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Howard Johnson Inn Downtown Chicago

720 North LaSalle Street, Chicago, IL 60610
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  • 74%
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  • Howard Johnson Inn Downtown Chicago
    Amanda Boleman
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    3 Oct 24, 2013

    Just down the street from the Ohio House Motel, the Howard Johnson Inn competes as the other standard motel option in River North. The prices are a bit higher (only by about $20), but it definitely has more charm and everyone on the staff was super friendly.

    It's far enough down LaSalle that you get a bit quieter of an atmosphere than the more central motels/hotels, but you're still close enough to all the action. Also, can't complain about free parking!

    The decor is a bit dated, but especially in the motel's on-site restaurant, Cafe Luna, it gives off a sort of simple, old-fashioned vibe that makes you feel at home.

    Recommended for:Budget TravelersFamily Travelers
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  • Howard Johnson Inn Downtown Chicago
    Vince Nigito
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    3 Jun 01, 2013

    This a quaint little budget hotel in walking distance of Water Tower Place and the Magnificent Mile, nestled among art galleries and great places to shop if you have lots and lots of money. It’s ideal for trips where you don’t want to spend a lot on a hotel so that you can on everything else. I don’t want to get down on the rooms; they’re fine, completely equipped with everything but swank. There’s free parking and free Wi-Fi, which are worth the stay in itself, though the Chicago brown line stop is only a few blocks away if you want to save on gas and parking when you head over to Second City, right off the Sedgwick stop. There’s even a café attached which is very reasonably priced, which is nice after you blow everything on an original painting.

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Reviews Summary

Mediocre1124 reviews across the web.

  • Guests think this is a family-friendly hotel.
  • Price
    Excellent value for money, said 97%.
  • Location
    Great parking, according to 92%.
  • Service
    86% found the staff to be very friendly.
  • Food
    81% found the breakfast to be wonderful.
  • Internet
    Internet is average.
  • Hotel
    Hotel is ok.
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3.0 out of 5
2 members' reviews
Mediocre - 65% of guests recommend
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    +1-888-271-2681

Description

Located in the center of Chicago's historic River North neighborhood, the Howard Johnson Inn Downtown Chicago is a pet-friendly hotel just blocks away from the Magnificent Mile. The Contemporary Museum of Art and Ditka's Restaurant are area attractions.

Features:
This 2.0 star property has a business center and offers small meeting rooms and a technology helpdesk. Complimentary wireless and wired

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high speed Internet access is available in public areas. The property offers an airport shuttle (surcharge). A complimentary breakfast is served daily. Guest parking is complimentary. Additional property amenities include multilingual staff, ski storage, and self parking. This is a smoke free property. There is also an on-site cafe.

Guest Rooms:
Guest rooms are all accessible via exterior corridors. Bathrooms feature shower/tub combinations, makeup/shaving mirrors, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. In addition to complimentary wireless and wired high speed Internet access, guestrooms offer phones, free local calls, and complimentary weekday newspapers. Air conditioned rooms also include desks, blackout drapes/curtains, electronic/magnetic keys, and irons/ironing boards. Guests may request refrigerators and microwaves. Housekeeping is available. Rollaway beds are available on request. Guestrooms are all non smoking.



Notifications and Fees:

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check in, or check out.

  • Pets: C$ 10 per day

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Amenities:

  • Business Center
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Free Hi Speed Internet
  • Pets Allowed
  • Data Ports
  • TV In Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Air Conditioning
  • Electronic Room Keys
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Clothing Iron
  • Car Rental Desk
  • Handicap Accessible

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