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theWit - A DoubleTree by Hilton
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   201 N. State Street, Chicago, IL 60601   |  
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“Fancy Trendy Well Located Hotel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

A modern “boutiquey” hotel well located right in the middle of action, with very good public transportation options. Review based on a one night stay in April (background of spending 80+ nights per year in different hotels around the globe).

Location:
“L” Stake/Lake station right next to the hotel. Far too many things to do within a walking distance, either in the Loop or just across the river.

Room:
Had a regular room in 19th floor which was quite sizable, certainly enough for a single traveler like me. The décor was modern. Room was very clean, no signs of usage anywhere.

Nice views to State St and “L” tracks with also the river visible. One of those hotel rooms where you don’t need to open the TV, just look out of the window and enjoy the views!

Some noise from the corridor, unsurprisingly more noise from the “L” since it is literally located under the window. Nothing too disturbing though but a light sleeper could have an issue.

A bottle of complimentary water (even two) would be nice, though.

Etc:
Quick & efficient check-in with the signature warm cookie.

The complimentary HHonors breakfast was basically a “To Go” thing with muffins, fruit and coffee. So better than nothing but that’s about it.

Would I return there?
Yeah, why not. A nice hotel in a very good location

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013 via mobile

Stayed here for 5 nights in late April 2013 and was not disappointed. The food downstairs, upstairs, room service and for conference functions was excellent. Variety of juices, soft drinks, teas, smoothies etc did not disappoint. Conveniently located just a 5 minute walk away from Millennium Park and and easy 5 minutes or so in the other direction to the Magnificent Mile on North Michigan Ave. In the heart of the theatre area, loads of restaurants and bars for all tastes and budgets with a Walgreens concept store one block away -- liquors and delifoods on floor 1, traditional drug store on floor 2.

The gym was clean and also had a small yoga and stretching room. Treadmills, elipticals and free weights. And the ROOFTop bar is the number one bar in the Midwest at night -- although pricey for drinks -- and one of the Top 3 in the world, allegedly.

Rooms were good but nothing outstanding ... but who cares, it's Chicago, lots of things to do in North America's third largest city.

Service from everyone I encountered was stellar, cabs always available out front and most things like the United Centre, McCormack Place etc just a $15 ride away. Also right at State/Lake loop and subway stations. I would have no hesitation in returning, and most likely will.

Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
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Downers Grove
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

Fantastic property in Chicago! First class everything - food, drink, rooms and views are perfect....and if you haven't been to ROOF, you need to this summer - beautiful sky and people!!!! Walk to Lou Mitchell's for breakfast the morning after ROOF!

  • Stayed April 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013 via mobile

I stayed here for a 2 week trial at the beginning of September. The hotel was fantastic about helping coordinate shipping and delivery of over 15 boxes of exhibits (not to mention loading and unloading the boxes every day into a cab for me to get them to the courthouse). I had a lot of random issues and requests over the course of the 2 weeks and EVERYONE at that hotel, without exception, did everything possible to help me get what I needed. I just can't say enough good things about the friendly, professional, and helpful staff, from the front desk, to the room service waiter, to the maids. They also have excellent food you can order from room service (get the burger!) which I used a lot of due to time constraints. The Hotel is in a great location for anything you want to do in Chicago. There is an L stop literally next door but there are also so many great restaurants and attractions within walking distance. I would never stay at any other hotel when visiting Chicago.

  • Stayed September 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, April 22, 2013
Thank you for visiting and making theWit your home for your important business needs in the heart of Chicago. We are thrilled that you were so thrilled, and we will share your kind words with our team. The team, here, truly is what makes theWit More Experience Than Hotel and a great place to visit (and to work) every day. We will all eagerly await your repeat visit(s).

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theWit TEAM
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Miami, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

I would stay here anytime in Chicago, but preferably in the summer when they open the rooftop bar's roof. What a cool place. Nice big rooms, state of the art modern bathrooms, great location. Breakfast was great in the State and Lake Tavern off the lobby. But don't miss the roof, its supposedly the hottest place in town. Wow.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
    • 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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Waterford, Michigan, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

I have stayed at this hotel here several times, since 2011 and have always had a good experience. It's a nice, well maintained, hotel with good service. It's extremely convenient if you plan to see a show at the Chicago Theater.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
    • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

Arrived at the Wit via cab after a 30 minute ride from OHare. The door men were nice, but kind of pre occupied by all else on the bust street. The front desk personel were properly attentive, but offered little in terms of information beyond what I asked. Safe and secure entry to each floor is via key access. Each door has three locks so I felt safe int he room. The bathroom was clean, but the decor is somewhat dated and certainly out of line with the rate per room. The place needs to be cleaned and updated. Towels, finel but rough. Plenty of hot water, bed linens nice, soft. Plenty of electrical outlets, places to plug in. Overall fine in the room. The best part of the whole experience was the rooftop restaurant and bar. Beautiful view and great service.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 201 N. State Street, Chicago, IL 60601
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Location: United States > Illinois > Chicago
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:
#11 Spa Hotel in Chicago
#20 Business Hotel in Chicago
#21 Luxury Hotel in Chicago
#25 Family Hotel in Chicago
#28 Romantic Hotel in Chicago
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — theWit - A DoubleTree by Hilton 4*
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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