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Travelodge Hotel Downtown

2.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

As we had an event at the Auditorium Theatre, the location of the hotel (1 block away) was perfect. The hotel clerk and other staff were friendly and very helpful. The room itself was spacious, the walls looked newly painted and the beds were comfortable. However, the carpet was old and not as clean as I would have liked. Another reviewer mentioned the noisiness of the radiators, and they were right! I've never heard such clanging out of a radiator before. If you're a light sleeper, I wouldn't recommend this hotel. (We put the bathroom fan on for background white noise!) Also, although the pedestal sink in the bathroom was new, there was no towel rack next to it and not a lot of space for toiletries. I'm not sure I would stay longer than the one night, but for one night, the price was right!

This converted old apartment building is quaint, spacious, and is a great location for a reasonable price. It has great character.

I liked this hotel and would definitely stay here again

Pleasant, but the machinery is old. That's understandable as it is located in prime downtown.

Great rooms. Well priced also. And just minutes away from the Bean and other attractions. Will recommend to family and friends.

Hotel really old and it shows. Noisy beds were comfortable.

Stains on the box spring and sitting chair. Slept on top of the covers. Elevated subway started running at 4:15 AM. No water pressure. Should remove from Orbitz offering.

I was in town for a conference, and I had very little need of anything other than a comfortable flat surface to sleep on and a shower. I didn't turn on the T.V. I didn't look out the window. I didn't do more than glance at the decor and furnishings in the room. If you are in downtown Chicago on similar business, and will be spending less than 10 hours per day total time in the room, you can't go wrong with Travelodge. Anyone complaining about what you get for the money ought to consider that a fast food hamburger, WITHOUT FRIES, is selling for $10 up the street. I mean, c'mon people, I don't know what you're used to, but I'm betting the profit margin is pretty slim at this place, comparatively. THAT SAID, the staff could work on being a bit friendlier. No one was rude, but after a stressful journey to get there, I was hoping for a bit more of a cheerful, welcoming greeting. The hotel and restaurant sector (which I've spent years in, myself) is called the HOSPITALITY business for a reason. Congeniality costs the same as tolerance towards guests. Also, when the leases on the café and the restaurant are up for renewal, make some demands in the interest of your guests. A café in a travelers hotel that doesn't open until 7 a.m. is USELESS. I had to walk a couple blocks to Peet's (with a SUPER friendly, helpful staff) to get a decent cup of joe to start my day. And the restaurant? Closes at 10:30 and doesn't serve alcohol. Not helpful after a long, late trip. Don't need fancy

Convenient location walking distance easy access to trains early check in friendly staff

Hotel is dated. OK, if you're not needing a fancier hotel.

Overall, everything was good. One hotel staff member was a little abrupt but it was a very busy time then.

It is Chicago so I get expensive, but $150 a night for a room with radiant heat and a window ac, dirty floor grout, random hair from the previous guest all over and water pressure so weak the shower head barely functions. Had nice staff and free wifi that worked otherwise no other amenities that would make you want to consider this stay. Double the cost and quadruple your quality by staying somewhere else.

You get what you pay for. I wanted something cheap and close to all of the stuff we wanted to visit in Chicago. The bed was uncomfortable, the couch was stained, the hotel room was always too warm, the tap water tasted weird and the shower pressure was pretty bad. The people were nice and it did the trick. It was alright.

Stained carpet. Dusty furniture. No hair dryer. The bed was a king mattress on top of two single sized box springs that one was broken. Convenient location. Everything else was sub par

We chose to stay at travelodge for the familiarity of the brand. The location is good in that it's in downtown. However, it is also located a block from the fire station so the sirens were a bit much.

The location of the hotel is great for tourism. Close to basically everything!

Hotel staff was very friendly and accommodating. Room was clean and comfortable.

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Friendly staff! Friendly room service lady!!! GREAT location!!!! Overall it was good

Overall an OK, a bit dated, served the purpose of my trip, I was there for a convention so was out all the time. The best part was that it was close to anything that you might need.

65 E Harrison St Chicago IL

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Art Institute of Chicago and Millennium Park
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Business center

Located in South Loop, Travelodge Hotel Downtown is within a 10-minute walk of popular sights such as Art Institute of Chicago and Buckingham Fountain. This 233-room hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like 2 restaurants, free in-room WiFi, and a business center. Millennium Park and Grant Park are also a short walk from this Chicago hotel.


Dining

Enjoy dining at one of 2 onsite restaurants including Luna Cafe, which specializes in American cuisine. Start each morning off right with cooked-to-order breakfast served for a fee.


Rooms

All of Travelodge Hotel Downtown's 233 air-conditioned rooms provide coffee makers, free weekday newspapers, and free local calls. TVs come with satellite channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Other amenities include hair dryers, laptop-compatible safes, and desks.


Property features

Guests of Travelodge Hotel Downtown enjoy access to free WiFi in public areas, conference space, and a business center. Valet parking is available for USD 44.00 per night, and there's also an airport shuttle. Multilingual staff at the front desk are standing by 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include free newspapers, laundry facilities, and an ATM.

Guest reviews for Travelodge Hotel Downtown

Everyone (27) Couples (83) Business (74) Students (1) Family (65) Friends (54) Other (43)
3
Everyone

As we had an event at the Auditorium Theatre, the location of the hotel (1 block away) was perfect. The hotel clerk and other staff were friendly and very helpful. The room itself was spacious, the walls looked newly painted and the beds were comfortable. However, the carpet was old and not as clean as I would have liked. Another reviewer mentioned the noisiness of the radiators, and they were right! I've never heard such clanging out of a radiator before. If you're a light sleeper, I wouldn't recommend this hotel. (We put the bathroom fan on for background white noise!) Also, although the pedestal sink in the bathroom was new, there was no towel rack next to it and not a lot of space for toiletries. I'm not sure I would stay longer than the one night, but for one night, the price was right!

By , from Northwest Indiana on Mar 27, 2018

Review comment responded on Mar 28, 2018

Thank you for all your comments. We really appreciate your review!Thanks again.

4
Everyone

This converted old apartment building is quaint, spacious, and is a great location for a reasonable price. It has great character.

By , from pickerington, oh on Mar 17, 2018

Review comment responded on Mar 19, 2018

Thank you so much for the four stars, thanks!

4
Everyone

I liked this hotel and would definitely stay here again

By on Feb 7, 2018

Review comment responded on Feb 15, 2018

Thank you so much!

3

nice hotel in the downtown

Everyone

Pleasant, but the machinery is old. That's understandable as it is located in prime downtown.

By , from Dallas on Dec 8, 2017

5

nice hotel in downtown

Everyone

Great rooms. Well priced also. And just minutes away from the Bean and other attractions. Will recommend to family and friends.

By , from FL on Dec 4, 2017

3
Everyone

Hotel really old and it shows. Noisy beds were comfortable.

By , from Boston ma on Nov 27, 2017

1

worst hotel i ever stayed at.

Everyone

Stains on the box spring and sitting chair. Slept on top of the covers. Elevated subway started running at 4:15 AM. No water pressure. Should remove from Orbitz offering.

By , from Philadelphia on Nov 9, 2017

3

what you should expect in an econ. place to crash.

Everyone

I was in town for a conference, and I had very little need of anything other than a comfortable flat surface to sleep on and a shower. I didn't turn on the T.V. I didn't look out the window. I didn't do more than glance at the decor and furnishings in the room. If you are in downtown Chicago on similar business, and will be spending less than 10 hours per day total time in the room, you can't go wrong with Travelodge. Anyone complaining about what you get for the money ought to consider that a fast food hamburger, WITHOUT FRIES, is selling for $10 up the street. I mean, c'mon people, I don't know what you're used to, but I'm betting the profit margin is pretty slim at this place, comparatively. THAT SAID, the staff could work on being a bit friendlier. No one was rude, but after a stressful journey to get there, I was hoping for a bit more of a cheerful, welcoming greeting. The hotel and restaurant sector (which I've spent years in, myself) is called the HOSPITALITY business for a reason. Congeniality costs the same as tolerance towards guests. Also, when the leases on the café and the restaurant are up for renewal, make some demands in the interest of your guests. A café in a travelers hotel that doesn't open until 7 a.m. is USELESS. I had to walk a couple blocks to Peet's (with a SUPER friendly, helpful staff) to get a decent cup of joe to start my day. And the restaurant? Closes at 10:30 and doesn't serve alcohol. Not helpful after a long, late trip. Don't need fancy

By , from The Berkshires on Nov 4, 2017

4
Everyone

Convenient location walking distance easy access to trains early check in friendly staff

By , from san antonio tx on Nov 4, 2017

3
Everyone

Hotel is dated. OK, if you're not needing a fancier hotel.

By on Oct 25, 2017