Sheraton Grand Chicago Experience
This article is Sheraton Grand Chicago Experience. It highlights my experience staying at the Sheraton Grand In Chicago.
The hotel review is part of my Chicago Spring Work Trip Report.
I booked my hotel stay for cash at a rate of about $315 per-night.
Chicago hotels during the week can often get expensive due to conferences and other popular activities.
You can stay at the Sheraton using SPG or Marriott points (converted to SPG).
My work will be covering the hotel stay as I am attending a conference.
The Sheraton Grand Chicago is located near Michigan Avenue close to Navy Pier.
The drive up area was busy with activity due to the three large conferences occurring in the city including a Restaurant supplier and medical group.
I entered the lobby and made my way to the reception desk.
There were four agents present and two other guests were being assisted.
One of the agents invited me to the desk and welcomed me to the hotel. The agent asked for my name and he offered assistance. After I provided my name, he used it and he welcomed me to the hotel.
The agent confirmed the reservation and thanked me for being an SPG member. The agent offered a late check out. I accepted and he asked what time. I said the latest possible. He asked if 2:00 PM was okay. I accepted.
The agent informed me that I was upgraded to a larger room and I would receive Sheraton Club access.
The guest service agent reviewed my identification card and asked me to make a payment using the credit card machine.
The team member processed the registration and he issued the keys. The guest service agent informed me about the hotel facilities including the gym, pool and steam room. The agent also pointed out the Burger restaurant at the hotel, gift shop and Shula’s and he offered additional assistance.
The registration process lasted about five minutes. The agent wished me a good day.
The Sheraton Grand Chicago features a large open lobby. Several seating areas are present in the lobby.
In addition, there is a large lounge area where you can relax and look out the window looking out to Chicago and allowing for natural light to enter.
The lobby was setup neatly and it was clean throughout the stay.
Shula’s is available in the lobby and the burger restaurant is available on the lower level.
A CLUB Lounge is located on the 33rd Floor of the Sheraton Grand Chicago.
I was assigned room 3231 which connected to room 3227.
The room was large and it featured a living room with large table, seating area and additional work table.
The main feature of the room was the dining room table.
The dining room table had a welcome amenity on it when I arrived in the room.
The amenity was a bottle of red wine, cheese, crackers and fruit as a fresh amenity as well as a basket of classic Chicago items including Garrets Chicago Mix Popcorn and Chicago Cubs peanuts and chocolates and spices.
It was a very nice amenity and a pleasant surprise when I entered the room.
The cheese was a mix of various types that was fresh and the fruit added a great flavor to accompany the cheese.
The snack mixes were fresh and they were presented neatly in decorative basket.
The seating area was large and the couch was oversized allowing you to relax and look out the windows.
The second room was a large king size bed room that featured a desk with plenty of space to do with.
Next to the desk, was a dresser, television and mini-bar.
A small chair was setup next to the window which was a nice touch so I could look out at Chicago.
The view had a partial water view with other hotels and buildings in front.
The linens on the bed were clean and crisp and the bed was soft and comfortable.
The room featured two bathrooms. One in the living room which offered a bath tub, toilet and medium sized vanity area.
The bedroom had a bathroom with a shower, large vanity and toilet.
Both bathrooms were cleaned and they had a fresh scent.
The amenities were displayed neatly and were of good quality.
The linens were soft and comfortable and plenty of towels, wash clothes and hand towels were setup in the room.
Evening Lounge Experience
The Sheraton Grand Chicago features Sheraton Club on the 33rd floor.
The Sheraton Club is open 24 hours with water and soda.
In the evening from 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM the Sheraton Club offers food and additional drinks.
The food options include two hot appetizers as well as several chilled ones.
The hot food included meatballs and mini Chicago pizza bites.
The chilled food included cheese, crackers and fruit.
The food and drinks were setup neatly.
Sodas and water were available from a cooler.
A coffee machine was present in the room as well as air-pots which regular and decaff coffee options.
Servers were present and were offering alcohol for purchase to the guests during the timeframe.
The servers were polite and they introduced themselves to me as well as learned my name and offered assistance.
The servers warmly welcomed me on each visit.
Morning Lounge Experience
The Sheraton Club Lounge offers breakfast from 6:00 AM to 10:00 AM daily.
The lounge features bagels, croissants, fresh fruit, cereals and oatmeal with plenty of toppings.
A coffee machine is available as well as pre-made coffee in air-pots.
The breakfast selections were setup neatly and signs were present listing what was available.
Servers were present in the lounge to assist guests and to keep the area clean and stocked.
A server greeted me each morning and offered to clear my table and provide additional items.
In addition, water and soda was available in a cooler.
Several juices were available as well as milk during the breakfast hours.
The room was quiet at night and I slept well each evening.
I didn’t interact with the housekeeping staff, however, they cleaned my room when I was out and they refreshed it nicely each day.
My persona items were tidied up and they were presented neatly during each service.
Clean towels were provided and the hotels linen re-use policy was followed when I placed a towel on the bar rather than the floor.
When I was ready to check out, I stopped by the front desk and was assisted by an agent immediately. The agent inquired about my stay and he thanked me for staying at the Sheraton Grand Chicago.
The staff member used my name during the interaction and he reviewed the charges and confirmed the payment method before offering a paper or email receipt.
The guest service agent offered luggage assistance and he thanked me for being a SPG member and for my loyalty. The agent invited me back to the hotel soon.
The check-out process was efficient.
I enjoyed my stay at the Sheraton Grand Chicago. The upgraded room was a pleasant surprise. In addition, the welcome amenity a wonderful surprise. The amenity offered a taste of Chicago which was a nice touch. The room was setup neatly and it was comfortable. I slept well on the bed. The Sheraton Club Lounge offered snacks in the evening and breakfast in the morning. The staff at the Sheraton Club was excellent and I felt welcomed. I look forward to a future stay.