midwestern University. Located in suburban Chicago, in Downer's Grove to be precise, you'll find a campus that specializes in health sciences and almost exclusively graduate programs. Founded in 1991, the University graduated it's first class in 1995 and has continued to grow and prosper ever since. The University's strong reputation is a result of a host of new modern facilities and having recruited a strong faculty. As you explore this campus, you'll notice that the architecture is modern, a result of being founded in the early 90's. If you're a student, you'll notice that the laborator...Read More