With its many fashion boutiques and coffee shops, not to mention the charming old Polish Cathedrals, Lincoln Park is an upscale, cosmopolitan part of Chicago that's a delight to wander. The Chicago History Museum showcases vintage Americana, and then of course there's the park itself. Facing Lake Michigan, it offers beaches, wildlife trails and Lincoln Park Zoo, where you can see gorillas and polar bears free of charge.
A quaint suburb embodying the traditional charm of old-time America, Lombard is a far cry from the urban sprawl of the inner-city Chicago. It's known for its annual Lilac Festival and parade, and for the "Little Orphan Annie" house, where the red-headed character was dreamt up by Harold Gray. The nearby village of Oak Brook is even more idyllic, and known for its golf courses and polo club.
Forming part of the always bustling Michigan Avenue, Magnificent Mile is THE place to shop in Chicago. Swanky boutiques, upmarket department stores, and smart restaurants make it a must-visit, and landmarks to look out for include the epic Wrigley Building and the Chicago Water Tower, one of the few structures to survive the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. The nearby River North district is famed for its many art galleries.
Home to the Civic Opera House, the Goodman Theater, and the Art Institute of Chicago, where American masterpieces can be found alongside Old Masters, the Loop is worth visiting just for the streets alone. Look up at some of the USA's most celebrated skyscrapers and the elevated trains hurtling along the "L", and then there's Grant Park – a gorgeously landscaped expanse with the huge Buckingham Fountain at its center.
"SURPRISINGLY GREAT STAY"
Reviewed by a Hotels.com guest on Jan 26, 2014
Felix apparently does not belong to any large chain of hotels but the apprehensions dissipated at the check-in counter itself. Upgraded without request (probably because they had rooms available in the higher category?!). Very professional and courteous staff. Swift & efficient check-in. Neat (though not very expansive) lobby, clean, crisp rooms. Great location with easy access to subway (3-4 blocks) and Magnificent Mile. Great rate. Everything was just right!
"Great Location and excellent service"
Reviewed by a Hotels.com guest on Dec 9, 2013
Courtyard By Magnificent Mile is value for money. The location is great ( Apple store, Water Tower , Nordstrom etc at a stone's throw). There are good eating joints in the vicinity too--so you don't need to dine at the hotel really. There is a Starbucks inside the hotel. The room was well equipped and very clean with daily servicing without reminders . When there was a problem with the door lock, it was promptly replaced. The front desk staff were extremely courteous and helpful. The hospitality is spontaneous and without discrimination. Found the room decor cheerful too. They could do with more TV channels though. On the whole I would definitely go back there again.
"Our stay at Club Quarters"
Reviewed by a Hotels.com guest on Aug 28, 2013
V stayed at Club Quarters for a day stopover at Chicago
The hotel's location is excellent
The rooms are a bit small but for the price at a strategic location it is worth it
Room is decently furnished and is very clean.
Other amenities ate excellent specially the lounge at second floor with facilities of tea coffee etc. This is a really excellent as it is a place where u can spend time. We were three couples and spend some good time in the lounge
Overall the hotel is a good value for money
Reviewed by a Hotels.com guest on Aug 22, 2013
Good things: Excellent location, close to all major landmarks in downtown. Big rooms, excellent and very couteous staff, breakfast on each floor. Though they offer free drinks for evening, we didn't try that. Not So Good: We had made request for the highest floor, and we got the second floor and the window overlooked a big wall of the neighbouring building. May be the hotel keeps the good location rooms for the frequent travellers, because when we went around, there were rooms which were vacant.
Reviewed by a Hotels.com guest on Jul 24, 2013
Hotel has a great location downtown. Comfortable stay with spacious rooms. Friendly service with a very helpful concierge. The only issue was that breakfast was only a la carte whereas we were told at check-in about a buffet service.