I loved this hotel so much, I decided it's my pick for all future Chicago trips. It's a charming boutique hotel with a great vibe and an exceptionally warm and helpful staff. You cannot beat the location, a half block off of N. Michigan and just a block and a half from Water Tower Place. Also right next door to Gino's East, for tourists who have to try the famous pizza.
Given the location, this hotel could probably charge double and halve the quality, and they would still get plenty of business. But the quality is really stellar, and the rate I paid was inexplicably low (although I did pre-pay weeks in advance, and the price went up 50% between then and my stay).
The lobby is cozy and relaxed with boho decor, a surprisingly big cafe hidden in the back, and a nice bar to one side. There is also a small rooftop bar on the 29th floor, open during the summer. The decor is trendy but not annoyingly so. I didn't use the gym but I had a look and it was well equipped. Every staff person was great - special thanks to Anne at the front desk and the really nice doorman hailing taxis for us in the bitter cold.
My room was one with a sunken level, where you descend a few steps from the bathroom/valet area to the bed. It was spacious, comfortable, and clean, with a great bed, fantastic pillows, and a good size TV. My only gripe is that the towels are terrible quality, not plush at all, but thin and dingy like gym towels. But honestly for how wonderful everything else was during my stay, I am not complaining.
- Also Known As:
- Affinia Chicago Hotel Chicago
- Affinia Chicago Hotel
- Chicago Affinia Hotel
- Affinia Hotel Chicago
- Affinia Chicago
- 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. ... more less
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