Chicago...Homewood Suites on 40 East Grand

Old May 29th, 2006, 07:54 AM
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Chicago...Homewood Suites on 40 East Grand

Hi...We have booked the Homewood Suites on 40 East Grand and it appears to be centralized to the Hancock, Mag, Sears Tower, Milennium and Grant Parks, and a free shuttle to Navy Pier. Also, a full breakfast is a nice immenity also. Is anyone familiar with this hotel and the location. I hope it is what we are expecting.
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Old May 29th, 2006, 08:09 AM
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The location is great, and all reviews I've read for the hotel is that it's a perfectly fine option. It's no Four Seasons, but I imagine you weren't expecting that from a Homewood Suites anyway.

You can read reviews at www.tripadvisor.com and it may have been discussed on this site before - a search will tell you.
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Old May 29th, 2006, 09:14 AM
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We stayed there last summer and loved the space and quiet. The location is great for sightseeing, and there is an excellent supermarket a block away.

Many good restaurants in the area. Our favorite was Vong (especially at lunch).

The hotel also serves a supper Monday-Thursday, but we didn't partake.

The only flaw we recall is an overworked elevator that is confusing to use.
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We've stayed there before and plan to stay there again. Excellent location; you can walk to lots of things. Enjoy Chicago!
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It's a good location, a short distance to Red Line El trains in addition to what you've mentioned. Just wanted to point out that Grand runs UNDER Michigan Avenue as you go east; it can be a little confusing for a visitor.
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That is confusing. I thought Grand ran West?
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I was talking about walking east. To get to Michigan Avenue, you'll need to use Ohio Street, or take some steep stone stairs at Grand, or duck into the Marriott and use their escalators.
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I am assuming we use Ohio or Marriott's escalators from Grand to get to Michigan Avenue, correct?

Is the Red Lines at Grand/State? We using the train to come from O'hare to East Grand Street.
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Yep, the red line stop is at Grand and State. You can see a transit map at www.transitchicago.com for info on other stops.
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