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Waldorf Astoria Chicago

5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   11 East Walton, Chicago, IL 60611 (Formerly Elysian Hotel Chicago) (Gold Coast)
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My wife and I enjoyed our stay at the Waldorf in March for a weekend visit with friends. Arrived at the hotel around 9pm on Friday and were immediately offered assistance with our bags. The check-in process was smooth and my Hilton Gold status was recognized. Front desk associates were very friendly and offered us suggestions for a late dinner... More

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WAChicago, General Manager at Waldorf Astoria Chicago, responded to this review

Dear Phil R, Thank you so much for choosing the Waldorf Astoria Chicago as your hotel of stay during your visit with friends to the Windy City. It gives me great pleasure to learn that you enjoyed the Waldorf Suite and that you and your wife enjoyed the various amenities the hotel has to offer, especially the Elysian Spa &... More

montreal
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My wife and I stopped off in Chicago for our honeymoon. We were pleasantly surprised on how beautiful the city was but this hotel was a WOW... We just left the 4seasons in Maui and thought how can it get any better well... it did!

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WAChicago, General Manager at Waldorf Astoria Chicago, responded to this review

Dear mh7784, Thank you so much for choosing the Waldorf Astoria Chicago as your hotel of stay for the second part of your honeymoon in Chicago last year, and thank you as well for sharing your positive feedback on TripAdvisor. I am delighted to read that the hotel’s ambiance and décor did not disappoint you and we continued to make... More

Jersey City, United States
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Both the rooms and the staff make this a property you want to stay at while in Chicago. HAve stayed at many hotels...this one takes the cake. The rooms are modern but classic. Internet connection wasnt amazing, but what hotel's is. Valet for the rental car was up in seconds compared with waiting forever at any other property I've stayed... More

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WAChicago, General Manager at Waldorf Astoria Chicago, responded to this review

Dear Ben S, Thank you so much for choosing the Waldorf Astoria Chicago as your hotel of stay during your business trip to the Windy City. It gives me great pleasure to read that you enjoyed the hotel’s décor and ambiance and that our service team made your stay a little more comfortable. I regret to learn that our internet... More

Winter Park, Florida
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Waldorf Astoria in Chicago has a wonderful location. Very convenient to some of the best restaurants. Shopping is just outside the front of the hotel. The size of the room was very spacious, plenty of room for 2.

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WAChicago, General Manager at Waldorf Astoria Chicago, responded to this review

Dear Ginny H, Thank you so much for sharing your feedback of your most recent stay at the Waldorf Astoria Chicago. I am truly pleased to read that you found the hotel’s location convenient and your suite comfortable and spacious. We will look forward to serving you again should your travels bring you back our way. Sincerely, Richard R. Evanich... More

Walnut Creek, California
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49 reviews 49 reviews
13 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I come to Chicago occasionally on business and have been staying at the Waldorf in recent years, and it continues to be a good choice. Formerly the Elysian hotel, it was purchased in 2011 by Sam Zell who chose Hilton to manage it under the Waldorf brand. I was very happy with my stay this time in August. My Waldorf... More

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WAChicago, General Manager at Waldorf Astoria Chicago, responded to this review

Dear InsideScooper, Thank you so much for visiting with us again and for sharing your positive feedback of your most recent stay with us on TripAdvisor. I am truly pleased to read you enjoyed your Waldorf Suite and that found your bed more comfortable than before. Thank you for your positive comments pertaining to our service team and our in... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Hotel is gorgeous, loved the art work. The gym was excellent with sauna, showers and excellent tid bits to munch on. Appreciated the complimentary Mercedes Benz local shuttle. Ordered a Caesar through room service one day and it was by far the best Caesar I have had.

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WAChicago, General Manager at Waldorf Astoria Chicago, responded to this review

Dear crowneanaheim, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your positive feedback of your most recent stay with us. It gives me great pleasure to read that you enjoyed the hotel’s décor and its various unique amenities, especially our Elysian Spa & Health Club, our house car and our In Room Dining service. We highly appreciate your... More

Chicago
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41 reviews 41 reviews
4 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want to travel first class, for whatever reason, stay at this hotel. It is beautiful with great service. They not only try to give good service, they do a hck of a delivery and define the word SERVI CE. When you have a celebration or just want to ge away, do it at the Waldorf.

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WAChicago, General Manager at Waldorf Astoria Chicago, responded to this review

Dear Alvineandjune, Thank you so much for sharing your review of your most recent stay at the Waldorf Astoria Chicago. I am delighted to read that our service team was successful in making your stay a little more enjoyable and memorable. Comments like yours inspire our continued pursuit of excellence in everything we do. We will look forward to serving... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Decided to give this hotel a second chance, primarily due to a really nice comparable rate for a (Waldorf) suite. Unlike my last stay, this time was greeted by a warm and helpful front desk. Although room was unavailable for early check in, was given some bottles of water and a promise of a phone call once it was ready... More

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WAChicago, General Manager at Waldorf Astoria Chicago, responded to this review

Dear Ron J, Thank you so much for giving the Waldorf Astoria Chicago a second opportunity to properly serve you and thank you also for sharing your feedback of your stay. It gives me great pleasure to learn that our team gave you a warm welcome and was helpful throughout your visit. I am also delighted to read that you... More

Dublin, Ireland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed here last July 2014. I must say I was very impressed with the room. We had the one with balcony and it was absolutely stunning. If you like tall buildings then you will definitely enjoy staying here. It is very central and shopping is definitely convenient. The bar is small but the couch were very comfy. The food... More

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WAChicago, General Manager at Waldorf Astoria Chicago, responded to this review

Dear marah_rn, Thank you so much for choosing the Waldorf Astoria Chicago as your hotel of stay during your last visit to the Windy City this last July and thank you for sharing your feedback on TripAdvisor. It gives me great pleasure to read that you found the hotel’s location convenient and that you enjoyed your suite and its various... More

Washington
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121 reviews 121 reviews
22 hotel reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We checked in and chose to valet park. Everything is so well done at this hotel. Very clean and posh. There were Rolls Royces and Bentleys in the valet area next to our little rental car. We picked two rooms and both rooms were very nice. It was one of the first places we stayed that had doorbells to the... More

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WAChicago, General Manager at Waldorf Astoria Chicago, responded to this review

Dear Mike G, Thank you for taking the time to share your candid feedback of your stay with us in September of last year. It gives me great pleasure to read that you and your family enjoyed the suites you reserved and that our service team was able to assist making your visit to the Windy City more exciting and... More

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Address: 11 East Walton, Chicago, IL 60611 (Formerly Elysian Hotel Chicago)
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Location: United States > Illinois > Chicago > Gold Coast , Near North Side
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Waldorf Astoria Chicago 5*
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The AAA Five-Diamond Waldorf Astoria Chicago(formerly The Elysian Hotel)is located in the heart of the prestigious Gold Coast neighborhood amognst the Magnificent Mile and Oak Street famed restaurants, retailers and lakefront. The award-winning 188-room hotel through innovative services and technologies, creates a new experience in luxury – energetic and fashion forward, warm and welcoming, and fresh and engaging. Amenities include a 14,000 square-foot spa & health club; 4,500 square feet of private event space; European-inspired bistro, Balsan; haute bar Bernard's. ... more   less 
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