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Last weekend, I was up in Rosemont covering the Chicago Travel & Adventure Show for my blog and I had the opportunity to take in the whole Rosemont experience while staying at the Loews Chicago O’Hare. I lived in Chicago for a year and never made it out to this particular suburb…at least that I recall! Situated on the Northwest path of the CTA Blue Line, you’ll find the Village of Rosemont, Illinois. Situated between the heart of the city of Chicago and O’Hare International Airport, you’ll find a bustling little hub of hotels, a very large convention center, shopping, and entertainment. With close proximity to the airport and all of the major highways, there’s definitely a lot of activity in the area.
As a solo traveler for this particular (and very short) press trip, my needs weren’t complicated. I needed a place that was close to the Donald Stephens Convention Center, parking for my car, and a place to sleep. Partnering with Loews Chicago O’Hare for this specific trip was an absolute treat. From the very beginning, the experience was almost completely flawless (…there was one thing – mentioned below) during my short visit. I’m not a super frequent traveler, but when I do, I love to stay in new places – so this was a perfect fit! I’ve never stayed in a Loews brand hotel before, so I was excited to check it out and share with all of you! Now…the highlights!
Seamless Check-In & Parking
After driving through the blustery weather, I arrived WAY before the normal check-in time…as in the early morning before the Chicago Travel & Adventure Show was starting at the convention center up the road. Luckily, my room was ready early and I was able to check in, get my parking pass, and get ready to face a busy day of connections and conversations.
Speaking of parking, they have an attached garage for hotel guests and area visitors. You can park your car and take the elevator right into the hotel – it couldn’t be more convenient. Self-parking and valet parking are available for a charge.
Worth Checking Out: The Park, Stay, and Fly O’Hare Package
I was placed in a corner Luxury King room on the 6th floor and it was perfectly quiet. I don’t think I even heard another door slam or voice the entire time I was in the room. I heard a little airplane traffic, but not too much. I had one window of my room face the Rosemont Theatre (how appropriate!) and the other faced the Fashion Outlets of Chicago. I did a very speedy walkthrough of my room under my TRAVEL highlight on Instagram and you can see some of my photos below! I loved the king sized bed, big screen TV, and the huge bathroom! There was also the cutest little bird sculpture tucked away on one of my shelves, but I didn’t get a good photo!
Pro Tip: Don’t even open the mini bar! It’s really sensitive! I opened it just to see what was in it and take a couple of pictures in different lighting. I ended up getting charged for $65 of beverages that I definitely didn’t drink. However, all was cleared up at the end of my stay so it wasn’t a big deal.
I was fortunate to have meals already covered for most of my trip to Rosemont, but I did get to check out the breakfast/brunch options at The Ashburn on Sunday. It’s the standard breakfast buffet with options for multiple dietary needs. You could also order from the menu if you prefer. With plenty of cozy booths & tables, it’s a great stop for a solo meal or as a group dining option. There’s also a little cafe/convenience store that serves coffee and other snacks if you want to stop by, plus there’s always room service!
Hotel & Amenities
Location: The location of this hotel really can’t be rivaled. Not far from the interstate, walking distance to other hotels, food, & attractions, plus it is less than 5 miles to O’Hare International Airport. Even though it is close to the airport, it’s much more than your average “hotel by the airport.”
Amenities: Awesome art (pictured below), a fitness center, on-site restaurant, free airport shuttle, and more make this a luxurious place to stay while you’re traveling. The wifi is free & fast, plus there’s a business center if you need to stop in during your stay. The Loews Chicago O’Hare is also pet-friendly if you travel with your furry friends.
Customer Service: From the moment I walked in, to the moment I checked out (via my TV, no less), the customer service I experienced here was top notch. Front desk staff, restaurant staff, doormen, to the housekeeping staff I encountered, were all extremely friendly and helpful.
Pro Tip: Text with the front desk! Need something – text them! This was one of the easiest things to do if I had questions or needed more information!
It’s Perfect For…
- People coming and going from Chicago O’Hare.
- Families and groups traveling together – they have suites!
- Chicago visitors who don’t want to stay downtown, but want to be close to public transportation options.
- Convention-goers because it’s only a couple of blocks from the Convention Center!
- Business travelers – plenty of room to get work done in your room, plus get a great night’s rest.
All in all, it was a fantastic evening away from home. My only regret is that I couldn’t stay longer! It’s definitely not your standard airport hotel.
Final Disclosure: All or part of this trip was provided free of charge or at a reduced cost for review purposes. All opinions are my own.