Hotel Review: DoubleTree – Chicago/O’Hare

Rosemont was my next stop in the US ever. I had come to the States for an industry event held near Chicago, in the Donald E. Stephens Convention and Conference Center, which is practically across the street from the hotel I stayed in: DoubleTree.

It was a heart warming welcome, as the young woman at the reception desk was born, yes, you guessed it, in Romania! Although she only spent a few years there, she still remembered a few words and we had a nice conversation. And they also gave us some nice, chocolate filled warm cookies that simply made us forget about the 16 or so hours that had passed since we left our homes in Bucharest.

Double Tree

DoubleTree is extremely close to the O’Hare airport and that’s both an advantage and disadvantage. We all know there’s nothing better than a cookie and a nice shower after a flight, especially a long one. But hearing airplanes taking off and landing all the time might have some impact on your sleep, especially if it’s helped by the jet lag.

Double Tree Lobby

Having breakfast there was a bliss. Although I am used to more types of cheese and vegetables for breakfast, it was my first time experiencing American bacon and waffles! And the restaurant staff was hilarious! Everything you needed for a good morning start.

Guest Room

As the whole Rosemont seems to be dedicated to business travelers, displaying convention centers and lots of hotels, most of them above 3 stars by European standards, DoubleTree is a wonderful choice for business events, conferences or business meetings. The only problem is if you come with European electronics, you won’t be able to plug them in and have them charged and the hotel won’t be able to help you. Your solution is going to the nearby mall and buy what you need. You’ll get a full package, allowing you to travel around the world and have no problem charging your laptop.

If you’re there as a tourist, beware: it takes quite a while to get to downtown Chicago and back. So if you’re hoping to mix some fun with the work assignments, don’t waste any free time on resting! Otherwise you won’t get to see anything!

Photos from the DoubleTree site.





8 Comment to “Hotel Review: DoubleTree – Chicago/O’Hare”

  1. Carl says:

    Who would have thought that you will find a Romanian receptionist, is nice to hear that everything went ok on your trip, I understand the problem with the closeness to the airport (my house is located at 5 minutes from the airport)

  2. Norhafidz says:

    It looks captivating. Thanks for sharing the pictures! 🙂

  3. Roni Chicago says:

    I’ve never been to Chicago, other than passing through. This hotel looks beautiful, though. Thanks for the delightful write up and the very professional looking photos! It sounds like this is definitely a place to keep in mind if I ever do visit Chicago.

    Roni Chicagos last blog post..Kauai Dreams

  4. Eric Baglio says:

    Rosemont seems to be dedicated to business travelers,

    Eric Baglios last blog post..Lets Put Some Light on the Subject!

  5. youdate says:

    I LOVE tripadvisor, but I also use yelp. It has THE BEST reviews on hotels, and dining places…. Yahoo Travel is also good!

  6. I find this really interesting. Thank you for sharing the nice pictures. The hotel looks beautiful. Definitely a place to keep in mind for anybody wanting to visit Chicago!

  7. That’s a beautiful looking hotel with some very nice rooms. The restaurant sounds very welcoming too. Nice review!

  8. Wendy says:

    Thanks for sharing your pictures! I’m a traveler just like you, i take pics of jsut about everything! I have soooo many pics of just the rooms and places i’ve stayed! Its always nice to go back and look at them and get those old memories back.

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