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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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West Virginia, United States
1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I couldn't have asked for anything more..... the concierge service before you get to the Hotel is just overwhelming in a great way, they reach out to you to make sure that everything is just right for you before you get there. if there is something special that you are doing while you are there just let them know and... More 

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1 Thank Jennifer R
Illinois
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46 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stayed two nights at the Waldorf Astoria Chicago to celebrate my birthday. Only one word seems appropriate - Perfection!. I've written many reviews and this may be the first where I have nothing to criticize. Check-in was a breeze - friendly and efficient. The hotel kindly provided a suite upgrade. Was shown to the room and introduced to several of... More 

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2 Thank Bippie
MPoynder, General Manager at Waldorf Astoria Chicago, responded to this review

Dear Bippie, Thank you so much for letting the Waldorf Astoria Chicago be part of your special celebration. I also sincerely appreciate you taking the time to share such detailed feedback with us. It gives me great pleasure to read that the team was successful in making your special day a little more memorable. Thank you for your positive remarks... More 

Springfield, Illinois
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31 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I recently stayed at this hotel expecting a rather dated decor, but found the hotel extremely comfortable with nicely appointed furnishings. I especially enjoyed the fireplace which kept the suite very warm and inviting. The hotel staff was very accommodating and really seemed to care about every need. It was also convenient to have access to the complementary car service.... More 

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2 Thank Robert R
MPoynder, General Manager at Waldorf Astoria Chicago, responded to this review

Dear Robert R, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback of your most recent visit with us. I am delighted to read that your experience surpassed your expectations. Your comments with regard to our service team are highly appreciated. I have certainly shared them with the entire staff, for comments like your are what continue to inspire... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Beautiful hotel in a location that is a convenient walking distance to many restaraunts and shopping options. Excellent staff and room accomodations. The spa treatments were also wonderful. Very pricey overall, but that was to be expected.

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2 Thank michaelsU5372QE
MPoynder, General Manager at Waldorf Astoria Chicago, responded to this review

Dear michaelsU5372QE, Thank you so much for celebrating your birthday with us and for sharing your candid feedback of your stay. It gives me great pleasure to read that you found the hotel's location convenient and that you enjoyed the various unique amenities the hotel offers, especially our Spa & Health Club. The Gold Coast is indeed a fantastic neighborhood... More 

Michigan City, Indiana
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We wanted a little winter get away. We chose to stay at the Waldorf for a couple of days. We were in a suite. The room was so beautiful and comfortable we didn't want to leave it. We treated out selves to a spa day with massages. This was our favorite part of our stay. The spa was beautiful and... More 

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3 Thank Nannette D
MPoynder, General Manager at Waldorf Astoria Chicago, responded to this review

Dear Nannette D, Thank you so much for choosing the Waldorf Astoria Chicago as your hotel of stay for your quick winter getaway and thank you also for taking the time to share your candid feedback on TripAdvisor. I am delighted to read that your found comfort in one of our suites and that you were able to pamper yourself... More 

Fort Wayne, Indiana
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Our stay at the Chicago Waldorf Astoria was unsurpassed in professional elegance and personal care. From the welcoming attitude of "we were expecting you" until the good-bye of "we hope you visit us again," my wife and I were treated as honored guests.

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3 Thank ddoden
MPoynder, General Manager at Waldorf Astoria Chicago, responded to this review

Dear ddoden, Thank you for sharing your feedback of your most recent visit to the Waldorf Astoria Chicago. It gives me great pleasure to learn that our team was successful in crafting a special stay for you and your wife. We are indeed delighted to have you stay with us. Your patronage is highly valued and appreciated. We will look... More 

McLean, Virginia
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39 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

From check-in to check-out things didn't always go smoothly, but any mistakes in service were quickly resolved by a very professional staff. The suites are big, quiet and relaxing with fireplaces. Take advantage of the spa which is included in the room price even if you don't book a service. Great workout room, saunas, whirlpools and a pool--you will come... More 

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

Dear Mixedreviews, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your candid feedback of your most recent visit to the Waldorf Astoria Chicago. I regret to learn that there a few casualties that prevented your visit from being seamless. I sincerely appreciate your patience and kind understanding and thank you for letting us amend our mistakes and provide... More 

Valatie, New York
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93 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a wonderful place. The staff couldn't do enough for us from the onset. Rooms are elegant and extremely spacious. Love the lounges for apps and drinks. Location is fabulous and the Concierge was amazing. Marlene, the Manager sent us a bottle of champagne because it was our Anniversary Weekend! The staff was polite, professional and courteous. They acted more... More 

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

Dear CJBCAB76, Thank you so much for celebrating your anniversary with us and for taking the time to share on TripAdvisor your candid feedback of your visit. It gives me great pleasure to read that you found the hotel's location convenient; that you enjoyed the overall ambiance of our entire hotel, including our guestrooms and our Lobby Lounge, and that... More 

Omaha
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Waldorf is an amazing hotel. The rooms are very large and well appointed. The courtesy car was another great perk. Believe it is the best high-end property in Chicago. We will for sure be returning for our travels to Chicago!

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4 Thank rossn186
MPoynder, General Manager at Waldorf Astoria Chicago, responded to this review

Dear rossn186, Thank you for your review of your most recent stay with us. I am truly pleased to read that you enjoyed your room and the amenities the hotel offers, especially our house car service in this chilly weather. I am thrilled to read that you would like to visit with us again in the near future. Your patronage... More 

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25 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I had never been to Chicago together until this trip. We've been back a few times since but we always say the best part of Chicago (after the deep dish pizza) is staying at the Waldorf Astoria. Wonderful rooms, excellent service and so close to so much. It is romantic and warm even when it is snowing... More 

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3 Thank Chip C
MPoynder, General Manager at Waldorf Astoria Chicago, responded to this review

Dear Chip C, Thank you so much for sharing your candid feedback of your most recent stay at the Waldorf Astoria Chicago. It gives me great pleasure to read that you and your wife were able to enjoy this last visit together. I am honored to read that you have allowed us to become the highlight of your visits to... More 

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Gold Coast
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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