US$70 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in 2 Sep 2015 Check-out 4 Sep 2015

Chinatown Hotel SRO Ltd.

1 star
View map of 214 W. 22nd Place, Chicago, IL 60616

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
2.4
out of 5
9 reviews
I had some reservations about

I had some reservations about staying in this hotel based on some of the reviews I read, but I... See full review

  • Christopher
  • 29 Jun 2010
The carpets were dirty but they

The carpets were dirty but they were putting down new carpets in the hallways the day I was... See full review

  • james
  • 10 May 2009
An easy walk to the famously colorful and bustling Chinatown in Chicago, you can take advantage of the many dining, shopping, and entertainment options. A mere 4 blocks from the Chicago Red Line train station, you can get around town easily and affordably to see all of the ciy's best sites. The train can also take you to Wrigley Field where you can take in a game.
General

There is a well-equipped business centre on site. The Chinatown Hotel lobby always has fresh, free coffee available for you to enjoy, and there is also a microwave available for you to use. The front desk is staffed 24 hours a day, so rest assured knowing that you will be welcomed no matter when you arrive.
Location

The Chinatown Hotel SRO Ltd. is strategically located just 10 minutes from Downtown and the Museum Campus, which has the Field Museum, the Shedd Aquarium, and the Planetarium. You are only 4 short blocks from McCormick Place.
Dining

Although there is no restaurant on site, the friendly staff at the Chinatown Hotel can help direct you to the many restaurants, cafes, or bars that are located just minutes from the hotel.
Rooms

All of the rooms come with cable television, coffeemaker, a telephone with complimentary local calls, and internet access for your convenience.

Chinatown Hotel SRO Ltd. Rooms

Standard Room
Standard room contains: Satellite TV channels, High speed Internet access, In-room phone and more.

Amenities

  • High speed internet
Services
Business centre
Internet
High speed internet

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Hotel Map

41.8522 -87.6324
Area served
Chinatown, Chicago, IL
Nearby airports
OHare International Airport Midway International Airport
Area description
The Hotel is a nice hotel located in the heart of Chinatown Chicago, and is an ideal choice for budget minded travelers. -Only 4 blocks from McCormick Place; -Just 10 minutes way by bus or train from the Chicago Downtown, Grant Park or Museum Campus. -A couple of minutes to charming Chinese cuisine dining, shopping and entertainment venues inside Chinatown.

Nearby points of interest

  • Chicago Chinatown: 0.1 km
  • US Cellular Field: 0.3 km
  • Michigan Avenue South: 0.8 km
  • McCormick Place: 1.7 km
  • Soldier Field: 1.7 km
  • Illinois Institute of Technology: 2 km
  • Field Museum of Natural History: 2 km
  • Grant Park: 2.2 km
  • Shedd Aquarium: 2.3 km
  • Printers Square: 2.4 km
  • Cellular Field: 2.5 km
  • Hull House Museum: 2.5 km
  • Adler Planetarium: 2.6 km
  • Harold Washington Library: 2.7 km
  • Auditorium Theatre: 2.7 km
  • Chicago Chinatown: 0.1 km
  • US Cellular Field: 0.3 km
  • Michigan Avenue South: 0.8 km
  • McCormick Place: 1.7 km
  • Soldier Field: 1.7 km
  • Illinois Institute of Technology: 2 km
  • Field Museum of Natural History: 2 km
  • Grant Park: 2.2 km
  • Shedd Aquarium: 2.3 km
  • Printers Square: 2.4 km
  • Cellular Field: 2.5 km
  • Hull House Museum: 2.5 km
  • Adler Planetarium: 2.6 km
  • Harold Washington Library: 2.7 km
  • Auditorium Theatre: 2.7 km
  • Burnham Park: 2.8 km
  • Willis Tower (Sears Tower): 2.8 km
  • Chicago Board of Trade: 2.9 km
  • Buckingham Fountain: 2.9 km
  • Union Station: 3 km
  • Chicago Architecture Foundation: 3.1 km
  • Symphony Center: 3.1 km
  • Art Institute of Chicago: 3.1 km
  • UIC Pavilion: 3.2 km
  • Bank of America Theatre: 3.2 km
  • Chicago Mercantile Exchange: 3.3 km
  • Crown Fountain: 3.3 km
  • State Street: 3.3 km
  • Opera House: 3.4 km
  • Shubert Theatre: 3.4 km
  • Cloud Gate: 3.5 km
  • Yacht Club: 3.5 km
  • City Hall: 3.5 km
  • Cadillac Palace Theatre: 3.5 km
  • Pritzker Pavilion: 3.5 km
  • Macys: 3.5 km
  • Chicago Cultural Center: 3.6 km
  • Oriental Theatre: 3.6 km
  • Goodman Theatre: 3.6 km
  • Harris Theater: 3.7 km
  • Chicago Theater: 3.7 km
  • Harold Washington College: 3.8 km
  • Prudential Plaza: 3.8 km
  • Museum of Holography: 4 km
  • Merchandise Mart: 4 km

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
15:00
Check-out:
12:00

Terms and conditions

Extra charges may apply for children. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the quoted rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

Ratings and reviews for Chinatown Hotel SRO Ltd.

Overall score

2.4 / 5
5.01.0
9 out of 9
Amenities:
2.2
Cleanliness:
2.7
Hotel staff:
2.8
Comfort:
2.5
Location:
4
Value:
2.8

56% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Chinatown Hotel SRO Ltd.

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Sven S.
Single
N/A
15 Jun 2015

Dirty experience

It is difficult to find an affordable hotel in Chicago but the price for that Chinatown Hotel was even far too high. The hotel, that looked like no refurbishment happened for the last 20 years, and the room were very dirty. Besides hairs and mold in the bathroom, the linen seemed to have been used before. The pillows were so disgusting that I put a towel over them to actually sleep there. The smell of the greasy, dirty carpets all over the hotel and room was terrible. Worst experience ever... Hostels are a lot better!!!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
1
Comfort:
2
Location:
3
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Single

Review of Chinatown Hotel SRO Ltd.

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Emma
Couples
N/A
11 May 2015

Good location, but nothing else

The location is great. It's as close as you'll get to downtown Chicago for the price, and Chinatown is very neat in and of itself, but that's as far as good things go about this hotel. The main problem was that the room had a very strong smell of sewage or rotting meat or something. It started off faint at the beginning of the trip but continued to get worse until it was almost unbearable by time we checked out. Also, the air conditioner didn't work, and the room was extremely hot and humid. (That, along with the smell, was a pretty awful combo.) The staff was nice and friendly, but couldn't help us with anything that we needed because they didn't know how. However, if you are not planning on spending much time at the hotel, it could be tolerable. Without the mystery stench or the A/C problems, it would have been a decent place to stay.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
2
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of Chinatown Hotel SRO Ltd.

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
SF visitor
Single
Sydney, Australia
27 Nov 2014

Well located hotel

Pros: Good location in walking distance to central Chicago. Cons: Poor Wi-Fi performance in the room.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Single

Review of Chinatown Hotel SRO Ltd.

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Abka
Friends
Boston, MA
7 May 2014

Thinks two time

The hotel is located at Chinatown, a lot of noise from outside, carpets very dirty, bathroom is not good. If you need only a bed, nothing more, cheaper than others, you can stay

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
1
Location:
2
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Friends

Review of Chinatown Hotel SRO Ltd.

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Burtie
Single
Australia
26 Jul 2013

holiday

There were some pretty poor reviews I saw before getting here...but was pleasantly surprised. Great asian food around the area, the room was small but always clean and the airconditioner worked really well. Extremely close to the bus and train services, and only a short bicycle ride into downtown. I have no complaints.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Single

Review of Chinatown Hotel SRO Ltd.

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Tripper
Friends
Toronto, Canada
26 May 2013

A deal too good to be true.

I was staying in the standard room (1 queen bed). The room was very tiny and cramped with barely enough space for standing. The only window in the room faced a brick wall that made this extra small room also very dark. The room was dirty: a fresh bubble gum was still stuck to the bathroom floor, and an empty shampoo container littered the shower cabin. Stained, unwashed carpet. The room furnishings were old and decrepit, contrary to the hotel deal describing all rooms as newly renovated. Also missing from the room amenities was the coffee/tea maker, perhaps because of the limited space. What made my stay though in this hotel was cold spring water and ice on the main floor behind the reception, but do not be led astray to stay here.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
1
Location:
4
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Friends

Review of Chinatown Hotel SRO Ltd.

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Christopher
Not Provided
29 Jun 2010

I had some reservations about

I had some reservations about staying in this hotel based on some of the reviews I read, but I booked it becuase the price was right. And in the end I was satisfied: I got what I paid for, which was simple, basic accomodation in a location that was nothing short of excellent. Certainly the rooms are incredibly small (you'll be reminded of the joint that The Blues Brothers stayed in) but they are clean, as are the bathrooms, and the A/C works. The only beef I have with the place is with the TV channel selection: most of the channels are Chinese. But since I think most TV is useless anyway, that's a small gripe from my POV.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
No rating
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Review of Chinatown Hotel SRO Ltd.

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
james
Not Provided
10 May 2009

The carpets were dirty but they

The carpets were dirty but they were putting down new carpets in the hallways the day I was leaving. Room was small but reasonably clean. If you are in to walking up and down stairs you won't mind because there is no elevator. In light of the fact that the room cost me $65/night plus tax and most other hotels in the area are 2 to 4 times that much I guess it was worth the money. As the "ole" saying goes, "you get what you pay for". Good chinese food in the area because you are right in the middle of chinatown!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
No rating
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Review of Chinatown Hotel SRO Ltd.

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Ismael
Not Provided
4 May 2009

hotel needs to be renoveted, carpets

hotel needs to be renoveted, carpets have spots, furnitures are pretty old an damaged

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
2
Comfort:
No rating
Location:
5
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

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