Carlton Inn Midway

Carlton Inn Midway

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4.5
#74 of 211 hotels in Chicago
4.2 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.5 of 5 bubbles
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4.7 of 5 bubbles
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4.4 of 5 bubbles
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The Carlton Inn Midway offers great hospitality as well as clean & comfortable non-smoking rooms. Complimentary amenities include 24/365 free local (and MDW airport) shuttle, in-room wifi, breakfast, parking, fitness center, business center, in-room fridge & microwave, and premium movie channels. We are located 1.8 miles from Midway Airport. Whether you are in Chicago for a convention at McCormick Place or Shopping the Magnificent Mile we are 7 miles from the downtown area, with easy driving access via I-55 and we are around the corner from the Orange Line Elevated Train- which is just a 15-minute train ride to downtown. Our neighborhood has plenty of food options from popular chains to local ethnic restaurants. We'd love to assist you in getting the most out of your Chicago stay!
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Kids stay free
Children's television networks
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Free airport transportation
Paid private parking on-site
Parking
Wifi
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Vending machine
Free shuttle or taxi services
Airport transportation
Business Centre with Internet Access
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Self-serve laundry
Room features
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Iron
Coffee / tea maker
Microwave
Cable / satellite TV
Bath / shower
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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2.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Value
Family
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, Polish

Location

4944 S Archer Ave, Chicago, IL 60632-3623
Getting there
Car recommended
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Passport630000 wrote a review Mar 2020
Grand Rapids, Michigan
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We have to admit when we first pulled up we were a little surprised as it looked a little older on the outside than what we were expecting. However, we were immediately greeted and helped at the front desk by the most friendly and helpful man. Gave us dinner suggestions and explained perfectly how the process of breakfast, shuttle, leaving our vehicle worked. Our room was somewhat the same- looked old (especially the bathroom) but it was SO CLEAN! The breakfast options were good and the shuttle was right on time. All personnel we dealt with were so friendly and helpful! When we returned home our vehicle was running and warmed up for us with water bottles and a small treat waiting in the front cupholders. We were extremely impressed and would use this hotel for a park and fly again any time we go out of Midway! Oh and if you like doing more of your own food vs eating out there was a mini fridge and a microwave in the room along with a small table/eating area.
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Date of stay: March 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Gary Gray, Owner at Carlton Inn Midway
Responded 14 Sept 2020
Thank you so much for the excellent review. We will see you next time you travel out of our area.
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KathyB1747 wrote a review Mar 2020
West Chicago, Illinois
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We chose to stay here and utilize their stay and park plan where you overnight before a flight and can use their parking lot while you are gone. The price for the room with parking was good....but their service was even better. We had a long drive during rush hour and were stressed upon arrival. We asked about nearby restaurants since we didn’t feel like driving...the gentleman at the desk said don’t worry we’ll take you. That was just the start of a great experience. The van driver was a delight, the room just fine, parking good and when we hadn’t gotten to the desk for our early morning van ride we received a concerned call. Just very nice people, close to Midway and well priced. We’ll use them again.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Response from Gary Gray, Owner at Carlton Inn Midway
Responded 14 Sept 2020
Kathy, Thank you for staying with us and we are thrilled that you enjoyed our service and your stay. We hope to see you again
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staci s wrote a review Feb 2020
Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I usually do not take the time for writing reviews, but this place exceeded my expectations! I did not expect much for the price but their customer service is outstanding from the front desk clerk putting milk out for our kids since we had an early departure before the continental breakfast times. To returning to the hotel to find our car started and warming up with cold water bottles and cookies for all of us to enjoy. To the front desk clerk running out plastic bags and a washcloth to our car since we had a vomiting child and a long commute home!!! This place really goes above and beyond! Will stay again for flights out of Midway!
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Gary G, Owner at Carlton Inn Midway
Responded 18 Feb 2020
Thank you for the great review Staci S. We try to help our guests as much as possible and we are truly happy you appreciated the service. Hope your trip home went okay and we will see you again
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Dean C wrote a review May 2022
+1
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Where should I begin....
The positive: clean sheets, comfortable mattress.
The negative: this hotel needs a complete overhaul. The room we stayed in was 12'x12' with a small bathroom. The soap dispenser was broken therefore it was empty. One of the staff came to fill it and it leaked all night. Wall paper by the toilet has seen better days and the floor carpet tiles were glued together with tape. The pillows were the size of throw pillows until we requested 2 normal sized ones. The smoke detector was hanging from the wall and I believe they're battery operated although I'm not sure about that. The front door that leads to the parking lot has a gap on the floor letting dust/ dirt come into the room.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Stay closer to the city of Chicago as it's a better choice and more convenient
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Jennifer V wrote a review Jul 2022
Puerto Armuelles, Panama
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This inn suited our needs due to the fact that we flew into Chicago Midway and this inn was nearby and offered an airport shuttle. Unfortunately, our plane was delayed so we landed too late to use the hotel shuttle that evening, but we caught a taxi ($13 one way) which the inn very kindly reimbursed. The room was very small but it was fine for one night, as we were leaving the next morning. Although next to a busy road, the room was peaceful, clean, and comfortable. There is no restaurant (within walking distance) so unfortunately, we went to bed on room coffee and nuts which I had in my handbag. The inn offers a simple breakfast with pastries, cereal, juice, waffles, coffee, and some juice. There is parking available in front of each room which seemed reasonably safe.
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Date of stay: June 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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SM-Travellers wrote a review Mar 2024
Buenos Aires, Argentina
+1
2.0 of 5 bubbles
The location of the Carlton Inn is convenient if you need to connect to Midway International Airport, as it is one Metro station away. That station, Pulaski on the Orange Line, is about 0.3 miles away. The location is not suitable if the idea is to go to downtown Chicago (45 minutes) or to O'Hare International Airport (the most important one) at one and a half hour.

The hotel is a classic motel, with cars parked around the buildings.

We stayed for 5 nights in a traditional room, with a King bed, a small refrigerator, air conditioning, a table with a chair, flat TV and a microwave. The bathroom was very small, just enough.

The rate includes a simple but adequate breakfast. Coffee, tea, juice, bread, some pastry items. There is a place with tables for this, attended by a very dedicated and friendly person.

In addition to the bad location, it is relevant to mention the poor service we received, and this is objective (with the exception of the breakfast person and some at the front desk). We were supposed to have daily cleaning service. On the first day when we returned, no one had entered to do anything. When we complained to the manager, he told us that we should notify when we left so they could clean, change towels, and make the bed. We did as requested every subsequent day. We returned at night and the same thing, with the aggravating factor that we had left the towels on the floor for replacement, so we had no towels to take a bath. In summary, out of the 5 nights we stayed, they only provided the service once. A disaster.

I would look at other more suitable alternatives to stay in Chicago.
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Date of stay: October 2023
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Consider other options
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Nicolecat73 wrote a review Oct 2020
Bloomington, Illinois
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Wonderful service! We stayed here before leaving out for an early flight. Check in super easy and friendly. Room was small but super clean and adequate. Shutter was set up for 5:30 am driver was early with Van started, offered us coffee and loaded our bags. Service from airport just as exceptional. Our car was parked up front with keys inside ready to go. We will stay again.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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MidwestKathM wrote a review Sept 2021
Detroit, Michigan
4.0 of 5 bubbles
In Chicago overnight on business, we selected the Carlton Inn Midway for its location and rate. Check-in was quick and efficient. Our accommodations were spacious enough and clean and comfortable. When we returned from our evening out, the parking lot was totally full so parked next door in the bank parking lot (OK'd by the manager). And when we discovered we needed a 2nd set of towels, the front desk brought them right away. The place is a little dated, and it is an unusual configuration of buildings, but it has its appeal.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled on business
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Tony D wrote a review Oct 2022
Glasgow, United Kingdom
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Upon reviewing the photos and the price for the hotel, it seemed like a reasonable deal. Upon arriving at the hotel, it seems that the photos are misleading.

The receptionist was not very welcoming but did accommodate our request for an upper floor room. When we arrived at the room, we were less than impressed. The carpets were all worn and dirty, the TV didn't work and the bathroom was also dirty.
I telephoned reception and they said they would move us rooms. We had to go to reception and retrieve the key for the new room.
The new room had a working TV and the carpet was less worn, but still not great. The bathroom was still dirty, but overall it was slightly better than the 1st room.
We got the impression that all of the rooms would be the same regardless.

The location of the motel is very good, only a 5 mins walk from the train. There are a few restaurants within the area too.

Breakfast was pretty disappointing. There was one toaster for everyone, and one side of the toaster is broken anyways.
The only options were bagels or cereal. There was some sort of metal container with cheese in it. I think you have to get in early for most of the options, they didn't replenish anything. I had to ask reception for plates. The orange juice and the coffee had ran out, and we had to go into reception to use the coffee there, but it wasn't the warmest.

We had been there for 3 days and no maid service was provided. I asked for fresh towels and was told they would bring some. 45 mins passed and nothing. I phoned again and I was told that they didn't know when they would get towels and I would have to wait. I waited another 15 mins and went to reception. The person told me that they don't have enough staff and can't give me a towel just now. I mentioned that I hadn't had any maid service in 3 days. They told me that I had to ask for new towels, for bins to be emptied and for the room to be cleaned. I've never had to ask for maid service before, usually it just happens! Eventually after 3 conversations and nearly 2 hours I was given some towels, I was also late for a meeting because of this. I wonder if they would have cleaned the room at all in the 4 days we were there if I didn't ask

We had a great time in Chicago, but the Carlton Inn need to up their game.
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Date of stay: October 2022
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Sue J wrote a review Dec 2023
+1
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Do not....I repeat...DO NOT STAY HERE. This place is the worst I have ever stayed in. These pictures on their site are very deceiving. It also is not a hotel but a motel. Schitts Creek meets the Bates motel.
The 1st room they put us in smelled so much like cigarette smoke we put our luggage back out in our truck. Opened windows so we could breath and that doesn't work too well in December with Chicago weather! Curtains had large brown stains, smoke detector was hanging off the wall, mold in the bathroom, big hole in the tub which was missing a cover, mattress lumpy and when you sat on the bed it squeaked loudly. I could not even stand in the room let alone sit or sleep in it. We had them change our room.
Room 2 at least smelled better but this time no smoke detector, mold in the bathroom, everything is just dirty and grimy, floor had sticky stuff all over, curtain rod was barely hanging on the wall. Microwave had finger prints all over by the touch pad, hair all over the bathroom. Bed was lumpy and squeaky. Toilet paper just sits on the back of the toilet as there is no roll holder in the holder on the wall.
We only stayed for the shuttle service to midway and the parking while we were gone.
We spoke with another couple that was doing the same stay/park package and they were thinking the same thing as we were. "How could anyone give this place a good review?"
The only thing going for it is that the staff, for the most part, is friendly and helpful but shame on the owners for keeping this property in this condition and false advertising.
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Date of stay: December 2023
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Do not believe the good reviews
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Jacob W asked a question Aug 2021
age requirement?
Answer from GARY G
3 contributions
18 and over
gduffie asked a question Jul 2020
Cedar Rapids, Iowa66 contributions13 helpful votes
Is parking free and how does breakfast work with covid?
Answer from gfg01
Lisle, Illinois7 contributions2 helpful votes
We are currently serving a grab and go breakfast. We serve bagels, muffins, donuts, cereal, yogurt, milk, apple and orange juice. There is coffee in the rooms- a one cup at a time coffee maker. All items are wrapped or packaged. Parking is free during your stay. If you are leaving a vehicle while flying out-please look at our website for the Park and Fly package. Thanks, Gary
Cote asked a question Mar 2020
Hammond, Louisiana40 contributions33 helpful votes
Does the shuttle bus pick up at O'Hare airport?
Answer from KathyB1747
West Chicago, Illinois5 contributions5 helpful votes
To my knowledge just Midway.
Faith T asked a question Jun 2019
Farmington, Michigan
Hotels near taste feast
Answer from ScoobyDoo12
2 contributions
What is the question in English?
SM-Travellers wrote a tip Mar 2024
Buenos Aires, Argentina967 contributions169 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"Consider other options"
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Sue P wrote a tip Mar 2024
1 contribution1 helpful vote
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Do not go here"
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Sue J wrote a tip Dec 2023
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Do not believe the good reviews"
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Abby S wrote a tip Oct 2023
Corpus Christi, Texas17 contributions10 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Don’t stay here."
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Kevin C wrote a tip Oct 2023
8 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Don't go there!"
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PRICE RANGE
RM 501 - RM 655 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
carlton inn midway hotel chicago, carlton hotel chicago, carlton hotel midway
LOCATION
United StatesIllinoisChicagoSouthwest Side / Archer Heights
NUMBER OF ROOMS
72
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Frequently Asked Questions about Carlton Inn Midway
Which popular attractions are close to Carlton Inn Midway?
Nearby attractions include FESS Graphics PINK INK (0.2 km), Watra Night Club (0.3 km), and Brighton Home Products Inc (0.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Carlton Inn Midway?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a fitness centre.
Which room amenities are available at Carlton Inn Midway?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Carlton Inn Midway?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Carlton Inn Midway?
Yes, free parking and paid private parking on-site are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Carlton Inn Midway?
Conveniently located restaurants include Birrieria Zaragoza, Red Lobster, and Giordano's.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Carlton Inn Midway?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness centre during their stay.
Does Carlton Inn Midway have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Carlton Inn Midway offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Carlton Inn Midway have airport transportation?
Yes, Carlton Inn Midway offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are pets allowed at Carlton Inn Midway?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Carlton Inn Midway?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and Polish.
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