Let me start off by saying that we only made reservations about 3 weeks before we went to Chicago to see my nephew graduate basic training and after reading all of the previous reviews we thought it would be OK, considering that ALL of the hotels in the area within two hours was booked to capacity!
The location is : 511 Rockland Road, Lake Bluff, IL 60044 US and the name is Sunset Motel Lake Bluff.
We ended up paying $74.00 a night, and we were thinking it will not be the nicest hotel ever, but should be decent, we were so wrong!
1.Upon arrival we had to drive down an alley to get to the hotel and discovered we were located in between two major roads, one being a highway.
2. Check in was difficult to say the least, no one spoke English!
3. We entered the room and it was blistering hot and STANK!
4. We had to unplug the microwave to plug in a lamp, to watch TV you had to unplug that lamp, to charge your cell phones you had to take turns and do it while you slept
5. We discovered no washcloths, we when finally found someone who spoke broken English, they said they did not have them because the DRUNKS put them in the toilets
6. The bathrooms were full of mold!!
7. They had no ice machine, when we asked where the ice maker was the guys said " I go to my house to get you ice"..no thanks!
8. There was a stinky dumpster next to our room
9. The reservation was made for 4 people and we only had two bath towels, they wanted to charge $10.00 for more towels. Once we got the towels they stank!
10. The sheets on the bed were so thin you could see the springs, the bed literally rocked and I do not think it was suppose to.
11. The inter net access did not exist they advertised
12. We did not get the wake up call we requested, come to find out the phone did not work
I promise you I could go on about the cons, we were stuck because no rooms at all in the entire area for hours away was available. I have never in my life ever experienced something so raunchy and disgusting.
We ended up spending a fortune buying candles, aerosol air fresheners, Lysol, sheets, towels and washcloths just to try and tolerate this room. I was never so happy to be home in all my life after leaving the place we dubbed " The Roach Hourly Rate Hotel".