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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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Ranked #6 of 169 hotels in Chicago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2010
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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85 reviews 85 reviews
32 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2010

The hotel is a sheer elegance -- both outside and inside, easily the best looking hotel I have ever stayed in, worldwide. We stayed there for a special occasion, booked a deluxe room, and the first day was nice but not great: the spa treatment for my wife took much longer than planned, and there was annoying A/C and refrigerator... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2010

I have stayed in at least 10 of the better downtown Chicago hotels in this is far and away the best. The hotel itself is lovely, clean, spacious, quiet and very tastefully decorated. Every employee we encountered during our stay was pleasant, helpful and went beyond the call of duty. This is my first review as I have never had... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2010

I cannot say enough about this hotel. I live in Chicago and booked this for my wedding weekend and I didn't want to leave! The decor of the common areas and rooms are stunning from the moment you pull into the English-style courtyard. You don't lift a finger in the hotel as staff is very attentive and detail oriented. We... More

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Palm Coast, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2010

This is a 5 star experience in every way. The rooms, service and food are all as good as it gets. I have stayed at the best all over the world and can't remember better. I was shocked when the valet that delivered the bags refused a generous tip and said that their aim was to spoil us during our... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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66 reviews 66 reviews
17 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2010

My husband and I stayed at the Elysian for our anniversary and I only wish we could have stayed longer. The hotel is beautiful, the decor is interesting yet understated. The service was outstanding. Every person there wants to help you in any way they can. We felt very pampered from the moment we walked through the doors. Our room... More

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Yorba Linda, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2010

I have stayed at my share of nice luxury-type hotels so I am not a stranger to being pampered at hotels. I was a bit skeptical about staying at this hotel given that it was not one of the big chain hotels. My husband had a business meeting scheduled for after our family vacation. So we had both of our... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2010

It was during a business trip that I was recommended this fairly new hotel and I was deeply impressed. The hotel is outstanding because of the location, the service, the rooms, the kindness of the staff, and much more. The Spa is a haven in itself, an island of tranquility and relaxation, with most professional staff. The spa bar with... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2010

I booked a suite at the Elysian as part of a surprise trip to Chicago for my husbands 50th birthday. After we arrived, a desert was delivered to the room from the GM wishing my husband a Happ Birthday. Very nice touch. The room was simpl gorgeous. The tub was a true oasis, one that my hubby wishes I hadn't... More

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Winnetka, Illinois
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2010

This hotel is fabulous! It is brand new, in a great location, and absolutely beautiful. They were so welcoming, the service was absolutely the best I've ever experienced. The staff even refused tips! It was expensive, but I feel it was worth every penny! The only complaint I have is that the room service food was not very good.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2010

My husband I live in Chicago (just North of downtown) and wanted a night away from home. We chose to stay at the Elysian based on a recommendation from a friend. Overall, we had a wonderful stay and would definitely return. Pros -Rooms- they are BEAUTIFUL and new! Each room has a fireplace which the staff happily turned on for... 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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