Chicago Hotel - Omni or Amalfi??

Old Dec 21st, 2007, 01:22 AM
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Chicago Hotel - Omni or Amalfi??

Hi all,
When I started looking into Chicago for our trip I posted a similar question here a while back but now we're under a week away from our trip and I need to make a decision on whivh hotel we should 'keep'.

I have 3 bookings
1. Amalfi at $119 + taxes
2. Omni $129 + taxes, includes $25 breakfast coupon in the rate
3. Marriott Downtown Millenium at $109 + taxes

I'm inclined to go with either the Amalfi or the Omni but which is the nicest / best hotel? Which has the nicest rooms???

I just cannot seem to make a decision on this so all advice appreciated!!!
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Old Dec 21st, 2007, 05:47 AM
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We stayed at the Omni last summer and loved it. Its location is great and the staff was very friendly. Our room was huge, with a separate sleeping and sitting area. I highly recommend it.
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Old Dec 21st, 2007, 09:37 AM
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They are both nice.

I love to be on the River myself. And so LOVE the Omni.

If it is warm weather time and you have such river/walk area access as the Omni that time of year- I would probably take that one.

My one friend goes each Dec. to shop and Omni is her absolute first choice.

I think Amalfi is probably more personal- smaller.

Look at their websites and you will probably see the room styles/figurations.
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Old Dec 21st, 2007, 11:53 AM
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I'm confused, JJ5--the only Omni in Chicago I know is the one on Michigan Avenue at Huron. What hotel on the river are you thinking of?
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Old Dec 21st, 2007, 12:02 PM
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There was another on the river. You're right, as I think it is the Renaissance now. I still think of it as the Omni. Sorry for the confusion.

In cold weather the river location doesn't matter anyway. Better to be on Huron then.

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Old Dec 22nd, 2007, 03:29 AM
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Hi all,
Thanks so much for the replies. It seems that the concensus is that we should go for the Omni.
Just before I make my mind up - if anyone has stayed in the Amalfi, what do you think??

Thanks again.
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Old Dec 22nd, 2007, 05:20 AM
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I stayed in the Amalfi two years ago and loved it. Very trendy and a nicer staff than most "trendy" hotels seem to offer. Still, I'd go for the Omni based on the rate info you provided. It's one of Chicago's best locations and is a great hotel.
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Old Dec 23rd, 2007, 06:41 AM
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THanks for the advice Dan. Can I ask, is it because of the Omni's location you would chose it over the Amalfi or do you think it's a nicer hotel??

Thanks again.
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Old Dec 26th, 2007, 01:57 PM
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Help...my lovely husband just told me we are flying to Chicago from Pittsburgh for the weekend to celebrate our anniversay...staying at Amalfi...I have 3 college kids at home and 2 high schoolers...I am panicked about packing and getting the family stuff in order to leave...What should I pack to wear? Thanks to anyone who can help.

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Old Dec 26th, 2007, 01:57 PM
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Oh yes...we leave on Friday and today is Wednesday!
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