In Chicago we stayed at the Hotel Felix. Since we booked last minute, we got a good price of the hotel, and it was much worth the money.
I’m used to staying at cheap places in London where you have to struggle to get the big bags up, or down, quite narrow stairs. That was far from the case this time! It felt quite luxurious stepping in to an elevator and having a well dressed man delivering the bags up to your room. A room that was very nice and clean. Not very big, but just perfect for two persons staying three nights. And that bed was impressive! It was so comfortable. I rarely sleep well away from home and my own bed, but here I slept like a baby. Free WiFi that worked without any trouble! Perfect for us that would be charged plenty from our operators if we used the 3G-net. Now we could still check out maps, transfer and other information we needed.
The staff at the hotel was really friendly, and helpful. They answered all of our questions and gave us useful tips about the city.
The location was great. It was close to everything in the city center. About ten minutes walk from the John Hancock Center and Water Tower Place. In the other direction it wasn’t far to Millennium Park and the train station to the airport.
There are a few minor things that could have been better. For example they took a deposition of $50/night that they didn’t inform us about until we questioned the way to high amount of money drawn from our card. Money that still isn’t transferred back. Maybe this is common in the States, but for a first time visitor we would have wished for this info in advance.
We we’re also hoping to be able to have a late check out, but the fee of $50/half an hour, was way too high in our opinion.
Overall, we were very happy about the hotel and can defiantly see this as a place to go back to next time we visit Chicago.