We had stayed at theWit about 20 months ago, and really enjoyed it. For what it's worth I am a Hilton Honors member with a medium level of status. The upstairs lounge was very unique the first visit, nice place for a drink to end the day (though always pricey, but OK for a drink or 2). We just stayed there again, and have to say it was not overall as good of experience. The front desk staff was still good, the rooms are fine and aging as you would expect. However some of the other experiences, especially in the lounge, were not. They have changed to lounge to more of a nightclub feel, so it's not as good of place just to sit and look at the skyline. The service from the wait staff was very poor, the server didn't seem to care if we were there or not. It took them 10+ minutes to swing by our table for the original order, And I notice on the bill they added to the tip when it hit my credit card. I had left a lower tip than the normal 20% because the service was well below average. When the bill hit the credit card they had upped the total $8 from the original $30 ($3 dollar tip originally in the $30). So she padded her tip. It's not worth my time to chase it down, but be aware if you go up there.
Overall it's still a decent hotel. But the rooftop experience, which really made the place unique, has changed for the worse. Better options now in the area.
- 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