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“Fantastic views from this hotel bar.” 4 of 5 stars
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4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   660 North State Street, Chicago, IL 60654   |  
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Ranked #57 of 174 Hotels in Chicago
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“Fantastic views from this hotel bar.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

This hotel is in a great location with a short walk to the magnificent mile. For the gangster history hunter this hotel is within a block of where the first "gangster era" hit took place. This hotels bar is fantastic, outdoor space with glass walls and fire pits, smoking allowed. The rooms here are small to the point of having a single door for the closet and the bathroom. Overall the room was clean and comfortable, however the backside of the window blind was quite dusty. Way cool stereo iPhone charger in the room. Nice bedding and very comfortable bed. The bathroom has a glass wall that faces the bedroom from inside the shower.

Room Tip: Get a room om the north side of the hotel for a nice view of the beautiful church where the first ga...
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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dana_hotel_mgt, Manager at dana hotel and spa, responded to this review, January 31, 2013
Dear RWells5733, we are so happy you enjoyed your stay! It was great to read about some Chicago history as well. We offer a really unique product in Chicago and we are pleased you can appreciate that. See you again soon when you return to the city!
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

Great location but maintenance issues in the room (Light bulbs out ,poorly sealed doors cold and drafty).Lobby and street entrance, a little bit of an oddity (you exit the elevator and march across the front desk to exit)
I expect more for the price charged.($1200.00 for 3 nights) .I had stayed at this hotel previously and it did not age gracefully.
Also $45 for overnight parking is outrageous for its location (outside open to the elements).
On to the positives,
Food is excellent,service is exellent and probably the best spa bathroom in the city.
I did however expect more of this chic boutique hotel in term of its overall package and "feel"

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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dana_hotel_mgt, Manager at dana hotel and spa, responded to this review, January 30, 2013
Dear pbj218, As a repeat guest, your business and impression of the hotel is taken very seriously. My apologies that your experience did not live up to your expectations. We are currently inspecting each guestroom to ensure that they meet our excellent standards. I hope that you would give us another try, please feel free to call us directly to explain your last stay so we can ensure your next stay exceeds your expectations!
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Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013 via mobile

Great hotel for our 5 night stay to Chicago. Door men were extremely friendly and the room was super cool. We had a corner king with a beautiful view down State Street. Clean hotel overall, great style, amazing ambiance, and friendly staff. Breakfast at the first floor restaurant was great each day and would highly recommend. The Argent Bar on the 2nd floor has great happy hour prices and tasty oysters. I would absolutely stay here again - not a better deal in the city for this boutique hotel!!

Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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dana_hotel_mgt, Manager at dana hotel and spa, responded to this review, January 30, 2013
Dear Cara M, thank you for your compliments! We appreciate such a great description of our amenities. We try to give our guests a really unique experience in Chicago between the Raw Bar, Sky Lounge on our top floor and our Corner King guestrooms with great views of the city. We hope you return soon for another long stay! Thanks :)
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

This hotel pops up all the time on Groupon, Amazon deals and Google. My wife and I decided to finally check it out based on price and location.

If you want location with a bit of modern trend, this is a great spot. Since this was more of a kick back and do nothing trip with my wife, we probably should have stayed at Park Hyatt or Peninsula.

The service is pretty good. The entrance and valet situation is a bit frustrating since there is not a drive in to the hotel, just curbside pickup. It's fine if that is what you're expecting and the guys were great and fast to get our luggage upstairs.

The room was great, hotel upgraded us to corner room. Wood floors is cute, bathroom clean and it was a nice space for the price. The only downside to being near the top of the hotel was that we caught the music from the rooftop bar.

We went back to our room around 10pm on a Sunday night and forgot that normal adults stay out later ;).

**Just remember while the hotel price looks like a great deal, you will get hit hard on city tax, hotel tax and $50 overnight parking charge.

Room Tip: Ask for a corner room if possible. Higher floors on weekends and you will hear the rooftop DJ, if in...
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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dana_hotel_mgt, Manager at dana hotel and spa, responded to this review, January 30, 2013
Dear holaratcha, I am happy to hear you enjoyed the guest room, our Corner Kings have very unique panoramic views of the city. Because our hotel is located in the bustling River North area, space is at a premium and we try to make up for the curbside entrance with our quick and pleasant service. Our $44 per night charge for valet is very competitive for our area in downtown Chicago, and we will continue to try and keep it as low as possible.
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

My husband and I stayed at the hotel over the weekend while visiting relatives in town. Everything went smoothly until we returned from dinner Saturday nite around 10:00 p.m. to find the balcony door wide open and shades swinging about from the wind. Nothing had been taken or even moved in the room. We called the front desk and they sent up security who at first suggested we left the door open.When we told him that definitely wasn't the case he said it was possible the maid might have opened the door while cleaning the room and didn't close it properly. Since nothing was taken he didn't seem overly concerned.He said he'd make sure a report was filed.Our room was on the 6th floor so it was doubtful anyone scaled the wall to get in- still it was a bit disconcerting having it happen and the 'not a big deal' reaction from the hotel staff.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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dana_hotel_mgt, Manager at dana hotel and spa, responded to this review, January 30, 2013
Dear ariell573, our sincerest apologies for the issue you experienced during your stay. Our guests safety and security is one of our highest priorities, and that was not conveyed to you during your stay. Between guest key access to each floor and 24 hour security in the hotel, we strive to make sure our guests feel at home here. I appreciate you letting us know about the situation so we can rectify with our staff, and I hope you give us another try the next time you visit Chicago. Thank you!
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Wyoming, Michigan, United States
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

My Wife and I got Married 12-21-12 and went to stay at the Dana Spa & Hotel. I choose the Corner King room on the 14th floor. Everything was Great and the views where awesome day and night. I read some complaints about the noisiness of the rooms, But I never had any issues. I did hear what sounded like a lipstick dropping on the floor above us and rolling for a bit, but it was 11:00am in the morning so no big deal. The décor of the hotel and rooms was amazing too. Everything was up to date and New looking. I have a few photos of the room, hope it helps. Enjoy your stay here. We will be back.

Room Tip: Corner room is worth the Price.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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dana_hotel_mgt, Manager at dana hotel and spa, responded to this review, January 30, 2013
Hi Ron P, Congratulations on your recent nuptials, we are honored you spent them at our hotel! Thank you for your compliments and we hope to see you on your anniversary :)
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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

I went for my annual Daddy/Daughters Christmas trip and we had a great time, the service was great from time of check in to check-out. I personally like the location to shops and restaurants. I have stayed all over the "Mile" for business and pleasure, my boomerang keeps coming back to this location. Great job Dana folks !

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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dana_hotel_mgt, Manager at dana hotel and spa, responded to this review, January 7, 2013
Hi Jim W, I am so happy you enjoyed your special Daddy / Daughters weekend with us! Thank you for continuing to visit, and we hope to exceed your expectations each time. Thank you!
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Address: 660 North State Street, Chicago, IL 60654
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Location: United States > Illinois > Chicago
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#15 Spa Hotel in Chicago
#31 Luxury Hotel in Chicago
#38 Romantic Hotel in Chicago
#42 Business Hotel in Chicago
#65 Family Hotel in Chicago
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — dana hotel and spa 4*
Number of rooms: 216
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
dana hotel and spa is located in downtown Chicago's River North neighborhood, known for hosting the Magnificent Mile, one of the hottest shopping streets in the US as well as some of the best restaurants, fantastic theater and exciting nightlife. This luxury boutique hotel and spa evokes a vibe that isn't about seeing and being seen - only about living in the moment. At dana hotel and spa, giving is our pleasure, and it's this fundamental yet profound principle that we practice daily. dana has been designed for living; a boutique hotel and spa in Chicago that offers an artful juxtaposition that balances the beauty of natural elements with state-of-the-art technologies, making our guestrooms and suites ideal for your lifestyle. Natural, sustainable woods, warm earth tones, and flawless details create dana, one of the most unique hotels Chicago has to offer. dana. Come as you are. ... more   less 
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