Two for the Price of One: The Crowne Plaza O’Hare
In this epic…
- Two for the price of one? Or when two become one?
- Off to Manchester Airport on the edge of my seat…
- BA Domestic – BA1387 Manchester Airport to London Heathrow
- Heathrow Transit, American Airlines Flagship Lounge
- American Airlines – AA87 London Heathrow to Chicago, Main Cabin
- Streamlined Immigration?
- The Crowne Plaza O’Hare
- Evening adventures with the Sony A5000
- The Hyatt Regency O’Hare
- Off to O’Hare, American Airlines Admirals Club
- American Airlines – AA1205 Chicago O’Hare to Boston Logan
- A Boston Omnishambles
- British Airways – BA202 Boston Logan to London Heathrow Terminal 5 in World Traveller Plus
- Transit and changes… from holiday to work, British Airways Galleries North Lounge
- British Airways – BA974 London Heathrow to Hamburg
- IBIS Budget St Pauli, Hamburg
- Trade Show 101 (or… don’t sleep on your glasses).
- Pounding the Halls of AIX – What you might had missed…
- A Walk around the Hamburg Dom
- Rushing back to Hamburg Airport
- British Airways – BA967 Hamburg to London Heathrow
- Homeward bound
- Mixing business with pleasure
I arrived in, and was seen to immediately. I was welcomed back again and my keycards were waiting for me. With a swipe of a credit card I was on my way to the room. All done and dusted in under 2 minutes – including the time to select a freebie gift (I went for points).
It’s how I like my hotel check-ins – fuss free.
With that done, it was time to head to the room – this time on the 13th floor. Good thing I don’t suffer from triskaidekaphobia (fear of the number 13).
Sadly, I had been assigned a room at the end of the corridor. Which when you’re towing along the luggage I sometimes carry – it’s an unwelcome thing.
In the corner there was tea and coffee facities, and windows out into the world.
The bathroom was reasonably appointed – with the usual Crowne Plaza smellies and soaps
The one thing this room did have – was some darn good views – both of the City of Chicago and of Chicago O’Hare.
Sadly, there was no welcome amenity (which sometimes does, sometimes doesn’t turn up – so no real loss).
Internet access was interesting to say the least. There was a “constant sell-up” opportunity after logging to the service to “upgrade” the service. Even after dismissing the warning on one page, it appeared on the next.
Annoying to say the least. HTML injections are never welcome – and are a great way for attacks to start.
Check-out when the time came was a breeze, with me settling the bill in cash (it always scares people when you choose to settle in cash, but there you go)
Overall: The Crowne Plaza O’Hare continues to deliver for me in terms of location, amenities and comfort. Considering these are the things that I need after getting off a flight – this is a good thing. The Internet nagging was… annoying, but workable.
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