This May, myself, my husband, and two of our Yorkies (Jimmy and Ava) set out to drive over 10,000 miles from Tennessee to Alaska and back. We are doing a combination of hotel stays with My Place Hotels, as well as car camping through Canada. This is a very exciting adventure for us, as this will be the first time that we are visiting the great state of Alaska!
We previously stayed with My Place Hotel at their location in Nevada and had a great experience. Needless to say, we are so excited to try out some of their other locations across the United States! This area was around 8 hours from our home in Knoxville, so it was nice to take a couple of days to explore the area before heading out further north.
Our first stop on this trip was staying with My Place in North Aurora, Illinois. Located around 40 minutes out of Downtown Chicago, this was the perfect home base. It is close enough to allow you to explore Chicago during the day while letting you wind down at night in an area that is a little easier to navigate.
We were greeted by two very friendly staff members when we first arrived in the North Aurora location. Of course, this isn’t always possible, but we were lucky enough to be able to check in a little early when we arrived. We were all so happy and ready to take a quick rest before heading out to explore.
One of the first things we did was to get our breakfast in bed order ready for the next day. My Place has a very cool option where you check off which items you want for breakfast the next morning, take it to the staff, and your breakfast will be delivered for you to store in your full-size refrigerator that evening so that you can have it when you first wake up!
Shortly after, our breakfast was delivered and then we went off to explore Chicago. We were more than happy knowing that our dogs were resting comfortably back at the hotel. I have stayed at hotels before that technically allowed dogs, but it was as if they were not exactly “welcomed.” I was delighted to see many other pet owners at the hotel!
During our Chicago visit, we tried a mobile spa service, enjoyed a food tour, and even went to a White Sox game. We definitely had a fantastic time! At the end of the day, being able to get back to our little oasis with our puppies made our visit in Chicago pretty much perfect.
If visiting the Chicago or North Aurora area, you can’t go wrong with a visit to My Place Hotels!
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