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Travelodge Chicago Downtown

Chicago All Airports, IL, US (CHI)

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Travelodge Chicago Downtown
65 East Harrison, Chicago All Airports, IL US 60605

Chicago hotel near Millennium Park offers easy access to the most popular attractions in the area. This non-smoking hotel features free high-speed Internet access in all rooms

The property has Suites with a wet bar, microwave and refrigerator, and kids 17 and under stay free with an adult. 

Offsite parking is available daily for a nominal fee.

Based on 1773 reviews
from Chicago, Illinois
Submitted on 02-06-2016
Clean older looking room which need a paint job or some mass renovations convenient to loop Chicago venues and restaurants. It was ok for the value.
from Schaumburg
Submitted on 02-06-2016
There are new elevators, and things are improving, but there is still more work to be done. The water pressure in the shower the low. It was "sort of" a shower that I took each day. Wyndhams guest program is also lighter than other programs. As an owner in the timeshare group, they could do things do differentiate. Comfortable, but not precise.
from Toronto
Submitted on 03-06-2016
This was the least expensive hotel I could find in the Chicago Loop area. It's close to Michigan Avenue, walking distance to Millennium Park, and right around the corner from Buddy Guy's Legends blues bar. The room was clean and the bed comfortable. There were a few things that did not meet expectations though. The room was very small, barely enough room for the two double (not queen-sized) beds. The bathroom was tiny, couldn't sit on the toilet without hitting the toilet paper roll. Even thoug... Read more
from Columbus, Ohio
Submitted on 06-06-2016
The staff was friendly and accommodating. The room was small but adequate. The parking/valet service was actually a discounted arrangement with the parking facility across the street. It all worked fine. My only complaint is that I was promised a $50 spiff if I listened to an offer after I booked. This didn't happen and I plan on contacting them
Submitted on 06-06-2016
I don't write many reviews, but I was so disappointed in this hotel I feel compelled to share my experience. While it isn't a terrible hotel, it is certainly the worst I've stayed in. 1. The receptionist was very unfriendly - didn't greet me, barely spoke to me at all, couldn't answer the simple question of "are you charging my card right now or upon check-out?". 2. The WiFi is horribly slow. Seriously. 3. The room was MUSTY - super humid and didn't feel totally clean. The window in the room ca... Read more
Submitted on 07-06-2016
Near Millenium Park, Buckinham fountain, Grant Park and the Museum Campus, yo can take a 10-15 minute walk to any of these attractions.
Submitted on 10-06-2016
Had an amazing time at 2016 NFL Draft. Hotel was right across the street and staff was extremely helpful. Will re-book next visit to Chi-town!!! They have a restaurant and bar on bottom floor without even leaving the hotel which is awesome. As soon as you walk out of the hotel your in the mix with the busy downtown life. I hated the traffic downtown in Chicago so being able to walk everywhere was huge bonus plus they offer on-site parking to its visitors!!!
from Phoenix, Arizona
Submitted on 24-06-2016
Finding "budget" lodging in downtown Chicago has become virtually impossible, especially when you add on the various taxes. Since my standard choice had raised their prices exorbitantly, I finally booked Travelodge in the south Loop area after reading Trip Advisor reviews that deemed it acceptable. Right across from Grant Park and easy walking distance to the Art Institute, Shedd Aquarium, Natural History Museum, Soldier Field, this hotel has a great location. It's also only a block away from... Read more
from Springfield, Illinois
Submitted on 28-06-2016
We rented a room with 2 double beds. The room was very large, and set up where the two beds were not directly next to each other. Other than the hotel being dated, the staff was very helpful with providing us with menus for local pizzeria's and additional towels and shampoo. Great value for the money.
from Saint Charles, Illinois
Submitted on 28-06-2016
The location was good for where my meeting was. It just seemed the accommodations were on the cut-rate side, a little out of date and pretty minimal amenities. I was disappointed.
from Nashville, Tennessee
Submitted on 29-06-2016
This hotel was selected by a photo workshop that I attended and it was a good choice. The room was clean and larger than expected. My only surprise was that there was no hair dryer but found you could get one at no charge at front desk.
from Attleboro, United States
Submitted on 01-07-2016
Wish I liked and hated this hotel more or less, People that traveled to attend the same conference with me checked out and went to another hotel .. Wish it we're cleaner , wish it didn`t have the smoky smell after being asked to sign off 3 places stating no smoking , wish the window didm`t have massive amount of debris and mold inside it. Wish I didn`t have to deal with the front end people or listen to them snap at each other, wish they didn`t use vulgar language, but they did and it was hu... Read more
from Des Moines, Iowa
Submitted on 02-07-2016
Hotel was very ran down inside, needs a lot of updating and painting, air conditioning did not work well, housekeepers very noisy early in the morning, beds comfortable, but bedding was stained, refrigerator and microwave was a nice bonus, bathroom very small, with no counter space, pedestal sink, no hair dryer
Submitted on 05-07-2016
The price and location were top notch, There was always someone at the desk, and we never felt anything but secure. However the room care was somewhat less than stellar, making our bed but not resupplying things like towels and cups. Still, a great deal for the money.
from Wisconsin
Submitted on 05-07-2016
You really, really cant beat the location.....but depends on what you are needing the room for. If you just want to sleep after a day or night in the's great. If you want amenities like microwave, fridge, lobby coffee, on site bar...this isn't it. It was clean but showing its age. The price is the most reasonable we found....but the property is dated, the rooms are small. The staff was wonderful......very accommodating on all requests.
from Metairie
Submitted on 07-07-2016
Staff was great. Location was great. The bathroom was spacious but had no counter space. The beds were very close to the wall. One could not get out of the bed on the side beside the window as there was a pipe along the wall. If sharing the bed, one would have to get out at the foot of the bed.
from Saint Louis, Missouri
Submitted on 08-07-2016
We were in Chicago to see the Cubs and Yankees play. We watched the Cubs in the afternoon and Yankees at US Cellular in the evening. Travel Lodge was perfect because it was right next to the Red Line Subway. Parking was right next door at $39 per night. Travel Lodge was what we needed it for - a bed for the night. It wasn't extravagant, but was good enough. The shower was good. The beds were comfortable. I would recommend you bringing your own pillow. There was a Dunkin Donuts right acr... Read more
from Kaneohe, Hawaii
Submitted on 10-07-2016
We loved the location and the room. The only issue we had was the carpet being dirty. Although it was vacuumed, it made the bottom of our feet turn black. Therefore it needed a good carpet cleaning. We didn't like having to constantly wear our slippers. Otherwise the hotel was excellent.
from Greater Cincinnati
Submitted on 11-07-2016
Very old but very clean . Air conditioner didnt work too well. So close to everything we wanted to see and very reasonably price for downtown. Will stay again
from Kingman, Arizona
Submitted on 12-07-2016
Very spacious room and everything well maintained. TV Volume set to low, otherwise Highly recommend
from Germantown, Maryland
Submitted on 14-07-2016
WOW! We invited our friends to come and see where we were staying because they were paying $400 more to stay at the Chicago Hilton. They were super jealous of how much less we paid and for how much of a bigger space we had! The only thing that they paid all that extra money for was for a hair dyer and a nice workout facility and pool. If that is what you need, then Travelodge isn't for you but if you need a clean spacious place to stay with friendly people, stay here! It has a great restaur... Read more
from Johnstown, Ohio
Submitted on 15-07-2016
The hotel is in a very old building, and it is very nice. The staff was friendly and helpful and the room was quiet. When we checked in on Saturday I noticed the room was a little warm, so I went to turn on the air conditioner, and it was already set to high. Thinking that maybe the housekeeping staff had just recently turned it on we left. When we came back around 8:30 p.m. the room was still very very warm, so I went down to the front desk and told them about it. They said they would have some... Read more
from Norwich, England, United Kingdom
Submitted on 15-07-2016
Considering the very reasonable rate we were very pleasantly surprised, the staff were friendly and helpful, the room was roomy with an additional kitchen area and there was everything available we could have wished for. On the down side the local loop train was noisily very close to our room and the extra parking fee was a bit heavy. Apart from that we had a good stay and enjoyed Chicago.
from Kentucky
Submitted on 15-07-2016
The staff were nice and helpful. However, the gentleman working the front door didn't acknowledge us or offer to help and another staff member had to get the desk clerk from the back when no one came up after about 8 minutes. The room was clean and very spacious. Other that the street noise and the two unresponsive or slow to respond staff, the property was nice. Overall, we were pleased with both room types and our overall experience. We would definitely come back.
from Paramount
Submitted on 15-07-2016
This Travelodge is the perfect place to stay in Chicago if you're on a budget. I stayed here for the weekend and was excited to see that everything was no more than a 10 minute walk from the hotel. Don't expect much if you stay here, since it's a budget hotel, but it is worth the price for the convenience.
Submitted on 16-07-2016
I was a little leery of my upcoming stay from previous reviews I read but I needed this locality and the price was right. It actually turned out very nice. I was on the top floor and the room looked recently remodeled. It was clean, the window air conditioner worked great, and there was a large desk to work at. When I checked out, I learned it was not newly remodeled, just barely used. They fill from the bottom up. I am going to remember that! Great place for a quick one or two person busin... Read more
from Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Submitted on 17-07-2016
This was a great location for a race I was running. I got a good rate. The building and room is a bit worn down but the bed was comfortable. The L runs right next to the building so if you need a quiet room make a request or cross your fingers. TherThe room has the minimum but can't beat the price in downtown Chicago.
from Minneapolis, Minnesota
Submitted on 19-07-2016
Plumbing pipes showing in the room was a perfect metaphor for this place. The room was so small we thought it was perhaps a broom closet that had been converted...badly. The fire alarm would go off any time we took a shower. When I informed the front desk he basically laughed about it and thought i should as well. However, the broom closet was clean.
from Olathe, Kansas
Submitted on 19-07-2016
It was cheap, and I got what I paid for. Small room with a/c window unit that took up most of the window. The city shut the water off for maintenance one morning from 2am-8am on the same day I had to leave at 4:30am for the airport which was a big pain. Had to request hair dryer and the shower had little water pressure. Again, it was cheap so I couldn't expect too much. Location was good.
from Sydney, Australia
Submitted on 20-07-2016
I've rated this hotel a 4 even though it is very plain, no frills. The location makes all the downtown very walkable. The room was very clean (and the bed comfortable). There are washing and drying machines on the ground floor which were inexpensive. Buddy Guy's is in the next block.
Submitted on 20-07-2016
Back in 2013 my wife and I stayed at this hotel. I gave a glowing review then and based on that experience we decided to come back again this year. What a difference a few years make. The renovations made the lobby look much more modern. We were very pleased to have our room ready despite our early arrival and even more pleased that we were given a suite with a view. The room attendants and lobby staff were excellent. I didn't think this experience would exceed the first. It did and then some. B... Read more
from North Las Vegas, Nevada
Submitted on 21-07-2016
We came to Chicago for the Rock n Roll Marathon weekend events. We selected this hotel for many reasons, price, location to trains, and location to start and finish lines for the RnR 5k and Half Marathon. We arrived early to drop our bags off while we explored the city and Jessica let us know that they had a room available and checked us in early. This was really helpful since we had taken the red eye flight in and a nap was greatly appreciated. Another bonus we were able to get a late check... Read more
from Green Bay, Wisconsin
Submitted on 21-07-2016
We had stayed at this hotel many years ago. Our recent stay went great. Lobby of the hotel has been totally remodeled. Rooms have been refreshed with paint, etc. Rooms are small but the location and price are a definite advantage.
from San Diego, California
Submitted on 21-07-2016
Great location, very helpful staff (I had an issue with my reservation and they fixed it for me), would definitely stay here again!
from Maroochydore, Australia
Submitted on 21-07-2016
I had 28 hours in Chicago and needed a reasonably priced hotel near the Art Institute. The Travelodge fit the bill. It's basic ( no fridge in the room) but clean, staff were helpful and the location can't be beat.
from Duluth, Minnesota
Submitted on 26-07-2016
For the location of the hotel and the price I was expecting less. I generally felt safe and it worked for the couple days we stayed.
from Middletown, Ohio
Submitted on 26-07-2016
I was amazed at how nice everything was. From the lobby to the elevators and especially the rooms. Everyone was very pleasant and helpful. Great location and easy access to get anywhere you need to go. I will definitely stay here again the next time I am in Chicago.
from Pennsylvania Dutch Country, Pennsylvania
Submitted on 26-07-2016
This hotel is located in the heart of Chicago at a low price. It is for those seeking low cost prices with no expectation for the more upscale. This is a bare bones and no frills hotel. If you are looking for a more fancy experience, then look elsewhere. This is a bottom line humble hotel that is well located and costs less than those nearby.
from Cincinnati, Ohio
Submitted on 26-07-2016
To be honest, staying at a hotel on the Miracle Mile in downtown Chicago, I expected more. We arrived and the most luxurious part of the hotel was the lobby. Everything else was downhill from there. Arriving in our room, it had no better feel than a college dormitory and actually my college dorm 25 years ago was better. The furnishings were bare bones and it looked as though a teenager was in charge of upkeep of the room. The toilet was leaking all over the bathroom floor which forced us to move... Read more
from Morris County, New Jersey
Submitted on 27-07-2016
Hotel staff was friendly and helpful, our room was constantly stocked with fresh towels. The lobby seems newly renovated so you'd get the impression that the rooms would be too but that's not the case. The room we stayed in are quite old and poorly lit. It was sufficient for a few nights stay but would have preferred the rooms be as up to par as the lobby. Also, the restaurant attached to it (Chicago Kitchen) has good food for breakfast at decent prices. Overall, for a 1-2 night stay its not ba... Read more
from Quebec City, Canada
Submitted on 28-07-2016
This hotel has a great situation. However, this is ton only thing it has. The people at the from desk aren't really smilling and helpul. The rooms need a LOT of refresh. Mine had a view on the air tram (really noisy), the carpet was more then used, the bed was too soft and the door, well it was as someone tried to force it. It's a cheap price, but for a cheap product. One of the elevator seems to be in renovation, let's hope all the hotel will be refresh.
from Columbus, Ohio
Submitted on 28-07-2016
We were very disappointed in our room. We realize the hotel is old, but some updates should be done. Casement windows/room air conditioners are very inefficient. Our room was right by the train tracks which made for a noisy night. The curtains were tattered ( holes) and the one over the air conditioner wasn't long enough to keep out the lights from the street. I doubt we will ever stay there again.
from Ottawa, Ontario
Submitted on 28-07-2016
4 Star service in a budget conscious downtown hotel. Our 10th floor room was clean and comfortable: Exactly what we needed after busy days exploring Chicago.
from Indianapolis, Indiana
Submitted on 28-07-2016
We stayed at this hotel for one night to see the Bayern vs Milan game. We chose it simply for the price, as it was the cheapest hotel within walking distance. The staff were very nice during check out and check in. They had a man helping guests onto the elevators and he was very nice during our blonde moment of not realizing that room 1007 is on floor 10 and not floor 1. The room was small and the bathroom was kinda old, but it worked. I don't expect anything super fancy for $130 in downtown Chi... Read more
Submitted on 28-07-2016
Older hotel but the staff and location make up for any updates needed. Jessica at the front desk was especially helpful! We were in town for the weekend and had easy walks to most of the sites we wanted to see.
from New York City, New York
Submitted on 31-07-2016
It is a simple and very clean hotel room. Great central location. Parking is across the street.
from Karlsruhe
Submitted on 01-08-2016
Clean room, comfy bed. Did not like that the train line (and road traffic) disturbed my sleep at night. Loved the Chicago Cafe next door. Location: close to lake shore, and walking distance to downtown. But much less restaurants etc. than in the North.
from Homer Glen, Illinois
Submitted on 02-08-2016
Stayed overnight and had a pleasant stay. Clean room, comfy bed, and very helpful staff. Robert at the door was super accommodating. He suggested a nearby restaurant for dinner and helped us with our bicycles. Great price for the location too. Next time I would request a room on the opposite side of the L-train since we could hear it all night and again early morning when it started up again. Disappointed with the info I received about the parking garage. Was told twice that the second day park... Read more
from Agawam, Massachusetts
Submitted on 05-08-2016
Great location and convenient, not exorbitantly expensive parking. Good service and comfortable accommodations.
from Detroit, Michigan
Submitted on 09-08-2016
This is an older hotel in a great location, one block from Grant Park and all of the downtown Chicago sights within the loop. Red Line is 2 blocks away. Lobby is nice and staff is great. Bellman and housekeeping were very friendly and accommodating. Parking is a little pricy at $39/day but very convenient, across the street. Room was very clean, albeit a little dated. We stayed in room 315. It was big and had a nice, large, clean bathroom. I would return.
from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Submitted on 09-08-2016
I was only interested in a place to stay. IF you want all of the bells and whistles then not a good place. The staff was very helpful and accommodating in places to go and directions.
from Toledo, Ohio
Submitted on 09-08-2016
Found 4 cockroaches. The shower drain clogged the first day. And a breaker popped and had to be reset when our air conditioning and tv lost power.
from Staten Island, New York
Submitted on 11-08-2016
Room was larger than expected with a nice layout. Clean. A/C unit was old and should be replaced, but it worked in the wicked heat......just could not regulate very well. Staff, especially the cleaners, could not have been nicer. Will stay again. Good breakfast/lunch place attached.
from Merrill, Wisconsin
Submitted on 13-08-2016
The hotel was very nice same with the staff I didn't like the having to pay for parking though
from Sutton, United Kingdom
Submitted on 14-08-2016
I was very impressed by this hotel. The staff were helpful, from the receptionists, to the cleaners, to the security. Spacious, comfortable rooms. Free Wifi that works. In a great location, a few minutes walk from Grant Park. Transport links nearby and plenty of food stores and restaurants.
from Ohio
Submitted on 16-08-2016
Hotel was great for the price and the location. It could not have been better for the BigTen 10k and exploring the city. 1 block for the Harrison Red Line entrance and 1 block from the Congress bus stop. Had a great experience.
from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Submitted on 16-08-2016
Hotel showed a lot of wear & age, the location was ok (walking distance of Michigan ave) but expensive for what was received (or rather NOT received): no working TV, no breakfast included, hairdryer not in room and needed to be signed out at the desk, very little space in the room to move, surly check-out person. The person who gave us suggestions on places to eat was good, too bad others at the desk didn't seem to follow his example.
from Regina
Submitted on 16-08-2016
Hotel was close to subway station to get to wrigley, you could walk to good bars. Rooms were big enough. Parking right across the street.
from Wichita, Kansas
Submitted on 05-09-2016
everything perfect probably just we need a better air conditionair too small for a big room by the way is chicago everybody is outside for that reason there is no problem too cheap for a excellent location best regards
from Silvis
Submitted on 05-09-2016
Everyone is super pleasant. Always clean and comfortable. Stay here everytime we come to downtown Chicago.
from Saint Clair Shores
Submitted on 06-09-2016
This hotel is definitely in need of updates. 2 stays, comfortable although a king-bed room was tight for space in the bathroom. Room with 2 double beds (no view) was very spacious. Inconsistent accomodataions, but good value. Staff courteous, prompt and willing to meet your needs/requests. Allowed very early check in without a problem!
from Rio de Janeiro
Submitted on 08-09-2016
Spent a week in Chicago with my wife and 2 year old son. We chose a room for 3 with microwave oven and frigo because of the baby bottles we use. The room had what I would call a small kitchen, where we also could wash the baby bottles. The only cons I found were the cleanliness of the carpet of our room (after a week in the room with a small kid, it was clear that the carpet have not been cleaned properly) and the shower had a weak jet but that was because we were at the top floor, I believe. Be... Read more
from Dayton, Ohio
Submitted on 08-09-2016
Very nice and clean room, nice location to parks, shopping and riverwalk. Didn't need to drive the whole weekend! Note: didn't realize parking was an additional $39.00 per night just FYI.
from Portland, Oregon
Submitted on 10-09-2016
This hotel is old, and needs updating. Very barren lobby, staff look unhappy, and most of the time, the front desk is void of being manned and you have to stand there waiting for someone to come out from the back area. Rooms were very small and again...old. VERY noisy due to the trains running 24 hours outside, and you can hear them clearly from your room, which made it extremely hard to sleep. This was a business trip for me, and unfortunately, I came to Chicago at a time that major convent... Read more
from Sausalito, California
Submitted on 11-09-2016
Overall are stay was great however we feel the rooms need a well deserved upgrade. Plus the halls could use a update too. The lobby was very nice and the staff were fantastic. Thanks The Sharpen family
from Niles, Ohio
Submitted on 12-09-2016
We stayed at this hotel to attend a family reunion. The rest of my family stayed at the Congress Plaza Hotel across the street, but we could not afford that hotel, which is why we chose this one. After hearing some of the horror stories from my family about the Congress, I am so glad we chose this Travelodge. The staff here is truly amazing...everyone is so friendly and attentive. There is construction going on outside and if you get a room facing Harrison Street as we did, the noise can be ... Read more
from San Jose, California
Submitted on 12-09-2016
The hotel has a great location, it is very easy to get from the O'hare airport there, you just have to take the blue line train and get off at the LaSalle station, and walk for less than 5 minutes. The reception is good, the elevator and rooms look old. It was very expensive for the night we stayed (Saturday on Memorial Day weekend), but other than that it was a good hotel
from Pleasant Hill
Submitted on 14-09-2016
This place was close to everywhere we went. We parked out vehicle and walked while we stayed. The only part that kinda stunk was that you had yo pay for parking in the lot across the street. They did give you a discount if you had the hotel stamp your ticket.
from London, United Kingdom
Submitted on 14-09-2016
I was surprised as I had low expectations for this hotel. It was clean an easy to get to the attractions. The staff reception staff were friendly and helpful. There is a nice breakfast place attached to the hotel.
from Oakland, California
Submitted on 14-09-2016
The hotel was basic and fine. The most important thing to me was that the AC worked and it did. The reason I am giving them a poor review is that after taking a vacation I am not on the Wyndham calling list for their time-share scam. I don't think I will stay at one of their hotels again.
Submitted on 18-09-2016
Hopefully your neighbors across the hall or near you won't slam the doors ALL DAY LONG! The front desk needs to tell people staying here that the doors are very heavy, and all you have to do is close the door with your hand; not let it slam by its self -__- Other than that, our room was very clean, staff at the desk was very polite. Room was huge with 2 double beds. The TV volume only went to 30, and our beds were far away from the TV so that kinda sucked. But overall, nice hotel :)
from Edgewood, Washington
Submitted on 19-09-2016
Chicago Travelodge offers a good price with a good downtown Chicago location. The hotel staff is good and the accommodations are average
from Duluth, Minnesota
Submitted on 21-09-2016
Hotel is a bit dated, but the staff is excellent. It's an affordable downtown option with a good location.
from Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Submitted on 21-09-2016
Reasonable price and the hotel is located a block away from Millennium Park. Very friendly staff. Overnight parking available across the street with a discount for hotel guest. I would stay there again.
from Johnston, Rhode Island
Submitted on 21-09-2016
Though the room was nothing special, I'm inclined to give a good rating based upon the service we received and proximity to the lakefront area: The room itself was clean and functional, but was small and had the appearance of once being a mill building (old radiator, dated windows). Not much of a view, but not something I'd expect. A/C was a bit loud. When we asked for extra pillows and towels they were delivered promptly. WiFi worked fine. Great to have computers in the lobby... free to use a... Read more