Tuesday, April 04, 2017

Hotel Room of the Year?



The Langham hotel in Chicago, may rate as my hotel room of the year, at the very least it set a very high standard for others to meet.  I was in Chicago recently for a medical conference on death - a nice perky topic.  The medical association picked the hotel, a bit more than I would normally pay, but being that I was arriving at 11:00 at night with meetings starting at 7:30 the next morning and going all day, then back to the airport to return home, I stayed at the conference hotel.  

I walked into the room and my first thought was, "can I just live here for the rest of my life?"  These pictures do not do the room justice, it was a short trip and I didn't take a real camera with me, just my phone (sorry to tell some of you this, your phone has a very limited camera on it.)  

The hotel bathroom is one of the top five in my all time list.  The wet-room, had a shower and tub.  The shower had a rainfall shower head on the ceiling, and a wall mounted hand shower.  The tub was nice (not jetted.)  There was a window between the tub and the bed area, if you don't like the view, press a button on the wall and the glass becomes opaque.  

Most hotel rooms have boring ceilings, not this one with a nice tray effect.  The furnishings were modern and comfortable. The colors very warm and soothing (nice on a cold Chicago night.)  The view, well the view was of Dump Tower - you can't win them all. 



I am only 13 nights into what will likely be 30 hotel night this year (44 last year.)  This one sets a high standard for hotel of the year.  

What is your favorite hotel and why? 

7 comments:

  1. Looks wonderful and the location makes it even better. I've got a number of favorites now, but two recent experiences... wonderfully unusual Spanish hotels: Enfrente Arte in Ronda; and Hotel Ateneo in Sevilla. Moncalm Marble Arch in London was wonderful, too, but not unusual like the first two.

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    1. Fun and elegant are always nice.

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  2. I'm commenting from the Motel6 in Bradenton, FL, literally right next to I-75.

    It's like something out of an episode of 'Cops.'

    But walking distance to McD's and the beer store, so it's my favorite, at the moment.

    :-)

    -Andy

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    1. I love the description, enjoy my old home state

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  3. Hotel Bahia Del Duque in Tenerife. I've stayed there 3 times. The rooms are beautiful.
    JP

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  4. The first hotel in Rome last time. Reason: breakfast buffet. I want to live in the breakfast buffet.

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