City Suites Hotel Rating: 2.5 Pearls
Lakeview, Chicago, Illinois

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Pros

  • Spacious suites with microwaves and mini-fridges
  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free 24-hour coffee and tea service
  • Free access to a local gym
  • Lively Boystown location, next to the subway

Cons

  • Some rooms get noise from the elevated train
  • No on-site parking lot
  • No on-site fitness center, spa or business center
  • Bland decor
  • Far from the main tourist sights

Bottom Line

This 45-room hotel is located in lively Boystown, close to shops, restaurants and bars, and right next to the subway. (Some rooms get noise from the elevated train tracks.) Standard rooms are small, the decor is bland, and the hotel has zero features (no restaurant, no business center, and no fitness center). But 42-inch flat-screen TVs in every room, spacious suites with microwaves and mini-fridges, free Wi-Fi and a free continental breakfast make it a fine choice for the price. If you'd rather be closer to the tourist action, consider the slightly more expensive Millennium Knickerbocker.

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 Location

Located in lively Boystown, heart of Chicago’s LGBT community, and close to restaurants and bars

City Suites Hotel is located in Boystown, the heart of Chicago’s LGBT scene, amid restaurants, shops and bars. Most of Chicago’s top tourist attractions are a 20-minute subway ride away, but there Red line is right next to the hotel and there are several bus stops nearby. This is also a great location for baseball fans: Wrigley Field is a 13-minute walk away.

  • 13-minute walk to the Wrigley Field
  • 6-minute drive or 24-minute bus ride to the Lincoln Park Zoo
  • 9-minute drive or 17-minute subway ride to John Hancock Observatory
  • 9-minute drive or 12-minute subway ride to Old Town
  • 10-minute drive or 18-minute subway ride to Water Tower Place
  • 12-minute drive or 17-minute subway ride to the Museum of Contemporary Art
  • 12-minute drive or 30-minute bus ride to Navy Pier
  • 13-minute drive or 16-minute subway ride to the Theatre District
  • 13-minute drive or 19-minute subway ride to the Art Institute of Chicago
  • 13-minute drive or 19-minute subway ride to Millennium Park
  • 15-minute drive or 18-minute subway ride to The Loop
  • 26-minute drive to Midway International Airport
  • 30-minute drive to O’Hare International Airport

 Rooms

Noise from the train and small standard rooms, but 42-inch flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi

An Executive Suite
An Executive Suite

Rooms are reasonably large (except for for the Standard Queen) and come with quality amenities (42-inch flat-screen TVs with premium channels; free Wi-Fi; mini-bar; toiletries), but the decor is nothing special and certain rooms get noise from the subway running next to the hotel. Also, some suites only have a low wall dividing the bedroom from the living area, so the lack of privacy could be an issue. Some feature pull-out sofas, wet bars, abd microwaves.

  • 42-inch flat-screen TVs with premium channels
  • Minibar
  • Alarm clock (no iPod docks or CD players)
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Toiletries
  • Bathrobes
  • Free continental breakfast
  • Work desk
  • Iron and ironing board

 Features

A free pass for a local gym, free Wi-Fi, and other nice freebies, but no other features

  • Self-parking two blocks from the hotel is less expensive that at most Chicago hotels, with in-and-out privileges
  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free 24-hour coffee and tea service in the lobby
  • Free afternoon cookies
  • Free access to Bally’s Total Fitness Center Club
  • 24-hour room service menu of light bites
  • Lobby with a fireplace and sitting area

 Bottom Line

This 45-room hotel is located in lively Boystown, close to shops, restaurants and bars, and right next to the subway. (Some rooms get noise from the elevated train tracks.) Standard rooms are small, the decor is bland, and the hotel has zero features (no restaurant, no business center, and no fitness center). But 42-inch flat-screen TVs in every room, spacious suites with microwaves and mini-fridges, free Wi-Fi and a free continental breakfast make it a fine choice for the price. If you'd rather be closer to the tourist action, consider the slightly more expensive Millennium Knickerbocker.

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Address

  • 933 West Belmont Avenue, Chicago, IL 60657-4408

Room Types

  • Double Suite
  • Executive Suite
  • King Suite
  • Queen Suite
  • Standard Queen

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Hotel Features

Number of Rooms: 45
Internet Access: Yes
Cribs: Yes
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Hotel Information

Location: Lakeview, Chicago
Address: 933 West Belmont Avenue, Chicago, IL 60657-4408
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