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Millennium Knickerbocker Hotel Chicago

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   163 East Walton Place, at N. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611 (Gold Coast)
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3 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Cumming, Georgia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Our room was definitely bigger and better than others in our party who paid for upgraded rooms. The corner suite was yucky and the lobby was old and tired - so was the bar. After meeting a friend and touring the Hard Rock Hotel Chicago it was hard to go back to the Millennium Knickerbocker knowing they were the same... More

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Trondheim, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

In the fine city of Chicago, me and some friends stayed 2 (and 3) nights at the Knickerbocker, the inventor of "Dry Martini"! The location is excellent, two blocks from "Hancock Tower", and very close to Lake Michigan. The hotel has an old grand style, and the rooms are very comfortable and spaceious. The staff is efficient and friendly. Breakfast... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Edward and Simeon at the front desk, as well as Paul and Sheryl at the concierge desk went above and beyond their responsibilities to make our stay the best it could be. The doormen were friendly and helpful. Thank you.

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North Charleston, South Carolina
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27 reviews 27 reviews
3 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I booked this stay through Priceline after checking with a work colleague in Chicago. The hotel is older but has been modernized...nice marble shower, fine linens. The room was taken up by the King-size bed but for the price of the room - no complaints at all. It is 1/2 block off Michigan Avenue shopping...2 blocks from the lakeshore beach... More

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63 reviews 63 reviews
14 hotel reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My wife and I stayed at this hotel 8/8-10/14. It was very nice and convenient to everything we wanted to do - beach, shops, eating, etc. The only downside is none of the rooms have a nice lake view - from what I was told and the door men could do a better job of opening the doors for guests..... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This historic hotel - the site of a gangster speakeasy during the Prohibition period - is a wonderful place from which to see Chicago. The rooms are spacious and extremely comfortable and the hotel bar produces amazing cocktails and delicious food. The staff and unfailingly polite and helpful - the concierge Henry particularly so. The breakfast menu is good and... More

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Illinois City, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My husband and I enjoyed our stay at the Knickerbocker with friends. The employees were extremely pleasant and the hotel is in a great neighborhood where we able to walk around to many sights like Millennium Park, the Art Museum, Navy Pier and many restaurants. We would definitely stay at the Knickerbocker in the future.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My daughter and I spent three nights at the Knickerbocker. The location was fabulous, the room very comfortable and the service throughout the hotel was excellent. This is an historic hotel but totally modernized in conveniences and amenities. It is right across the street from the famous Drake Hotel and it is evident that the Knickerbocker keeps up with its... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is my second time staying at the Knickerbocker and it was even better than the first time. I love the character and charm displayed throughout the hotel and its staff. It's a flashback in time to a classy 'rat pack' era. The front desk staff was efficient, cordial and accommodating, especially Simeon C., as he worked his magic in... More

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Florencio F, General Manager at Millennium Knickerbocker Hotel Chicago, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We love to read the praises of our recent guests and we thank you for taking the time from your day to share your experience from your stay with us. Your kind remarks about our Front Desk team, including Simeon, are highly valued. We look forward to welcoming you and your husband back soon for your third stay... More

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Got a 2-day special through Groupon for Knickerbocker and we LOVED the hotel!! So close to great shopping on Michigan Ave. It was beautifully decorated and maintained. Our room was a knock out with soft bed, linens and pillows. The bathroom was modern and elegant. Staff was always smiling and helpful. We ate breakfast for the 2 mornings in the... More

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Florencio F, General Manager at Millennium Knickerbocker Hotel Chicago, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for review. We are delighted to hear that you “loved the hotel”! We will ensure to pass on your kind words describing the service you received during your stay with us to the entire team, with special acknowledgements to Alex in Nix Restaurant. Thank you again for choosing to stay with us and we look forward... More

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Address: 163 East Walton Place, at N. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611
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Location: United States > Illinois > Chicago > Gold Coast , Near North Side
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Millennium Knickerbocker Hotel Chicago 4*
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A four-diamond landmark on North Michigan Avenue, the famous Magnificent Mile, this hotel welcomes you to the best location in the city for shopping, dining and business. European style and gracious service are the trademark of this elegant hotel and the 86 Millennium hotels around the world. One block from Water Tower Place, across the street from Bloomingdale's and within walking distance of most major attractions, this hotel offers personalized service and attention not found in the larger hotels. The hotel features the Martini Bar offering several kinds of martinis. Nix restaurant offers a bistro setting and features continental cuisine for breakfast & lunch. A complimentary fitness center and lakefront jogging path are designed to keep you fit while traveling. Enjoy Classic Chicago style only steps away from all the city has to offer. ... more   less 
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