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MileNorth, A Chicago Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   166 East Superior Street, Chicago, IL 60611 (Formerly Affinia Chicago) (Streeterville)   |  
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Ranked #44 of 177 Hotels in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
26 hotel reviews
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
“Shopping and Beach”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

I stayed here on a lay over from Atlanta to Heathrow. I chose the hotel in advance based on social reviews, perceived value for money, location and it's Midwestern heritage.

$50 taxi ride from ORD the clean and modern hotel was perfectly located for easy access to the MM and beaches. The staff were helpful and pleasant although the roof bar staff were a little grumpy when i visited.

Wifi is free (big bonus for me) and the room was clean and well presented.

I didn't eat there but i did eat next door at the feverishly popular GinoEast Pizza restaurant (also very good but expect to queue 30 mins for a table).

I loved my one day visit to Chicago and will be returning as soon as possible. The MileNorth will be on my agenda when i do.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Santa Cruz, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

Charming hotel in a very nice location. Very modern look & feel to the hotel and the rooms (which I generally like). Hotel is just off Michigan Avenue, so it is easy to walk the town.

My cab from O'Hare managed to miss the hotel the first time down the block, as the hotel's sign was partially obscured by trees, which was somewhat disconcerting. But once we found it, check-in was smooth (a minor hiccup with a voucher for a special offer from their website, but the staff was able to figure this out and correct it).

Hotel room was bright, with a great view. The bed was great. Didn't love the footstool (or whatever it is called) by the window -- it was too large for the space and I stubbed my toe several times trying to walk by it. And while the bathroom was fine, it wasn't great. And the steps from the bed area to the bathroom just seemed strange...don't come home too drunk or you could have some trouble there).

I personally enjoyed Ferris & Jack more than C-View, but if you brought a date then C-View would be worth the extra expensive drinks.

In summary, for the price, location, and slight quirkiness, the hotel was a great value that I would definitely stay at again.

Room Tip: Glad I paid for a view room, Chicago is a town worth looking out at.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Kansas City, Missouri, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

The staff was super friendly. Our room was functional and comfortable. The were very dog friendly as well. Our little dog got a care package as soon as we checked into our room which was unexpected but much appreciated. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed August 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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Windsor, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

Great new feeling hotel in fantastic location just off north Michigan Avenue. Very clean with fridge in the room. Staff very helpful and quick to fix small problems we had with our first room by moving us to a new room straight away (aircon wasn't working well and curtains got stuck).
One staff member was a little pushy with booking us onto an architectural boat tour that wasn't with the company that we wanted to go with but they did refund us when we questioned it.
Most staff though were very friendly and efficient. I would stay there again.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Ontario
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

Great location, just a block from the Mile. Check in went smoothly and all staff were very friendly. Room was clean and spacious, although the bathroom was small. Nice to have an in room safe and sitting area. Fridge was great for left over pizza and to keep beer cool, a microwave would have been helpful, but not necessary. Front check in staff (Dora) more than helpful with restaurant suggestions and getting Cubs tickets. Roof top bar was a nice way to relax after a full day of exploring Chicago. Overall a great experience. We would definitely go back!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013 via mobile

This was our first time in Chicago, our stay at the Mile North exceeded our expectations, staff was friendly and extremely helpful, always ready to help in any way they could. Location was ideal, minutes from the water tower and John Hancock building. Would highly recommend it. Very quiet, the CView lounge was lovely. Can't wait to get back to Chicago. Thanks Annie for all your great suggestions.

Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

I stayed here with my teenage daughter the location was excellent, the room was clean, and we felt very safe. Annie, at the front desk was wonderful.
The only negative comment I have is the hotel's check in policy. We arrived around 1pm from a four hour road trip. We found public parking and walked in the horrible rain to the hotel. The gentleman at the desk told us that there was a room ready, however we had to pay a 29.00 "early check in fee". I felt like the hotel was taken advantage of my situation by their policy. I refused to pay the fee and went out for lunch, soaked and feeling a little angry.
I understand that this is the policy, but I will not stay there again for this reason. If they want to lose customers over 29 dollars, so be it. Also, this policy creates a long check in line at three, also very painful.

Room Tip: Parking is cheaper across the street.
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  • Stayed August 2013, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about MileNorth, A Chicago Hotel

Address: 166 East Superior Street, Chicago, IL 60611 (Formerly Affinia Chicago)
Location: United States > Illinois > Chicago > Streeterville , Near North Side
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#29 Luxury Hotel in Chicago
#29 Romantic Hotel in Chicago
#42 Family Hotel in Chicago
#53 Business Hotel in Chicago
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — MileNorth, A Chicago Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 215
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
MileNorth combines the sophistication and style of an urban Chicago hotel with the comfort of a Midwestern retreat. MileNorth puts guests in the middle of the best that Chicago has to offer. Just steps away from the famous shopping of the Magnificent Mile. An easy walk takes you to the theatre district, the lake, Navy Pier, Wrigley Building or Tribune Tower. The 213 contemporary rooms and suites offer plenty of room to relax and kick back. Dine at our own Ferris & Jack restaurant with an exceptional contemporary menu or explore the many dining options right outside our door. Enjoy the incredible views of our indoor and outdoor Chicago rooftop bar and lounge, 52EIGHTY. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Affinia Chicago Hotel Chicago
Chicago Affinia Hotel
Affinia Hotel Chicago

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