by Terry Ward
Located 45 minutes from downtown Chicago, the BEST WESTERN PLUS Portage Hotel & Suites is right near Lake Michigan and offers a comfortable family stay at a good price. Room types include those with doubles, queens or king size beds and cribs and rollaways can be requested, too. A free hot breakfast is dished up daily and families can also take advantage of the onsite exercise facility and convenient laundry services. The hotel also has a hot tub and pool area with plenty of seating. Additionally, there’s a pub off the lobby that openings in the evenings and is a good place for a night cap if you can steal away for a bit.
The hotel’s prime location offers quick and easy access to the beach and lakefront at Lake Michigan as well as the riverwalk area. There are several restaurants within walking distance, too.
Our Editor Loves
- Fitness center
- Close to lake
- Free breakfast
- Horse Back Riding
- Water Sports
- Free Breakfast
- Free Wi-Fi
by Kelli B
Very Disappointed. Please note I never write these reviews. For one this hotel was by far the most expensive in the area so with that being the case we thought it would be the best and offer the best rooms and amenities. We were very wrong. We stayed in the one bedroom "suite" and I use suite very loosely. The handles on both dressers were both broke, carpet was coming up, things were not wiped down, there was hair in the tub and in the morning the TV was not working. They said the TV was not working due to the Satelite not working in regards to the weather. The weather was fine it lightly snowed for a few minutes but that was that. I could understand if it was a snowstorm. Next, the pool was shut down for over 3 hours during the times or roughly 4-7. One person said it was due to high chlorine another said a kid had an accident whatever the case no one was compensated at all. They said that in order to "compensate" they were going to keep pool open until 12.... Do you think my 4 year old understands this? Do you think she will be up that late? Horrible compensation and consideration. I will never stay at another hotel of theirs.
Very thoughtful and kind staff with plenty of big truck parking.
Call early during summer hours.
There is adult beverage bar in the hotel.
There is a adult beverage store by the parking lot.
A nice Denny's across the street.
Ext 19 from Rt 94 and go north to the red light turn west.