a traveler from Travelocity.com
on April 5, 2010
We were in the Chicago area for our son's graduation ceremony from Navy basic training. (The hotel's location is excellent for this.) We booked two rooms, one for our family (me, my wife, and our younger son) and one for my wife's sister. Her room was directly across from ours.
We arrived on Thursday in time for the very good buffet (free!) including beer and wine. The free breakfast buffet served every day was also very good, including pecans for the DIY waffle iron (every one turned out perfect!) Scrambled eggs, sausage, SOS (I was in the service also some years ago), oatmeal (I am not an oatmeal fan, but it was good enough that I had it twice), cereal, juice - it was all very good, as was the plentiful coffee.
The room was spacious, the bed comfortable, and everything was very clean. We did not use the kitchen except the last night when we kept our doggy-bag pizza in the fridge and then heated it up in the microwave for lunch on Sunday before heading for the airport. This hotel really helped us keep our food expenses down! If we had stayed any longer I would have stocked the fridge with drinks and snacks, as the prices in the Snack Bar next to the front desk are pretty high.
The one problem we had with the room (a clogged toilet) was handled within five minutes of our calling the front desk. A very nice guy showed up with a plunger and solved the problem quickly. Five minutes after he left, the front desk called to make sure the problem was handled to our satisfaction. Excellent customer service!
The only other issue is some minor problems with traffic noise, but we all slept fine.
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