MARRIOTT SUITES CHICAGO O'HARE

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CHICAGO MARRIOTT SUITES O'HARE IN ROSEMONT, ILLINOIS

Oct 20, 2000 (Updated Jul 21, 2004)
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Pros:Close to O'Hare airport and there is plenty of free parking.

Cons:There is only one restaurant in the hotel.

The Bottom Line: Close to the airport and the only hotel with free parking on River road.


Chicago Marriott Suites Hotel (O'Hare) is located in Rosemont, Illinois and is just 1.5 miles from O'Hare International Airport and just 14 miles from downtown Chicago. The hotel is across the street from the Westin Hotel (O'Hare) and is just a mile away from its sister property, the Marriott O'Hare Hotel on Higgins Road in Chicago.

My office was only one-block away so I've had the opportunity to use this hotel for business meetings on many occasions. The location is very good in the O'Hare area and the parking is plentiful. This hotel is well suited for the business traveler, and for someone that needs to be close to O'Hare International Airport or doesn't want to travel downtown Chicago.

Location:

The main road just outside O'Hare International airport is River Road. Chicago Marriott Suites Hotel (O'Hare) is located at 6155 North River Road, Rosemont, IL 60018 / Phone: 847-696-4400 / Fax: 847-696-2122. Rosemont, Illinois is home to the nation's 10th largest convention center, the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center. This center is next door to the Hyatt Regency and across the street from the Holiday Inn. Rosemont also hosts the Rosemont Theatre, which is a 4,300-seat concert theatre and the Allstate Arena a 20,000-seat indoor stadium. There is public transportation via the subway trains a few blocks away from the Marriott Suites (O'Hare) with connections to Chicago O'Hare International airport and downtown Chicago.

The Marriott is the only hotel on River Road that has free parking. All of the other hotels on River road charge for parking. The Rosemont Convention Center parking is $15.00 per day and most of the hotels charge $10.00 to $20.00 per day.

Dining:

The American Grill (Allies) is a small nice restaurant that is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. There is also a small cocktail lounge connected to it. I've eaten here many times and it's good hotel food with nice ambience.

Guest Rooms:

There rooms are very nice, clean and represent the tradition of other Marriott Suites. Guestroom amenities include a Work desk with lamp, a 2-line phone with data ports. In-room movies, newspaper delivered (Mon-Fri) Wet bar in all rooms, Complimentary in-room coffee, Iron and ironing board, hairdryer and cribs are available. Weekday single and double rates start at $249.00. Weekend rate is $139.00 or $149.00 that includes breakfast for two. The hotel offers AAA and AARP discounts.

Services:

Laundry valet, Self-service laundry facilities, Concierge services, Gift shop/newsstand Full business center, and Safe deposit box at front desk. The hotel offers complimentary a shuttle bus to the O'Hare airport.

Meetings:

There are 5 meeting rooms with a total 3475 sq. ft. total meeting space. The sales manager at the Chicago Marriott Suites is Heidi Koppenhoefer and the General Manager is Jeff Peller.

If you need a first class auditorium for 175 people and have a need for audiovisual you are in luck. The Marriott is part of the Comdisco building complex and there you will find one of the finest smaller auditoriums in the O'Hara area. It's called the Riverway auditorium (847-698-6760). I've used the Riverway auditorium many times over the years and recommend it. Across the street from the Marriott Suites is the Westin O'Hare. I think this is the best large hotel in the O'Hare area. They also have a very nice auditorium for about 300 people.

Area Restaurants:

The Rosewood restaurant in Rosemont is just across the street from the Marriott Suites and is one of my favorite restaurants in the Chicagoland area. Jimmy is the owner and is usually always there in the evening and will insure you have a memorable time. If you need a special restaurant with special ambience, the Rosewood is the perfect place. They are also famous for they're delicious prime steaks, generous prime rib cut, as well as superb seafood, veal and pasta accompanied by a large selection of wines. There are private dining facilities to accommodate parties, business meetings and weddings. There is also an elegant bar with evening entertainment at the piano. Open for lunch Mon. - Fri. at 11 a.m. Dinner nightly at 4 p.m. Valet parking is available. Located at 9421 W. Higgins Road. Rosemont, 847-696- 9494. www.rosewoodrestaurant.com. Tell Jimmy Chris C sent you.

Carlucci Restaurant (Next to the Rosewood restaurant) opens for lunch, dinner. Carlucci specializes in authentic cooking from the Tuscany region of Italy. The quality of their food is excellent and their bar is very conducive to social or business meetings. There are vaulted ceilings with Renaissance Italian style murals and brown-toned walls create rustic warmth in the dining room. I highly recommended Carlucci and it's located in the same building as the Marriott Suites Hotel and next just a few steps next to the Riverway auditorium. They feature homemade pastas, spit-roasted meats, fish, and pizzas from authentic wood-burning ovens. Open for lunch Mon.-Fri. 11 a.m.-2:30 P.M. Dinner Mon.-Thurs. 5-10 P.M. dinner Fri.-Sat. 5-11 P.M. Sun., 4:30-9 P.M. There is free valet parking. Located at 6111 N. River Road, Rosemont. Call 847-518-0990. The manager is Graziano Berto.


Gibsons Steaks House is new to the Rosemont area and serves a fine selection of fine steaks. They are located on River Road right across the Street from the Stephens Convention Center.

Area Hotels:

Hyatt Regency Hotel / On River Road next to the Stephens convention Center. In Rosemont, IL.
O'Hare Hilton Hotel / This hotel is connected to the main terminal at O'Hare Airport. In Chicago IL.
Westin Hotel / My choice for the most elegant hotel on River Road. In Rosemont, IL.
Rosemont Concert Theater / 2 miles on River Road. In Rosemont IL.
Rosemont Convention Center / 2 miles on River Road. In Rosemont IL.
Special Note:

Epinions.com made a mistake listing the two Marriott Hotels in the O'Hare airport area. They listed the
"Marriott Suites Hotel (O'Hare) as the Marriott O'Hare and until this is fixed it could cause some confusion. There sister property on Higgins Road is referred to as Marriott O'Hare I have written to Epinions.com to have them correct this post. I posted reviews on Epinions.com of both hotels.

Happy Traveling and reading

Boardwalk
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