I travel extensively for business and spend a significant amount of time in hotels. I love the Garden Inn chain - they have microwaves and fridges in the room, so you don't have to eat out every meal. Not only does it save me a lot of money, but it also helps me eat a little better while on the road.
The staff at this Garden Inn is extremely friendly and helpful. I'd never been to Chicago before but heard about it's famous Jazz Scene. The valet directed me to the most famous Jazz bar around - the Green Mill.
Housekeeping is awesome - they seem to know exactly when I leave my room and it's always clean when I return - even if I just stepped out for lunch.
The location is absolutely fantastic as well... about 2 blocks from Michigan (Magnificent Mile) and there's a Red Line train station right outside the door so getting around town is totally easy!