The InterContinental Hotel is one of the great classics of the Magnificent Mile in Chicago. Set in a pair of two towers, the one found on the south side has historical value, and the other is a bit impersonal and added in the 1960s. The original building dates back to the 1920s and houses an athletic club. Its architecture reflects popular oriental influence at the time, with Assyrian style sculptural themes and a golden dome well placed at the top of a mosque. As a hotel is a large property it is able to combine the elegance of the past along with modern conveniences. It's not up to par with the best hotels in town, but its location is unbeatable and the prices, except in times of fairs or large conferences, tend to be somewhat lower than other similar establishments. It is a large chain hotel, very American, but without falling into the impersonal vibes of many others. Yes, we must insist that you choose any housing in the south tower ...
For the moment this is the hotel that I have chosen. Although the comments are not great, they all stress that the price is very good for the location. At 1000 euros for 6 nights, not including breakfast, it is not cheap, but in the end it is close to everything and the cost of other hotels are prohibitive.
The Allerton Hotel was one of the first skyscrapers of the Magnificent Mile, which was built in the late 1920s. During Al Capone's reign in Chicago, it was one of the key areas of social life of the city. Then, with the passing of time and and the construction of other glass and steel giants, it lost its luster and fell into disrepute. Ten years ago, it underwent an extensive renovation that restored it to its former glory, something this historic building deserves. One of its distinguishing features is the sign TIP TOP TAP on the exterior wall which was once the name of the bar on the top floor which closed 50 years ago. However, the sign has remained in place ever since and is now one of the icons of the city.
This past summer we stayed at this Chicago hotel for a week and it was an good but improvable choice. The Doubletree is a mid-range brand which is part of the Hilton chain and is generally designed for business travelers (I'd put it in the 3-to-4-star range). For the price and service, this particular hotel is closer to four stars but a lot of the services are extras. The location is great, just two blocks from the Magnificent Mile and a ten minutes' walk from Navy Pier. On this front, no complaints.
The facilities are correct and appropriate to the hotel's category. The rooms are well-equipped and properly sized. The outdoor pool is in good shape and has nice views of the surrounding skyscrapers. The lobby is spacious and nicely decorated, with a lively but somewhat expensive bar.
The downside of this hotel are all the additional fees. The paid parking lot is pretty steep considering the area ($17/hour), breakfast isn't included in the price of the room, and internet isn't free in the rooms. Luckily, I discovered that if you start your connection in the lobby and go up to the room, I would stay connected. But really...for the prices they charge, guests shouldn't have to do these kinds of things. Also, there was a sensor in the mini-bar so it immediately charges your account the second you remove something from the fridge, whether you end up drinking it or not.
Aside from these little details, it was a good hotel but I probably wouldn't repeat. For the same price, there are a lot of equally-good hotels in the Chicago area that include all these little extras in the price of the room.
The Peninsula is simply a beautiful hotel, the perfect choice for a romantic getaway be it a weekend or longer holiday in Chicago. The service and attentiveness of the staff is flawless and exudes luxury to make you not want to leave the hotel but stay and enjoy every minute of the experience. Without a doubt worth the price, they understand the meaning of quality and impeccable service. The Spa should not be missed, rest and relaxation at its best, even the gym is immaculate. Wish I could recreate the bathroom at home. Definitely one of my most memorable hotel stays.
This modern hotel with minimalist decor and detail is in downtown Chicago. You can walk to the Museum of Contemporary Art, Millennium Park and Navy Pier. Airport Merrill C Mais, The James Hotel, are only 4 kilometers away.The Chicago River is only 500 meters away so it is easy to walk .
It features a large gym and large spa services with beauty and relaxation treatments and massages.
The James Hotel offers free Wi-Fi and upon arrival they will surprise you with a welcome .
For breakfast, they have a special menu depending on the season's products. Take advantage of their quality fresh fruit and their 5 star service. The James Hotel is an ideal and recommended place .
This is one of the best hotels that you can find in Chicago. It's located Downtown, 50 meters from Michigan Avenue and just a three minutes walk from the beaches of Chicago. The rooms are very large with king or queen beds and the pillows are HUGE, you'll quickly fall asleep. Most rooms have views but the views from from the 30th floor are the best. The people who work there are very attentive and try to help you in any way they can. But best of all, is definitely the pool they have in the Penthouse. One can bathe while gazing at the buildings of Chicago, have a drink while watching the beach or even sunbathe while watching the sunset ...