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Travelodge Hotel Downtown Chicago

2 stars
65 East Harrison, Chicago, IL 60605
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
2.9
out of 5
552 reviews
Great Hotel

The hotel design is gorgeous, the room was exceedingly comfortable, and the staff was friendly as... See full review

  • TravelforPleasure
  • Jun 11, 2014
Perfect Location

I chose this hotel for it's location and had a really good deal. Hotel was better than I expected.... See full review

  • dddd79
  • Apr 18, 2014
Standard hotel near major downtown attractions

Built in 1928 as the Harrison Hotel, this South Loop hotel, now a Travelodge property caters to budget travelers looking for convenient access to Grant Park, Millennium Park and the Loop. Just off the Magnificent Mile, the non-smoking Travelodge Hotel features a business center, two onsite restaurants, double, king and king-suite rooms. Standard amenities include free high-speed Internet, 24-hour guest services and an in-room coffee maker with complimentary coffee.

Highlights
  • Convenient South Loop location just off the Magnificent Mile
  • Budget and kid-friendly lodging--children 16 and under stay free
  • Free high-speed Internet
  • Shuttle service via GO Airport Express (fees apply)
  • Indoor and outdoor parking (fees apply)
Rooms
Carpeted rooms at the Travelodge Hotel sport city views and come in king, king-suite or double layouts. Patterned bedspreads coordinate with drapes, framed prints, wood nightstands and drawers. Free high-speed Internet is available in all rooms.
Features

Travelers can make reservations online at GO Airport Express for limousine or sedan services to and from O'Hare International and Midway Airports. Shuttles and private car transfers are available seven days a week, 365 a year.  For travelers' convenience, gratuity and fuel surcharges are built into the price.

All guests enjoy free high-speed Internet access and a South Loop location just off the Magnificent Mile. Families enjoy value as children 16 and under stay free. The Travelodge also has a business center.

Transportation
  • O'Hare International Airport (18 miles)
  • Midway Airport (11 miles)
  • Closest train stops: Blue Line (LaSalle to O'Hare) and Orange Line (Roosevelt to Midway)
  •  McCormick Place Convention Center (6 minutes)
Attractions
  • Grant Park
  • Millennium Park
  • Art Institute
  • Soldier Field
  • Magnificent Mile
  • Jewelers Row
  • Financial District
  • Loop
Business
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Business center
Policies and fees
  • Guests must be 21 years of age or older to check in
  • Indoor and outdoor parking fees apply

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

Amenities

  • High-speed internet
  • Non Smoking
General
Air conditioned
Non Smoking
Elevators
Ice machine
Dining
Restaurant
Coffee maker in room
Vending machines
Services
24 hour front desk
Business center
Guest laundromat
ATM/Cash machine
Security
Wake-up service
FAX
Conference facilities
Internet
High-speed internet
Room
Safe
AM/FM alarm clock
Desk with lamp
Microwave
Over sized rooms
TV remote control
Cribs available
Ironing board

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Hotel Map

41.8744 -87.6255
Area description
Business district

Nearby points of interest

  • Auditorium Building: 0.1 mi
  • Harold Washington Library: 0.2 mi
  • Printers Square: 0.2 mi
  • Grant Park: 0.2 mi
  • Chicago Architecture Foundation: 0.3 mi
  • Symphony Center: 0.3 mi
  • Buckingham Fountain: 0.4 mi
  • Art Institute of Chicago: 0.4 mi
  • Chicago Board of Trade: 0.4 mi
  • Bank of America Theatre: 0.5 mi
  • Crown Fountain: 0.5 mi
  • Willis Tower (Sears Tower): 0.5 mi
  • State Street: 0.5 mi
  • Shubert Theatre: 0.6 mi
  • Cloud Gate: 0.6 mi
  • Auditorium Building: 0.1 mi
  • Harold Washington Library: 0.2 mi
  • Printers Square: 0.2 mi
  • Grant Park: 0.2 mi
  • Chicago Architecture Foundation: 0.3 mi
  • Symphony Center: 0.3 mi
  • Buckingham Fountain: 0.4 mi
  • Art Institute of Chicago: 0.4 mi
  • Chicago Board of Trade: 0.4 mi
  • Bank of America Theatre: 0.5 mi
  • Crown Fountain: 0.5 mi
  • Willis Tower (Sears Tower): 0.5 mi
  • State Street: 0.5 mi
  • Shubert Theatre: 0.6 mi
  • Cloud Gate: 0.6 mi
  • Pritzker Pavilion: 0.6 mi
  • Macys: 0.7 mi
  • Chicago Cultural Center: 0.7 mi
  • Yacht Club: 0.7 mi
  • Harris Theater: 0.7 mi
  • City Hall: 0.7 mi
  • Field Museum of Natural History: 0.7 mi
  • Oriental Theatre: 0.7 mi
  • Cadillac Palace Theatre: 0.7 mi
  • Goodman Theatre: 0.8 mi
  • Chicago Theater: 0.8 mi
  • Shedd Aquarium: 0.8 mi
  • Chicago Mercantile Exchange: 0.8 mi
  • Prudential Plaza: 0.8 mi
  • Harold Washington College: 0.8 mi
  • Union Station: 0.8 mi
  • Opera House: 0.8 mi
  • Soldier Field: 0.9 mi
  • Marina City: 1 mi
  • Museum of Broadcast Communications: 1 mi
  • Merchandise Mart: 1.1 mi
  • Wrigley Building: 1.1 mi
  • Adler Planetarium: 1.1 mi
  • Tribune Tower: 1.1 mi
  • Hull House Museum: 1.1 mi
  • North Michigan Avenue: 1.2 mi
  • Michigan Avenue South: 1.3 mi
  • Chicago - Mag Mile - Wacker Dr: 1.3 mi
  • Lake Point Tower: 1.4 mi
  • Terra Museum of American Art: 1.4 mi

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
03:00 PM
Check-out:
11:00 AM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (552)

Ratings and reviews for Travelodge Hotel Downtown Chicago

Overall score

2.9 / 5
5.01.0
552 out of 552
Amenities:
2.6
Room cleanliness:
3.3
Hotel staff:
3.6
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4.3
Value:
3.5

65% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Travelodge Hotel Downtown Chicago

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Ellis Fogg
Midland, Michigan
Jul 18, 2014

Great location

Slow elevator and small bathroom. But the bell staff are very helpful and nice. And the location is key. A short walk to Grant Park and a little longer one to Millennium Park. A couple of blocks to the Red Line and plenty of buses out on Michigan Avenue. Park at the northeast corner of Wabash and Harrison ($25 a day), instead of across the street from the hotel ($39 a day). Spend your time exploring the city and come back to the hotel to sleep.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Try Pizano's at 61 E. Madison. It's a few blocks walk but it has great Italian food.

Review of Travelodge Hotel Downtown Chicago

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Crystal Rae
Auatin texas
Jul 10, 2014

Wedding

They we're all really nice and helped me upgrade with no problems thanks guys

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Mellineum park and the mesuems are there

Review of Travelodge Hotel Downtown Chicago

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
DianeS51
Grundy County, Iowa
Jul 7, 2014

location, location, location

This is obviously an old hotel, but not a bad place to stay. The bathroom was very small, especially by today's standards, with no place to put clothes or shower supplies. The TV faced one bed, but didn't have a good angle from the other. Fortunately, we didn't want to watch TV. It was clean and well kept, with friendly staff and great care. One of the 3 elevators was the old fashioned kind that needed an operator, but there was usually someone there willing to serve in that role. The biggest negative I would say is that the "parking available" is misleading. Be sure to figure another $39 per day for parking. But the location, in my opinion, makes it worth it. It would just have been easier to swallow if I had chosen it instead of feeling tricked. That said, I'd happily choose it again. Could someone please tell me, though, what good is a safe with the method and combination for lock and unlock printed on the top? 4th of July activities were plentiful and Michigan Ave parks were busy in the evening. Love the sidewalk dining and the nearby late night Dunkin Donuts and Subway, as well as the other restaurants around. Navy Pier is always a favorite place, but there's a lot of construction so allow extra time. Suessical is wonderful!!! The tallship was awesome! Beautiful weather. Wish the timing would have allowed for the Madagascar 3d Imax. Transformers isn't my thing. Love the Mexican Cantina. Getting far enough to get a cab after the activities was a problem since one of us has back and knee problems and can't walk very far. Maybe there would have been a way to order something in advance. That could be a future deal-breaker (or deal-maker). Any takers?

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Dining tip: Long walk from hotel

Fabulous casual dining is available, with outdoor seating, too, if you can walk between 1/2 and 1 mile (and back). Quick and easy close places are good for late night and early morning, but it's worth the walk to Michigan Ave for more grown-up fare. If you go to Cosi, try the s'mores. They're wonderful! Your own little fire pot with marshmallows to roast, graham crackers and Hershey's bar to put it all together. Be prepared to be sticky.

Review of Travelodge Hotel Downtown Chicago

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
B. Murphy
Business
Alexandria, VA
Jun 25, 2014

Not Great!

The picture is deceiving! This hotel is very old; the room was tiny; the hallway and elevator was scary! The only redeeming qualities of this experience was that the staff at the front desk was wonderful, and the location is right downtown Chicago.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Travelodge Hotel Downtown Chicago

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
TravelforPleasure
East Lansing, Michigan
Jun 11, 2014

Great Hotel

The hotel design is gorgeous, the room was exceedingly comfortable, and the staff was friendly as can be.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

If you like craft beer, check out the Beer Exchange which is a short walk from the hotel.

Review of Travelodge Hotel Downtown Chicago

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Argo Lite
SAN DIEGO, CA
Jun 1, 2014

Great Location

The location of this hotel is its selling point.. Just a block or so from Grant Park. The price is reasonable for the location. It could do with some upgrades in its amenities. On the whole its a good choice for location and price.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
2
Location:
5
Value:
4
Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

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Review of Travelodge Hotel Downtown Chicago

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
dddd79
Business
Holland, Michigan
May 30, 2014

Great location

I had a great deal again for this hotel. This was my second time in here. Its location is perfect. Near red line and bus stops. Their staff is super friendly and helpful. They have free wifi also, that was a huge plus for me...

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Around the area there are lots of dining places for people that in a budget.

Review of Travelodge Hotel Downtown Chicago

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
super shopper 007
mexico city
Apr 22, 2014

turistic and shopping getaway

Great location, near to metro and downtown atracctions at a walking distance. Room cleaning was not so exhaustive, since I found coffee maker not clean after I used it and also dirty corners. Needs to be some attention to clean personal. I hope they would have the breakfast on the hotel facility like in others travelodge.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Shopping tip: Short drive from hotel

small shops are in the neighboorhood at ealking distance, Ford city mall is a public transportation 40min (metro and then bus). Turistic spots at downtown at walking distance, some museums by bus at State and jackson streets. Close to the blue line, the one that arrives to O'Hare airport.

Review of Travelodge Hotel Downtown Chicago

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
dddd79
Business
Holland, Michigan
Apr 18, 2014

Perfect Location

I chose this hotel for it's location and had a really good deal. Hotel was better than I expected. Staff was very helpful and friendly. Hotel has free wi-fi, huge plus for me (some hotels near the same area charge you even for wi-fi) . Room was big for a double-bed room and very clean. I definitely will book again...

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Travelodge Hotel Downtown Chicago

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Norm48
Central California
Apr 9, 2014

Nice Enough Place for the Money

Clean room. There is a commute train near Wabash and Harrison, so if your room faces the street, it is a bit noisy. The lobby was being renovated as we stayed there - looks like it will turn out nice. Near downtown and several museums.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
2
Dining tip: In Hotel

The Thai Spoon restaurant located in the building is a good place for dinner and drinks.

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