I love Priority Club PointBreaks nights. I love Crowne Plaza hotels. Put them together and you get a great stay. On the heels of a great day in Chicago you can read about HERE, we went to the Crowne Plaza Northbrook to overnight. This hotel, while older, does a bunch right. An older hotel must be clean and fresh. This hotel does this. Take a look at the entry
There is a well stocked gift shop right inside the front door.
And while I did not try it, there is a nice restaurant and breakfast buffet.
And the bar is right off the main lobby and has an attached game room. My one big gripe here was that as a PC Platinum I was given a few free happy hour house drink coupons which was nice. The coupons were good from 5-7. I checked in at 7:30 so that was a bit of a sorry, next time enjoy a drink on us! Really?
There is a small office center, but the nice parts are the computers are newer running Win7 and more than just one printer.
The pool is clean and nice and there is an outside bar area as well.
Now to our room. We were extended, as a Priority Club Platinum member, an upgrade to a suite. It was nice and clean. The bathroom was small but also very clean. The A/C in the room worked well and the temp in the room was nice when we came in. Overall a very nice room.
The hotel is not near ORD or MDW so you are looking at $30-50 for a cab ride to either airport. This was my second visit to this location and I was as happy this trip as I was last time. If you are in the area, this should be one location for you to strongly consider.
If you have a round coming up, I have at the bottom of my “Best Points Cards” tab a link, that is NOT MINE, for the 80,000 points PC card. This could get you 16 free nights on the PointBreaks list that should be out sometime soon as the current list expires on October 15th.- René
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