While the official start of fall isn’t until Friday, Sept. 22, we’re definitely in the fall mindset! We are seeing the leaves start to change, the temperature is slowly dropping and we’re making the change from iced to hot coffee.
A lot of people say that Chicago is the best in the summertime, but we think that it’s just as fabulous during the fall! Time Out Chicago has compiled a great list of things to do in Chicago this fall and we’re excited to share our favorites. To read the post in its entirety, click here.
The Chicago Humanities Festival – This year’s fall fest includes a huge variety of talented thinkers, innovators, and creators who will be leading discusses around the theme of “belief.” Some highlights are writer Ta-Nehisi Coates, Jill Soloway, Al Gore and more. Click here to visit The CHF website.
Football Season – Who doesn’t love a good football match at Soldier Field? We love supporting Chicago sports teams, and The Bears is no exception. Plus, Soldier Field recently added a whopping 17 new food items on their menu, including crab salad, buffalo mac and cheese, steak tacos, and more. To see all of the new menu additions, click here.
Halloween – Here at Hotel Felix, we never think you’re too old to celebrate Halloween! There are plenty activities for kids, a ton of movie screenings, haunted houses, and plenty of local activities to visit throughout the Chicagoland area, like Six Flags Fright Fest, and a TON of corn mazes. See what else Time Out Chicago recommends doing to celebrate Halloween.
Are you ready to book your trip to Chicago this fall? Click here to stay with us!
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Tablet Hotels has been offering “effortless online booking at the lowest available prices, and live, dependable customer service” since 2000, “in search of a cure for boring travel and an antidote to the internet’s most common affliction: an overdose of options.”
Another #WordlessWednesday is here and we’re excited to be spotlighting Scrappy the dog! Scrappy is located right outside of the front doors to our hotel and he’s definitely a fan favorite: who doesn’t love dogs?
We love being able to feature sustainable art throughout and outside of our hotel and Scrappy is a great addition to what makes our hotel unique and eco-friendly. Below are a few photos of Scrappy: be sure to snap your own photo during your next visit to our hotel and Chicago!
We’re located conveniently in downtown Chicago’s River North area. Arriving at our hotel from either ORD or MDW is easy with options to drive, take a cab, ride share or take public transportation. Any questions? Contact us here.
Directions from O’Hare International Airport (ORD):
Driving: From ORD, use the right lane to take the I-190 ramp to Interstate 90/Chicago/Interstate 294. Keep left to merge onto I-90 E. Use the right 2 lanes to take exit 50B toward Ohio St E. Continue onto W Ohio St. and turn left onto N LaSalle drive. Turn right onto W Superior St, then turn right at the 1st cross street onto N Clark St. Turn right at the 1st cross street onto W Huron St and Hotel Felix will be on your left.
Public Transit: Take the Blue line toward Forest Park to the Clark/Lake stop (about a 40 minute ride). Exit the platform and head west on Lake St toward N LaSalle St. Turn right onto N LaSalle St then turn right onto W Haddock Pl. Board the 156 bus to Belmont/Halstead at LaSalle & Wacker/Lake. Exit the bus at LaSalle & Huron then head east on W Huron St toward N Clark St. Hotel Felix will be on your right.
Directions from Midway International Airport (MDW):
Driving: From MDW, head north on S Cicero Ave and turn right onto the Interstate 55 N/Stevenson Expy ramp to Chicago. Continue on I-55 N/Stevenson Expy. Take I-90 W/I-94 W to W Ohio St. Take exit 50B from I-90 W/I-94 W. Continue on W Ohio St. Take N LaSalle Dr to W Huron St and Hotel Felix will be on your left.
Public Transit: Take the Orange line toward the loop and exit at the Roosevelt stop. Then, transfer to the Red line toward Howard. Exit the train at the Chicago stop and walk about five minutes west on W Chicago Ave toward N Dearborn St/N Dearborn Pkwy. Turn left onto N Dearborn St/N Dearborn Pkwy, turn right onto W Huron St, and Hotel Felix will be on your left.
Happy #WordlessWednesday! In honor of making it through the first half of the week, we’re spotlighting Madeline – who is made of reclaimed and recycled materials! During your next visit to our hotel, be sure to snap a photo of her! If the wind is just right, her hat will spin!
We may be bias, but we think that our hotel’s River North location is one that can’t be beat! With our eco-friendly amenities and sustainable style, we think that a visit to our hotel and our beautiful city of Chicago would be an unforgettable one.
We were happy to see that Jenna Tracy – Life & Style Blogger of Cheers, J, enjoyed her recent stay with us! Not only was Jenna able to experience all that Chicago offers in the summer, but she had the opportunity to stay with us – calling our hotel “the perfect place to relax and recharge after a long day of exploring.”
If you’re looking for the chance to visit Chicago like a local, check out Jenna’s post on some of Chicago’s best kept secrets.
Below are some photos Jenna captured during her visit – we look mighty fine in the sunshine, don’t you think?
We are thrilled to share that our hotel was named one of the best eco-friendly hotels in America in USA Today’s 10 Best Readers’ Travel Awards!
We are happy to have received another green award and that we are being recognized for our hard work as an eco-friendly boutique hotel and will continue to pride ourselves in being Chicago’s first Silver LEED Certified hotel.
The nominees were selected by industry experts and editors from USA Today.
“We’re honored and thrilled to be recognized in USA Today’s Best Eco-Friendly Hotels. Our team works hard to reduce our carbon footprint to better the environment and community around us,” said George Jordan, our Area General Manager of Hotel Felix Chicago and Senior Vice President of Oxford Hotels & Resorts.
We are so excited to share that our hotel has been featured in Tablet Hotels – “The original hotel curator for global nomads!”
Tablet loves to share hotel options with customers to provide “effortless online booking at the lowest available prices, and live, dependable customer service.” After starting the website in 2000, Tablet Hotels hopes to help customers “earch of a cure for boring travel and an antidote to the internet’s most common affliction: an overdose of options.” To learn more about them, click here.
As you may already know, Hotel Felix was Chicago’s first certified LEED Hotel – and we continue to pride ourselves in our sustainable business model and eco-friendly amenities.
The following is an excerpt from the article featured on Tablet Hotels:
“Felix occupies a classic brick building whose structure was essentially preserved in the renovation — another green measure, as it saved quite a lot of building material from the landfill. Inside it’s contemporary as can be, however, with luxe comforts and the latest electronics.”
Click here to read the article in full and check out some of these beautiful photos of our property from Tablet!
Did you know that our hotel is Chicago’s first eco-friendly hotel with Silver LEED Certification? We have special features that are sustainable and eco-friendly, like low energy-use lighting, sustainable art, organic materials and more!
If you have stayed with us before or are a fan of our eco-friendly boutique hotel, we would love your support for best Eco-Friendly hotel! All you have to do is click here and submit your vote. Voting closes two weeks from today (Wednesday, August 2 at 11:59 PM) and you can return to the website daily to vote.
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The winners will be announced the following Friday, August 4th at 12:00pm EDT and later on USA Today.