Hotel 71, Chicago
Reviews - Hotel 71
- Age Group: 31 - 40
- From: Switzerland
- Traveller type: Young & Single
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Historical Traveller Reviews of Hotel 71
Disappointed with Hotel71from jaydrummond
would stay againfrom travel2little_8
I really liked this place, there were a few minor amenities that I am used to. The hotel is still going through renovations but were halted at the time I was there. The elevator was only a small problem, you're on vacation why rush. I liked my room would even stay in the same room but.... the 2 wastebaskets were too small, over filled everyday, tub too small, luckily there were no large people in my room. Ice on only 2 floors 1 had ice, 1 had no buckets. No yellow pages/hotel directory and some staff were not familiar with the area however pleasant. No refrigerator as indicated on website never did find the free shuttle across the street.
Good Location, thats it!from Cami1914
Very good experiencefrom AussieGoGirl
We booked it through expedia and got a great price for a river view room.
Check in was quick and courteous, and the service was attentive and friendly throughout the entire stay. The location is spectacular, right on the river on Whacker Drive, a short walk to the centre of the loop, and the lake. Our very large room on the 31st floor had views from huge windows all the way up the Chicago river.
We never had to wait very long for an elevator as some other reviews have mentioned - perhaps I was lucky, but it seemed to me that the hotel has overcome lift congestion by clustering guests on the same floors.
The hotel does not have a restaurant, but it's in close proximity to many restaurants and eateries, and for late night dining they have menus at reception for restaurants who will deliver 24hrs. We chose not to have breakfast in the room, but the cafe downstairs next door served and excellent breakfast.
Over all it was an enjoyable experience at a very reasonable price. I would definitely stay here again.
Great Locationfrom fun14summerandsun
Loved the River Viewfrom Tvl_Junky
Good location, room fine, everything else poorfrom verity1
The elevators break down frequently and are often too full to get in. You can hear them speeding past your floor without stopping, even though you have called them.
Internet access in the business centre is intermittent. Computers did not have adequate virus protection so every time somebody downloaded something they froze up.
There is no breakfast room and nowhere like a lounge to sit at all (except a sofa in the lobby). In summer it is not a problem to go to the cafe along the street, but in winter it might be different. Yes, decor is rather sombre, bathtubs strangely flimsy and hot water temperamental.
We did not discover there was room service till the last day, as there was nothing to indicate it in the room - no menu or leaflet - In fact, there was not even the usual booklet of hotel services you generally get in hotel rooms.
A friend who called us was told the hotel had no record of us - we had prepaid for a week!
One day we had clean towels in the morning and they mysteriously disappeared during the day.
Phone charges are truly outrageous. The desk clerk told us it cost $27 to pick up the phone for an international call, without actually using any time, and $10 likewise to New York. You could spend hundreds of dollars before finding this out. There is no information about it in the room.
We had an excellent trip and would have considered the hotel on balance a fair buy if we had not been royally ripped off on the phone charges at the last minute.
Loved the River Viewfrom wreckcat
Staff was really nice, and the bellmen are extremely helpful.
Sure the bath towels are a little thin but who cares?? The price is good and like I said we enjoyed the stay. Chicago is Fabulous, we had a wonderful time and definitely want to return sometime in the future. I would say that for the money this place is definitely above average.
No Regretsfrom Jaknefesh
The staff was very friendly and helpful. My friend's sandal ripped in the elevator and was reimbursed for a new pair. Only comment -it would have been nice if they served a little breakfast. However, the Corner Bakery is 2 doors down and a great find.
Fabulous location facing the river and I would stay here again.
Top Local Tips for Chicago
Grant Park Millenium Park Soldier Field. Field Museum Come out of the hotel and south on Michigan to Randolp. You will see the opening on the right and side. you can't miss it. Continue south in th e park and soon you will see Soldier Field, shedd Aquarium, pPanitarium and Soldier Field. The stroll along the late is nice. +++Watch for bikers+++ Some are rude and don't like to slow down!
Architectural Tour This tour was highly rated and did not meet my expectations. This tour could have been better if the majority of the buidlings the guide pointed out were not all built after 1970. The art-deco buildings are much more interesting. You can see a plain box type building in every city in the US. A little more history would have been appriciated.
Do not bring a car It's very expensive to park a car anywhere in the city take a taxi
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- Address: 71 East Wacker Drive - Chicago - Illinois - 60601 - United States
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