Hyatt Regency McCormick Place
- Room Type : Twin room
- Stay Nights : 2 nights
- Stay Num : 2 people
The reason for choosing "Hyatt Regency McCormick Place" is that No. 1 is that it is adjacent to the International Conference Center called McCormick Place. This time, I went to the United States to participate in the Chicago marathon, but reception and distribution of bibs were in this conference hall. Therefore, I thought that it was convenient to move within the building on foot, and decided to stay at this hotel. Also, it was an important condition to choose a hotel that there was a suitable training facility and that restaurants in the hotel could also be eaten at casual and reasonable prices.
What is the exterior of the hotel? Check entrance and reception
The appearance was unity with the convention center and design and there was a sense of unity.
There is a big sign before the hotel.
State of main entrance
There was a spacious space when entering the main entrance, and there was a front desk directly in front. As a whole, it was unified with a simple modern design premised on business use, and I felt a very easy-to-go atmosphere. The front staff worked quickly and smoothly, and I never felt stress.
There was a lobby on the right hand facing the front desk, there was a sofa and a table. There was a concierge desk here.
Tourist information pamphlet placed in lobby
There was a touch panel invitation in the first floor lobby.
Hotel ground floor Floor plan
Turning further to the right you will find the elevator hall of the South Tower (the elevator hall of the North Tower is on the left hand side of the front desk).
Elevator Inner floor button panel
Room Floor Elevator Hall and Corridor
Room Floor View from the window in the elevator hall
Evacuation route map
What is the room of the twin room?
Room entrance door
Room entrance door seen from the room
There was a whole-sided mirror opposite the left side of the room and there was a closet beside it. There is a bathroom opposite the closet.
Guest room was based on white, was designed as simple modern as a whole, and received a very cozy impression. I was able to spend it in a quietly filled environment with good sound insulation. All the facilities were clean and well maintained, and there was no point of feeling discomfort at all. In some places photos and paintings with motifs representing Chicago were casually decorated.
The bed was exactly good in all sizes, sizes, heights and hardness, and it was a satisfying sleeping place. There is no problem at all.
Bedside table had phone, iHome alarm clock etc.
There was a luggage table, a TV, a desk and a chair opposite the bed.
I saw the TV side from the bed
The remote control of the TV was placed on the TV stand together with the channel table and the hotel guide.
It was impressive that the desk is for spreading because there are many guests using business.
There was another chair beside the desk.
There was also an air conditioning controller at the window.
There was a big window in the guest room. Since a solid blackout curtain was installed, we were able to eliminate jet lag in our own pace without being disturbed by the morning sun.
The view from the window was McCormick Place in front of me, so I only saw the outside wall.
When I looked a little far away, I saw the edge of the buildings in downtown Chicago, I could see a little Michigan Lake, but I never chose the hotel for a view, so I do not have any particular concern was.
When I entered the bathroom, there was a sink in the front.
There was a bathtub and a toilet on the right side of the sink.
The size of the bathtub was enough for one adult to lie down and was separated by a waterproof shower curtain.
The shower was fixed type. The water pressure was sufficiently strong, and I was not particularly dissatisfied at the time of use.
Shampoo, conditioner, body soap and soap were prepared on the bathtub.
There was no problem with the flow condition of the toilet.
There are 3 kinds (bath towel, face towel, hand towel) under the sink, and towels for the number of people.
On the right side of the washstand there was a tissue, glass and soap.
Amenity was prepared on the left side of the sink. Body lotion, toothbrush, comb, swab and so on.
There was a hair dryer under the sink.
Closet and Safety Deposit Box
There was also a closet.
In the closet there was an iron and ironing board, extra blanket, baggage rack, laundry bag, cafe corner and safety box.
The safety box was of a type that sets a 4-8 digit pin number.
The size is not that large, but it is just right size to keep wallets, mobile phones, passports and laptops.
Mini bar / cafe
There was a cafe corner in the closet. There was a coffee maker in the cafe corner, and I was able to drink instant coffee. Coffee was supplemented the next day as much as it was consumed.
On the desk, there was ice pale and 500 ml of plastic bottle water (charged).
There is a refrigerator under the TV, but there is nothing inside, there was no mini bar.
Restaurants and shops in the hotel
There are dining options such as ‘Sixes & Eights’ which serves Asian cuisine, ‘Third Star’ where you can enjoy international cuisine, ‘Arc Bar’ in the first floor lobby, café & convenience store ‘Market’ on the first floor there is.
"Arc Bar" on the first floor.
I ate a couple of times at "Arc Bar", but I was able to order hamburgers, steaks, etc. as a so-called American casual restaurant.
Chicago specialties Buffalo chicken
"Market" on the first floor. We also ordered snacks such as sandwiches, and we had breakfast for this morning.
Starbucks Corner in "Market"
For "Market" you can also purchase daily necessities and souvenirs.
Drinking water corner. Alcohol is also being sold and I think that it is substantial.
Facilities in the hotel
There is also a fitness center on the 4th floor and it seems to be available when you like 24 hours.
There were various machines in the fitness center.
In the fitness center we also rent towels.
The fitness center is also equipped with a locker room with lock and shower room, which can be used comfortably.
There was a sauna in the locker room.
Next to the fitness center there was also an indoor pool as an attached facility. The size was around 4 lanes of 20 meters. You can switch to a swimming suit with a locker at the fitness center and you can move to the pool side as it is. The pool is made rather than a resort, which is supposed to be used for training purposes. Because it is indoors, I think that it can be used safely even in winter.
There were ice machine and vending machine installed on each floor of guest room.
There was a laundry room on the 4th floor. There were four washing machines.
There were four dryers.
I needed a 25 cent coin to use, but there was also a currency exchange. There was a microwave oven next to it.
There is also a detergent vending machine, so it is safe to forget the detergent.
There was a vending machine also in the laundry room.
Next to the front desk on the 1st floor, there was a business center where personal computers etc were installed.
Hotel surroundings environment
The hotel is located in the south of downtown. There are also many new buildings around the area, which makes a very beautiful impression. However, there are areas that are said to be bad security when walking several blocks, we can not recommend walking alone in the evening. The area around the hotel is designed to use a car even if you move a little. Some guests were walking from the hotel to the walking path along Lake Michigan, close to Lake Michigan and daytime during the day. It is also directly connected to the railway station, you can go to downtown by train at 2-3 stations.
Staff & Customers
We were involved with people like front desk, room service, doorman and bellboy, but everyone was friendly and courteous, and I felt the hospitality suitable for first class hotels. Everyone was well trained and received the impression of professional. I can not communicate in Japanese, but all the staff of the hotel make efforts to break off the intention in even a part of English. It did not feel inconvenient to collect it during my stay. I think that there is no problem for communication if English at junior high school level level can be created.
I felt that many hotels, such as researchers participating in businessmen and academies, stayed at the McCormick Place hotel which is the largest convention center in Chicago. Of course, I felt that many people staying in the Chicago marathon stayed at this time of year.
It is 30 minutes to 40 minutes by taxi from O’Hare Airport. It is possible to travel even by train. Although it is around the hotel, there seems to be no restaurant etc within the range that can be walked. It is also located just south of downtown and is also close to a corner in Chicago which is said to be bad security. Access to major tourist attractions is less than a few minutes by car and I think that it is very convenient. Taxis can also be called immediately, and vehicles with car distribution service also come to the entrance.
The Chicago Art Museum
This time I went to America to participate in the Chicago Marathon. On Friday and Saturday there was a bicycles distribution at McCormick Place, so we chose this hotel close to the venue. This time is my first stay, I think that it was very good. The furniture of this simple modern hotel was the best in my taste and I was able to spend very comfortably. Also, restaurants and shops were also full of products, and it was good that the problem was solved without going out from the hotel in general. For bicycles distributed as a main purpose, we could go to the venue without going outside using the exclusive passage from the hotel, it was raining, but of course there was no worry of getting wet. For people who like McCormick Place for business or academic purposes, I think that it is the most recommended hotel.