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Waldorf Astoria Chicago

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11 East Walton, Chicago, IL 60611 (Formerly Elysian Hotel Chicago)
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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47 reviews 47 reviews
29 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Have stayed for 2 nights at the hotel Got a nice specious room with a fire place on the 16th floor Bed was very comfortable as well as the bathroom and the shower Team members are friendly and very efficient The concierge and the doormen are very friendly Was very amazed to find the team members are very politely refusing... More 

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Henderson, Kentucky
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This hotel is fantastic! Located just two blocks off of Michigan and near many fine restaurants and nightclubs, it is the perfect hotel for a stay in Chicago. The staff is excellent, accommodating and friendly. Our business meeting was handled without problem, as were our receptions and a dinner. Great food and a nice wine selection pleased everyone in our... More 

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Morgantown, West Virginia
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67 reviews 67 reviews
27 hotel reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

For the most part this is a lovely hotel for many reasons. The location is perfect, the spa divine, and the breakfasts are wonderful. It is a truly a luxury hotel in many ways but there are a few things they can improve upon. The elevators are too slow, the suites are very cut up and maze-like, and the lighting... More 

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

Dear 3ddesigns, Thank you so much for sharing your feedback of your most recent visit to the Waldorf Astoria Chicago. I am delighted to read that you enjoyed our Spa & Health Club and our restaurant Balsan and that you found the hotel’s location in the chic and charming Gold Coast convenient. On the other hand, I regret to learn... More 

Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

After my first stay here was underwhelming, Hotel Manager Nadeem Siddiqui contacted me to invite me back. A few weeks later I took him up on his offer and he made good on his promise. Everything was indeed what a 5 diamond resort hotel should be. The room was immaculately-appointed and all of the service items were perfect. From the... More 

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

Dear DiscerningTrvlr2015, Thank you so much for giving us another opportunity to amend our mistakes and properly serve you and also for sharing your candid feedback on TripAdvisor. It gives me great pleasure to read that you found comfort in your suite and you enjoyed the amenities it offered, especially its balcony and the warmth and calm of the fireplace.... More 

chicago, United States
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Luxury, sumptuous comfort and remarkable service all in the best location. The Waldorf Astoria (formerly the Elysian) is the finest hotel in the best neighborhood. This is your getaway anytime of year!

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

Dear Tina J, Thank you so much for sharing your candid feedback of your most recent visit to the Waldorf Astoria Chicago on TripAdvisor. I am truly pleased to read that you enjoyed the hotel’s ambiance and décor and that you found the hotel’s location convenient. The Gold Coast is truly a magnificent neighborhood in the city that has so... More 

Sioux Falls, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The absolute best hotel I have ever stayed at. Went with my wife for a little get away. We both fell in love with the place. The staff was excellent, took care of my wife and I like we were the only ones there.

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

Dear Corey T, Thank you so much for choosing the Waldorf Astoria Chicago as your hotel of stay for your short get away with your spouse. I am sincerely pleased to read that our service team was able to make your visit more enjoyable. We highly value your patronage and will look forward to welcoming you back should your travels... More 

Texas
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We stayed for a nice three day weekend. First time in Chicago! The hotel is gorgeous and the staff was super friendly and accommodating. We had a beautiful corner suite with a great terrace. Very roomy and immaculate - no peeling wallpaper or rusted tub in this place! Unfortunately, we didn't make any spa appointments but I walked by it... More 

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

Dear MissLarry, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your candid feedback of your most recent visit to the Waldorf Astoria Chicago. It gives me great pleasure to read that you found comfort in one of our suites and that you found the hotel’s location convenient. The Gold Coast is indeed a truly charming and chic neighborhood... More 

Detroit, MI
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We split a room with a bunch of guys. The room was one of the largest suites. Very clean and spacious. My only critique is extremely slow elevators and there are only two of them The spa was very nice but part was under construction. But it's still highly recommended. Overall I would say the Waldorf is not as nice... More 

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

Dear bugsy554, Thank you so much for sharing your feedback of your most recent visit to the Waldorf Astoria Chicago. I am pleased to read that you and your friends found comfort in one of our Gold Coast suites and that you enjoyed visiting our Spa & Health Club. I would like to apologize, on the other hand, for the... More 

Alabama
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41 reviews 41 reviews
7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

To be fair, I booked this room for the first night of our stay as a fun splurge. Unfortunately, and NOT the hotel's fault, our flight didn't get in until almost midnight so we weren't able to enjoy our $50 bar credit or any of the other hotel amenities. Once we got to our room, though, it was lovely. A... More 

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

Dear Anne S, Thank you for sharing your review of your most recent visit to the Waldorf Astoria Chicago. I sincerely regret to read that your flight was delayed, and consequently, your visit with us was shortened. I would also like to apologize for the disappointment caused by the T.V. in the mirror not working in your suite. I have... More 

Houston, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved our stay and slept very well. We booked a junior suite with a fire place! It was such a treat! We left a window open while the fire place was on. Amenities in bathroom are fantastic. Bath tub is great and shower was very pleasant. The gym is amazing and the spa was just wonderful with fabulous service.... More 

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

Dear Sierra B, Thank you so much for sharing your feedback of your last visit to Waldorf Astoria Chicago. I am delighted to read that you found comfort in your suite and that you enjoyed the unique amenities the suite had to offer, especially the relaxing warmth and serenity of the fireplace. I am also happy to learn that you... More 

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Located just north of The Loop, Gold Coast is one of Chicago’s most affluent and popular neighborhoods. The original Playboy, Hugh Hefner, once had a mansion here. In addition to prestigious hotels, historic mansions and luxury high-rise apartments, you’ll also find upscale specialty boutiques and Michelin-starred restaurants. Walk along Oak Street for your shopping fix and dance through the night along Rush Street. The Newberry Library is also a great stop to check out noteworthy exhibits and rare book collections.
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