$118 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Jul 31, 2014 Check-out: Aug 1, 2014

Howard Johnson Inn Chicago Downtown

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

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

  • lucki
  • Mar 4, 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... See full review

  • Johnster1234
  • Jul 19, 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 (235)

Ratings and reviews for Howard Johnson Inn Chicago Downtown

Overall score

3.1 / 5
5.01.0
70 out of 235
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

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
Stranded Biologist
Indiana
Feb 17, 2014

Downtown Chicago

Wonderful experience. Best value in Chicago. Rooms are small, but I prefer to call them efficient.

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

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Iowa College Parents
Iowa
Sep 3, 2013

Decent hotel in a great location with FREE parking

Hotel staff were very friendly and helpful. We LOVED the free parking! When comparing hotel rates, consider how much it costs to park in Chicago (and how difficult it is to find a place). That was probably the biggest selling point for us. Bed was comfortable, pillows not so great. Location was good -- just a few blocks to Michigan Ave and an easy drive to our event. This hotel is decent but certainly nothing special. However, we were only there to sleep so were willing to put up with older carpet and a shower temp that fluctuated when someone else flushed a toilet.

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

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Austrian Tourist
Austria
Aug 8, 2013

very good location close to shopping and touristic attractions

urgently needs to be remodelled. manky and stinky. would not stay there again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
1
Location:
5
Value:
1
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
Maximohdez
New York
Jul 5, 2012

Great location for the price!

This hotel is located within walking distance from the Mag mile and also a short walk from public transportation and restaurants. Would stay here again.

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

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
JM Torres
Guadalajara, México
Jun 20, 2012

Only the basics at a very good location

This hotel has a very good location near Chicago downton, a few blocks from CTA red line subway and just 6 blocks from Michigan Ave. Rooms and hotel facilities are very basic, just like a motel. Take this option if you want a cheap stay in Chicago.

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

Portillo's, a very famous Chicago restaurant, is located just a few blocks away,

Review of Howard Johnson Inn Chicago Downtown

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Traintraveller
Wollongong, NSW
Jun 2, 2012

Great location

Generally very positive considering the price. Rather old and in need of renovation(floors uneven and rather tatty looking decor) but a great location. Close to metro and some inexpensive but tasty dining. Beds were comfortable. Staff friendly.

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

3and7 day cta pass great value for getting around.

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