I traveled to The Champagne Lodge alone, for business, without paying much attention to the purpose of the hotel when I booked it… It was only when I arrived that I realized that the hotel is more ideal for couples on a romantic retreat. I always get a little timid after a day of traveling and stress, so that combined with realizing this hotel was not for me made me feel sheepish when checking in. That’s when I saw the friendly face of Andy behind the check in counter. Andy shook me right out of my nerves and made me feel happy, welcome, comfortable and even made me laugh!
I got into my room and was impressed at the set up: For a basic-level price, you really get a luxury experience. The basic room comes with a queen bed, flat screen tv large standing 2-3 person shower room, and a Jacuzzi tub. It was at that moment I really wished I’d brought my wife for this trip… but none the less it was a great stay!
After my first night, there was an issue with the internet in my room. I live out of my inbox, especially on the road, so I went to the front desk to see if they could fix it. The hotel owner/manager didn’t waste any time trying to fix the problem with that router. Instead he toured me around to different available rooms, getting me to sing on to the wifi until I found a room that gave me the best signal. He immediately switched me over to a new room. I’m in no way a fussy traveler, and the fact that without a question or delay he fixed my issue in such an effective manner REALLY impressed me.
Based on this stay alone; I’m currently trying to find a reason to plan a trip with my wife to the Chicago area so that we can stay here.
I would recommend this hotel to ANYONE who is staying in the Chicago area! It is accessible to major highways (Took me 35-40 minutes to get from my hotel to Wrigley field for a Cubs game) and also a really nice and modern facility.
Great stay. I don’t say this often, but I WILL be back here for another stay.