$109 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Sep 15, 2014 Check-out: Sep 16, 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
Anonymous
Business
Michigan
May 30, 2011

great for the price

business trip. great time. great service

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

Business

Review of Howard Johnson Inn Chicago Downtown

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Atlanta, GA
Jun 7, 2010

Convenient

The free parking is a GREAT benefit. And the location for the price is excellent. Not a fancy place, but you're going to Chicago - you're not planning on hanging out at the hotel anyhow. There was no full length mirror, but other than that, well worth it.

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

Yolk restaurant for breakfast!

Review of Howard Johnson Inn Chicago Downtown

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Sharon from MN
Minneapolis
Jul 6, 2014

4th of July

Great value for Chicago with pa doing included. We are would stay here again .

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

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Mandras
Australia
Jun 23, 2012

Good value for the location

This hotel is not fancy but it provides everything you would expect in a 3 star hotel. The room was clean and the staff responsive to the few questions I had. It's also very close the train.

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

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
NCI Traveler
Detroit, Mi
Jul 18, 2014

Good Location

If you just want any place to stay to see Chicago, this is a great value! Free parking and conveniently located near a variety of cool places.

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

Portillo's, good food, good variety, good price!

Review of Howard Johnson Inn Chicago Downtown

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Johnster1234
Indianaplis
Jul 19, 2014

Clean, reasonable, convenient

Hey -- it's a Ho-Jo's, but it's right down town and clean. The old short-order cafe was a real blast-from-the-past as well.

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

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Ruby Y
Ann Arbor, MI
Jul 22, 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 somewhat close to downtown and the price is much cheaper than the other hotels you will find in the near area. The room was clean and was a decent size. There were four of us and they prepared extra blankets, towels, and pillows for us.

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

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Vandamm
W. Lafayette, IN
Jul 14, 2009

my first downtown chicago inn

It's really a good choice to stay here if you prefer downtown conveniences, transportation, resturants and the bridges over Chicago River. The famous hotdog shop is within 3 minutes' walk! Just a little noisy for small children and seniors.

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

Short walk to money saving resturants. We even walked to the Grant Park and enjoyed the skyscrapers at the same time.

Review of Howard Johnson Inn Chicago Downtown

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Michigan
Nov 17, 2009

Excellent Location in a Great City

The hotel wasn't a bad price and it was in a good location. The hotel wasn't really anything to write home about, but I only needed it as a place to keep my stuff and sleep at night. I would stay there again.

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

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Michelle's Mom
Eagan, MN
Feb 15, 2010

old fashioned motel

The hotel was older, but the rooms were fine. My window didn't close all the way (coming loose from its seal), but I was able to keep the curtains closed so I didn't lose heat. I could easily hear the people in the room across the hall, who were conversing loudly. My goal was to find a hotel close to the Red Line train, and this hotel fit the bill.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
1
Location:
1
Value:
1
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