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“Modern, clean, and classy” 5 of 5 stars
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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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Ranked #41 of 177 Hotels in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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“Modern, clean, and classy”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

I've stayed at the Wit several times over the years and I've never left disappointed. The location is great. Chase and the rest of the staff are professional, friendly, and go out of their way to make you feel like your stay is their priority. The rooms are packed with higher quality fixtures and amenities. And you can't beat the modern and contemporary feel. The restaurant downstairs is fantastic, especially for breakfast. Room service was fast and reasonably priced. Another great stay and I look forward to future visits!

Stayed March 2014, traveled on business
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GeneralManager201, Guest Relations Manager at theWit - A DoubleTree by Hilton, responded to this review, March 8, 2014
Hi Jonathan B, Thank you for choosing theWit and for taking the time to post such a wonderful review about your experience. We are glad that you enjoy the location, the design and the high quality of the amenities of theWit Hotel Chicago. We will make sure to pass along your kind words to Chase and our staff. We hope to see you soon at theWit. Kindly, theWit Guest Relations
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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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Saint Louis, Missouri
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120 reviews 120 reviews
34 hotel reviews
Reviews in 51 cities Reviews in 51 cities
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Still young and snappy the Wit continues to be a great vibe location and the staff and service has IMPROVED with age. Not that they were bad, but the service and accommodating attitude is prolific throughout the hotel.

Birds still chirp in the clean halls while the rooms and bedding is well kept and fun. I asked to change from the south facing room (The L is too much on this side of the building) and the keys to a new room were promptly brought to me. Other requests were handled with ease and if someone did not know the answer they went and found out.

The State/Lake internal restaurant is perhaps one of the best in the city with respect to onsite locations. Creative, fresh, and great quality. Breakfast is phenomenal.

ROOF bar is over the top fun with updates since the opening as the "patio" is enclosed for the winter. The place just rocks on the weekend. NOTE, even on floor 23 you still know the ROOF bar (27th floor) is open on Friday or Saturday. DO NOT stay on 26th floor in my opinion. But I think the hotel is painfully aware of that limitation.

The WIT is wise with age.

Room Tip: Stay on the North side of the building, West or East facing rooms. Stay on floors 12-23 if possible...
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
    • 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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GeneralManager201, Guest Relations Manager at theWit - A DoubleTree by Hilton, responded to this review, March 8, 2014
Dear BillyTeddy, Thank you for taking the time to post such a great review of theWit Hotel Chicago. Our team constantly strives for such recognition and we are proud to share your comments with them. We are thrilled that your enjoyed State and Lake Chicago Tavern and ROOF on theWit elected "Top 3 Rooftop Bars in the World" by travel+leisure Magazine. Thanks again and we sincerely look forward to welcoming you back soon at theWit. Best, theWit Guest Relations
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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

I have stayed at this hotel twice now... I understand its too soon to say in general about the hotel. However to say the least my first experience was fabulous and this was the reason I came back. However the second experience was totally opposite. The staff wasn't as friendly, the cookie was cold, the food was very salty and the waiter was too busy to come for at least 20 minutes... don't know if it was because it was Friday... still its not excusable.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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GeneralManager201, Guest Relations Manager at theWit - A DoubleTree by Hilton, responded to this review, March 7, 2014
Dear ajcredit, Thank you for taking the time to post a review about theWit Hotel Chicago. We apologize for not exceeding your expectations and we are glad your experience was "fabulous" when you came the first time. I can assure you that your comments have been passed along to the appropriate members of the management staff as a reminder of our commitment to warm, approachable service. We welcome all our guests with a warm chocolate cookie and we are sorry that the one received was cold. Our new menu is SPE certified, which is a unique certification that defines a new way to eat by enhancing the nutritional quality of meals, without compromising taste. This food certification focuses on sustainability, health and exceptional taste. We are sincerely sorry that you did not enjoy it and that you had to wait more than usual. Thank you again and we hope to welcome you back soon. Kind regards, theWit Guest Relations.
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Portland, OR, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

A good location, comfortable rooms, updated, and good value. The staff was helpful and courteous without overdoing it. Restaurant food was wonderful. First floor bar/grill had a good vibe. top floor bar not to be missed. Nor is this hotel.

  • Stayed March 2014, 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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GeneralManager201, Guest Relations Manager at theWit - A DoubleTree by Hilton, responded to this review, March 7, 2014
Hi Janet R, Thank you for taking the time to review theWit Hotel Chicago. We are thrilled that you were able to enjoy our location as well as State and Lake Chicago Tavern and ROOF lounge on the 27th floor. Our staff will be excited to read your kind words. Thank you so much. Your feedback is appreciated and important to us. We welcome you to stay at theWit Hotel Chicago again, soon. Warm regards, theWit Guest Relations
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Atlanta, Georgia
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165 reviews 165 reviews
29 hotel reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
180 helpful votes 180 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

We stayed at the Wit last June and had a very pleasant experience. Modern lobby, clean/modern rooms, and ours had a great view of Chicago. Close to lots of shopping options, next to the theatre district, close to Millenium Park, and the Riverwallk, which is a nice way to get to the Navy Pier/Lake Michigan, about a mile and a half away. Checked out the spectacular rooftop bar/club and it looked like a great place to have drink, meet people or dance the night away. Throw in a few of those awesome Doubletree cookies and you've got everything you'd need for a great getaway.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 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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GeneralManager201, Guest Relations Manager at theWit - A DoubleTree by Hilton, responded to this review, March 5, 2014
Hi ATLBob,
We are thrilled you enjoyed your stay at theWit Hotel Chicago and hope to see you back soon. Kind regards, theWit Guest Relations
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Madison, Wisconsin
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16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 39 cities Reviews in 39 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Got a good weekend rate in February. The rooms are typical downtown Chicago, a bit small and otherwise undistinguished, except you can count on the comfortable Hilton type beds. Considered booking there again in a few months but the rates are much, much higher, and not sure they are warranted with other good options nearby. The location is convenient, on State and near Michigan Avenue, just a block from the river.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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GeneralManager201, Guest Relations Manager at theWit - A DoubleTree by Hilton, responded to this review, March 3, 2014
Hi Italyvacationer2010,
We are glad that you enjoyed the comfortable Sweet Dreams bedding at theWit Hotel Chicago, a Conde Nast "Best in the World" property located at the epicenter of downtown Chicago. Our rates in the summer are comparable to other AAA four-diamond, boutique properties in the area, however we do apologize if they do not meet your expectations. We hope you will reconsider and visit theWit Hotel Chicago again in the future. Best regards, theWit Guest Relations
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Atlanta, Georgia
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

I stayed one night here for a business trip and thought it was a great experience. When you walk in the door you can tell it's going to be a trendy boutique hotel experience.

The rooms were spacious with excellent views! My room has a view of the river and skyline. The bathroom was modern and had a glass shower and large bathtub. I wish the bathroom had more light. In the morning it was a little dim putting on my makeup.

I should point out that this hotel is literally right night to the the L. That makes it convenient for travelers but not so great for noise. The trains are loud and in the morning they are very frequent. I was on the 22nd floor and could still hear them clearly. But on the flip side, the location is amazing. You're walking distance from the river, Lake Shore Drive, shopping, restaurants, etc.

Another thing to keep in mind is that if you drive to theWit, you must valet your vehicle. And parking a vehicle overnight cost $50! Ouch! I thought it was a little steep especially when you're already paying to stay at the hotel.

I went up and tried the rooftop bar. It was very trendy and the service was great. Just know that drink prices are pretty steep and it's aimed at a young crowd. The lighting is dim and the music is loud. But it was fun to spend some time checking out the view.

I will definitely consider staying at this hotel in the future!

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled on business
    • 4 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, March 3, 2014
Hi cchikergirl,
Thank you for taking the time to post such a thorough review of theWit Hotel Chicago. We are glad that you enjoyed the design, stunning views and amenities of our hotel and guest rooms. Unfortunately, theWit does not own a parking garage and subcontracting these services means our guests are subject to the rates of downtown Chicago. We do provide some alternative parking garages located closeby on our website, which have lower rates. Thank you for understanding and we hope to see you back again soon at theWit Hotel Chicago. Kindly, theWit Guest Relations
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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:
#11 Spa Hotel in Chicago
#27 Romantic Hotel in Chicago
#28 Luxury Hotel in Chicago
#28 Business Hotel in Chicago
#48 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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