Perfectly situated for seeing the sights, enjoying the music scene, shopping, and exploring the beaches. The gym only had one treadmill. The 2nd was broken. But we had so much fun doing other things that we never hit the gym.
The location was pretty much the only good part of this hotel. Bed was comfortable, but it should be for the price. Parking is expensive, be sure to use valet if you plan to use your car. Check spot hero for cheaper places to park if you self park. Hotel is old. It is maintained fairly well but it does show its age in dated bathroom fixtures. First hotel I have ever been in with no alarm clock, didn't provide any soap for the shower either. It is decent but I would look elsewhere. Isn't worth the price and doesn't deserve its rating.
-Perfect Location: We walked EVERYWHERE and the Whitehall was always a great starting point and place to come back to for a moment of rest. -Friendly Staff -Good value: We spent very little time in the room, so it served it's purpose. -Steps away from the John Hancock Building and Michigan Ave. -Carpet was a little grungy. -Bed wasn't super comfy, but I still slept well. Overall, a good value for the money. Would stay here again because it was such a great location and the staff was very friendly.
Location One elevator. ... Waited forever and it was full when it came!
The location was right on the money, with some of the sights of downtown just a few minutes away. The price was also very good. Our room did not have a fridge for us to put leftovers into or a microwave to heat them in. Also, the window coverings needed a good update and looked old and grungy.
The only thing going for the hotel is location and price. The rooms were small and dark. The bathroom had the most perplexing layout and the hot water took a full 5 minutes to get hot for a shower. It wasn't as clean as I like a hotel to be (hair from previous guests on the shower wall. Gross).
Super comfy bed, awesome location. Hotel is steps from the magnificent mile and a short walk to the lake. Small lobby and elevators, room was in need of some small wear and tear repairs.
Friendly and courteous staff The vent was blowing air at my face every time the hvac kicked in while I was trying to sleep.
Hotel was clean, friendly staff For an advertised 2nd best bed in hotels...the bed was TERRIBLE.
Likes the character and location. Beds were comfortable and space was good. Tv was huge and state of the art. Bathroom was small and outdated.
Comfortable beds A little pricey and some attn to detail needed for rooms falling apart. (Cracks in ceilings etc)
Location was amazing!! Super close to shopping and pretty much everything! Cute antique ish feel to it. Nice and clean, staff super nice and helpful!
The hotel was in a great location.
Location. Room was small and felt muggy. Hallways and elevators have carpet which smells. Elevators were slow.
What a great place to stay. We came into town for a Blackhawks game. This hotel is perfectly located. The price, room, staff, bar and food where all absolutely amazing. We will b back!!!
Decent room for the money, nice bathroom, good location if you are in town to do some major shopping No restaurant open in the evening, outdated lobby, no room service, could hear neighbors through the walls
Location was fantastic. Could not control the temperature in the room. Way too warm regardless of colder temps outside.
Went to Chicago with family and adult kids who brought a group of friends to go to the Chicago vs Cardinal game.(House divided) This hotel and staff helped us have the best time. From management, to the bar staff, to the bell boys... wonderful hotel and would stay there again without hesitation. elevators slow, but it is an old hotel and that is the only thing you can tell that it is older.
Reserved two queen beds. They had me in a king. The guy was rude and never even apologized. Unbelievable service for a hotel like this.
Great price Friendly staff Clean room Nice shower/bathroom Comfortable bed 12pm check out Location! Poor view Room was a little small
The location. The bathroom was very small for a luxury hotel. The shower facets were hard to figure our. My wife did not like over head shower head. The room computer did not work and services could not fix it.
Great location that's about it... Book double room but got a single king room for 2 couples. Was told they over booked and didn't have rooms left. Also when to grab a Coke from the mini bar it had Santa on it..... I stayed in September...... After checking the date on it I found out it expired 2 months ago. I also received a bar tab from another room. They did correct that after pulling the receipt that clearly showed it was for another room. Then after all that they asked would you like to charge your parking to your card now? I said yes that not a problem. They said my MasterCard got declined..... I then responded with "I don't own a MasterCard. They had no clue when my visa number when.... Just amateur hour at his place. The bedding is also 80 grit sand paper and you may die on the slippery tile in the shower. Also the bell hop had no idea where he put out check bags when leaving....
It was very comfortable and near museums and points of I interest. One of our breakfast's wasn't good. Shower needs anti slip help. Elevator slow
We were able to book at this hotel during a very busy time. We were told we would get a text when our room was ready. We never got it. We tried calling the front desk over several hours and the calls were going to a fax machine. We used the number listed on the website an on the itinerary. We even had friends try to call. We ended up leaving a WORLD SERIES game early, because we were worried they would give our room away.
Can't say a thing. I travel quite a bit every year and stay in dozens of hotels. I must say this was the worst experience at a hotel I have ever had. I would never suggest this place to anyone.
The location is excellent for whatever activity of interest in downtown Chicago. Attentive and courtesy staff
Hotel was clean and staff was exceptionally friendly. Doorman was extremely helpful. Donut shop downstairs was delicious and convenient. The location was decent if you're willing to walk about a mile to anything you'd like to see. Room was a little small and elevator was extremely small preventing us from getting our stroller in if anyone else was in the elevator.
This is a Kayak review- not a hotel review. I booked my travel a week in advance and with 2 days notice I received a call that I no longer had a reservation and there was nothing that could be done. It left me scrambling to find a room and I had to pay 40% more than expected because I never really had a reservation. Will never use Kayak again.
Great location just off the Magnificent Mile easy to get to just with everything you might need to downtown. When was nice but needed a few small maintenance items repaired other than that it was a great place to stay.
Really wonderful employees that made us feel welcomed and comfortable. They were very accommodating and polite.
Great location with a nice hotel design. The drum bar and the bakery were nice perks. Its an older building and that is very obvious. The AC is questionable, the elevators are small and take quite a while, and if you want normal pillows you need to request them.
Great location and value...staff was fantastic, reacted to every need we had with a positive attitude and were very timely. nothing...we don't spend a lot of time in a hotel when we travel...met our needs perfectly
Very nice updates to room and bathroom. Comfortable bedding, drumBAR on the 18th floor, and great location. Room was extremely hot and the temp could not be adjusted. The room was also very small but worked for our 1 night stay.
Very clean. Microwave and fridge nice to have. Close to shopping and navy pier Self park was really valet parking down the street.
Location! Comfortable rooms. Rooftop bar is a nice place to hang out (aside from pricey drinks). Small elevator. The bathroom layout was weird, the shower stall was only half covered by glass, and the other half completely open. This combined with the shower head placement meant that the bathroom was completely soaked after anyone showered.
loved the architecture, nice view, price was great, good bar, convenient to lots of things in Chicago, usual helpful Sofitel staff . . .
I would have preferred a discount on the Parking for staying in the hotel.
Situated in a good area very convinient for shopping and buisness. I was not allowed a late check out as my flight was late evening.
Clean room, good location, good food Difficulty of reaching the concierge by phone and having to listen to recorded advertising of the hotel while waiting
Sofitel is my new favorite Hotel.
Swanky and chic hotel located in the heart of Chicago only steps away from shopping, great restaurants and all that the city has to offer. It's upscale, hip and a great value -- with a very comfortable bed to boot! What more could you want?
My husband and I loved this hotel. We have stayed in several hotels on or near Michigan Ave and this was the best. The hotel is beautiful and is in the perfect location for us. A short walk to the subway, excellent restaurants along Rush Street and of course fabulous shopping. I will definitely stay here again even though it's a little more than I usually like to pay.
Staff was excellent, they shipped me something that I left in the room immediately. Very clean, they even put a birthday surprise for my husband in room upon arrival. When you enter the main lobby there is no rest room, you have to take elevator to the 2nd floor. After traveling so long one needs to use the facility fast. Also parking fees a bit high per day, the hotel I stay at offers free parking to its guests
the room was wonderful - the bed and linens were superior
Fantastic location, close to the Magnificent Mile and Water Tower. The building is strikingly modern.
The rooms were nice, but our room had not been properly cleaned. There was an empty wine bottle in the trash, a stain on the carpet, and dirt on the bedspread. The location is great for exploring the city. A block from Michigan Ave, the beach, and Rush street. The customer service was not good. We waited 30-45 minutes for our bags to be brought up to our room and finally had to go down to get them. There were two bellmen standing in the lobby doing nothing and our luggage was just sitting there. As mentioned the room was not properly cleaned which is never a good feeling when you are staying in a hotel. I requested a late check-out and was immediately told "No due to someone else staying in our room and they needed to clean it". He then asked what room we were staying in. He again said it wasn't possible as someone was staying in that room and they would need to clean it. When we checked out I forgot a brand new shirt I bought while staying there. I rarely hang things in the closet and had done so since it was a new shirt. I realized this the next day and called and again was given horrible customer service. They told me it was not in the room and that nobody stayed in that room the night before so they couldn't help me. Obviously, the maid who cleaned that room took it, but they accepted no responsibility for that. Not to mention they couldn't give us a late check-out due to another guest needing the room. It's a shame the customer service was so bad because it is a nice hotel in a great area of the city.
Location/spa and swimming pool None
Comfortable, elegant, convenient excellent accomodations. Food very good but somewhat overpriced. The hotel tower is very tall and our initial room on the 40th floor was very noisy in the wind and rain storm. The swaying was not noticable but the sound of creaking wall and ductwork was uncomfatably loud. The staff did move us to a lower floor to a large apartment suit which was very quiet.
Hotel has great location, very nice accomodations. There was broken glass in the bar and I cut my finger pretty badly on our first night at the hotel. Although hotel staff was very nice and they did call security, I thought they could have done more in way of compensation. In hindsight, I probably needed stitches and other than call to my room by the manager (who had already left by the time we got back to the room), they really didn't even follow-up.
Great restaurant recommendation and service!
Very good welcome and staff performance An elevator alarm went off in the middle of the night and it took over one hour to fix it - not conducive to comfortable sleep.
They had absolutely no trace of our reservation on arrival, but after some spirited discussion more than made good the upheaval.
when I make check out from the hotel they told me i have to pay more than what booking website show me,after desscution they agree to refund 110 $ to me.
Location! And they left a small treat for my child every afternoon.
Very good location.
The bed is gorgeusly confortable Many problems with shower, room cleaning, front desk attendece, etc.
Beautiful. Comfortable, luxurious. Staff assistance was hit or miss. Very frustrating. Some staff was very helpful. Others were not to the point of carelessness or rudeness. At this hotel I had expected service to be exquisite. It was not. For the price there's other hotels with better service who value their customers more highly.
Excellent ...one of the nicest hotels I have ever stayed at. Professional staff. When coming to Chicago it will be the only Hotel I will stay at.
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The hotel was very luxurious, clean and quiet. The bed was amazing and the views from the room were very pretty. Staff was friendly and accommodating.
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The location and staff were both excellent. Everyone we encountered went out of their way to help us anyway they could. The carpeting in the hallway was extremely dirty. The room carpeting was dirty as well. The room could have been cleaned a little more thorough as well. Walls and cabinets had smudges and leftover spills on them.
We like everything - Room, Level of Service - from checkin to valet
Great location, friendly staff, comfortable beds, free internet, coffee and warm cider in lobby, large bathrooms
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There's so much to like about this hotel: service, location, accommodations, etc. Everything about this hotel is set up to make sure your stay is perfect.
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Staff is always outstanding in restaurants, bars, and throughout the hotel. Additionally, I was not sure what room type I would have had, but I was told I was upgraded to a King with a view.
Location This is not a 5 star hotel in my opinion. Lacking in quite a few too many areas. Lights in the room never worked, spa facilities were medicore at best, in room amenities were sparse. I expect more out of a 5 star.
Great location and afternoon tea was amazing.
Location and old world elegance Several elevators broken, tea room not kept up-my chair had a big hole in it. Chairs looked dilapidated, carpet worn, menu insert pages barely legible (bad photo copies). Most pages had faded writing in 3 of the four menus. Also-3 menus did not include alcoholic beverages
Room was clean. No recreational stuff no pool no sauna nothing it was boring.
not much Room was 'nasty' for a 4 star hotel. -broken soap dish on the floor -faucet handle was not fastened and fell. -really dirty carpet -old building. poorly renovated. bad paint job in the hallways.
Whinin walking distance to downtown shopping and attractions and great restaurants, walked to Chicsgo Art Institute to take in Van Gough exhibit. Parking too expensive
The Drake is a Chicago classic. A bit old, but very luxuries and very, very beautiful. The excellent location and nice staff delivering outstanding service make the Drake the place to be. A bit dated, and almost impossible to roll your own luggage. Unlike most hotels with marble floors, The Drake has the thickest carpet imaginable. Also, the rooms are small for the US (and the money) and you will pay a lot for a view. However, this is the oldest and most desirable location that The Drake sets the standards for all of the other Chicago luxury hotels.
We loved the location and the welcoming and helpful staff. The atmosphere is elegant. For a small extra cost, we opted for the Executive Room with access throughout the day for a light breakfast, snacks during the day, and hors doerves during cocktail hour. It's view is spectacular and all but the tables which are too small, we enjoyed immensely and visited often during our stay. WiFi in your room is an extra cost and not included in the price of your room.
location 65.00 a day to park car didn't know where to go for breakfast?? not alot of water pressure for shower
Staff were tremendous Hotel needs updating. It is old, worn and dirty
Shopping and sightseeing were close by. I spilled coffee on my robe on the first morning and it wasn't replaced in the 6 days I stayed there. I don't think he says we're changed during those 6 days either. Otherwise the staff was really nice and the room very comfortable.
Front desk staff Location Kind to offer large check out Weak wifi Outrageous daily parking fee
Very few amenites for what you pay. Service was slow at best. Concierce desk was helpful. Very good at housekeeping, but not worth the money you pay.
Great dining options available and close by to lots of shopping outlets. It would be wonderful if I could have a city view instead of facing another building since Chicago is such a nice city. Not close to any subways.
It may seem a bit expensive but the service is effective and prompt. They have in and out privileges and are quick to help There is no free WiFi but I have my own mobile plan.
Good location for sure. I got to know you do not care about cleaning at all which I consider the most essential and important in choosing where to stay.
The hotel has decent accommodations and lives up to the name. The rooms are nice, the beds are comfortable, & the bathrooms are clean. (don't park there!!!!) PARKING PRICES, WTF!? Buying anything (aside from the room itself) from the Westin is out of the question/budget.
Children was annoying and running during 6am in the other room and made me didn't rest well.
We loved how friendly the staff was. William went above and beyond for us! For the price, it would have been nice to have even a basic breakfast included.
Great valet service. Small rooms
Cookies in the lobby and friendly staff. Not very many amenities. Bathroom door didn't close all the way. Room didn't cool down enough.
Hospitality, service, beds, bar
Basic Internet was kind of hit or miss on access and performance
Clean and comfortable, loved the location, safety, suite was roomy for our two or could accomodate three easily.
Centrally located and friendly staff. Great size room and amenities for the price. Housekeeping could have been better. Room not cleaned until 5 pm and cleaning was substandard. Wet towels left in room and dirty coffee cups. Beds too hard. Also, teenage kids were given a handicap accessible room. We were not told about this until we saw the room. Didn't need to take up that kind of room, but after they had already unpacked, didn't want to change rooms.
Very nice Hotel with a great staff. Valet service was good, bell service was good, front desk service was great. Restuarant was average, parking was expensive.
Toilet flush was EXTREMELY loud. And we could hear the toilets from other rooms as well.
Beautiful views from the pool & workout areas. Room was very comfortable. Nice location. No jacuzzi. The sauna was nailed shut.
We arrived and there was no parking available and the hot water didn't seem to get any warmer than room temperature.
Charles Nancy was very rude and put out by helping me. Also, our keys did not work twice and the cost of the room service is quite ridiculous....$7.00 for dry cereal, plus 18% gratuity pluse $2.50 delivery?! Maybe if the staff was friendly and the service was better, but no way would I ever pay that for a bowl of corn flakes.
The facilities are good. The location is excellent. The parking is outrageous. $66/day but I think that's Chicago. One of the hotel staff was a bit rude, but the others more than made up for his behavior.
When I had a problem with the professionality of one of the staff members, the General Manager took action fast and worked a satisfying solution to the problem. The only thing I didn't care for about this Hotel is that it did not offer a shuttle to the airport or my convention.
Spacious, very well equiped suites with fridges, microwaves and two TV's - very handy when the World Cup clashes with Wimbledon. All furnishings and fabrics in rooms are of the highest quality. Almost all the staff were very friendly, extremely polite and most helpful. Great location for the Chicago tourist. Swimming Pool needs a refurb, now looking dated and tired. Air-con in gym and workout rooms not working therefore uncomfortably hot. Internet connections in Rooms too slow and no weekly rate for using the facility.
Liked everything about it! Amazing location, nice facilities, and friendly staff.
The Thompson Hotel Staff were amazing, very friendly and accommodating. We were upgraded to a corner king suite as it was our wedding night so that was a pleasant surprise as well. Overall wonderful experience. Would definitely go back. Nothing!
People are friendly Restaurant is very good Design is current Beds are comfortable air conditioning unit in room was loud
We go downtown every Christmas and this was the first time we stayed here. We loved it. Friendly staff, wonderful accommodation, and great location. We will certainly be back.
We chose the Thompson Hotel for its location and value on Kayak. If I was traveling alone on business it would have been a better choice. They are super accomaditing allowing us to check in at 11:00 am without any problems. They also have a great online precheck in service. There is a Starbucks next door and good restaurants all around it. The precheck in service is a great idea however, it is as if you actually request something like an extra blanket or extra towels which were questions on the precheck in system they do not fulfill them. The elevator system requires you to use your room key to get up to your floor however, there is only one reader per elevator and it was virtually impossible to get to it when using the elevator. So many people were talking about riding the elevator up and down trying to get to their floors. The showers were never hot just warm regardless of the time of day. The A/C was all over the the place, hot / cold. The room refresh was seriously below average and actually just a really bad bed make up with fresh towels. They basically missed at the attempt to be a chic boutique hotel. There is no real identity to this property.
Body hair on the bathroom sink. stains on toilet. Kind of gross for the price.
comfy bed, great location, nice lobby. Front desk lady was not very helpful. Toilet smelled like sewage. They called me from front desk to tell me someone was at my door from hotel personnel when I had privacy sign on...that woke me up...What kind of "privacy on" is this?
The bed and shower were amazing!
Fantastic location, outstanding room. Would go back in a minute.
Nice Interior Design. The staff was very pleasant and helpful. This is a much better location than other hotels I have stayed at further south. We took a very nice walk north to Lincoln Park. It is a beautiful neighborhood and does not even feel like you are in the city. Too pricey for me to use other than business. I did not need or use "facilities" so that is the only reason I did not give that an "excellent" score. We were not impressed with the breakfast food. We were very pleased with our lunch at Gibson's across the street.
The beautiful view of lake Michigan. Close proximity to great restaurants and shopping. Nico Osteria restaurant within the hotel was excellent. The room was beautifully decorated, very comfortable bed, reading light ( unexpected), and huge bathroom and shower. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful. One of the late afternoons we needed to call for extra towels,since our room had not been cleaned,and we had been out all day. I do realize that this weekend was a home Bears foorball game and was very busy.
We had a great weekend staying at The Thompson! The location, staff and room were outstanding! We will definitely be staying here again!
We loved everything about it. From the very beginning (checkin) till the very last second before we left the hotel. Everyone was so helpful and friendly. The Concierge made arrangements for a boat trip on the Chicago River. Housekeeping kept our room in perfect shape. We had a room on the 21st floor which had the perfect view towards the chicago skyline. It was awesome. I gladly recommend to visit the Thompson Chicago and will for sure also book on other occasions other Thompson hotels. Thank you for this very wonderful and perfect vacation, Thompson. nothing!
I didn't realize how expensive parking was in the area, so I'd come back and use public transportation for my visit. Very convenient for walking and busses to area museums and shopping.
We stayed 5 nights at the Residence by Marriott and will recommend it to all our friends and family. The location can't be beaten for touring Chicago. The suites are large and beautifully furnished with everything you could need. The complimentary breakfast buffet had everything you could want and changed daily. We didn't even make use of the midweek happy hours and free dinner foods. Staff was very helpful. O.K., it wasn't perfect: the elevators are kind of slow.
I got a two-bedroom suite. It is quiet and spacious, but the bathroom is small (shower/tub combination and toilet). The bathroom vanity is outside the door. I was there for 3 nights and while the staff did the beds, they didn't change the sheets (I looked for a sign to let them know I wanted the sheets changed on the second day, but found nothing), and shampoo, conditioner etc were sparse. I asked for more when I was about to be out and they did give me plenty. The daily buffet is a nice feature, but could benefit for more variety. The staff is generally nice and helpful. In all, my stay was enjoyable.
I stayed the entire week -- Monday - Friday. The hotel staff that I ran into were very friendly. The hotel put out water and dog bones out front -- which I thought was a nice touch given a lot of neighborhood dogs (and guest's dogs, too) were always around. The only *very* minor nitpicks are as follows: * Monday, I found coffee filter still in the machine from previous guest * Not owning a microwave, I was not able to figure out the machine, and there were n obvious instructions. But they promptly sent up a staff person who quickly showed me that I first had to press the non-obvious 'Type II Cook' button * Thursday, they forgot to replace the microwave popcorn and the coffee * My bath towel was always washed no matter where I hung it
Nice hotel. Breakfast was good. I would stay again.
Hands down, the BEST place I've stayed in a long time. I once was a housekeeper and then a room inspector at a beautiful resort property in FL. and am ultra fussy about cleanliness. I always wanted people to feel as though they were the first guests staying in the room. To this day, I can't help but do my usual white glove inspection when I enter any hotel room. Everything in our room, from the kitchenette to the living area and bathroom was spotless (no dust on the tops of artwork frames or stray hairs on the bathroom floor or even water spots on the glass shower enclosure). I was truly impressed. It was photo shoot ready. I'm looking forward to staying there soon for my husband's 40th birthday this month. I'll take advantage of the pool & fitness room this time. There is also a convenient guest laundry facility. I would recommend this hotel to anyone looking for a great place to stay in Chicago.
Stayed here during the renovation of the rooms which will be fantastic but not until later in the year. In the meantime, construction noises during the day prohibit sleeping in and rerouting of the water pipes cause a 15 minute delay in hot water. The response from the staff with the water complaint was, 'sorry, try turning the water on when you first get up'. The rates are the same as the Hilton Suites and only $16 less than the Drake Hotel. The advantage here is the breakfast, social hour and the free internet, which is why I'll stay the week but it should be at a more reduced, discounted rate. The location is perfect, though at the north end of the MI mile. Good luck.
Booked the week before Thanksgiving because of low rates at all Chicago hotel that week. The Residence Inn was an outstanding value and the location is convenient to shopping.
We loved the convenience of being close to downtown and staying in this top quality, beautifully maintained hotel. The staff were courteous and helpful. The rooms were spectacular. The hot breakfast was extraordinary. Seriously, I cannot imagine anything better and we will certainly stay here again when we come to Chicago next time.
The hotel was a block away from the lake and a block away from Michigan ave. Our room was very clean and spacious, and kitchen fully loaded. We were traveling with our dog. The staff was very helpful and supportive. The hotel provided a dog run just around the corner. There are always people walking around, so I never felt afraid of late night or early morning walks with my dog. There is a small park a block away nice place to take her. The front desk was helpful and check-in was quick. We also enjoyed breakfast very much. They never let anything run out. The food was warm and plentiful. I will stay there again and again.
Awesome location just a block from Michigan Avenue & Lakeshore Drive. We arrived at 10 am and we were able to check in because our room was ready which was a huge plus! Convenient valet parking and staff was friendly and helpful. We had a the 2 bedroom suite with kitchen which was perfect for 6. Would most definitely stay here again!
everything! the hotel had a great location and large clean rooms nope...
Close to the stores at the magnificent mile. Large rooms. Free Wifi. Single glass windows. really slow elevator (only 1 and 15 floors to cover)
Localização e muito conforto no quarto. Nada. Recomendo.
location not that flexible and friendly staff
Location Noise from outside and due to A/C. Shower drain very slow
The location of the hotel was great, right at the top of Magnificent Mile and close to the restaurants and night life of the Golden Coast.
Location - it is right in the heart of the city.
Well appointed; comfortable; well situated close to so much, including public transportation; very helpful staff.
convinience for shopping no cofee machine in room , no breakfast in the morning.
Great location, close to shopping at Magnificent Mile and dining on Rush St. And also close to trains. Price is reasonable.
no bellman to assit with luggage, elevator service poor, romm cramped and poorly arranged