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Waldorf Astoria Chicago

#5 of 178 Hotels in Chicago
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11 East Walton, Chicago, IL 60611 (Formerly Elysian Hotel Chicago)
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Dallas, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2011

The Elysiian was everything we wanted and more. My business partner and I had a meeting in Chicago to attend. We chose not to stay at the host hotel but at the Elysian. OMG What a phenomenal experience. I have traveled the world and have never had such a luscious experience. T First no tipping policy was fantastic. Your not... More 

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

Dear Guest, I was so pleased to read your comments about your recent stay with us. Being very familiar with all of the great hotel choices in Chicago, I am especially grateful that you chose Elysian. I hope you’ll reach out to me and let me know of your December plans. I’d enjoy saying hello to you and assisting with... More 

Shippensburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2011

Spacious, Clean, quiet and just wonderful overall stay. Trust me, it's worth the price.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2011

I went to Chicago for a wedding and the wedding guests stayed at Elysian. Seriously this is the most amazing, outstanding hotel. My room was so luxurious I actually wished I had more time to spend in it! I had a great living room area. The bathroom was gorgeous too with a great tub & shower & the TV in... More 

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Cape Girardeau, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2011

Beautiful and luxurious environment complemented by staff who is friendly and attentive. Staff attitude is so refreshing. All services were top shelf. "No tipping" policy seems appreciated by guests and staff alike. Coming back from an intense meeting or coming off the hustle of Chicago streets into the hotel creates the feeling of putting on your slippers and sitting down... More 

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Hoboken, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2011

I look forward to traveling to Chicago just to stay at this hotel! The staff could not be more helpful (God forbid you have to open a door on your own) and the rooms are beyond gorgeous! I am sitting in front of the fireplace as I write this lamenting that I need to leave tomorrow :( If you can,... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2011

What a gorgeous hotel with amazing service. The staff members are all lovely and helpful. I got there a little early because of my flight and they had a room ready right away. The staff was very helpful with suggestions and directions. The rooms are beautiful and clean. The bar area of the room has ice in a freezer so... More 

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

Dear Guest, I was so pleased to read your review. It sounds like you were able to enjoy a great combination of business with perhaps a bit of relaxation. Do bring your husband on your next visit and let me know in advance as I’d like a moment to personally introduce myself. Regards Kevin Robinson General Manager krobinson@elysianhotels.com More 

San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2011

This hotel has by a wide margin the best staff that I have ever had at a hotel in Chicago. I have stayed at the Peninsula, Park Hyatt, The Drake and The Palmer House. Don't waste your time or money staying anywhere else but the Elysian.

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

Dear Guest, You have recognized our staff and indeed they are our greatest asset. Thank you for your praise of their efforts. You can be certain I will share your generous comments. Regards, Kevin Robinson General Manager krobinson@elysianhotels.com More 

Baldwin Park, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2011

I was in Chicago for business and stayed at the Elysian. It has been the best hotel experience I ever had. Everything from the room to hotel staff was better than first class. Let me start with the room. I was staying at the gold coast suite (the least expensive suite). Everything about the suite was done to the perfection... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2011

Just a few blocks from the lake, the neighborhood has tons of great shopping and restaurants. The hotel itself is wonderfully appointed. I stayed in a Gold Coast suite which was beyond spacious complete with a fireplace, living room, bar, massive walk-in closet, huge bathroom with separate tub, and 2 TV's. The staff is warm and welcoming. The spa, pool,... More 

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Adelaide
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2011

All the excellent reviews are correct as this hotel excels in every level. My husband, 8yr old daughter and I were pleasantly upgraded to a larger suite than the one we booked and the ambience and decor of the rooms in this hotel are gorgeous! We have stayed in 5* hotels all over the world so it is a big... 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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