There’s gotta be a oneworld way – The Radisson O’Hare
In this epic:
- OTAs: I really hate them…
- To Heathrow, BA Galleries South
- BA485 Heathrow to Madrid
- The Spanish Solution? Run dear fellow…
- IB6275 Madrid to Chicago
- Radisson O’Hare
- Evening Photographic Test: Apple iPhone 7
- Hyatt Regency O’Hare
- Lunch with RenesPoints
- Back to O’Hare
- AA710 Chicago to Dublin
- When Irish eyes are waking up
- BA4465 – Dublin to London City Airport
- Adventures home
- One World?
Heading off the plane, I was full expecting the queues from hell with all the parked planes at O’Hare Terminal 5.
This looks bad…
Except when I headed into the immigration hall – it was empty.
As such, I was through the Automated Passport Control machines, US immigration stamp, luggage pick up and customs clearance in a grand total of 15 minutes flat.
Now, that’s how you clear that airport in the USA.
With that done, and a call to my parents, I headed to a cab where I had a talkative Chicago taxi driver. And I’ve got to admit – I love the ones that love to chat… be it about life, politics, plastic £5 notes… anything. And a good taxi driver is always welcome in my book.
The driver took me to my overnight stop for this trip.
The Radisson O’Hare
I was welcomed as I entered, and was checked in. My payment method was confirmed (points), and I was asked for a preference for a room. With the idiot amount of luggage I tote on this trip, I went for a ground floor room.
Whilst this might be nosier with people passing – the state I would be in by the evening – it wouldn’t matter.
That state? Flat out and not giving a care in the world.
A short walk later, I was at my room. The room itself.. it’s not bad in the least. Functional with air conditioning that works well.
Double double beds.
Work desk – plug sockets everywhere..
Drinks making station. Two water bottles supplied free of charge… which is nice.
Seat next to window – it was comfortable after a long flight.
The outside view.
Near the bed there were bed firmness controls and additional power outlets.
I’m going to say something here – I love seeing hotels add more power outlets near beds. Why? It means I can charge my kit without dragging cables across a room. It’s not so bad if you’re fully awake, but if you’re with others or children – the last thing you want are long cables dangling everywhere.
Lets look at the bathroom – and its a typical American hotel bathroom
Toilet and entranceway
Bath and soap.
Bathrooms need to be clean and stacked with amenities… and this room delivered in that respect.
In terms of shuttle transport, there’s a bus service every 30 minute bus to/from O’Hare. These seem to be well-timed, and not driven like a man on steroids (which sums up most New York Shuttle Bus Drivers).
In the rate I was on, Breakfast was included. This was a buffet affair with all the usual items you’d expect.
Ah. Bacon. Or an approximation of Bacon. With Sausages.
Waffles, Waffles, Waffles…
Cold items and breads
A plate full of carbs.
Check out was handled quickly and easily, and with no further charges – I was on my way to the Hyatt Regency O’Hare.
Overall: This is not a bad property at all – it’s great for the All-State Arena, with reasonable shuttle connection back to O’Hare. The beds are comfortable – and especially after a long transatlantic flight, this is an important thing.
Next: Lets explore The Loop at night with an Apple iPhone 7. How does the camera stack up?
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