Mentor Building

6 E Monroe St, Chicago, IL

- The Loop
 3 reviews

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Overall rating of 3.7 / 5 based on 3 renter reviews

Total Reviews



3.7 / 5

Jul 2015

Very positive - I love the unit and I love being located so centrally. I wish that the building had more amenities, but am still very satisfied.

What did you like most?

Location and the unit itself

What did you like least?

Lack of amentities

Jul 2015

Good building in extremely convenient location. In-unit washer dryer, respectful neighbors, and easy access to most of the city.

What did you like most?

Location - proximity to bars/restaurants and easy access to CTA lines.

What did you like least?

Gym does not have the machines I typically choose to use.

Jul 2015

Offers a good location in the loop, yet a bit noisy because of the State Street

Mentor Building Overview and Highlights


Mentor Building is an old construction (1906), condo building in the heart of the Loop.


6 E Monroe St, Chicago IL

What Occupants Love

Great nightlife and dining options. Easy access to CTA lines. Many residents can walk to work. Solid shower pressure.

What Occupants Love Less

Some residents describe the neighborhood as touristy. Less than expansive gym offering. Somewhat limited selection of amenities. One resident mentions noise on State Street.



Building Type



Cats Allowed
Dogs Allowed
Fitness Center
Storage Room
Bike Room
Communal Grill


Resident Responsible for

Water, Gas, Trash, Heat, Cable/Internet, Electricity

Near Mentor Building


The Loop

The Loop is the heart of downtown Chicago and gets its name from the loop that the El trains form before jetting off to their respective paths out of the city. The Loop is heavily commercial, as companies like United Airways, Northern Trust, Boeing, and more have offices here.

If you are planning on living in The Loop, be prepared for a high-rise lifestyle. The Loop truly is a concrete jungle, and residents of The Loop must have a love for city life. Weekdays in the Loop are the busiest you will see, as Chicagoans from every neighborhood do business in its central location. Coffee shops and breakfast spots are packed with business people vying to be first in line, and lunch spots are packed with professional lunches. (If you'd like to stay central, but the Loop sounds a bit too hectic, you might like New East Side or South Loop.)

After work and on the weekends, the Loop essentially shuts down. Streets and restaurants that were packed with 9-5ers during the week are now eerily empty. However, Millennium Park is an exception as it sees over 25 million visitors a year and is packed just about every day of the week. Here, people can be seen taking photos of Cloud Gate, enjoying open-air concerts, wandering Maggie Daley Park, and enjoying the lake views.

Although The Loop is highly commercial, it still contains historical buildings such as the Art Institute of Chicago, the Harold Washington Public Library, Maggie Daley Park, and the printing houses of Printer's Row to the south.

Nearest Grocery Store

Mariano’s (15-minute walk)

Nearest Convenience Store

Walgreens (3-minute walk)

Nearest Public Transportation

Brown/Purple/Pink/Green/Orange Line - Randolph/Wabash - 5 min walk

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