Time for another Snapshot focusing on the hotel experience at the Crowne Plaza O’Hare.
In case you’ve forgotten how we do travel write-ups on Economy Class and Beyond, I have two major travel writing styles:
- Trip Reports – These are full deep-dive reports taking you into the experience and the small things… as well as the big things!
- Snapshots – These are bite-sized reviews that show you the basic product in some nice gentle headlines (and normally, only images shot on the phone)
Today, we’re on the Snapshot. The full in-depth review is… many cups of coffee away.
And I mean many.
The Crowne Plaza O’Hare is on North River Road, located near a selection of other hotels within walking distance (the Hyatt Regency, DoubleTree, Embassy Suites and Lowes). It is about 4 “blocks” away from Rosemont L Station or via an hourly shuttle bus to O’Hare Airport
. For those who have the need, it is across the road from the Donald E. Stephens Convention Centre.
I arrived from O’Hare Terminal 5 around 17:30, after dealing with heavy immigration queues and luggage delivery at the airport. I was able to check in immediately.
I was given the choice of points or a drink at the bar as a welcome amenity – I took the points, as 600 points is still not a bad value (and when you’re tired, a drink at the bar is the last thing you might want if you’re not feeling social).
After payment was given, keycards were issued for the room.
I had a king bedroom for this hotel stay, near one of the ends of the corridors. The room had a king bed in it, a glass-topped table for working, TV, Tea and coffee amenities and a lounging sofa with legs rest.
The bathroom was reasonably well appointed, with it filled with Dove amenities. These were of the individual type, as opposed to bulk-product amenities.
As part of the rate I was on, breakfast was offered downstairs at the “On The Fly” facility. This was either a takeaway or dine-in option, with three options given.
A pastry and cold drink were also offered, as well as an empty cup for coffee.
Even though I was dining in, the American breakfast was served in a foil container.
Check-out was a simple affair, with my details confirmed and no further charges being levied against the room. From there, I walked with my luggage to the Hyatt Regency O’Hare.
The full review of the Crowne Plaza O’Hare will be coming soon!
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