"The average rating about right"
The sheets and bathroom were clean. The carpet needed replaced badly. Had to pay to park, the hotel doesn't have ANY parking of its own.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Hotel does not have parking."
Hotel had no parking. Had to part 2 blocks away for $15 for one night. Bed was uncomfortable No hair dryer No Ironing boardGenuine Expedia guest review
"Not Good! Enough Said!"
I Slept In The Bed With My Clothes On, In Fear That I Would Catch Something. When I Asked If They Could Call Me A Cab For 6 Am They Said You'll Have To Do It Yourself. I Would Never Stay In This Roach Hotel Ever Again. NGenuine Expedia guest review
"Stay here every time we visit Chicago"
This is our favorite hotel. It is right along the red line, which makes for easy access to the loop. Unfortunately, this time the station near the hotel was closed, but they had a free shuttle to hook back up with the red line and came quite often. The staff is friendly and there are many delicious restaurants nearby. We enjoyed chinese food as well […] as deep dish pizza at Connie's which is about 10 minutes away by foot. The best thing about this hotel is the price and its location. This hotel is for people that are going to be out and about most of the day, and just need a place to sleep for the night. It is not luxurious by any means, so don't expect a 5 star hotel stay. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Better than I'd expected, based on other reviews.."
Arrived and was able to check in immediately. Young gentleman behind the counter couldn't have been nicer. I'd been a bit nervous about the room condition based on some of the reviews I'd read, but I was pleasantly surprised when we opened the door and it smelled clean- not a manufactured clean smell, like fabric refresher- just a generally clean/clear […] smell. Sheets were clean, bathroom clean enough... all's well. Coffee is free in the morning in the lounge downstairs, and there's a communify refrigerator there for guests who need to keep something cold. All in all, a clean, quiet place to sleep after an amazing concert! :) All we needed! Oh- the key that someone had complained about? AWESOME. It's a metal disk that resembles a dog tag. You slip it into a thin slot on the door knob itself and turn the handle while the disk is inside. Never seen one before and... want one! :) Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Close to McCormick Place - 5 blocks"
Great location for the price. No TV service, elevators and the wifi did not work on the 3rd floor. But nice area in Chinatown & great food at local restaurants.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Perfect for McCormick and Redline"
Though the lobby is plain, the hallway carpet atrocious, the wifi slow, you can't beat the three blocks to McCormick and 50 yards to the Red Line and Divvy bikes. If you plan to work in your room, stay someplace else, they are tiny, but if you don't mind Eastern Europe tourist class hotels, this will play.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Good location, cheap,"
This hotel is old and much in need of a face lift. The room was tiny and the furniture was literally falling apart. The location is right in China Town and very convenient. They kept the room reasonably clean and I found no evidence of bugs. I suppose for the price it was ok.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"We've Never Stayed In A Place Like This Before"
I only entered the lowest rating for this hotel because I wasn't allowed to rate a "zero". One star is generous. Chinatown isn't far from the downtown/loop area, so location isn't bad. Sadly, that's all this place has going for it. The room was on the small side and filthy. The room we had was immediately above the lobby and the outside street parties […] every night (at least, that's what it sounded like) don't help much with the sleep. We were given large hand towels to shower with, the bed didn't have fitted sheets or a clean comforter, and the air conditioner either blew ice, or didn't work. Any time we asked the front desk for anything (more towels, clean sheets, etc), we had to pick them up ourselves at the desk. To call this a flophouse is being polite. Buyer beware. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"I would go back!"
When we arrived, the lady at the desk immediately told us that if we can get a spot on 22nd st (street of the hotel) that parking was free. Totally awesome for Chicago! She also upgraded us (for no reason at all) to a suite, which was like a little apartment, it had a jacuzzi in the living room part of it. The couches in there were disgusting though, […] I would not touch them. Other than that our room was clean and the bed was very comfortable! Walking around Chinatown was very neat too! Totally authentic. I would recommend it to others who are like me and like a change of scenery. It's not a Hilton or anything upscale or fansy. One thing I did not like is; we got back to the hotel around 2 am and the doors were locked, we had to ring a bell and wait for someone to come let us in. Other than that, I would deffinetly stay again! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Comfortable and great location"
Great for the low maintenance traveler. I'm glad I wasn't dissuaded by some of the quite negative reviews. It is not the height of luxury... but it was quite comfortable, the location was fun, and the people at the front desk were courteous and helpful. -cleanliness: I do admit I found a peanut shell under the bed when I was trying to find a shoe. There […] were no questionable spots or smells on the bedding (which was nicer than I expected... soft blankets and firm beds) or in the bathroom, so I don't feel it was a problem. -stairs: carpeted and with room for two to walk side by side. Didn't see an elevator. Main desk is on the ground floor and highest floor is 3rd. We packed lightly though and didn't have a problem. -internet: free wi-fi no hassles -tv: looked nice but didn't turn it on. Probably worked great :) -food: not included or at hotel but lots of places including great pastries and dim sum within 2 blocks -parking: two lots next to each other with lots of space about 2 blocks away. $14 for 24 hrs. When we left around noon on Sunday the lots were full but coming and going in the mornings/evenings there was always lots of space. -non car transport: there is a water taxi stop for Chinatown, the red line of the L train usually stops here but is currently under construction until "October 2013" Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
It sucksGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"OK place to stay. In the heart of China Town."
Hotel has 3 floors so don't pack heavy luggage cause there are no elevators. Rooms are basic and small but didn't matter cause wasn't in the room that much anyway. AC worked great and had a room looking out over the main street. All the signs in the area are lite up at night and really neat to see. You can find street parking if willing to walk 5 or […] more blocks and felt safe leaving car parked so far away. Other option is to park just a few blocks in the pay parking but they do fill up during the day. Metro stop is under construction so there is a free bus that takes you to a stop. Not a place for families to stay. People were friendly. Food was great! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Cheap! Think youth hostel."
Certainly not luxurious, but a/c and hot water. Bed was comfy. Not too horrible if you just want to sleep and bathe. Wouldn't want to hang out there. Even though no smoking signs and fines were posted people were still smoking in their rooms. Cigarette smell was awful. Definitely get what you pay for. It's cheap!Genuine Expedia guest review
Filthy..... So disappointed.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Get what you pay for"
Stayed here overnight after a Thursday night Bears game. They kindly let us check in a couple hours early and referred us to a good Chinese restaurant. They do not talk much English. There is a homeless man who stays right around the corner. He's harmless and nice. Not a bad hotel to crash in. Comfy bed, couldn't figure out the air conditioner but the […] window opened... Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"A "15 Minute Walk to the Convention Center" Hotel"
The Chinatown Hotel is a no-frills hotel that costs less than $100 per night. If you're looking for a hotel that offers a free breakfast, a refrigerator in the room, valet service, or a free shuttle service, this isn't the place for you. There is a residential style refrigerator in the lounge / kitchenette area which is shared by all, as well as a soda […] machine and 2 small ice-makers. Internet WiFi in the room leaves much to be desired, but I was told the signal in the lounge area was much better. There is a computer and printer in the lounge area if needed. Rooms are not spacious, and there is no elevator. Television channels are limited, and don't expect any pay channels or ESPN. AMEX and Discover are not accepted, but VISA and Mastercard are. However, if you're only looking for an inexpensive hotel room with a clean comfortable bed to sleep in at night, this is the place for you. Staff was friendly and helpful, and the room, though small, was clean. Located in the heart of Chinatown, there is no "McDonalds" to speak of, but every other building seemed to be a Chinese restaurant while every 3rd or 4th seemed to be a gift shop. The CTA Chinatown-Cemack train station is nearby (though currently closed for remodeling but a free shuttle will take you to the next closest station.) The Convention Center is a short 15 minute walk. I did not spend much time in my room except to sleep, so accommodations were perfect for me. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Great for the budget-conscious."
This hotel has few amenities. The carpet and wall treatments are outdated and very few of the rooms have a view of something other than the brick walls of the adjacent buildings. Maybe two good channels on the tv, no elevator (we had to do three flights of stairs), small rooms and no real parking. But the price reflects this and it's an easy trip to […] downtown Chicago. The staff aren't fluent in English but they speak it well enough and are very friendly and helpful. I book here nearly every time I visit Chicago. If you're looking for an inexpensive stay and living large isn't a necessity, this hotel is a great choice. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
very goodGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Quality hospitality at a great rate."
I was very satisfied with the simple quality and the exemplary service. The room was right-sized and functional, the staff made every effort to ensure reasonable requests were honored in a timely fashion. With the absurd price of most lodgings in tho area, I am grateful the ChinaTown Hotel is willing and able to provide reasonable accommodations. Bed, […] shower, TV, desk, chair, closet with hangars (wood hangars, at that), and a remote for the thermostat... A Convenient Reality. Look for the movie soon. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"It's ok if only sleeping there"
No elevator, difficult if you have heavy bags. Thin walls.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Close to my destination of business (downtown)"
I had a very nice stay. The room was comfortable; and, I slept very well. I appreciated having prepared coffee the next morning. Parking lot was convenient.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
The staff was very welcoming and accommodating. The main issue was the first night of our stay the power kept going in and out...and with there being a MAJOR heat wave in Chicago, the A/C going out was torturous. I could tell the staff was truly trying to fix the problem. The last couple days of our stay went smoothly. Located in the center of Chinatown […] and very close to bus and "L" lines for transportation. Don't expect anything glamorous! Old school hotel in the middle of Chinatown and local living area. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Worst stay ever"
I arrived and my room was not ready and came back after an hour still not ready gave a room on the 3rd floor! The air condition was not good and the bed was stiff as a board I would of been better off staying at a motel 6!Genuine Expedia guest review
No elevator to help me bring by bags upstairs. The carpet is very old and musty smelling. There was a nice whirl pool in the living room. It sprayed water 8 -10 feet around the tub. The tile around the tub was very wet and slippery. My feet slid out from under me and I landed on the floor. I hit my head and elbow on the wall. The seating on the couch […] was terrible. I think my butt hit the floor when I sat down. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
The last night of our stay had power outage. There was no light and aircondition in our room. One staff kept on assuring that the power would be back at anytime. It was very hot in the room that night that we couldnt sleep. We complained the next morning as we checked out and we were told by the reception that she would raise our complaints to the manager […] since she was not there during the incident. We left our details but we havent gotten the manager's answer to our complaints. They should give us INCONVENIENCE DISCOUNT for that night!!!!!! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"You get what you pay for."
This hotel is comparatively cheap and you get what you pay for, nothing more or less. The AC worked on the hotest days of the summer. The water worked. The bedding was clean. The TV had only one working station. But there are no complaints give the price relative to all the other hotels.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"mouse droppings in the room. filthy floors. rude"
mouse droppings in the room, filthy floors, rude staffGenuine Expedia guest review
"Decent, affordable, close to convention center"
We were in town for a conference at the McCormick Convention Center and this place was reasonably priced and a 10-15 minute walk away. Service was very friendly and helpful. Room was run-down and shabby, but comfortable and clean enough. We also heard quite a bit of noise from the street below early in the morning as trucks came by. We couldn't get […] the window to close entirely, which made it even worse. A good thing was the Chinese restaurant next door, which was open late and came in handy when we arrived hungry and exhausted near midnight. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
only there for the weekend. it was good would recommend.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Bare bones lodging near McCormick Place"
Thus neighborhood hotel appealed to me because it was 8 blocks from McCormick Place. The added charm of staying right in Chinatown called to me. The room was musty, but the a/c cured that. Staff service near non- existent. Weigh those flaws against the availability to find great ethnic food just a short walk away, and you have a picture of the good […] and the bad of this hotel. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Floor plan was poorly executed."
Great access to Asian food. but room was not to my expectation for a suite.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
I read really bad reviews about this hotel, but I didnt want to spend much money on my stay. Its not fancy, but it has, fridge, microwave, vending machine....for me it was great! The staff was very friendly, I had a very early check in with no charges! The room is ok, the shower is ok...complaints at all!Genuine Expedia guest review
"A place to sleep close to downtown"
It was a cheap and clean place to rest that didn't break the budget. If you need more, be willing to spend a whole lot more money.Genuine Expedia guest review
"just what we needed"
Room doesn't come with a lot, but it was clean and that's all that matters to me.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great hotel for short visit in Chicago"
We played in Chicago three and a half day, and lived there for three nights. The first night we cannot find the hot water in the room, and second day we figured out there is one hot water machine in the lobby. The overall environment is good, but not perfect due to a little noise, which disturbs my girl a little bit. Anyway, a suite w/ two rooms around […] a little more than one big green note definitely worth. During the sight seeing in Chicago, the only unpleasant thing related to this hotel is the Metro red line is shut down for construction between Chinatown and Roosevelt station. And it will be last for 5 months according to the notice. So if you plan a visit to Chicago, and hate transfer public transit all the time, you may consider a hotel locating nearer than Chinatown. Anyway, based on the cleanness and overall comfort, this Chinatown Hotel worth every penny. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Nice hotel for its price"
Good location. Facilities ar fine for the price paidGenuine Expedia guest review
"Beware there is no elevator"
I stayed there for 4 nights with my parents. First up, the hotel is really nice and cheap, considering the location, right at the heart of China Town! Yes, it was very cheap and even though I had to pay $15 extra for car parking every night at the parking lot, I was okay with it. However, I only give 3 stars to the hotel, as they don't have any elevators. […] Wish someone had mentioned that in their review. We had to stay on the 4th floor and had to drag all our luggage up the stairs and this was particularly difficult for my mom. For young guys like me, looking for a good deal, this is a really good stay! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"hotel close to the downtown Chicago."
it's nice in this price to find a hotel that's so close to downtown chicago.Genuine Expedia guest review
"DO NOT RECOMMEND !!"
if you are budget travelers, it would be good to access downtown easily. Otherwise, very dirty,stink, awful, dangerous. You can hear any noise from the next door. Drinking water for customer was just tap water, not filter water. Room and facility are very different from pictures on the web. DO NOT RECOMMEND AT ALLGenuine Expedia guest review
"Poor service and quality"
The reception was unfriendly. Standard of rooms were terrible.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"The cheapest I found close to the Loop"
Was very good given I was traveling for business purposes and I only needed a place to crash at night, cheap and close to the center. Best way to travel is by the Red Line, the Cermak-Chinatown station is like 100m away from the hotel and it drops you right on State avenue (after 5 stations) where there're plenty of shops and places to visit. Cabs don't […] really go into Chinatown unless they're dropping off customers, so there're very slim chances to grab one from the street, even if throughout the downtown that's the quickest way to grab one. Calling a cab from the hotel's reception is going to take like 30min in the offpeak, during weekend nights better not rely at all on the cab for going out. No issues of coming in via taxis and it's like a 15$ with the tip from the downtown. Take care if traveling after 19 May 2013 for the upcoming 5 months there're reparations undergoing on the Red Line. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Great location, everything else ok"
Great location, very close to subway station and many restaurants nearby, everything else ok.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"If you want to same money,"
this is a good hotel to stay. If you want to stay at a clean hotel with decent service, maybe this is not. Please beware. The WiFi signal is weak and the network is not encrypted. The location is best: near metro station, bus station, McCormick Place, etc. And one more: Check-in starts from 3pm, so please don't go there before 3pm.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Do not stay here!"
Read the reviews! Believe all of the negative comments! A friend needed to stay here as someone else booked it for her & we joined in. Mistake. Unsafe neighborhood, dumpy, dirty, broken, no free parking as told. If I could get my money back I would. If we could have made other arrangements when we arrived, I would have done that. Even for this price, […] it was unacceptable. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice neighborhood, nice people, room falling apart"
While in a fantastic, vibrant neighborhood close to the El train downtown, numerous things were falling apart. There was painting equipment strewn about the hallway. The front doorknob to the room was at an odd angle, the bathroom doorknob was loose, and the toilet flush handle came off in my hand. If I was not there for only one night, I would have […] switched hotels for the rest of my stay. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Real china town experience"
Great location and price for what we wanted, hotel is not the Hilton, but we had clean sheets and hot water. And it is IN China town.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Not for leisure"
What can I not say about this hotel? Check in was easy. No elevator, if you have knee or back problems, don't stay here! If you are just looking for a place to sleep or shower this is a nice cheap option. The noise level is much lower than downtown. Surrounding area (Chinatown) has some amazing restaurants and boutiques. Very easy to navigate throughout […] the city via red line or CTA buses. Good luck getting a cabby to find it, you'll end up a street over at the firestation. You can tell they do their basic cleaning of linens, however they don't go much beyond that, I found a beer bottle and caps under the bed. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Good at that price"
It's worth the money.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Worth the price"
It's okay, but not very clean. Anyway it has a very cheap priceGenuine Expedia guest review
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