$109 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Sep 14, 2014 Check-out: Sep 15, 2014

Howard Johnson Inn Chicago Downtown

2 stars
720 North LaSalle Street, Chicago, IL 60654
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.1
out of 5
167 reviews
good

Overall it was very good, I like the location had where to park my car. See full review

  • lucki
  • Mar 4, 2014
Great Location for the Price you pay

Even though the hotel doesn't look too fancy, the location of the hotel is great. It's located... See full review

  • Ruby Y
  • Jul 22, 2014
Take the family to this Howard Johnson Inn Chicago Downtown for your next adventure in the historic River North Gallery district. Watch your favorite Chicago sports teams at Wrigley Field or Soldier Field, see exquisite art at the Art Institute of Chicago, wonder at the cosmos at the Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum, and view life under the sea at the Shedd Aquarium. Just one mile from this lodging is Second City, the improv hub that launched many careers. Enjoy the convenience of a delicious breakfast, lunch and dinner at the on-site restaurant. After an exciting day, show your friends pictures of your adventures using the complimentary wireless Internet access, and enjoy complimentary parking to make travel simple. Check in with the 24-hour front desk then refresh in your comfortable guest room with coffee-maker and hair dryer. Suites with microwave and refrigerator, and smoke-free rooms are also available. Pets are welcome at this lodging.

Hotel Map

41.8955 -87.6327
Area description
Business district

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Amenities

  • High-speed internet
General
Air conditioned
Pet friendly
Free local telephone calls
Ice machine
Dining
Restaurant
Coffee maker in room
Vending machines
Services
24 hour front desk
Security
FAX
Copy service
Internet
High-speed internet
Parking
Parking
Outdoor parking
Room
AM/FM alarm clock
Microwave
TV remote control
Ironing board

Nearby points of interest

  • Holy Name Cathedral: 0.3 mi
  • Washington Square Park: 0.3 mi
  • Chicago - Mag Mile - Wacker Dr: 0.3 mi
  • Terra Museum of American Art: 0.4 mi
  • Museum of Broadcast Communications: 0.5 mi
  • Water Tower: 0.5 mi
  • North Michigan Avenue: 0.5 mi
  • Merchandise Mart: 0.5 mi
  • Seneca Park: 0.5 mi
  • John Hancock Center: 0.5 mi
  • Marina City: 0.6 mi
  • Drury Lane Theatre: 0.6 mi
  • Wrigley Building: 0.6 mi
  • Chicago Historical Society: 0.6 mi
  • Tribune Tower: 0.6 mi
  • Holy Name Cathedral: 0.3 mi
  • Washington Square Park: 0.3 mi
  • Chicago - Mag Mile - Wacker Dr: 0.3 mi
  • Terra Museum of American Art: 0.4 mi
  • Museum of Broadcast Communications: 0.5 mi
  • Water Tower: 0.5 mi
  • North Michigan Avenue: 0.5 mi
  • Merchandise Mart: 0.5 mi
  • Seneca Park: 0.5 mi
  • John Hancock Center: 0.5 mi
  • Marina City: 0.6 mi
  • Drury Lane Theatre: 0.6 mi
  • Wrigley Building: 0.6 mi
  • Chicago Historical Society: 0.6 mi
  • Tribune Tower: 0.6 mi
  • Michigan Avenue: 0.6 mi
  • Museum of Contemporary Art: 0.6 mi
  • Oak Street Beach: 0.7 mi
  • Lake Shore Park: 0.7 mi
  • Harold Washington College: 0.7 mi
  • Chicago Theater: 0.8 mi
  • Goodman Theatre: 0.8 mi
  • Oriental Theatre: 0.8 mi
  • Cadillac Palace Theatre: 0.8 mi
  • City Hall: 0.8 mi
  • Prudential Plaza: 0.9 mi
  • Macys: 0.9 mi
  • Kendall College: 0.9 mi
  • Chicago Cultural Center: 0.9 mi
  • Shubert Theatre: 0.9 mi
  • Opera House: 0.9 mi
  • State Street: 1 mi
  • Harris Theater: 1 mi
  • Cloud Gate: 1 mi
  • Chicago Mercantile Exchange: 1 mi
  • Pritzker Pavilion: 1 mi
  • Bank of America Theatre: 1 mi
  • Crown Fountain: 1.1 mi
  • Lake Point Tower: 1.1 mi
  • History Museum: 1.1 mi
  • Art Institute of Chicago: 1.2 mi
  • Symphony Center: 1.2 mi
  • Chicago Architecture Foundation: 1.2 mi
  • Chicago Board of Trade: 1.2 mi
  • Union Station: 1.2 mi

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
03:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

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Guest Reviews (167)

Ratings and reviews for Howard Johnson Inn Chicago Downtown

Overall score

3.1 / 5
5.01.0
167 out of 167
Amenities:
2.7
Room cleanliness:
3.4
Hotel staff:
3.9
Room comfort:
3.2
Location:
4.4
Value:
3.8

72% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Howard Johnson Inn Chicago Downtown

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Chicago Wedding Mom
NY, NY
Jan 12, 2013

Godd accomodaqtions for the price, excellent staff

Needed a downtown Chicago locale, clean room, free parking, what more could you ask for and the bonus was the Desk staff at this facility, excellent. Will return next time traveling to Chicago.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Review of Howard Johnson Inn Chicago Downtown

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Alberta girl
Calgary
Jun 13, 2013

It's an old motel

I was surprised to see that it wasn't a hotel at all rather an old Motel. If you want to take a trip to Chicago on a budget that won't break the bank on your room, then staying here is a good option. It's only 1 block from the L and 1 block from a main bus route. The shopping is within 5 blocks and goes on from there. It's a decent location but don't expect anything great. The rooms were clean but old and small. If you don't smoke and think you could handle a smoking room, think again, it's overpowering. We had to move to a non-smoking. Just thankful they had one available. The bathroom is tiny. Lighting poor so girls if you are doing your makeup, bring some lighting or an extra mirror to apply outside!! There is a window that opens so that is nice and all the basics are provided. In any other city this room would be $60, but then again you aren't going to just any other city!! If I could find a deal at a nicer hotel for even $50 a night more, I might be willing to look at that. The staff was so very friendly and willing to help you out for just about anything. I think that would be a main reason I would come back.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
3
Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

The brown line L is just 1 block west of this hotel. It takes you right to the loop within minutes and for the low cost of $28 for 7 days your transit pass will take you anywhere downtown. It was great for getting around.

Review of Howard Johnson Inn Chicago Downtown

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
thedoc7
Chicago
May 22, 2013

Nothing fancy, but good location

Good size hotel room which was clean and had all the basics. Nothing too fancy but we had no reason to complain either. The location was very central. Short walk to amenities and transportation links.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Review of Howard Johnson Inn Chicago Downtown

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
heckyluv
brooklyn ny
Apr 18, 2013

good for short stay.

hotel was fairly clean, staff was helpful when asked questions, although all where not to knowledgable since every one i asked questions about particular things in the city responded that they lived in the suburbs of Chicago.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
3
Shopping tip: Short drive from hotel

chicago mall

Review of Howard Johnson Inn Chicago Downtown

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Funnn
Michigan
Jan 7, 2013

Right Price for the Right Spot

You can't beat this location or the reasonable cost. If you're looking for nothing more than a comfortable bed, you've found it. The room was clean, staff was friendly, but it is noisy so bring earplugs.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
2
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of Howard Johnson Inn Chicago Downtown

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Wouldbe Hipster
Michigan
Nov 6, 2012

Quite Satisfied

The motel was nothing fancy, but that was obvious from the price. I don't require bells and whistles anyway. All the more money to spend having fun, I figure. What did impress me was the friendliness of the staff and their attention to my needs. There was a mix-up with the number of beds at the booking, which they rectified by supplying a roll-away free of charge. Everyhting was clean and comfortable and the location was a dream. There's no need to re-invent this wheel; I'll stay here every time I come to Chicago as long as it's available.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Try Johnny's Grill for lunch!

Review of Howard Johnson Inn Chicago Downtown

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
switchs
Riga, Latvia (EU)
Oct 23, 2012

Nice one

Hotel is located in a very good location. The hostel is a cozy, clean. Kind people are working in Hotel`s reception.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of Howard Johnson Inn Chicago Downtown

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Chicago Dash Participant
Michigan
Oct 22, 2012

Great for the $$$

We stayed here for the Monster Dash 2012. It was very clean and staff was super friendly. It is a little outdated but for the price you pay, you can't beat it. It is so close to everything. Walking distance to the Mag Mile. The diner that is attached to it has awesome food with great prices. The parking was free and they even let me park there for the day of check out while we were doing the Monster Dash. I felt very safe and would recommend this place to friends. No it isn't the Hilton but if you are looking to stay downtown, clean room for 1/2 the price - you will love this place.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

This place is about 2 blocks from Magnificent Mile

Review of Howard Johnson Inn Chicago Downtown

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Terry 1
Michigan
Sep 29, 2012

mini vacation

always a good value, friendly staff, convenient location

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of Howard Johnson Inn Chicago Downtown

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Tina Ryan
Davenport, IA
Sep 26, 2012

gross

Do not stay here! Mold on the walls, the hallways stink, and we almost got stuck in the elevator room. Staff was friendly but that was it

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
1
Location:
4
Value:
1
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