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theWit - A DoubleTree by Hilton
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   201 N. State Street, Chicago, IL 60601 (Downtown / The Loop)   |  
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“Great place to stay in Chicago.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012

The hotel is near theaters and many fine restaurants. Staff very attentive. Check in staff very helpful. Rooms perfect. Restaurant in the hotel is very nice, good selection of food and wait staff courteous and helpful. Close to Michigan Avenue and near the boats for tours.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012 via mobile

Above average location with nice rooms, though some details are missing since becoming part of the Doubletree brand.
I've been upgraded the last couple visits which is very much appreciated, but the last time I stayed there, one of the showers was missing the shower head - how does that get missed...? That same bathroom had no amenities, and the bathrobes have been taken out of the suites.
My room service order was incorrectly made twice, so attention to detail needs to be addressed, though maybe that's what comes from being part of the Doubletree chain. It used to be better.

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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PFamilyMiami, General Manager at theWit - A DoubleTree by Hilton, responded to this review, December 4, 2012
Thank you for the detailed feedback. Service and details ARE critical to our success and items described are atypical of the attention our team gives to such areas. Our Doubletree by Hilton "CARE" philosophy and Wit "Whatever it Takes" philosophy are more in line with what our own expectations AND delivery typically are. Be assured that we have followed up, internally. Bathrobes are still, absolutely, provided in suites and the Doubletree cookie at check-in. We will correct and aim for 100%.

Thank you.

-Mark Shouger
General Manager
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012

My wife and I really enjoyed staying here for 3 nights. The rooms were well furnished, a nice size and very clean. The conceriage was very helpful in making reservations for us and the front desk staff handled the only problem we had well. That problem was the wifi. Not only was it not free but they had a confusing 3 tiered pricing structure. After the first night of the base plan with poor wifi performance we switched to the highest level and got the same results the second day. I called the front desk and they removed all charges but allowed us to keep the access. No reason not to choose this hotel, I just hope the fix this minor issue to get my fifth star. Thank you for a great stay.

Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012

Nice central location. Clean and modern rooms. Had lunch at Potbelly's across the street. Within walking of main attractions in downtown Chicago. Internet access is charged PER DEVICE. For example, laptop, iPad, iPhone = 3x charge. Be careful!

  • Stayed November 2012, 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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PFamilyMiami, General Manager at theWit - A DoubleTree by Hilton, responded to this review, November 29, 2012
Thank you for the feedback. We are pleased to note that, based upon great guest feedback & system enhancements, internet connection (available at three distinct rate & speed levels based upon guest need) now include each guest device. There are no longer additional charges for additional devices in same room. We appreciate all comments.

-Mark Shouger
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012 via mobile

Right up the street from several places like Macy's and Old Navy. Lots of eating establishments nearby, including the restaurant on the top floor. Awesome view of the city in every direction. Check in was quick and efficient, and room was clean and huge. Would definitely stay again!!

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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PFamilyMiami, General Manager at theWit - A DoubleTree by Hilton, responded to this review, November 28, 2012
A Happy Holiday Season to all. We are thrilled to host and hear about great holiday, pre-holiday, business, event and leisure visits at theWit. Our team is highly committed to providing a first class, comfortable, enjoyable and personalized experience for each of our guests. We look forward to many first time and repeat visits in the new year.

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-Mark Shouger
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

I stayed at theWit this month and LOVED it. It was a great location with pristine rooms and excellent service. We walked to all major landmarks and easily jumped in a cab when the weather wasn't perfect. Sleep quality was excellent, no problems even in the heart of the city.

Everyone at the hotel was extremely friendly and accommodating - I wish that the trip would have been longer.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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GeneralManager201, Guest Relations Manager at theWit - A DoubleTree by Hilton, responded to this review, January 21, 2015
Dear Boggg3312,

Thank you for sharing your experience at theWit Hotel! We hope to see you back soon. Have a marvelous afternoon!

At your Service,

theWit Guest Relations Team
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

We just returned from a 2-night weekend stay. We were given a corner room with a nice big bathtub. While we soaked in the tub, we looked down on State Street: amazing. Rachel who checked us in was very friendly, and that was true of everyone. Every time we left the building, the valets wished us a nice time. The wait staff in State/Lake were nice too. You can't beat the location at State & Lake... easy walk to Michigan Ave and down State Street. We could hear the L-trains below us, but the noise didn't bother us when it came time to hitting the sheets. Comfortable bed. If you are noise sensitive, ask for a higher floor. We usually stay at the Palmer House or down the block at the Hilton Towers, but the WIT is nicer for the price. Enjoy!

Room Tip: Ask for a corner room, and the higher the better to avoid the L-train noise next to the hotel.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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GeneralManager201, Guest Relations Manager at theWit - A DoubleTree by Hilton, responded to this review, January 21, 2015
Dear FrequentflierUsa,

Thank you for sharing your experience at theWit Hotel! We hope to see you back soon. Have a marvelous afternoon!

At your Service,

theWit Guest Relations Team
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Address: 201 N. State Street, Chicago, IL 60601
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Location: United States > Illinois > Chicago > Downtown / The Loop
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#13 Spa Hotel in Chicago
#23 Green Hotel in Chicago
#32 Business Hotel in Chicago
#32 Luxury Hotel in Chicago
#33 Romantic Hotel in Chicago
#41 Family Hotel in Chicago
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — theWit - A DoubleTree by Hilton 4*
Number of rooms: 298
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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