We have visited this property on three occasions-----and absolutely loved it! First of all, the location is ideal. You can easily walk to the Michigan Avenue shops in the daytime, and fully enjoy the plethora of dining and dancing establishments in the evening---all within blocks distance. The rooms, of which we have seen 4 types, are beautifully decorated, often having balconies and fireplaces. The restaurant's food is delicious, but the service was slow and the cost pricey. I agree with a previous review that it is better to visit one of the many wonderful restaurants in the area versus eating here. We have enjoyed the bar, which is quaint and serves a good drink. Most of all, the staff is outstanding and makes you feel like you are a welcome part of their family.
With is service and location, the Waldorf is definitely a place to celebrate a special occasion. Treat yourself! The hotel is a tucked away gem!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The AAA Five-Diamond Waldorf Astoria Chicago(formerly The Elysian Hotel)is located in the heart of the prestigious Gold Coast neighborhood amognst the Magnificent Mile and Oak Street famed restaurants, retailers and lakefront. The award-winning 188-room hotel through innovative services and technologies, creates a new experience in luxury – energetic and fashion forward, warm and welcoming, and fresh and engaging. Amenities include a 14,000 square-foot spa & health club; 4,500 square feet of private event space; European-inspired bistro, Balsan; haute bar Bernard's. ... more less
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