The room was pretty good. The parking situation was awful. The parking is really off site about 2 blocks away. There are 2 ways to get to the parking, down a weird and scary alley way with a few clubs or walk around 2 blocks away. Needless to say it was a bit cold and we were freezing along with my small daughter. If you have kids do not stay here...it is club city outside the hotel and loud club goers who stay in the hotel. This hotel is a definite place to stay if you want to party downtown but not for relaxing with family. The front desk personnel and valet personnel were pretty friendly. Valet parking should be free here but it is 62.00. If I had stayed alone with my daughter I would have been forced to pay for valet parking because there is no way I would have walked that far to park and walk back alone from the parking to the hotel. Very loud....so loud the room has a little sign by the bed with free earplugs.
The Carlton Inn was perfect for our overnight stay. We needed a pet friendly hotel near Midway for the night before our flight. Somewhere that would accommodate us and our 2 small dogs (Maltese).The room was very very comfortable and had everything we needed. The staff were consistently wonderful. I've travelled the globe extensively on business and can honestly say that all of the the staff we interacted with at the Carlton were as friendly, helpful and accommodating as any 5 star hotel I've stayed in.The Carlton is a 2-star hotel, but the room was very clean and very comfortable.The breakfast was a surprise because, though simple was quite varied and good.We took the shuttle to Midway. We had 5 suitcases plus the 2 dogs and their in-cabin carriers. The driver picked us up outside our room and was helpful with the bags.The Carlton was perfect for our needs and perfect for our night before our flight.
I also wrote this review on Yelp.com:I was fortunate enough to hire Tyler Grey Professional Bartending Services for a last minute private party I had in my home recently and was very impressed. First off most other services wanted to gouge me for booking a party last minute; not cool. I found this service through some friends who had used this business for their wedding reception. The bartenders were great, professional, friendly and the guests loved them. The were on-time, had everything set up before the guests got there; I have no complaints. I'd use these guys again with no hesitation.
Awesome spot for a business lunch. There are numerous decisions on the menu so it doesn't make a difference who you're bringing, I'm certain they'll discover something they need to attempt. I attempted the Turkey Club and it was a Big sandwich with Roasted turkey, fresh lettuce, new tomatoes, and firm bacon. The french fries were fresh on the outside and delicate within - simply like any great french fries ought to be. The service is quick also - awesome for a business lunch. I profoundly suggest this spot for an easygoing business lunch tuned in!
This bar plays great music and the bartenders are awesome... However the bouncer JOE of the bar is a BIG especially women. He uses his power of a man to physically abuse women. He jumped on a women in this bar a few months back that led to the death of her son and also busted a women head with a bottle. If you can't take what a person say to in reply of what you've said than maybe that's not the job for you. If this abuse continues to happen I guarantee you Papa Jo will end up loosing his business and several law suites on his hands.
Had our girls night at this place and we will definitely be back!! The feel of the place is pretty cool, music is ok (could be better) and the drinks... AMAZING!! We ordered a little bit of everything and they were delicious but super strong. Highly recommend to go while the kitchen is open so that you can snack while you drink. The staff was very friendly. The only down side: it is hard to find because the entrance is in an alley, and there may be a line to get it (not cool when it's freezing outside)Overall grade: B++
I was only here for a couple of hours on lay-a-way, waiting for the shuttle bus to take me to O'hare Airport. The lobby was well maintained and clean. There are 2 bathrooms in the lobby, one near the restaurant and the other, just passed over the reception area, right by those conference halls. they also have ATM machines here. The bus shuttle driver will come over and announce if they are going to leave to the airport. Nice hotel to catch up with emails, phone call, etc.
Mark and I wanted to say a personal thank you to you for handling the hospitality suite situation for us. Thank you so much for going out of your way to accomodate us -- we truly appreciate you. We are so excited to be part of this building. When we went up to the apt the other day (empty and spotless) we absolutely loved it. We love the building, and the special touches are very evident. (The Fooda email was a nice surprise too). We'll see you around, I'm sure.
Great space, great location, problems are solved relatively quickly. On the whole, it is very nice. I feel safe and most everything I need is very close by. There are some downsides that come with living in an old building (the occasional cockroach or silverfish, plumbing issues, etc.) but these are usually dealt with in a timely manner. My neighbors are friendly, and Demetria is a great apartment manager. I can see myself staying here for some time.
This is the best rooftop lounge i have ever been too. This experience was absolutely amazing. No feeling compares. I went there on a Sunday night, its the most chic trendy live experience that you will ever have. This place is incredible. If you are visiting Chicago, you have to visit this rooftop lounge. It is perfect, the vibe, the music and DJ, the people, the view. The Roof is everything and then some. Don't miss out on this experience!!!!!