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“Awesome weekend getaway” 5 of 5 stars
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Ivy Boutique Hotel
4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   233 E. Ontario St., Chicago, IL 60611 (Gold Coast)   |  
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Ranked #30 of 174 Hotels in Chicago
Forsyth, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
“Awesome weekend getaway”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

My wife and the kids took a weekend trip to chicago and we stayed at the IVY for 2 days. It is wonderfully located in the heart of downtown chicago with easy accessibility to all the restaurants and is less than 2 blocks from Michigan Ave. We stayed in Queen suite and it was spacious with contemporary minimalistic design. It felt like living in a small luxury 1 bedroom apt. The concierge Ilana was extremely helpful. My kids loved the TV built into the mirror. They also loved the cookies and truffle with the turndown service in the evening. The staff right from the general manager James to the maids and bellboy were extremely friendly and made you feel welcome. it is also reasonably priced for a hotel of this calibre and location in the heart of chicago. We were extremely pleased with our stay and will definitely return!

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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JamesCazares, General Manager at Ivy Boutique Hotel, responded to this review, March 12, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking a moment to comment on your experiences at the IVY Boutique Hotel. I'm happy to hear Ilana took such great care of you. We hope to see you again real soon!


Sincerely,

James Cazares
General Manager
T. 312.335.5444
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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
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

The Ivy is the only place my wife and I will stay in Chicago. As a former resident, and frequent visitor to the city, it has everything we like: clean, spacious rooms, affordable, multiple TVs and sitting areas in rooms, great access to Michigan Ave and Lakeshore, reasonably priced parking nearby, great rooftop bar, incredibly friendly staff. It is our home away from home!

  • Stayed January 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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JamesCazares, General Manager at Ivy Boutique Hotel, responded to this review, March 12, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for the kind words about our property, the IVY Boutique Hotel. We're honored to be called your "home away from home." We hope to welcome you back to the hotel in the near future!

Sincerely,

James Cazares
General Manager
T. 312.335.5444
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Chicago
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

My best friend and I were staying downtown for our annual ladies night. We both live in the suburbs now, but we lived in the city for many years, so we know it well. We like to try new places, so we decided to check out Ivy. I am so glad we did! We stayed in a queen suite. There were a lot of nice little touches in the room. There was a TV built into the mirror in the bathroom. The curtains opened and closed electronically by a switch on the wall. The layout of the room worked well, although there is no actual door between the living room and the bedroom, so if you are looking for that, this won't work for you. There was a Keurig coffee machine. The in-room mini-bar items were fairly reasonably priced (compared to other hotels), and it was quality merchandise. Another nice feature was the maid rang the doorbell (yes, there is a doorbell) for our turndown (don't have to ask for this). She brought little cookies and truffles with her and filled our ice bucket for us (there isn't an ice machine - you have to contact the desk for ice). There was also a complimentary glass of wine for each of us in downstairs because we booked directly through their website (it was either the same price or a little cheaper than all the other online sites). We decided to have our glass of wine before going to see our friend's show at Second City. The bartender was OUTSTANDING! I can't remember her name - it was an unusual name. She was fun and friendly. We eventually made our way back to her bar after the show and dinner. We were a little slow getting out the next morning, but after calling down to the desk, they told us it was no problem. I would definitely return! It is also a family run property, so I hope they can succeed!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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JamesCazares, General Manager at Ivy Boutique Hotel, responded to this review, March 12, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at the IVY Boutique Hotel on TripAdvisor. We are so glad that you and your friends enjoyed your time at the IVY. Thank you for the kind words about our staff and property and we hope to see again at the hotel!

Sincerely,

James Cazares
General Manager
T. 312.335.5444
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 hotel reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013 via mobile

My wife and I took a trip to Chicago. Hotel has great access to the Magnigicant Mile. Was glad we took the train as to avoid $45/day for parking. Not many amenities, and the mini bar items in the room were ridiculously priced.

Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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JamesCazares, General Manager at Ivy Boutique Hotel, responded to this review, March 12, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking a moment to comment about your recent stay at the IVY Boutique Hotel. We hope to see you again real soon!

Sincerely,

James Cazares
General Manager
T. 312.335.5444
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013 via mobile

My husband and I came to Chicago for a quick weekend away. We planned on seeing a show and being away from home. We stayed at Ivy Hotel for one night and it was perfect!! It was close enough to walk to dinner and the theater. The staff was very friendly and had great dining recommendations for us.

The room had all sorts of awesome amenities that just made it fun. My husband loved the tv in the bathroom mirror. The shower was amazing and the soaking tub was great. Overall it was a great experience that I can't wait to have again soon!

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 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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JamesCazares, General Manager at Ivy Boutique Hotel, responded to this review, February 8, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to share your experiences at the Ivy Boutique Hotel on TripAdvisor. I'm glad our staff was able to show you some great dining spots around the city. Hopefully we'll get to welcome you and your husband again, on your next visit to Chicago!

Sincerely,

James Cazares
General Manager
T. 312.335.5444
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

Not only is this place gorgeous, it has EXCELLENT customer service! Albert at the front desk makes you feel welcomed. The rooms/suites are clean and nicely put together. I am strongly considering staying longer than I'd initially planned.

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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JamesCazares, General Manager at Ivy Boutique Hotel, responded to this review, February 8, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking a moment to share your experience on TripAdvisor. Thank you for the kind words about our staff, I'll be happy to pass along that message to Albert. We hope to see you on your next visit to Chicago!

Sincerely,

James Cazares
General Manager
T. 312.335.5444
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Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

We stayed at the IVY on a Friday night recently, and were very pleased by the modern accommodations, friendly staff, and great location. We had drinks and a couple of delicious apps in their cozy little lounge area before heading out to dinner at one of the many fantastic restaurants within walking distance. The king suite was truly one of the nicer rooms we've stayed in, with an especially nice soaking tub and shower set up. We would definitely stay here again!

Room Tip: King Suite is worth the extra cost. The space and layout are great. Darkening curtains completely sh...
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  • Stayed January 2013, 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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JamesCazares, General Manager at Ivy Boutique Hotel, responded to this review, February 8, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to write about your experiences on TripAdvisor. We are so glad that you enjoyed our modern guestrooms, friendly staff, and our central location in Streeterville. We hope to get the opportunity to welcome you back in the near future!

Sincerely,

James Cazares
General Manager
T. 312.335.5444
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Additional Information about Ivy Boutique Hotel

Address: 233 E. Ontario St., Chicago, IL 60611
Location: United States > Illinois > Chicago > Gold Coast , Near North Side
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #30 of 174 Hotels in Chicago
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Ivy Boutique Hotel 4.5*
Number of rooms: 63
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Chicago's newest four star boutique hotel located just steps away from the Magnificent Mile on Michigan Ave, Chicago beaches, Navy Pier, and the restaurants of Streeterville. Experience IVY a Hotel like no other... Look to the IVY as your luxury boutique hotel experience in Chicago... Elegant, sophisticated, stylish, incredibly comfortable and quiet, the IVY is everything you’re looking for. The IVY Hotel offers distinguished and discreet personalized service. You'll find its sleek modern decor refined and understated, complemented by works of fine art from local artists. Each room and suite has been custom designed with functionality in mind. Soaring 16 floors high and with 63 rooms mostly composed of suites with your comfort in mind. Amenities at the IVY positively define luxury. ... more   less 
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