Amber Inn

Amber Inn

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3901 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60653-2105
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Amenities

Free WiFi
Internet Access
Free Parking
Business Center
Air conditioning
Room Service

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Singapore

This is a low-budget motel in a residential neighborhood without much going on. Its proximity to McCormick Place is only useful if you are traveling by car, otherwise the location of this motel is not ideal for someone looking to be near the sights and tourist attractions. The area is calm, and there is a family restaurant next door for convenient meals. While a bus line does run past the hotel, it's about a 10 minute walk to the nearest CTA train line. Very limited amenities here, it's more or less just a place to sleep. The facilities are old and worn, and the building doesn't seem to have been renovated recently.

Recommended for:Budget Travellers
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Local from Chicago

I had high hopes for the Amber Inn after taking a look at their website, but the motel that I found didn't live up to the photos I saw ahead of time. The building is aging, and not in a charming way, and the rooms are just all right: dusty, a little dark, the bathroom fixtures outdated. I didn't feel comfortable there and got out as quickly as possible.

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If you have a little extra to spend, I would definitely suggest upgrading from a standard motel room to a hotel room on the second floor. Not only is there an extra layer of security (you must have a key to access the second level), but the rooms are also MUCH larger and offer more amenities, like a microwave and refrigerator in the room. There's also an elevator to the second floor that is protected by security.

One of the housekeepers told me that the cops also frequently come through to keep the premise secure, which was good to know, but also gave me a dead giveaway that the hotel isn't in the nicest of areas. It is right around the corner from the Indiana Green Line station so at least you can easily reach public transportation.

The multilingual staff was very helpful, although it was a bit off-putting that we needed to call in another set of hands to get the jammed motel door unstuck--clearly it's a little old!

Recommended for:BackpackersBudget Travellers
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Local from Chicago

The Amber Inn is ideal for visiting friends who live on the South Side of Chicago than for sight-seeing or tourism. The medium-sized hotel is located in the historic Bronzeville Neighborhood where you are more likely to meet the locals than at almost any other hotel in Chicago. It doesn’t seem like there are a lot of things going on in the neighborhood but the hotel has free parking and Cellular Field is a couple of miles away. If you are looking for food, Chicago Ribhouse is located across the street although people come from all over to go to Pearl’s which is attached and serves down home Southern-cookin’. The rooms themselves are cozy, old-fashioned, and a very good size.

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Amenities

Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
Dining & Drinks
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
Fitness & Recreation
  • Concierge services
Parking
  • Free self parking
Traveling with Children
  • No cribs (infant beds) available
Pets
  • Pets not allowed
Services & Conveniences
  • Elevator/lift
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Business center
Bath
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Hair dryer (on request)
Bed
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
In-Room Dining
  • Microwave
  • Room service
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Refrigerator
Media & Technology
  • Phone
  • Cable TV service
  • Television
Other Room Amenities
  • Air conditioning
  • Separate sitting area
  • Desk
Property Info
  • Total number of rooms - 22
Amber Inn

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