Studio Condo located on 29th Michigan. This condo is literally five to ten minutes south of downtown. If you are a White Sox fan, U.S. Cellular stadium is five minutes away. If you are a Bears fan, Soldier Field is only five minutes away. If you are here for a conference at the McCormick Place, the commute is only two blocks. A PARKING SPOT IS AVAILABLE WITH THE RENTAL OF THE UNIT!!!! Car rental can be optional as public transportation is literally right outside the door!!!! The #4 or #3 bus will take you right downtown or either taxi cab it since the taxi cab station is right near Michigan Ave. Call it or either jump into one as taxi's are continually coming down Michigan Ave!!!
The building is safe with secured entry; video cameras are located inside and outside of the building and security patrols 24 hours a day. Wireless internet and cable is available for your enjoyment. If you want to run on the lake, the lake is only two blocks away.
There is a new couch placed in the apartment that has a connecting chaise lounge (picture not shown) that can comfortably fit two additional guests.
GREAT DEAL during these harsh economic times!!!
|Room type:||Entire home/apt|
|Bed type:||Real Bed|
|Extra people:||$25 / night after the first guest|
|Check In:||3:00 PM|
|Check Out:||1:00 PM|
|Pet Owner:||Dog(s) and Cat(s)|
I would like to give my full pleasure to mr.kean for his great efforts to make me comfortable during my 5 days staying in his condo which was great place for me since it is walk distance from MCcormick place while attending radiology symposium . Really i recommend Kean's condo for those who attending activities in McCormick place and for those who looking for quite place to stay . Again thank you Kean So much!!!!!!!!!!
DANGEROUS LOCATION and RUDE, DISMISSIVE HOST!
Women: Save your money and stay closer to the city center. The money you spend on cabs to safely access safe neighborhoods will negate anything you save staying here. I booked this apartment for my very first visit to Chicago, so did not know the neighborhoods. I saw good reviews, so assumed it was safe. Not so! The apartment says "South Loop" but that's an exaggeration. This is a really bad area--full blown South Chicago. Within hours of arriving I was instructed to never be outdoors past nightfall and to be extremely cautious even in daylight hours. When I expressed my concerns to Kean and suggested leaving, he was extremely rude, dismissive, and wholly unhelpful. Even if he didn't agree with me, he could have offered reassurance. Instead, he basically told me I was fabricating the entire situation. There was no conversation -- his answer was just a firm and nonnegotiable no, you're crazy, no. No help, no refunds, no concern that his guest was frightened. The money was already in his pocket so I stayed, but being here really, really put a damper on my trip.
Pros: Spotlessly clean apartment. Very comfortable. Full working kitchen. If you're a tough man or need someplace near Mercy Hospital, then this is a lovely place to stay.
Cons: Noise! The sound of sirens--ambulances to and from the hospital, and police around the neighborhood--woke me every night. The blinds on the windows are also ineffective, and the apartment stays brightly lit even with the lights off. Unsafe (see discussion above).
Note: I am a 23 year-old female. This would probably be a safe space for a man, but women take caution.
Thank God for all of the nice accurate reviews that I have received to discredit this review. It pains me to see that you would post a malicious review for me that is unjust when you didn’t even stay in the apartment due to finding lodging with other friends.
I am not a bad host and I would never put anyone in a dangerous situation. My area is near the ITT College, Soldier Field, White Sox stadium, McCormick Place and Downtown which is why the area is noisy. I will not negate that fact that this area is in a busy spot but what do you expect being near and outside the downtown area. Yes there is a hospital a half a block away but this does not negate the fact that this area is safe. My guests are half women, half full families and half men and she is the only one that has felt this way. Additionally, when she contacted me for the refund, I would have given her a refund with no problem but she contacted me two days after staying in the unit when there was only two days left!!!
I never even got a call from Julia. AirBnB contacted me to let me know that Julia requested a refund but they told her no because she had stayed a duration of two days already. If she didn’t stay, she didn’t notify AirBnB or me until two days later. I still do not know until this day why Julia feels that the area was unsafe as medical residency students, ITT students and working professionals that work in the downtown area live in my building and in the area. Additionally, this area is not considered the Southside of Chicago. I wish Julia all the best and the only thing I will say is God Bless.
This condo is as advertised. Kean was extremely responsive. He came by the first day and introduced himself and answered all my questions. This was a business trip for me and I spent a lot of time at MacCormick Center and the Hyatt as well as downtown. The public bus right out front on Michigan Avenue is convenient and frequent and for $2.25 per trip, inexpensive. I also used taxis which were not a problem on weekday mornings. The neighborhood is safe. The price of the condo reflects the location on the south side. All is neat and clean, but do not expect walkable nearby restaurants or similar amenities. This is a quiet and clean place to sleep that works for a person attending a convention, as I did, or for a visitor to Chicago that wants some relief from the activity of downtown. There is an beautiful view from the large balcony as a bonus with this top floor unit.
I had an remarkable stay in Chicago. Kean's place definitely made my trip to Chicago worthwhile. I loved the place. The view of the city was breathtaking from the balcony, the place itself was very tidy, and most of all, the host (Kean) was very accommodating and helpful when I had questions. It was my first time in Chicago and being able to stay at such a beautiful place made my trip much more enjoyable. It was easy to get into downtown from the studio as there were bus stops right in front of the building. Overall, I would definitely recommend staying at this studio if you love having a view of the city throughout the day and night. I would definitely stay here again if I go back to Chicago in the near future.
Condo is as described. Kean came by to say hello and gave us some information on the area and things to do in Chicago. Kean was very polite and the unit had everything you need. The view was amazing and you are only a 10 minute walk to the Green and Red lines on the subway, or you can take a bus downtown that will pick you up right in front of the building. Area is safe, walked home many times late at night from the subway with no issues. Parking was easy and safe as well. Thanks for everything Kean.
It really is of the most amazing views of Chicago. Kean's house manual is well put together and there is a new/much large couch than the white one in the photo.
I drove in so I really appreciated the parking spot. Kean was very responsive to the few questions I had.
My first AirBnB experience was a pleasant one. Kean's place is clean, cozy, and well-appointed. My wife has limited mobility and the access was easy with minimal steps to and from the condo. The balcony and view are fantastic- I could have stayed out there the whole weekend!
Neighbors are friendly and the neighborhood is clean and well-lit. Only a few blocks from everything so a great location. Kean's parking space is a half block away but there's a loading zone to make packing and unpacking easy.
Only downside is that the bed is ideal for one, snug for two- with only one nightstand. And the mattress is in need of retirement. Other than that it was a very memorable weekend thanks to Kean's place.
Thanks for the feedback Michael. I'm glad that you enjoyed the unit and the neighborhood as I specifically chose the location to live for those reasons you mentioned. I'm sorry that you thought the queen size bed was snug but that was advertised on the ad. :-) I hope to host you guys again soon.
When you open the door to Kean's condo the first thing that catches your attention is the incredible view. Pictures just don't do it justice. Inside the place is clean and comfortable. The building grounds are well maintained and the other residents friendly. Using the bus/rail is very easy and far less expensive and stressful than trying to park downtown. The free parking is a huge bonus and money saver. When you book with Kean he provides you a house manual that gives detailed instructions for check in/out, parking, transportation, etc. This is tremendously helpful and I wish other airbnb hosts would adopt this practice. Great stay and thank you for hosting me!