My wife and I stayed in this hotel for three nights during a trip to Illinois in September 2012. My first comment is location, location, location. The hotel is on the river opposite Trump Tower. It is located between State St. and Michigan Ave. bridges and so makes most of the city's attractions accessible. Easy walking distance to the shopping hub of N. Michigan Ave., the night life of State St., Grant Park, Navy Pier and many, many restaurants. Gets a mix of business and tourist customers.
Service standards are what you expect in a hotel of this calibre and we had no complaints with any aspect of service. Reception staff are particularly helpful and knowledgeable.
The room we had (for which we paid a premium) had a fantastic view of the river and the bridges. It was a spacious room with a great shower room. Bed very comfortable and all towels and toiletries in keeping with the generally high standard.
Only real complaint is that the bar/restaurant is quite small and can be draughty. Menu a little limited but as breakfast was not included in our rate we could choose from the many local options.
My tip is to pre-book a room with a river view on an upper floor. You will pay a little more but believe me it is worth it.
- 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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