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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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New York City, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Stayed at the hotel for a few days in August and thoroughly enjoyed this five star property. Our room had a fireplace, king bed and a bathroom with a big bathtub and separate shower. The room really felt like we were in a five star hotel which all of the appropriate luxuries including beautiful appointments, artwork and TVs everywhere we... More

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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great stay...we stayed in a beautiful large suite which was great for our family of six. We usually put one child in the king size bed with my husband and me and the three other young kids in the pull out...however in this hotel the two size lounge chairs could be combined to make a nice bed for my six... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have stayed in most of Europe's finest hotels. The Savoy and Sanderson in London, the Bristol in Paris, Gresham Palace in Budapest and many many others of that ilk. I have never seen any of those properties as flawless. There was always a fault somewhere in my stay, however minor. This hotel is flawless however. The rooms are perfectly... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stayed for four nights in one of the large suites, and I couldn't have more positive things to say about this hotel! Great location, staff and service. If you are considering this hotel just book it! It's perfect.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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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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#2 Business Hotel in Chicago #4 Spa Hotel in Chicago #5 Luxury Hotel in Chicago #6 Romantic Hotel in Chicago #7 Family Hotel in Chicago
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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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