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Ohio House Motel

2.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

It was good overall. No complaints. Good location, breakfast was good with free parking :)

The good: free parking, good location. The bad: The toilet became clogged, which the front office staff informed me was a common occurrence. They then did not bring a plunger but forced me to go down and get it. Then it started raining and water came pouring into the room through the window, quickly forming a puddle on the floor. When I informed the front office of the water pouring into our room through the window they made no effort to address the situation other than saying they may be able to send someone in the morning. All in all I would not recommend this hotel, especially since you don't really need a car in Chicago and can just walk, use public transit, or Uber.

The staff was very polite and very nice everything was well however my room was Aunt infested they were in my bed all over the floor all over the dresser it was a mess nevertheless I must say the staff was exceptionally nice

Enjoyed my stay it was convient to the places we wanted to visit the staff were excellent and personable especially loved the parking (it was free).

It's not a 5 star hotel but it is a 5 star experience for 3 star motel. Clean. Good location. Friendly staff. Comfortable bed. Nice tub, shower. Near great restaurants. Good price. It is in the heart of a busy district! Don't expect quiet.

Check-in was a little slow, but the front desk staff was friendly and helpful. The hotel is older, but clean. The rooms are comfortable and fairly roomy. The one thing that I didn't like was the room temperature is controlled by the front desk. The temperature was fine in our room, but my mother's room became very chilly in the morning. We are used to a king bed, so the queen seemed small. We appreciated the microwave and fridge-freezer. The shower was good. No breakfast was available. There appeared to be a restaurant at the hotel, but it was closed for the weekend. Very basic hotel.

Chose for free parking which can be good but only 30 spaces for 50 rooms, so no guarantee. The staff is very pleasant, but despite repeated attempts, could not control the room temperature which is only available to the front desk, so we had a very cold night (around 66 degrees).

Enjoyed the experience. Close to restaurants. Grocery store nearby. Some rooms still allow smoking.

The check-in was fast, and the hotel staff was pleasant. The room was clean, though we had a view of the wall of the building next door. Surprisingly, we couldn't hear the noise from the outside. The location is great, it's only 3 blocks from L, and you can walk everywhere from the hotel. The only thing I didn't like was that you cannot control temperature in your room. You have to call the reception to adjust the temperature, and I was constantly cold. I called them once, they adjusted the temperature but then they lowered it again.

The Ohio House is in a great location, has cool mid-century building, but certainly shows the wear from years of use. Everyone was nice and the rooms were clean but don't expect a boutique hotel experience.

Nice place in the middle of downtown. Really economic, on a convenient location. With free parking for tenants. Will definitely consider staying here on my next visit to chicago. 10/10.

It's location is good but there's nothing special about it. It served its purpose. Small rooms and dated. We were allowed to keep our car parked there for the day and for that I am thankful. Staff was nice.

The hotel has a great location - is close to the Magnificent mile. The free parking is really nice. The check-in and check-out process was easy. Hotel staff was very friendly and helpful. It is not a luxury place, but very nice for a motel.

This was the best location of a hotel I've ever stayed in Chicago! Perfect for a quick night out on the town! Loved the staff. Room wasn't mind blowingly beautiful but it was very vintage. Can't wait to go back

The room looked new, the bed was comfortable, and the location is walkable to everything down town Chicago has to offer.

Didn't know what to expect from a motel in the middle of downtown chicago, but got a very kempt old building with free parking for the first car and a room withing walking distance of Al's Italian Beef, Rock and Roll Mcdonalds, and Portillos, Three of Chicago's most noticeable restaurants. Price was great for the location. Just really old...

Great for Price with Parking. Older clean room with the essentials.

The rooms are not very clean mainly the carpets. The room was not what I was expecting, I don't know if they ever vacuum the carpet too main stains on it. Please change your carpets otherwise the location is perfect.

We were up for a weekend quick trip with kids, on a limited budget. The hotel was clean and conveniently located. the room was clean and tidy.

600 North LaSalle Street Chicago IL

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Merchandise Mart and Tribune Tower
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining

Located in Near North Side, Ohio House Motel is a leisurely stroll from popular sights such as Merchandise Mart and Wrigley Building. This 50-room motel welcomes guests with conveniences like a restaurant, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking. It's in central Chicago and also close to John Hancock Center and Navy Pier.


Dining

For your convenience, a continental breakfast is served for a fee each morning from 7 AM to 10:30 AM. Grab a bite to eat at the onsite restaurant or get an energy boost at the 3 coffee shops/cafés.


Rooms

All of Ohio House Motel's 50 recently renovated rooms provide balconies, free local calls, and ironing boards. Guests can expect free WiFi and 42-inch flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Pillowtop beds grant a restful night's sleep, and bathrooms offer deep soaking tubs, rainfall showers, hair dryers, and free toiletries. Desks are also standard.


Property features

Guests of Ohio House Motel enjoy free WiFi in public areas, coffee in a common area, and a TV in a common area. You can put free parking to good use if you drive. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to help with luggage storage, and answer any questions about the area. This smoke-free motel also has an ATM.

Room options

Standard Room, 2 Double Beds, Non Smoking

Full 2 | Sleeps 4

Standard Room, 1 King Bed

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Suite, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Deluxe Room, 2 Double Beds

Full 2 | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for Ohio House Motel

Everyone (17) Business (4) Couples (10) Family (9) Friends (6) Other (3)
4
Everyone

It was good overall. No complaints. Good location, breakfast was good with free parking :)

By on Nov 10, 2017

Review comment responded on Nov 12, 2017

Thank you so much for your kind review! I am so glad that you enjoyed your stay. We hope to see you again soon!

2

could have been worse.

Everyone

The good: free parking, good location. The bad: The toilet became clogged, which the front office staff informed me was a common occurrence. They then did not bring a plunger but forced me to go down and get it. Then it started raining and water came pouring into the room through the window, quickly forming a puddle on the floor. When I informed the front office of the water pouring into our room through the window they made no effort to address the situation other than saying they may be able to send someone in the morning. All in all I would not recommend this hotel, especially since you don't really need a car in Chicago and can just walk, use public transit, or Uber.

By , from Iowa on Oct 26, 2017

Review comment responded on Oct 28, 2017

Thank you for your review of our hotel. I'm sorry that your stay with us was less than satisfactory. It's unacceptable that you felt that our staff was uninterested in improving the quality of your experience. I can assure you that you feedback has been received and passed along to the right departments. Thank you again for your feedback.

2
Everyone

The staff was very polite and very nice everything was well however my room was Aunt infested they were in my bed all over the floor all over the dresser it was a mess nevertheless I must say the staff was exceptionally nice

By on Oct 2, 2017

Review comment responded on Oct 4, 2017

Thank you for bringing this to our attention. We apologize for the inconveniences you faced during your stay, as that is not up to our normal standards. We will share your feedback with our staff and make the necessary changes. We hope you choose to stay with us again, so we can show you our true level of service.

4

nice convient to everything

Everyone

Enjoyed my stay it was convient to the places we wanted to visit the staff were excellent and personable especially loved the parking (it was free).

By on Aug 23, 2017

Review comment responded on Aug 26, 2017

Thank you so much for your feedback and your kind words about the staff we do hope to see you back soon!

4

great location. simple, clean rooms.

Everyone

It's not a 5 star hotel but it is a 5 star experience for 3 star motel. Clean. Good location. Friendly staff. Comfortable bed. Nice tub, shower. Near great restaurants. Good price. It is in the heart of a busy district! Don't expect quiet.

By on Jul 17, 2017

Review comment responded on Jul 19, 2017

Hello! Thank you so much for taking the time to share a bit about your experience here at The Ohio House Motel. I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed your time in Chicago, and that your guest room was a comfortable place for you to relax and refresh. I hope that we will be able to welcome you back sometime soon!

4

good location, easy to walk to downtown attraction

Everyone

Check-in was a little slow, but the front desk staff was friendly and helpful. The hotel is older, but clean. The rooms are comfortable and fairly roomy. The one thing that I didn't like was the room temperature is controlled by the front desk. The temperature was fine in our room, but my mother's room became very chilly in the morning. We are used to a king bed, so the queen seemed small. We appreciated the microwave and fridge-freezer. The shower was good. No breakfast was available. There appeared to be a restaurant at the hotel, but it was closed for the weekend. Very basic hotel.

By on Jun 26, 2017

Review comment responded on Jun 29, 2017

Thank you very much for taking the time to review your recent stay with us. I assure you that this has been addressed by proper management. We truly appreciate your feedback!

3

convenient but very dated

Everyone

Chose for free parking which can be good but only 30 spaces for 50 rooms, so no guarantee. The staff is very pleasant, but despite repeated attempts, could not control the room temperature which is only available to the front desk, so we had a very cold night (around 66 degrees).

By , from Michigan on Jun 24, 2017

Review comment responded on Jun 29, 2017

Thank you for your review of our hotel. I'm sorry that your stay with us was less than satisfactory. I can assure you that you feedback has been received and passed along to the right departments. Thank you again for your feedback.

3

cheap stay in downtown chicago with free parking.

Everyone

By , from Dayton, OH on Nov 4, 2016

Review comment responded on Nov 9, 2016

Thank you very much for taking the time to review your recent stay with us. I assure you that this has been addressed by proper management. We truly appreciate your feedback!

4

fun,funky two story motel built in 1960.

Everyone

Enjoyed the experience. Close to restaurants. Grocery store nearby. Some rooms still allow smoking.

By , from Indianapolis, IN on Oct 20, 2016

Review comment responded on Nov 9, 2016

Thank you so much for your review of The Ohio House Motel. It sounds like you really enjoyed our neighborhood and took advantage of all that it had to offer! You really can walk to everything from here. I hope that you enjoyed your time here in Chicago, and that we can welcome you back sometime soon.

4
Everyone

The check-in was fast, and the hotel staff was pleasant. The room was clean, though we had a view of the wall of the building next door. Surprisingly, we couldn't hear the noise from the outside. The location is great, it's only 3 blocks from L, and you can walk everywhere from the hotel. The only thing I didn't like was that you cannot control temperature in your room. You have to call the reception to adjust the temperature, and I was constantly cold. I called them once, they adjusted the temperature but then they lowered it again.

By , from Indiana on Aug 20, 2016

Review comment responded on Nov 10, 2016

Thank you very much for taking the time to review your recent stay with us. I assure you that this has been addressed by proper management. We truly appreciate your feedback!