Our family - husband/wife, 20 year old daughter, 12 year old son just spent a long weekend at the hotel for the wedding of a sister. The wedding was held in the ballroom of the hotel on the top floor (39th). We got adjoining rooms, both of which were spacious.
Overall, the hotel did the job. The rooms were very spacious, as were the bathrooms. It seemed though that some corners were being cut. For example, the rooms did not include basic amenities which one would expect - no in-room safe and no refrigerator or minibar. In our room, the closet was located within the bathroom. Housekeeping service wasn't great. The hotel supplied toiletries - soaps and shampoo - were high quality. However, they weren't replace on a daily basis. By the third night, the soap in the shower was wearing pretty thin!
The hotel lacked a concierge which was a bit surprising for a place of this size and apparent caliber.
The hotel was great for the wedding ceremony and reception. The ballroom was a location for Bruce Wayne's room in the Batman movie. And there were great 360 degree views of the city form the ballroom. The catering was excellent from hors doevres to cocktails to main dinner.
A little lack of coordination on checking out. Called for our car and bellhop at the same time. After 30 minutes, needed to call again for bellhop; somehow fell through the cracks.
Location of the hotel was good, if you wish to walk around Michigan Avenue; probably a 5 to 10 minute walk from Water Tower Place.
- Also Known As:
- 71 Hotel Chicago
- Hotel 71 Chicago
- Hotel 71
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel 71 boasts an unrivalled location in the heart of the city--where the Chicago River and North Michigan Avenue meet. Fresh off a $20 million renovation, the hotel features a new lobby, 24-hour complimentary fitness and business centers, and Hoyt's--a new restaurant concept located on the lobby level of the hotel. This all-day dining venue features culinary delights inspired by Midwestern tastes and locally grown produce. Whether you're visiting Chicago for business or leisure purposes, you'll find yourself within minutes of your destination--the Loop, Michigan Avenue, Millennium Park, Navy Pier, the River North District and more. ... more less
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