Credit Union 1 Arena, previously the UIC Pavilion, is located on the campus of the University of Illinois in west Chicago. It is the home of the UIC Flames basketball team. It also hosts concerts and other events.
Beginning in 2016, the pavilion will host home games for the Chicago Eagles indoor football team.
Address: 525 South Racine,
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"The medical center was across the street. The hotel was clean, and the room was modern and organized.2020-06-30"
"Walk to Rush Medical. The hotel was older and obviously had undergone renovation. Not worth the high price. There was a gap around the room door that let in light and hallway noise. No information in the room about the restaurant, though there was a room service menu. The breakfast buffet cost $20. I recommend walking a few blocks south to Taylor Street, where you'll find an assortment of restaurants.2017-10-29"
"I had a positive experience. The hotel staff was helpful, and I appreciated the shuttle driver's friendly assistance. 2016-03-03"
"This hotel was fine and dandy. It was a nice, friendly place to stay.2015-09-22"
"The hotel was nice, comfortable, and modern.2020-04-27"
"I loved having a fridge, microwave, and coffee maker in the room. The bed and linens were super comfortable. The hotel staff was professional and helpful. They always greeted me and asked how my day was. I definitely recommend staying here.2020-04-07"
"Decent rates. My accessible room was beautifully appointed, but it hadn't been cleaned in some time. This was addressed while we were out to eat. The bed was comfortable, but there was no desk and the clothes bar was too high. Needed more counter space by the sink. Easy parking in the adjacent lot, and there were good restaurants near the hotel.2019-09-02"
"Convenient to Rush University Medical Center. The room was clean and efficiently laid out. Not much counter space, though. The staff was responsive and got us a 2nd chair for the room. Parking cost $25 and was in a lot adjacent to the hotel. The Tavern in the Park across the street was OK for lunch and dinner.2019-08-31"
"Close to United Center. The room was clean and functional, and the staff was friendly. It was cheaper to park at the garage next door than in the hotel lot.2019-06-11"
"We enjoyed our stay. The hotel was pricey but worth the convenience.2019-09-17"
"The hotel staff was friendly, and check-in was easy. Go for it.2019-04-23"
"Clean, quiet hotel. The bed was excellent. The on-site restaurant was pricey.2018-05-27"
"We enjoyed the area around the hotel.2018-04-01"
"The hotel room was too warm, and there were no instructions for the AC. The phone didn't work. I called the front desk clerk on my cell phone and asked for a comb, but I never got one. The room wasn't serviced the 2nd day. The location was the best thing about this place.2017-04-25"
"The room was clean and spacious, and the hotel staff was friendly. Nice breakfast. Parking cost $55 per night.2018-12-27"
"The hotel room was large, comfortable, and clean. I liked the kitchenette, and the views were great.2018-11-23"
"A beautiful hotel. The room was quiet and well-designed. Terrific staff. You won't regret staying here.2018-01-31"
"The hotel room was clean and comfortable, and the staff was courteous, helpful with directions, and sympathetic to our situation since my husband spent the evening at the emergency room. Great breakfast. By all means, stay here.2017-12-14"
"Awesome room with a view, and the hotel was exceptionally clean. The staff was great, from the check-in clerk who set us up in an upper-floor suite to the housekeeper. Everyone smiled and made us feel at home. Breakfast was delicious. You won't regret staying here.2017-03-18"
"Located downtown. The hotel was nice, clean, and comfortable, and the rates were decent. Breakfast was disappointing, though. All the food was cold except for bad, pre-made pancakes.2021-12-02"
"Our room was clean and warm, and we liked having a fridge and microwave. The bathroom had some handicap features and worked well for us. There was a little store in the lobby where I was able to get cough drops and hairspray. The front desk staff was helpful. This hotel is a good place to stay.2019-12-11"
"The room was clean, but none of the buttons on the AC worked, so we couldn't adjust the temperature. The hotel clerks were great, and checkout was easy. Breakfast was wonderful.2019-06-28"
"The hotel staff was helpful and friendly, and I was especially impressed that they allowed me to upgrade my room to include a conference area where I could do an interview for no extra charge. I highly recommend staying here.2017-08-20"
"Great hotel in a great location. The staff was always happy and helpful.2016-07-23"
"I had a great time at this hotel, but the in-room menus were incorrect. The bar menu was extremely limited. Excellent staff; one employee greeted us and settled us in our room, then offered great tips about the city. Road construction outside went on past midnight twice during our stay.2017-07-20"
"The hotel room and service were fine. No continental breakfast.2022-04-10"
"The hotel was nice but expensive. We had a good stay.2019-03-24"
"The room was clean but quite small. We had a view of building walls and the heating and cooling units. The staff was professional. Parking cost $48, and the garage was 3 blocks from the hotel.2018-08-28"
"A good, clean, quiet hotel. I highly recommend it.2022-01-30"
"Convenient location. The suite had a full kitchen, and the rates were affordable. The hotel staff was friendly and helpful, and they provided good tips for getting around the city. There was an exercise room, and breakfast was provided.2021-09-16"
"Good experience. The hotel was conveniently located, and the room was clean. Parking was nearby. Don't miss the breakfast.2019-06-10"
"The customer service at this hotel was excellent.2019-01-05"
"Everything about this hotel was top-notch. All the employees were friendly and helpful, and breakfast was great.2017-11-05"
"The hotel was clean and convenient to everything. Excellent staff.2022-04-10"
"The hotel was clean, and the staff was friendly and attentive. I recommend staying here.2016-07-10"
"Great location for plays and concerts; we walked to several events. Nice, clean room and bathroom, but the bed was poorly made and the sheets only came up to my waist; I had to re-make it. Other than that, the hotel was just right for our visit, and we liked the French restaurant partner.2015-12-25"
"Superb hotel. I can't wait to go back.2015-08-25"
"Nice, quiet room. The hotel clerk was helpful, but room service wasn't great; it took an hour to get our food, and it was cold when it arrived. I had an enjoyable stay otherwise.2022-03-31"
"The hotel was nice and clean, and convenient to the mall. Book it.2021-07-22"
"The hotel staff was great. Get a parking pass at iParkit.2021-01-22"
"The hotel had great employees.2021-01-20"
"Great location with lots of restaurants nearby. The rates were reasonable. The hotel was clean, and my 19th floor room was quiet and more spacious than I expected for a restored, historical building. The bed and pillows were comfortable, though the bedsheets were a little rough. Good water pressure and plenty of hot water. Everything worked well. The front desk clerks were helpful and friendly. The CTA Blue Line to the airport was just a few blocks away and only cost $5.2019-05-20"
"Close to a business center, and there were parks nearby. The room was clean and reasonably sized, and the front desk clerks were accommodating and helpful. I highly recommend staying here.2022-03-27"
"The hotel was old, and the mattresses needed to be replaced. The room wasn't at all clean. The side tables needed to be wiped down. There was hair on the shower wall, and the toilet seat was loose. The bathtub needed scrubbing. The front desk clerk was nice and helped us tremendously. And the restaurants on either side of the hotel were awesome. Find a different place to stay.2020-07-21"
"The lobby was high-end, but the room was below average. It was small and shabby. We asked for more pillows, but the hotel clerk said none were available.2016-07-05"
"Good location with easy access to the interstate and public transportation. The hotel staff was friendly, thorough, and efficient. Easy parking.2016-06-11"
"The only problem I had was that the TV didn't work. I called the front desk, and the clerk said someone could be sent up to fix it. Since I was in my pajamas, I decided against it. All the hotel employees were friendly and professional.2015-11-25"
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