ZRB2 From United States of America, joined May 2000, 894 posts, RR: 0 Reply 4, posted (11 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 606 times:
Looks like my choices are limited due to price. The Clarion hotel Barcelo on N. Cumberland Ave. is $85 a night and looks like a highrise from the picture. The front desk person was absolutely clueless about the room views. She said they are 3 miles away from O'hare so they have no view of the airport at all. As a matter of fact,,,all the hotels I called were clueless about my "room with a view" request! very frustrating.
My other, more expensive options seem to be:
Hyatt Regency O'hare, Rosemont,
Westin Rosemont (maybe)
-which one of these would you recommend? The Clarion is obviously most desireable for price.
HlywdCatft From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 5321 posts, RR: 7 Reply 5, posted (11 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 599 times:
I stayed at the Holiday Inn in Elk Grove which is about a mile and a half northwest directly in the path of the longest runway the 13000 foot runway that runs northwest and southeast.
I have stayed there twice. One time I was there, the planes were taking off directly over the hotel. The second time I was there the planes were landing over the hotel and I got good video tapes of them. This is the runway where most of the international flights land, i got videos of a China Cargo 747-400, Korean Air and Japan Air 744s, an ANA 777 among several United 744s and 772s. At night a lot of cargo 747s came in. I recall seeing Atlas Air, Polar and Northwest in one of the custom painted cargo 742s.
You can't see any action going on out on the field, but you are in direct path of Chicago's busiest runway.
Oh and the bonus is this Holiday Inn gives you a free breakfast too (not a Continental one) but you get free eggs/bacon etc. There is a great view of the planes landing from the eating area because it has a lot of glass.