Having stayed at many hotels in Chicago, especially on N Michigan Ave, I was not sure what to expect at the Swissotel. Well, the property could not be better located - right over the Chicago River, views of Navy Pier, and blessed quiet on the higher floors (we were on the 37th). The really high end properties on N Michigan are lovely, but noise is a huge factor as are the crowds. So big thumbs up for the location.
Otherwise... nothing very special. The hotel appears to be a great value online with very attractive room rates. We paid ~$200 with breakfast, but literally everything else is a charge. Pool? Check. Parking? $52 worth of check. Morning coffee? $4 or close to it at the bar. The breakfast buffet cost us about $6 each, which was fair, but it would be a total ripoff for the $26 normally charged. In room internet charge? Check.
The rooms are perfectly acceptable and they were clean. The a/c worked great, maybe too great as there was no way I could see to turn off the fan. The bathroom space is tight but the shower is big and the tub was a welcome addition.
I probably would not stay here again because I love the super-luxe Chicago properties too much, but I would recommend it if you can manage to keep all the extra charges to a minimum.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Swissotel Chicago Hotel Chicago
- Swissotel Hotel Chicago
- Chicago Swissotel Hotel