Can't beat the location of this place-- right in the heart of downtown Chicago, blocks away from the Loop, a block from Magnificent Mile, and right across the street from the Chicago River, complete with mind-blowing views.
I wasn't expecting it to be ultra-luxurious so I wasn't surprised; and, at first sight, it seemed OK. But I was allocated a very small room right at the end of the building - an upright chair but nothing to work on, noise outside, lights shining in, draft round the a/c fitting. I had arrived late at night, very tired and I hadn't the energy to argue about it. The next day, I completed an Expedia questionnaire about the check-in process and mentioned the small room. I was hugely encouraged when there was a response email from Travelodge the next day to say they would "deal with it". So I waited in hope; but they hadn't dealt with it by the time I checked out on day 4 (i.e. after 3 nights). Disappointing. Message to Travelodge: don't build people's hopes up and then let them down. Would I recommend the place? I probably would - it was a decent price and perfectly adequate if you understand what you are getting. But don't allow them to put you in room 635 (or, probably, in room 35 on any floor).