$109 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Jul 10, 2014 Check-out: Jul 11, 2014

Howard Johnson Inn Chicago Downtown

2 stars
720 North LaSalle Street, Chicago, IL 60654
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.0
out of 5
232 reviews
good

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

  • lucki
  • Mar 4, 2014
4th of July

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

  • Sharon from MN
  • Jul 6, 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.

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

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Hotel Map

41.8955 -87.6327
Area description
Business district

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 (232)

Ratings and reviews for Howard Johnson Inn Chicago Downtown

Overall score

3.1 / 5
5.01.0
70 out of 232
Amenities:
2.8
Room cleanliness:
3.3
Hotel staff:
3.8
Room comfort:
3.2
Location:
4.6
Value:
3.9

77% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Howard Johnson Inn Chicago Downtown

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
USA
Jun 15, 2008

Great Value

I would recommend this hotel for anyone who is looking for an affordable hotel, in a great location, who is just looking for a place to crash at the end of the night. The best thing about this hotel is the free parking. In Chicago, more than likely you will have to pay for parking anywhere you go, but at the Howard Johnson, they take care of you and your car!!

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

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
USA
Sep 27, 2008

Just right.

Although the room could use some updating ( a coat of fresh paint would be a good start) it was very clean and large enough that we didn't bump into each other while getting ready for the affair we were attending. It's a short walk to many places of interest, shopping, dining, entertainment. The staff were very accomodating and friendly. For the price it was just right. We would definitely stay here again.

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

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
USA
Jun 15, 2008

Great Value

I would recommend this hotel for anyone who is looking for an affordable hotel, in a great location, who is just looking for a place to crash at the end of the night. The best thing about this hotel is the free parking. In Chicago, more than likely you will have to pay for parking anywhere you go, but at the Howard Johnson, they take care of you and your car!!

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

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
USA
Sep 27, 2008

Just right.

Although the room could use some updating ( a coat of fresh paint would be a good start) it was very clean and large enough that we didn't bump into each other while getting ready for the affair we were attending. It's a short walk to many places of interest, shopping, dining, entertainment. The staff were very accomodating and friendly. For the price it was just right. We would definitely stay here again.

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

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
thelocalfatkid
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Apr 18, 2012

Cheap decor, great value

The biggest flaw was the hotel's age. The decor was outdated and cheap, and the towels were a bit starchy and crusty from being used too many times. But, this is to be expected based on the price. The good things: great location, super friendly staff, safe, very clean. I'd much rather pay less for shabby curtains, than for staying in an unsafe neighborhood or for staying 10 miles out of town. Another negative: the window opened directly to the outside walkway, so I didn't want to leave the curtains open because anyone walking by could look in. The room was pretty dark with the curtains drawn. Stayed for 3 nights.

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
J & T
Iowa City, IA
Dec 6, 2010

Great price, location & free parking.

The room was clean and tidy. The entrance doors could be sticky with the key cards needing to be used a couple of times. There is a cafe attached to the Inn that has great service, friendly staff and inexpensive food. The parking is secure,on site and free (We did hear that spaces are limited). We walked to the Merchandise Mart for The One of a Kind Show in the snow. Had a great time in Chicago. p.s. We had a friend that was staying here as well that is in a wheelchair. I guess the property has been grandfathered. There is only one access to the foot path from parking up front, has ridges over entrance to halls, doors are not automatic or magnetic, telephone leads too short and bathroom is not wide enough for wheelchair.

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

Walked every where.

Review of Howard Johnson Inn Chicago Downtown

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Vicky Wang
College Park, MD, USA
Nov 28, 2011

I like here

Great location, very convenient to get around Chicago by CTA. No microwave oven and no refrigerator. But the room is clean.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Sightseeing tip: Not Applicable

About the John Hancock Skywalk, we went there at about 4:00 pm on Thanksgiving day, no line at all!! Stay in the observatory until it was totally dark outside. Great view!

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

4
5.01.0
Davi
Champaign, IL, USA
Oct 31, 2011

Free parking and great location.

The good thing is the parking is for free! Great location, just couple blocks far of some bars and restaurants.

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

Quartino Ristorante. Great food and great wine.

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!

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