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Weekend in Chicago

A May 2012 trip to Chicago by tobert

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Hotel Monaco Chicago

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Hotel | "Amazing view, great location, great service!"

Hotel Monaco Chicago Photo, Chicago, Illinois
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We had a great stay over this past weekend in a River View Mediterranean Suite. The room was tastefully updated and the view of the Chicago River/Marina City was perfect. We specifically booked this hotel for the location and the view and neither disappointed. The best feature of this room/hotel was the window seats. Our room was a corner, so we had 4 of these window seats that were actually more like window beds! You could sit and watch the boats go up and down the river and watch all the people walk by. We were slightly disappointed that we were only on the 5th floor, but the hotel actually did us a favor and allowed us to check in early, so we had to take what was available.The hotel pr...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on May 31, 2012

Hotel Monaco Chicago
225 North Wabash Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60601
312-960-8500

Willis Tower (Sears Tower)

Attraction | "A "Must" when in Chicago!"

Willis Tower (Sears Tower) Photo, Chicago, Illinois
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The SkyDeck on the 103rd floor of the SEARS Tower (now unfortunately called The Willis Tower) was a fun time. With the new glass cubes that are suspended over the side of the building, this is now a must-do for thrill seekers and view-lookers alike! We went on a weekday, so the lines were short, but there were a lot of kids on field trips filling up the glass cubes! One of the glass cubes was set aside for pictures taken by SkyDeck employees that are later offered for sale. It makes sense to get this picture. Otherwise, the other cubes were too crowded to attempt a good picture by yourself.I wish we had been in line longer in order to read all of the information available on the first floo...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on May 31, 2012

Willis Tower (Sears Tower)
233 South Wacker Drive
Chicago 60606-8615
(312) 875-9447

Chicago Marriott Suites Downers Grove

Hotel | "Convenient location. Friendly staff."

Chicago Marriott Suites Downers Grove Photo, Downers Grove, Illinois
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We booked this room as a stopping point between Chicago and the Quad Cities. Check in was quick. The front desk staff was very friendly and helpful. We got a room on the top floor. The room was quite large. I wasn't a fan of the two doors into the bathroom. Two doors into the bathroom is probably a good idea for one person using this room while here on business. But the two doors (one sliding pocket door) lacked the privacy that one might want while in the bathroom. The lighting in the room wasn't amazing, and we never did figure out how to use the climate control. The controls seemed pretty straight forward, but never did what we anticipated.The bathroom was adequate. Maybe slightly dated...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on May 31, 2012

Chicago Marriott Suites Downers Grove
1500 Opus Place
Downers Grove, Illinois 60515
630-852-1500