I found the Auto Lofts on google and that's why I wanted to write a review over here. I lived in the UIC dorms before, and I am extremely happy I moved in to the Lofts. I agree that the price is high, but it pays off. This is a perfect solution for international students who do not want to buy any furniture but still want to have a really nice place. All the furniture is included and most of the work orders are done withing hours. I have lived in the lofts for 1 year and I would still be here if it wasn't because my academic program is over. The staff is great and really helpful
WORST EXPERIENCE EVER!!!!. I manage apartments and I am appalled at how these apartments are run! When my son moved in, I spent at least 4 hours cleaning his filthy and disgusting apartment. When my son moved out, he had left some stuff behind that he would pick up at a later time. They agreed to give those items to his roommate but failed to do so. Instead they were put in a closet and when he went to pick items up, things were missing. I have received cleaning charges,which is absurd since I spent 4 hours cleaning it when he moved in. Staff is extremely unprofessional and even upper management will not return your calls. Parents, I would avoid this place at all cost. Living on the streets would be a better option!! My son said it is just a party pad.
I think if I was an undergrad student I would absolutely love this place. As an older tenant in his mid 20s and in grad school, staying here was definitely a compromise but for the price it was ok. Maintenance and staff, admin , facilities, security (despite being dorm like on the sign in rules-surrender your drivers license and photo iD on camera)y, and amenties are amazing. Although it gives off the dorm vibe, I still enjoyed the size of my room, my own bathroom, and overlooking the west loop area. Convience to the trian stop at UIC halstead is what was the sealed the deal. You wont find to many apt conviently near the train line (blue), near greektown restaurants and bars, near UIC, near a top notch dance studio, as well as target all within 5 min walks. THE ONLY THING I CAN COMPLAIN ABOUT IS THE NOISE /partying ON WEEKENDS. UNFORTUNATELY, FOR A PLACE THAT HOUSES MOSTLY 19 YEAR OLD -22 YEAR OLD IMMATURE COLLEGE KIDS, ART STUDENTS AND HAIR SALON SCHOOL PARTY GIRLS YOU CANT EXPECT YOUR STANDARDS TO BE EXCEPTIONALLY HIGH. If you can get past the strong dorm vibe that this place gives off, buy some ear plugs and have an interest in being close to everything in West loop/SOuth loop and UIC area consider this a steal. Otherwise, use it as an opportunity for temporary living until you find something better that suits your needs. Once again though, the staff is amazing and were always quick to respond to emergencies and problems in the apt.
The walls seemed really thin here and the rooms seemed like they would share a lot of common noise in each apartment. The layouts were kinda weird, but it would be nice to have 2 bathrooms in a 4 room apartment. The location is really good, but the price is pretty high.
THE ABSOLUTE WORST HOUSING FACILITY I HAVE EVER LIVED IN. Students please save yourself the money, time, and hassle, and pick another loft housing to stay at. They take absolutely no care of their residents, constantly impose problems, and are all around scum of the earth. I have never written a review about anything until now, because everybody seriously needs to know how poor of a business this is. I fell into the trap thinking this would be a solid place to live and signed a 6 month lease, and within a month I knew I would be unable to stay. Luckily I was able to break my lease and not pay them another dime. Our room #203 was infested with roaches for the entire time I lived there and had I had to report this 7 times before anything was done. They totally neglect their residents, the walls were crumbling, heater did not work properly, we constantly got our room searched, had god awful neighbors, and I was paying OVER $1,000 A MONTH along with 3 other people in the room. I wish I could give this place 0 stars, because of how crooked and sheisty Alex Decamp and the Lofts are. This place and everybody running it is trash. I am still debating on wether or not to report them. Whatever you do, DO NOT IGNORE THIS REVIEW. Im trying to help out future students and residents by making sure they do not make the same mistake I did by living at the Automatic Lofts.