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Chinatown Hotel Chicago‏

1.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

It's drab, downscale and utilitarian, but it is my standby when I attend events at the McCormick because it gives me what I need at 1/2 to 1/3 the cost of any other room in the nearby area.

Nothing is wiped down in this establishment. Toothpaste and soap rings remain on the glass and sink counters. The remote was greasy and not of the tabletops were wiped down. It's common knowledge that hotels don't generally wash the comforters so expect plenty of hair and other particles to remain on the top sheet when you pull it off. The shower head had mold/mildew caked where the water came out so I'm sure my body was sprinkled with those particles. After one evening the mildew in the room and bathroom gave me some kind of wheezing cough. Thankfully no bed bugs in my room as other reviewers had noted in theirs. There is no sound barrier between the walls or the halls. Housekeeping will start rustling plastic bags down the hallway to wake you up at 7am. Dump of a hotel. I would say that you get what you pay for but even $75 is a ripoff. $40 at the most and that's if the street is your other option. Spring for a $120 room somewhere else if you can.

I advise you to pay $100 more a night and stay in a pleasant hotel. The room was very small and old. Towels are used by 1000 people, they haven't replaced them in years, even had holes. On the wall the biggest silver fish I've seen in my life. My husband killed it. It's disgusting. The location is ok, still have to take the train for 3 stops to the center.

I had I nice experience. Apparently the neighborhood is not the safest of the city and actually some American friends were concerned about that, but I was just fine. The hotel is not new and actually there a bad smell in the corridors. Staff said it is not mold, I don’t know the origin, I only know it’s bad. In the room, after turning on the air conditioning, it gets much better. But if you are picky about this kind of thing, maybe you should find another hotel. The room is OK. It would be better if there was a fridge in the room, but they never said they had. Air conditioning worked perfectly, and the bathroom is really nice, it seems as it was recently renovated. The staff is great, very friendly and helpful. Location was also great, 5 minutes walking from subway. Finally the price is probably the best part. If you are not too picky, you can stay at this hotel and save some money.

A bad and a cold shower - nothing more here. Location was good for a convention, but other than that there are not many good things to say about this experience. Staff would answer questions but not offer help or suggestions for restaurants. Overall impression of the place was that is was run down and well past its prime.

I was able to stay here because I had some Orbucks and the stay ended up being very cheap. However, if you are paying the full price for a room this is not worth it at all. I was received by a rude man in the front desk, the room smelled like my grandma's closet, 3 channels on the TV and everything is just old. Not a drop of coffee in the morning either. You'd be better off staying at a Hostel.

It's ok if you need it. If you are on a tight budget, and aren't too picky or prissy, this might work for you. The location is great, really close to the train and in a neighborhood with a lot to do and see. The room was dirty- the carpet needs shampooed or just replaced. The walls in the bathroom needed wiped down. There was a pair of socks behind the end table. The sheets and towels smelled strongly of bleach, but at least I knew they were clean. The room is tiny, but is fine for solo travelers or couples that don't mind close quarters. I had no problems checking in or out. Would I stay here again? Only if I REALLY couldn't afford the extra 50 or so bucks for a more decent hotel. Which is a real possibility.

The only problems I had were there were no face towels in the room and the hot water was sporadic alternating between hot then cold after 5 minutes. But I can forgive that since they were doing renovations. The staff was very friendly and answered my questions.

Dear Sir/Madam, The hotel is terrible. my pax stay for 1 night and leaf. All the money for the booking we lost. A terrible experience. Thanh Tam,

Although wi-fi never works, and the whole hotel was like being sent here directly from 20 years ago, where else in Chicago can you find a hotel with such location? Staff is also helpful.

Really nice, helpful man at checkin. Bed slept surprisingly well but the AC blew cold air directly onto my face. Could not get phone (sprint) nor internet in the room (207). For the cheapest price, you can't be too picky.

We did not find anything this cheap for the dates in the Chicago area that can be reached with the metrorail, so we were stuck with this one. It was not a good experience, but seems like beggars can't be choosers. Description: no elevators in the 3-storey extremely crammed buliding. You have a general feeling of discomfort and lack of safety, but we had no problems. The rooms are veryvery small, reasonably clean, but have a special smell. Internet in the rooms is on and off. Final thoughts: if you're on a budget and care more abou being close to the city center than where you sleep this is your place.

The staff were friendly, the people were welcoming and it was overall a great place. It has a nice location in Chinatown and there are many great restaurants just in the vicinity.

The location of this hotel was perfect! Very close to the red line so it was easy for us to get around. The staff was friendly and there are a lot of shops near by. Not to mention how good the food is in china town! The rooms are minimal but if you just need An inexpensive place to stay this will work just fine.

Cheap and worth the cheap dollar. Old and needs to be redone

It is a kind of animal with long tail....but they help me to change the room

the location was good, there was no elevator, how does one get their luggage up stairs

The room is small, dirty, and smelly, and has no amenities, broken furniture, leaky bathroom, etc.. It does not worth $80 a night (should be about $40). The staff is OK, and the location is good, right in the heart of Chinatown. I would not recommend this place to anyone...

it was too hot inside, air condition hasn't worked good, besides this, everything was good

You can stay here because of its proximity to Downtown Chicago and metro stations. Rooms are clean but self service and no room service. Staff is cooperative. $80 is bit more for 1 night stay.

214 West 22nd Place Chicago IL

Hotel highlights

  • Close to McCormick Place
  • Free in-room WiFi
  • 24-hour front desk

Located in Chinatown within a mile (2 km) of McCormick Place, Chinatown Hotel Chicago‏ is within 2 miles (3 km) of other popular sights such as Soldier Field. This 46-room hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like free in-room WiFi, coffee/tea in a common area, and express check-in. Willis Tower and Skydeck Ledge are also nearby.


Rooms

All of Chinatown Hotel Chicago‏'s 46 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including coffee makers, free newspapers, and free local calls. Guests can expect to find satellite TV and stay connected with free WiFi. Desks are also included.


Property features

Guests of Chinatown Hotel Chicago‏ enjoy features like coffee in a common area, express check-in and express check-out. The front desk is staffed 24/7 to help with luggage storage, and answer any questions about the accommodations.

Room options

Queen Room

Queen 1 | Twin 1 | Sleeps 2

Double Room with Two Double Beds

Full 2 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 4

Suite

Queen 1 | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for Chinatown Hotel Chicago‏

Everyone (2) Business (31) Couples (13) Students (1) Family (3) Other (18) Friends (9)
3

no frills lodging walking distance from mccormick

Students

It's drab, downscale and utilitarian, but it is my standby when I attend events at the McCormick because it gives me what I need at 1/2 to 1/3 the cost of any other room in the nearby area.

By , from Princeton, NJ on Apr 6, 2017

2

someone call the health department

Everyone

Nothing is wiped down in this establishment. Toothpaste and soap rings remain on the glass and sink counters. The remote was greasy and not of the tabletops were wiped down. It's common knowledge that hotels don't generally wash the comforters so expect plenty of hair and other particles to remain on the top sheet when you pull it off. The shower head had mold/mildew caked where the water came out so I'm sure my body was sprinkled with those particles. After one evening the mildew in the room and bathroom gave me some kind of wheezing cough. Thankfully no bed bugs in my room as other reviewers had noted in theirs. There is no sound barrier between the walls or the halls. Housekeeping will start rustling plastic bags down the hallway to wake you up at 7am. Dump of a hotel. I would say that you get what you pay for but even $75 is a ripoff. $40 at the most and that's if the street is your other option. Spring for a $120 room somewhere else if you can.

By , from California on Nov 10, 2016

3

it is good deal if you are not a picky person

Singles

I had I nice experience. Apparently the neighborhood is not the safest of the city and actually some American friends were concerned about that, but I was just fine. The hotel is not new and actually there a bad smell in the corridors. Staff said it is not mold, I don’t know the origin, I only know it’s bad. In the room, after turning on the air conditioning, it gets much better. But if you are picky about this kind of thing, maybe you should find another hotel. The room is OK. It would be better if there was a fridge in the room, but they never said they had. Air conditioning worked perfectly, and the bathroom is really nice, it seems as it was recently renovated. The staff is great, very friendly and helpful. Location was also great, 5 minutes walking from subway. Finally the price is probably the best part. If you are not too picky, you can stay at this hotel and save some money.

By on Dec 7, 2015

1

not so great

BusinessTravelers

A bad and a cold shower - nothing more here. Location was good for a convention, but other than that there are not many good things to say about this experience. Staff would answer questions but not offer help or suggestions for restaurants. Overall impression of the place was that is was run down and well past its prime.

By on Nov 24, 2015

2

not worth your money

Singles

I was able to stay here because I had some Orbucks and the stay ended up being very cheap. However, if you are paying the full price for a room this is not worth it at all. I was received by a rude man in the front desk, the room smelled like my grandma's closet, 3 channels on the TV and everything is just old. Not a drop of coffee in the morning either. You'd be better off staying at a Hostel.

By on Nov 10, 2015

3

it's ok if you need it.

Singles

It's ok if you need it. If you are on a tight budget, and aren't too picky or prissy, this might work for you. The location is great, really close to the train and in a neighborhood with a lot to do and see. The room was dirty- the carpet needs shampooed or just replaced. The walls in the bathroom needed wiped down. There was a pair of socks behind the end table. The sheets and towels smelled strongly of bleach, but at least I knew they were clean. The room is tiny, but is fine for solo travelers or couples that don't mind close quarters. I had no problems checking in or out. Would I stay here again? Only if I REALLY couldn't afford the extra 50 or so bucks for a more decent hotel. Which is a real possibility.

By on Oct 1, 2015

3

not bad

Singles

The only problems I had were there were no face towels in the room and the hot water was sporadic alternating between hot then cold after 5 minutes. But I can forgive that since they were doing renovations. The staff was very friendly and answered my questions.

By on Mar 13, 2015

1

terrible booking

BusinessTravelers

Dear Sir/Madam, The hotel is terrible. my pax stay for 1 night and leaf. All the money for the booking we lost. A terrible experience. Thanh Tam,

By on Jan 15, 2015

4

good for your budget

Singles

Although wi-fi never works, and the whole hotel was like being sent here directly from 20 years ago, where else in Chicago can you find a hotel with such location? Staff is also helpful.

By on Dec 2, 2014

3

average given the price

Families

Really nice, helpful man at checkin. Bed slept surprisingly well but the AC blew cold air directly onto my face. Could not get phone (sprint) nor internet in the room (207). For the cheapest price, you can't be too picky.

By on Jul 10, 2014