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Red Carpet Inn N. Chicago
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in North Chicago
Reviewed 14 May 2017

We got a room on the back for 2 nights while at a Navy graduation. The room was basic with 2 beds, CRT, small frig, and microwave. Breakfast was included with cereal, instant oats, pastries, coffee, and clementines. It was too cold for the outdoor pool. You cal also register for the free shuttle to the graduation or other places. There's an unlimited rail pass for the train for $7 for the weekend so the shuttle probably goes there too.

There were a couple free shows included. One was the hand to hand action we saw as we walked to the cool bar Flanagan's across the parking lot for dinner. I'm not sure who was buying and who was selling. The other was the guy in the next room who was either just out of rehab or jail and probably got the room as a part of some homeless program he was milking. He suckered his mom out of a $30 electronic money transfer and was trying to get his connection Jose to the room so they could meet Jose's friend to score. I saw him and he had too much body fat and teeth to be a tweeker. My guess is, with his deep cough, he was looking for something to smoke.

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  • Stayed: May 2017, travelled with family
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Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

For the price being so cheap, I assumed it was an older building and may not be the best looking. Basic house keeping was not done. The toilet in the bathroom had urine stains, tub was not washed and the floor clearly had visible dirt on the floor. I didn't expect brand new beds or the best/nicest place for as cheap for the family room we got. I found a screw sitting on the stairs, salt pieces and rocks. The rail is wobbly, not very safe. The carpet was not clean, behind the mini fridge and around it had dirt. The cabinets had not been washed or wiped out. I can deal with paint chips on the wall, the hole in the top of the bathroom door but at least clean the place. We had stains on the sheets, for our stay we asked for new sheets mid stay and to restock/clean the bathroom. The towel were thrown on the sink ( they got wet making it pointless to get them) shower was not clean, even upon arrive when we ask to have it clean they came and didn't do a good job. The staff was very nice, but did not seem to do much. At the end we asked for the vacuum and did all the cleaning ourselves because we have a 8 month old who is mobile and likes to crawl around. I just expected it to look like they actually came in and cleaned, with an older style not new building. I was wrong.

Stayed: January 2017, travelled with family
1  Thank Nicole b
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Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

My family and I stayed and this disgusting place for my sisters Navy Graduation. We called and made reservations and had to pay before hand. When we arrived the rooms were disgusting!! We ordered a suite so we could cook, there were no pans or dishes in the rooms and the only thing the made it a suite compared to our other room was they put a makeshift cook top by the bathroom under the stairs, with no exhaust vent or any where to prepare food. The sheets had stains all over with cigarette burns. We ended up stuck staying because they would not refund more then the first night, we booked for a week, and everything else in town was booked up. The mattresses have 5 or more zip up mattress covers and fitted sheets to try and hide all the stains. Pillows and pillow cases are covered in drool spots and other unknown stains. Shower barely has pressure and even then the tub fills with water and takes hours to drain. Our ceiling fan had over an inch of dust build up. Walls had holes and unknown stains all over them wall paper peaking off. Door casting was missing and outlets looked old and unsafe half of them didn't even work. Over powering perfume smell from all the air wicks plugged in to try and cover up the nasty dingy smell. The hand rail to the upstairs bed was missing bolts and extremely wobbly. The out side is in need of repairs and cleaning. On the night before our last night we found what appears to be a bed bug in the bed. Immediately went to the front office and the lady behind the desk played it off like it was no big deal. We had her call her manager and he was "too busy" to talk about it. She made it sound like we shouldn't be mad and that they'll have to check with the pest guy but they don't know when they'll do that. We ended up blowing 100 plus dollars at home depot on bed bug spray to fumigate our room and belongings. Worst place to stay. Definitely should have read the reviews before booking this hotel, I can't even believe it's on the navy's recommendation list. Stay away being less than 2 miles from base isn't worth the stay at this god awful place.

Stayed: January 2017, travelled with family
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Reviewed 2 December 2016

It may be clean but that's it. Beds are horrible. Couch is as old as hotel with no support. No coffee. You're paying for a roof over head a locked room with a toilet and a weak shower. Tight budget put us here but we will never return.

  • Stayed: December 2016, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 November 2016

This motel is accessible from the main roads. It is very affordable and offers enough. The first room that we got was not made up and the second room was okay. The man who checked us in was very nice and accommodating. The woman in the morning, was awful. She was not friendly and didn't even try to make more coffee when the first pot ran out immediately. Personally, I don't think I would stay here again.

Room Tip: There are many motels in the area. Plan ahead and find another one. If all you care about is cost...
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  • Stayed: October 2016, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Red Carpet Inn N. Chicago

Address: 3207 Buckley Rd, North Chicago, IL 60064-3449
Region: United States > Illinois > Lake County > North Chicago
Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
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Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in North Chicago
Price Range: $75 - $86 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Red Carpet Inn N. Chicago 2*
Number of rooms: 100
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