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“Amazing Terrace” 5 of 5 stars
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The Ritz-Carlton Chicago (A Four Seasons Hotel)
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   160 E Pearson St at Water Tower Place, Chicago, IL 60611-2124 (Near North Side)   |  
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Ranked #12 of 174 Hotels in Chicago
Chicago, Illinois
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Amazing Terrace”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

This is such an amazing hotel. The food is delis! Try the Deca salad with salmon. The staff is very knowledgeable and able to pair wine or cocktails with your entree. Amazing ambiance and lovely musical entertainment at night on the weekends. The best part of all is the new outdoor terrace is ready and absolutely stunning! The DEC at Deca - It's the new "place to be seen" in Chicago! The new menu is unlike anything around and the new cocktails menu is PERFECT. This is THE summer destination. Actually, I am thinking I should not post how AWESOME this is because I want to keep it all to myself. LOL! Really really fantastic and the perfect renovation to make the Ritz the best hotel in Chicago! (Well, its always BEEN the best hotel but again, I'm trying to keep it a secret!! haha)

Check it out! You can thank me later!! :)

Room Tip: Ask for the Navy Pier lake view. Stunning!
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
    • 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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TomSegesta, General Manager at The Ritz-Carlton Chicago (A Four Seasons Hotel), responded to this review, May 16, 2013
Dear Shari M,

It is wonderful to hear great feedback on the new Dec rooftop bar. Executive Chef Mark Payne and his team truly put their hearts into creating the new menu and it is fantastic to hear it has been well received. This summer will certainly be an exciting one that we are thrilled to share with our guests.

Thank you for sharing your great experience with us, we appreciate the feedback. See you on The Dec!

Sincerely,

Tom Segesta
General Manager
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  • Location
    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
    5 of 5 stars
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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

You know the hotel is exceptional when the individual you share an elevator ride with mentions they have been visiting this property for years and couldn't imagine staying anywhere else......Amazing service, great location, spectacular views......I could not agree more!!!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
    • 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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TomSegesta, General Manager at The Ritz-Carlton Chicago (A Four Seasons Hotel), responded to this review, April 24, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your Trip Advisor review! We sincerely appreciate and value your feedback in our continual pursuit to enhance the total guest experience.

We look forward to an opportunity to welcome you back to The Ritz-Carlton Chicago soon!

Sincerely,
Tom Segesta
General Manager
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laguna hills
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45 reviews 45 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

This was our first time staying at a Ritz. We had a beautiful Lake view that I loved waking up to and the room was decorated very nicely. The toiletries were nice but the toilet paper was 1-ply. You'd think they would at least have 2-ply toilet paper for such a fancy hotel. The lobby was gorgeous although we didn't spend much time there. We didn't use the spa unfortunately because of limited time but they do offer a free sauna, steam room, pool, and jacuzzi. They looked very relaxing. The only reason I'm rating it 4 stars is because for such a well known hotel name, we expected more. Like we wanted to feel special. Sometimes we felt like employees questioned if we really "belonged there" since we aren't exactly rich (had a discount). If I went back to Chicago, would I stay there...maybe. It was a pleasant experience overall.

Room Tip: Request lake view.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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TomSegesta, General Manager at The Ritz-Carlton Chicago (A Four Seasons Hotel), responded to this review, April 24, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your Trip Advisor review! We sincerely appreciate and value your feedback in our continual pursuit to enhance the total guest experience.

We look forward to an opportunity to welcome you back to The Ritz-Carlton Chicago soon!

Sincerely,
Tom Segesta
General Manager
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Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013 via mobile

Excellent stay, great room, great location. I had only one issue, and it was minor. Ordered room service - attendant informed me that the wait would be a little long - actually arrived before quoted time. Burger was ordered 'medium'..was probably closer to 'med well'. Otherwise...excellent hotel

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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TomSegesta, General Manager at The Ritz-Carlton Chicago (A Four Seasons Hotel), responded to this review, April 25, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your Trip Advisor review! We sincerely appreciate and value your feedback in our continual pursuit to enhance the total guest experience.

We look forward to an opportunity to welcome you back to The Ritz-Carlton Chicago soon!

Sincerely,
Tom Segesta
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

My husband and I wanted to do something special for for our 15th anniversary. I am SO glad we chose to stay at the Ritz! Even though it was an anniversary trip, we brought our 10 year old daughter with us, and we were truly overwhelmed by the amazing staff and their attention to not only us, but our daughter as well. We were greeted with anniversary wishes, and a gift for our daughter from the red wagon (she was thrilled)! Our beautiful suite was not only ready for us, but filled with amenities celebrating our anniversary AND amenities for our daughter!! What a fantastic surprise! The staff even thought to decorate the sink with confetti and left a pink toothbrush and toothpaste for our little one. Every detail showed thoughtfulness for all of us.

I can't say enough for the beauty of this city hotel, the genuine kindness of the staff from the doormen to the housekeepers to the room service attendants, and the exceptional overall service level at every turn.

  • Stayed May 2013, 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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TomSegesta, General Manager at The Ritz-Carlton Chicago (A Four Seasons Hotel), responded to this review, April 24, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your Trip Advisor review! We sincerely appreciate and value your feedback in our continual pursuit to enhance the total guest experience.

We look forward to an opportunity to welcome you back to The Ritz-Carlton Chicago soon!

Sincerely,
Tom Segesta
General Manager
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

The location can't be beat. The Lego store in the attached mall is great for kids or gifts. You are in the middle of the grand stores, a pleasant walk from the funky restaurants and don't forget to dine in the Ralph Lauren flagship store. I loved my view of Lake Michigan. The staff is wonderful.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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TomSegesta, General Manager at The Ritz-Carlton Chicago (A Four Seasons Hotel), responded to this review, April 25, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your Trip Advisor review! We sincerely appreciate and value your feedback in our continual pursuit to enhance the total guest experience.

We look forward to an opportunity to welcome you back to The Ritz-Carlton Chicago soon!

Sincerely,
Tom Segesta
General Manager
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69 reviews 69 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

We stay in Chicago with our Bacchus group and have never been disappointed in the accommodations, service, and elegance. Its location is perfect, shopping, dining, and everything one desires is close at hand. Service here borders on perfection. Only dislike is a separate charge to use the pool facilities.

Room Tip: ask and you shall receive.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 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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TomSegesta, General Manager at The Ritz-Carlton Chicago (A Four Seasons Hotel), responded to this review, April 24, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your Trip Advisor review! We sincerely appreciate and value your feedback in our continual pursuit to enhance the total guest experience.

We look forward to an opportunity to welcome you back to The Ritz-Carlton Chicago soon!

Sincerely,
Tom Segesta
General Manager
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Address: 160 E Pearson St at Water Tower Place, Chicago, IL 60611-2124
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Location: United States > Illinois > Chicago > Near North Side
Amenities:
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 Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Family Hotel in Chicago
#8 Spa Hotel in Chicago
#9 Business Hotel in Chicago
#11 Romantic Hotel in Chicago
#12 Luxury Hotel in Chicago
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — The Ritz-Carlton Chicago (A Four Seasons Hotel) 5*
Number of rooms: 435
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