The room was small which made me feel like I was in a European hotel. The location is excellent on the border between Lincoln Park & Old Town. The seven-block walk to the nearest "L" train station provided good exercise. The restaurant and
roof-top bar are great!
Hotel's single-bed room was very compact but fully adequate if not spending long hours in it. It had good amenities, really only lacking a refrigerator. Only shortcoming in cleanliness was a bit of hair trapped low in a fold of the shower curtain
the first night. Parking valet earned his tip running a long distance through snow & traffic to bring the car neatly brushed off. Rooftop bar offers an excellent burger if you don't want to go out (Old Town with a selection of popular bars and good restaurants is nearby# or dine at the high end on-site restaurant #pricey, but food was great#. Free in-room wireless Internet access with speed adequate for business use #you can upgrade to watch videos without pauses). I would definitely go back.
Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Long walk from hotel
Old Town is within long walking distance and contained many establishments packed during mid-week at happy-hour, plus restaurants (I had excellent veal marsala at a reasonable price at one). If not walking, figure on close to $20 for valet parking plus tip.
This hotel is lovely. Location, food, staff, and decor is great. The beds aren't the most comfortable that I've experienced but its given all the other stuff it does so well I plan to stay here on all my visits to Chicago.