Hampton Inn & Suites Chicago - Downtown Rating: 3.0 Pearls
River North, Chicago, Illinois

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  • No iPod docks or CD players
  • Across the street from a noisy fire station
  • No mini-bars or mini-fridges in most rooms

Bottom Line

This 230-room mid-range hotel is a solid value near the Magnificent Mile. Highlights include the clean, comfortable rooms with flat-screen TVs, the beautiful indoor pool with a skylight, and quality freebies, including free hot breakfasts and free Wi-Fi. But there's a fire station across the street and you can hear the sirens day and night.

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 Location

A few blocks west of the upscale Magnificent Mile and within walking distance of the Loop

The Hampton Inn is located in River North, a major shopping and dining destination in Chicago. It's within walking distance of the Magnificent Mile, home to the Water Tower, the John Hancock Observatory, the Pumping Station and Wrigley Building, as well as the Loop and the Theatre District. The Red subway line is two blocks from the hotel and there’s also a bus stop a block away.

  • 10-minute walk to the Theatre District
  • 11-minute walk to the Loop
  • 15-minute walk to the Millennium Park
  • 15-minute walk to the Chicago City Hall
  • 20-minute walk to the John Hancock Observatory
  • 20-minute walk to the Art Institute of Chicago
  • 13-minute drive or 40-minute subway ride to the Museum of Science and Industry
  • 13-minute drive or 35-minute subway ride to Kenwood neighborhood
  • 15-minute drive or 20-minute subway ride to the Wrigley Field
  • 19-minute drive to Midway International Airport
  • 25-minute subway ride to the Old Town
  • 25-minute drive to O’Hare International Airport

 Rooms

Basic contemporary decor, flat-screen TVs, and big windows

Standard King
Standard King

Comfortable rooms have muted white-and-green decor and come equipped with coffeemakers, flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi (plus a portable desk so you can surf the web in bed.) But they only have alarm clock radios -- no iPod docks or CD players -- and rooms facing the street get noise from the nearby fire station. Suites feature such amenities as wet bars, microwaves, and mini-fridges; some have pull-out sofas and full kitches.

  • Cloud Nine bedding
  • 32-inch or larger flat-screen TV with premium cable and pay-per-view movies
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Alarm clock radio
  • Coffeemaker
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Lap desk for laptops, so you can surf the web in bed

 Features

A large swimming pool and a 24-hour fitness center

  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Free hot breakfast
  • 24-hour fitness center
  • 24-hour business center
  • Gift shop
  • Coin laundry
  • Events space featuring seven meeting rooms (275 to 1,640 square feet)
  • Free weekday newspapers
  • Self and valet parking

 Food

A busy trattoria known for its $5 burgers

  • Rosebud Trattoria is popular with locals, who praise the $5 burgers, but also the homemade pastas and pizzas.
  • In-room dining provided by Rosebud Trattoria
  • Free hot breakfast (also available weekdays in a to-go breakfast bag with a muffin, breakfast bar, fruit, and water).

 Bottom Line

This 230-room mid-range hotel is a solid value near the Magnificent Mile. Highlights include the clean, comfortable rooms with flat-screen TVs, the beautiful indoor pool with a skylight, and quality freebies, including free hot breakfasts and free Wi-Fi. But there's a fire station across the street and you can hear the sirens day and night.

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Address

  • 33 West Illinois, Chicago, IL, 60654, US

Room Types

  • Corner Suite
  • One Bedroom Suite
  • Standard Room
  • Wet Bar Suite

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Hotel Features

Number of Rooms: 230
Pool: N/A
Fitness Center: Yes
Cribs: Yes
Jacuzzi (in room): N/A
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Hotel Information

Location: River North, Chicago
Address: 33 West Illinois, Chicago, IL, 60654, US
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