We stayed at TheWit over labor day weekend for a wedding - so do note that we paid a group rate which is who-knows-how-much-less than a normal rate.
The location of this hotel is superb. Really easy to get everywhere, L stations nearby, you can walk practically anywhere. The service was also quite good - we arrived super early (around 10:30am) expecting to be told we needed to just leave our bags and check in later. Nope, got checked right in, given delicious cookies, and brought up to our room. The room was great - comfy bed, everything you need. The only thing lacking was a fan/vent in the bathroom so it got quite steamy when you showered. The concierge was also very helpful - gave us quick and easy directions to Wrigley Field.
For anyone doing their wedding here, thought I'd briefly mention my experience with this hotel as a guest at the wedding. We were told that the wedding cocktail hour would be on the roof - and based on the website, that seemed really exciting. Unfortunately, it was only a partial section of the roof and it was indoors, which I thought was somewhat disappointing. It was also much too loud and too crowded. The rest of the wedding - ceremony and reception in one of the ballrooms - was great, we had a blast.
The crowds going up to the Roof in the evenings were a bit of a turn-off. Really scene-y and totally not where I'd want to hang out. But you only really interact with them in the lobby and potentially the elevator. I just ignored them and was fine. We specifically asked for a floor away from the roof - we preferred to risk train noise (of which we heard nothing) to bar/party noise. I'd definitely stay here again. It's hip, great location, good amenities and great service.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- theWit is intelligently renewing one of the original "It" locations on the corner of State (the great) Street and Lake. Its history is rich with artists, theatre people, journalists and musicians as it is nestled between the theatre district and the river. Blending the amenities of a resort with the flair of a boutique hotel, theWit has brought a new energy and vitality to the downtown Chicago Loop. Striking design, unparalleled comfort, and remarkable services create a dramatic sensory experience. This is a destination for anyone who gets "It" or at least wants to. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Thewit Hotel Chicago