This Red Roof is a mix of an old building, currently under renovation, and a new building behind. The site is right off the 294 tollway and no a main 4 lane, not much in the way of amenities, but a gas station and White Castle is close. I was there just one night, and chose the hotel because it was close to an early morning meeting and low cost.
I had some trepidation as to location, not because it's dangerous, but it is heavily traveled and sort of industrial; also because it's a low cost motel in a semi-sketchy Chicago southside suburb and on a Friday night. I travel a fair amount and this kind of a place is a flip of the coin, but I had little choice unless I wanted to stay 15 mi away at Midway airport.
My stay was very good. I was housed in the second, newer building, farther back from the street. and it was quiet. The rooms were brand new, great bed, TV, set up for digital devices, TV. Small bathroom, but water was hot or cold as needed and a large separate sink area outside the bath/toilet area. Very clean, as were the hallways. Minimal amenities beyond coffee, but the rate was $69 and less with Expedia rewards, I know hotels not as nice near Midway for $100-$125 rate.
I have to recognize the desk attendant Jaweed specifically. He was sharp, courteous on check in and called the room after I was in it to make sure things were OK. I saw/heard him twice coming out to the rooms of other newly arrived guests, telling us all he was available all night.
Situated in Alsip, this hotel is 3.1 mi (5 km) from Trinity Christian College and within 6 mi (10 km) of Childrens Museum of …More