Lousy Lousy Lousy Lousy Lousy service and conditionGenuine Expedia guest review
"Good Location, Good Price, Too Dirty!"
Hotel is very, very dirty. Close to Subway. Staff is good, very nice.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Remember it Jake... it's Chinatown!"
This is a very inexpensive hotel. That should be at the forefront of everybody's mind when they consider staying here. This is not the Drake. This is not the Palmer House. But, this is a great hotel. I was in town for a conference at McCormick Place and could not have asked for a better location. Chinatown is amazing, tons of great restaurants and bakeries. […] Easy (and totally safe!) walk between McCormick Place and the Chinatown Hotel. Very near the el. The rooms are small, the amenities are minimal, but the staff is very friendly and gracious, the hotel is clean, and the rooms get the job done. I would plan to stay here nearly every single time I'm in Chicago. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
The hotel is not new but is clean and adequate for a place to stay. Was attending a convention near the lake and found the location to be about a 15 minute walking distance. Also the commuter rail was only about a five minute walk. The hotel staff was courteous and helpful.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Basic hotel, no frills"
This hotel is regularly cleaned to a low standard of cleanliness. There is a community refrigerator on the 1st floor (write name and room number on your food), a microwave, a table and some chairs, and a pop machine. The desk is small and a footstool serves as a desk chair. There was very little room to actually sit at the desk to do any work. Sheets, […] spreads, and towels all seemed clean enough, if well-used over the years. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
The staff was made up of a very nice family and the hotel stay was ok. When I booked this reservation I was told that there was parking. When I got there there was no parking. They said i could park at a self pay parking a few blocks away. There was no elevator to go to the rooms. You were not able to regulate the room temperature. The television only […] had one channel. Room didn't have a tub, when I asked if I could be moved to a room with a tub they said that there was only one room with a tub and it was the luxury suite. This meant it was more expensive and it was booked. I asked for another pillow and was told they had no more pillows or blankets. The best part of staying here was that it was in China Town so we found a great place to have dinner. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"MOST DREADFUL HOTEL I EVER STAYED IN"
A piece of crap hotel, would never stay here againGenuine Expedia guest review
"Adventure in Chinatown"
Not very clean, very noisy, broken bottles on street. Low rates means this is expected. The surrounding shops and resturants very interesting, no problems with the locals, even at breakfast at a nearby shop. Also no free parking.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"bad room in a great location at a great price"
You get what you pay for. Easily the cheapest option downtown, and it's surrounded by good food, and 5 minute walk to the red line. Would recommend bringing bedsheets and towels if possible.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
the hotel is in desparate need of remodeling , there were only two channels, one in chinese, and one of the blankets had hair on it! Just because its a budget hotel doesn't mean they have to be cheap!Genuine Expedia guest review
"Tiny rooms and dirty"
I didn't like it at all. The room was tiny and very dirty. The bed was horrible, and I could hear all the outside noices. It wasn't worth the money.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
This was the worst hotel in my life. I dont know how they are able to stay open. I guess u get what u pay for ..Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great for independent travelers!"
I had a good experience with this hotel. It is what it is, so do not expect a 5-star resort. I didn't read all of the reviews, but you should know: THERE ARE NO ELEVATORS. I stayed on the 2nd floor, and there were about 12 small steps up. Yes, I drug my 50lb bag, and carry-on bag up the stairs. Be prepared for this. ALSO - there are a few steps DOWN […] to the check in desk. LOCATION IS GOOD! Very close to a train station. Can easily get to hotel from either O'Hare or Midway airports. I purchased a $23 7-day pass and used it constantly. Chicago's public transportation is reliable and safe. Study train map before your trip! THE ROOM ITSELF - looked a little dingy, but at least HOUSEKEEPING came DAILY. NO CABLE on the TV - I only got CBS as the only English station with a good signal. THE ROOM KEY resembled a military dog tag - not a regular metal key or a plastic card. THE TRICK TO OPENING the door is to insert the "key" facing away from you, leaving it in the door knob, THEN turning the door knob. After opening the door, remove the "key." WALLS ARE THIN - I think I heard a guy snoring one night, but it was really quiet in my room. I would stay here again - at least I know what to expect now. Have a nice trip! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Very poor quality.. better to spend more"
Room was very dirty, smell of mold and stinky. holes in the towel, no dryer, blanket was not clean.. it was the worst condition ever. Better to spend more money for somewhere elese.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"central china town-right on red line"
price was right. met our needs. surrounding area great. proximity to red line exceptional.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"best little flop house in chi town"
1970s decor (really) threadbare carpets, and rooms so small you cannot swing a cat in them it is however super cheap, bed is comfortable and it is quiet. It is bang smack in the middle of Chinatown, which just added to the hotel's appeal. I would go back in a heartbeat.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Beware bad hotel!,"
Do not book this hotel. Yes it's the only hotel right in China town. That's about it.Dirty dirty dirty,the carpet was black and musty, the bathroom had mold. The Tv Had only one station- come on...my hubby whom is Chinese said its the worse hotel he ever stayed in. Thank God it was only 1 nite....oh I forgot the rude staff whom lie and say that what […] you report as broken or not working will get fixed... Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"it is not liveable hotel"
it is not clean, the equipment is very old and the room is smellingGenuine Expedia guest review
"good for the location"
REALLY loved the location. Even though the transit system frequently gets shady passengers, I still believe it's a great way to get around an urban area. The hotel was not too far at all from the downtown area. Just a few stops. The area where you will want to park is a couple of blocks away from the hotel and right next to it is the subway! Parking […] overnight will set you back $14/day. Luckily we had cash because the "machine was broken" when we were ready to head out. I love Chinese food so I was quite happy with the selection. Dim sum for breakfast? Heck yeah. It's right across the street. Triple Crown restaurant is great. Something for the chilly night? Highly recommend pho but unfortunately didn't get around to finding a good authentic store. Also love the cheap souvenirs in the Chinatown area. Now for the bad news. The hotel is TERRIBLE. The twin beds were tiny as heck. There was constantly a puddle next to the toilet in the bathroom. It was worse after you've used the sink a few times. The was a coffeepot on the desk but no coffee provided. The heater didn't work at all. They gave you some weird key to use for the door...just ONE and it's $25 if you lose it. Really HATED the towels. It was like rubbing sandpaper on myself. Might be ok for overnight stay but 2 days was too long there. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
felt unsecure with flimsy door latch. bad matress, felt springs. coffee maker provided but no coffee or mugs. tv smaller than my laptop screen. staff limited english skills. insects visible inside.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Stay somewhere else if you can"
CONS: The hotel is missing the basics: clean rooms, clean bedding, clean towels, clean corridors and stairwells, soundproofing. The neighborhood is shoddy and told by friends not safe to be out at night on your own. PROS: Staff was pleasant, Conveniently located next to RED LINE and bus serviceGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Without doubt the very worst hotel I have ever stayed at in 30 years of business travel. The room was disgusting, damp, dirty, and wet. The location is very rough, filthy streets and univiting residents. In all, this was a hotel from hell.Genuine Expedia guest review
No elevator. Coffee makers, but no coffee. Many things broken in rooms. Was still soap in shower from previous stay. All I can say is that it was close to my destination. The staff was friendly.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"At own risk"
Where it is great but it is way old and beat up and the smell and just stairs.. Give you a coffee maker NO coffeeGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Close to Red Line, great neighborhood"
The hotel itself was... passable. The rooms aren't amazing, the TV didn't work, but the bed was comfortable enough, and the air conditioning worked (sometimes if too well!). All in all, not amazing, but not bad.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"close to the city"
to small for the price with no parking close .Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Good location, not the safest are at night."
Really good location, not far from downtown and Union Park (about an hour walk). Customer service was very friendly and helpful. Busy streets during the day with lots of shops and tiny restaurants, but at night not very safe outside. Vagrants sometimes in groups of 2 or 3 were wondering around outside asking for money. They were very persistent and […] would follow and hassle you. Not safe at night. But total fine while still daylight. Room was okay, small and a little dingy, but not bad. It was the best deal we could find, that is, a room that costs less than our monthly mortgage payment. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Not a 4-star resort, but outstanding value"
It is, admittedly, pretty run-down. The stairs are narrow, the carpet is threadbare. The hand-held shower-head didn't fit into the clamp, so I couldn't just stand there and have it pour on me. The desk in my room was so close to the door it partially blocked it. But the staff was pleasant, and answered my questions, there was no confusion over my room, […] and the room was clean and tidy. There was free, working WiFi internet access, and a lounge room with fridge, sink, and microwave. I have paid more for less. If I also include the location (two blocks from the Red Line, just two stops from The Loop) and the price (less than half of what I would have paid *anywhere* else with a similar location), then my overall rating is "Fabulous!" Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"close to business"
Is nice location, but price is expensive for room at that condition.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Would not recommended"
Be aware of 'mushrooms' on walls. Close to subway station.Genuine Expedia guest review
some what dispointedGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"In the middle of Chinatown"
Clean although dated hotel only 2 blocks from EL station. This made it very convenient to get to the Loop & Wrigleyville. Stepping out of the hotel to the wonderful smell of Asian cooking. Very kind staff allowed us to store luggage at desk after checkout. This way we could explore Chinatown more. No big frills but a clean basic room at an affordable […] price -just what we needed. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"all about price and location not comfortable"
Don't book this hotel expecting to be comfortable. It's all about price and convenience to downtown. The building is old and smells like mildew. The carpets are old and dirty. They don't give you washcloths, just a towel and hand towel that felt like sandpaper. There is no refrigerator or microwave or iron in the rooms. I questioned whether my blankets […] had been washed. The TV was the size of a very small monitor and very few channels worked. They charged a ridiculous price for ice and extra towels. I don't know if I would call the staff friendly and helpful. However, this place is incredibly close to the metro and one can easily and quickly get into downtown Chicago. As I said before, it's all about a cheaper hotel price and convenience to downtown. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"close to the center of the city"
It was good, but when you see it for the first time, you may think: Oh my god! It looks very old. The furniture in the rooms is also very old and we had a broken desk. It's very near to the city and you can take the metro, so it takes you only a few minutes, to travel to the Willis tower for example. Parking is possible, one or two hundrets of metres […] from the hotel, or if you are lucky, you can park your car in the street, the hotel is located. You can get a map of Chicago, if you ask for it. So all in all it's a good hotel with very friendly staff and if you don't expect too much, you can enjoy your journey. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Was looking for the cheapest hotel within walking distance of Soldier field. Parking was a problem but we found a parking lot 2 blocks away from the hotel for $14 for a 24 hr period. Would not stay there again if given a choice.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"No frills, but great value!"
Located within walking distance from the Red Line, Chinatown SRO is a good hotel for travelers planning to be out and about. The rooms are small and not particularly modernized, with few amenities, but if you are seriously considering this hotel, those aspects are probably low priority. That said, I like this hotel and the neighborhood, and will likely […] stay there again. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Got business in Chinatown?"
It was as I expected. I had several appointments in Chinatown and this was the only hotel in walking distance. The rooms are small. TV service is terrible 4 channels (CBS and 3 Chinese channels), although surprisingly, free WiFi. If you just need a basic stay, it's OK.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Well, it wasn't unpleasant but not what I expected either. Very backpacker type of place. A funky experience. Its ok - nothing bad happened and I've got a fun memory. The kind of place one would expect in a 3rd world country. Lovely staff.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Wheres the Queen bed and Tub"
The staff was really friendly. The window view in the bedroon and bathroom had you looking at brick walls. The bed was not a queen bed as stated but a twin bed. There was not a tub but a very small shower. The water was very hot which is a good thing. The coffee pot in the room had burnt coffee in it. The hotel rooms are very date. But I did not smell […] any bad smells or see any mold. The tv was very old and very few chs it was not cable or Sat Tv as it was stated. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"close to business attend"
room ok..for night, price bit to high...service not so good. TV not so great, it has only chinese chanel, no other chnannelGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"It's a shame"
The reviews were correct. I wonder if the owner looks at these reviews. Well it suited my purpose I did not have to rent a car but I am glad I took my own sheets and towels and Lysol. The front desk was courteous but the room is just that a room. Price fit my purpose could not see myself staying more then two days. TGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Easy Access to Downtown"
It was worth it for the price. The train station was right down the street to get to downtown. It was a neat experience to stay in China Town.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
very unclean, felt uncomfortableGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"A taste of Chinatown-being in an SRO"
Perfect fit for the location and the price; basic place to stay, no frills. Staff helpful to make accomodations comfortable.Genuine Expedia guest review
I didn't have good service their. The rooms were not tidy at all and the beds were broken down. The employees didn't do a good job accommodating meGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"You get what you pay for."
This hotel has a reasonable rate for its convenient location. But, the cleanliness of the room isn't satisfactory.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Very close to the bus/metro station"
The stay was very nice.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great price and close to the Redline train"
The condition of the rooms weren't great but for the price I thought this stay had a great value! The hotel is close (maybe a block) from the Redline train and so easy access to downtown Chicago. The hotel room was clean and quiet - just don't expect any amenities.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Cheap for a reason"
Room was dingy and dated but basically clean. Brick wall view through all three windows. Deluxe Suite meant a Jacuzzi in the living area. Worst part was the most unholy odor permeating the halls and stairwell. It was something akin to rotting fish and stale urine and vomit. Overall, if you wanna save money this is the cheapest, just keep your expectations […] way low. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Cheap & Great Location"
It had three stories and no elevator. not recommended if your not healthy enough to go up a lot of steps. But you cant beat the price with the locations everywhere else around here was three + Times more money.I would definitively stay here againGenuine Hotels.com guest review
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