I spent a couple of nights last week at the Hyatt Place Chicago River North and am reminded just how much I like Hyatt Place properties, at least when they’re significantly cheaper than full service alternatives.
To date I’ve had pretty good experiences at the only three Hyatt Place hotels I’ve stayed at previously,
- the lovely Hyatt Place Delray Beach
- the newest airport hotel at LAX Hyatt Place LAX/El Segundo
- the almost too-friendly Hyatt Place Austin Downtown.
I had booked one night as a cash and points award (which earned credit towards elite status) and the second night as a Hyatt Visa annual free night (the hotel is eligible as it is currently a category 4 hotel).
I was assigned a room on the 15th floor. It seemed just a wee bit smaller than the other Hyatt Place rooms I’ve had, but still featured the same new Hyatt Place design with modern bathroom, L-shaped couch, desk with ample power outlets, and a small divider to give a sense of separation between living area and the bed.
Public spaces in the hotel are inviting, and the staff friendly.
And complimentary breakfast was bountiful and tasty.
My only real complaints were that the coffee wasn’t very good (they claim to serve Starbucks but it was burned the one morning I tried it, fortunately there was a Starbucks just one block away) and that the elevators were excruciatingly slow during peak periods.
My Diamond check-in amenity points — only 500 points rather than 1000 at a Hyatt Place property — didn’t post with the rest of my points, but that was quickly rectified along with the standard 50% bonus for having to follow up and request them.
I’d stay here again for combination of location, quality, and price on a future trip.
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