Stayed 3 nights in this place as part of business meeting. In terms of location, it's pretty good coz its located between 2 main attractions of Chicago City ie - The magnificent mile and the millenium park. It's located on the quiet end and just off the main road so very accessible.
The rooms are nice and decent size and what you would expect from a rated hotel. It has a big LCD TV in the room. Internet access is USD9.99 for 24 hours but we got it packaged in as part of our stay. One access gives you up to 4 connections so that you can use the net on your iphone or ipad as well.
Each room has a safe and coffee making facilities. Unfortunately, they do not supply mineral water and the sparkling water bottle is costed at USD8 a bottle. One would need to build its own water using the instant coffee brewer machine. Good if you are a coffee lover but if you just want water, you probably would have to drink it off the tap. Asians like us preferred boiled or bottled water.
Bathroom has been described in the other posts but I have no complains on it. The amenities that they provide is pretty nice - shampoo, conditioner and lotions. I didnt use the pool or gym when i was there but its available on the top floor.
Breakfast wasnt included and the prices at the hotel is pretty steep. You can consider taking a short 5 mins walk towards the magnificent mile and there is a Corner Bakery that serves pretty nice breakfast. Another 5 minutes walk downwards will take you to Macy and AVIS/ Enterprise to get a rented car.
The beds are nice and comfy which fluffy pillow. If you like hard bed, you would need to remove the top layer that they put there. The view is better on the upper floor but you cant get a clear view of Navy Pier. The side of the hotel I was in has a good view of the river that runs alongside the hotel. We had dinner on the 42nd floor on one of the nights and that has a good view of the pier. If you dine there on a saturday, I understand that there is a firework show at around 8pm.
Overall the experience was good and i think the location is the selling point.
- Also Known As:
- Swissotel Chicago Hotel Chicago
- Swissotel Chicago Hotel
- Swissotel Hotel Chicago
- Chicago Swissotel Hotel
- Chicago Swissotel
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- Comfort and productivity come together where the river meets the lake at Swissôtel Chicago. Swissôtel Chicago is graced with European style and contemporary Swiss elegance. The luxury experience includes award-winning hospitality, well-appointed accommodations and breathtaking views. Housed in a distinctive glass triangle structure, our hotel stands out for its international style, downtown sophistication and central location to signature sights. Find peace of mind and productivity in our recently upgraded 661 guest rooms or 40 luxury suites. Our business-friendly amenities make travel simple and seamless and our 65,000 sq ft of state-of-the-art meeting rooms, ballrooms and special venue space excel as an efficient place to meet, connect, celebrate and do business. We also have three on-site restaurants and hotel bar, a penthouse fitness center and 45-foot indoor pool. ... more less
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